2018-2019 Catalog 
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2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

VNSG 1304 - Foundations of Nursing

3 Credits (3 hrs. lec.) Introduction to the nursing profession including history, standards of practice, legal and ethical issues, and the role of vocational nurse. Topics include mental health, therapeutic communication, cultural and spiritual diversity, nursing process and holistic awareness. Prerequisite:  College Level Readiness in Reading AND Writing; College Level Readiness in Math; Program Admission; BIOL 2404 .
Course Outcomes
1 - Identify roles and legal, ethical, and professional responsibilities of a vocational nurse as a member of the health care team in a variety of health care settings.
2 - Identify characteristics of a therapeutic nurse/patient relationship.
3 - Examine positive nurse/patient mental health practices emphasizing cultural and spiritual diversity.
4 - Relate the history of nursing to the present day.
5 - Describe the components of the nursing process.