NURSNG360 Professional Issues in Nursing for RNs

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Course Description

This introductory course of the online RN-BS nursing program focuses on core concepts of professional nursing practice including human beings, environment, health, and nursing. This course meets the University Intermediate Seminar requirements. Students will increase their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills while addressing the key issues facing nursing. Important health care competencies and concepts, including patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and informatics, are established. Historical, theoretical, and professional membership perspectives are emphasized.

Prerequisite: RN - BSN students only. Students must register through Wiser:

Course Video

Video Introduction

Academic Information

Credits: 6


Dates: Feb 3 - May 9
Class #: 6906

Discussions (Choose one section)
Section 1
Dates: Feb 4 - May 6
Day/Time: Tu 8:45a - 10:45a
Class No: 6907

Section 2
Dates: Feb 4 - May 6
Day/Time: Tu 7p - 9p
Class No: 6909

Section 3
Dates: Feb 5 - May 7
Day/Time: W 7:15p - 9:15p
Class No: 6910

Section 4
Dates: Feb 5 - May 7
Day/Time: W 7:30p - 9:30p
Class No: 6911

Section 5
Dates: Feb 5 - May 7
Day/Time: W 8:30a - 10:30a
Class No: 17173

Section 6
Dates: Feb 4 - May 6
Day/Time: Tu 7:30p - 9:30p
Class No: 17434


Course Fee: $2106
Lab Fee: $0
Total Course Fee: $2106


Lecture & Discussion 1: Jo A Mulready-Shick | Bio

Discussion 2: Diane M Shea

Discussion 3: Caitlin Hynes O'Callaghan

Discussion 4: Carol A Moran

Discussion 5 & 6: June M Peterson

Book Information


  1. Grossman, S. C., & Valiga, T. M. (2013). The new leadership challenge: Creating the future of nursing (4th ed.). Philadelphia: F.A. Davis.
  2. Hacker, D. & Sommers, N. (2011). A writer’s reference with writing in the disciplines (7th ed.). Boston: Bedford St. Martins. ISBN-13: 9780312601447 *
  3. Roux, G,. & Halstead, J. (2009). Issues and trends in nursing: Essential knowledge for today and tomorrow. Burlington, MA: Jones and Bartlett Learning.
  4. Headset for WIMBA discussion. Headset Log Clear Chat Style.

* This text also comes in alternative versions: A Writer’s Reference with Resources for Multilingual Writers and ESL, ISBN-13: 9780312649364, and e-versions to both texts, which are also acceptable.


  1. American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Author.
  2. American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing’s social policy statement: The essence of the profession (3rd ed.). Silver Spring, MD: Author.
  3. American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, D. C.: Author.

Wimba Classroom

The College of Advancing and Professional Studies (CAPS) strongly recommends that its online faculty use Wimba Classroom (a live discussion tool) at least twice during the semester. Information about Wimba can be found on our Wimba Support wikipage. Some online programs meet weekly in Wimba Classroom at set days & times. Your course instructor will inform you about dates and times of course meetings.


Registration for Spring 2014 is closed. Please view the academic calendar for important dates.

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