NURS 255: Role Transition

Class Program
Credits 1
This course is designed to promote role development and transition of the LPN to the RN. The student is introduced to the definition, roles and responsibilities of the registered nurse in providing nursing care to clients, families, and communities in their environment. Role concepts essential for the RN to provide and manage care as a member of the professions emphasized. The student will utilize critical reasoning as it relates to the assessment, diagnosis, management and evaluation in the provision of professional nursing practice. Principles of evidence based nursing research will be identified to guide the teaching/learning process. Focus is directed to guide practice within the regulatory framework of professional, ethical and legal responsibilities of the registered nurse and encourages a desire for lifelong learning. Corequisites: NURS 256 and NURS 257.