Course Descriptions

RNSG 1161 Clinical I-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (Level1)     1:0:4

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisites: Admission to the ADN program, Co-requisites: RNSG 1170, 1171, 1471, 1271

RNSG 1162  Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (Transition)  1:0:3

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.  Prerequisites: Admission to the LVN-ADN Transition program, Co-requisites: RNSG 1172, 1170, 2371

RNSG 1170 Introduction to Health Care Concepts                                         1:1:0

An introduction to concept-based learning with emphasis on selected pathophysiological concepts with nursing applications.  Concepts include acid-base balance, fluid and electrolytes, immunity, gas exchange, perfusion, metabolism, coping and tissue integrity.  Prerequisites: Admission to the ADN program, Co-requisite: RNSG 1171, 1471, 1161, 1271

RNSG 1171 Professional Nursing Concepts I                                                   1:1:0

Introduction to professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles: Member of Profession, Provider of Patient-Centered Care, Patient Safety Advocate, and Member of the Health Care Team.  Content includes clinical judgment, communication, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, health promotion, informatics, patient-centered care, patient education, professionalism, safety, and team/collaboration.  Emphasizes role development of the professional nurse.  This course lends itself to a concept-based approach.  Prerequisites: Admission to the ADN program, Co-requisites: RNSG 1170, 1471, 1271, 1161

RNSG 1172 Professional Nursing Competencies                                             1:0:4

Development of professional nursing competencies in the care of diverse patients throughout the lifespan.  Emphasizes psychomotor skills and clinical reasoning in the performance of nursing procedures related to the concepts of: clinical judgment, comfort, elimination, fluid and electrolytes, nutrition, gas exchange, safety, functional ability, immunity, metabolism, mobility, tissue integrity.  Includes health assessment and medication administration.  This course lends itself to a concept-based approach.  Prerequisite: Admission to the LVN-ADN transition program, Co-requisites: RNSG 1170, 1162, 2371

RNSG 1271 Professional Nursing Competencies                                             2:0:8
 
Development of professional nursing competencies in the care of diverse patients throughout the lifespan.  Emphasizes psychomotor skills and clinical reasoning in the performance of nursing procedures related to the concepts of: clinical judgment, comfort, elimination, fluid and electrolytes, nutrition, gas exchange, safety, functional ability, immunity, metabolism, mobility, tissue integrity.  Includes health assessment and medication administration.  This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Perequisites: Admission to the ADN program, Co-requisites: RNSG 1170, 1171, 1471, 1161

RNSG 1471 Health Care Concepts I                                                                     4:3:4

In-depth coverage of foundational health care concepts with application through selected exemplars.  Concepts include comfort, diversity, elimination, functional ability, human development, mobility, nutrition, sensory perception, sleep, thermoregulation, grief, and tissue integrity.  Emphasizes development of clinical judgment skills in the beginning nurse.  This course lends itself to a concept-based approach.  Prerequisites: Admission to the ADN program, Co-requisites: RNSG 1170, 1171, 1271, 1161

RNSG 2172 Professional Nursing Concepts II                                                    1:1:0

Expanding professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles.  Applying concepts of clinical judgment, communication, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, professional, safety, and team/collaboration through exemplars presented in the HCC course.  Introduces concept of leadership and management.  Emphasizes role development of the professional nurse.  This course lends itself to a concept-based approach.  Prerequisites: RNSG 1170, 1171, 1471, 1271, 1161, Co-requisites: RNSG 2572, 2362

RNSG 2173 Professional Nursing Concepts III                                                    1:1:0

Application of professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles.  Utilizes concepts of clinical judgment, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, professionalism, safety, and team/collaboration.  Introduces the concept of quality improvement and health care organizations.  Incorporates concepts into role development of the professional nurse.  This course lends itself to a concept-based approach.  Prerequisites: RNSG 1170, 1171, 1471, 1271, 1161, 2572, 2172, 2362, Co-requisites: RNSG 2573, 2363

