NR 223 Introduction to Professional Nursing I (5)
This course introduces the core concepts and clinical skills that prepare students for beginning nursing practice. Principles of critical thinking as they relate to problem solving, written and oral communication, and beginning clinical decision-making are emphasized. Clinical experience begins in the College skills laboratory and continues in health care agencies where faculty provide individualized as well as group instruction. (Three-hour lecture, six-hour Clinical Lab.) Prerequisites: Anatomy & Physiology I & II; Chemistry 220; Biochemistry or equivalent.