NUR 109 Fundamentals of Nursing

8 Credit Hours • 210 Contact Hours (30 Lecture, 90 Lab, 90 Clinical Lab)

Prerequisite: Permission of program director. BIO 201, BIO 202, BIO 204, ENG 121, PSY 235

NUR 109 introduces the fundamental concepts necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to a diverse patient population while integrating legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. Introduces caring, critical thinking, the nursing process, quality improvement, and communication used when interacting with patients and members of the interdisciplinary team, and relates evidence-based nursing practice. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and a variety of clinical settings providing care to stable patients with common health alterations.