This course is designed to prepare the senior nursing student for a professional registered nurse position in the healthcare system.  The nursing student will examine current trends and issues within healthcare today (patient safety, quality improvement, patient and family centered care, healthy work environments, and roles of nurses in formal and informal leadership positions.  Students in the course will work in teams to develop a Quality Improvement project that focuses on improving nursing practice in a healthcare setting.  Students will also write a reflection paper on Josie’s Story by Sorrell King.  The course will include reading assignments, forum posts, participation in class activities, and  completing a Kaplan Focused Review Test.