Nursing (NUR) at Thomas Nelson Community College


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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
NUR 103 Detailed Outline
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 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 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 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 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 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