Dec 03, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog 
    
2023-2024 Catalog
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BNURSE 472 - Transition to Nursing Practice - NCLEX Prep

Credits: 4
Focuses on the professional identity of a BSN-prepared RN, professional development, roles and leadership, and measures to obtain and maintain licensure as an RN. Also includes preparation for taking the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. 

Enrollment Requirement: Enrollment in the LPN to BSN Program

Course Fee: $75.00

Course Outcomes:
Students who successfully complete this class will be able to:

  1. Discuss the role of the nurse caring for clients within legal and ethical guidelines related to coordination of care, safety and infection control, health promotion and maintenance, psychosocial integrity, basic care and comfort, parenteral therapies, medications, and reduction of risk potential. 
  2. Identify the role of the nurse when caring for clients within legal and ethical guidelines with a disorder in the cardiovascular-hematologic, respiratory, neurosensory, gastrointestinal-biliary, genitourinary-renal- reproductive, endocrine, musculoskeletal, medical emergencies, and integumentary systems.
  3. Write a professional resume and cover letter for seeking employment as a BSN prepared RN.
  4. Compare professional nursing organizations.
  5. Describe methods of maintaining continued competency as an RN.

Program Outcomes
  1. Integrate knowledge from the arts and sciences to manage the care of clients across the life span using evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning to inform decision making. 
  2. Provide holistic, person-centered, population health care to diverse populations including community and public health. 
  3. Utilize research information to improve health of diverse clients across the life span. 
  4. Minimize harm to clients through quality assurance and improvement. 
  5. Use systems-based practice to coordinate and manage care to provide safe, quality, and equitable care. 
  6. Integrate informatics and other healthcare technologies to inform decision making when managing and delivering safe, high-quality, and efficient health care in accordance with best practice and professional and regulatory standards. 
  7. Demonstrate accountability for personal and professional development, including the professional identity of a bachelor of science prepared registered nurse, and life long learning. 
  8. Apply leadership principles and quality improvement when intentionally collaborating with the interdisciplinary health care team to provide evidence-based, safe quality nursing care. 


College-wide Outcomes
  • Critical Thinking - Critical thinking finds expression in all disciplines and everyday life. It is characterized by an ability to reflect upon thinking patterns, including the role of emotions on thoughts, and to rigorously assess the quality of thought through its work products. Critical thinkers routinely evaluate thinking processes and alter them, as necessary, to facilitate an improvement in their thinking and potentially foster certain dispositions or intellectual traits over time.
  • Responsibility - Responsibility encompasses those behaviors and dispositions necessary for students to be effective members of a community. This outcome is designed to help students recognize the value of a commitment to those responsibilities which will enable them to work successfully individually and with others.
  • Quantitative and Symbolic Reasoning - Quantitative Reasoning encompasses abilities necessary for a student to become literate in today’s technological world. Quantitative reasoning begins with basic skills and extends to problem solving.
  • Written Communication - Written Communication encompasses all the abilities necessary for effective expression of thoughts, feelings, and ideas in written form.



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