LPN-to-RN Mobility Courses

NURS 1260: HEALTH AND NURSING ASSESSMENT FOR STUDENTS IN TRANSITION (4 credits)

NURS 1260 is the first course in an accelerated program for licensed practical nurses who have been granted advanced placement in nursing. The course begins with discussion and definition of health and the factors that influence health in persons. A conceptual model for nursing, modeling and role-modeling, is introduced along with the basic theories that support the model. The course introduces you to the history, definitions, roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse. Critical-thinking and problem-solving methods for nurses are introduced. Building on previously learned knowledge and skills, you use a holistic assessment tool to learn systematic data collection with healthy patients across the lifespan. Prerequisites: FNDN 0600 or math competency exam, BIOL2400, and, as applicable, completion of Minnesota Board of Nursing Abilities. Fall 2009 only: Prerequisite with concurrency: BIOL 2410.

NURS 2250: THE NURSING ROLE AND VARIATIONS IN HEALTH I FOR STUDENTS IN TRANSITION (4 credits)

NURS 2250 is the second course for you as you transition to the registered nurse role. The conceptual model, modeling and role-modeling, is further explored as you begin to perform assessments and provide care to patients experiencing variations in health. You build on previous knowledge learned about the care of patients across the lifespan who are experiencing variations in health related to mobility and nutrition. New skills are introduced along with review and further development of previously learned skills. Basic concepts of intravenous fluid therapy are explored. A clinical component provides experiences in caring for patients with variations in health and is designed to maximize integration of learning. Prerequisites: NURS 1260, American Heart Association CPR certification (proof of current certification must be presented to the instructor the first week of class)..

NURS 2550: VARIATIONS IN HEALTH II FOR STUDENTS IN TRANSITION (4 credits)

NURS 2550 involves the continuing study of variations in health across the lifespan, building on previous knowledge you have learned. Topics include variations in the transport of oxygen, in the production and transport of blood, cellular composition and the regulatory systems of the body. Acute, chronic and rehabilitative care are considered along with diagnostic testing and complementary therapies. Skills are reviewed or learned during lab. You will continue to develop your problem-solving and communication skills. The clinical component provides you with experiences in the care of patients with variations in health. Prerequisites: NURS 2250, BIOL 2450, current CPR certification..

NURS 2800: TRANSITION TO THE PROFESSIONAL ROLE (4 credits)

Composed of lecture and seminar format, NURS 2800 promotes your transition to a graduate nurse by exploring current issues pertinent to the profession of nursing and trends in today’s healthcare arena. You learn content related to management and leadership issues for the associate degree nurse and care of complex patients (including complex childbearing, family, mental health and medical-surgical patients). You gain experience in application of critical-thinking skills to complex clinical situations. Prerequisites: NURS 2540 or NURS 2550; PSYC 2020, CIL 1400 or CIL 1500, current CPR certification. Prerequisites with concurrency: PHIL 2000. Co-requisites: NURS 2810.

NURS 2810: MANAGEMENT OF COMPLEX AND MULTIPLE PATIENTS (4 credits)

A clinical course, NURS 2810 is designed to promote transition to the graduate nurse role. This course offers you the opportunity to provide complex and holistic nursing care to multiple patients across the lifespan in a variety of clinical and community-based settings. Clinical experiences build on concepts and skills you learned in NURS 2800 and previous course work in the nursing curriculum. You apply skills of time management, priority setting, delegation and supervision while caring for multiple and complex patients in a medical-surgical setting. Childbearing and mental health nursing clinical experiences are also included in the course. Prerequisites: NURS 2540 or NURS 2550, PSYC 2020, CIL 1400 or CIL 1500, current American Heart Associate CPR certification. Prerequisites with concurrency: PHIL 2000. Co-requisites: NURS 2800.