Prerequisites: BIOS1140, BIOS1110, SOCI1010, BIOS2130, MATH1150, and CHEM1050 or CHEM1090. Overviews the current nursing organizations, development of the nursing profession, and the health care system. An overall introduction to the philosophy, objectives, and curriculum framework of the associate degree program is presented. Caring is introduced as an integral concept of nursing. Discussions of the concepts of health/ illness continuum, health care delivery, basic human needs, professional behavior, communication, legal/ethical issues, and multicultural diversity.