Course Abstract Details

NURS-202, Trans.Into Associate Degree Nursing Pt.2

Credits: 2

Course Description

NURS-202, Transition Into Associate Degree Nursing, part 2, is designed to develop the student who is eligible for advanced standing from the practical nursing role to the registered nursing role. The course includes topics from Fundamentals of Nursing and Medical-Surgical Nursing 1. The Neuman Systems Model is the framework for the study of client care in the campus laboratories and clinical experiences. Prerequisites: NURS-201. Seventy-two hours of clinical experience each term. Two credits. Two billable hours. Offered summer term two only.

Course Objectives and Grading Information

MAJOR COURSE OBJECTIVES:    To demonstrate in the clinical setting, in individual and group conferences, and in written communications concepts of professional nursing. The student will: 

1. Practice nursing within an established theoretical framework, the Neuman Systems Model, with assistance. (TSLO RN1; TSLO PN1) 

2. Use the nursing process to prioritize nursing care for the adult client experiencing common recurring stressors from the internal and external environment as a means of decision-making for refining and evaluating practice with assistance. (TSLO RN2; TSLO PN2; GE3) 

3. Use critical thinking and applied theories, principles, evidenced-based nursing, and concepts in making decisions to assist the adult client to attain, maintain and retain stability, with assistance. (TSLO RN3; TSLO PN3; GE2; GE4) 

4. Provide safe, competent nursing care. (TSLO RN4; TSLO PN4; GE3; GE5) 

5. Implement comprehensive therapeutic communication skills, both written and verbal, when interacting with the adult client system and members of the health care team during primary, secondary and tertiary preventions with coaching. (TSLO RN5; TSLO PN5; GE1) 

6. Provide client teaching to strengthen normal and flexible lines of defense, with assistance. (TSLO RN6; TSLO PN6; GE5) 

7. Demonstrate through practice, the legal and ethical parameters while caring for the adult client system that is retaining, attaining, and/or maintaining the goal of system stability. (TSLO RN7; TSLO PN7; GE7) 

8. Analyze the impact of one?s own behaviors, attitudes, and values in helping the adult client system deal with stressors affecting physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual variables. (TSLO RN8; TSLO PN8; GE6; GE7) 

9. Demonstrate accountability for decision-making related to nursing by internalizing professional workforce behaviors. (TSLO RN9; TSLO PN9; GE7) 

10. Demonstrate commitment to continued learning by self-directed learning, professional growth, and professional organization membership for registered nurses. (TSLO RN10; TSLO PN10; GE7) 

11. Delegate care of the client system to appropriately prepared members of the health care team. (TSLO RN11; TSLO PN11)    

Learning Goals

The abbreviations in parentheses represent Learning Goals which have been identified for this course and program of study:

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