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COLLS 130 - Applied Learning Theory for Nursing Majors

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course is designed to prepare nursing students for the demands of the nursing program. Emphasis will be placed on developing and applying critical reading, thinking and learning strategies to nursing content. Topics covered in the course are reading speed/comprehension, reading study system, lecture note taking, time/goal management, test preparation/test taking and mathematics, as well as assistance with TEAS preparation. This course will help students prepare to handle courses offered throughout the entire nursing program.

Prerequisites: COLLS 053  with a minimum grade of 2.0, overall high school GPA of 2.8 or higher, or minimum score of 18 ACT-Reading, 25 SAT-Reading, 70 CPT-Reading Comprehension or 250 NGA-Reading
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: BIOL 101  

Course Category: Applied Liberal Arts | Learning Support Services
This Course is Typically Offered: Winter, Spring, Fall
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Course Competencies
  1. Develop study techniques that promote mastery of nursing concepts.
  2. Summarize essential elements from nursing articles.
  3. Integrate information from multiple sources - nursing chapters, articles, lectures.
  4. Explore time/goal management techniques necessary to handle demanding course loads.
  5. Enhance flexibility and efficiency in lecture note taking.
  6. Develop test preparation/test taking systems that promote optimal learning and performance on nursing exams.
  7. Enhance comprehension skills at the fact level by identifying main ideas and relevant details.
  8. Develop comprehension skills at the critical thinking level, identifying supportable inferences and conclusions.
  9. Enhance reading speed and efficiency skills necessary for handling reading intensive courses.

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