This course is designed to provide an entry point into the Associate Degree in Nursing Program for Oklahoma licensed paramedics and Oklahoma licensed practical nurses who have applied to the nursing program's career ladder pathway. An introduction to the mission, philosophy, and organizing framework of the OCCC Associate Degree Nursing program is included. Emphasis is on assessment, nursing skills and concepts, and selected theory covered the courses NUR 1519 and NUR 1524 and NUR 1525 in the traditional pathway. Course content will be delivered in a blended on campus and online format and will include campus laboratory experiences for the purpose of reviewing and expanding skills in the areas of parenteral therapy, IV therapy, dosage calculation and complex nursing procedures. Active learning, including simulations, will be used to promote clinical reasoning in the campus laboratory and classroom settings.