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

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.

Intended Outcomes

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

Outcome Assessment Strategies

  • Exams
  • 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
  • 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