NUR 1200 Foundations of The Nursing Profession

The content focuses on nursing as a profession within varied settings, integrating personal philosophy, legal principles, and ethical accountability. The nursing process and the Clinical Judgment Model are introduced as the foundation for the development of critical thinking skills. An approach to goal oriented communication is utilized in promotion, protection, and maintenance of health. These skills are blended to assist the student in providing individuals, families, or groups with health education within various community settings. Cultural diversity is introduced as a consideration in providing the learner with health care knowledge based on varied values and personal belief systems. Holistic wellness and health restoration across the life span is introduced with a focus on health assessment, principles of asepsis, basic human needs, perioperative nursing and basic wound care. Principles of pharmacology are introduced including pharmacokinetics, fundamentals of drug therapy, and pharmacology across the lifespan. Specific medication classifications covered include herbal and over the counter medications, pain, anti infectives, antibacterial, and anti inflammatory agents. Campus lab experiences enhance development of dexterity and proficiency of nursing skills. Supervised practice in the clinical area provides students opportunities to implement critical thinking, therapeutic nursing skills, communication skills, and care management in providing patient care.




This course is part of a Limited Admissions Program; registration in this course requires admission to the program -Must be completed prior to taking this course.


NUR 1100 -Must be taken at the same time as this course.