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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.

DESCRIPTION: This course applies the conceptual model to help the student explore differences in ASN and BSN education and practice levels, nursing theorists, and professional responsibilities.
TAUGHT: Fall, Winter, and 1 Summer Term
CONTENT AND TOPICS:
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Course Specific Goals: The identified strands are derived from the Brigham Young University-Idaho Department of Nursing Philosophy, Program Goals and Conceptual Model, identified by the faculty and represented in italics. The threads are identified by faculty as significant concepts that will be included in all courses with difficulty progressing from simple to complex and are bolded. The threads, applied specifically in each course weave in and out of the strands providing consistency and strength to the overall curriculum.

Nurse Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationships, professionalism, and knowledge through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, patient agency and the nursing process.

1. Understand what it means to be a professional.

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

3. Differentiate between a professional BSN role from a lower degree RN role.

4. Maintain ethical and legal commitments based on sound nursing values and standards of care.

5. Be knowledgeable about the importance of the history of nursing.

6. Recognize and deal effectively with the social and economic factors surrounding the health care community.

7. Acquire the desire to be lifelong learners.

8. Define and apply the four concepts of nursing to a working personal philosophy of nursing.

9. Identify a nursing theory (theorist) that complements one's personal philosophy of nursing.

10. Utilize and integrate nursing theory in practice.

Patient Agency Stewardship, laws and opposites, caring relationship, human functionality, and knowledge through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and the nursing process.

1. Cultivate caring behaviors in client interactions through attitudes of empathy and acceptance regardless of race, culture, social, or economic factors.

2. Identify the cleint's perception of his/her illness based on their cultural and/or societal diversity.

3. Demonstrate therapeutic communication skills to relate to the client in a professional rather than a social role.

Nursing Process Assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation, and evaluation through increasing leadership, community and research incorporating critical thinking, the health continuum, environment, nurse agency and patient agency.

1. Apply critical thinking and problem solving in a variety of situations.

2. Relate how critical thinking and the nursing process affects clinical judgement in nursing.

3. Use the nursing process in addition to theoretical supports that guide nursing practice.
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.)
EFFECTIVE DATE: August 2001