Aug 18, 2022  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
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NU 4870X - Transition to Professional Nursing Practice I

2 lecture hours 0 lab hours 2 credits
Course Description
This course is an alternate to NU4870 Transitions to Nursing Practice I which is the first in a two-course series that focuses on the student transition into the role of professional nurse following graduation. Emphasis is placed on examining regulatory bodies that govern nursing practice, preparation for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam that is focused and individualized to each student, and reflection on growth and development as a professional. Students who score below the set percentile cut point on a standardized RN Predictor exam are required to take the 2-credit version of this course. (prereq: senior clinical placement)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Compare and contrast the development of one’s knowledge, skills, and attitude across time in the nursing program (Level 4, Nursing Care)
  • Complete a standardized assessment that predicts one’s probability of passing NCLEX-RN licensure exam and interpret results. (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Identify deficits and gaps in nursing knowledge and skills and develop a remediation plan to promote academic success. (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Establish and complete an individualized and directed plan of study to promote success on NCLEX licensure exam. (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Reinforce techniques that strengthen test-taking strategies and promote psychological readiness for NCLEX-RN examination. (Level 4, Critical Thinking)
  • Demonstrate a pattern of personal responsibility, professionalism, and accountability for life-long learning (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Describe legal aspects and regulatory bodies that govern professional nursing licensure. (Level 4, Professional Role)
  • Evaluate options and opportunities for post-graduation educational enhancement. (Level 4, Professional Role)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Licensure issues
  • Regulatory issues
  • State statute
  • Nurse Practice Act
  • National Council of State Boards of Nursing
  • Learning assessment
  • NCLEX test preparation and review

Dr. Havilah Normington

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