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Nursing Program Classes


  COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

 NURS 130 Foundations of Pharmacology  3 Credit Class

This course provides the student with an introduction to the foundations of pharmacology including: science of drug action, principles of medication administration, accurate calculation of drug doses, medication therapy across the lifespan, application of medications to treat health alterations, normal and adverse responses by the client to medication therapy, medication saftey, medication regulation, national patient safety goals, and appropriate nursing interventions to achieve the desired goals of medication therapy.  Corequisities:  NURS 147 & 149. Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program may enroll in this course.

NURS 134 Foundation of Nursing Skills and Assessment  3 Credit Class (1+6P)

This course provides nursing students with introductory nursing knowledge related to performance of nursing skills and assessment including: techniques of fundamental nursing care, basic and intermediate nursing skills, and foundational physical assessment techniques associated with care across the lifespan.  Corequisities:  NURS 136 & NURS 137 or permission of the program director. Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program may enroll in this course. 

NURS 136 Foundations of Nursing Practice  6 Credit Class (4+6P)

This course will introduce the nursing student to foundational theoretical concepts of professional nursing practice, the nursing process and foundational nursing skills.  It includes developmental concepts related to clients across the lifespan.  Clinical experiences in the simulation lab, long-term care, the community, and rehabilitation settings will provide the student with the opportunity to apply learned skills to provide total care to meet needs of one adult client and to develop care planning skills related to actual problems.  Students must be enrolled in both the lecture and lab sections of the course.  Corequisities: NURS 134, 136L, & NURS 137 or permission of program director.  Only students who have been admitted to the program may enroll in this course.

 

NURS 137 Care of the Geriatric Patient  3 credit hours

This course will introduce the nursing student to foundational concepts of age-appropriate/specific care of the older adult who represents the largest population of individuals placing demands on the healthcare system.  It includes basic and complex concepts and issues related to care of the older client across the care continuum, provision of cost-effective care in a resource sparse environment. Corequisities:  NURS 134 & 136 or permission of the program director.  Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program may enroll in this course.

NURS 147 Adult Health I  6 Credit Class (4+6P)

This course focuses on application of the nursing process and theoretical concepts of care for adults with commonly occurring health problems.  Selected clinical learning experiences in the simulation lab, acute care, and community settings will allow the student to continue development of: prioritization skills, proficiency in performance of nursing skills, collaborative skills with clients, families, peers and health care team members, care planning skills related to patient actual, psycosocial, and potential problems in the delivery of total nursing care to meet needs of one adult client.  Students must be concurrently enrolled in both the lecture and lab sections of the course.  Corequisities:  NURS 130, NURS 147L, & NURS 149 or permission of the program director. Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program may enroll in this course.

NURS 149 Mental Health Nursing  3 Credit Class (2+3P)

This course will allow the nursing student to develop skills necessary to provide nursing care for clients with mental health problems in various health care settings including: common mental health disorders, psychsocial dysfunction, psychosocial safety/substance abuse issues, violence, suicide, restraints, developmental age related pathophysiology, psychopharmacology, cultural/religious considerations, grief/loss promotion of mental health, and therapeutic communication.  Selected clinical learning experiences in the simulation lab, acute care, and community settings will allow the student to develop ability to develop: proficiency in performance of nursing skills, collaborative skills with clients, families, peers and health care team members, care planning skills related to patient actual , psychosocial, and potential problems in the delivery of total nursing care to meet needs of one client across the life span with acute/chronic mental health needs.  Students must be concurrently enrolled in both the lecture and lab sections of the course. Corequisities:  NURS 130, NURS 147 & NURS 149L, or permission of program director.  Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program may enroll in this course.

NURS 155 Special Topics  1-4 Credit Classes

Specific subjects to be announced in the schedule of classes.  Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program may enroll in this course.

NURS 201 Special Topics  1-4 Credit Class

Specific topics to be announced in the schedule of classes.  May be repeated for a maximum of 10 credits.  Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program may enroll in this course.

NURS 224 Maternal/Child Nursing  5 Credit Class (4+3P)

This course provides the intermediate nursing student with an in-depth review of care of the childbearing woman, family structures and roles, and nursing care of the child from birth through adolescence.  Emphasis includes the care of pre-partum, intra-partum and post-partum clients, the neonate and health deviations in pediatric clients. Clinical experience in the simulation lab, the community, and acute care settings will provide the student with the opportunity to apply learned skills to provide total care to meet needs of up to two adult, neonatal, or pediatric clients and to apply care planning skills related to actual, psychosocial and potential problems.  Students must be concurrently enrolled in both the lecutre and the lab sections of the course. Corequisities: NURS 224 lab, NURS 236, or permission of the program director.  Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program may enroll in this course.

NURS 226 Adult Health II  6 Credit Class (4+6P)

This course focuses on application of the nursing process and theoretical concepts of care for adults with complex health alterations.  Selected clinical learning experiences in the simulation lab, acute care, and community settings will allow the student to apply: prioritization skills, maintain proficiency in performance of nursing skills, collaborative skills with clients, families, peers and health care team members, and care planning skills related to patient actual, psychosocial, and potential problems in the delivery of nursing care to meet needs of three adult clients.  Students must be concurrently enrolled in both the lecture and lab sections of the course. Corequisities:  NURS 224, NURS 226, & NURS 235 or permission of the program director. Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program may enroll in this course.

NURS 235 Nursing Leadership and Management  1 Credit Class

This course introduces the intermediate nursing student to professional practice principles of nursing leadership and management including: health policy and politics, fiscal management and budgeting, conflict management, decision making, interdisciplinary practice, working with teams, roles in disaster planning and management, application of standards of care to risk mangement, organization of care delivery, health care systems, processes, and practice environments. Corequisities:  NURS 234 & NURS 226, or permission of the program director. Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program may enroll in this course.

NURS 236 Nursing Preceptorship (Adult Health III)  6 Credit Class (2+12P)

This course is the final course involving care of the patient with acute or chronic illness.  It focuses on care of patients with complex or multi-system problems allowing the graduating nursing student to discuss and apply all the skills learned in previous nursing courses.  After successfully passing the HESI exam, students have clinical practice with preceptor in various health care settings.  Selected clinical learning experiences in the simulation lab, acute care and community settings will allow the student to: organize care of a group of clients, maintain proficiency in performance of nursing skills, collaboration with clients, families, peers and health care team members, and support care planning skills related to patient actual, psychosocial, and potential problems in the delivery of nursing care to meet needs of the preceptor's group of clients.  Students must be concurrently enrolled in both the lecture and lab sections of the course.  Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program and have successfully completed all level 1,2 and 3 courses may enroll in this course.  Clinical may include inpatient or outpatient care, days, evenings, nights or weekend experiences.  Students are required to work the preceptor's assigned schedule.  Corequisities:  NURS 201, NCLEX Review o permission of the program director. Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program may enroll in this course.