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Metropolitan Community College LPN to ADN Bridge Program

LPN to ADN Bridge Course Descriptions

MCC Campus(es): MCC-Penn Valley, Health Science Institute
Director of Nursing Programs: Gina Taylor, DNP, MSN RN
Program Coordinator: Lee Ann Townsend
Office Hours: 816.604.4175; Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

RNUR 115 - Professional Transition - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: Admission to nursing program. This course facilitates the transition of the Licensed Practical Nurse to the role of Associate Degree Nurse and includes professional and legal/ethical issues. Concepts covered in the course include: nursing process, physical assessment, teaching-learning principles, group dynamics, cultural/ethnic issues, and critical thinking. Community health concepts will be introduced and previously learned nursing content addressed.

RNUR 230 - Leadership/Management/Trends - 2.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 101, RNUR 234, RNUR 238, SOCI 160 & COMM 100 or 102 (may be taken concurrently) & one of the following: HIST 120, 121, POLS 135, 136 or 139 (Constitutional requirement may be taken concurrently). This fourth semester course will focus on leadership and management principles necessary for the professional nurse to function in an effective manner in the leader/manager role. Concepts and theories of nursing care delivery models, leadership and management, delegation of patient care, communication, time management, conflict resolution, legal responsibilities, ethical issues, decision making, issues, trends in nursing, and graduate role integration and professional development will be explored. Concepts and principles of emergency management and disaster planning, and the physical and psychological effects of bioterrorism are also examined.

RNUR 234 - Child-Centered Nursing - 4.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL 208, RNUR 134, RNUR 138, & RNUR 141; prerequisites or taken concurrently: ENGL 101, SOCI 160. This third semester clinical laboratory nursing course is designed to introduce the student to the role of the professional nurse in promoting health care in children and their families. Nursing care will be provided in primary, secondary and tertiary settings. This course stresses the uniqueness of each child and the family unit. Communication is employed to assist the child and family in health maintenance with the goal of independence and autonomy of function. The nursing process will be used as the interactive tool linking all aspects of care for culturally and ethnically diverse clients and their families. Developmental stages/tasks will be stressed in assisting the family unit toward health maintenance.

RNUR 238 - Adult Nursing II - 5.00 credits

Prerequisite: BIOL 208, RNUR 134, RNUR 138, & RNUR 141; prerequisites or taken concurrently: ENGL 101, SOCI 160. Adult Nursing II is the second of three medical-surgical nursing courses and is the first with a clinical component. This course allows students to utilize previous nursing concepts as they apply their skills to clients in a variety of secondary and tertiary settings. Students assume professional nursing roles in meeting basic needs by demonstrating skills in communication, critical thinking, and the nursing process. Students interact with culturally/ethnically diverse clients and integrate legal/ethical issues into the plan of care. Content regarding medical-surgical disease processes is continued, giving the student the basis of knowledge to assist the client to reach optimal status on the health-illness continuum.

RNUR 244 - Adult Nursing III - 7.00 credits

Prerequisite: ENGL 101, SOCI 160, RNUR 234, RNUR 238, or taken concurrently: COMM 100 & one of the following: HIST 120, HIST 121, POLS 135, POLS 136. This is the final of three adult nursing courses and is designed to prepare the student to transition to the role of the professional nurse. Students will expand their knowledge of therapeutic communication and skills related to health care technology. Concepts from previous nursing courses are integrated to provide comprehensive nursing care to select adult clients and their families experiencing multisystem failure/trauma. Students use the nursing process to organize and manage care in conjunction with other health team members. Critical thinking, developmental stages, cultural/ethnic diversity, and legal/ethical issues are implemented in the care planning process. Clinical laboratory practice occurs in primary, secondary, and tertiary settings with diverse client populations and includes a concentrated practicum which prepares the student to enter the work force. A community health nursing experience if incorporated in theory and clinical practice.