NURS-486: Dimensions of Professional Practice

2 credit hours
In this course four areas of professional nursing practice will be considered: Leadership, Research, Education and Service. The student will explore the ways that these four aspects of nursing care are interrelated. The roles of nursing in each area and the impact of nursing care towards assuring optimal health care outcomes will be explored. This course will include a critical analysis of previous educational and experiential learning, integrating that learning into present learning goals. During this course the student will begin socialization into the professional role of nursing and have the opportunity to pick a focus area for the educational experience and the capstone project.