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Practice Lab I provides the student with the opportunity to acquire the knowledge and skill necessary to competently perform basic psychomotor skills. The student learns theory in the classroom and practices associated skills within the simulated practicum environment of the Interprofessional Simulation Lab. Learning activities are designed to facilitate the development of critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills. The student will examine universal practice concepts that are essential for the provision of safe, ethical, competent nursing care. The student will also examine relevant nursing and health science theory related to selected basic human needs. Cooperative learning approaches are utilized to provide the student with the opportunity to enhance communication skills while developing effective partnerships within a group. Practice Lab I provides the student with an initial opportunity to examine the scope of practical nursing and the professional expectations that guide nursing practice.