May 13, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog-Handbook 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 400 - Conceptual Foundations of Nursing

This course introduces the returning registered nurse student to the many dimensions of professional nursing. Issues germane to the practice of professional nursing including the dynamics of professional development, the knowledge bases of professional practice, the changing health care environment, and professional practice strategies will be covered in the course. Discussion and analysis of various theories and conceptual frameworks related to the practice of professional nursing takes place. The philosophy and curriculum of the College of Nursing is discussed. All lecture, discussion, and student assignments are intended to stimulate critical thinking skills. Registered nurse students gain a thorough understanding of the concepts covered in the course and will be able to apply those concepts not only in the remainder of the RN-BSN curriculum, but also in nursing practice.
3 credit hours
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Online RN-BSN Completion Program