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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NRSG 122 - Introduction to ASN Transition

PREREQUISITES: Admission to the LPN to ASN Transition Track or Paramedic to ASN Transition Track of the ASN Program
COREQUISITES: NRSG 123 - Transition to ASN Lab/Clinical ; OR NRSG 125 - LPN Transition to ASN Lab  
PREREQUISITES/COREQUISITE: APHY 102 - Anatomy and Physiology II  

PROGRAM: Nursing

Examines the transition to the role of the registered nurse. Identifies components of the nursing program philosophy. Provides an overview of the five components of the nursing process while emphasizing the assessment component. Reviews etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and the diagnostic testing of common alterations in health within the context of all body systems. Explores application of the nursing process to care of adults experiencing increasingly complex health disorders.

MAJOR COURSE LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this course the student will be expected to:

  1. Discuss the roles of the licensed practical nurse and associate degree registered nurse in relation to coordination and continuity of care as members of the inter/intraprofessional healthcare team. (SLO 1, 5, 7)
  2. Describe professional, legal and ethical guidelines, to provide collaborative, safe, culturally competent, and holistic patient-centered care. (SLO 1, 7)
  3. Apply the principles of the nursing process within the context of the wellness-illness continuum across the lifespan. (SLO 4)
  4. Describe principles of nursing documentation and use of technology including the electronic health record. (SLO 3)
  5. Demonstrate principles of drug dosage calculation. (SLO 1, 7)
  6. Identify basic nutritional concepts. (SLO 4)
  7. Describe concepts utilized to promote a culture of caring and advocacy, respect for individual patient preferences, and respect for individual values and needs. (SLO 6)
  8. Describe physiological, psychosocial, cultural, intellectual, and spiritual components of a patient needs to improve quality and safety of patient care in a variety of health care settings and across the lifespan. (SLO 2)
  9. Integrate Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies as they relate to collaborative, safe, culturally competent, and holistic patient-centered care. (SLO 1, 7)
  10. Describe the etiology, pathophysiology and clinical manifestations of common and increasingly complex alterations in health. (SLO 2)
  11. Describe current techniques and strategies for assessing and providing evidence based nursing care to adults with alterations in health. (SLO 4)
  12. Describe the ordered plan of treatment of adults experiencing non-complex and increasing complex alterations in health. (SLO 2, 4)
  13. Prioritize health teaching needs of adults and their significant others while providing care in a collaborative, safe, culturally competent, and holistic patient-centered environment. (SLO 1, 2, 5, 7)

COURSE CONTENT: Topical areas of study include -  

Philosophical concepts related to individuals, environment, nursing, health, and the nursing education process

  • Managing Care
  • Safety
  • QSEN
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Communication
  • Clinical Decision Making
  • Inflammation and Infection
  • Etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations and diagnostic testing
  • Identification and prioritization of nursing problems and utilization of the Nursing Process
  • Nursing care and ordered plan of treatment
  • Perioperative care
  • Common alterations in health: cellular regulation, mobility, tissue integrity, urinary function, digestive, gastrointestinal, metabolism, fluids and electrolytes, acid base balance, perfusion, neurological function, reproduction, sensory perception and oxygenation
  • Dosage calculation

Course Addendum - Syllabus (Click to expand)