RNSG 2174 Professional Nursing Concept IV                                                       1:1:0

Integration of professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles.  Synthesizes concepts of clinical judgment, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, leadership and management, patient-centered care, professionalism, safety, and team/collaboration through exemplars presented in the HCC course.  Emphasizes concept of quality improvement and introduces health policy.  Incorporates concepts into role development of the professional nurse.  This course lends itself to a concept-based approach.  Prerequisites: RNSG 1170, 1171, 1471, 1271, 1161, 2572, 2172, 2362, 2173, 2573, 2363, Co-requisites: RNSG 2574, 2360

RNSG 2360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (Level4) Capstone Course                                                                                                                                                     3:0:12

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.   Prerequisite: RNSG 1170, 1171, 1471, 1271, 1161, 2572, 2172, 2362, 2173, 2573, 2363, Co-requisite: RNSG 2574, 2174

RNSG 2362 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (Level 2)               3:0:12

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts.  Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional.  Prerequisites: RNSG 1170, 1171, 1471, 1271, 1161, Co-requisite: RNSG 2572, 2172

RNSG 2363 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (Level 3)                3:0:12

A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisites: RNSG 1170, 1171, 1471, 1271, 1161, 2572, 2172, 2362, Co-requisites: RNSG 2573, 2173

RNSG 2371 Concept-Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice          3:3:0

Integration of previous health care knowledge and skills into the role development of the professional nurse as a provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession.  Emphasis is on clinical decision-making for patients and their families.  Review of selected health care and professional nursing concepts with application through exemplars.  Health care concepts include comfort, diversity, elimination, functional ability, human development, mobility, nutrition, sensory perception, sleep, coping, thermoregulation, tissue integrity, acid-base balance, clotting, cognition, fluid and electrolyte balance, gas exchange, immunity, metabolism, nutrition, grief, and perfusion.  Professional nursing concepts include clinical judgment, communication, ethical-legal, evidenced-based practice, health promotion, informatics, patient-centered care, patient education, professionalism, safety and team/collaboration.  Introduces concept of leadership and management.  This course lends itself to a concept-based approach.  Prerequisites: Admission to the LVN-ADN transition program, Co-requisites: RNSG 1170, 1171, 1162

RNSG 2572 Health Care Concepts II                                                                              5:4:4

In-depth coverage of health care concepts with application through selected exemplars.  Concepts include acid-base balance, coping, clotting, cognition, fluid and electrolytes, gas exchange, immunity, metabolism, nutrition, comfort, and perfusion.  Provides continuing opportunities for development of clinical judgment skills,  The course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Prerequisites: RNSG 1170, 1171, 1471, 1271, 1161, Co-requisites: RNSG 2172, 2362

RNSG 2573 Health Care Concepts III                                                                            5:4:4

In-depth coverage of health care concepts with nursing application through selected exemplars.  Concepts include cellular regulation, end of life, immunity, interpersonal relationships, human development, intracranial regulation, mood/affect, comfort, sexuality, mobility, and reproduction.  Provides continuing opportunities for development of clinical judgment skills,  The course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Prerequisites: RNSG 1170, 1171, 1471, 1271, 1161, 2572, 2172, 2362, Co-requisites: RNSG 2173, 2363

RNSG 2574 Health Care Concepts IV Capstone Course                                         5:4:4

In-depth coverage of advanced health care concepts with nursing applications through selected exemplars.  Concepts include, cognition, immunity, clotting, fluid, and electrolyte balance, gas exchange, metabolism, nutrition, perfusion, coping, tissue integrity, and interpersonal relationships.  Continuing development of clinical judgment with integration of all program concepts.  The course leads itself to a concept-based approach. Prerequisites: RNSG 1170, 1171, 1471, 1271, 1161, 2572, 2172, 2362, 2173, 2573, 2363, Co-requisites: RNSG 2174, 2360

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