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2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog 
2015-2016 Van Loan Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NU 360 - An Historical Overview: The Art and Science of American Nursing

This special topic course provides an overview of particular elements in nursing history through early civilizations to present day practice.  Specifically students will discuss the origins of nursing through an illustrated history to develop knowledge and comprehension as to how nursing developed as a profession.  Students will explore influences from the past that has shaped the profession and how they are relevant today, by comparing these developments to present day nursing.  The course is designed as a chronological prism with a main focus on American Nursing.  Much of the course is designed from a beautifully illustrasted textbook authored by M. Patricia Donahue, Ph.D., RN.  The compelling full color artwork emphasized the splendor of nursing and will complement classroom discussions.  In order to understand where nuring has been and where the profession is going, the student will undertake an analysis of nursing history.

Credits: 3