Nursing History, Trends and Issues

· Module Description

This module is designed to familiarize students with the developments of the nursing profession over the years, the health systems and the role of the nursing profession. It reviews the society's view of the nursing profession and discusses the laws governing the profession and the rights of individuals when healthy and ill. Students are introduced to the ethics of the nursing profession and its recent trends regarding the development of both application and education.

· Assessment methods

o 25%: Class activity.

o 75%: End-of-term exam.

· Module Syllabus

Historical overview of nursing, nursing as a profession, society’s view of nursing, patient rights, nursing duties, nursing code of ethics and responsibilities night shift nurses.