Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Catalog [Archived] 
2022-2023 Catalog [Archived] [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 143 - Introduction to Nursing

2 units
2 hours lecture
Prerequisite: ENGL 1A  and MATH 150  or MATH 150H  or equivalent and PSYC 116  or concurrent enrollment with a minimum grade of C in all prerequisites 
Credit, degree applicable
Transfer CSU

In this introductory course, students will examine the professional nurse’s role and responsibilities in healthcare settings. Students will study the Nursing Program’s philosophy which encompasses Maslow’s and Kalish’s Hierarchy of Human Needs and Watson’s Theory of Human Caring. The students will apply and evaluate the impact of the nursing process when researching care of the patient with biophysical health conditions under the four domains of patient care which includes professional nursing, health, illness, and the healthcare environment. Specific emphasis will be placed on application of the nursing process, critical thinking, therapeutic communication, cultural, development, and diversity.

(formerly Nursing 145)

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