Apr 07, 2020  
2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RNSG 1324 - Concept Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

3 credit hours.
Lecture/Lab/Clinical: Three hours of lecture and four hours of lab each week.
Prerequisite: Admission into Mobility ADN Program
Co-requisites: RNSG 1128 , RNSG 1118 RNSG 1162  

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, evidenced-based practice, health promotion, informatics, patient-centered care, patient education, professionalism, safety, and team/collaboration.  Introduces concept of leadership and management. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach.

Note: Additional course fee(s) required.

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