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Nursing - LPN to RN Traditional Bridge - AAS

Allied Health

Contact: Debbie HACKLER Hacklerd@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Debbie HACKLER Hacklerd@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Todd SAZAMA Sazamat@hutchcc.edu (620)665-4939

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Some Credit Hours

This degree requires 69 credit hours.

Requirements

Course Title Credits
BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6

Basic structure and function of the human body. Lecture and lab.
Pre-Reqs: BI100 or BI101 or BI104 or BI105 or BI112 w/Grade of C

BI112 General Microbiology 4

Microbiological principles; introduction to eukaryotic and prokaryotic microbes and viruses, growth and control, microbial genetics, mechanisms of infection, and host defenses with selected microbial diseases addressed; support of concepts examined in lecture provided by lab emphasizing aseptic technique, safe handling and manipulation of microbes and survey of representative microorganisms. Lecture and lab.
Pre-Reqs: BI101 or BI103 or BI104 or BI105

HR105 Medical Terminology 3

Elements of medical language including common abbreviations. Emphasis is placed on spelling, pronunciation, correct usage, and meaning relating to body systems, medical science, and medical specialties.

NR103 LPN Transition to RN 2

Review of the care of the adult patient utilizing the nursing process to identify physical, physical, psychological, cultural, and spiritual needs and plan care to improve patient outcomes.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR103L LPN Transition to RN Practicum 1

Nursing care related to the management of clients with medical and/or surgical needs. Exposure to the pre-operative, intraoperative, and post-operative care of patients within the acute care setting. Guided practice and return demonstration used to reinforce critical thinking and evidence-based practice.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR208 Care of the Family 4

Concepts and theories related to the promotion of health and wellness during the childbearing and childrearing years. Nursing interventions used in health promotion, risk reduction, clinical decision-making and management of the woman, childbearing and childrearing family, including working with usual childhood issues and with children who require acute and chronic care.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR208L Care of the Family Practicum 2

Clinical practicum in diverse clinical setting, related to the promotion of health and wellness during childbearing and childrearing years. Working with persons of diverse backgrounds, nursing colleagues, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Prioritizing and providing nursing care in hospital and community-based settings.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR211L Advanced Skills Lab 1

Development of psychomotor and psychosocial competencies in complex skills with varying age groups. Providing safe, evidence-based professional, holistic nursing care related to the management of patients with advanced medial and surgical needs.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR220 Complex Care of the Adult 4

Concepts and theories related to nursing care of complex adult patients experiencing acutely changing conditions in settings where outcomes are less predictable. Complex, multi-system disease processes will be critically examined.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR220L Complex Care of the Adult Practicum 2

Clinical practicum in the diverse clinical setting, of (complex) adult patients experiencing acutely changing conditions where outcomes are less predictable. Provide safe, evidence-based professional, holistic nursing care related to the management of clients with complex, multi-system disease processes.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR221 Leadership and Management Concepts in Nursing 1

Concepts and theories of nursing leadership and management applicable to various roles. Evidence-based leadership skills, through self-reflection and group processes, as a core competency in nursing to improve quality in patient care and strengthen nursing as a profession.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR221L Leadership & Management Concepts in Nursing Practi 2

Clinical practicum using leadership, management, professionalism, team building, mentoring, communication skills, and ethical decision making processes in the delivery of healthcare in diverse clinical settings.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR224 Role Transition: Student to the Professional Nurse 1

Issues and trends that affect the profession of nursing when transitioning from the student nurse role to the professional nurse role. Concepts of burnout and reality shock will be examined.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3

A survey of the theories of and current research into the psychological development of individuals from birth to death focusing on the progressive changes experienced in the physical, cognitive and social-emotional domains of life.
Pre-Reqs: PS100 General Psychology

Credit for Prior Learning 21
English Composition I Options 3
Course Title Credits
EN100 English Composition IB 3.00

EN101 English Composition IA 3.00

SH101 Public Speaking OR SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3
Course Title Credits
SH101 Public Speaking 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

Sociology/Nutrition Options 3
Course Title Credits
HE202 Nutrition 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO100H Honors Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00


Must be IV Therapy Certified before starting the program. A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses.
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