The Professional and Scientific Foundation of Nursing 050E01-2

Course Objectives

The student will develop an understanding of nursing’s historical, scientific and ethical foundations.

Course Description

Course unit 1A: Nursing’s History and Tradition

Development of nursing as a profession and science.

Course 1B: Nursing’s Scientific Foundation

Nursing science’s mandate

Knowledge and skills in nursing

Important areas in the basic knowledge of nursing

Clarification of phenomena, concepts, theories and models in nursing

Course unit 1C: Ethics I

Basic values in nursing

Views of human life

Basic ethics

Professional ethics

Learning Methods

Classroom teaching, group work, work with programme assignments individually and in groups.

Assessment Methods

050E01-1 001

Course assignment 1: Nursing’s Professional and Scientific Foundation

Individual, written assignment which focuses on the principal concepts used in nursing.

The assignment will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.

050E01-1 002

Course assignment 2: Nursing’s ethical foundation

Group written assignment, which focuses on basic values, basic ethics and professional ethics in nursing.

The assignment will be assessed on a pass/fail basis.

Minor adjustments may occur during the academic year, subject to the decision of the Dean

Publisert av / forfatter Elin Nordbø <>, last modified Ian Hector Harkness - 02/04/2011