In my first semester of nursing school, lecture consisted of Nursing Fundamentals. We started off learning about the founding nurses...Nightingale, etc. Learned about theorists, Maslow, Erikson, Gordon. By mid-semester we were into basic care....trach care, feeding tubes, dressing changes, etc.
In lab, we started with blood pressure readings, listening to heart and lung sounds, giving meds (M&Ms and Skittles! haha), dressing changes, foley insertion, ng tube insertions, injections, etc.
Clinicals started out with mitering beds....boyyy, did THAT one give me a fit at first....then taking vital signs. Did baths, oral care, simple stuff, dressing changes, etc.
It seemed the second semester gave us more use of skills, IV boluses, the foleys and ng tube...AND ng tube feedings.....fingersticks, etc.