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Course Descriptions and Outlines:
This elective course will assess and develop the student's current level in performing basic nursing skills essential for professional nursing practice. The course builds on the Nursing 1117 or Nursing 1120 students' knowledge and experience and allows the student to further develop previously learned skills. The assignments and lab interactions will facilitate the student in review of theoretical principles with application to skills and demonstration of skill proficiency. This course is designed to increase confidence and proficiency in nursing skill techniques. (Prerequisites: Completion of NURS 1117 or NURS 1120). (2 C/1 lect, 1 lab).
This course is designed to assist the student make an effective role transition from the nursing student to the graduate nurse. Students formulate a beginning personal philosophy of nursing that will guide their nursing practice and provide direction in setting career goals. A career planning unit introduces students to the employment seeking process in nursing. Additional course content includes defining nursing roles and responsibilities, levels of educational preparation, and legal and ethical issues pertaining to the discipline of nursing. (Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Semester III requirements as identified in the ADN program sequence). (1 C/2 hours lect: semester).
This course is designed to provide nursing students the opportunity to work with culturally diverse individuals/groups either locally or globally. Students will choose either Option A: local clinical experience or Option B: travel abroad clinical experience. Students will choose a clinical practicum (Option A or Option B) where they will observe care and individual/groups from diverse cultures. The nurses role and responsibilities to marginalized groups will be explored. The student will move beyond cultural sensitivity and awareness to the development of providing culturally competent care. (Prerequisites: Currently registered in the AD Nursing Program. Nursing graduates or students from other nursing programs besides RCTC will be considered as space allows. Current CPR certification). (2 C).