In this course, the student learns to recognize personal and professional challenges that arise as they transition from practical nurse to registered nurse. They evaluate and analyze issues and trends important to contemporary nursing and apply theories regarding the transition process, role development, and the process of change to personal adaptation, professional issues, and role differentiation in terms of responsibilities and scopes of practice. They examine current issues through assigned reading, written submissions, and lively discussions and ultimately develop an individual philosophy of differentiated nursing practice.
School of Nursing and Health Professions
2 hours of lecture per week