RNSG 1413 - Foundations for Nursing Practice – LVN to RN Transitional Entry

Introduction to the role of the professional nurse as provider of patient-centered care, patient safety advocate, member of health care team, and member of the profession. Content includes fundamental concepts of nursing practice, history of professional nursing, and a systematic framework for decision-making and critical thinking. Application of concepts related to nursing care of patients across the life span including common childhood/adolescent diseases, uncomplicated perinatal care, mental health concepts, perioperative care, frequently occurring adult health problems and health issues related to aging. Emphasis on knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework.

Grade Basis: L
Credit hours: 4.0
Lecture hours: 3.0
Lab hours: 2.0


  • RNSG 1413 must be taken concurrently with RNSG 1227.
  • After satisfactory completion of this course and RNSG 1227, the LVN / LPN will enter Nursing 3.
  • A grade of “C” or better is required before credit award is given and student proceeds on to Nursing 3.
  • Must be taken in sequence as listed in degree plan.
  • Must be a LVN/LPN to be able to enroll in this course.