NUR 180 Fundamental Competencies in Nursing Process (1 credit)

This level 1 nursing course introduces the concepts essential for applying human needs theory in the clinical setting at the novice level. Concepts stressed are: an effective approach to learning; the role of the nurse within the health care system; problem solving/introduction to the Nursing Process; and introduction to human needs theory. Students will also begin to utilize and apply critical thinking skills; use of technology and informatics; therapeutic communication skills; diversity awareness and a professional identity. Demonstration of the application of these concepts in the clinical setting is a requirement of NUR 180. The final grade in NUR 180 is dependent on successful completion of all Level 1 requirements. Time required for completion of this course is dependent on the individual learner; however, it is expected that students will spend at least 45 hours in study and classroom activity. Prerequisite: Matriculation in Nursing.