Introduction to Professional Nursing


Orientation to the Penn College BSN Nursing program requirements, as well as a review of the Penn College Mission and Philosophy and the Penn College Nursing Programs Mission and Philosophy. Introduction to the nursing profession. Topics include the history of professional nursing, contemporary image of nursing, socialization into the nursing role, educational pathways, nursing ethics, communication, nursing process, legal aspects of nursing practice, health care policy and politics, nursing theorists, nursing licensure, the Pennsylvania Nurse Practice Act, evidence-based practice, the American health care system, and the NCLEX examination for registered nurses. 2 Credits (2 Lecture)