Nursing (NSG)

NSG 100 - Introduction to Nursing Concepts

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Introduces concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning. Focuses on basic nursing concepts with an emphasis on safe nursing practice and the development of the nursing process. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 6 hours per week.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce the novice student to the basic concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: BIO 141 or BIO 231 or NAS 161

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NSG 106 - Competencies for Nursing Practice

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Focuses on the application of concepts through clinical skill development. Emphasizes the use of clinical judgment in skill acquisition. Includes principles of safety, evidence-based practice, informatics and math computational skills. Prepares students to demonstrate competency in specific skills and drug dosage calculation including the integration of skills in the care of clients in simulated settings. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments.
Lecture 0-1 hour. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 4-6 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to teach novice students the basic nursing skills needed to care for clients in the clinical setting.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: MTE 1-5 and BIO 141 (or BIO 231 or NAS 161)

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NSG 115 - Healthcare Concepts for Transition

Course Description

Effective: 2019-01-01

Focuses on role transition from Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered professional nurse. Incorporates concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning to promote health and wellness across the lifespan. Uses the nursing process to explore care delivery for selected diverse populations with common and predictable illness. Emphasizes the use of clinical judgement in skill acquisition.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 3-6 hours. Total 6-9 hours per week.
4-5 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to begin the transition of the licensed practical nurse to the comprehensive, professional, and complex role and expectations of a registered nurse by introducing and further developing conceptual based approaches to patient care. Completion of the course will result in credits awarded the LPN for previous education and work experience.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite(s): BIO 141, BIO 142, ENG 111, PSY 230, SDV 100; Acceptance to the Transition Program. Corequisite(s): NSG 200

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NSG 130 - Professional Nursing Concepts

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Introduces the role of the professional nurse and fundamental concepts in professional development. Focuses on professional identity, legal/ethical issues and contemporary trends in professional nursing.
Lecture 1 hour. Total 1 hour per week.
1 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce the novice student to the basic concepts of professionalism and to assist students in socialization to the role of the registered nurse.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisite(s): BIO 141 or BIO 231 or NAS 161

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NSG 152 - Health Care Participant

Course Description

Effective: 2019-01-01

Focuses on the health and wellness of diverse individuals, families, and the community throughout the lifespan. Covers concepts that focus on client attributes and preferences regarding healthcare. Emphasizes population-focused care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or cooperating agencies, and/or simulated environments.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce the advanced beginner student to concepts relevant to community based nursing.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: BIO 142 (or BIO 232 or NAS 162), NSG 100, NSG 106, NSG 130 and NSG 200

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NSG 170 - Health/Illness Concepts

Course Description

Effective: 2019-01-01

Focuses on the nursing care of individuals and/or families throughout the lifespan with an emphasis on health and illness concepts. Includes concepts of nursing care for the antepartum client and clients with common and predictable illnesses. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments.
Lecture 4 hours, Laboratory 6 hours. Total 10 hours per week.
6 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce the advanced beginner student to concepts related to care of clients with predictable outcomes.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: BIO 142 (or BIO 232 or NAS 162), NSG 100, NSG 106, NSG 130 and NSG 200

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NSG 200 - Health Promotion and Assessment

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Introduces assessment and health promotion for the individual and family. Includes assessment of infants, children, adults, geriatric clients and pregnant females. Emphasizes health history and the acquisition of physical assessment skills with underlying concepts of development, communication, and health promotion. Prepares students to demonstrate competency in the assessment of clients across the lifespan. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.
3 credits

General Course Purpose

This course provides novice students with an opportunity to develop health assessment skills across the lifespan.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: BIO 141 (or BIO 231 or NAS 161)

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NSG 210 - Health Care Concepts I

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to physiological health alterations and reproduction. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Part I of II.
Lecture 3 hours, Laboratory 6 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
5 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce competent learner to concepts of nursing practice across the lifespan.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: BIO 150 (or BIO 205), NSG 152 and NSG 170

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NSG 211 - Health Care Concepts II

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to psychological and physiological health alterations. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Part II of II.
Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 9 hours per week.
5 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to introduce the competent learner to concepts of nursing practice across the lifespan.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: BIO 150 (or BIO 205), NSG 152 and NSG 170

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NSG 230 - Advanced Professional Nursing Concepts

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Develops the role of the professional nurse in the healthcare environment in preparation for practice as a registered nurse. Introduces leadership and management concepts and focuses on the integration of professional behaviors in a variety of healthcare settings.
Lecture 2 hours. Total 2 hours per week.
2 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to further develop the concepts of professional nursing.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: NSG 210 and NSG 211

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NSG 252 - Complex Health Care Concepts

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Focuses on nursing care of diverse individuals and families integrating complex health concepts. Emphasizes clinical judgment, patient-centered care and collaboration.
Lecture 4 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to apply complex health concepts that relate to the client and family across the lifespan.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: NSG 210 and NSG 211

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NSG 270 - Nursing Capstone

Course Description

Effective: 2016-08-01

Provides students with the opportunity to comprehensively apply and integrate learned concepts from previous nursing courses into a capstone experience. Emphasizes the mastery of patient- centered care, safety, nursing judgment, professional behaviors, informatics, quality improvement, and collaboration in the achievement of optimal outcomes of care. Provides supervised learning experiences in faculty and/or preceptor-guided college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments.
Laboratory 12 hours. Total 12 hours per week.
4 credits

General Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to expand on the role of the professional nurse in the healthcare environment in preparation for practice as a registered nurse.

Course Prerequisites/Corequisites

Prerequisites: NSG 210 and NSG 211

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