NURS 406 Professional Development Transition to Practice

This course will draw upon knowledge from both first- and second-year courses and introduce professional development concepts aimed at student transition into the practice environment. As such, students are required to consider, value, and interpret practice through critical self-appraisal and reflection on practice. In addition, perspectives of transition to professional practice will be discussed and analyzed. Concepts include work expectations, critical review of the role of evidence for the practice, the scope of practice, reflection on practice, “caring for self”, the role of the nurse in health care, developing a professional portfolio, and strategies to support lifelong learning.