Dec 08, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NURS 286 - Transition to Practice

6 CR
Transition to Practice is a capstone course designed to provide the student with an integrative experience in the application of all concepts acquired in the program. The student will be able to care for a diverse patient population across all healthcare settings utilizing critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. These skills will help the student successfully transition from the student role to that of the novice nurse. [48-144-192] Lab Fee

Additional Information: Formal admission to the Nursing Program required.


Requisites: (1) Take NURS 141 , NURS 150 , NURS 155 , NURS 160 , NURS 273 , and NURS 276  with at least a grade of C (OR) (2) Take NURS 150 , NURS 155 , NURS 160 , and NURS 276  with at least a grade of C (OR) (3) Take NURS 136  and NURS 276  with at least a grade of C (OR) (4) Take NURS 136 , NURS 273 , and NURS 276  with at least a grade of C.

Full-time Nursing program: (1) Take NURS 141 , NURS 150 , NURS 155 , NURS 160 , NURS 273 , and NURS 276  with at least a grade of C (OR) (2) Take NURS 136 , NURS 273 , and NURS 276  with at least a grade of C.

Part-time Nursing program: (1) Take NURS 141 , NURS 150 , NURS 155 , NURS 160 , NURS 273 , NURS 276  and NURS 281  with at least a grade of C (OR) (2) Take NURS 136 , NURS 273 , NURS 276 , and NURS 281  with at least a grade of C.


General Education Requirement: Personal and Cultural Engagement - Applied Core
Course Learning Outcomes:
  1. Incorporate the concepts of prioritization, delegation, and decision making.
  2. Analyze ethical/legal dilemmas in health care.
  3. Develop a plan for making the transition from student to practicing registered nurse.
  4. Implement nursing strategies to provide for patient safety and quality assurance.
  5. Demonstrate professional behaviors.
  6. Develop a plan for ongoing professional development.
  7. Provide a safe work/care environment.
  8. Collaborate professionally within the healthcare team.
  9. Plan client-centered nursing care.
  10. Communicate effectively with peers, professional staff, clients, and families.
  11. Evaluate healthcare research and evidence-based practice.
  12. Incorporate healthcare research into nursing practice.