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TCNJ’s RN to BSN Degree Program @ Capital Health (Hopewell Campus)

Spring 2015 Courses

NUR 210-01 Professional Role Development I

Capital Health Medical Center – Hopewell Campus
Room location: To be announced
Day:     Wednesdays
Dates:  January 28th, 2015 – May 5, 2015
Time:    5:30 pm to 8:20 pm

Examines the concepts of caring; power and empowerment; and autonomy, advocacy, and activism as related to nursing using the models of Watson, Benner, and Rogers. Focus is on the conceptual and historical bases of professional nursing with an emphasis on caring within humanitarian ethic and the learner role as related to the philosophy and organizing framework of the Nursing Program. The learner role is examined from various perspectives including stages of professional development, domains of practice, development of critical thinking, and historical and contextual dimensions. The following concepts are also explored: socialization, self-development, gender issues, and systems theory. The role of the student from novice to expert learner is discussed using the Benner model and including the learner sub-roles of researcher, scholar, and scientist.


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