|Postrequisites||NURS 220, NURS 255, NURS 225|
Introduction to Professional Nursing
This course introduces the student to the profession of nursing, the Neuman Systems Model, the nursing process, clinical reasoning, the education of nurses, patient education, nursing research, healthcare informatics, healthcare policy, legal and ethical issues in healthcare, roles of the nurse, culture, self-concept, and human sexuality. The student will also develop critical thinking and communication skills necessary for the professional practice of nursing. This course includes two credit hours of theory (30 clock-hours).