RNSG 1327 (3 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.
Transition to Professional Nursing
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite Recommended: Current Texas LVN license, admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program, and "C" grade or better in SCIT 1407 or BIOL 2401, PSYC 2301, ENGL 1301, and MATH 1314 equaling a grade point average of 2.5 or better. Additional prerequisites include SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420, PSYC 2314 and SPCH 1311 with a minimum grade of "C." Licensed Vocational Nurses will take this course in place of RNSG 1423, RNSG 1460, RNSG 2504, RNSG 1129, and RNSG 1461. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite courses RNSG 1161 and RNSG 1270.
Course Description: Content includes health promotion, expanded assessment, analysis of data, critical thinking skills and systematic problem solving process, pharmacology, interdisciplinary teamwork, communication, and applicable competencies in knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework throughout the life span. This course lends itself to either a blocked or integrated approach. Specific areas of emphasis include the role of the nurse in the management of clients with problems of fluid and electrolytes, inflammation/immune response, nutrition and clients during childbearing and child rearing ages. Licensing/Certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). (3 Lec.)