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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 29 - Home Health Aide
Emphasizes caring for older patients; includes social, emotional and spiritual needs; procedures; communication; charting; reporting; infection control; safety; anatomy and physiology, nutrition; personal care; death and dying. Provides clinicals in nursing home/patient's residence.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4-5 hours per week.
2-3 credits
NUR 31 - Advanced Skills for Nurse Aides
Teaches advanced level skills for Certified Nurse Aides.
Lecture 1-2 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 4-7 hours per week.
2-3 credits
NUR 99 - 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 106 - Nursing Principles and Health Assessment
Introduces principles of nursing, health and wellness concepts, and the nursing process. Identifies nursing strategies to meet the needs of individuals across the lifespan based on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs. Content includes basic principles of medication administration, math computation skills, nutrition, sleep and rest, growth and development, documentation, elimination, oxygenation and communication. Acquisition of a health history and physical assessment are taught incorporating lifespan concepts. 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 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 120 - Nursing Terminology and Charting
Focuses on basic terminology used in nursing. Emphasizes combining word forms and applications to nursing situations and the patient's record.
Lecture 1-2 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 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 161 - Nursing Perspectives
Teaches the philosophy and curricular framework of the nursing program. Explores the dimensions of the discipline of nursing. Includes historical aspects and selected current trends, ethical/ legal issues, and responsibilities of the associate degree nurse.
Lecture 1 hour per week.
1 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 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 213 - Second Level Nursing III
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; cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, neurological and renal 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 218 - Integrated Concepts IV
Utilizes the concepts of the nursing process in caring for individuals and families in the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods and focuses on the care of individuals and families requiring psychiatric and mental health clinical treatment including alteration in behavior, eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, chemical dependency, dementia, and schizophrenia. Includes math computational skills and basic computational instruction related to delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 5-6 hours. Laboratory 4-9 hours. Total 9-15 hours per week.
8-9 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 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 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 266 - Introduction to Basic Dysrhythmia Interpretation
Teaches the systematic interpretation of dysrhythmias.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 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 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