This course will focus on the nurse’s role in health assessment, health maintenance, and health promotion across the life span. Students are introduced to basic principles, skills, and concepts of nursing practice. A structured campus laboratory setting assists students in learning technical skills. Students will begin to integrate the roles of the Associate Degree Nurse as provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing through classroom, laboratory and hospital and community experiences. (Fall and Spring Semester – Day and Evening)

Three classroom hours and six clinical/laboratory hours per week.