NURS 311 Communication and Professional Nursing
3 credits, Fall
Examines the nursing profession, the nursing process, and therapeutic communication. Aspects of professional nursing are studied including historical, social, cultural, and technological influences as well as legal and ethical concerns. The meaning of care is explored as the foundation of professional nursing practice with an emphasis on the development of the therapeutic interpersonal relationship. Therapeutic communication strategies are presented with a focus on professional application with various populations across the lifespan. NURS 311 fulfills the Stevenson University general education requirement for communication.
Prerequisite(s): Must meet all progression criteria for third-year status in the nursing major with a grade of "C" or better in all science courses; NURS 110, BIO 240 and PSY 108 (BIO 329 may be taken concurrently)