Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2113, BIOL 2113L, BIOL 2114, BIOL 2114L, BIOL 2117, BIOL 2117L, COMP 1000, ENGL 1101, MATH 1111, PSYC 1101, Program Admission
This course is designed to assist the licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.) to matriculate into the second level of the nursing sequence by giving credit for previously learned knowledge and skills. (Successful completion of this course gives the student credit for RNSG 1920, RNSG 1940, and RNSG 1950.) This course provides for a transition from the role of the practical nurse to the role of the registered nurse and introduces the student to the conceptual framework and philosophy of the associate degree nursing program. The existing knowledge base of the student will be built upon with the introduction of new concepts and skills. Course content focuses on nursing care of diverse clients (from early adulthood to later maturity) experiencing physi¬ological, biopsycholosocial, developmental, and/or spiritual, transitional responses related to perioperative, medical, or mental health/wellness function(s). The utiliza¬tion of therapeutic communication skills, caring attitude, and teaching/learning principles that promote or restore health will be incorporated into the areas of transitions that the client may be experiencing. Concepts in pharmacology, drug administration, and nutrition will be included in critical thinking activities that will assist the student in identifying the affect that these modalities have on a client experiencing a transition in health.
**Please Note: Upon successful completion of RNSG 1960, 11 semester credit hours will be granted for RNSG 1920, RNSG 1940, and RNSG 1950.