NURS 7023 - The History & Image of Nursing, 3 Credits
This course is designed to provide an overview of the history of nursing and nursing images as they relate to the American health care system and society. The course also includes an overview of historiography or historical research as well as fundamental principles for critiquing historical studies or narratives. The course also addresses issues of class, race, gender, and societal values as possible influences on the development of the nursing profession. Lastly, the course includes a review of selected past nursing leaders within his/her context and influence upon modern nursing. Students will produce presentations on topical nursing image concerns.