Nursing

NUR 108 (6 CR)
Nursing Principles and Concepts I

Introduces principles of nursing, health, and wellness concepts, and the nursing process. Identifies nursing strategies to meet the multidimensional needs of individuals.  Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, introduction to the profession of nursing, nursing process, documentation, basic needs related to integumentary system, teaching/learning, stress, psychosocial, safety, nourishment, elimination, oxygenation, circulation, rest, comfort, sensory, fluid and electrolyte and mobility needs in adult clients.  Also, care of the pre/post-operative client.  Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing labs and/or cooperating agencies.  Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

NUR 109 (6 CR)
Nursing Principles and Concepts II

Prerequisite: NUR 108

Focuses on nursing care of individuals and/or families experiencing alterations in health.  Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, Immunological, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, oncological and diabetic disorders, and pre/post-operative care in adult and pediatric clients.  Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

NUR 115 (3 CR)
LPN Transition

Introduces the role of the registered nurse through concepts and skill development in the discipline of professional nursing.  This course serves as a bridge course for licensed practical nurses and is based upon individualized articulation agreements, mobility exams, or other assessment criteria as they relate to local programs and service areas.  Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care.  Lecture 3 hours. Total 3 hours per week.

NUR 136 (1 CR)
Principles of Pharmacology I

Focuses on principles of medication administration which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action on specific body systems, and basic computer applications.  Lecture 1 hour per week.

NUR 137 (1 CR)
Principles of Pharmacology II

Continues discussion on principles of medication administration which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action on specific body systems, and basic computer applications. Lecture 1 hour per week.

NUR 213 (7 CR)
Second Level Nursing III

Emphasizes complex nursing care of individuals, families, and/or groups in various stages of development who are experiencing alterations related to their biopsychosocial needs.  Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill.  Includes math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, neurological and renal disorders.  Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.  Lecture 4 hours.  Laboratory 3 hours.  Total 7 hours per week.

NUR 214 (7 CR)
Second Level Nursing IV

Emphasizes complex nursing care of individuals, families, and/or groups in various stages of development who are experiencing alterations related to their biopsychosocial needs.  Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill.  Includes math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care related to chronic disorders throughout the lifespan including immunological; hematological; infectious; burn; integumentary;  sensory, and neurological disorders.  Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.  Lecture 4 hours.  Laboratory 3 hours.  Total 7 hours per week.

NUR 226 (3 CR)
Health Assessment

Teaches the systematic approach to obtaining a health history and performing a physical assessment.  Lecture 2 hours per week.  Laboratory 1 hour per week.  Total 3 hours per week.

NUR 245 (3 CR)
Maternal/Newborn Nursing

Develops nursing skills in caring for families in the antepartum, intrapartum, and post-partum periods.  Lecture 3 hours per week.

NUR 247 (3 CR)
Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

Develops nursing skills in caring for individuals, families, and/or groups with mental health needs. Explores various treatment models, diagnostic categories, and rehabilitative measures.  Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 1 hour. Total 3 hours per week.

NUR 254 (2 CR)
Dimensions of Professional Nursing

Explores the role of the professional nurse. Emphasizes nursing organizations, legal and ethical implications, and addresses trends in management and organizational skills. Explores group dynamics, relationships, conflicts, and leadership styles.  Lecture 2 hours per week.