NUR 499 RN to BSN Capstone
To be taken as last class or next to last class in the program
Provides students an opportunity to synthesize knowledge acquired in the liberal arts and nursing discipline. Also, explores trends and issues that influence contemporary nursing practice and engages students in career advancement activities. The course focuses on the application of research and evidence-based practice principles. Career readiness within the context of nursing and healthcare, is emphasized, including socialization to the role of the professional nurse, the importance of professional identity, professional certification, professional organizations, and ongoing professional development. In addition to demonstrating competence in each of the nine Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (2008), students culminate their learning by working with a preceptor to develop a research/evidence-based practice project focused on improving quality and/or safety within a healthcare setting. Students finalize the ePortfolio, which documents their professional practice, growth, and their achievement of the program learning outcomes.