Fundamentals of Nursing I and II
introduces the student to the patient’s basic human needs and provides the student with the necessary principles and basic nursing skills to meet these needs while developing the initial competencies required for all the other aspects of clinical nursing. The student is presented with basic communication skills necessary to develop effective interpersonal relationships. The ethical and legal responsibilities of the practical nursing student are also integrated throughout the course. Providing safe, individualized basic nursing care to promote optimal self-care for the patient is emphasized through the concepts of the nursing process.