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2015-2016 Archived Catalog 
2015-2016 Archived Catalog

NRSG-101 Foundations of Nursing

Credits 8 / 4 Contact Hours
Prerequisite: Must place at college level reading on the MCC placement test or a minimum score of 20 on the reading portion of the ACT or successfully complete RDNG-030 , ACLT-075 , ACLT-076  or ENGL-100 . Co-requisite: NRSG-101C , NRSG-101L  and NRSG-101M   Pre- or Co-requisite: AHLT-112  
Foundations of Nursing is the first course in the clinical sequence of the Nursing program. It is composed of three interrelated components: theory skills and medication labs and clinical. This is the theory component. This course will introduce the student to the essential elements of the practice of nursing. It provides the basic foundation upon which all areas of nursing are built. The nursing process will be introduced and applied to adult clients having functional health problems with safety immobility elimination oxygenation nutrition sleep impaired skin integrity sensory perception alteration loss/ grief sexuality and spirituality. The concepts of wellness-illness developmental stages of the adult client and the roles of the nurse will be discussed. Normal cognitive and physiologic changes of aging and the care of the geriatric client will also be covered.