Family/Community Nursing I
Prerequisites: NURS 101, NURS 102, BIOL 203, BIOL 204. Adult, child and infant CPR certification. This course builds upon the skills, abilities and knowledge developed in Nursing 101 and Nursing 102. The student will learn interpersonal, technical, and cognitive skills related to individualized nursing care of gynecological clients and children from birth through adolescence, and clients in the community. Learning activities are planned to develop the student's ability to think critically, to reason and form judgments, to assess, analyze and resolve client-centered problems. The roles of nurse as provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession are further developed with increased complexity of client's needs. Clinical experiences are correlated with theory by selection of clients in acute care settings and home care. The student is expected to demonstrate competency of selected nursing skills in the Nursing Lab. Four class hours and twelve clinical laboratory hours weekly for seven weeks.