Jun 06, 2023  
2021-2022 On Campus Catalog 
2021-2022 On Campus Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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NU 105 - Introduction to Professional Nursing

Credits: (3 credits theory)

This course introduces students to the nursing profession and contemporary healthcare.  Students examine nursing as a profession and a career with a focus on core healthcare professional competencies.  The core competencies of a patient-centered care; teamwork and collaboration; evidence-based practice; quality improvement; safety, and informatics are explored in relation to nursing.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:

  1. Demonstrate an appreciation of the history of and contemporary issues in nursing and their impact on current nursing practice. (BSN Essential VIII);
  2. Demonstrate an awareness of complex organizational systems. (BSN Essential II; Teamwork and Collaboration);
  3. Describe the interrelationships among theory, practice, and research. (BSN Essential III: Evidence-Based Practice);
  4. Demonstrate effective communication techniques. (BSN Essential VI: Teamwork and Collaboration);
  5. Describe inter- and intraprofessional communication and collaborative skills including negotiation and conflict resolution. (BSN Essential VI; Teamwork and Collaboration);
  6. Explain the role of the nurse in assessing the health/illness beliefs, values, attitude, and practices of individuals families, groups, communities, and populations. (BSN Essential VII: Patinet-Centered Care);
  7. Identify and discuss the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct for professional nurses. (BSN Essential VIII: Safety);
  8. Explore telecommunication technologies to assist in effective communication in a variety of healthcare settings. (BSN Essential IV; Informatics);
  9. Discuss the impact of socio-cultural, economic, legal, and political factors that influence healthcare delivery and nursing practice. (BSN Essential V: Patient-Centered Care);
  10. Assume responsibility for personal and professional behaviors. (BSN Essential VIII).

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