NUR 220 LPN to RN Transition (1)

Prerequisite: Admission to LPN to RN Completion Program

This hybrid course prepares the licensed practical nurse to articulate to the role of a registered nurse by expanding the LPN knowledge base and exploring the scope of practice of the RN. The course begins with a review of academic progression in nursing.  It continues with an introduction to the curriculum and a discussion about preparing for success in school and excellence in practice.  The end-of-program student learning outcomes and major program concepts are outlined.  Program concepts include:  nursing process, client-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, informatics, evidence-based practice, safety, quality improvement, leadership and professionalism.  Higher levels of cognition including critical thinking, clinical reasoning and clinical judgment are explored.  In addition, legal and ethical issues confronting the registered nurse are discussed.  

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NUR 225 Health Assessment and Advanced Nursing Skills (4)

Prerequisite: Admission to LPN to RN Completion Program

This course provides the framework for preparing students to perform comprehensive health assessments.  Emphasis is placed on taking a thorough nursing history, performing physiological, psychological, sociological, cultural, and spiritual assessments.  Laboratory experiences provide an opportunity to practice assessment and perform a head to toe assessment at a prescribed competency level.  This course will also develop student’s skills in relation to advanced nursing skills needed to provide client-centered care to individuals with complex and multisystem disorders.

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NUR 230 Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing (6)

Prerequisite: Admission to LPN to RN Completion Program

This course focuses on the care of adult clients with complex medical/surgical health alterations. Concepts of pharmacology and parenteral therapy, health promotion and education, evidence-based practice, and inter-professional collaboration are integrated throughout the course. Emphasis is placed on enhancing time management, organizational, and priority-setting skills when providing care to clients with complex needs. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe, quality care to clients. 

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NUR 235 Advanced Mental Health Nursing (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to LPN to RN Completion Program

This course focuses on the care of clients across the lifespan experiencing cognitive, mental and behavioral disorders. Emphasis is placed on management of clients facing emotional and psychological stressors as well as promoting and maintaining the mental health of individuals and families. Concepts of crisis intervention, therapeutic communication, anger management, and coping skills are integrated throughout the course. The community as a site for care and support services is addressed. Clinical experiences provide the student an opportunity to apply theoretical concepts and implement safe client care in selected care settings. 

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NUR 240 Nurse as Leader (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to LPN to RN Completion Program

This course facilitates the transition of the student to the role of a leadership nurse. Emphasis is placed on contemporary issues and management concepts, as well as quality improvement, conflict management, error mitigation, resource management, and leadership with a focus on prioritization and delegation. Legal and ethical issues are discussed with a focus on personal accountability and responsibility. Standards of practice and the significance of functioning according to state regulations and statutes are analyzed. Students are given the opportunity to conduct a needs assessment of a community, identify an issue, and develop a change project that they present back to the community and their peers. 

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NUR 245 High Risk Maternal Child Nursing (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to LPN to RN Completion Program

This course provides an integrative, family-centered approach to the care of mothers, newborns, and children. Emphasis is placed on family dynamics, high-risk pregnancies, neonatal disorders, pediatric disorders and the promotion of healthy behaviors in clients.

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NUR 250 Professional Nursing Practicum (4)

Prerequisites: Admission to LPN to RN Completion Program

This course provides the student the opportunity to function as a contributing member of the inter-professional team and apply the knowledge and skills acquired in previous courses.  Students will provide care to clients with multisystem disorders in complex care settings.  The focus is on promoting positive client outcomes through the provision of safe, evidence-based, client-centered care. Students will be expected to make clinical judgments using critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills.  Emphasis is placed on demonstration of professional behaviors and communication, collaboration and conflict mediation, ethical comportment, and the application of leadership skills.  

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