NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog 
    Aug 12, 2022  
NWCCD 2017-18 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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NURS 1980 - Practical Nursing Role Transition

This course is designed to facilitate the transition of the nursing student to a practical nursing role. This course is optional for students who seek to earn a practical nursing certificate.  Upon completion of this course, the student will be eligible to sit for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam.  This course utilizes the following nursing core components: professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, teaching and learning, collaboration and managing care in applying theory to practice in the role of the practical nurse.

Acceptance into the nursing program

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of NURS 1980-Practical Nursing Role Transition, the student will:

  1. Use established policies in structured healthcare systems.
  2. Use mutually respectful communication and collaboration, within inter-professional teams in providing patient care.
  3. Apply the nursing process in providing care.
  4. Use caring behaviors to provide safe, effective, and culturally appropriate care to patients across the lifespan.
  5. Demonstrate effective communication skills in the development of therapeutic relationships with patients and families.
  6. Apply the practical nursing scope of practice when providing care to patients.
  7. Employ the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to promote optimal patient outcomes.
  8. Explore the role of the practical nurse in emergency preparedness.

Credits: 2

Instructional Method Lecture/Lab

Contact Hours: 3.5 hours/week

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