NUR 220 Application of Competencies in Nursing Process (1 credit)

This course introduces the concepts essential for applying Level 2 human needs theory in the clinical setting. The five phases of the nursing process are studied individually, cultural and spiritual differences are explored, and basic concepts of growth and development are studied. Students will continue to apply critical thinking skills, use of technology, communication skills, and understanding of professional integrity in caring for patients throughout the life span from life to death. The concepts of loss of health and life are introduced. 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 for theory and procedure components. Demonstration of the application of these concepts in the clinical setting is a requirement of NUR 220. The final grade in NUR 220 is dependent on successful completion of all Level 2 requirements. Prerequisite: Matriculation in Nursing.