|Course Name:||Professional NCLEX-RN Remediation|
|Contact Hours/CEU's:||204 Contact Hours|
|Course Type:||Classroom: Lecture, Discussion, Practice Questions, Exams, Skills Lab; Clinical: Assigned Medical/Surgical Unit with Preceptor|
The Florida Board of Nursing has since expanded the Remedial Course for Nurses who have let their license lapse. New graduates from an RN program seeking a review course may also attend. The RN Review/Remediation Course combines both theory and clinical experience to assist the student in applying the nursing process and essential skills to clients experiencing alterations in their health status. The focus of the course will be a review of standard curricula for nursing programs including universal principles of nursing care management, legal and ethical issues, maternal child and pediatric nursing, psychiatric and mental health nursing, pharmacology, adult health and critical care. The course reviews the structure and scoring of the NCLEX-RN as well as suggestions for preparation and test-taking strategies. Clinical emphasis is placed on the management of clients in a medical/surgical acute care setting. This course complies with Florida Board of Nursing approved remedial courses.
- Evaluative testing will be incorporated to determine strengths and weaknesses.
- Utilize the fundamentals of nursing care, with an emphasis on the nursing process, nursing diagnosis, and the nursing care plan.
- Identify basic client needs for nutrition, safety, comfort, activity, and rest.
- Demonstrate critical thinking in the utilization of current nursing evidence to plan and implement care for a diverse population of clients across the health continuum.
- Discuss concepts related to the delivery of nursing care for children and their families in a variety of settings, including items on nutrition, pharmacology, and interpersonal relationships during growth and development.
- Identify nursing care measures regarding normal and abnormal physiological and psychosocial changes occurring during pregnancy and in childhood.
- Describe concepts of nursing care of the childbearing family, including normal events of the childbearing experience, common health problems of mothers and infants, and intrapartal complications.
- Discuss the appropriate care of adult clients and their families, including prevention and health promotion, early detection, care management, health maintenance and restoration.
- Identify psychosocial aspects of healthcare.
- Describe the nurse’s role in providing care to adults experiencing alterations in fluid and electrolyte balance, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, genitourinary, cardiovascular, respiratory, neurosensory, endocrine, and integumentary systems.
- Discuss care concepts related to mental health nursing, including principles of therapeutic communication and psychopharmacology.
- Analyze pharmacological properties of medication administration, including dosage calculation, principles of medication administration, pharmacological actions, and therapeutic and adverse effects of medications.
- Utilize critical thinking skills and the nursing process in setting priorities, delegation, assignment, and leadership.
- Demonstrate understanding of general health assessment and physical examination techniques used to evaluate the health status of adults and children.
- Utilize critical thinking to examine legal, ethical and cultural problems in nursing care and societal health.
- Discuss strategies used when answering NCLEX questions.
- Identify ways to prepare for the NCLEX exam.
- Describe creative studying strategies that can enhance learning.
- Demonstrate proficiency in performing fundamental, moderate, and advanced skill in the clinical learning lab.
- Demonstrate an understanding of pharmacological principles and sound nursing judgment through the safe administration of medication.
- Demonstrate skill in data collection methods: Interviewing, observation, and physical examination.
- Demonstrate safe and appropriate professional nursing behaviors consistent with legal and ethical standards and nursing scope of practice.
- Utilize appropriate and effective communication skills with clients, families, and staff.
- Utilize critical thinking and nursing knowledge to plan nursing care.
- Demonstrate competence in the professional nursing role, providing optimal care to clients with increasingly complex medical-surgical self-care deficits across health care settings.
- Evaluate response of the patient to nursing care using specific, measurable outcomes.
- Assume responsibility for professional growth and development by establishing a working contract with a clinical preceptor in a selected practice area.
- Communicate in a caring, accurate, effective, and timely manner with adult clients, their significant others, and members of the multidisciplinary healthcare team.
The course will be graded on a pass/fail basis (based on 76% as the minimum passing grade.