NURS 105R : Professional Concepts in Nursing
The Professional Concepts in Nursing course facilitates students' success in the nursing program and the nursing profession by introducing theories and concepts basic to nursing practice. Students learn about the history of the nursing profession and issues facing nurses in the 21st century. Discussions focus on the different levels of nursing education and the importance developing an attitude of lifelong learning. The course introduces concepts in critical thinking and problem solving, as well as the Quality and Safety in Educating Nurses (QSEN) competencies and conceptual frameworks used to support nursing practice. Students examine the New Hampshire Nurse Practice Acts and discuss legal and ethical issues in nursing practice. Students access professional nursing research articles and discuss the importance of using evidence to support nursing practice.