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RNSG  1118  Transition to Professional Nursing Competencies

Transition to professional nursing competencies in the care of patients throughout the lifespan. Validates proficiency in psychomotor skills and clinical reasoning in the performance of nursing procedures related to the concepts of: clinical judgment, comfort, elimination, fluid and electrolytes, nutrition, gas exchange, safety, functional ability, immunity, metabolism, mobility, tissue integrity. Includes health assessment and medication administration. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Lab required. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program and Consent of Program Director. Corequisites: RNSG 1128, RNSG 1215, and RNSG 1475. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

RNSG  1125  Professional Nursing Concepts I

Introduction to professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles: member of profession, provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, and member of the health care team.  Content includes clinical judgment, communication, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, health promotion health information technology, patient-centered care, patient education, professionalism, safety, and team/collaboration.  Emphasizes role development of the professional nurse.  This course lends itself to a concept-based approach.  Prerequisite: Admission to the AAS - Nursing (RN) Program. Corequisites: RNSG 1128, RNSG 1161, RNSG 1216 and RNSG 1430, or consent of Program Director.  Major Requirement: AAS - Nursing (RN). 1 credit hour. (W)

 

RNSG  1126  Professional Nursing Concepts II

Expanding professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles.  Applying concepts of clinical judgment, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, professionalism, safety, and team/collaboration to the exemplars presented in the Health Care Concepts II course.  Introduces concepts of leadership and management.  Emphasizes role development of the professional nurse.  This course lends itself to a concept-based approach.  Prerequisites: RNSG 1125, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1161, RNSG 1216 and RNSG 1430, all with a grade of C or better, or consent of Program Director. Corequisites: RNSG 1533 and RNSG 2361, or consent of Program Director.  Major Requirement: AAS - Nursing (RN). 1 credit hour. (W)

 

RNSG  1128  Introduction to Health Care Concepts

An introduction to concept-based learning with emphasis on selected pathophysiological concepts with nursing applications. Concepts include acid-base balance, fluid and electrolytes, immunity, gas exchange, perfusion, metabolism, coping, and tissue integrity. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program and Consent of Program Director. Corequisites: RNSG 1118, RNSG 1215, and RNSG 1475. 1 credit hour. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

RNSG  1137  Professional Nursing Concepts III

Application of professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles. Utilizes concepts of clinical judgment, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, professionalism, safety, teamwork and collaboration. Introduces the concepts of quality improvement health information technology, and health care organizations. Incorporates concepts into role development of the professional nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Lab required. Prerequisites: RNSG 1126, RNSG 1533 and RNSG 2361, all with a grade of C or better; or consent of Program Director. Corequisites: RNSG1538 and RNSG 2362, or consent of Program Director. Major Requirement: AAS - Nursing (RN). 1 credit hour. (W)

 

RNSG  1161  Clinical I-Nursing-Registered Nurse Training

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.  Course focuses on understanding and application of the nursing process, therapeutic communication, the development of critical thinking, patient/client advocacy, and safety to give comprehensive, quality patient-centered care using evidence based outcomes to culturally and socially diverse patient/client systems and documentation of care.  Development of teaching/learning plans to address patient/client health care needs.  Collaborate with the interdisciplinary health care team to promote, maintain and restore optimal health status of patient/client systems.  Prerequisite: Admission to the AAS - Nursing (RN) Program.  Corequisites: RNSG 1125, RNSG 1128,  RNSG 1216, RNSG 1430, or consent of Program Director.  Major Requirement: AAS - Nursing (RN).  1 credit hour.  (A)

 

RNSG  1163  Clinical I - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

A health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisites: RNSG 1118, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1215, and RNSG 1475. Corequisites: RNSG 1430 and RNSG 1533. 1 credit hour. (A)

 

 RNSG  1215  Health Assessment

Development of skills and techniques required for a comprehensive nursing health assessment within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to a blocked approach. Lab required. Corequisites: RNSG 1128 and RNSG 1475. Prerequisites: Admission to the LVN to RN Bridge Program. Corequisites: RNSG 1118, RNSG 1128, and RNSG 1475. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

