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NURS 4270 Transition to Professional Nursing (Fall/Spring: 3 )


Course Description

This final didactic course in the program presents the organizational, legal, ethical, and health policy contexts of professional nursing practice for students about to begin their careers. Discussion and assignments will focus on short-term challenges and opportunities associated with transition to practice, such as attaining licensure and finding one’s first professional position. The role of the professional nurse in establishing and maintaining safety and health care quality within organizations will be analyzed. The course will strongly emphasize the leadership imperative for nurses across all roles in health care and social justice perspectives on the position of nursing in society.


Instructor(s): Viola Benavente and Susan DeSanto-Madeya

Prerequisites: Must have successfully completed NURS2070 and Must have successfully completed NURS3170

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Last Updated: 04-May-15