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NS3325 - Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice - 3 Credits

Beginning with a brief historical overview of nursing, nursing is defined in its past, present, and future roles. Nursing theory, professional values, legalities, and ethics are introduced. The scope of practice of the professional nurse, as well as standards of professional practice will be explored. The core tenets of caring and healing are central to the practice of a professional nurse. Nursing literature will be introduced, and the student will begin to explore nursing theory and the evidence base of the discipline.

Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing clinical core

Delivery: on campus