VNSG 1204 (2 Credit Hours)
Offered at ECC
Foundations of Nursing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Admission to the program and "C" grade or better in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, ENGL 1301, and SPCH 1311 or SPCH 1315.
Course Description: Introduction to the nursing profession including history, standards of practice, legal and ethical issues, and role of the vocational nurse. Topics include mental health, therapeutic communication, cultural and spiritual diversity, nursing process, and holistic awareness. This course introduces the role of the vocational nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of the health care team, and member of the profession within a legal/ethical framework. (2 Lec.)