NURS 815  - Transition from 1st-2nd Year

NURS 815 TRANSITION FROM 1st YEAR TO 2nd YEAR: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING (.5 to 1.5)

Pass/No Pass grading. Minimum of 16 lecture hours over 1 week for Medical-Surgical portion. Minimum of 24 lecture hours over 1 week for Medical-Surgical portion plus advanced medication dosage calculations. Minimum of 8 lecture hours for advanced medication dosage calculations. This course has been designed for nursing students who have successfully completed the first year of the nursing program and are entering the second year of the program. However, nursing students who have completed NURS 211 and NURS 212 successfully but have had to exit in the second semester of the nursing program may join the transition class and participate in Medical Surgical transition activities. Prerequisite: NURS 212.

Description: This course focuses on refining and practicing competency in knowledge and skills application as the first year nursing student transitions to the second year. The areas of focus include multi-system physical assessment skills, communication skills, nursing process, IV therapy and vascular accesses, wound care and healing, and medication dosage calculations. Knowledge and skills will be used in simulation activities and case scenarios. (Units do not apply to AA/AS degree.)

 

College of San Mateo Department: Nursing Number of Units: .5 - 1.5
This description is for the Summer 2014 term