(Prerequisite, Admission to nursing major) This course builds on prior knowledge acquired in a basic practical nursing program and requires the student to self- reflect on previous and future nursing roles. Essential components of professional nursing are discussed including the concepts of nursing, Person, adaptation, health, and environment. Students also learn to apply nursing process when delivering nursing care in the health care system as a professional nurse. The course also reviews the historical evolution of the nursing profession and the development of its body of knowledge. The process involved in establishing a professional identity as a baccalaureate student and graduate are presented.