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LPN 105 ROLE TRANSITION

LPN 105 – Role Transition

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  LPN 105 Role Transition

Credit Hours:  2.0             Contact Hours:  4.0          Lecture:  1.0       Lab:  3.0                Clinical: N/A

Prerequisites: Grades of “C” or better in LPN 101, LPN 102, LPN 103, BIO 121, BIO 122, ENG 101 & PSY 101

Co-requisites:  LPN 104                                                 Concurrent Courses: None

Course Description: This course focuses on the preparation of the student for the NCLEX_PN licensure exam and the assumption of a beginning Practical Nursing role including legal and ethical responsibilities, delegating tasks to assisted personnel, and participation in continuing education and nursing organizations.  Development of personal and professional management and leadership skills are discussed.  Employment skills, such as resume writing, job selection, and interview strategies, are included.  Emphasis is on assessment of needs in relation to test-taking and nursing content knowledge.  A comprehensive examination will be given to determine student status.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. discuss the assignment of nursing care to ancillary personnel;
  2. discuss the legal standards and ethical considerations associated with the assumption of the role of a beginning practical nurse in an entry-level position;
  3. develop one’s own leadership style and organizational methods/strategies;
  4. discuss how Maslow’s framework and Erikson’s theory can be applied to assist in prioritizing needs and providing care for multiple clients as a newly-licensed professional;
  5. identify strategies to ease the transition from student to licensed practical nurse (LPN);
  6. describe activities that promote the profession of nursing and the role of the practical nurse;
  7. identify and/or outline a plan for ongoing educational and professional growth;
  8. state methods of investigating, preparing for, and evaluating job opportunities;
  9. prepare a resume to include with a job application;
  10. identify nursing content areas that require more intensive review based on analysis of individualized test results;
  11. implement test-taking strategies and anxiety reduction techniques; and
  12. develop a plan for ongoing study in preparation for the NCLEX_PN test date.