NUR 300: Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing
5 Credit Hours
Location: Online (Sakai)
Faculty: See online classroom
Course Description
This course provides transitional knowledge as registered nurses achieve baccalaureate
degrees in nursing. The course addresses areas of knowledge that professional nurses require
to be effective in the changing health care environment. It emphasizes foundational knowledge
related to professional nursing as well as nursing in the future.
Prerequisites: Must have an active, unencumbered RN license
Textbook
Blais, K. & Hayes, J. (2015). Professional nursing practice, concepts and perspectives (7th ed.).
Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Education.
All textbooks for the course will consist of the title(s) above, or the current edition.
Course Objectives
At the completion of the course, the students will:
 Demonstrate an awareness of factors influencing professional growth and role transition,
including professional and societal trends, as well as barriers to success.
 Integrate the professional roles associated with nursing practice including the roles of
health provider, teacher, leader, manager, researcher, advocate, and colleague.
 Analyze processes that influence nursing practice including communication, change,
group dynamics, and informatics.
 Interpret the influences of the changing health care environment by examining factors
such as health care economics, changes in care in the home, individual families, and
communities.
 Compare nursing professional development from historical influences to present day
advances in nursing and visions for the future.
 Recognize the impact of theories on current institutional practices and health care
outcomes.
 Evaluate ethical and legal issues surrounding the healthcare environment as they relate

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