HSC-189 Introduction to Nursing (4.00)

Kirkwood Community College

Kirkwood Community College Credit Catalog 2018-2019

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; either 30 on ALEKS, or 19 on ACT Math, or minimum C in the math course recommended by lower placement score; minimum B- in BIO-168 within last 5 years; program GPA 2.5; program conference within 2 years of attempt to register; less than 15 remaining prerequisite credits including in-progress classes; CNA, LPN or HSP; if not a native English speaker, TOEFL score 86 or higher; Coreq: none; Arts & Sciences Elective Code: B; Comments: CNA or HSP required. HSC-189 must be taken within two semesters of admission to PN technical.

Contents