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NUR-6130 History of American Nursing

In this graduate course, students explore the evolution of professional nursing in America in the context of the times. Using a social historical framework, the course begins with nursing care in the Colonial period and ends more than two centuries later, reflecting on the response to health and crisis in today's environment. The development of nursing education, leadership, changes in nursing practice and the role of nurses in advocacy, health promotion, prevention, restoration, and holistic care are examined through the present century. An understanding of the historical research process and synthesis of historical data are integral to this course in the proper preservation of American nursing foundations.

Note: Open only to RNs with a BSN degree or higher.

Credits: 3

Offered in Jan 2024, Apr 2024, Jul 2024, Sep 2024, Nov 2024, Jan 2025, Mar 2025, May 2025

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