NU 254: Foundations of Nursing I

Class Program
Credits 5.0

This course will socialize students to the nursing profession and introduce them to foundational knowledge and competencies necessary for nursing. The course focuses on integrating critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and professional standards such as values, ethics, and legal responsibilities. This course emphasizes the fundamental concepts of caring, communication, the nursing process, and technical nursing skills including integration of health assessment concepts and competencies.  This course is designed as a foundation for subsequent nursing courses and a bridge between the natural and social sciences and nursing. This course includes a clinically focused simulation lab where students will get to explore the fundamental concepts and engage in hands-on learning opportunities to facilitate understanding and application of the foundational skills necessary to develop clinical judgment and provide safe, quality nursing care.