Sep 17, 2019  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog
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NUR-1070 P to RN Transition


Credits 8
This 10-week course is designed to prepare paramedics for entry into the second year of an associate degree nursing program. Information from the first year nursing program courses is presented in a condensed format. The patient-needs framework of the curriculum, as well as nursing processes will be explored. Students are presented with effective methods of stress management, test-taking skills, and critical thinking concepts. The nursing role is discussed with emphasis on health maintenance, health promotion, physiological and psychosocial integrity, and adaptation. Pharmacological concepts will be integrated throughout the course content. Topics also include role transition, nursing process, documentation, communication, and legal and ethical issues. The Prince George’s Community College framework will be examined. Selected content for the first year of the associate degree program include acute and chronic health disorders, care of the patients during all phases of the child bearing cycle, disorders and diseases affecting the female and male reproductive tract, and dosage calculations. Supervised clinical practice in selected long-term and acute care settings is correlated with classroom and campus laboratory experience. Upon successful completion of this course the student is eligible to enroll into the second year courses of the RN Program (NUR-2010  and NUR-2020 ).
4 class/10 clinical (for six weeks)/3.5 lab hours.
(Offered summer only.)

Course Outcomes
  1. Differentiate the roles, responsibilities, skills, and scope of practice of Paramedic from RN.
  2. 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.
  3. Identify teaching and learning strategies which facilitate patient learning.
  4. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for patients with fluid and electrolyte disorder.
  5. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for the patient during the perioperative experience.
  6. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for patients with inflammation and infection. 
  7. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for patients with altered sensory, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems.
  8. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for patients with altered respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
  9. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for patients with altered gastrointestinal system.
  10. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for patients with altered genitourinary system.
  11. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for childbearing family.




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