Imperial Valley College

IMPERIAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE DISTRICT
IMPERIAL VALLEY COLLEGE
COURSE OUTLINE-OF-RECORD

DIVISION: Nursing and Allied Health DATE: December 01, 2011
COURSE: NURS 204 Transition to Associate Degree Nursing UNITS: 3.00
LEC HRS: 45.00 ACTIVITY HRS: LAB HRS: 27.00
OUT OF CLASS HRS: 90.00 TOTAL STUDENT
LEARNING HRS:
162.00
 
CLASS SIZE: 20 Large Quota: No
I. COURSE/CATALOG DESCRIPTION
This course facilitates the transition of advanced placement students (Licensed Vocational Nurses) into the associate degree nursing program. It provides an introduction to becoming a provider of care and a member of the discipline in the various roles of the RN. The course provides an introduction to the nursing process and critical thinking as a process to learn and improve nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition and utilization of the nursing process as a basis for care. Concepts related to program philosophy, conceptual framework, cultural sensitivity, growth and development and role expectations are emphasized. Advanced assessment knowledge, skills and practice in the classroom and laboratory are completed. (CSU)
II. A. PREREQUISITES, if any:
Completion of advanced placement requirements which include an active California lVN license, and at least a months of work experience or permission of the instructor
B. COREQUISITES, if any:
BIOL 220 for ADN applicants or BIOL 092 for students seeking the 30 unit option
C. RECOMMENDED PREPARATION, if any:
MATH 091 or MATH 090 or higher
III. GRADING CRITERIA
Letter Grade Only
IV. MEASURABLE COURSE OBJECTIVES AND MINIMUM STANDARDS FOR GRADE OF "C":
Upon satisfactory completion of the course, students will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate successful strategies for test-taking at the RN level.
  2. Cite the role and legal limitations of the Registered Nurse.
  3. Discuss the role and scope of practice of the Registered Nursing as a leader and provider of care.
  4. Demonstrate critical thinking and nursing practice at the Registered Nursing level.
  5. Utilize the nursing process to assess, develop nursing diagnoses, plan, implement and evaluate care
  6. Exhibit proficiency in all skills required to enter as an advanced placement student.
  7. Demonstrate the concepts of time-management in the implementation of patient care.
  8. Describe the principles of nursing care for medical-surgical clients with complications of normal physiology.
  9. Review the physiology of pregnancy and the nurse’s role in providing care.
  10. Recognize the complications of normal pregnancy and implement appropriate nursing actions
  11. Review the transitional and normal physiology of a neonate.
  12. Recognize complications of the transitional and newborn neonate; describe and implement appropriate nursing actions.
V. CORE CONTENT TO BE COVERED IN ALL SECTIONS:
Lecture Outline

Utilization of the nursing process as the foundation to nursing care

Introduction of the concept of healthcare leader and provider of care

Critical thinking in nursing practice at the Registered Nursing level

Time management in nursing practice

Test-taking strategies in nursing education

Advanced assessment of acquired nursing knowledge

Advanced assessment skill demonstration through simulation and/or case study

VI. METHOD OF EVALUATION TO DETERMINE IF OBJECTIVES HAVE BEEN MET BY STUDENTS:
Mid-Term/Final Exam(s)

Class Activity

Essay

Objective

Oral Assignments

Problem Solving Exercise

Quizzes

Skill Demonstration

Written Assignments

VII. INSTRUCTIONAL METHODOLOGY:
Audio Visual

Computer Assisted Instruction

Demonstration

Discussion

Group Activity

Individual Assistance

Lab Activity

Lecture

Simulation/Case Study

VIII. ASSIGNMENTS:
Out-of-class
Laboratory time may involve student independent study of (computer assignment integration) CAI specifically assigned to integrate with skills required for the advanced placement student.
Reading and Writing
Write nursing care plans that demonstrate, analysis the medical condition, appropriate nursing actions, rationale and evaluation of the plan.
IX. TEXTBOOK(S) AND SUPPLEMENT(S):
  • Pamela Lynn 2010. Recommended - Clinical Nursing Skills: A Nursing Process Approach 3rd. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ISBN: 9780781793841.
  • Gloria P. Craig 2008. Recommended - Clinical Calculations Made Easy 4th. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ISBN: -9780781763851.
  • Lora Claywell 2008. Required LPN to RN Transitions 2nd. Elsevier Health Sciences ISBN: 9780323058797.
  • Mary Ann Hogan 2008. Recommended - Maternal-Newborn Nursing: Reviews & Rationales 2nd. Pearson ISBN: 13: 9780130304568.
  • Smeltzer & Bare 2004. Recommoned - Brunner and Suddarth's Textbook of Medical-Surgical Nursing 11th. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins ISBN: -9781582559940.
  • ATI review books: Fundamental of Nursing, Medical-Surgical, Maternal-Child Health.
  • Refer to the current textbook list and syllabi.
X. STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Upon course completion, the successful student will have acquired new skills, knowledge, and or attitudes as demonstrated by being able to:
  1. apply each step of the nursing process to simulated client scenarios while demonstrating a head-to-toe assessment and turn in a care plan reflecting the steps of the nursing process. (ILO1, ILO2, ILO3)
  2. develop a comprehensive nursing care plan, when provided with client data, integrating the nursing process: 1) health assessment, 2) formulating a nursing diagnosis based on subjective and objective data, 3) setting a goal for improving outcomes, 4) implementing therapeutic interventions and 5) evaluating the outcomes of care. (ILO1, ILO2, ILO3)
  3. successfully perform basic fundamental skills in a simulation lab, which were learned in LVN program, and pass Fundamentals and Maternal-Newborn exams, ATI. (ILO2, ILO3, ILO4, ILO5)