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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 NCLEX.


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.

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