Jul 22, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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NUR-1060 LPN to RN Transition


Credits 6
This course is designed to prepare Licensed Practical Nurses for entry into the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The nursing role is differentiated with emphasis on health maintenance, health promotion, and disease prevention. Content will be presented within the patient-needs framework and includes topics such as role transitioning, nursing process, documentation, communication, and legal and ethical issues. Select content from the first year associate degree program in physiological integrity, growth and development and dosage calculation will be reviewed. Supervised clinical practice in selected acute care and community settings will be provided. Independent study and review of maternity and newborn patient will be required. Upon successful completion of this course the student is eligible to enroll in NUR-2010   and NUR-2020 .
4 class/5 clinical (for 12 weeks)/2 lab hours
(Offered fall and spring.) (Not offered summer.)

Course Outcomes
  1. Differentiate the roles, responsibilities, skills, and scope of practice of LPN from RN Identify therapeutic communication skills in working with patients and families, as well as effective communication techniques applicable to working with members of the health care team.
  2. Identify teaching and learning strategies which facilitate patient learning.
  3. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for patients with fluid and electrolyte disorder.
  4. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for the patient during the perioperative experience.
  5. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for patients with inflammation and infection.
  6. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for patients with altered sensory, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems.
  7. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for patients with altered respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
  8. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for patients with altered gastrointestinal system. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for patients with altered genitourinary system.
  9. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for childbearing family.




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