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NUR 100 - Introduction to Nursing and Health
Introduces concepts of nursing and health. Includes historical and cultural aspects, legal, and ethical responsibilities and an overview of health and the health care delivery system.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 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 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 116 - Selected Nursing Concepts
Introduces selected basic skills and concepts in the discipline of nursing and their incorporation into care to meet the changing standards of nursing practice. Intended as a transition/refresher course for transfer and returning students.
Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 0-6 hours. Total 1-6 hours per week.
1-2 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 142 - Fundamentals of Surgical Care
Introduces principles of wound healing including types, stages, and complications; types, preparation and care of surgical supplies, packing, dressings, catheters, drains, tubes, supplies, and equipment; classifications of instruments, sutures and needles. Describes responsibilities related to the scrub and circulating roles. Provides students practical experience in the operating room.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 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 214 - Second Level Nursing IV
Emphasizes complex nursing care of individuals, families, and/or groups in various stages of development who are experiencing chronic disorders 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 related to chronic disorders throughout the lifespan including immunological; hematological; infectious, sensory; burn; integumentary; sensory, and neurological 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 216 - Integrated Concepts II
Focuses on nursing care of individuals/families requiring the integration of complex concepts of nursing related to psychiatric and medical/surgical disorders throughout the lifespan. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; psychiatric, respiratory, regulatory, endocrine and hematological disorders. Uses all concepts of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Prerequisites determined by local college.
Lecture 1-8 hours. Laboratory 3-24 hours. Total 9-25 hours per week.
8-9 credits
NUR 217 - Integrated Concepts III
Focuses on nursing care of individuals/families requiring the integration concepts related to nursing care of complex medical/surgical disorders. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; sensory, neurological, integumentary, renal and cardiovascular disorders; and, nursing care of clients experiencing major trauma. Uses all concepts of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Prerequisites determined by local college.
Lecture 1-8 hours. Laboratory 3-24 hours. Total 9-25 hours per week.
8-9 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 245 - Maternal/Newborn Nursing
Develops nursing skills in caring for families in the antepartum, intrapartum, and post-partum periods.
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 280 - Introduction to Perioperative Nursing
Introduces the surgical environment, ethical and legal patient and employee rights, preparation of the patient for surgery, surgical conscience, and the operative nurse's role and responsibilities. Includes laboratory and clinical experience.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
3-4 credits
NUR 281 - Advanced Perioperative Nursing
Focuses on the technical and clinical aspects of perioperative nursing, including perioperative pharmacology, risk management and quality improvement, monitoring and documentation, and standard precautions. Includes laboratory and clinical experience.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 4-9 hours. Total 6-12 hours per week.
5-6 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