Nursing (NUR)

NUR 103 - Clinical Reasoning in Current Nursing Practice

Course Description

Effective: 2013-05-01

Discusses clinical reasoning and the critical thinking process used in nursing. Incorporates practical reasoning, which complements the scientific reasoning used in the nursing process. Forms the basis for the thinking process applied throughout all nursing courses.
Lecture 2 hours. 2 Credits.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

Introduce the student to clinical reasoning, clinical judgment, and critical thinking process used in nursing, which forms the basis for the thinking process in all nursing courses.

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NUR 215 - Transition to Nursing Practice

Course Description

Effective: 2013-05-01

Focuses on the care of diverse patients with complex health issues. Incorporates communication, collaboration, caring, and critical thinking/clinical reasoning necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care. Integrates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the entry level nurse. Provides a precepted clinical experience to facilitate an effective transition from student to registered nurse.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 9 hours. Total 12 hours per week. 6 Credits.
6 credits

General Course Purpose

Builds on the concepts of previous nursing courses and serves as a capstone course for a nursing program. Integration of previous knowledge of nursing theory, clinical experiences, and skills learned throughout the nursing program to provide evidence-based patient-centered nursing care to medically complicated patients. Provide the student with the ability to demonstrate safe, patient-centered care for a diverse patient population in a precepted experience.

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