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Transition to the Professional Nurse Role

• Premier Product - Online access for this course is 24 weeks. After you purchase a Premier course, you will receive your online ID and password via email within two business days. • Academic Support (Available for Premier Product Only) - If you purchase the additional Academic Support for this course you will receive 24 weeks of support. Transition to the Professional Nurse Role assesses knowledge and skills related to RN professional role development. Emphasis is placed on managerial, supervisory, and delegatory functions essential to the RN role. Theory and principles related to differentiation between associate-, baccalaureate-, and graduate-level nursing roles are tested along with factors affecting the health care delivery system; role functioning of interdisciplinary teams; and legal, ethical, and educational spects of current nursing practice. Influences of nursing history, nursing organizations, and regulatory bodies impacting nursing functions in the delivery of care are also examined. After completing this course, you will be expected to demonstrate the ability to • describe roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse prepared at the associate degree level; • differentiate associate, baccalaureate, and graduate advanced practice nursing roles; • apply concepts from interpreted research to improve effectiveness of nursing care; • apply multiple strategies of communication to -- provide or supervise provision of care for culturally diverse patients across the life span, -- function as a member of an interdisciplinary care team, and -- the delegation of care for culturally diverse patients and care providers; • demonstrate caring behaviors in all nursing roles; and • apply ethical, legal, and regulatory standards to all professional roles. The examination consists of approximately 160 four-option multiple-choice questions to be completed within three (3) hours. If you are testing at Pearson Professional Centers, your exam will be delivered by computer. You will enter your answers on the computer using either the keyboard or the mouse. The system used for the computer-delivered test is designed to be as user-friendly as possible, even for those with little or not computer experience. Instructions provided on screen are similar to those you would receive in a paper examination booklet. (Taken with permission from “Excelsior College Examination Content Guide for Transition to the Registered Professional Nurse Role” Excelsior College Examinations.) *Important - Please be sure to order the correct required textbook(s) for the type of product that you would like (Traditional, Advanced or Premier) The required textbook(s) for the Advanced and Premier Course are listed below. • Fundamentals of Nursing 9th Pearson 9780138024611 • Nursing in Today's World 10th Lippincott ISBN 9781605477077 • Leading and Managing in Nursing 5th Mosby ISBN 9780323241830

The required textbook(s) for the Traditional course are listed below.

  • Fundamentals of Nursing Concepts, Process and Practice   
      9th by Barbara Kozier, Glenora Erb, Audrey Berman and Shirlee Snyder - Prentice Hall,
    ISBN 9780138024611
  • Kelly's Dimensions of Professional Nursing   
      10th by Lucille A. Joel - McGraw Hill,
    ISBN 9780071740999