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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NU 102 - Overview of Nursing

Credit Hours: 2

This is an introductory course on the development, issues and perspectives of nursing. The course will examine and promote those qualities which help a person become successful in the profession of nursing. The course is designed to define culture and illness, identify healthcare systems in today’s society, and the function of the various healthcare providers as members of the healthcare team.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  • define health and illness as it relates to nursing practice;
  • define the concept of nursing;
  • describe the role of the health care team;
  • identify the changes that are occurring in nursing;
  • relate the concepts of cultural diversity to the practice of nursing;
  • describe the various educational routes to licensure and various levels of nursing practice;
  • identify and discuss ethical and moral issues in nursing today;
  • identify the principles of communication;
  • identify library and multi-media as resource tools;
  • describe strategies to help nursing students to minimize and manage stress;
  • explore ways of demonstrating critical thinking; and
  • identify health/community resources available in the nursing program.

F/S (C, N)