Build your foundation for a career as a baccalaureate-prepared professional Nurse.
In this course, you’ll review core competencies in the nursing profession from the Institute of Medicine. More specifically, you’ll examine the roles within a health care team, with emphasis on the importance of patient-centered care, inter-professional collaboration and teamwork, and evidence-based practice.
A key responsibility of a nurse is to communicate well. Through a variety of writing-intensive assignments, you’ll improve your written, verbal and non-verbal communication methods, and develop your scholarly writing skills. You’ll also learn how to apply concepts of patient-centered care to professional practice.
Beyond examining team dynamics and evidence-based practice, you’ll be introduced to informatics, and analyze how technology is used to prevent errors and improve care.
- Development of the Profession
- Success in Nursing Education
- Scholarly Writing
- Professional Nursing Education and Regulations
- Art and Science of Nursing
- Patient-Centered Care and Safety
- Nursing Research
- Evidence-Based Practice
- Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing
- Health Promotion
- Health Care Delivery Systems
- Interprofessional Collaboration
- Professional Nursing: The Present and Future
Topics are subject to change.
This designated writing-intensive course features a “Writer’s Workshop,” four written assignments that are assessed to help you strengthen your writing skills and reinforce APA formatting to structure, cite, and reference sources.
- Comprehend current professional, sociopolitical, ethical, and legal factors impacting the nursing profession.
- Assess the impact of evidence-based practice on professional nursing practice.
- Compare and contrast factors influencing the effectiveness of interprofessional teamwork in health care.
- Recognize conditions that contribute to a culture of safety and caring in professional nursing practice.
- Evaluate the impact of informatics on nursing.