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NURS 2313
Basic Nursing Skills
Three semester hours, 3 hours simulated clinical lanb
This 3-credit hour laboratory course provides an introduction to the psychomotor skills involved in providing basic nursing care to a culturally diverse population. Students are exposed to a variety of psychomotor skills applicable to nursing and other disciplines, such as body mechanics, vital signs, patient transport, range of motion exercises, hot and cold therapies, hygiene, skin and wound care, medication administration, dosage calculations and cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR). In addition, through laboratory and clinical assignments, students gain competence in nursing techniques, including comfort measures, positioning and transporting, asepsis and sterile procedures, and therapeutic modalities related to preoperative and postoperative care. Students will be expected to apply critical thinking to their mastery of basic nursing skills. To earn credit, this course must be completed with a grade of “C” or better. (Advanced standing for Registered Nurses; opportunities for challenge exams available for active currently licensed vocational or practical nurses.) (Formerly NURS 2413)

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