Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2017-2018

HSC-189 Introduction to Nursing (4.00)

Focuses on professional role development of the student nurse. Emphasizes five modules: the nursing profession, health care competencies, health care delivery, skills and care planning. Reviews the nursing profession, history, current trends and future of nursing, influences on the profession, educational tracks, professional nursing organizations, and legal/ethical concerns. Develops basic understanding of health care competencies through implementation of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) and Quality and Safety in Nursing Education (QSEN) competencies. Introduces health care delivery concepts including systems, policy and finance, reform, health care disparities, global health, health promotion, informatics and patient education. Introduces skills including medical terminology, professional writing skills, therapeutic communication and care planning. Credits: 4, Hours: (3/2/0/0), Prereq: minimum C in ENG-105, ENG-106 or ENG-120; minimum B- in BIO-168 within last 5 years; program GPA 2.

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