2018-2019 Catalog 
    Jul 18, 2024  
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


3 Units 3 hours lecture
Transfers: CSU
Prerequisite: BIO 11, 12, 15, with a grade of “C” or better, completion of ENG 1A or ENG 1AH, and official admission to the nursing program
Corequisite: N 170 Lab
Limitation: Official admission to the nursing program.
Recommended Preparation: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in N160 and 165 with a grade of “C” or better
Provides the theoretical base for application of the nursing process at a beginning level. The focus is on providing patient centered care in the adult medical-surgical and community settings. Knowledge of the nursing practice and professional standards, evidence based practice, safety and quality improvement, nursing informatics and effective collaboration with health care team members are introduced. Principles of physical and psychosocial assessment, pharmacology and nutrition, professional and therapeutic communication, and health teaching are emphasized. The following concepts are integrated: diversity among US cultural groups, geriatric nursing, disease process and illness prevention, restorative care, end of life care, and the values and attitudes required of the professional registered nurse.