NURS 222Z Transition to Professional Nursing Practice Clin • 6 Cr.


Provides clinical experience in advanced medical/surgical nursing. Topics include nursing organizations, legal and ethical considerations in nursing and professional licensing. Community-based experience with the older population is also included. Prerequisite: NURS 221X and 221Z. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.


After completing this class, students should be able to:

  • Work with clients whose health problems are associated with altered motor and sensory status, metabolic and/or hormonal imbalances, HIV/Aids infection, skin disease, and burns.
  • Work with clients with substance abuse or psychiatric health problems in the acute medical/surgical setting
  • Care for older adults with deficits in functional ability.
  • Identify patient's individual resources and ways of coping with problems resulting from aging. Health promotion and illness preventions will be emphasized, in addition to a review of commonly occurring health problems.
  • Demonstrate all nursing skills learned in previous quarters
  • Demonstrate the management of patient care in a simulated scenario using a high fidelity simulation mannequin (Sim Man)
  • Critique peer simulation experiences in regard to the standards of nursing care
  • Discuss the use and role of nurse informatics in the healthcare setting
  • Document accurately using an Electronic Medical Record (EMR)