NUR 503: Transitions Adv Nurs Practice
Prerequisite: Matriculated Grad Students
For Registered Nurses with bachelor degrees in areas other than nursing. The purpose of the course is to provide non-traditional students with a common knowledge base including the community perspective as a foundation for graduate study in nursing. Students examine realities of modern nursing practice; explore the philosophical, professional, and theoretical bases for nursing practice as a framework for graduate study; reflect on professional practice and evaluate it in light of established standards; explore strategies aimed at promoting success in graduate education such as critical thinking and written communication; analyze issues and trends in the health care delivery system; and develop a population focus for nursing interventions that improve health outcomes consistent with Healthy People 2020. In addition, students examine professional values essential to advancing nursing practice.