NUR 306: Professional Nursing
Pre- or Co-Req: NUR 301
General Education requirement: Ethics/Information & Computer
This is a professional role development course for RN students that focuses on three key processes used by the nurse to maximize health: promoting health, guiding persons through the health care experience and shaping the health care environment. Factors that impact professional nursing practice are considered through critical analysis of historical influences, philosophical perspectives, professional standards, economic forces and public policy. Emphasis is placed on introducing the theoretical basis for practice, and the development of critical thinking, scholarly writing, and communication skills.