Oct 19, 2021  
2020-2021 Catalog 
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NURS 273 - Transition to Professional Practice

11 credits

Completion of NURS 272  with a grade of “B-” or better.

Students will synthesize concepts using unfolding case studies to focus on leadership, complex ethical situations, and manager of care in a variety of settings and situations. Students will have the opportunity to develop a study plan for their NCLEX-RN examination success. Preceptorship is intended to facilitate the student’s transition from student role to professional nursing practice.

Theory Hours
5 theory hours.

Guided Practice Hours
14 clinical hours per week.

Vocational Program Course
Vocational program course.

AA General Elective
May be used as a general elective in the AA degree.

Course Outcomes
By the completion of the course the student will be able to:

  • Analyze own personal strengths and knowledge gaps to develop a personal NCLEX-RN® study plan
  • Synthesize essential nursing concepts in preparation for the NCLEX-RN®
  • Manage care for a group of patients in a variety of healthcare settings (supervise, delegate)
  • Utilize best current evidence to develop a quality improvement plan
  • Evaluate the culture of an organization to determine best fit for potential professional employment
  • Synthesize ideas and express ethical opinions in response to complex ethical scenarios (E)

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