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NUR 1811     Foundations for the Transition to the Registered Nurse Role     5 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing program NUR 1290 and NUR 1460 each with a grade of 'B-' or better.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: NUR 1470

This course is designed to facilitate the transition from the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to the role of the Associate Degree Registered Nurse (RN). This course will build upon and enhance the student's nursing knowledge. The basic concepts of the Oakland Community College Associate Degree Program Philosophy (nursing, nursing education, teaching, learning, health, environment and human being) are presented to provide a framework for discussion. The nursing care, via the nursing process, of patients with simple, well-defined medical surgical dysfunction will be presented. The concepts of pain, fluid and electrolyte balance, oxygenation, the surgical experience and nutrition associated with the medical surgical patient will be highlighted to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision-making. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 8