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NURS 130 - Nursing Transition

(3,3) 6 Credits
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 125 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II , MATH 020 Elementary Algebra  ,NURS 016 - Pharmacology Clinical Calculations  or Placement Exam, Minimum GPA of 85 from Practical Nursing Program,ENGL 111 English Composition I  , PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology  .
Corequisite(s): NURS C30, NURS L30
This program is specifically designed for persons who are currently Licensed Practical nurses in the state of New Jersey and have graduated from an NLN, Middle States, or Council on Occupational Education accredited school of Practical Nursing.  A minimum GPA of 85 from the practical nursing program is required.  If the LPN graduation was more than 5 years ago, a completed work history form is required documenting LPN employment for three (3) of the past five (5) years. Nursing Transition is designed for students admitted to the PNAD option of the nursing program.  It provides for transition from practical nurse practice to professional nurse practice by evaluating, extending and refining the scope and depth of cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills acquired in the practical nursing program.  The focus is on assessment skills, development of nursing diagnoses, outcome criteria, nursing interventions and evaluation of the plans of care.  The course objectives will assist the practical nurse to integrate the expanded roles of the nurse as provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession.  This is accomplished through course objectives and competencies which include the themes of holistic human needs, clinical reasoning, interdisciplinary collaboration and decision making, culture of safety and growth.   Learning is accomplished through lecture/discussion, audiovisuals, and psychomotor skill demonstration.  Summer offering. 105 hours (75 lecture hours, 16 clinical laboratory hours, 16 college laboratory hours).  Satisfactory clinical evaluation, completion of lab skills and a theoretical grade minimum of 75% are required for progression in the program.
All nursing clinical courses and science courses must be completed with a minimum of a “C” grade.

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