RNSG  1216  Professional Nursing Competencies

Development of professional nursing competencies in the care of patients throughout the lifespan.  Emphasizes psychomotor skills and clinical reasoning in the performance of nursing procedures related to the concepts of: clinical judgment, comfort, elimination, fluid and electrolytes, nutrition, gas exchange, safety, functional ability, immunity, metabolism, mobility, and tissue integrity.  Includes health assessment and medication administration.  This course lends itself to a concept-based approach.  Prerequisite: Admission to the AAS - Nursing (RN) Program.  Corequisites:  RNSG 1125, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1161 and RNSG 1430; or consent of Program Director.  Major Requirement: AAS - Nursing (RN). 2 credit hours. (W)

 

RNSG  1324  Concept-Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

Integration of previous health care knowledge and skills into the role development of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Emphasis is on clinical decision-making for patients and their families. Review of selected health care and professional nursing concepts with application through exemplars. Health care concepts include comfort, diversity, elimination, functional ability, human development, mobility, nutrition, sensory perception, sleep, coping, thermoregulation, tissue integrity, acid-base balance, clotting, cognition, fluid and electrolyte balance, gas exchange, immunity, metabolism, nutrition, grief, and perfusion. Professional nursing concepts include clinical judgment, communication, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, health promotion, health information technology, patient-centered care, patient education, professionalism, safety, teamwork and collaboration. Introduces concept of leadership and management. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Prerequisite: Admission to the AAS - Nursing (RN) (LVN / Paramedic / Medic Bridge) Program, or consent of Program Director. Major Requirement: AAS - Nursing (RN) (LVN / Paramedic / Medic Bridge). 3 credit hours. (W)

 

RNSG  1430  Health Care Concepts I

In-depth coverage of foundational health care concepts with application through selected exemplars. Concepts include comfort, diversity, elimination, functional ability, human development, mobility, nutrition, sensory perception, sleep, thermoregulation, grief, and tissue integrity. Emphasizes development of clinical judgment skills in the beginning nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Lab required. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program and Consent of Program Director. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

RNSG  1475  Transitional Professional Nursing Concepts

A condensed course of professional nursing concepts and exemplars for the licensed vocational nurse (LVN) transitioning to the role of a professional registered nurse (RN). The course expands the LVN’s understanding of legal/ethical dilemmas, clinical judgment, therapeutic communication, professionalism, safety, evidence-based practice, patient-centered care and advocacy, healthcare team collaboration, quality improvement, health policy, leadership, management and delegation. This course is taught using a concept-based approach. Lab required. Prerequisite: Admission to the LVN to RN Bridge Program. Corequisites: RNSG 1118, RNSG 1128, and RNSG 1215. 4 credit hours. (W)

 

RNSG  1533  Health Care Concepts II

In-depth coverage of health care concepts with application through selected exemplars. Concepts include acid-base balance, coping, clotting, cognition, fluid and electrolytes, gas exchange, immunity, metabolism, nutrition, comfort, and perfusion. Provides continuing opportunities for development of clinical judgment skills. The course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Lab required. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program and Consent of Program Director. 5 credit hours. (W)

 

RNSG  1538  Health Care Concepts III

In-depth coverage of health care concepts with nursing application through selected exemplars. Concepts include cellular regulation, end of life, immunity, interpersonal relationships, grief, human development, intracranial regulation, mood/affect, comfort, sexuality, mobility, and reproduction. Provides continuing opportunities for development of clinical judgment skills. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Lab required. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program and Consent of Program Director. 5 credit hours. (W)

 

RNSG  2138  Professional Nursing Concepts IV

Integration of professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles. Synthesizes concepts of clinical judgment, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, leadership and management, patient-centered care, professionalism, teamwork, and collaboration through exemplars presented in the Health Care Concepts courses. Emphasizes concept of quality improvement and introduces health policy. Incorporates concepts into role development of the professional nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Lab required. Prerequisites: RNSG 1137, RNSG 1538 and RNSG 2362 all with a grade of C or better; or consent of Program Director. Corequisites: RNSG 2363 and RNSG 2539, or consent of Program Director. Major Requirement: AAS - Nursing (RN). 1 credit hour. (W)

