This course is directed to the RN student with a non-nursing baccalaureate degree seeking to advance to the MSN level. The course will build upon prior education and experience to enhance professional practice and growth. The student will be introduced to an overview of the philosophy of baccalaureate nursing education and the organizational framework of the College. Critical components of professional nursing discussed include: caring, communication, critical thinking, teaching/learning process, nursing roles and changes, legal issues, leadership, management, change theory and professional ethics. 4 S.H.