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2010 - 2011 General Catalog

 

 

Course Descriptions

Nursing (NURS)

101:
Introduction to Nursing (1-1-0)
Must be taken within the calendar year immediately prior to applying to the Nursing Program.
This course presents the historical perspectives and development of healthcare. Focus is on the transition to a healthcare professional through the use of logical, rational and creative critical thinking. Other core components are cultural diversity, communication in the workplace, HIPPA, OSHA, alternative and complementary health practices, community, spirituality and NLN Pre-nursing Entrance Exam.
200:
Fundamentals of Nursing (6-6-0)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program
Corequisites: NURS 201, NURS 202, and NURS 203

This course includes instruction in the fundamentals upon which all other nursing courses are based upon and provides an introduction to the nurse’s role in meeting basic needs, including the concepts based on Gordon’s Functional Health Patterns. The course focuses on utilization of the nursing process in the provision of safe, holistic care.
201:
Adult Nursing I (4-4-0)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program
Corequisites: NURS 200, NURS 202, and NURS 203

This course provides an explanation of the nurse’s role in health and illness within evolving practice environments and across the spectrum of health and illness. The course addresses nursing care issues from a physiological, pathophysiological and psychosocial context. Presentation of current information provides students opportunities to think critically, creatively, and compassionately. Course focuses on nursing care of adults with commonly occurring health problems as well as prior to, during, and after surgery. Nursing care to promote, maintain, and restore optimal health is emphasized.
202:
Nursing Practicum I (2-6-6)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program
Corequisites: NURS 200, NURS 201, and NURS 203

This course provides instruction in the fundamentals upon which all other practicum courses are based including an introduction to the Nurse’s role in meeting basic human needs. Students are provided with opportunities to synthesize new knowledge, skills, and to practice behaviors identified as fundamental to the role of the nurse. Opportunities to apply new clinical skills using hands-on and simulation technology are provided as well as in the clinical setting. Practicum hours focus on skill development, communication, growth and development, critical thinking, and utilization of the nursing process.
203:
Pharmacology for Nursing (2-2-0)
Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program
Corequisites: NURS 200, NURS 201, and NURS 202

This course includes an introduction to basic pharmacological principles, dosage calculations, therapeutics, classifications, effects, and mechanisms of drug action. Emphasis is placed on the application of knowledge of medications used in patient care settings by the registered nurse.
204:
LPN to RN Transition (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: Admission to the LPN to RN Transition Program
This course provides coverage of key RN roles, including client care, management, delegation, and leadership. Explanation of how the RN’s role differs from that of an LPN is included. Theoretical knowledge and relationship of theory to practice will be emphasized.
210:
Pediatric Nursing (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS 202, and NURS 203
Corequisites: NURS 211 and NURS 212

This course integrates basic nursing concepts into care of the pediatric population. It incorporates information that addresses the maturing child from infancy through adolescence in states of both health and illness including developmental considerations, sociocultural factors, age related risks to health and common childhood health problems. Emphasis is placed on nursing care of the individual and family based and societal issues of child health.
211:
Adult Nursing II (4-4-0)
Prerequisites: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS 202, and NURS 203
Corequisites: NURS 210 and NURS 212

This course is a continuation of concepts presented in Adult Nursing I. An explanation of the nurse’s role in health and illness within evolving practice environments and across the spectrum of health and illness is provided. The course addresses nursing care issues from a physiological, pathophysiological and psychosocial context. Presentation of current information provides students opportunities to think critically, creatively, and compassionately. Focus is placed on nursing care of adults with commonly occurring health problems and incorporates teaching strategies used to enhance nursing care and promote, maintain, and restore optimal health.
212:
Adult Practicum II (2-16-16)
Prerequisites: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS 202, and NURS 203
Corequisites: NURS 210 and NURS 211

This practicum course builds upon previously learned knowledge and provides the student with opportunities to synthesize new knowledge, skills, and behaviors acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Opportunities to apply new clinical skills using hands-on and simulation technology are provided. Students will perform higher level clinical decision-making and demonstrate delegation and leadership skills. Practicum hours focus on communication, disease processes, critical thinking, clinical skills and utilization of the nursing process with a collaborative approach to manage care of adults, as well as their families.
213:
Pediatric Practicum (2-16-16)
Prerequisites: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS 202, and NURS 203
Corequisites: NURS 210 and NURS 211

