NURS 302 Foundations of BSN Practice • 4 Cr.


Provides the conceptual background and essential skills for success in a BSN program and the professional nursing role. Course covers: core competencies of professional nursing practice; scholarly writing; nursing ethics and leadership skills; and, the relationship between research, theory, and evidence-based practice. Reflective analysis of life-long learning goals is included. Prerequisite: Acceptance into BSN program.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • 1. Develop a personal philosophy of professional nursing. 2. Analyze the influences that impact role development in professional nursing practice. 3. Conduct a self-assessment of current abilities to implement scholarly writing at the baccalaureate level. 4. Utilize online databases to search for evidenced based nursing research. 5. Examine current communication styles to enhance professional practice 6. Examine various managerial and leadership roles in the healthcare environment. 7. Evaluate the nurse's role in upholding ethical nursing practice. 8. Construct sound ethical arguments related to the basic ethical principles in nursing practice, such as: human right to self-determination, autonomy, advocacy, and protection of human subjects in the conduct of research.