Nursing Success Strategies
Course Number: NUR 60
Transcript Title: Nursing Success Strategies
Created: June 4, 2012
Updated: June 21, 2016
Total Credits: 3
Lecture Hours: 30
Lecture / Lab Hours: 0
Lab Hours: 0
Satisfies Cultural Literacy requirement: No
Satisfies General Education requirement: No
Grading options: A-F (default)
Repeats available for credit: 0
Admission or alternate to the Nursing Program
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.
- 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
- Written assignments
- Class presentation
Course Activities and 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
- 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