Course Descriptions - NUR

Nursing (NUR)

NUR 102 Fundamentals of Nursing
6 semester hours
Prerequisite: Validation and/or as required by the program
(Lec 3 hrs, Lab 6 hrs, Clin 3 hrs)
This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students learn concepts and theories basic to the art and science of nursing. The role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team is emphasized. Students are introduced to the concepts of client needs, safety, communication, teaching/learning, critical thinking, ethical-legal, cultural diversity, nursing history, and the program’s philosophy of nursing. Additionally, this course introduces psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Skills necessary for maintaining microbial, physical, and psychological safety are introduced along with skills needed in therapeutic interventions. At the conclusion of this course students demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing skills for individuals with common health alterations. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 103 Health Assessment
1 semester hour
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lab 3 hrs)
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to obtain a health history and perform a physical examination for individuals of all ages. The focus is on symptom analysis along with physical, psychosocial, and growth and development assessments. Students will be able to utilize critical thinking skills in identifying health alterations, formulating nursing diagnoses and documenting findings appropriate to nursing. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 104 Introduction to Pharmacology
1 semester hour
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lab 3 hrs)
This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal and ethical manner using the nursing process. This course introduces students to basic principles of pharmacology and the knowledge necessary to safely administer medication. Course content includes legal implications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, calculations of drug dosages, medication administration, and an overview of drug classifications. Students will be able to calculate and administer medications. (F, Sp, S)

NUR 105 Adult Nursing
8 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lec 5 hrs, Lab 3 hrs, Clin 6 hrs)
This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on providing care to individuals under going surgery, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, and common alterations in respiratory musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, endocrine, and integumentary systems. Nutrition, pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 106 Maternal and Child Nursing
5 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lec 4 hrs, Clin 3 hrs)
This course focuses on the role of the nurse in meeting the physiological, psychosocial, cultural and developmental needs of the maternal and child client. Course content includes antepartal, intrapartal and postpartal care, complications of pregnancy, newborn care, human growth and development, pediatric care, and selected pediatric alterations. Nutrition, pharmacology, cultural diversity, use of technology, communication, anatomy and physiology review, medical terminology, critical thinking, and application of the nursing process are integrated throughout this course. Upon completion of this course students will be able to provide and manage care for maternal and pediatric clients in a variety of settings. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 106C Child Nursing
2 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lec 1.5 hrs, Clin 1.5 hrs)
This course focuses on the role of the nurse in meeting the physiological, psychosocial, cultural and developmental needs of the child client. Course content includes human growth and development, pediatric care, and selected pediatric alterations. Nutrition, pharmacology, cultural diversity, use of technology, communication, anatomy and physiology review, medical terminology, critical thinking, and application of the nursing process are integrated throughout this course. Upon completion of this course students will be able to provide and manage care for pediatric clients in a variety of settings. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 106D Maternal Nursing
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program (Lec 2 hrs, Clin 3 hrs)
This course focuses on the role of the nurse in meeting the physiological, psychosocial, cultural and developmental needs of the maternal client. Course content includes antepartal, intrapartal and postpartal care, complications of pregnancy, newborn care. Nutrition, pharmacology, cultural diversity, use of technology, communication, anatomy and physiology review, medical terminology, critical thinking, and application of the nursing process are integrated throughout this course. Upon completion of this course students will be able to provide and manage care for maternal clients in a variety of settings. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 107 Adult/Child Nursing
8 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program (Lec 5 hrs, Clin 9 hrs)
This course provides students with opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the life span in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on providing care to individuals experiencing complex alterations in: sensory/perceptual reproductive, endocrine, genitourinary, neurological, immune, cardiovascular, and lower gastrointestinal systems. Additional instruction is provided for care for clients experiencing burns, cancer, and emergent conditions. Nutrition, pharmacology, therapeutic communication, community, cultural diversity, health promotion, error prevention, critical thinking, impacts on maternal and child clients are integrated throughout the course. (Su)

NUR 108 Psychosocial Nursing
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program (Lec 2 hrs, Clin 3 hrs)
This course is designed to provide an overview of psychosocial adaptation and coping concepts used when caring for clients with acute and chronic alterations in mental health in a variety of settings. Topics include therapeutic communication skills, normal and abnormal behaviors, treatment modalities, and developmental needs. Upon completion of this course, students will demonstrate the ability to assist clients in maintaining psychosocial integrity through the use of the nursing process. (S)

NUR 109 Role Transition
3 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program (Lec 2 hrs, Lab 3 hrs)
This course provides students with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills necessary to transition from student to practicing nurse. Content includes a discussion of current issues in health care, practical nursing leadership and management, professional practice issues, and transition into the workplace. Emphasis is placed on NCLEX-PN test-taking skills, computer-assisted simulations and practice tests, development of a prescriptive plan for remediation, and review of selective content, specific to the practice of practical nursing. (Su)

NUR 200 Career Mobility – LPN to Associate Degree Nursing
6 semester hours
Prerequisite: MTH 100, BIO 201, BIO 202, ENG 101, Admission to Program
(Lec 3, Lab 9)
This course is designed to provide LPN mobility students with self-directed opportunities to prepare for placement into the third semester of the AND program. Emphasis is on assessment and validation of selected theory, process, and skills covered in NUR 102, 103, 104, 105, and 106. Upon successful completion of assessments, students are eligible for progression into NUR 201. Students who successfully complete this course are awarded 15 non-traditional hours at the completion of the LPN mobility curriculum.

NUR 201S Nursing Through the Lifespan I
5 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program (Lec 3 hrs, Clin 6 hrs)
This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students manage and provide collaborative care to clients who are experiencing selected alterations in gastrointestinal, reproductive, sensory, and endocrine systems in a variety of settings. Additional instruction is provided for oncology, mental health, teaching/learning concepts, and advanced dosage calculations. Nutrition, pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 202 Nursing Through the Lifespan II
6 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lec 3 hrs; Clin 9 hrs)
This course builds upon previous instruction and provides additional opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students manage and provide collaborative care to clients who are experiencing selected alterations in cardiovascular, hematologic, immune, and genitourinary systems in a variety of settings. Additional instruction is provided for psychiatric disorders, and high-risk obstetrics. Teaching/learning concepts, advanced dosage calculations, nutritional pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 203 Nursing Through the Lifespan III
6 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lec 4 hrs; Clin 6 hrs)
This course builds upon previous instruction and provides additional opportunities to develop competence necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students manage and provide collaborative care to clients who are experiencing selected alterations in cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological systems in a variety of settings. Additional instruction is provided for selected mental health disorders, selected emergencies, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and related disorders. Teaching/learning concepts, advanced dosage calculations, nutrition, pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 204S Transition Into Nursing Practice
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lec 2 hrs; Prec 6 hrs)
This course provides students with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills necessary to transition from student to registered nurse. Content includes current issues in health care, nursing leadership and management, professional practice issues for registered nurses, and transition into the workplace. Additional instruction is provided for preparing for the NCLEX-RN. (F, Sp, Su)