Jul 23, 2024  
2024-2025 Catalog with Addendum 
2024-2025 Catalog with Addendum
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RNSG 1324 - Concept-Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

Semester Credit Hours: 3
Lecture Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4

Integration of previous health care knowledge and skills into the role development of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Emphasis is on clinical decision-making for patients and their families. Review of selected health care and professional nursing concepts with application through exemplars. Health care concepts include comfort, diversity, elimination, functional ability, human development, mobility, nutrition, sensory perception, sleep, coping, thermoregulation, tissue integrity, acid-base balance, clotting, cognition, fluid and electrolyte balance, gas exchange, immunity, metabolism, nutrition, grief, and perfusion. Professional nursing concepts include clinical judgment, communication, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, health promotion, health information technology, patient-centered care, patient education, professionalism, safety, teamwork and collaboration. Introduces concepts of leadership and management. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach.

TSI: TSI Complete Reading & Writing or TSIA2 Complete ELA Required for Enrollment
Prerequisite: BIOL 2401 , BIOL 2402 , BIOL 2420 , ENGL 1301 , PSYC 2301 , PSYC 2314 ; Acceptance into the ADN program; Current LVN or Paramedic license.
Corequisite: RNSG 1118 , RNSG 1128  and RNSG 1162  or RNSG 1163 

Course Fee: $75
Lab Fee: $84
Supply Fee: $568
Course Designation: Academic Transfer AND Professional and Technical

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