Sociology (SOCI) - Sociology of Nursing

SOCI 2027  Sociology of Nursing


Three hours of lecture per week for one term.




This course provides a sociological examination of the nursing profession with an emphasis on the nature of the relationship between nursing and the society within which it functions. A variety of occupational topics are examined including the evolution of nursing from informal work to contemporary professional status; concepts of professionalism and professionalization; the role of expert knowledge and membership in the nursing profession; occupational demographics and how/why they change; and regulatory, public, and patient influences on the profession.

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