This capstone course for the pre-licensure student facilitates the transition from student to professional nurse. The roles, traits, and contributions of the nurse in leadership and managerial positions are explored. Conceptual aspects of power, problem solving, decision-making, effective communications, conflict resolution, delegation, team building, quality improvement, and patient safety are applied to a variety of situational contexts. The course is designed to facilitate student self-assessment of leadership and management abilities as they develop the necessary skills to enter and thrive within the professional nursing workplace. The capstone project and paper require the student to demonstrate the ability to integrate and synthesize learning from general education in the arts and sciences with nursing knowledge.