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Professional Seminar (BSN)
PROF SEMINAR
CLASS CODE: NURS 316 CREDITS:  3
DIVISION: AGRICULTURAL AND LIFE SCIENCES
DEPARTMENT: NURSING
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: This course applies the conceptual framework to help the student explore differences in ASN and BSN education and practice levels, nursing theorists, and professional responsibilities.
DESCRIPTION: This course applies the conceptual framework to help the student explore differences in ASN. and BSN education and practice levels, nursing theorists, and professional responsibilities.
TOPICS:
OBJECTIVES: Students will be assisted to understand what it means to be professional; to appreciate the history of nursing; to utilize and integrate nursing theory in practice; to understand the importance of nursing values, standards, ethics and legalities; to comprehend cultural and societal diversity; to recognize and deal effectively with the economic factors that influence how the profession is practiced; to begin to develop clinical judgment and critical thinking; and to acquired the desire to be lifelong learners.

Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:

1. Identify and discuss their personal philosophy of nursing.

2. Describe various major theoretical approaches that guide nursing practice.

3. Identify a nursing theory (theorist) that complements their own personal philosophy of nursing.

4. Understand and be able to apply nursing theory to the nursing process.

5. Define how historical, ethical, financial, legal, and political entities affect the nursing profession.

6. Relate how critical thinking and the nursing process affects clinical judgment in nursing.

7. Improve personal therapeutic communication skills in the health care setting.

8. Differentiate various leadershipment/management (ADN to BSN) roles in nursing.

9. Identify the variety of nursing roles and opportunities in nursing.

10. Be aware of the different educational patterns in nursing.

11. Demonstrate an understanding of the complex role that associations play in the profession and in society.

12. Comprehend how cultural and societal diversity impacts their role in the health care delivery system.
REQUIREMENTS:
PREREQUISITES: Registered Nurse Licensure
OTHER: Required Texts:

Professional Nursing Concepts & Challenges Chitty, K.K. (2001).

Nursing Theorists and Their Work 4th Edition, Marriner Tomey, A. & Alligood, M.R. (1998)

American Psychological Association (APA) Publication Manual (2001, 5th ed.)

COURSE OUTCOMES: Upon completion of this course, students should be able to:
1. Identify and discuss their personal philosophy of nursing.
2. Describe various major theoretical approaches that guide nursing practice.
3. Identify a nursing theory (theorist) that complements their own personal philosophy of nursing.
4. Understand and be able to apply nursing theory to nursing practice.
5. Define how historical, ehtical, financial, and legal and political entities affect the nursing profession.
6. Relate how critical thinking and the nursing process affects clinical judgment in nursing.
7. Improve personal therapeutic communication skills in the health care setting.
8. Differentiate various leadership/management (ADN to BSN) roles in nursing.
9. Identify the variety of nursing roles and opportunities in nursing.
10. Be aware of the different educational patterns in nursing.
11. Demonstrate an understanding of the complex role that associations play in the profession and in society.
12. Comprehend how cultural and societal diversity impacts their role in the health care delivery system.
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001