Sponsored by the League for Nursing and the Directors of Connecticut LPN, Associate degree and Diploma nursing program as one of the requirement of the statewide Connecticut LPN to RN Articulation Plan.
This 3 credit course is designed to facilitate successful entry of practical nurse graduates into the third semester of the registered nurse program. It provides theoretical and clinical content from the first two semesters of the registered nurse program in those areas not presented in the Connecticut practical nurse education programs. It has been approved by the Articulation Oversight Committee and the Directors of Connecticut associate degree and diploma nursing programs to meet the three credit LPN to RN transition course requirement of the statewide articulation plan
The basic level LPN to RN Articulation Bridge Course is an online course designed to expand on the breadth and depth of the common content from practical nurse education programs and to introduce new theories, processes and skills specific to statewide registered nurse programs.
Primary content areas include:
- nursing process
- utilization of critical thinking skill
- sound decision-making principles
- selected theories from the physical/social sciences, humanities, and nursing domains
- the communication process
- teaching/learning methodologies
- the transition in role expectations between LPN and RN.
- Met the admission requirements and be accepted into an RN nursing program
- Successfully completed the required general education courses of the first year of the nursing program
- Be recommended for enrollment in the on-line LPN to RN Articulation Bridge Course by the Director of their RN nursing program
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:
- Relate the advantages of utilization of the nursing process to clients of diverse cultures, nursing practice, and the profession of nursing.
- Utilize the nursing process as the theoretical framework for the delivery of care.
- Relate that the practice of nursing derives from the application of theories founded in the physical and social sciences, humanities, and nursing domains.
- Communicate effectively with clients of diverse cultures.
- Describe the relationship of learning theory and methodology to effective client teaching.
- Describe the ethical and legal implications relative to safe nursing practice.
- Identify the different expectations between the LPN and RN role in actual practice.
General Education Outcomes (GEOs)
Course Activities and Grading
First Nursing Care Plan
Second Nursing Care Plan
Virtual Clinical Excursion Exercises (4)
- The faculty will grade assignments and examinations within one to two weeks of receiving them and provide a grade and comments when appropriate.
- STUDENTS MUST ACHIEVE A GRADE OF "B-" (80%), OR BETTER, IN ORDER TO PROGRESS TO THE ONE-CREDIT SCHOOL BASED COURSE WHICH FOLLOWS THIS ONLINE COURSE.
- Rounding of Grades: Grades will be computed to the second decimal point and at the end of course will be rounded once to a whole number for the final course grade. A grade at or above .50 will be rounded up to the next whole number; any grade at or below .49 will be rounded down to the whole number.
Example: Final grade = 79.49 = 79 (C+). The student does not meet the progression standard. Final Grade = 79.50 = 80 = B-. The student meets the progression standard.
- Late Work Policy:
There will be a penalty for late assignments without advance award of an extension by the assigned faculty as follows:
- 2 points for 1 day late
- 5 points for 2 days late
- 0/no acceptance for anything submitted after day 2
- Students may request a transcript to be sent to their home institution after the completion of the course.
Available through Charter Oak State College's online bookstore
- Potter, P.A. and A.G. Perry P. Stockert, & A. Hall. Fundamentals of Nursing - with Virtual Clinical Excursions Interactive Workbook. 9th ed. St. Louis: Mosby/Elsevier Publishing, 2017. ISBN-10: 0-323-41620-9 or ISBN-13: 978-0-323-41620-7 [This textbook should be purchased NEW ONLY.]
- Ladwig, G. and B. Ackley. Nursing Diagnosis Handbook. 11th ed. Philadelphia: Mosby, 2017. ISBN-10: 0-323-32224-7 or ISBN-13: 978-0-323-32224-9
|Lessons||Topics and Lesson Objectives||Readings and Assignments|
Topic: Getting Started
Topic: Role Transition
Topic: Theoretical Foundations and Critical Thinking in Nursing Practice
Topic: Nursing Process Overview
Topic: Nursing Process Overview- Nursing Diagnoses
Topic: Nursing Process Overview- Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
Topic: The Therapeutic Nurse Client Relationship and Effective Communication Techniques
Topic: Patient Education
Topic: Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing
Topic: Role Change: LPN to RN Student
- Selected additional readings are required and will be made available.
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