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This course introduces students to the concept of nursing as a profession and the responsibilities/accountability inherent with this role. The College of Nurses of Ontario role, Professional Standards and the Practice Standards and Guidelines are studied as the students learn the importance of safe, competent and ethical nursing care. Evidence informed practice is emphasised through learning about critical thinking, ways of knowing, reflection and research. Caring as a theoretical basis of nursing is explored. The mandates of the RPNAO and unions are also introduced. Students will be supported in gaining skills to be successful at College.