The Nursing Bridge course builds on the foundation of knowledge acquired during previous nursing education. It is designed to facilitate the transition of the practical nurse to a level consistent with that of the student being prepared to write the NCLEX-RN. Utilizing a holistic approach, students focus on developing expertise in the steps of the nursing process. Nursing care of select chronic stressors will be presented through case study methodologies. Students demonstrate clinical competence while applying theory to practice in a variety of clinical settings.