NURS 101Y Nursing Care of the Adult Client Skills Lab • 1 Cr.


A variety of acute care nursing skills provide baseline competency prior to entry into acute care clinical facilities. Students learn hands-on nursing skills and have the opportunity to practice and perform demonstrations. Prerequisite: N100X, N100Y, N100Z.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify normal and abnormal cardiac rhythms called dysrhythmias.
  • Demonstrate the collection of selected specimens and assist with diagnostic procedures.
  • Demonstrate sterile technique in the catheterization of a male or female, using a straight or indwelling catheter.
  • Trouble-shoot and care for a client with an indwelling catheter and continuous urinary drainage systems.
  • Set up a sterile field in preparation for a bedside intervention.
  • Apply a wet-to-dry dressing; empty and recharge a wound suction devices.
  • Describe the care and maintenance of PICCs, central venous catheters (CVCs) and VADs.
  • Discuss the management of patients who have total parenteral nutrition infusing.
  • Describe the purposes for nasogastric tube insertion and safely insert a nasogastric tube.
  • Discuss the application and nursing considerations of those clients who have entral nutrition to meet caloric needs