Nursing Ways of Knowing

This course introduces the student to the profession of nursing in society. Emphasis will be on the role and function of the professional nurse, self-care practices, the scope of practice, the nursing process, and nursing history with a focus on the holistic nature of nursing stemming from Florence Nightingale and other nurse theorists. The course will also include examination of professional organizations, ethical and legal rights and responsibilities, and the discipline of holistic nursing practice in all health care settings.