NM 122 - Introduction to Professional Nursing
This course provides the foundation for professional nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on wellness and physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual factors, which contribute to the well-being of individual patients across the life span. The application of the nursing process and clinical decision making are explored. Recognition and development of therapeutic communication within the patient nurse relationship is introduced.
This course also prepares the student to perform a comprehensive health assessment of physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual variables of individual patients across the life span. Interviewing and documentation skills related to the comprehensive health assessment are developed. In addition to assessment, a focus on the theoretical basis for selected nursing skills and the development of the student’s psychomotor ability to perform these skills is emphasized. Semester Credit Hours 6.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 120.00 Prerequisites: SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisites: None.