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Introduction to Health Concepts (NPRO 1000)

Total Credits: 8
Lecture Credits: 4
Lab Credits: 4

Description: This course focuses on nursing care for health promotion and disease prevention and acquiring knowledge regarding caring for elderly with chronic variations in health. You will understand the role of the professional nurse and practice provision of care and health promotion of adults and elderly. You will understand and utilize the nursing process to facilitate critical thinking, therapeutic communication, and growth and development theory in a caring and culturally congruent environment. Must be taken A-F.

Topical Outline:
1. Communication
2. Diversity
3. Mobility
4. Professional behaviors
5. Safety
6. Tissue Integrity

Learning Outcomes:
1. Recognize professional and therapeutic communication techniques with patients, families, and the healthcare team.
2. Explain factors that contribute to the development of self-knowledge and self-care practices for a specific population.
3. Demonstrate implementation of nursing process with focus on utilizing safe behaviors.
4. Describe principles of evidence-based practice in the provision of nursing care.
5. Practice collaboration within the scope of the nursing discipline to help patients achieve health goals.
6. Construct an awareness of personal values, attitudes, behaviors, and beliefs essential to professional nursing.

Prerequisites:  Admission to the Professional Nursing Program. Placement into ENGL 1110 or completion of ENGL 0900 or ENGA 0900 or ESOL 0051
Co-requisites:  ENGL 1110