NU 250: Nursing Fundamentals

Class Program
Credits 4
This course introduces the student to holistic nursing theory and concepts and explains how nursing practice interacts with society. Students are introduced to basic medical-surgical nursing concepts and skills with an emphasis on adults with common health conditions. Nursing process serves as the basis for assessing, diagnosing, planning, implementing, and evaluating care in both the laboratory and clinical settings. Students address care in various settings and the privilege of becoming a professional nurse. Students are introduced to the critical role of the American Nurses Association and specialty nursing organizations in setting high standards for professional nursing practice.