NURS 304

Fundamental Concepts of Professional Nursing

5 Undergraduate credits
Effective August 15, 2013 – Present

Graduation requirements this course fulfills

This course introduces students to the concepts and skills that serve as a foundation for professional nursing practice. A holistic framework for practice, grounded in Modeling and Role-Modeling theory, is utilized to examine factors affecting the health of diverse and vulnerable populations. Clinical decision making skills are practiced in simulated settings.

Learning outcomes


  • Adhere to the standards of professional nursing practice in classroom and lab settings.
  • Demonstrate professional communication with student peers, faculty, and members of the health care team in a multidisciplinary practice environment.
  • Demonstrate skills in observing and reporting the health concerns of adult patients.
  • Demonstrate the skills necessary to perform fundamental nursing procedures safely.
  • Identify principles and strategies of the teaching and learning process to facilitate health promotion.
  • Utilize Modeling & Role Modeling theory as the foundation for clinical decision making.
  • Utilize clinical decision-making as the basis for providing safe, holistic nursing care.
  • Utilize evidence-based information as the foundation for clinical decision making.