Sep 27, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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NUR-1070 P to RN Transition


Credits 8
This 10-week course (offered in the summer only) 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 client 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 clients 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-1010  and NUR-1020  ). 
Prerequisite(s): Please refer to admission requirements as noted in the catalog.
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 clients 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 client learning.
  4. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for clients with fluid and electrolyte disorder.
  5. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for the client during the perioperative experience.
  6. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for clients with inflammation and infection. 
  7. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for clients with altered sensory, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems
  8. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for clients with altered respiratory and cardiovascular systems.
  9. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for clients with altered gastrointestinal system.
  10. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for clients with altered genitourinary system.
  11. Utilize the nursing process to plan care for childbearing family.




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