NURS 300: Transition to Professional Nursing
This course introduces students to the structure of the discipline of nursing, selected theoretical and conceptual models and their application to nursing practice, research, and education as a foundation for socialization/re-socialization into the professional nursing practice. With the current emphasis on quality health care and evidence-based-nursing practice, it is every nurse’s responsibility to ensure that one's practice is competent, safe, meets legal/ethical standards; and is evidence-based. This course focuses on the transition from AAS nursing student to Baccalaureate registered professional nurse.
This course was a great introduction to my new role as a baccalaureate prepared nurse. I was able to understand the theoretical implications behind my professional practice. In my Associates degree program, we focused more on the clinical setting. However, this course help me to realize the broader perspective of my role and how to prepare myself for this new challenge.