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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing | Evaluated Learning Experience

Nursing 205 - Transition Into Practice

Formerly Nursing 205 - Professionalism in Nursing
90 hours (5 weeks); includes 22.5 hours lecture/discussion and 67.5 hours supervised clinical/laboratory experience.
Bridgeport Hospital School of Nursing, Bridgeport, CT.

July 1996 - June 2017.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: synthesize core knowledge from nursing theory and biological, social, and behavioral sciences in the delivery of nursing care; support the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health integrity using a variety of teaching and learning strategies, technologies, and resources for the achievement of optimum client outcomes; combine the standards of nursing practice and the core nursing behaviors in the delivery of care of patients in a specialty area within the framework of the Nurse Practice Act; coordinate nursing care using the nursing process to design implement, manage, document, and evaluate the care for clients and families in a specialty area; organize the delivery of evidence-based nursing care that is socially responsible, environmentally sound, and culturally and spiritually sensitive to diverse populations; practice civility and reciprocal caring as a member of a multidisciplinary team within the health care delivery system; and integrate critical thinking and sound nursing judgment in the delivery of competent and safe care; examine current health care trends and issues in nursing practice.

Nursing 205 emphasizes the students' transition into professional nursing practice. The course also emphasizes holistic nursing care for clients in a specialty area experiencing changes in health. Students may choose to practice in community, acute or chronic care, psychiatric, pediatric or obstetrical settings. Students integrate core knowledge to provide nursing care for clients within a specialty area of nursing. Additionally, group discussion of current literature enhances students' awareness of current health care trends and issues in nursing practice.
Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours (1.5 lecture and 1.5 clinical) in Nursing (9/98 revalidation) (8/03 revalidation) (9/08 revalidation) (12/13 revalidation). *NOTE:An earlier version of the nursing curriculum, dating from September 1984 to June 1996, is listed on the Retired Courses page.