Marymount University

Undergraduate Catalog 2016-17

NU 230 Theoretical Foundations of Professional Nursing

This course serves as an introduction to the profession of nursing and to the nursing framework utilized at Marymount University. A historical perspective is used to provide background for subsequent study of contemporary nursing practice and research. The health care system, education, research, ethical and legal issues, and cultural influences on nursing and health care are introduced. Evidence-based practice, which is implemented throughout the nursing program, is presented and selected nursing theories are introduced. The nurse-patient relationship, nursing process, communication process, and critical thinking processes are presented as essential components of patient care. Nursing roles are described and functions of professional organizations are differentiated. Prerequisites: admission to the accelerated B.S.N. program, BIO 161, and BIO 162. (3)

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