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NS1030 - Foundations of Nursing Practice - 8 Credits

This course introduces the associate degree nursing student to the principles and psychomotor skills necessary to provide holistic and culturally congruent nursing care for clients across the lifespan, with the focus on adults and older adults, in a variety of community and acute-care settings. Health promotion and maintenance principles are incorporated throughout this course. Emphasis is placed on use of the nursing process, critical thinking skills, and psychosocial and cultural care in providing client care. Students are provided faculty-guided theory and laboratory experiences as well as faculty-supervised open laboratory time in order to develop competence and confidence in the performance of nursing skills. (60 hours theory, 40 hours lab)

Prerequisite: SC1201, SC1370, NS1010, and NS1020; (NS1030 and NS1031 must be taken concurrently)

Delivery: on campus