RNSG1327_krichardson spring 2015 12/29/2014 KILGORE COLLEGE ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM RNSG 1327 SYLLABUS Lecture & Lab/Clinical TRANSITION from VOCATIONAL To PROFESSIONAL NURSING Spring 2015 Kellie Richardson, RN, MSN RNSG1327_krichardson spring 2015 12/29/2014 KILGORE COLLEGE DEPARTMENT OF ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING RNSG 1327 TRANSITION FROM VOCATIONAL TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING Spring 2015 RNSG 1327. Transition from Vocational to Professional Nursing (3) Making the transition from the role of vocational to professional nurse includes understanding the roles of the registered nurse with emphasis on the application of a systematic, problem-solving process to provide care to diverse clients across the life span with emphasis on adult and geriatric clients; and includes applicable competencies in knowledge, judgment, skills and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Topics also include health promotion, expanded assessment, and analysis of data, nursing process, pharmacology, multidisciplinary teamwork, and communication. It also involves experiences in reviewing/learning dosage calculations and other information relating to the safe administration of medications prior to going to the clinical settings. Included laboratory experiences provide the opportunity to review, practice, document and demonstrate nursing skills in a controlled environment. Demonstration of competence in selected nursing skills and computer-assisted instruction (CAI) is required for satisfact

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ory completion of the course. Credit value of Course: Two semester credit hours Theory: 3 hour Laboratory; 6 hours Prerequisites: Vocational Nurse Licensure; admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program I. Instructor: Kellie Richardson RN, MSN HSB 202 903-988-7435 Cell: 903-235-9790 krichardson@kilgore.edu RNSG1327_krichardson spring 2015 12/29/2014 Office Hours are posted by office door each semester. Students are encouraged to plan student-teacher conferences, and should make an appointment during office hours. It is the responsibility of each individual student to seek clarification of assignments when necessary. II. Course Rationale: This is an introduction to the professional nursing profession with a review of basic nursing theory to make the nurse a safe practitioner. III. Educational Materials: REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS Texts: Required: Potter, A.G. & Perry, P.A. (2011) Basic Nursing 7th ed. St. Louis, Missouri Doenges, M & Moorehouse, M (2013) Application of Nursing Process and Diagnosis: An Interactive Text for Diagnostic Reasoning. (6th ed.) Philadelphia, PA Texas Board of Nurses, (2011). Texas Occupations Code and Rules Regulating the Practice of Nursing. Austin Ackley, B. J. & Ladwig, G. B. (2007). Nursing diagnosis handbook a guide to planning care (8th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby. Huether, S., McCance, K. Understanding Pathophysiology (4th ed.). St. Louis; Mosby with online component References: Current drug guide for nurses (Davis Drug Guide for Nurses is preferred) Elkin, Perry, & Potter. (2000). Nursing interventions & clinical skills, (2nd ed.). St. Louis: Mosby. RNSG1327_krichardson spring 2015 12/29/2014 Pagana & Pagana Mosbys’s diagnostic & lab test reference. (8th ed.). Skills kit for Level I CAI’s, available in Pharmacology Lab in KC Library And one dictionary: Mosby’s medical, nursing, & allied health dictionary, (5th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby. OR Taber’s cyclopedic medical dictionary, (19th ed.). Philadelphia: Davis. IV. EVALUATION: Lecture:

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