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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 Associate Professor at SUNY Delhi in the School of Nursing in their RN to BSN and Master’s program in Nursing Education. She has been a registered nurse for over 35 years, specializing in nursing education, community health, and psychiatric nursing. She earned her PhD from Binghamton University in Rural Nursing. Areas of expertise include conducting research on open education resources and virtual reality in online nursing education, with clinical experience in community health and psychiatric nursing.

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