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NRS 188 - Transition to Associate Degree Nursing

4 Credits, 4 Contact Hours
4 lecture periods 0 lab periods

This course is developed for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) seeking to enter the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing: PN Exit Option program. Application of the nursing process and expansion on the concepts of client, health, environment and nurse, with emphasis on caring for adult clients with common health alterations. Expansion of behaviors that are the basis of effective nursing practice, including safe practitioner, effective communicator, manager and teacher, a culturally competent and caring healthcare provider, and professional and ethical issues of being a nurse. Includes additional application of theory in the college laboratory and this clinical setting in acute care environments.

Corequisite(s): HRP 100 , NRS 188LC , NRS 188LS  
Information: In order to enroll in this course, the student must hold a current valid Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license in Arizona and have completed 576 hours in direct patient care in the role of a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). The student must also meet all selective admission criteria for the LPN to Associate Degree Nursing (AAS) pathway before enrolling in this course. See website for details.


Course Learning Outcomes
  1. Analyze the behaviors and processes that facilitate the achievement of shared goals within nursing practice and the health care environment. [leadership]
  2. Describe examples of the impact of team functioning on safety and quality of care. [teamwork and collaboration]
  3. Differentiate professional behaviors and standards of practice in caring for the adult patient. [professionalism]    
  4. Analyze the principles of teaching and learning and influences of different learning styles on patient satisfaction and health outcomes. [communication]  
  5. Utilize evidence-based concepts of nursing practice across the health care continuum to ensure quality patient-centered care. [evidence-based practice]  
  6. Utilize technology and information management tools to support clinical practice and document patient care. [informatics]
  7. Describe basic principles of consensus building and conflict resolution. [patient-centered care]   
  8. Analyze data to monitor the outcomes of care processes to continuously improve quality and safety of health care systems. [quality improvement]     
  9. Model behaviors to minimize risk of harm to patients and providers. [safety] 
  10. Participate in identifying system errors. [systems-based practice]

Outline:
  1. The Nurse as Teacher
  2. The Nurse as Manager of Care for Adult/Older Adult Clients
  3. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Cancer
  4. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Nutrition and Metabolism
  5. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Intestinal Elimination
  6. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Fluid and Electrolytes
  7. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in Urinary Elimination
  8. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Respiratory System
  9. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Cardiovascular System
  10. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Neurological System
  11. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Alterations in the Musculoskeletal System
  12. Applying the Nursing Process for Clients with Selected Sensory Alterations
  13. Classify Evidence Based Practice Knowledge
  14. Informatics


Effective Term:
Spring 2019



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