NUR-613 History of American Nursing

Open only to RNs with a BSN degree or higher.

In this graduate course, students will explore the evolution of professional nursing in America in the context of the times. The course begins with the end of the Civil War in 1865 and ends a century later, with the primary focus on the formative and transformative years 1873-1948. Societal forces that led to the establishment of training schools for nurses toward the end of the first century of the Republic and the evolution of the profession to meet Americas needs are examined. The contributions of diverse elements of the American population including genders, ethnicity, poverty and wealth are integral to this course.

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Semester Hours: 3

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