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NURS 2800 Compassionate Care

2 hours


This online course provides a brief overview of compassion and associated concepts relevant to the provision of patient care. The course employs reading identified articles, listening to TED Talks, contributing to online discussions through Canvas, conducting and summarizing interviews, and writing a brief reflective paper on compassion. Students will explore concepts related to compassion, emotional intelligence, and nursing practice. Assessments for the course will be graded discussion posts, responses to their peers/colleagues, and their reflections on compassion in their own practice. Both RN-BSN and Traditional BSN students are eligible to take the course. The course is designed to require approximately 90 hours of work/study for successful completion.