Course Code: NUR2950

Credit Hours: 2

Effective beginning: Spring 2021


Course Description:
This course is designed to assist the student in the transition from the role of student to that of graduate nurse enabling effective practice at entry level. It is also designed to assist the graduate nurse to anticipate the challenges of a rapidly changing work environment. Information will be provided to give the student nurse an overall view of the nursing profession. Included in the information will be such issues as dealing effectively with legal, ethical, political, and on-the-job issues as well as social and economic factors that impact the nursing profession. Topics involving, the role of professional organizations and licensure requirements will be covered as well. Tools for developing leadership-management roles, delegating appropriately, and thinking critically and creatively will be presented. Plans to enhance the workplace communication, time management and self-care tactics are among other career advancement tools provided. Information related to effective resume writing interview tips, compilation of professional portfolio and employee benefits is also provided. All courses without the NUR prefix may be taken prior to entering the program. NUR courses must be taken in the semester that they are scheduled per the academic advising guide and admission schedule. Microbiology with Lab must be completed by the end of the semester listed on the academic advising guide. Humanities must be completed by the end of the semester listed on the academic advising guide. Students may not progress to the following semester unless all courses in the present semester have been completed with a ā€œCā€ or higher.

Course Details


Prerequisites: NUR 2440C/L, NUR 2142, Humanities

Corequisites: NUR 2243C/L


Amy Sampson RN, MSN
Office Bldg Q 213



Required textbooks/ course materials:

No textbooks are required for this course.


Assignment/course outline:

ATI assignments per calendar

  • Nursing Service and Health Care Delivery
  • Continuing Education Requirements in Nursing
  • Critical Thinking
  • Comprehensive Nursing Knowledge
  • Delegation of Nursing Care
  • Interview Skills and Attire
  • The New Graduate
    • Licensure / NCLEX-RN
    • Computer Education
    • Continuing Education
    • Employment Considerations: Opportunities & Resumes


Discipline-level learning outcomes:

Professional standards that guide the student learning outcomes include the following sources: Healthy People 2020, National Patient Safety Goals, and NLN standards.  The nursing graduate will be able to: 

N1. Demonstrate effective therapeutic communication within a variety of health care contexts. 

N2. Provide patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to a diverse patient population.

N3. Demonstrate clinical judgement in the delivery of nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings. 

N4. Demonstrate use of information and technology for nursing care. 

N5. Will demonstrate professional practice as defined by the State Board of Nursing Scope of Practice for the registered nurse. 

Healthy People 2020

National Patient Safety Goals

ACEN Standards


Course-level student learning outcomesDiscipline-level learning outcomesAssessment methods

(CO-1) - Identify behaviors of becoming a professional nurse including differentiating between the roles of RN and LPN.  (N5) 

(CO-2) - Differentiate between positive and negative communication styles. (N1)

(CO-3) - Analyze specific Evidence based research to assess importance of incorporating these findings into nursing care. (N2) 

(CO-4) - Compose a Professional Portfolio, resume/CV. (N5)

(CO-5) - Examine steps for preparing for NCLEX examination and formulate a goal-oriented plan for continuing studies to pass NCLEX. (N4) 

(CO-6) - Incorporate critical thinking to evaluate clinical judgment and professional decision making in providing care to a diverse patient population. (N3)                  

(CO-7) - Investigate sources in providing for continued nursing education credits (CEU) required for nursing licensure. (N4)








Tests, Quizzes, Final Exams, Skills Performance and Skills Demonstration, Projects, Skills Check, Homework, Report/Presentation, Portfolio, Discussion Board


Written assignments, selected readings, online exams, Evolve assignments linked with NUR 2243, portfolio, and Computerized continuing education, HESI Exit exams.

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