Contemporary Issues and Emerging Trends

Distinguish professional nursing practice to expand clinical judgement based on evidence from nursing history stemming from Florence Nightingales holistic practice, nursing theory, and other disciplines to further nursing perspective of accountability and collaboration that reflects nursings professional identity, characteristics, and values. The nurses role in advocating for health policy that impacts patient care and the profession is explored to include the exploration of professional organizations to support patient and professional practice. Integral to nurses practice is the emphasis on life-long learning and responsibility to oneself, considering self-care practices. Prerequisite: 340 and RN License.