NUR 192 Introductory Nursing Process Clinical I (2 credits)

This course provides an opportunity for the student to apply theory and skills mastered to date while familiarity with the hospital environment, equipment, and personnel is achieved. The student will utilize the nursing process and collaborate with the instructor to plan for the care of one hospitalized adult patient in an acute care setting. The student will seek out the instructor for guidance and assistance as appropriate and will maintain hospital and nursing standards. Additionally, the student will assume accountability for their own learning, their assessment findings and the patient care they provide to achieve clinical proficiency at Level 1. The student will complete a self-evaluation after each clinical day consider their performance and the quality of the patient care they provided. Students will spend a total of 56 hours over an eight week time period in clinical practice activities; in addition, students will be expected to spend substantial time to prepare for and follow up after each clinical day. Prerequisite: Matriculation in Nursing.