NURS 246 - Introduction to Professional Nursing

Credits: 4

This course introduces students to essential characteristics of professional nursing practice in today's healthcare system and the interconnected global community. Concepts to be explored include the history and theoretical basis of the nursing profession, the profession as part of a wider healthcare community and delivery system, professional communication, self-understanding and self-care as means to promote health and wellness of self and others. An introduction to the responsibility of self-directed, life-long learning and evidence- based practice is included. An emphasis will be placed on the complexity and holism of culturally sensitive nursing care in relation to the diversity of patients.

USI Core 39: Embedded Experience-Diversity; Embedded Experience-Writing

Prerequisite(s): ENG 201  (grade of C or better), BIOL 272  (grade of C or better), NUTR 376  (grade of C or better); acceptance into the nursing program

Lecture-Lab (ex: 3-1 means 3 hrs lecture and 1 hr lab): 3-1 (seminar)
Term(s) Offered: Spring

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