NRS 235Nursing Seminar

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  NRS 235 Nursing Seminar

Credit Hours:   2.0            Contact Hours:  2.0          Lecture:  1.0       Lab:  3.0                Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  Successful completion of all Nursing program major requirements

Co-requisites:  NRS 234                                                 Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description:  This is a seminar course where students integrate all nursing concepts. The focus is on analysis and application of current professional trends and issues. The role of member of the profession is explored and operationalized. Laboratory consists of computer assisted test taking skills in all areas of nursing practice.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. explain the role behaviors of the Associate’s Degree Nurse (ADN) as they are influenced by professional practice issues;
  2. apply critical thinking to make appropriate professional decisions in simulated patient care situations;
  3. demonstrate effective communication skills with nursing peers and other members of the health team regarding nursing issues;
  4. practice high standards of ethical and legal behavior;
  5. use computer-aided instruction (CAI) adequately and correctly; and
  6. critique selected clinical situations with regard to the nurse’s role in the management and delegation of nursing care.