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NUR 387: Introduction To Professional Nursing Practice

2 credits

Students will explore and discuss the profession of nursing and the roles of the professional nurse in the changing healthcare environment. The nurse patient relationship, professional values and ethical behavior, and effective inter-professional communication are emphasized.

Learning Goals

Upon completion of this course, the student will: 1.Describe and discuss nationalpatient safety and quality initiatives and the role of nursing in formulating and implementing these initiatives 2. Explain the importance of quality improvement concepts, processes and outcome measures in nursing practice. 3. Describe role of nurses in providing patient care which emphasizes health promotion and disease prevention at the individual and population level. 1. Discuss nursing theoretical frameworks as a foundation for caring and respect for the uniqueness of human beings. Discuss the importance of cultural competence/ awareness and sensitivity and its impact on patient care.  Evaluate approaches to care in order to maintain respect for diversity.  Identify the impact upon healthcare that is created by stereotyping, cultural blindness, cultural imposition, culture conflicts and cultural responses to health and illness.Discuss the role and participation of nurses in safety and quality research and risk reduction.  Identify current changes within the health care environment.  Utilize knowledge from nursing, humanities, sciences, and the arts as a basis for understanding and implementing a definition of nursing care.  Explain levels of prevention and host agent environment as they apply to Discuss the uses of information technology as a tool to improve patient care and promote interdisciplinary collaboration.Discuss the components of the ANA code of ethics for nurses and ANA scope and standards of practice.  Discuss the image of nursing in society and the effect of this image on professional nursing practice.  Differentiate between professional organizations.  Identify the potential impact of nurses on the transformation of healthcare to a safer and more cost effective system.  Compare the roles and perspectives of the nursing profession with other professions on the healthcare team. Discuss effective communication techniques and their effectiveness with patients, families, and members of the interdisciplinary team.

*The learning goals displayed here are those for one section of this course as offered in a recent semester, and are provided for the purpose of information only. The exact learning goals for each course section in a specific semester will be stated on the syllabus distributed at the start of the semester, and may differ in wording and emphasis from those shown here.

Sections Offered: Fall 2024

Introduction To Professional Nursing Practice
0302-387-100 C. Engel Thu 6:00 pm - 7:40 pm GC - NEX 156 2 This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-387-150 M. Klainberg Fri 12:00 noon - 1:40 pm GC - NEX 159 2 This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-387-200 H. Bentos-Pereira Tue 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm GC - NEX 156 2
0302-387-250 D. Mathew Mon 2:10 pm - 3:50 pm GC - SWL GALL 2
0302-387-300 N. Abbene Wed 12:00 noon - 1:40 pm GC - HHE 210 2 This Course is Filled to Capacity
0302-387-350 K. Gonzalez Wed 10:00 am - 11:40 am GC - HHE 208 2
0302-387-400 TBA Wed 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm GC - NEX 154 2
0302-387-450 H. Bentos-Pereira Mon 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm GC - NEX 154 2
0302-387-500 TBA Mon 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm GC - HHE 208 2
0302-387-600 L. Scaraglino Mon 2:00 pm - 3:40 pm GC - HHE 206 2 This Course is Filled to Capacity

Sections Offered: Spring 2024

Introduction To Professional Nursing Practice
0302-387-100 D. Ambrosio-Mawhirter Mon 12:00 noon - 1:40 pm GC - NEX 154 2
0302-387-200 G. Falabella-Jones Fri 8:00 am - 9:40 am GC - NEX 154 2
0302-387-300 L. Scaraglino Wed 4:00 pm - 5:40 pm GC - NEX 154 2

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