NURS 3191 - Professional Clinical Nursing


This course is designed for registered nurses seeking a BSN degree. Synthesis of concepts, principles, theories and roles foundational to professional nursing practice including health promotion, prevention and wellness, with particular consideration given to older adults, are central to the course. Collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and role transition are included. This course will build on previously mastered nursing concepts with an emphasis on updates in pharmacology, standards of practice, and informatics.

Upon successful completion of the course students will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the impact of nursing informatics on clinical practice.
  2. Distinguish the principles and concepts of the roles of a professional nurse.
  3. Describe methods of critical thinking to improve patient outcomes.
  4. Analyze methods of communication used to improve interdisciplinary collaboration to improve patient outcomes.
  5. Evaluate standards of practice to promote quality, safe, and cost effective patient care.
  6. Analyze the dynamics of collaboration among the members of the interdisciplinary team.
  7. Summarize recent advances in pharmacology and the effects on patient care.

Credit Hours



  • Admission to the RN-BSN Program

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