Nursing (NUR) Course Descriptions

NUR 1101 Dosage Calculations for Nursing. (1) Prerequisites: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program. Co-requisites: BIO 2511, BIO 2513, MAT 1313, NUR 1110, PSY 1513

This course includes theoretical and mathematical concepts related to the administration of medications to patients. Content begins with abbreviations, symbols, and the systems of measurement used in medication administration. Emphasis is placed on conversions between systems of measurement; calculations of oral, parenteral, and intravenous dosages; and interpretation of word problems with application to clinical situations. This course is two theory hours per week for eight weeks.

NUR 1110 Fundamentals of Nursing. (10) Prerequisites: Admission to the Associated Degree Nursing program. Co-requisites: BIO 2511, BIO 2513, MAT 1313, NUR 1101, PSY 1513

This fundamental nursing course is based on the biological and psychosocial sciences and cultural aspects necessary to promote wellness of diverse patients, families, and communities. The content is designed to introduce the practice of nursing as an integral component of total health care. The focus of this course is placed on the process of learning; recognizing the core competencies of patient-centered care; evidence-based practice; leadership & professionalism; communication, collaboration & teamwork; and safety & quality improvement; clinical judgment; dosage calculations; the nursing process; the wellness-illness continuum; the communication process; development of beginning technology skills; identifying patient needs; and growth and development of the aged adult. This course is seven theory hours and nine clinical hours per week for the semester.

NUR 1207 LPN to ADN Bridge. (7) Prerequisites: Admission to the Associated Degree Nursing program; BIO 2511, BIO 2513, MAT 1313, PSY 1513. Co-requisites: BIO 2521, BIO 2523, ENG 1113, EPY 2533

This medical-surgical nursing course enhances the knowledge of the LPN in practice, focuses on the role of the nurse, concentrates on the utilization of clinical judgment, the nursing process, patient needs, growth and development, scientific principles from the biological and psychosocial sciences, and cultural aspects necessary to promote wellness of patients. While students focus on the process of learning, they plan and provide care to patients in diverse healthcare settings. Students are assisted to further their knowledge and expertise in the development of the core competencies of patient-centered care; evidence-based practice; leadership & professionalism; communication, collaboration & teamwork; and safety & quality improvement. The patient’s position on the wellness-illness continuum is recognized as the student focuses on the patient’s response to illness. Importance is placed on nutrition, pharmacology, diagnostic studies, communication skills, delegation, dosage calculations, and medication administration. This course is six theory hours and three clinical hours per week for the semester.

NUR 1210 Medical-Surgical Nursing I. (10) Prerequisites: BIO 2511, BIO 2513, MAT 1313, NUR 1101, NUR 1110, PSY 1513. Co-requisites: BIO 2521, BIO 2523, ENG 1113, EPY 2533

This medical-surgical nursing course focuses on the role of the nurse, concentrates on the utilization of clinical judgment, the nursing process, patient needs, growth and development, scientific principles from the biological and psychosocial sciences, and cultural aspects necessary to promote wellness of patients. While students focus on the process of learning, they plan and provide care to patients in diverse healthcare settings. Students are assisted to further their knowledge and expertise in the development of the core competencies of patient-centered care; evidence-based practice; leadership & professionalism; communication, collaboration & teamwork; and safety & quality improvement. The patient’s position on the wellness-illness continuum is recognized as the student focuses on the patient’s response to illness. Importance is placed on nutrition, pharmacology, diagnostic studies, communication skills, delegation, dosage calculations, and medication administration. This course is six theory hours and twelve clinical hours per week for the semester.

NUR 2104 Women’s Health and Newborn Nursing. (4) Prerequisites: BIO 2511, BIO 2513, BIO 2521, BIO 2523, ENG 1113, EPY 2533, MAT 1313, NUR 1101, NUR 1110, NUR 1207 (if applicable), NUR 1210, PSY 1513. Co-requisites: BIO 2921, BIO 2923, NUR 2115, SPT 1113 or 2136.

