LPN to RN Transition Course
Morton College Increases Nursing Enrollment
|Summer LPN||24 Students|
|Fall Part Time||48 Students|
Course Learning Outcomes and Competencies
- Conduct a head-to-toe and focused physical, behavioral, psychological, and spiritual assessment of health and illness parameters, using developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches for patients across the lifespan.
- Identify patient needs based on assessment findings and other relevant information.
- Apply patient information to plan individualized care identifying evidence-based nursing care for patients across the lifespan to promote, restore, and/or maintain optimal outcomes.
- Deliver selected aspects of patient-centered care including addressing a therapeutic relationship for patients across the lifespan.
- Apply factors that promote a culture of safety and caring when planning care for patients across the lifespan.
- Contribute to a teaching plan that reflects the patient's developmental stage, age, culture, religion, spirituality, patient preferences, and health literacy considerations for patients across the lifespan.
- Deliver care within expected timeframe for patients across the lifespan.
- Collect data to evaluate the effectiveness and impact of nursing care then use that data to revise the plan of care.
- Communicate effectively when providing patient-centered transitions of care and hand-off communications.
- Demonstrate safe performance in a compassionate manner of basic psychomotor skills for patients across the lifespan.
- Accurately document all aspects of patient care.
- Begin to apply clinical judgment to ensure accurate and safe nursing care, including addressing anticipated changes in the patient's condition.
- Anticipate common risks for the reproducing family, and predict and manage potential complications.
- Determine the best method for prioritizing patient care for patients across the lifespan.
- Determine how to delegate care for patients across the lifespan.
- Apply quality improvement processes used to effectively implement patient safety initiatives and monitor performance measures, including nursing-sensitive indicators.
- Seek information about the clinical microsystem that can impact the nurse’s ability to provide safe, quality care.
- Implement National Patient Safety Goals when planning care for patients across the lifespan.
- Begin to engage in communication with members of the healthcare team, including the patient and the patient’s support system when making decisions and planning care for patients across the lifespan.
- Determine appropriate interprofessional healthcare professionals with whom to collaborate when developing a plan of care for patiequality, safe care.
- Describe the use of conflict resolution principles as needed on the patient care unit.
- Differentiate among various patient care technologies, information systems/technologies, and communication devices to support safe nursing practice.
- Apply concepts related to information technology and information systems to improve patient outcomes and create a safe care environment.
- Apply legal and ethical frameworks of Registered Nursing practice when caring for patients across the lifespan.
- Apply the ANA Standards of Practice when caring for patients across the lifespan.
- Apply principles of accountability for nursing care given by self and/or delegated to others.
- Explain how leadership and management skills are used when working with other healthcare team members.
- Provide examples of self as a patient advocate when caring for patients across the lifespan.