Transition to Professional Nursing RNSG 1019B

7 Credits
(Prerequisites: Program Admission)(Co-requisites: RNSG 1018B)This course is designed to facilitate successful entry of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and the Licensed Paramedic (EMT-P) into the second year of the Associate of Science in Nursing Program (ASN) by awarding credit for previously learned knowledge and skills. Previous knowledge and skills will be reinforced and new concepts will be introduced. The course provides an introduction to nursing and roles of the nurse, as well as professional related and client care concepts. The theoretical foundation for basic assessment and skills will be built upon and the student will be given an opportunity to demonstrate these skills in the laboratory and clinical settings. The student will use the nursing process as a decision-making framework to assist the student in developing effective clinical judgment skills. In addition, the course will include the care of adult clients with health alterations that require medical and/or surgical intervention. Emphasis is placed on the care of clients with alterations within selected body systems and will enhance previous health care experience. The role of the nurse as a provider will include: client-centered care; teamwork and collaboration; evidence-based practice; quality improvement; safety; informatics; professionalism; and leadership. The clinical experience will provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe client care to adults in a variety of healthcare settings.
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