This nursing course is focused on the theory and practice of women’s health and newborn nursing with emphasis on the nursing process, patient needs, and the principles of growth and development through evidence-based competent care. In this specialty area, students are assisted to further their knowledge and expertise in the development of the core competencies of patient-centered care; evidence-based practice; leadership & professionalism; communication, collaboration & teamwork; and safety & quality improvement in diverse healthcare settings. Nutrition, diagnostic studies, pharmacology, dosage calculations, medication administration, and cultural awareness are integrated throughout this course. The patient’s position on the wellness-illness continuum is recognized as the student focuses on the patient’s response to illness. Clinical judgment, communication skills, delegation, and enhancing technology skills are emphasized. This course is six theory hours and nine clinical hours per week for eight weeks.

NUR 2115 Nursing Care of Children. (5) Prerequisites: BIO 2511, BIO 2513, BIO 2521, BIO 2523, ENG 1113, EPY 2533, MAT 1313, NUR 1101, NUR 1110, NUR 1207 (if applicable), NUR 1210, PSY 1513. Co-requisites: BIO 2921, BIO 2923, NUR 2104, SPT 1113 or 2136.

This nursing course is focused on the theory and practice of pediatric nursing with emphasis on the nursing process, patient needs, the physical and cognitive growth and development of patients through evidence-based competent care. In this specialty area, students are assisted to further their knowledge and expertise in the development of the core competencies of patient-centered care; evidence-based practice; leadership & professionalism; communication, collaboration & teamwork; and safety & quality improvement in diverse healthcare settings. Nutrition, diagnostic studies, pharmacology, dosage calculations, medication administration, and cultural awareness are integrated throughout this course. The patient’s position on the wellness-illness continuum is recognized as the student focuses on the patient’s response to illness. Clinical judgment, communication skills, delegation, and enhancing technology skills are emphasized. This course is six theory hours and nine clinical hours per week for eight weeks.

NUR 2203 Mental Health Nursing. (3) Prerequisites: BIO 2511, BIO 2513, BIO 2521, BIO 2523, BIO 2921, BIO 2923, ENG 1113, EPY 2533, MAT 1313, NUR 1101, NUR 1110, NUR 1207 (if applicable), NUR 1210, NUR 2104, NUR 2115, PSY 1513, SPT 1113 or SPT 2163. Co-requisites: NUR 2209, SOC 2113

This nursing course is designed to assist the student in the application of nursing knowledge in the care of patients with mental illness. The specific foci of this course are to utilize clinical judgment and evidence-based practice to assist the student with care of patients with mental illness in all stages of development, as they progress on the wellness-illness continuum. Students are assisted to further their knowledge and expertise in the development of the core competencies of patient-centered care; evidence-based practice; leadership & professionalism; communication, collaboration & teamwork; and safety & quality improvement. Continued emphasis is placed on cultural awareness, nutrition, pharmacology, diagnostic studies, communication skills, delegation, and dosage calculations. This course is two theory hours and three clinical hours per week for the semester.

NUR 2209 Medical-Surgical Nursing II. (9) Prerequisites: BIO 2511, BIO 2513, BIO 2521, BIO 2523, BIO 2921, BIO 2923, ENG 1113, EPY 2533, MAT 1313, NUR 1101, NUR 1110, NUR 1207 (if applicable), NUR 1210, NUR 2104, NUR 2115, PSY 1513, SPT 1113 or 2163. Co-requisites: NUR 2203, SOC 2113.

This medical-surgical nursing course is designed to reinforce the role of the nurse, implement the practice of nursing, as well as assist the student with transition from the student role to registered nurse. The specific foci of this course are to utilize clinical judgment to assist the student with care of adults in all stages of development by identifying the needs of the patient, coordinating care through the use of the nursing process, as the patient progresses on the wellness-illness continuum. Students are able to refine the core competencies of patient-centered care; evidence-based practice; leadership & professionalism; communication, collaboration & teamwork; and safety & quality improvement through practice in diverse healthcare settings. Nutrition, diagnostic studies, pharmacology, dosage calculations, medication administration, communication skills, delegation, and cultural awareness are integrated throughout this course as well as continued emphasis on utilization of technology. The preceptorship component is included in the clinical hours and occurs during the last three weeks of the semester. This course is five theory hours and twelve clinical hours per week for the semester.