Transitions to Professional Practice                  4 credits    
(Pre-Licensure BSN Track)

Synthesis of core knowledge and skills in preparation for entry-level professional practice. Students revisit, through accelerated content review based on areas of client needs, the essential professional body of knowledge necessary for entry to practice and licensure. Facilitation of the student’s transition to professional nursing practice and management of clients with complex health problems. The practicum experience enables students to demonstrate leadership and collaborative skills in a self-selected health care environment with other members of the health care team through a preceptor relationship with an RN. Application and evaluation of safety, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, informatics, and teamwork and collaboration competencies culminates in the senior practicum experience and project; capstone course. (75 hours of clinical) Prerequisites or co-requisites: Nu421 Community and Public Health Nursing, Nu423 Leadership and Management for Quality Healthcare Systems.

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