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NURS 2800 Compassionate Care

3 hours


This online course provides a brief overview of compassion and associated concepts relevant to the provision of patient care. Compassionate care entails attention, listening, confronting (naming suffering), involvement, helping attitudes, presence, and understanding. Compassionate care is identified in The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education by the American Association of College of Nursing (AACN) as a featured concept essential to the practice of nursing. Students will explore concepts related to compassion, emotional intelligence, compassion fatigue, and nursing practice. Both RN-BSN and Traditional BSN students are eligible to take the course. The course is designed to require 112-135 hours of work/study for successful completion.