2020 - 2021 College Catalog 
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2020 - 2021 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 300 - Transitions to Professional Nursing

Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 3
Laboratory Hours: 0

Prerequisite(s): UNIV 300  

Restriction(s): None

Corequisite(s): None

Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice is an evidence-based course that provides an introduction to the philosophical, conceptual, and theoretical bases for the development of professional roles and practices for baccalaureate nurses.

Course content includes application of the BSN Essentials and recognized standards of practice and performance in nursing upon safety and  quality improvement initiatives. The foundations of professional practice development will include the impact of accountability, autonomy, and decision making on diverse professional nursing roles. Interprofessional communication and collaboration and the relationship to leadership, evidence-based practice, and development of critical reasoning, are integrated throughout the course.

Student Learning Outcomes of the Course:

  1. Define the characteristics, behaviors, and expectations of the professional nurse as influenced by professional standards of practice and performance in relation to the BSN Essentials.
  2. Explain the integration of accountability, autonomy, and decision-making in the delivery of safe, effective, and quality driven nursing practice.
  3. Analyze elements of communication, collaboration, and leadership, as a member of the interprofessional health care team.
  4. Examine professional nursing practice roles and responsibilities in the delivery of health care.
  5. Evaluate nursing theories and models and the relation to critical thinking, evidence-based practice, and nursing role development.