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Active as of Fall Semester 2016

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
Advanced Skills for the Professional Nurse

2. Course Prefix & Number:
NURS 2542

3. Course Credits and Contact Hours:

Credits: 1

Lecture Hours: 0

Lab Hours: 2

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 continues to transition in 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 2542 - Advanced Skills for the Professional Nurse

All Course(s) from the following...
Course CodeCourse TitleCredits
NURS 1544Professional Nursing Concepts Icr.
NURS 1545Professional Nursing Practicum Icr.

9. Co-requisite Courses:

NURS 2542 - Advanced Skills for the Professional Nurse

There are no corequisites for this course.