Dec 08, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NU 4880 - Transition to Professional Nursing Practice II

1 lecture hours 0 lab hours 1 credits
Course Description
This course is the second in a two-course series that focuses on the student transition into the role of professional nurse following graduation. Emphasis is placed on preparation for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and reflection on growth and development as a professional. (prereq: NU 4870 )
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify deficits and gaps in nursing knowledge and skills and develop a remediation plan to promote academic success (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Reinforce techniques that strengthen test-taking strategies and promote psychological readiness for NCLEX-RN examination (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Formulate a comprehensive action plan to promote success on NCLEX-RN licensure exam through self-critique of academic achievement, clinical experiences, faculty feedback, and scores on standardized assessments (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Complete a second standardized assessment that predicts one’s probability of passing NCLEX-RN licensure exam and interpret results (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Demonstrate a pattern of personal responsibility, professionalism, and accountability for life-long learning (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Evaluate options and opportunities for post-graduation educational enhancement (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Discuss selected current topics and concepts in nursing practice (Level 4, Professional Role)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • NCLEX mastery application
  • Health promotion and maintenance
  • Physiological adaptation
  • Management of care
  • Safety and infection control
  • Hot topics
  • Health care conversations, new graduate expectations/transition to practice
  • NCLEX predictor exam

Dr. Renee Wenzlaff

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