Nursing LVN to RN Program

Nursing LVN to RN Program

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Degrees/Certificates offered within program:

LVN - LVN to RN

LVN-021: Role Transition LVN to RN (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Prerequisite ENG 001A Prerequisite Acceptance into LVN to RN Program Corequisite LVN 021A This course is designed to prepare the licensed vocational nurse for entry into an associate degree nursing (ADN) program. The course content will focus on competencies expected of the graduate ADN, critical thinking skills, review of medical-surgical nursing concepts, role change, research skills, teaching-learning principles, development of the nursing teaching role, pharmacology principles, and medication calculation to prepare the student for success in an ADN program.

LVN-021A: Role Transition Clinical (1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 1.0)

Prerequisite ENG 001A Corequisite LVN 021 This course involves directed clinical experiences in acute hospitals and agencies that provide services for perioperative and medical/surgical clients. Through the use of the nursing process, the student will provide care, teaching, support and rehabilitation to perioperative and medical/surgical clients. Emphasis will be upon the role of the registered nurse caring for clients with acute and chronic problems.

LVN-031: Community Mental Health Nursing (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Prerequisite: ENG 001A, LVN 021A. Corequisite LVN 032, LVN 033, and LVN 034, Students must attain the minimum grade of 75% average. This course is designed to present mental health principles to assist the nursing student in developing an increased understanding of human behavior related to a variety of psychiatric and mental health disorders. This course is designed to provide theoretical and clinical approaches in providing nursing care to individuals of varying ages, with complex health care needs in the community setting.

LVN-032: Intermediate Medical-Surgical Nursing Theory (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: LVN 021A. Corequisite: LVN 031, LVN 033, LVN 034, Students will be required to maintain a 75% average. The student learns to synthesize and correlate nursing knowledge and skills in the provision of care to multiple patients who have complex, multi-system illnesses. The focus is on helping students learn to identify and anticipate patient needs and priorities, and evaluate outcomes of care. The nursing care of adult and geriatric clients with acute and chronic illnesses is addressed.

LVN-033: Introduction to Clinical Judgment (1.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 1.0)

Prerequisite and Completion of ENG 001A. Prerequisite LVN 021A. Corequisite: LVN 032, LVN 031. This course integrates nursing theory and clinical learning experiences through the use of case studies, clinical narratives, participation in clinical simulation scenarios with computerized manikins, and class discussion. This simulated clinical experience enhances the student’s nursing theory course classroom learning. The emphasis is on the role of the registered nurse in caring for acute medical-surgical and geriatric patients with acute and chronic problems in the nursing simulation lab.

LVN-034: Intermediate Clinical Practicum (4.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 4.0)

Prerequisite ENG 001A , Prerequisite LVN 021 and Prerequisite LVN 021A Students must complete all nursing course with 75% score or higher Corequisite LVN 031 , Corequisite LVN 032 and Corequisite LVN 033 Students must complete all nursing course with 75% score or higher This course provides the nursing student with directed clinical experiences in acute care hospitals and a variety of community healthcare agencies for adult and geriatric patients/clients who have acute or chronic medical-surgical and mental health/psychiatric illnesses.

LVN-041: Advanced Maternal-Child Nursing (2.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 2.0)

Prerequisite ENG 001A Prerequisite LVN 031 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher , Prerequisite LVN 032 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher , Prerequisite LVN 033 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher Prerequisite LVN 034 Corequisite LVN 042 , Corequisite LVN 044 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher , Corequisite LVN 050 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher This course is designed for the student to focus on advanced concepts in caring for high risk child-bearing and child-rearing families. Concepts required include family communications, teaching, the nursing process, critical thinking, legal-ethical issues, and advocacy for the RN role and scope of practice.

LVN-042: Advanced Medical-Surgical/Leadership Nursing (3.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 3.0)

Prerequisite: ENG 001A , Prerequisite: LVN 021A , LVN 021, LVN 031 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher, LVN 032 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher, LVN 033 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher, LVN 034. Corequisite: LVN 041 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher, LVN 044. This course focuses on advanced application of the nursing process in the care of critically ill adult and geriatric patients. Content includes leadership theory and application, delegation, priorities, and time management.

LVN-044: Advanced Clinical Practicum (5.0 Lab) (Min Credits: 5.0)

Prerequisite: LVN 021, LVN 021A, LVN 031, LVN 032, LVN 033, LVN 034. Corequisite: LVN 041, LVN 042, LVN 050. This course provides the nursing student with directed clinical experiences in acute care hospitals and a variety of community healthcare agencies for maternal-child and pediatric patients/clients as well as for adult and geriatric patients/clients who have acute or chronic medical-surgical illnesses.

LVN-050: Leadership and Ethics (1.0 Lecture) (Min Credits: 1.0)

Prerequisite ENG 001A Prerequisite LVN 031 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher , Prerequisite LVN 032 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher , Prerequisite LVN 033 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher Prerequisite LVN 034 Corequisite LVN 041 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher , Corequisite LVN 042 Students must pass with a grade of 75% or higher and Corequisite LVN 044 This course prepares the student to take responsibility for managing and coordinating patient care. The registered nurse must have the knowledge and skills necessary to make decisions on setting priorities, delegation, quality improvement, legal parameters of nursing practice, and ethical issues confronting nursing today.