NURS 301 Transitions to Baccalaureate Nursing • 3 Cr.
This bridge course provides the conceptual background and essential skills for success in a baccalaureate nursing program and the professional nursing role. Course covers: critical thinking, scholarly writing, communication and leadership skills at the BSN level, as well as the relationship between research, theory, and evidence-based practice. Students will conduct a reflective analysis of life-long learning goals. Prerequisites: Acceptance into BSN program, graduated from state approved associate degree nursing program, and passed NLCEX.
After completing this class, students should be able to:
- Develop a personal philosophy of professional nursing and create an action plan that values the ideal of lifelong learning to support excellence in nursing practice.
- Analyze the influences that impact role development in professional nursing practice.
- Identify the standards of scholarly writing at the baccalaureate level and conduct a self-assessment of current abilities.
- Utilize academic online databases to find and critically evaluate the quality of evidenced-based nursing research articles
- Examine and apply effective communication styles to enhance professional practice.
- Utilize evidence-based research and problem solving skills to enhance clinical judgment in complex situations.
- Examine various managerial and leadership roles in the healthcare environment.