This course focuses on the roles of the professional nurse as provider of care; designer, coordinator, and manager of care; and member of a profession. Students provide patient-centered, holistic, culturally competent, and evidence-based care to families, women during their childbearing years, and children from utero through adolescence. Nursing and family theories provide guidance and understanding of patient diversity in a variety of settings. Sound communication techniques are emphasized. Prerequisite: admission to the BSN degree program. Graded on an S/U basis.