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This course focuses on the professional role and discipline of nursing. Students will examine the image of nursing and develop strategies for improvement. Standards of professional practice will be discussed in relation to the profession, role, and value behavior.
Faculty and students/learners will be held responsible for understanding and adhering to all policies contained within the following two documents:
University policies: You must be logged into the student website to view this document. •
Instructor policies: This document is posted in the Course Materials forum.
University policies are subject to change. Be sure to read the policies at the beginning of each class. Policies may be slightly different depending on the modality in which you attend class. If you have recently changed modalities, read the policies governing your current class modality.
Students are required to achieve a minimum grade of “C” (2.0) in this course. Students who fail to earn a minimum grade of “C” in this course will be scholastically disqualified from the university.
Blais, K. K. & Hayes, J. S. (2011). Professional nursing practice: Concepts and perspectives (6th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson/Prentice-Hall.
Chitty, K. K. & Black, B. P. (2011). Professional nursing: Concepts and challenges (6th ed.). St. Louis, MO: Elsevier Saunders.
All electronic materials are available on the student website.
Week One: The Nursing Profession
Explain how historical events and persons have contributed to the advancement of the nursing profession. 1.2
Differentiate characteristics between a profession and an occupation. 1.3
Complete the HIPAA tutorial.
Read the Week One Read Me First.
Read Ch. 3 of Professional Nursing Practice.
Read Ch. 2, 3, 7, & 12 of Professional Nursing.
Read this week’s Electronic Reserve Readings.
Participate in class discussion is only counted in the main forum. The UOP class week begins on Tuesdays and ends on Mondays.
2.5 Individual Discussion Question
Identify and describe one major historical event and person that you feel had a key effect on the development of nursing.
Graded Activities and Preparation
Begin the Historical Figures of Nursing Presentation due in Week Two.
View the Historical Figures of Nursing Timeline multimedia presentation. •
Submit your selection of two historical figures to the instructor for approval this week.
Learning Team Instructions
Review the objectives from Week One and discuss additional insights and questions that may have arisen. Read the following items, available at https://ecampus.phoenix.edu:
Learning Team Toolkit
Why Learning Teams?
Getting to Results
Create - the Learning Team Charter and post to your assigned learning team by the team leader on 12/3/12. Begin working on the Historical Timeline of Nursing Presentation due in Week Two.
Personal Philosophy of Nursing
Resource: University of Phoenix Material: Personal Philosophy of Nursing Worksheet Complete the Personal Philosophy of Nursing Worksheet.
Submit your worksheet to the instructor. (You will need to provide a detailed description of your Personal Philosophy of Nursing Worksheet. Simple one word phrases or single sentences without details will not be accepted.)
Complete the HIPAA (1996) tutorial...
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