NURS 311 Communication and Cultural Competence in Professional Nursing

4 credits, Fall

This course explores therapeutic communication and cultural competence as integral to the therapeutic interpersonal relationship in professional nursing practice. Therapeutic communication strategies are focused on professional application with individuals in health transitions across the lifespan. Theoretical models and assessment tools are utilized to examine the diversity of cultural beliefs, values and practices that impact the health of individuals, families and groups. Legal and ethical concerns are introduced with regard to cultural diversity, health care disparities, and the roles of the professional nurse.

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

Fee: $35

General Education: Fulfills communication requirement for nursing majors.