Aug 16, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED BULLETIN]

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NURS 305 - Theoretical Foundations of Nursing

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This course provides students with the foundation for professional nursing practice. The seven cornerstone concepts of the Capital University Department of Nursing curriculum (Health, Communication, Caring, Critical Thinking / Clinical Judgment, Transitions, Culture, and Systems) are introduced. Selected nursing and related theories and frameworks are introduced and provide students with the foundation to develop a personal understanding of nursing as a healing profession. An introduction to nursing’s historical origins and emerging issues, including the evolution of nursing education, credentialing, aspects for the client / patient, team functioning, and current intraprofessional and interprofessional roles in the health care system are discussed. An introduction to the both allopathic and complementary / alternative client care is explored. Development of self-care strategies for the caregiver is addressed. (3 credits (3 hrs.) lecture per 15 weeks.) (Offered fall and summer.) Prerequisite(s): Acceptance to C-NAP.



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