This course provides a historical overview of how nursing developed and how it has transformed into contemporary roles in an ever changing health care delivery system. Students are introduced to basic concepts of the nursing profession, the role of provider of care and the basic physiologic and higher level needs of man. This course is designed to provide a foundation for all subsequent nursing courses. There is specific emphasis on the non-clinical aspects of nursing.  Prerequisite: 12 credits of general education coursework towards degree progression