Nursing 204 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing Summer 2017

This course introduces students to the history and development of nursing as a profession. Key leaders will be studied including those who address theoretical basis for nursing research and patient care, those who pioneered the development of organizations that provide oversight and standards of nursing. Key aspects of the profession of nursing; code of ethics, scope of practice, professionalism and role requirements will be discussed. Nurses as members of an interprofessional community to address optimal patient care and outcomes will be examined.