NURS4150 Seminar: Practice of Professional Nursing I

Course Description

This course introduces the student to the program’s conceptual framework and provides for the transition of the Registered Nurse into the baccalaureate nursing program. Strategies that facilitate professional growth, applications of the principles and values of reflective practice and the exploration of personal and professional goals aid the students in creating a foundation for holistic and culturally congruent nursing practice. The student has the opportunity to expand his/her scholarly reasoning skills, values, creativity and imagination, and appreciation for personal centered caring through aesthetics, reflective dialogue, solution-based learning, and case studies. This course is web enhanced.

Course Credits: 1

Prerequisites: NURS 4351. Corequisite: NURS 4351

Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate academic skills and competencies of the adult learner: self-direction, independent learning, accountability, responsibility, and self-evaluation, through the successful transition from ADN/diploma to BSN education.
  2. Analyze the philosophy and attributes of caring, scholarship, aesthetics and imagination in the development of professional nursing role.
  3. Explore assumptions of reflective practices and dialogue which underlie holistic nursing practice within the context of health, person, and environment.
  4. Examine professional values and core competencies as a basis for making clinical judgments to provide compassionate nursing care to a multicultural society.
  5. Demonstrate reflective leadership through self-knowing and self-care through the development of a professional action and wellness plan.
  6. Apply process skills essential to discerning characteristics of professional practice: critical thinking, clinical reasoning, interpersonal communication, and conflict resolution.
  7. Articulate a personal philosophy of nursing that addresses the unique contributions of nurse in health promotion and person-centered caring.