Nursing

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

NUR 100 : Introduction to Professional Nursing

This course provides opportunities for students to explore a variety of factors and issues that influence contemporary nursing practice. These include an introduction to professional nursing practice, historical perspectives of nursing, contemporary models of nursing education and practice, health care delivery systems, and an introduction to Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) and informatics. One class hour a week. Hybrid course Fall/Spring; Day/eHealth option.

Credits

1

Corequisites

NUR 101 or permission of the instructor. Students must receive a C+ (77) or better in NUR 100 and NUR 101 to continue in the program.
  1. Discuss the historical evaluation of contemporary nursing.
  2. Examine the professional framework of nursing.
  3. Define models of nursing education and practice.
  4. Describe current health care delivery systems and the roles of nursing within these systems.
  5. Explore ethical and legal issues related to nursing practice.
  6. Identify computer and information literacy skills required by professional nurses.

NUR 101 : Fundamentals of Nursing

This course focuses on basic human needs. It emphasizes the care of persons threatened by simple homeostatic deviances that interfere with basic human needs. Students are introduced to the nursing process as they develop basic nursing skills in the college and clinical laboratories. Day, evening, and weekend hours are used for clinical teaching. Students must receive a C+ (77) or better to continue in the program. Four class hours and twelve practice hours a week in hospitals and health agencies. Fall, Day/eHealth option

Credits

8

Prerequisites

CSS 101, ENG 101, PSY 101, BIO 233, all with a grade of B- or better

Corequisites

  1. Apply concepts and principles from nursing, from the physical and behavioral/social sciences, and from general education (humanities, math, and history) in analyzing data and making judgments in the practice of nursing.
  2. Provide care to patients throughout the life span by applying the nursing process in assisting the patient to maintain or regain homeostasis when threatened by common health problems.
  3. Utilize verbal and nonverbal modalities to communicate with patients, families, significant others, and health team members.
  4. Provide patient teaching by assessing the need for information, implementing short-range teaching plans, and evaluating the patient’s response.
  5. Manage care for a group of patients in a structured setting by prioritizing care and by utilizing the skills of other health team members.
  6. Function as a member within the discipline of nursing by practicing legally and ethically and by selecting resources and activities for continued development in the nurse role.

NUR 102 : Parent-Child Health Nursing

This course focuses on the developmental needs of the growing family during the child bearing and child rearing phases. It emphasizes assisting the members of the growing family to maintain the ability to meet their developmental needs and/or to regain this ability when threatened by homeostatic deviances. Students continue to use the nursing process and to develop basic nursing skills in the college and clinical laboratories. Day, evening, and weekend hours are used for clinical teaching. Four lecture and twelve practice hours a week in hospitals and health agencies. Spring; Day/eHealth option

Credits

8

Prerequisites

NUR 101 with a grade of C+ (77) or better. PSY 252, BIO 234.

Corequisites

  1. Describe the theory which serves as the basis for selecting nursing interventions to assist patients within the growing family in maintaining the ability to meet developmental needs and/or regaining this ability when threatened by homeostatic deviances.
  2. Apply the nursing process in assisting patients with the growing family to maintain or regain the ability to meet developmental needs when threatened by homeostatic deviances.
  3. Utilize verbal, nonverbal, and written communication in goal-focused interactions with members of the growing family, faculty, and agency staff.
  4. Provide developmental needs information from standardized teaching guides as needed by patients within the growing family.
  5. Interact with other health team members in addressing client problems.
  6. Identify situations and policies which impact on client rights and well-being.

NUR 201 : Nursing Care of the Adult I

This course focuses on the nursing care of adults with common health problems. Students apply the nursing process by identifying client problems, selecting interventions and administering care to adults experiencing homeostatic deviances in the areas of food, fluid, and oxygen balance; sexuality; and emotional equilibrium. Day, evening, and weekend hours are used for clinical teaching. Four lecture and fifteen practice hours per week in hospitals and health agencies. Fall, Day/eHealth option

Credits

9

Prerequisites

NUR 101 and NUR 102 with a grade of C+ (77) or better, PSY 252.

Corequisites

  1. Describe the theory which serves as the basis for selecting nursing interventions to assist adult patients in maintaining or regarding homeostasis when threatened by common pathopsychophysiological deviances associated with food, fluid, and oxygen balance; sexuality, and emotional equilibrium.
  2. Apply the nursing process in assisting patients to maintain or regain homeostasis when threatened by common pathopsychophysiological deviances associated with food, fluid, and oxygen balance; sexuality; and emotional equilibrium.
  3. Utilize therapeutic interactive techniques to communicate with patients and with families, significant others, faculty, and agency staff.
  4. Provide information from standardized teaching guides as needed by an adult patient experiencing common pathopsychophysiological deviances of homeostasis.
  5. Identify priorities of nursing care when assigned to give care to 2 patients.
  6. Evaluate own performance and utilizes resources and activities for learning.

NUR 202 : Nursing Care of the Adult II

This course continues to address the nursing care of adults with common health problems as initated in NUR 201. The focus is on nursing care of the adults with homeostatic deviances related to metabolic balance, activity, sensation, neurologic integrity, and emotional equilibrium. The course provides a variety of community-based learning experiences. Day, evening and weekend hours are used for clinical teaching. Four lecture hours and fifteen practice hours per week in hospitals and health agencies. Spring; Day/eHealth option

Credits

9

Prerequisites

NUR 201 with a grade of C+ (77) or better; BIO 239. NUR 203.

Corequisites

  1. Describe the theory which serves as the basis for selecting nursing interventions to assist adult patients in maintaining or regarding homeostasis when threatened by common pathopsychophysiological deviances associated with activity, metabolic balance, sensation, neurologic integrity, emotional equilibrium, and multiple concurrent deviances.
  2. Apply the nursing process in assisting patients to maintain or regain homeostasis when threatened by common pathopsychophysiological deviances associated with activity, metabolic integrity, emotional equilibrium, and multiple concurrent deviances.
  3. Utilize interviewing techniques to communicate with patients with families, significant others, faculty, agency staff, and peers.
  4. Design and implement a short-range teaching plan for a client experiencing a common pathopsychophysiological deviance of homeostasis.
  5. Identify priorities of nursing care for a group of patients.
  6. Serve as an advocate in support of patient rights and well-being.

NUR 203 : Trends in Nursing

This course provides opportunities for students to explore a variety of factors and issues which influence contemporary nursing practice. These include application of evidence based practice, leadership, management, and delegation concepts, role transition, community practice, and continued development into the nurse role. One lecture hour per week. Required Community Service Learning component. Spring; Day/eHealth option

Credits

1

Corequisites

NUR 202. Students must receive a C+ (77) or better in NUR 202 and NUR 203 to continue in the program.
  1. Analyze evidenced based practice (EBP) guidelines.
  2. Apply EBP guidelines to a health promotion activity.
  3. Evaluate concepts of leadership and management.
  4. Apply best practice delegation models to clinical situations.
  5. Select strategies to facilitate the role transition from student to registered nurse.
  6. Identify resources and activities for continued development in the nurse role.