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RNSG 1423 (4 Credit Hours)
Course not offered this year at any colleges of DCCCD.

Introduction to Professional Nursing for Integrated Programs
This is a WECM Course Number.
Prerequisite: Admission to the 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. Concurrent enrollment in SCIT 1408 or BIOL 2402, and PSYC 2314. Concurrent enrollment in corequisite course RNSG 1460.
Course Description: Introduction to the profession of nursing including the roles of the professional nurse as provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession with emphasis on health promotion and primary disease prevention across the life span; essential components of the nursing health assessment; identification of deviations from expected health patterns; the application of a systematic, problem-solving process to provide basic nursing care to diverse patients across the life span; and applicable competencies in knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. This course lends itself to an integrated approach. Focus is on caring competent nursing care of adults in acute and transitional care settings. Content includes applicable competencies in basic workplace skills. Licensing/certification Agency: Texas Board of Nursing (BON). This course is cross-listed as RNSG 1523. The student may register for either RNSG 1423 or RNSG 1523 but may receive credit for only one of the two. (4 Lec.)



Academic Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board for transfer among community colleges and state public four year colleges and universities as freshman and sophomore general education courses.

WECM Courses
Designated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board as workforce education (technical) courses offered for credit and CEUs (Continuing Education Units). While these courses are designed to transfer among state community colleges, they are not designed to automatically transfer to public four-year colleges and universities.


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