Fundamentals of Professional Nursing (NURS 301)

This course introduces students to the theories and principles that form the foundation for professional nursing practice. The theoretical foundation of caring and culture care is introduced. The fundamental concepts basic to nursing such as health and wellness, nursing process, therapeutic communication, and holistic health are examined. Historical, legal, professional, cultural, economic, and social factors that influence nursing and health care delivery are studied. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Prerequisites: Minimum of C+ in BIOL101 - Principles of Biology and Lab or BIO151, and in CHEM107 - General, Organic and Biochemistry and Lab or CHEM113 - General Chemistry I and Lab, as well as in BIOL221 - Human Anatomy and Lab and BIOL360 - Microbiology and Lab; otherwise Director of Nursing approval is needed to register for the course.

NURS301 is a 4 credit course.