Transition to the Professional Nurse Role

Catalog Number
NURx108
Exam Type
Multiple Choice
Credit / Level
3.0 / Lower

This examination assesses knowledge and skills related to RN professional role development (provider and manager of care and member of profession). Emphasis is placed on managerial, supervisory, and delegation functions essential to the RN role. Theory and principles related to differentiation between associate, baccalaureate, and graduate-level nursing roles are tested along with factors affecting the health care delivery system; role functioning of interdisciplinary teams; and legal, ethical, and educational aspects of current nursing practice. Influences of nursing history, nursing organizations, and regulatory bodies impacting nursing functions in the delivery of care are examined.

NOTE: This subject is a required component of the Excelsior College associate nursing degrees.

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PRACTICE EXAM: Once you register for the credit-bearing exam, you will be eligible to register for a practice exam, for $75. To purchase the practice exam, which includes two different forms, you must also be actively enrolled in Excelsior’s associate degree in nursing program. Visit www.excelsior.edu and log into your MyExcelsior account to register.

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