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NSG 1700 Health & Illness Concepts I & II

Advanced placement for RN pathway containing the first year nursing concepts and exemplars of health and illness across the lifespan. Uses knowledge from preceeding nursing education, or military equivalent training, and general education courses to care for individuals, families and populations experiencing heath issues across the lifespan. Focuses on RN scope of practice, clinical judgement, and refinement of psychomotor skills. Total clock hours for theory: 37.5; Total planned clinical hours: 112.5; Total planned lab hours: 37.5; Clinical and lab hours combined: 150.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Nursing
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: BIO 1141 and ALH 2202 and ENG 1101 and MAT 1130  Restricted to Majors  Approved by ALH Dept Chair and ALH 2202 faculty for students to take BIO 1141 and ALH 2202 concurrently 


  • Conduct health assessments based on human development concepts.
  • Utilize the nursing process and critical thinking when making clinical judgments.
  • Demonstrate professional, caring, and inclusive behaviors toward diverse clients and their families.
  • Integrate current evidence into patient-centered nursing practice.
  • Incorporate technology and information management to promote safe patient care.
  • Express effective communication skills with clients, family members, and health care team members.

Credit Hours: 7

Classroom Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 3
Clinical Hours: 9