(Prerequisites, Concurrent enrollment in NU 486, NU 489, NU 492.) Working with preceptors who are registered nurses, students have opportunities in professional nursing practice to synthesize and integrate empirical and theoretical knowledge from previous learning experiences. The focus is on individualized transition to the professional nursing role in a selected clinical setting. Concepts of leadership and management are emphasized. Essential components of professional nursing, including higher order problem solving; professional nursing values; leadership abilities; therapeutic nursing interventions; and the promotion of health, reduction of risk, and the management of illness and disease are demonstrated.