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NURS 304 Fundamental Concepts of Professional Nursing

This course introduces students to the theory and concepts that serve as the cornerstone for professional nursing practice. Content builds on knowledge, skills and abilities from previous academic and work experiences to transition to the role of the professional nurse. Students will apply holistic, evidence-based clinical decision-making frameworks to provide individualized nursing care for clients with diverse cultural backgrounds and health care needs in a variety of settings. This course is part of a competency-based nursing curriculum leading to a Master of Science degree in nursing (MSN).
4 Undergraduate credits

Effective May 8, 2024 to present

Learning outcomes


  • Compare and contrast the legal, ethical, and professional standards of practice in nursing and other disciplines.
  • Discuss written and oral communication techniques and technologies used with clients and members of the health care team in a multidisciplinary practice environment.
  • Utilize Modeling & Role Modeling theory, clinical reasoning and clinical judgment as the foundation for holistic nursing practice.
  • Utilize credible, evidence-based information to plan safe, holistic, culturally sensitive, effective nursing care.
  • Demonstrate awareness of and respect for diverse values, beliefs and practices of individuals and groups.
  • Apply principles and strategies of the teaching and learning process.

Fall 2024

Section Title Instructor books eservices
01 Fundamental Concepts of Professional Nursing Gutierrez, Karen M Books for NURS-304-01 Fall 2024 Course details for NURS-304-01 Fall 2024