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NURS 404 Communication for Professional Nursing

Prerequisite: PSY 100-level course. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Pre or Co-requisite: NURS 401.

Course Description: This course introduces students in the accelerated nursing program to professional and therapeutic communication skills needed to be an effective professional nurse. Skill in values clarification, team building, conflict management, and one to one relationship building will be emphasized. Information management using technology and patient data bases will be introduced. Concepts of culture impacting communication values styles, and practices will be examined. Emphasis will be placed on learning and using communication skills to facilitate inter professional and intra professional communication and collaboration.

Course Rotation: NY and PL: Fall and Spring.


2 credits


(MAT 134 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of C+ or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of C+) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C+ or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C+)


NURS 406, NURS 408