NRS 106 – LPN Mobility I

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  NRS 106 LPN Mobility I

Credit Hours:  2.0            Contact Hours:  2.0          Lecture:  2.0                       Lab:  N/A             Clinical: N/A

Prerequisites:   Current LPN License; grades of “C” or better in ENG 101, BIO 121, and CHM 101 or CHM 103; admission to the LPN Articulation Program

Co-requisites:   None                                                     Concurrent Courses:  MTH 116

Course Description: This is the first course of the LPN Articulation Option.  It includes the essential concepts that an LPN needs to bridge the gap in the role of LPN to RN.  It is designed to provide a foundation for all subsequent nursing courses.  Students will review basic concepts of the nursing profession, the role of provider of care and the basic physiologic and higher level needs of man.  Classroom activities are designed to help students assess and diagnose basic needs and assist in meeting those needs in elderly adults who are healthy or who experience simple health alterations. Students will be tested in the classroom to determine their proficiency. The goal of this course is to prepare the LPN for a smooth transition into professional nursing.

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

  1. assess the older adult client with simple health alterations using Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs and Erikson’s developmental theory;

a. utilize basic physical assessment skills to contribute to the data-base of the client;

b. apply knowledge from the biological and social sciences as a resource to contribute to the data-base of the client; and

c. identify alterations, which interfere with the fulfillment of basic human needs.

2.    identify concepts of critical thinking as they relate to the Nursing Process;

3.    formulate nursing diagnoses for older adult clients with simple health alterations;

4.    develop a plan of care for an older adult client with simple health alterations which establishes priorities, short and long term client-centered goals, and appropriate nursing interventions based on scientific rationale;

5.      identify outcome criteria as the desired client response to nursing care;

6.      identify ethnic and cultural values and advocacy needs of the older adult client;

7.      identify health teaching as an aspect of providing care to older adult clients;