Introduction to Professional Nursing

This course provides an overview of concepts that introduce the student to the BSN nursing program and a professional level of nursing practice. Students will become familiar with two nursing best practice documents: the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008) and Recommended Baccalaureate Competencies and Curricular Guidelines for the Nursing Care of Older Adults (2010). The course includes an overview of nurse theorists, nursing research, client safety, aging and cultural aspects, health policy, and informatics. In addition, the role of professional nursing in society and in the healthcare delivery system is discussed. A BSN leadership portfolio and development of a personal philosophy of nursing are initiated. Prerequisite: Admission to BSN Program or permission of Dean, Nursing and Health Sciences.

Grade Basis: Letter Grade
Credit hours: 3
Lecture hours: 3
Additional Course Fees

Prerequisites:

  • Admission to BSN Program or permission of Dean, Nursing and Health Sciences

Last updated: 10/27/2020