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).
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.