6 Credits, 15 Contacts

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of providing nursing care for adult clients having common health care needs. Objectives are met through classroom theory and activities, a short period of directed learning activities in the Nursing Skills laboratory, and assignments in clinical agencies. The nursing process is emphasized in classroom theory and in the practical application of client care. A caring attitude and sensitivity to the client’s unique cultural, ethnic, and age-related needs are considered. Clinical experience in health care agencies is provided. Clients are assigned and their care supervised by instructors from the College. Provision is made for post-conferences which reinforce the learning process.

Prerequisite: Completion of first semester Level I courses: NUR 104, NUR 109, BIO 212