Nursing

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Nursing

The professional component of the Nursing major assists students in gaining the knowledge, attitudes, and skills essential to nursing practice in a variety of settings.

NUR 099 Nursing Process 1-0-1 I.C.*
This course focuses on nursing foundation and methodology with emphasis on the use of the nursing process in meeting the care needs of individuals. The course is for Licensed Practical Nurses, or transfer students, accepted into the Nursing Program with advanced placement or students readmitted to the Nursing Program. This course must be completed prior to entrance into NUR 106 Nursing Science II. *Credit hours: 1 institutional (non-degree). Hours of class: class 15, lab 0.
Prerequisites: BIO 181 and PSY 101.

NUR 105 Nursing Science I 5-6-7
This course focuses on nursing foundation and methodology related to care of patients across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed upon acquiring a body of knowledge that promotes nursing essence and disciplined inquiry. The nursing process, the role of healthcare team members, therapeutic communication, provision for meeting basic physical needs, nutrition, medication administration, and the special needs of the aged are included. Demonstration and evaluation of basic skills occurs in the College laboratory and through selected patient care assignments at long-term care facilities. Prerequisites: Completion of or concurrent registration in BIO 181 and PSY 101. Credit hours: 7. Hours of class per week: 5. Hours of lab per week: 6.

NUR 106 Nursing Science II 4-10-7
The course builds on the nursing foundation of general education courses. Prior nursing course’s nursing essence and methodology are expanded upon through topics of study: surgical patient, care of patients with fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances; care of patients with mobility problems; care of patients with malignancies; care of patients with communicable diseases, and care of pediatric patients. Patient care assignments and observational experiences are provided through health care agency affiliations. Prerequisites:
NUR 105. Completion of or concurrent registration in BIO182 AND PSY200. Credit hours: 7. Hours of class per week: 4, lab 10.

NUR 205 Nursing Science III 5-12-9
This course is divided into three major units: Mental Health, Medical-Surgical with emphasis on patients with cardiovascular and respiratory dysfunction, and Maternal-Child Health. The nursing foundation of general education courses and the nursing knowledge of previous nursing courses are built upon in the specialty areas. Prerequisites: NUR 106. Completion of or concurrent registration in BIO 282 . Credit hours: 9. Hours of class per week: class 5, lab 12.

NUR 206 Nursing Science IV 6-11-10
This course stresses complex patient healthcare needs. Nursing foundation and nursing knowledge introduced in previous courses are further developed and expanded. Clinical experiences include advanced medical-surgical interventions, application of leadership principles, professional issues, and three week preceptorship. Prerequisite: NUR 205. Credit hours: 10. Hours of class per week: class 6, lab 11.

NUR 207 Pharmacology 3-0-3
This course is designed to build upon prior nursing foundation, nursing essence, and methodology of basic pharmacology. Emphasis is placed on concepts of pharmacology, therapeutic drug classifications, commonly prescribed individual drugs, human responses to drug therapy, applying nursing process in relation to prescribed drug therapy regimens. Prerequisite: NUR 105 and 106 and within 12 months of program completion. Credit hours: 3. Hours of class per week: class 3, lab 0.