NS3326D - Professional Role Development - 2 Credits
This course focuses on the core competencies of critical thinking, therapeutic communication, assessment, and technical skill and the progressive, personal, and professional role development of the beginning baccalaureate nurse. 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. The emphasis will be on the role development as a provider of direct and indirect care to individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations throughout the lifespan. Nursing roles will be further explored: designer, coordinator, manager of care, mandatory reporter, advocate, change agent, educator, and member of a profession.
Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing clinical core