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NSG 3101 Nursing Theory

This course focuses on the transition from technical to professional nursing through the theoretical basis of nursing applied to the scope and standards of professional nursing practice. This is an online course with minimum class time 25 clock hours.

Division: Health Sciences
Department: Nursing
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: Yes

Prereqs: ENG 1201 and PSY 2200  Must hold valid RN license and Restricted to Majors 


  • Discuss the evolution of the discipline of nursing, nursing science, and professional nursing practice.
  • Discuss the use of theory in evidence-based practice, ethical decision making, and research
  • Discuss how theoretical knowledge and evidence-based research contribute to how nursing theory can be applied to patient/client/health care delivery in a variety of settings.

Credit Hours: 2

Classroom Hours: 2