Theoretical Foundations of Nursing
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This course introduces the student to the profession of nursing as a practice discipline. Major worldviews influencing nursing practice will be addressed, with the inclusion of both nursing and non-nursing theories. The central concepts of health, person, environment, nursing, and caring will be explored. Theoretical emphasis will be placed on theories related to the development of therapeutic relationships, modes of effective communication, and nursing therapeutics.