This course focuses on transition from technical nursing to professional nursing. The course addresses the scope and standards of nursing practice, ethical and legal components of practice, information management and application of patient technology, and inter- and intra-professional communication and collaboration for improving patient health outcomes.
The student must:
1. Be admitted to the Ohio University School of Nursing; and
2. Hold a current license to practice as a registered nurse (RN) or be in Ohio University’s AND Capstone course.
Credit: 4 credit hours
|Clinical hours |0 hours per week |
|Laboratory hours |0 hours per week |
|Didactic hours |4 hour per week |
Virtual class times to be worked according to course calendar. Please plan on allocating four to five hours per week per credit hour to complete your didactic coursework. This time will be spent completing readings, viewing lectures, participating in discussion boards and accessing information in the online library. Depending on the course and the particular assignment, it may take more time or less time to complete assignments.
Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Identify characteristics of the adult learner, and apply them to one’s own development and professional growth.
2. Analyze the impact of historical events on the practice of professional nursing.
3. Apply the characteristics of a profession to the discipline of nursing.
4. Apply general systems theory as a framework for nursing.
5. Describe state and national statutes, rules, and regulations that authorize and define professional nursing practice.
6. Explore the impact of sociocultural, economic, legal, and political factors influencing healthcare delivery