NUR 260 Nursing Process and Concepts IV (1 credit)

NUR 260 introduces the concepts essential for applying Level 4 theory in the clinical setting. The course material explores the discipline of nursing, including historical perspectives; educational, ethical and legal issues; modes of health care delivery and nursing roles; application of the nursing process in the management of patient(s) care; and professional trends and issues in leadership and management. Students will analyze and synthesize critical thinking skills, communication skills, technology skills and diversity (inclusion) in the work place. Time required for completion of this course is dependent on the individual learner; however, it is expected that the student will spend at least 45 hours in study for the theory and procedure components. Demonstration of the application of these concepts in the clinical setting is a requirement of NUR 260. The final grade in NUR 260 is dependent on successful completion of all Level 4 requirements. Prerequisites: BIO 171 and BIO 172 (for advanced standing students), NUR 240.