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NUR 105 - Nursing Skills
Develops nursing skills for the basic needs of individuals and introduces related theory. Includes assessment, personal care, activity/rest, sterile technique, wound care, ostomy care, catheterization, oxygen administration, infection control, suctioning and medication administration. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 0-2 hours. Laboratory 2-9 hours. Total 4-9 hours per week.
2-3 credits
NUR 108 - Nursing Principles and Concepts I
Introduces principles of nursing, health and wellness concepts, and the nursing process. Identifies nursing strategies to meet the multidimensional needs of individuals. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, introduction to the profession of nursing, nursing process, documentation; basic needs related to integumentary system, teaching/learning, stress, psychosocial, safety, nourishment, elimination, oxygenation, circulation, rest, comfort, sensory, fluid and electrolyte and mobility needs in adult clients. Also includes care of the pre/post operative client. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-5 hours. Laboratory 2-15 hours. Total 7-16 hours per week.
5-6 credits
NUR 109 - Nursing Principles and Concepts II
Focuses on nursing care of individuals and/or families experiencing alterations in health. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; immunological, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, oncological and diabetic disorders and pre/post operative care in adult and pediatric clients. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-5 hours. Laboratory 2-15 hours. Total 7-16 hours per week.
5-6 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 136 - Principles of Pharmacology I
Focuses on principles of medication administration which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action on specific body systems, and basic computer applications.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
NUR 137 - Principles of Pharmacology II
Continues discussion on principles of medication administration which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action on specific body systems, and basic computer applications.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 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 201 - Psychiatric Nursing
Focuses on the care of individuals/families requiring clinical treatment. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, alterations in behavior, eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, chemical dependency and dementias. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 2-9 hours. Total 5-10 hours per week.
3-4 credits
NUR 205 - Introduction to Second Level Nursing
Focuses on principles and concepts of nursing care for individuals, families, and/or groups in the community and hospital setting. Focuses on health team membership and various nursing care delivery systems. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; endocrine, renal, cardiovascular and immunological disorders in school and home health settings. Provides supervised learning experiences in cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-5 hours. Laboratory 2-15 hours. Total 7-16 hours per week.
5-6 credits
NUR 208 - Acute Medical-Surgical Nursing
Focuses on the use of nursing process to provide care to individuals/families with acute medical or surgical problems or to prevent such problems. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-5 hours. Laboratory 2-15 hours. Total 7-16 hours per week.
5-6 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 236 - Principles of Pharmacology III-IV
Teaches principles of medication and administration which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, and drug action on specific body systems. Part I of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
NUR 237 - Principles of Pharmacology III-IV
Teaches principles of medication and administration which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, and drug action on specific body systems. Part II of II.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 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