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NS1010 - Introduction to Professional Nursing - 2 Credits

This course is designed to introduce role understanding and socialization into professional nursing practice. Beginning with a brief historical overview of nursing, nursing is defined in its past, present, and future roles. A review of educational paths in nursing leads the student into an exploration of the multiple roles, responsibilities, and requisite skills of the nurse today and in the future. An introduction to nursing process, nursing informatics, culturally congruent care, health promotion, disease prevention, and health restoration concepts are presented. Nursing theory, legalities, and ethics are introduced. The scope of practice of the professional nurse, evidence based practice, as well as standards of professional practice will be explored. (20 hours theory)

Prerequisite: EN1150, MA1500 or MA2050, SC1232, SC1332, and SC1422

Delivery: on campus