NRS 100 – Nursing Success Seminar

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  NRS 100 Nursing Success Seminar

Credit Hours:  2.0             Contact Hours:  2.0          Lecture:  2.0       Labs:  0.0              Clinical: 0.0

Prerequisites:  Grades of “C” or better in ENG 101, BIO 121 & CHM 101 and/or admission into the Nursing Program

Co-requisites:  NRS 107                                                 Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: The nursing success seminar is an introductory course designed to prepare the nursing student for academic success by combining independent study, selected clinical simulations, and seminar discussions to enhance critical thinking in the nursing process. This course reviews basic concepts from foundations of nursing, care of the adult patient, and the nursing process and emphasizes test-taking skills. The three-dimensional matrix of clinical practice competencies, critical thinking skills, and caring is explored through continuing themes of growth and development, alterations in pathophysiology, multicultural sensitivity, therapeutic communication, client advocacy, teaching, legal and ethical standards, nutrition, pharmacotherapeutics, psychomotor skill competencies, and self assessment. Client responses to disruptions in wellness states are included as well.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students will do the following:

  1. describe and utilize appropriate academic success skills; and
  2. study and strengthen nursing skills and content learned in co-requisite courses