NSG 252 Foundations of Professional Nursing (3)

Introduces the student to the role of the nurse as a partner in health promotion with others within the health care system. Nursing is studied in light of its historical roots, educational trends, professional/political power, theory and research, and the profession’s role in the changing health care delivery system. Major theories, concepts, trends, and issues that impact the nursing profession today are addressed. Applications of theories regarding socialization into the professional role are emphasized.

Prerequisite: sophomore standing as a baccalaureate nursing student (BSN program).

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