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NURS 260 Transition to Professional Nursing • 3 Cr.


This course assists in the transition from student to the professional nurse and is the final course in medical-surgical nursing. Students incorporate concepts of evidence -based practice, quality improvement, and informatics along with previous theory and competencies learned throughout the nursing program to assimilate into their professional practice. Formerly NURS 222X. Prerequisites: NURS 254 and NURS 256 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 255 and NURS 257 with a grade of credit.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Identify health prevention, promotion, and education strategies as they relate to community health and case management
  • Identify the operational and legal issues related to unlicensed assistive personnel
  • Discuss and describe methods to promote a successful role transition and prepare for the NCLEX-RN exam
  • Differentiate between management and leadership
  • Explain the use of evidence-based practice (EBP) to facilitate quality improvement in the clinical setting
  • Select appropriate nursing interventions to manage needs of critically ill patients
  • Examine the ethical and cultural issues related to end of life care

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Bellevue College
3000 Landerholm Circle SE Bellevue, WA 98007-6484 U.S.A.
Work: (425) 564-1000