Jan 30, 2023
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.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:
- Demonstrate an appreciation of the history of and contemporary issues in nursing and their impact on current nursing practice. (BSN Essential VIII);
- Demonstrate an awareness of complex organizational systems. (BSN Essential II; Teamwork and Collaboration);
- Describe the interrelationships among theory, practice, and research. (BSN Essential III: Evidence-Based Practice);
- Demonstrate effective communication techniques. (BSN Essential VI: Teamwork and Collaboration);
- Describe inter- and intraprofessional communication and collaborative skills including negotiation and conflict resolution. (BSN Essential VI; Teamwork and Collaboration);
- 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);
- Identify and discuss the professional standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct for professional nurses. (BSN Essential VIII: Safety);
- Explore telecommunication technologies to assist in effective communication in a variety of healthcare settings. (BSN Essential IV; Informatics);
- Discuss the impact of socio-cultural, economic, legal, and political factors that influence healthcare delivery and nursing practice. (BSN Essential V: Patient-Centered Care);
- Assume responsibility for personal and professional behaviors. (BSN Essential VIII).
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