NURS 222X Transition to Professional Nursing Practice • 6 Cr.


The final course in medical/surgical nursing. Students integrate nursing theory from all previous courses while providing comprehensive nursing care to clients with complex health problems. There is also a focus on care of the older adult. Prerequisite: NURS 221X and 221Z.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Provider of Care
    • Implements the nursing process as a systematic approach to provide nursing care for the childbearing/childrearing family.
      • Assessment
      • Nursing diagnosis
      • Planning
      • Implementation
      • Evaluation
Demonstrates cognitive, psychomotor, and affective skills to ensure safe and effective practice.Identifies rationales for nursing actions and other therapeutic measures incorporating knowledge of relevant pathophysiology, diagnostic procedures, associated with assigned clients. Performs psychomotor skills safely with no cuing of N100, N101, N102, N220, N221 skills, skills adapting the procedures to meet the needs of the client. Administers parenteral and non-parenteral medications safely and in a timely manner. Uses effective communication techniques with childbearing/childrearing client and family, instructors, peers and health care team. Develop oral presentation skills. Manager of Care Collaborates with health team members for effective continuity of care for the client. Demonstrates organizational skill in the management of client care. Prioritizes nursing care for three clients. Completes care for assigned clients. Practices in a cost effective manner. Organizes care to conserve time, energy, and resources. Validates the use of supplies and equipment to minimize waste. Assesses cost-effectiveness of health care delivery in assigned clinical settings. Member within the discipline of Nursing Practices within the ethical and legal framework of nursing. Follow established policies as outlined in the College and Program Student Handbook. Follows established agency policies and procedures. Documents care as given with minimal cuing. using the agency format meeting legal standards clear and concise in a timely manner legibly with correct grammar and spelling Reports pertinent data promptly to appropriate staff/instructor. Respects and supports the rights of the client and family. Exhibits professional accountability. Prepares for clinical assignments using appropriate resources. Seeks assistance when clinical situation is beyond knowledge and experience. Seeks opportunities in various clinical settings to enhance learning and pursue professional growth. Follows established lines of communication within the assigned clinical setting. Demonstrates reliability in completing client/clinical assignments. Evaluates own performance accurately. Accepts responsibility for own decisions/behaviors/actions while in the clinical setting. Accepts feedback and makes appropriate changes in behavior. Identifies own strengths and areas for growth. Definition of cuing No cuing: student will perform independently with no intervention by the instructor. Minimal cuing: instructor will provide no more than two cues. Occasional cuing: instructor will provide no more than four cues