This practicum course builds upon previously learned knowledge and provides the student with opportunities to synthesize new knowledge, skills, and behaviors acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Opportunities to apply new clinical skills using hands-on and simulation technology are provided. Students will perform higher level clinical decision-making and demonstrate delegation and leadership skills. Practicum hours focus on communication, growth and development, critical thinking, clinical skills and utilization of the nursing process with a collaborative approach to manage care of the pediatric patient, as well as their families.
220:
Women’s Health Nursing (3-3-0)
Prerequisites: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS 202, NURS 203, NURS 210, NURS 211, and NURS 212
Corequisites: NURS 221, NURS 222, and NURS 223

This course emphasizes the skills, knowledge and behaviors needed to care for clients in the area of women’s health while utilizing an integrated approach. Topics will include family planning, reproduction, pregnancy, postpartum and the newborn while incorporating holism, human needs, growth and development, communication, safety and wellness-illness. The role of nurses in various settings such as the emerging field of genetics and major genetic diseases are incorporated.
221:
Adult Nursing III (4-4-0)
Prerequisites: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS 202, NURS 203, NURS 210, NURS 211, and NURS 212
Corequisites: NURS 220, NURS 222, and NURS 223

This course provides a continuation of concepts presented in Adult Nursing I and Adult Nursing II. The nurse’s role in health and illness within evolving practice environments and across the spectrum of health and illness is provided. Course addresses nursing care issues from a physiological, pathophysiological and psychosocial context. Presentation of current information provides opportunities to think critically, creatively, and compassionately. Course focuses on nursing care of adults experiencing complex illnesses and incorporates teaching strategies used to enhance nursing care and promote, maintain, and restore optimal health.
222:
Adult Practicum III (2-16-16)
Prerequisites: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS 202, NURS 203, NURS 210, NURS 211, and NURS 212
Corequisites: NURS 220, NURS 221, and NURS 223

This practicum course builds upon previously learned knowledge and provides the student with opportunities to synthesize new knowledge, skills, and behaviors acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Opportunities to apply new clinical skills using hands-on and simulation technology are provided. Students will perform higher level clinical decision-making and demonstrate delegation and leadership skills. Practicum hours focus on communication, disease processes, critical thinking, clinical skills and utilization of the nursing process with a collaborative approach to manage care of adults with complex illnesses, as well as their families.
223:
Mental Health Nursing (2-2-0)
Prerequisites: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS 202, NURS 203, NURS 210, NURS 211, and NURS 212
Corequisites: NURS 220, NURS 221, and NURS 222

Mental Health Nursing utilizes the nursing process framework, emphasizes current nursing theory, assessment, therapeutic communications, neurobiologic theory, and pharmacology to provide students opportunities to think critically, creatively, and compassionately. Interventions focus on all aspects of clinical care including the building of nurse-client relationships, social and emotional concerns, family education and community resources as well as practical application in various clinical and cultural settings. The course covers the major categories of psychiatric disorders identified in the DSM-IV-TR and provides current information on etiology, onset and clinical course, treatment and nursing care.
224:
Women’s Health Practicum (1-8-8)
Prerequisites: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS 202, NURS 203, NURS 210, NURS 211, and NURS 212
Corequisites: NURS 220, NURS 221, and NURS 223

This practicum course builds upon previously learned knowledge and provides the student with opportunities to synthesize new knowledge, skills, and behaviors acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Opportunities to apply new clinical skills using hands-on and simulation technology are provided. Students will perform higher level clinical decision-making and demonstrate delegation and leadership skills. Practicum hours focus on communication, growth and development, critical thinking, clinical skills and utilization of the nursing process with a collaborative approach to manage care of mother and infant, as well as their families.
225:
Mental Health Practicum (1-8-8)
Prerequisites: NURS 200, NURS 201, NURS 202, NURS 203, NURS 210, NURS 211, and NURS 212
Corequisites: NURS 220, NURS 221, and NURS 223

This practicum course builds upon previously learned knowledge and provides the student with opportunities to synthesize new knowledge, skills, and behaviors acquired in prerequisite and co-requisite courses. Opportunities to apply new clinical skills using hands-on and simulation technology are provided. Students will perform higher level clinical decision-making and demonstrate delegation and leadership skills. Practicum hours focus on communication, growth and development, critical thinking, clinical skills and utilization of the nursing process with a collaborative approach to manage care of mental health patient, as well as their families.

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