ADN Course Descriptions

NUR 1101 Dosage Calculations for Nursing. (1) Prerequisites: Admission to the Associated Degree Nursing program. Corequisites: 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 measurements; calculations of oral, parenteral, and intravenous dosages; and interpretation of word problems with application to clinical situations. The course is two theory hours per week for eight weeks.

NUR 1110 Fundamentals of Nursing. (10) Prerequisites: Admission to the Associated Degree Nursing program. Corequisites: BIO 2511, BIO 2513, MAT 1313, NUR 1101, PSY 1513
This fundamental course in nursing is based on the biological, psychosocial 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; development of the four NLN competencies of human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry; critical thinking; dosage calculations; the nursing process; the wellness-illness continuum; the communication process; development of beginning technology skills; patient needs; and growth and development of the aged individual. The course is seven theory hours and nine 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. Corequisites: BIO 2521, BIO 2523, ENG 1113, EPY 2533
This beginning medical-surgical nursing course focuses on the roles of the nurse, utilization of critical thinking, nursing process, patient needs, growth and development, and scientific principles from the biological, physical, and psychosocial sciences. While students focus on the process of learning, they plan and provide care to patients in diverse health care settings. Students are assisted to further their knowledge and expertise in the development of the NLN competencies of human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry. The patient’s position on the wellness-illness continuum is recognized as the student deals with the patient’s response to illness. Emphasis is placed on nutrition, pharmacology, diagnostic tests, verbal and written communication, and dosage calculations. The 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 1210, NUR 2107 (if applicable), PSY 1513. Corequisites: BIO 2921, BIO 2923, NUR 2115, SPT 1113 or 2136.
This 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 NLN competencies of human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry, in diverse healthcare settings. Nutrition, diagnostic studies, pharmacology, and culture are integrated throughout this course. The patient’s position on the wellness-illness continuum is recognized as the student focuses on the patient’s cultural diversity and response to illness. Critical thinking, dosage calculations, communication skills, and development of technology skills are enhanced. The course is six theory hours and nine clinical hours per week for eight weeks.

NUR 2107 LPN to ADN Bridge. (7) Prerequisites: Admission into the Associated Degree Nursing program; BIO 2511, BIO 2513, MAT 1313, PSY 1513. Corequisites: BIO 2521, BIO 2523, ENG 1113, EPY 2533
This course enhances the knowledge of the LPN in the practice of evidenced-based nursing and focuses on the roles of the nurse as provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing. The student utilizes critical thinking, the nursing process, basic needs, principles of growth and development, and scientific principles from the biological, physical, and psychosocial sciences in planning evidenced-based competent care for adults. Emphasis is placed on nutrition, pharmacology, diagnostic studies, communications skills, and dosage calculations. The patient’s position on the wellness-illness continuum is recognized as the student understands the patient’s response to illness. The course is five theory hours and one clinical hour per week for the semester.

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 1210, NUR 2107 (if applicable), PSY 1513. Corequisites: BIO 2921, BIO 2923, NUR 2104, SPT 1113 or 2136.
This course is focused on the theory and practice of pediatric nursing with emphasis on the nursing process, the needs, the physical and cognitive growth and development of patients through evidence-based competent care. Students are assisted to further their knowledge and expertise in the development of the four (NLN) competencies of human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry, in diverse healthcare settings. Nutrition, diagnostic studies, pharmacology, and culture are integrated throughout the course. The patient’s position on the wellness-illness continuum is recognized as the student focuses on the patient’s cultural diversity and response to illness. Critical thinking, dosage calculations, communication skills, and development of technology skills are enhanced. The 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 1210, NUR 2104, NUR 2107 (if applicable), NUR 2115, PSY 1513, SPT 1113 or SPT 2163. Corequisites: NUR 2209, SOC 2113
This course is designed to assist the student in the application of nursing knowledge in the care of patients who are experiencing problems meeting the patient needs as they relate to mental disorders in diverse health care settings. The specific foci of this course are to utilize critical thinking and evidence based nursing practice throughout the course to assist the student with care of mentally ill adults and groups of adults in all stages of development, as they progress on the wellness-illness continuum. Students practice in diverse settings with patients that require increasingly complex nursing interventions and skills. Students are assisted to further their knowledge and expertise in the development of the four NLN competencies of human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry. Areas of focus include communication skills, dosage calculation, diagnostic studies, cultural differences, and utilization of technology. The course is two theory hours per week for the semester and twelve clinical hours per week for three weeks.

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 1210, NUR 2104, NUR 2107 (if applicable), NUR 2115, PSY 1513, SPT 1113, OR SPT 2163. Corequisites: NUR 2203, SOC 2113.
This course is designed to analyze theory and implement the practice of medical-surgical nursing, as well as assist the student with transition from the student role to registered nurse. This course further builds upon the core concepts of caring, patient needs, and the nursing process. The specific foci of this course are to utilize advanced concepts of critical thinking and evidence- based nursing practice throughout the course to assist the student with care of adults and groups of adults in all stages of development, as they progress on the wellness-illness continuum. Students practice in diverse settings with patients that require increasingly complex nursing interventions and skills. Students are assisted to further their knowledge and expertise in the development of the four NLN competencies of human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry. Areas of focus include: medical-surgical, critical care, oncology care, legal/ethical issues, delegation, management, disaster nursing, cultural nursing care, advanced dosage calculations, pharmacology, diagnostic studies as well as utilization of technology. The course is five theory hours and twelve clinical hours per week for the semester. The preceptorship component is included in the clinical hours and occurs during the last three weeks of the semester.

Revised: acj 092315