NURS 121 Nursing Fundamentals Clinical • 6 Cr.


In this course fundamental concepts and principles of nursing practice are reinforced, and students apply these in laboratory, clinical settings and simulated situations. Course graded credit/no credit. Formerly NURS 100Y and 100Z. Prerequisite: Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Apply principles of Swanson's Caring Theory to individual clients
  • Assess clients for changes in health status
  • Identify relevant pathophysiology specific to client's selected diagnoses
  • Perform psychomotor interventions safely and effectively
  • Identify examples of team functioning and resulting impact on safety and quality of care
  • Demonstrate organization skills in the management of client care
  • Accept feedback and make appropriate changes in behavior