Endorsed by the Directors of Connecticut (CT) Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) and Associate Degree (AD) Registered Nurse (RN) programs and offered by Charter Oak State College, NUR 190 meets one of the requirements of the Connecticut Articulation Model for Nurse Educational Mobility for advancement from LPN to RN.
This 3- credit course is designed to facilitate successful entry of CT LPNs into the third semester of a CT AD RN program. This course provides theoretical and applied learning that addresses content in the first two semesters of CT’s AD RN programs in those areas not presented in CT practical nurse education programs. NUR 190 is approved by the Articulation Oversight Committee of the CT League for Nursing Deans and Directors Council to meet the three credit LPN to RN transition course requirement of the Articulation Model for Nurse Educational Mobility for advancement from LPN to RN.
NUR 190 is an online course designed to expand on the breadth and depth of the common content from CT’s practical nurse education programs and to introduce new theories, processes and skills specific to CT’s AD RN programs, as below:
- nursing process
- utilization of critical thinking skills
- sound decision-making principles
- selected theories
- the communication processes
- teaching/learning methodologies
- the transition in role expectations between LPN and RN.
To be eligible to begin the LPN to RN Articulation/Bridge Process, LPNs/students must:
- Be licensed as an LPN in Connecticut
- Be admitted to an AD RN program in Connecticut. LPNs/Students outside of Connecticut are not eligible.
- Have the consent of the Director of their Connecticut AD RN program.
- Have completed the course requirements for the second year of their AD RN 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.
- 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.
Course Activities and Grading
Nursing Process Activities
Final Project- Nursing Care Plan
- 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 or TWO-CREDIT SCHOOL BASED COURSE WHICH FOLLOWS THIS ONLINE COURSE.
- Late Work Policy:
There will be a penalty for late assignments without advance award of an extension by the assigned faculty as follows:
- 5 points for 1 day late
- 10 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
- Fundamental of Nursing (Custom Package). ISBN-13: 978-0-323-86286-8
- This package contains components:
- Ackley, Betty. (2020). Nursing Diagnosis Handbook. 12th ed. C.V. Mosby Co. ISBN-13: 978-0-323-55112-0
- Potter, Patricia A. (2021). Fundamentals of Nursing - with Access Code. 11th ed. Elsevier Science. ISBN-13: 978-0-323-67772-1
|Weeks / Lessons||Topics and Lesson Objectives||Readings and Assignments|
Week 1 / Lesson 1
Topics: Orientation and Role Transitions
Week 2 / Lesson 2
Topics: Nursing Process Overview, Critical Thinking, and Clinical Decision Making
Week 3 / Lesson 3
Topic: Nursing Process Overview - Problem Identification, Prioritization.
Week 4 / Lesson 4
Topics: Nursing Process Overview - Nursing Diagnosis, NANDA-I statement protocols, Goals Statements.
Week 5 / Lesson 5
Topic: Nursing Process Overview – Planning, (Interventions), Implementations and Evaluations.
Week 6 / Lesson 6
Topic: Effective Communication; Therapeutic Relationship; SBAR.
Week 7 / Lesson 7
Topic: Patient Education
Week 8 / Lesson 8
Topics: Legal, Ethical, and Professional Standards in Nursing
COSC Accessibility Statement
Charter Oak State College encourages students with disabilities, including non-visible disabilities such as chronic diseases, learning disabilities, head injury, attention deficit/hyperactive disorder, or psychiatric disabilities, to discuss appropriate accommodations with the Office of Accessibility Services at OAS@charteroak.edu.
COSC Policies, Course Policies, Academic Support Services and Resources
Students are responsible for knowing all Charter Oak State College (COSC) institutional policies, course-specific policies, procedures, and available academic support services and resources. Please see COSC Policies for COSC institutional policies, and see also specific policies related to this course. See COSC Resources for information regarding available academic support services and resources.