Nursing (NUR) at Patrick Henry Community College


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NUR 21 - Nurse Aide Clinical Experience
Provides guided nurse aide experiences for practicing skills in the clinical setting. Applies fundamental principles of basic nurse aide care.
Laboratory 3-6 hours per week.
1-2 credits
NUR 25 - Nursing Assistant
Teaches fundamentals of patient care with laboratory experience in foods and fluids, elimination, moving patients, morning, afternoon and evening care, care of hospital equipment, means of providing special comforts and safety, and admission and discharge procedures.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
3 credits
NUR 26 - Nursing Assistant Advanced
Focuses on theory and provides laboratory experiences in asepsis, sterile techniques, tube feedings, and other skills required by nursing assistants in health care agencies.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits
NUR 27 - Nurse Aide I
Teaches care of older patients with emphasis on the social, emotional, and spiritual needs. Covers procedures; communication and interpersonal relations; observation, charting and reporting; safety and infection control; anatomy and physiology; personal care, nutrition and patient feeding; death and dying. May include laboratory or clinical hours.
Lecture 2-4 hours. Laboratory 3-9 hours. Total 6-11 hours per week.
3-5 credits
NUR 111 - Nursing I
Introduces nursing principles including concepts of health and wellness and the nursing process. Develops nursing skills to meet the biopsychosocial needs of individuals across the lifespan. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, communication skills, introduction to nursing, health, the health care system, legal aspects of nursing care, diagnostic testing, assessment, teaching and learning, asepsis, body mechanics and safety, personal care, activity/rest, wound care, nutrition, elimination, oxygenation, fluid and electrolytes, pain control, medication administration, aging populations and pre/post operative care. Provides supervised learning experiences
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 2-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week.
7-8 credits
NUR 112 - Nursing II
Focuses on the nursing care of adults experiencing changes along the health/illness continuum that are common, well-defined, and have predictable outcomes. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; acid-base balance, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, immunology, oncology, sensori-neural, infectious diseases, endocrine, respiratory and blood disorders and care of the dying client. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 3-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week.
7-8 credits
NUR 114 - Geriatric Nursing
Presents theoretical and clinical nursing aspects of the aging population. Includes the aging process, psychological aspects, common age-related disorders, pharmacologic aspects, care facilities, and relationships between elders and caregivers.
Lecture 1-4 hours. Laboratory 1-9 hours. Total 3-13 hours per week.
3-4 credits
NUR 115 - LPN Transition
Introduces the role of the registered nurse through concepts and skill development in the discipline of professional nursing. This course serves as a bridge course for licensed practical nurses and is based upon individualized articulation agreements, mobility exams, or other assessment criteria as they relate to local programs and service areas. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. (THIS COURSE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE VICE CHANCELLOR AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE VARIABLE CREDIT POLICY.)
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 1-18 hours. Total 2-19 hours per week.
2-7 credits
NUR 118 - First Level Nursing II
Focuses on the nursing care of individuals and/or families throughout the lifespan experiencing changes along the health/ illness continuum that are common, well-defined, and have predictable outcomes. Content includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; assessment and nursing care of the child; nursing care of productive health/disorders, pre/intra/postnatal child bearing family and musculoskeletal and neurological disorders. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 2-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week.
8 credits
NUR 135 - Drug Dosage Calculations
Focuses on apothecary, metric, household conversion in medication dosage calculation for adult and pediatric clients. Provides a practical approach to learning to calculate and prepare medications and solutions. Includes calculating intravenous flow rates.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
NUR 190 - Coordinated Internship
Supervises on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college.
Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
NUR 195 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
NUR 197 - Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college's cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
NUR 198 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
NUR 199 - Supervised Study
Assigns problems for independent study incorporating previous instruction and supervised by the instructor.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
NUR 211 - Second Level Nursing I
Emphasizes complex nursing care of individuals, families and/or groups in various stages of development who are experiencing alterations related to their biopsychosocial needs. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; gastrointestinal, hepatic, cardiac/cardiovascular, oncological, and endocrine disorders. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 3-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week.
7-8 credits
NUR 212 - Second Level Nursing II
Emphasizes complex nursing care of individuals, families, and/or groups in various stages of development who are experiencing alterations related to their biopsychosocial needs. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; neurological cardiovascular; respiratory; eye, ear, nose and throat disorders. May also include: emergency, renal and digestive disorders. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 3-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week.
7-8 credits
NUR 221 - Second Level Nursing Principles and Concepts
Focuses on nursing care of individuals, families, and/or groups with multidimensional needs in a variety of settings. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care and nursing care related to infectious, immunological, oncological, hematological, gastrointestinal, vascular, sensory, genitourinary musculoskeletal, regulatory, endocrine, and women's health disorders and pre/intra/post operative care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-9 hours. Laboratory 2-27 hours. Total 11-28 hours per week.
9-10 credits
NUR 222 - Second Level Nursing Principles and Concepts II
Focuses on nursing care of individuals, families, and/or groups with multidimensional needs in a variety of settings. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care and nursing care related to cardiac, respiratory, neurological disorders; emergency care, and leadership principles. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-9 hours. Laboratory 2-27 hours. Total 11-28 hours per week.
9-10 credits
NUR 226 - Health Assessment
Introduces the systematic approach to obtaining a health history and performing a physical assessment.
Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 2-9 hours. Total 3-9 hours per week.
2-3 credits
NUR 230 - Pharmacology
Introduces general principles of drug action, pharmacology of the major drug classes, and specific agents within each class. Includes math calculations necessary to adapt dosages to the multidimensional needs of individuals across the lifespan.
Lecture 3 hours per week.
3 credits
NUR 247 - Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Develops nursing skills in caring for individuals, families, and/or groups with mental health needs. Explores various treatment models, diagnostic categories, and rehabilitative measures.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 1-9 hours. Total 3-9 hours per week.
3-4 credits
NUR 254 - Dimensions of Professional Nursing
Explores the role of the professional nurse. Emphasizes nursing organizations, legal and ethical implications, and addresses trends in management and organizational skills. Explores group dynamics, relationships, conflicts, and leadership styles.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
NUR 265 - Electrocardiogram Interpretation
Provides basic knowledge for interpretation of electrocardiograms. Designed for nurses and other appropriate health care workers.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
NUR 295 - Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits
NUR 298 - Seminar and Project
Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field.
May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits