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NURS 1507

This course provides an overview of the concepts underlying the profession of nursing including the history of nursing, the role and Standards of Practice of the Registered Practical Nurse as a member of the inter-professional health team, values and professional accountability. Critical thinking skills are integrated in this course. Professional organizations are introduced and their influence on the nurse, personally and professionally is examined. Changes in the health care system and its impact on the profession of nursing is introduced.