Fundamentals of Nursing Practice
Introduces theories, principles and concepts relative to basic fundamental nursing practice. Students utilize concepts and content taught in the arts and sciences, including health assessment, to begin developing critical thinking skills and nursing care planning in accordance with the nursing process. Psychomotor and interpersonal communication skills are taught, along with principles of safety and infection control using evidence based practice concepts. Students learn and practice psychomotor skills in the nursing laboratory prior to performance in the clinical agency to which they are assigned. Prerequisites: Must meet all nursing progression requirements.