NUR 110 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing

The initial course in the nursing curriculum is designed as an introduction to nursing through historical development and current trends. Students in this basic course examine the organizational framework of the nursing program with focus on Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing. The concepts of the nursing process, Health/Illness Continuum, Teaching/Learning, Role of the Nurse, Scientific Rationale, Interpersonal Skills, Ethical/Legal Implications, and Basic Pharmacokinetics are discussed. The roles of the Associate Degree Nurse are examined in light of healthcare trends. The Nursing 110 course includes instruction and practice in basic care skills necessary to care for adult patients. A portion of the course involves independent study of medical terminology and drug/solutions. Skills include measurement, evaluation, and recording of vital signs; general hygiene; body mechanics; comfort and safety measures; physical assessment, and prevention of hazards of immobility. Concepts of sterile technique are presented with wound care and urinary catheterization. Practice hours are scheduled in the nursing skills lab. After successful completion of skill evaluation in the laboratory setting, the student is assigned to care for selected patients in the clinical area.




Admission to the Nursing Program


BIO 220, ENG 101


Fall and Spring


4 HOURS (2-1.3-0.7); AASN