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Active as of Spring Semester 2016

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Professional Nursing Role Transition

2. Course Prefix & Number:
NURS 1547

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 3

Lecture Hours: 3

Lab Hours: 0

4. Course Description:

This course is designed to build on concepts, clinical reasoning, and skills attained in the fundamentals courses. Content includes the integration of advanced communications skills, critical thinking and nursing judgment, the educator role, and nursing leadership and management skills. Selected RN psychomotor skills will be taught and evaluated in a realistic, simulated, learning environment with an emphasis on the application of the nursing process and use of evidenced-based practices that promote patient safety and quality in the performance of psychomotor skills. The goal is to provide exposure to actual clinical situations that will promote confidence and the ability to provide safe, quality, patient-centered care in the clinical setting as the student transitions to the RN role. This course focuses on the hands-on application of clinical reasoning and psychomotor skills through quizzes, worksheets, exams, videos, audio power points, skills test out, and simulation.

5. Placement Tests Required:

Accuplacer (specify test): No placement tests required Score:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

NURS 1547 - Professional Nursing Role Transition

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites
Acceptance into Advanced Standing Nursing Program

9. Co-requisite Courses:

NURS 1547 - Professional Nursing Role Transition

There are no corequisites for this course.