 

RNSG  2162  Clinical II - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Corequisites: RNSG 1538, RNSG 2230, and RNSG 2539. Prerequisites: RNSG 1128, RNSG 1163, RNSG 1533, and PSYC 2314. 1 credit hour. (W)

 

RNSG  2230  Professional Nursing Review and Licensure Preparation

Review of concepts required for licensure examination and entry into the practice of professional nursing. Includes review of application process of National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) test plan, assessment of knowledge deficits, and remediation. This course lends itself to either a blocked or integrated approach. Additionally, review of nursing knowledge and skills, study skills, stress management techniques, and test-taking strategies to prepare the graduate nurse (GN) to take the National Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Lab required. Corequisites: RNSG 2162, RNSG 1538, and RNSG 2539. Prerequisites: PSYC 2314, RNSG 1163, RNSG 1430, and RNSG 1533. 2 credit hours. (W)

 

RNSG  2361  Clinical II-Nursing-Registered Nurse Training

A health-related, work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.  Course focuses on critical thinking and implementation of the nursing process to plan safe, comprehensive, care for patient/client systems with common physical and mental health needs; development and implementation of teaching/learning plans evidence based data to address health promotion, maintenance, and restoration.  Care includes measures to reduce risks and coordinate health resources in collaboration with multi-disciplinary health care team to improve patient/client outcomes.  Requires communication/documentation skills, patient/client advocacy, and development of clinical reasoning.  Prerequisites: RNSG 1125, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1161, RNSG 1216 and RNSG 1430, all with a grade of C or better; or consent of Program Director.  Corequisites: RNSG 1126 and RNSG 1533, or consent of Program Director.  Major Requirement: AAS - Nursing (RN).  3 credit hours.  (A)

 

RNSG  2362  Clinical III-Nursing-Registered Nurse Training

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Course focuses on application of critical reasoning and implementation of the nursing process to plan patient-centered care for patient/client systems with complex physiologic and psychosocial health needs/problems using evidence based interventions. Care will include measures to meet patient/client systems teaching/learning needs to promote and maintain optimal health status for the patient/client and their families. Course requires communication / documentation care given; clinical reasoning to manage and coordinate quality, comprehensive patient-centered care and access to health care resources. Prerequisites: RNSG 1126, RNSG 1533 and RNSG 2361 all with a grade of C or better; or consent of Program Director. Corequisites: RNSG 1137 and RNSG 1538, or consent of Program Director. Major Requirement: AAS - Nursing (RN). 3 credit hours. (A)

 

RNSG  2363  Clinical IV-Nursing-Registered Nurse Training

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, clinical reasoning, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.  Course focuses on transition from student nurse to the roles/competencies and responsibilities of the professional nurse utilizing the nursing process to meet the advanced and integrated health needs of the patient/client systems within hospital and community.  Promotion of healthy lifestyles with consideration for preferences of culturally and socially diverse patient/client systems in collaboration with the interdisciplinary health care team to promote and maintain optimal health status.  Prerequisites: RNSG 1137, RNSG 1538 and RNSG 2362, all with a grade of C or better; or consent of Program Director.  Corequisites: RNSG 2138 and RNSG 2539, or consent of Program Director.  Major Requirement: AAS - Nursing (RN).  3 credit hours.  (A)

 

RNSG  2539  Health Care Concepts IV

In-depth coverage of advanced health care concepts with nursing application through selected exemplars. Concepts include, cognition, immunity, clotting, fluid and electrolyte balance, gas exchange, metabolism, nutrition, perfusion, tissue integrity, and interpersonal relationships. Continuing development of clinical judgment with integration of all health care concepts. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Lab required. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program and Consent of Program Director. 5 credit hours. (W)

 
 
RNSG  2563  Clinical III - Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Additionally, this course will be a concentrated clinical learning experience to prepare the graduating student for transition from the LVN role to the role of a registered nurse. Prerequisites: RNSG 1162, RNSG 2230 and RNSG 2539. 5 credit hours. (W)
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