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Course Content and Outcome Guide for NUR 60

Date:  6/04/12

Posted by:  Curriculum Office
Course Number:  NUR 60
Course Title: Nursing Success Strategies

Transcript Title: Nursing Success Strategies
Lecture Hours:

Lecture/Lab Hours:  0

Lab Hours:  0

Requisites:  Admission or alternate to the Nursing Program.
Grading Options:
  Letter A-F

Special Fee:  $50.00

Course Description:

Provides an overview of the Nursing Program including: math and writing for nursing, learning styles, coping strategies, workplace skills and study skills. Prerequisites: Admission or alternate to the Nursing Program.

Course Outcomes:

  • Apply the math skills required in the Nursing Program.
  • Use basic study skills including test taking and reading strategies.
  • Employ self-care, stress reduction, and time management strategies.
  • Write using established standards.
  • Use professional communication with instructors and peers.
  • Understand the nurse’s role in providing basic patient care.

Outcome Assessment Strategies:

  • Exams
  • Written assignments
  • Class presentation

Text & Materials: (suggested and/or required)

Course Activities & Design:

The material in this course will be presented in a lecture/discussion format with role-playing, small group process, audio-visual presentations, handouts, a panel presentation and some hands-on experiences. One class will incorporate elements of the Moodle Course Management System. Computer-assisted nursing math instruction using Nurse ProCalc will be introduced. There will be written assignments and a small group presentation. Kaplan assessment testing will be introduced.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues, and Skills):


  • Framework for student success
  • Scientific, evidence-based practice
  • Safe practice
  • Patient care
  • Professional ethics
  • Personal responsibility
  • Self-care


  • Conceptual framework of CGCC nursing program
  • Competency based performance
  • Nursing student success strategies
  • Nursing math


  • Enculturation into nursing program
  • Time management
  • Stress management
  • Student rights and responsibilities
  • Nursing academic and performance based evaluation
  • Academic skills applied to nursing
  • Medication dosage calculation accuracy


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