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NURĀ 355. Foundations of Professional Nursing. 4 Hours.

NUR 355 focuses on the practice of professional nursing as an evidence-based, goal-directed activity for assisting patients to achieve optimal health by meeting basic human needs, providing holistic care, and engaging in health promotion. Concepts of communication, interpersonal relationships, and nursing process as a clinical decision-making strategy are introduced. Chronic and long-term internal and external environmental variables that affect the health of adults are explored. The professional role of the caregiver is developed in diverse learning experiences. Admission to the School of Nursing is required.