This transition course is designed for students entering the LPN to RN bridge program. This course will build on previous knowledge and skills the student received in their LPN/LVN educational process and focus on the professional concepts and skills necessary to transition from the role of LPN/LVN to the role of RN. Students are introduced to the Philosophy and Conceptual Framework of the University of Rio Grande-Holzer School of Nursing, as well as ANA Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice and ANA Code of Ethics. Nursing process, the eight basic human needs, growth and developmental theories, principles of teaching-learning and effective communication skills are presented. Also discussed is the role of the associate degree registered nurse to critically think, communicate, and provide safe, effective nursing care to the infant, the childbearing family, and patients experiencing needs related fluid and electrolyte balance; acid-base balance; the renal system; the integumentary system; and the sensory perceptual systems. Combined with classroom and nursing clinical experience, learning is by the application of concepts. Eleven hours class, three hours clinical for 15 weeks. Prerequisite: Official acceptance in the University of Rio Grande-Holzer School of Nursing Advanced LPN/LVN Placement track, current and valid LPN license, and CS 288NO with a grade of “S” (CS 288NO for hybrid students only).
Offered Spring, Summer for 12 Semester hours.