40 clock hours
This course is developed to equip the student with knowledge and skills that will encourage personal, as well as professional growth and success within the nursing profession. Legal and ethical standards, communication techniques, professional character traits, learning styles and personal goal setting are emphasized. Students will be introduced to techniques to assist with time management and dealing with stress in the healthcare setting. An understanding of the importance of caring for one’s self physically and emotionally, along with strategies to maintain healthy interpersonal relationships, will be incorporated. An overview of the history of nursing, the nursing process and current trends in the profession will also be included, including the importance of evidence-based practice and cultural considerations.