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NUR 103 - Clinical Reasoning in Current Nursing Practice
Discusses clinical reasoning and the critical thinking process used in nursing. Incorporates practical reasoning, which complements the scientific reasoning used in the nursing process. Forms the basis for the thinking process applied throughout all nursing courses.
Lecture 2 hours. 2 Credits.
2 credits
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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 130 - Physical Assessment and Basic Pharmacology
Teaches a systematic approach to performing physical assessment skills and basic pharmacological concepts. Includes basic principles of data collection and basic analysis using skills of interviewing and techniques of inspection, palpation, percussion and auscultation. Principles of pharmacology include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action on specific body systems, and basic computer applications. Provides supervised learning experiences in a college laboratory. Prerequisite may apply at local level.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.
3 credits
NUR 170 - Essentials of Medical/Surgical Nursing
Focuses on the care of individuals/families requiring medical or surgical treatment. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes mathematical computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Prerequisites determined by local college.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4-6 hours. Total 6-8 hours per week.
4 credits
NUR 180 - Essentials of Maternal/Newborn Nursing
Utilizes the concepts of the nursing process in caring for families in the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Prerequisites determined by local college.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 2-8 hours per week.
3-4 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 255 - Nursing Organization and Management
Addresses management and organizational skills as they relate to nursing. Emphasizes group dynamics, resolution of conflicts, and leadership styles.
Lecture 2-3 hours per week.
2-3 credits
NUR 270 - Essential Nursing Concepts II
Focuses on 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 with patients having fluid & electrolyte imbalance related to inflammatory bowel disease, intestinal obstruction, peptic ulcer disease and cirrhosis; altered regulatory hormonal mechanism related to endocrine disorders; altered inflammatory process related to STD/AIDS, endocarditis, rheumatic fever/valvular disorders and pancreatitis. Provides supervised learning in college laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
NUR 271 - Essential Nursing Concepts III
Focuses on 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 with patients having altered transport to and from cells related to anemia, hemophilia, hypertension, coronary artery disease, heart failure, cystic fibrosis; abnormal proliferation and maturation of cells related to cancer. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Prerequisite: NUR 270.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
NUR 272 - Essential Nursing Concepts IV
Focuses on complex 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 with patients having altered transport to and from cells related to tuberculosis, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, croup, congenital heart defects, peripheral vascular disease, brain attack, chest injuries; altered neural regulatory mechanisms related to meningitis, spinal cord injury, Spina bifida, myelomeningocele, scoliosis, seizure disorder, Parkinson's disease; altered sensory motor function related to multiple
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
NUR 273 - Essential Nursing Concepts V
Focuses on complex 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 with patients having abnormal proliferation and maturation of cells related to cancer; altered fluid and electrolyte imbalance related to burns, renal failure, nephritic syndrome, glomerulonephritis; multi-system disorders. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Prerequisite: NUR 272. Co-requisite: NUR 255.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
4 credits
NUR 299 - 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