RNSG 1200 Introduction to Professional Nursing

Introduction to Professional Nursing is designed as a bridge course that introduces to the LPN to the role of the professional nurse.  The course delves into both role transition and medical-surgical concepts.  The course explores topics such as professional nursing practice, teamwork and collaboration, evidenced-based practice, informatics, health teaching and health promotion, professional identity, and nursing judgment.  Medical-Surgical topics such as gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and neurological systems will also be addressed.  The transition component is an essential part of the course where students will have the opportunity to discuss and learn about personal growth and development, communication skills, life-long learning, and strategies for success as a nursing student.

10 credits