Prerequisites: 69:152.

This course will examine the theory and practice of nursing emphasizing aspects of the practice of psychiatric nursing in settings where general nursing care is an essential element of health. The student will learn skills and concepts related to infection control, aseptic technique and wound management, hygiene, environment, safety, mobility/immobility, nutrition, elimination, oxygenation, vital signs, and reporting and documentation. The opportunity to practice selected basic nursing skills related to these concepts will take place in the laboratory.

31/2 lecture hours per week, 3 laboratory hours per week , one term

Successors: 69:251, 69:252, 69:253, 69:255.

Transfer Equivalents: Look up 69:153 in the BU Course Transfer Database.