NUR 415 - Professional Issues in Contemporary Nursing Practice

With an emphasis on the process of transitioning from Student Nurse to Registered Professional Nurse, Professional Issues in Contemporary Nursing Practice surveys the issues, challenges and current trends faced by the new Associate Degree Nurse as an individual practitioner, and as a member of the nursing profession. This course encourages students to think critically about the nursing profession and career opportunities, historical and theoretical nursing frameworks, the legal and ethical aspects of nursing, cultural and social issues, standards of nursing practice, delegation and supervision, communication and inter-professional collaboration, technology in the clinical setting, evidence based practice and quality improvement.
Prerequisite: NUR 112, NUR 211 and NUR313
Corequisite: NUR411

Course Credit: 1