Course Descriptions

RNSG 1118 Professional Nursing Competencies    1:0:4

Transition to professional nursing competencies in the care of patients throughout the lifespan. Validates proficiency in 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 and tissue integrity. Includes health assessment and medication administration. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Prerequisite: Admission to Concept-Based Transition to Nursing Practice Program

RNSG 1125 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, evidenced-based practice, health promotion, health information technology, 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 Associate Degree Nursing program, Co-requisites: RNSG 1216, RNSG 1430, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1161

RNSG 1126 Professional Nursing Concepts II    1:1:0

Expanding professional nursing concepts and exemplars within the professional nursing roles. Applying concepts of clinical judgment, ethical-legal, evidence-based practice, patient-centered care, professionalism, safety, and team/collaboration to the exemplars presented in the Health Care Concepts II course. Introduces concepts of leadership and management. Emphasizes role development of the professional nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Prerequisites: RNSG 1216, RNSG 1430, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1116, RNSG 1125 Co-requisites: RNSG 1533, RNSG 2362

RNSG 1128 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 Associate Degree Nursing program, Co-requisite: RNSG 1216, RNSG 1430, RNSG 1125, RNSG 1161

RNSG 1137 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, teamwork and collaboration. Introduces the concepts of quality improvement, health information technology, and health care organizations. Incorporates concepts into role development of the professional nurse. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Prerequisites: RNSG 1216, RNSG 1430, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1161, RNSG 1125, RNSG 1533, RNSG 2362, RNSG 1126 Co-requisites: RNSG 1538, RNSG 2363

RNSG 1161 Clinical I-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse 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 Associate Degree Nursing program, Co-requisites: RNSG 1430, RNSG 1125, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1216

RNSG 1162  Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (LVN-ADN Clinical)    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 Concept-Based Transition Program, Co-requisites: RNSG 1170, RNSG 1324, RNSG 1118

RNSG 1216 Professional Nursing Competencies    2:0:8

Development of professional nursing competencies in the care of 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 Associate Degree Nursing program, Co-requisites: RNSG 1430, RNSG 1125, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1161

RNSG 1324 Concept-Based Transition to Professional Nursing Practice    3:2:4

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, health information technology, patient-centered care, patient education, professionalism, safety, teamwork and collaboration. Introduces concept of leadership and management. This course lends itself to a concept-based approach. Prerequisites: Admission to Concept-Based Transition to Nursing Practice Program, Co-requisites: RNSG 1118, RNSG 1162, RNSG 1170

RNSG 1430 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 Associate Degree Nursing Program, Co-requisites: RNSG 1216, RNSG 1125, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1161

RNSG 1533 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 1128, RNSG 1125, RNSG 1430, RNSG 1161, RNSG 1216, Co-requisites: RNSG 1126, RNSG 2362

RNSG 1538 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, grief, 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 1128, RNSG 1125, RNSG 1430, RNSG 1161, RNSG 1216, RNSG 1126, RNSG 1533, RNSG 2362, Co-requisites: RNSG 1137, RNSG 2363

RNSG 2138 Professional Nursing Concepts IV    1:1:1

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, teamwork and 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 1216, RNSG 1430, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1161, RNSG 1125, RNSG 1533, RNSG 2362, RNSG 1126, RNSG 1538, RNSG 2363, RNSG 1137, Co-requisites: RNSG 2539, RNSG 2360

RNSG 2360 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (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 1430, RNSG 1125, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1216, RNSG 1161, RNSG 1533, RNSG 1126, RNSG 2362, RNSG 1538, RNSG 1137, RNSG 2363, Co-requisite: RNSG 2539, RNSG 2138

RNSG 2362 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse    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 1430, RNSG 1125, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1216, RNSG 1161, Co-requisite: RNSG 1533, RNSG 1126

RNSG 2363 Clinical-Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse    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 1430, RNSG 1125, RNSG 1128, RNSG 1216, RNSG 1161, RNSG 1533, RNSG 1126, RNSG 2362, Co-requisites: RNSG 1538, RNSG 1137

RNSG 2539 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, tissue integrity, and interpersonal relationships.  Continuing development of clinical judgment with integration of all health care concepts.  The course leads itself to a concept-based approach. Prerequisites: RNSG 1128, RNSG 1125, RNSG 1430, RNSG 1161, RNSG 1216, RNSG 1126, RNSG 2362, RNSG 1533, RNSG 2363,
RNSG 1538, RNSG 1137, Co-requisites: RNSG 2360, RNSG 2138

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