Synthesis of the theoretical basis for safe, evidenced-based, quality patient-centered nursing care for acutely ill patients and their families that is developmentally and culturally appropriate in a healthcare setting. Emphasis on the transition to practice as a professional nurse. Integration of legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse as provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Evaluates critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills when providing safe, evidence-based, quality nursing care. Participates in the leadership role for the purpose of providing and improving collaborative patient care. S/U grading. CRQ: NURS 432; and NURS 431 or RN status. Enrollment Requirements: CRQ: NURS 432; and NURS 431 or RN status.