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NS3315 - LPN to RN Transition - 4.5 Credits

This course is designed to assist the licensed practical/vocational nurse to transition to the role of the baccalaureate degree nurse. The focus is on the core competencies of critical thinking, therapeutic communication, assessment, and technical skill that progressive personal and professional role development of the beginning baccalaureate nurse. Nursing theory, professional values, legalities, and ethics are introduced. Nursing roles will be further explored: designer, coordinator, manager of care, mandatory reporter, advocate, change agent, educator, and member of a profession. Students are provided faculty-guided theory and laboratory experiences in order to develop competence and confidence in the performance of health history and physical assessments across the lifespan (theory and lab).

Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing clinical core

Delivery: on campus