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Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice

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Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice provides a pivotal learning experience for students transitioning from an associate degree education to a baccalaureate degree. Content includes a broad overview of the nursing profession, the role of accrediting and professional organizations with a strong focus on the American Nurses Association’s foundational documents. The competencies of the Standards of Professional Practice and the Code of Ethics are weaved throughout the text.

Topics covered in this text include professional nursing practice, baccalaureate education, healthcare in the 21st century, autonomy and accountability, nursing philosophy, professional development, communication, interprofessional collaboration, critical thinking, introduction to evidence-based practice, and nursing leadership and theory.

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Jamie Murphy

Dr. Murphy is an Assistant Professor at SUNY Delhi in the School of Nursing in the RN to BSN program. She has been a registered nurse since 1985, specializing in nursing education, community health, and psychiatric nursing.

Dr. Murphy has taught Transitions to Professional Nursing Practice, Ethics in Healthcare, Community Health Nursing, and Health Promotion. She earned her PhD from Binghamton University in Rural Nursing. Her research interests include heart failure readmission in the home health setting, use of open education textbooks in online nursing education, and use of 3D video technology in online education and its impact on nursing students’ emotional intelligence and empathy.

Dr. Murphy is an Open SUNY fellow and a member of SUNY Delhi’s Chi Tau Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society.