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NURS300 - Professional Transitions in Nursing

Course Details

Course Code: NURS300 Course ID: 4109 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is only open to students admitted and enrolled in the RN to Bachelor of Science Nursing Program. In this course, students examine the role of the baccalaureate-prepared Registered Nurse as a leader and change agent in diverse practice settings. Students determine the impact and effectiveness of informatics, cultures of safety, levels of professionalism and ethics in their healthcare settings. Students will conduct a self-assessment of professionalism, identify areas for growth and write a Professional Development Plan. Principles of critical thinking and scholarly writing are applied throughout the course.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/21 - 12/31/21 01/03/22 - 02/27/22 Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/21 - 02/04/22 02/07/22 - 04/03/22 Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/21 - 03/04/22 03/07/22 - 05/01/22 Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

The following objectives are aligned with the RN-BSN Program Outcomes (PO):

  1. Examine communication patterns used in the care of culturally diverse individuals and families. (PO 1)
  2. Demonstrate collaboration with members of the inter-professional team in developing plan of care across the life cycle and continuum of health care. (PO 2)
  3. Evaluate commonly used assessment tools to determine effectiveness in achieving quality patient outcomes. (PO 3)
  4. Analyze evidence-based resources and scientific principles to support clinical decision making. (PO 3)
  5. Utilize nursing judgment in the development of an individualized plan of care incorporating a holistic framework across the health-illness continuum. (PO 5)
  6. Analyze the impact of individual and family attitudes, values, socioeconomic, and cultural considerations to decrease health disparities in vulnerable populations. (PO 8).
  7. Integrate professional awareness of the effect of genetics, culture, and healthcare disparities on the health of individuals and families. (PO 9)
  8. Demonstrate scholarly written communication supported by current evidence. (PO 9)

Module Learning Objectives are located within the course.

Baccalaureate Essentials covered in this course include II, III, VI, VII, VIII, IX.


Please join the discussions each week. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of the each week will not be graded. The discussions are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from websites. In this class, there are 7 graded discussions. The Week 8 discussion is a Reflection discussion, and you will be graded on completion of the reflection questions, not on the content.


  • Post the initial response to each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Wednesday
  • Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
  • Reply to more than 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
  • Responses to classmates are significant to advance the forum.
  • All discussions can be accessed in the Discussions section of the course.
  • Respond to all questions posed to you in your initial post by instructor and/or peers

An initial post must precede the response posts to peers. An initial post received after Wednesday 11:55 pm will receive a 10% deduction for each day, for 3 days, prior to discussions being graded. This means the highest grade possible for a late submission of 3 days, is 70%. However, response posts are due by Sunday 11:55 pm. If response posts are not submitted by this time, the discussion is over. Therefore, no points can be awarded for collaboration, and the highest grade possible for late submission past 3 days is 60%.


There are no tests/quizzes in this course.

Written Assignments

  • There are 3 written assignment due throughout the course. All assignment instructions and grading rubrics are located in the Assignments area of MyClassroom. Assignments are due by 11:55 pm EST on the Sunday of the week they are assigned, or as indicated in the Assignments area.

Required Course Textbooks:

All required readings and resources are available within MyClassroom.

Academic Writing Requirements:

The School of Health Sciences requires use of APA format and style and all students are encouraged to have a current copy of the APA Publication Manual. All written assignments must be submitted in APA format style unless otherwise noted in the assignment directions.

Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
Book Title:Advancing Your Career: Concepts of Professional Nursing, 7th ed. - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:F.A. Davis Lib
Author:Kearney-Nunnery, Rose
Unit Cost:$79.95

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.