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Nursing (NURS)

NURS 250 (US) Professional Role Dev I: Intro to Professional Issues in Nursing Practice and Nursing Informatics (2) Introduction to professional nursing practice and health-related issues emphasizing application of nursing informatics.

NURS 250 Professional Role Dev I: Intro to Professional Issues in Nursing Practice and Nursing Informatics (2)

NURS 250US is the first course in the baccalaureate nursing program and introduces the students to the profession of nursing, the science of nursing and the use of information technology in health care. Designed to explore the wellness component of health and the role that informatics plays in the planning and delivery of health care. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to meet the following course objectives: identify concepts of health and wellness that contribute to a foundation for nursing practice; discuss the influence of diversity on health care delivery systems and utilization of services; identify the roles of the professional nurse in the delivery of health care to patients, families, communities and populations; define elements that contribute to professional, evidence-based nursing practice; describe nursing theory and its relationship to the implementation of the nursing process; describe nursing informatics and its applications in the planning and delivery of health care; demonstrate beginning competency in utilizing information technology/nursing informatics in selected areas of nursing practice (e.g. research, patient care); apply concepts of ethical and legal considerations to the use of information technology/nursing informatics in health care. The concepts of diversity and cultural competence are emphasized and integrated within each major topic discussed. Teaching strategies emphasize inquiry-based learning, competency in informatics and promote critical thinking and include lecture, selected readings, exploration of internet sites on health and nursing, case studies, small group activities, group discussions, audiovisuals, role playing, journaling, self-reflection, and field trips. Enrollment is limited to sophomore-level nursing students. The course is offered fall semester.

General Education: None
Diversity: US
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2011
Prerequisite: BIOL 129, BIOL 141

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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