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ASN 391: Entry into Professional Nursing Practice

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ASN 391: Entry into Professional Nursing Practice
Delivery Modality: Blended
Semester Credits: 5
Contact Hours: 165
Outside Preparation: An average of three (3) hours per week for every didactic credit hour
Typically Offered:
Prerequisites: ASN 331
Corequisites: None
Requisites: ASN 361
Description: This course focuses on the role transition of the professional nurse as provider of client-centered care, leader in the profession, manager of care, and member of the profession of nursing. Learners will engage in study of the history and theory of nursing and how society views the nursing profession. The evolution of professional nursing practice will be examined as well as the role of the professional nurse within the global healthcare delivery system. Learners will participate in a clinical integrative practicum to experience the full spectrum of responsibilities and roles of the professional nurse. Role expectations of the professional nurse will be discussed and evidence-based guidelines for professional nursing practice will be implemented.
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