NSG 115 - Healthcare Concepts for Transition at Virginia Western Community College

Course Description

Effective: 2019-01-01

Focuses on role transition from Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered professional nurse. Incorporates concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning to promote health and wellness across the lifespan. Uses the nursing process to explore care delivery for selected diverse populations with common and predictable illness. Emphasizes the use of clinical judgement in skill acquisition.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
4-5 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to begin the transition of the licensed practical nurse to the comprehensive, professional, and complex role and expectations of a registered nurse by introducing and further developing conceptual based approaches to patient care. Completion of the course will result in credits awarded the LPN for previous education and work experience.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite(s): BIO 141, BIO 142, ENG 111, PSY 230, SDV 100; Acceptance to the Transition Program. Corequisite(s): NSG 200

Course Objectives

Major Topics to be Included

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