This course provides the selected knowledge and skills necessary to meet the basic self-care needs of the assigned client in both long-term and acute care settings. It focuses on application of the nursing process in the care of clients with self-care deficits and emphasizes data collection and the role of the practical nurse in the recognition, description, and maintenance of health. Orem’s self-care deficit theory is integrated into practical application during lectures and in NUR 0111. Additional topics include the roles of various healthcare team members, concepts of effective communication, and effective maintenance of a safe and therapeutic environment.
School of Nursing and Health Professions
5 hours of lecture per week