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 s.h.
This course introduces nursing concepts with emphasis on the use of the nursing process in meeting the basic needs of individuals. Selected nursing content from the core curriculum is discussed. 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. Prerequisite: BIO 181, PSY 291. Hours of class per semester: 15. 1 institutional (non-degree) credit.
NUR 105 Nursing Science I 7 s.h.
This course introduces concepts, skills, and procedures common to nursing care of all patients, regardless of age or disability. Emphasis is placed upon acquiring a body of knowledge that permits individualization of nursing care based upon a sound, scientific rationale. The nursing process, the role of the nurse, communication theory, provision for meeting basic physical needs, nutrition, pharmacology, and the special needs of the aged are included. Practice in basic skills is provided in the College laboratory and through selected patient care assignments at long-term care facilities. Prerequisite: Completion of or concurrent registration in BIO 181 and PSY 291. Hours of class per week: 5. Hours of lab per week: 6.
NUR 106 Nursing Science II 7 s.h.
The course focuses on the commonalties of acute care, including the care of patients undergoing diagnostic and surgical treatment. Other topics of study include: care of patients with fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances; care of patients with mobility problems; care of patients with malignancies; and care of patients with communicable diseases and care of Pediatric patients. Patient care assignments and observational experiences are provided through affiliations with multiple health care agencies. Prerequisites: NUR 105, completion of/concurrent registration in BIO 182, PSY 297. Hours of class per week: 4. Hours of lab per week: 10.
NUR 205 Nursing Science III 9 s.h.
This course is divided into three major units. Each instructor assumes complete responsibility for classroom and clinical instruction in a specialty area. Specialty units include Mental Health, Medical-Surgical with emphasis on patients with cardiovascular and respiratory dysfunction, and Maternal-Child Health. Prerequisites: NUR 106, completion of or concurrent registration in, BIO 282. Hours of class per week: 5. Hours of lab per week: 12.
NUR 206 Nursing Science IV 10 s.h.
This course stresses complex health needs of adults. Principles, concepts, and skills introduced in previous courses are further developed and expanded. Professional issues and topics are also discussed. Clinical experiences include advanced Medical-Surgical interventions, medication administration, application of principles of leadership and group management, and a three week preceptorship. Prerequisite: NUR 205. Hours of class per week: 6. Hours of lab per week: 11. In addition, a 3-week preceptorship is required.
NUR 207 Pharmacology 3 s.h.
This three-credit course is designed to expand on basic knowledge of pharmacology. Emphasis is placed on current drug therapy and the specific nursing responsibilities for the safe administration of drugs, assessing drug effects, intervening to make the drug regimen, and monitoring the overall patient care plan to prevent medication errors. Emphasis will be placed on basic concepts of pharmacology, groups of therapeutic drugs, commonly prescribed individual drugs, human responses to drug therapy, applying nursing process in relation to prescribed drug therapy regimens and principles of therapy in various circumstances and populations. Prerequisite: 2 semesters of NUR courses, or permission of Instructor. Hours of class per week: 3.