Nursing Fundamentals with Lab & Medical Terminology / 240 clock hours
This course lays the foundation for the student learner to begin to acquire the skills to adequately care for the physical, psychosocial, and emotional needs of the client based on the nursing process and evidence-based practice. The course reviews fundamental nursing principles, skills, and assessment techniques while enabling the student to begin his/her development as a practical nurse. Students will explore human growth and development throughout the life-cycle including physical, psychosocial and emotional development from newborn to the older adult. A comprehensive review of the relationship between balanced nutrition and health maintenance and prevention will be included in this course. Theory, laboratory and clinical experiences are integrated throughout the Fundamentals of Nursing course. Anticipating the holistic need and cultural diversity of the individual is included.