This is the introductory course for the Professional Nursing Program. Content includes: physical assessment, patient interviewing, documentation, nursing process, and critical thinking used in delivery of nursing care. Students will be introduced to basic therapeutic and interpersonal communication skills. Nursing procedures and skills will be introduced. Opportunities to practice competencies and skills will be provided in the care of patients across the life span utilizing clinical hours. Students will be introduced to the Missouri Nurse Practice Act, legal, cultural, spiritual, and ethical issues related to the practice of nursing.
This course introduces the student to systems of metric, household, and apothecary measurement; abbreviation; symbols; and math for medicines. Clinical experience for this course is provided by the direct care in the clinical experiences of ADN-RN 101. Content includes: basic procedures and skills of medication administration, as well as basic information concerning pharmacology of the most common drugs utilized in healthcare.