2022-2023 College Catalog 
    Dec 02, 2023  
2022-2023 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NAD 180 - LPN to RN Transition

Credit(s): 4
Lecture/Lab Contact Hours: 3, 3

The LPN-RN Transition course is an intensive eight-week summer course designed to enhance the knowledge learned in the Practical Nursing Program and make the transition into the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing Program. The course content is intended to augment knowledge learned in a practical nursing program and includes an overview of fundamental nursing concepts and essential nursing skills. The nursing role is differentiated with emphasis on health maintenance, health promotion and disease prevention. Emphasis will be placed on the following concepts: provisions of safety, quality care, evidenced base practice, APA format, critical thinking, communication, documentation, dosage calculation, legal and ethical issues, delegation and prioritization of nursing care, nursing process, nursing assessment and patient-centered care that is culturally, developmentally, psychosocially, and spiritually based. Selected content from the first year of the associate degree program in physiological integrity will be reviewed. Combined classroom and nursing laboratory experience, learning is by the application of concepts. This course includes theory, lab, and simulation hours. After successful completion of this course, the student will be eligible to enter the second year of the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program and will complete the last two(2) semesters with the traditional ADN students.
Applicable toward graduation at Sandburg where program structure permits:
Degree or Certificate: AAS, AGS and Certificates where applicable. (1.2)

Offered: As Needed
Prerequisite(s): Licensed Practice Nurse with current Illinois Nursing License and admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program, NAD 106 , NAD 108 ,NAD 130 , BIO 211 , and BIO 212 , Corequisites: BIO 200 NAD 130 ENG 101 , and PSY 101  with a grade of C or better. All corequisites must be passed with a C or better to progress in the program.
General Education: Not Applicable

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