Dec 08, 2021
NURS 2720 - Transition to the Professional Nurse Credits: 4
Hours/Week: Lecture NoneLab None
Course Description: This course is designed to expand the knowledge and skills of the LPN and Paramedic as they transition to the professional role within nursing. Emphasis is placed on health promotion through the lifespan and incorporates theories related to evidence-based practice, quality and safety, communication, collaboration, clinical decision-making/reasoning, informatics, assessment, caring, and health- illness continuum.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the nursing program, Licensure as a Practical Nurse in the State of Minnesota or equivalent licensure in any state in the U.S., or Certified as a Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP), and/or State Certified as a Paramedic (may be in any state in the U.S. but must be to a level equivalent to National Registration), BIOL 2031 with a grade of C or higher, PSYC 1020 , PSYC 1041 , COMM 1031 or COMM 1041 or COMM 1051 , General Education Electives 8 credits, Completion of NURS 2750 or concurrent enrollment, Completion of BIOL 2032 with a grade of C or higher or concurrent enrollment
Recommendation: Computer skills are essential.
- Evidence Based Practice/Research
- Leadership, Management, and Interdisciplinary practice
- Team Leadership and Followership
- Resource Management
- Regulatory frameworks
- Holism/Self Care/Caring
- Safety (also included NPSG in Transition originally)
- Communication, Teaching/Learning, Informatics
- Transcultural Concepts
- Health Promotion through the lifespan (integrated through¿theory and lab)
- Determinants of Health (Healthy People 2020)
- Integrative therapies/Comfort/Relaxation/Rest/Psychoneuroimmunology
- Physical Assessment through the lifespan (integrated through¿theory and lab)
- Health History
- Medication Administration (Incorporating differences between LPN and RN roles).
At the end of this course students will be able to:
- apply credible, evidence-based sources of information to guide safe, preventative care.
- apply theories and concepts of social and cultural factors to provide prevention-based nursing care.
- demonstrates transition to the role of the professional nurse within organizational systems.
- describe how health promotion initiatives are organized and financed.
- identify risk and or determinants of health while conducting a health history and wellness assessment.
- reflect on personal and professional actions based on a set of shared core nursing values.
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