NURS 1121: Professional Growth I: Foundations of Nursing

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Course Format Lecture 4.0 h + Seminar 0.0 h + Lab. 0.0 h
Credits 3.0

Course Description

This course introduces participants to the profession of nursing. Various modes of nursing inquiry and the development of nursing knowledge are explored from a philosophical and conceptual perspective. Knowledge translation and the evidence-informed practice approach are also introduced. The focus will be on an overview of the health care system and of the historical and contemporary roles of the Registered Nurse within the context of the nursing profession and in the health care system. Participants will also learn about the local, national, and international professional nursing organizations, the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) principles and roles of practice based on competencies, and scope of practice and begin to develop a culture of scholarship and leadership.

Corequisite(s): NURS 1109, 1130, 1160, and 1163.

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