2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

NU 205/205L Foundations of Professional Nursing

This course introduces the student to the profession of nursing. The student builds upon foundational knowledge from the liberal arts, sciences, and humanities and applies this to the course content using the nursing process. The metaparadigm of nursing is presented in conjunction with the University’s mission and organizing framework. Students are introduced to the concepts of caring-healing health promotion, disease injury/prevention, effective intraprofessional communication, and demonstration of the teaching/learning process as part of patient-centered care. Skills basic to nursing practice, safety, documentation, and regulatory guidelines that influence nursing practices are presented. Laboratory and simulated experiences are coordinated to offer the student practical experience with selected patients in providing basic nursing care in a professional caring manner. Students will demonstrate effective use of available technologies to assess and monitor patient care.

A prerequisite to NU 210, NU 215, and NU 310

Credits

3

Prerequisite

BI126/127 Nursing Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, BI128/129 Nursing Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab, CH 117/119 General Organic & Biochemistry: An Overview with Lab, and MA 105 Mathematical Applications for Health Sciences