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NUR 474. Transition to Professional Nursing Practice. 4 Hours.

Using an online format, this course is designed to enhance the registered nurse¿s knowledge of the role of the professional nurse in meeting the health needs of society. Historical, legal, political, and ethical issues affecting the profession will be examined. The relationship between selected issues, trends, and theories and professional nursing practice will be analyzed. Students will examine behaviors related to various roles of the professional nurse, including caregiver, teacher, advocate, research consumer, and counselor. Additionally, this course addresses communication skills necessary to a professional nurse including writing and computer literacy. Writing and Ethics and Civic Responsibility are significant components of this course.

School of Nursing

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...after successful completion of NUR 474 , NUR 475 , NUR 381 , and NUR 347 . 2 Students...