||Foundations of Nursing is the fundamental platform for the nursing program at Ridgewater College. The course is designed to provide the nursing student with the knowledge required to care competently and safely for a wide variety of patients in numerous health care environments. This theory course includes (though not limited to) the following content: nursing history and philosophy, health care systems/organizations, legal/ethical considerations, licensed practical nurse (LPN) role and scope of practice, nursing process and critical thinking, communication, infection control, safety, perioperative care, pain management, complementary/alternative therapies, transcultural issues, and basic nutrition. The course consists of lecture, written and/or oral assignments, student participation, and exams. Students must have successfully completed or concurrently be enrolled in BIOL210 and CMST226.