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Active as of Fall Semester 2018



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 a fundamentals nursing courses or a Practical Nursing Program. Content includes application of RN roles including therapeutic communications skills, education, nursing judgment, clinical decision making, management of care, and leadership 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 develop and transition in the RN role. This course focuses on hands on application of clinical reasoning and psychomotor skills through quizzes, worksheets, exams, videos, audio PowerPoints, skills test-outs, 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 I
NURS 1545Professional Nursing Practicum I

9. Co-requisite Courses:

NURS 2542 - Advanced Skills for the Professional Nurse

There are no corequisites for this course.