This course is designed to promote students' understanding of, and to encourage socialization into the profession of nursing. The nursing student will be introduced to historical perspectives, standards of practice, and current trends within the profession of nursing. Students will begin to develop a philosophy of nursing by evaluating their own values and attitudes in relation to their future professional career. This course will build upon leadership theory as the student engages in a variety of self-understanding/awareness and assessment exercises, such as self-evaluations and development of a professional nursing portfolio. This is a hybrid course.