This course focuses on an introduction to nursing education, nursing process, principles of teaching and learning, current roles of nurses in health care delivery systems as well as historical, ethical, political, social and legal aspects of nursing. This information is related to the curriculum requirements and career opportunities in nursing. Content also includes an introduction to nursing theory and theorists (with emphasis on Roy, Benner, and Gordon) as well as theories of adaptation, caring, systems, communication, health-illness, and caring as a ministry. Presentations include discussion of professional ethics and factors which motivate and influence nurses.
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