NURS 3313 Professional Role Development I

Designed to provide students with additional concepts related to adaptation, including health promotion and maintenance, sociocultural influences on the individual, and on family functioning, family theories, and professional values. Included in the course is an emphasis on health services available to women, infants, and children through federal and state financed health and welfare programs. Also included are concepts related to assertive communication and professional values used in ethical decision making. An emphasis is placed on health teaching, discharge, and referral process. The nursing role in administering and monitoring commonly used groups of pharmacologic agents is also included. Prerequisites: NURS 2310, 3312, Concurrent enrollment in 3610, and 3611 is usual.