Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog 
    Jul 22, 2024  
Montgomery College 2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NURS 205 - Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

(TP/SS only)

Facilitates the entry of the graduate into the profession of nursing, including trends in the scope of practice and roles of the nurse in an ever-changing health care delivery system. Includes discussion of professional nursing organizations, accountability in nursing practice, identification of socio-political factors influencing professional nursing, and evidence based practice. Legal and ethical responsibilities related to nursing practice are further considered. Aspects of nursing leadership and healthcare management are reviewed. Must be taken during the final semester of the program. PREREQUISITE(S): Admission to the nursing program or consent of program coordinator. COREQUISITE(S): NURS 240 . One hour each week.

1 semester hour

Course Outcomes:
Upon completion of this course, a student will be able to:

  • Identify models of professional development as they relate to nursing practice.
  • Apply concepts of professional and non-professional behavior within clinical nursing practice.
  • Consider academic and professional options for advancing clinical nursing practice.
  • Integrate legal and ethical concepts into professional nursing practice.
  • Incorporate principles of evidence based practice, resource management, and safety into professional nursing practice.
  • Examine leadership and health care management principles as they apply to professional nursing practice.

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