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Active as of Fall Semester 2010

I. General Information

1. Course Title:
LPN to RN: Role Transition

2. Course Prefix & Number:
NURS 2520

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, knowledge and skills attained in a practical nursing program.  Role differences between the LPN and RN, including scope of practice, are discussed.  This course begins to integrate the application of concepts of role transition for the AD nursing student, including advanced communications skills, critical thinking, educator role, and nursing leadership and management skills.  Selected RN psychomotor skills and thought processes area taught in a safe, realistic learning environment.  The goal is to provide exposure to actual clinical situations that will increase confidence in the clinical setting and in the RN role transition.  This course focuses on hands on application of practice transition from the LPN to the RN through assignments, testing, practice, demonstration and simulation.

5. Placement Tests Required:

6. Prerequisite Courses:

NURS 2520 - LPN to RN: Role Transition

There are no prerequisites for this course.

7. Other Prerequisites

A minimum grade of ‘C’ is required in each of the required prerequisite courses

8. Prerequisite (Entry) Skills:
Admission to the ADN Program

9. Co-requisite Courses:

NURS 2520 - LPN to RN: Role Transition

There are no corequisites for this course.