NSG3001: Introduction to the Profession of Nursing

Area of Study
Credits 4.0
This course introduces professional nursing as a discipline-based profession, centered in the art of caring and integrating principles of holism in its foundation of service. Topics discussed include evolution and philosophy of nursing, theoretical foundations of practice, legal and ethical issues, healthcare delivery systems, finance and health care policy. Students are introduced to critical thinking, the nursing process and documentation. Students learn the unique contribution of nursing to society. The health-illness continuum, health promotion, basic human needs, therapeutic communication and nurse-client interactions are explored, including the interdisciplinary team approach.


Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program