NUR 110 (4) 

Nursing Assistant I 

Basic concepts common to all members of the health team in acute and long-term care settings. Basic principles of communication, nutrition, emergency care, medical terminology, environmental safety and comfort, and ethical/legal aspects of health care.  Basic nursing skills based upon fundamental nursing concepts in giving individualized client care.  Three lecture. One lab. Required at time of registration:

Prerequisites Math 082 or higher, RDG 099 or placement test score(s) beyond prequesit course(s) or consent of instructor

  1. Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR certificate
  2. Negative TB skin test testing within the past year
  3. Measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) immunizations or titers
  4. Tetanus, Diphtheria, and Pertussis (TDAP) within ten years
  5. Confirmation of two (2) Varicella immunizations
  6. Flu vaccine (date restricted) or documented exception
  7. Prerequisites: MAT 082 and RDG 099 or placement beyond prerequisites
  8. Pre/Co-requisite:  *AHS 131 or Consent of Instructor
  9. Co-requisite: *NUR 111.  Recommended: If you are a student enrolling for summer, AHS 131 should be taken prior to class.

 

NUR 111 (1) 

Nursing Assistant Clinical 

To provide students with the necessary clinical time required for application for state certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Students will practice basic concepts common to all members of the health team in acute and long-term care settings which include basic principles of communication, nutrition, emergency care, medical terminology, environmental safety and comfort, ethical/legal aspects of health care, basic nursing skills based upon fundamental nursing concepts in giving individualized client care. Required for Registration: Current American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR certificate; health requirements including evidence of TB testing within the past year, measles, mumps, and rubella immunization or titers; Tuberculosis, Diptheria, and Pertussis (TDAP); confirmation of two (2) Varicella immunizations.  Co-requisite: NUR 110.  One lab. Prerequisites Math 082 or higher, RDG 099 or placement test score(s) beyond prerequisite course(s) or consent of instructor

 

 

NUR 114 (2)

Introduction to Nursing Pharmacology

This introductory pharmacology nursing course is an overview of pharmacological concepts and the nursing process.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding drug classifications and basic foundations of pharmacology.  Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program. Pre/Co-requisite: *BIO 202 and *ENG 102. Co-requisites: *NUR 116. Two lecture.

 

NUR 116 (7)

Nursing Concepts I 

This introductory nursing course focuses on the core components of nursing practice and caring as the essence of nursing.  Emphasis will be placed on professional roles of the nurse, the nursing process, critical thinking, basic assessment, communication skills, medication administration and basic nursing skills. Pre-requisites: Admission to the nursing program. Pre/Co-requisites:  *BIO 202 and *ENG 102. Co-requisite: *NUR 114.  Five lecture. Six lab.

 

NUR 120 (2)

Mental Health Nursing

This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process and critical thinking in the care of  the client and family with alterations in mental health and illness.  Emphasis will be placed on psychiatric/mental health and emotional problems in hospitalized patients as well as in the community settings. Pre-requisites: *NUR 114 and *NUR 116.  Pre/Co-requisites:  *BIO 218 and *PSY 240. Co-requisites: *NUR 124 and NUR 126. One and a half lecture. Two lab.

 

NUR 124 (5)

Nursing Concepts II

This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process and critical thinking in the care of the childbearing and childrearing family.  Emphasis is placed on health promotion, health maintenance and health restoration in families, during pregnancy, and in growth and development of the pediatric client.  Prerequisites:  *NUR 114 and *NUR 116. Pre/Co-requisites:  *BIO 218 and *PSY 240.  Co-requisites: *NUR 120 and *NUR 126.  Four lecture. Three lab. 

 

NUR 126 (1)

Nursing Pharmacology II

The second course in the series will focus on building on pharmacology principles. The student will focus on the safe use, pharmacological principles, intravenous calculation, pediatric calculations, indications and nursing implications and client education of drugs used to treat common health alterations of the central nervous system, anticonvulsants, neurolgical, anti-inflammatory, pain management, antibacterial agends, anti-infective agents, reproductive disorders, and psychiatric agents across the lifespan.  Increasingly complex math calculations will be included. Prerequisites: *NUR 114 and *NUR 116. Co-requisites: *NUR 120 and *NUR 124. One lecture. 

 

NUR 215 (9)

Nursing Concepts III

This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process and critical thinking in the care of pediatric, adult and geriatric clients with commonly occurring health care needs.  Emphasis is placed on chronic disease processes in hospitalized patients as well as in the community settings. Prerequisites: *NUR 120, *NUR 124, *NUR 126. Pre/Co-requisites:  *BIO 205 and *NTR 135. Co-requisite: *NUR 217. Six lecture.  Nine lab. 

 

 

NUR 217 (1)

Nursing Pharmacology III

The third course in the series will focus on building on pharmacology principles. The student will focus on the safe use, pharmacological principles, indications and nursing implications and client education of drugs used to treat common health alterations of the gastrointestinal, sensory, endocrine, nervous, musculoskeletal, cardiac and respiratory systems across the lifespan.  Increasingly complex math calcuations will be included. Prerequisites: *NUR 114, *NUR 116, *NUR 120, *NUR 124, and *NUR 126. Co-requisite: *NUR 215. One lecture. 

 

NUR 220 (9)

Nursing Concepts IV

This course focuses on the utilization of the nursing process and critical thinking in the care of pediatric, adult and geriatric clients with acute health care needs.  Emphasis is placed on acute disease processes in hospitalized patients.  Includes basic concepts of critical care and emergency/disaster nursing. This course will have online assignments during the four weeks of NUR 220 capstone.  Additionally, there is a 3-day NCLEX prep course at the end of the semester. Prerequisites: *NUR 215 and *NUR 217. Pre/Co-requisite: Arts/Humanities elective. Co-requisite: *NUR 222. Five lecture.  Eleven lab. 

 

NUR 222 (1)

Management & Leadership in Nursing

This course focuses on transitioning from the role of student nurse to entry level nurse and the continued development of knowledge and skills essential for client care.  Emphasis will be placed on collaborative clinical decision-making, nursing leadership skills and client management, professionalism and professional development, lifelong learning, trends in nursing and health care, and applicable career management and development. Prerequisite: *NUR 215. Pre/Co-requisite: Arts/Humanities or General Education Options elective. Co-requisite: *NUR 220. Two lecture. Meets for two hours a week the first eight weeks of the semester.

 

NUR 298 (1–6)

Special Topics 

Designed to meet the needs of an individual(s) who has an interest in pursuing an original topic in an instructional area under faculty supervision. One to six variable credit hours.  

 

*Course has additional pre or co requisite(s)

 

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