||This course is designed to introduce the student to the new role and acquisition of knowledge appropriate to the level of the professional nurse. Professional Nursing focuses on the impact of acute and chronic illness on the basic needs of the client. Holistic assessment and analysis will be emphasized in planning care for patients diagnosed with conditions identified as having a high mortality/morbidity rate. The following concepts will be integrated within selected case studies; culture, integrative therapies, wellness, and health promotion. The teaching role of the professional nurse is threaded throughout the course. Students will participate in discussion related to issues associated with entry into a professional nursing role. (i.e. membership, committee involvement, continuing education, certifications, laddering etc.) Students must have successfully completed or concurrently be enrolled in BIOL 211, PUBH 107, and elective coursework.