This course introduces the historical perspectives on nursing as well as the concept of professional nursing. The roles of the nurse in relation to care of the sick, health promotion, and population based care are explored in relation to theoretical concepts / constructs and the competencies required in each role. Students have opportunities to develop knowledge and skills required in safe and competent nursing care of clients across the age span in various health care settings. This is a technology intensive course. Students will be charged an additional Clinical Instruction Nurs Fee and Malpractice Liab Ins Fee when enrolling in this course. Prerequisite: BIO 3120 AND PBHL 2240 AND NUR 3500. Minimum grade of D.