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NURS 815 Transition from 1st Year to 2nd Year: Medical Surgical Nursing

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Registered Nursing

The courses NURS 211, 212, 221, 222, 225, 231, 232, 235, 241, 242, 245, 620, 815, 816, 817, 818, and 819 are open only to those students accepted in the Associate Degree Nursing Program (see Index: Nursing, A. S. Degree for admission requirements). A grade of C or higher is necessary for progression in the sequence. Upon graduation, the candidate receives an Associate in Science degree and is eligible to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX).

Minimum Grade for Prerequisites

Unless otherwise indicated, a grade of C or higher is required for all prerequisite courses.

Course Description

This course has been designed for nursing students who have successfully completed the first year of the nursing program and are entering the second year of the program. However, nursing students who have completed NURS 211 and NURS 212 successfully but have had to exit in the second semester of the nursing program may join the transition class and participate in Medical Surgical transition activities. This course focuses on refining and practicing competency in knowledge and skills application as the first year nursing student transitions to the second year. The areas of focus include multi-system physical assessment skills, communication skills, nursing process, IV therapy and vascular accesses, wound care and healing, and medication dosage calculations. Knowledge and skills will be used in simulation activities and case scenarios.

Units: 0.5 - 1.5
Units do not apply toward AA/AS degree
Pass/No Pass Only
  • Lecture hours/semester: 8-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 16-54
Prerequisites: NURS 212
Corequisites: None