Nursing (NUR)

NUR 101 | Pharmacology Calculations

Lecture Credit: 1

Prepares nurse to provide safe, patient-centered nursing care related to dosage calculations within the respective scope of practice. This course introduces critical thinking applied to dosage calculations and communication used when interacting with patients and members of the healthcare team related to various aspects of safe administration of medications. Information technology used to document medications administered and patient technology used to deliver medications are also practiced.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.

NUR 102 | Alterations in Adult Health I

Lecture Credit: 4

Provides acquisition of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse adult patients experiencing common health alterations requiring medical/surgical interventions. The course introduces Practical Nursing and incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the practical nursing program.

NUR 103 | Basic Health Assessment for the Practical Nurse

Lecture/Lab Credit: 1

Provides the theoretical knowledge and psychomotor skills used by the Practical Nurse performing a basic assessment of health status of stable adult patients with predictable outcomes, including collecting, reporting, and recording objective/subjective data, observing conditions or changes in condition, and differentiating normal from abnormal findings. Principles of therapeutic communication and patient teaching are included. Includes practice collecting basic assessment data in the nursing skills laboratory.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.

NUR 104 | Alterations in Adult Health II

Lecture Credit: 5

Apply and expand the knowledge and skills learned in Adult Health I to provide acquisition of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration and critical thinking necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care for diverse adult patients with conditions that are stable and predictable. The course focuses on care of patients experiencing common health alterations requiring medical/ surgical interventions. The course incorporates legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of adults.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.

NUR 105 | Practical Nursing Arts and Skills

Lecture Credit: 3 Lab Credit: 3

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.

Note: Employs basic nursing theory and applies that theory and theory from other co-requisite nursing courses to the performance of nursing skills. Communication, collaboration, and critical thinking necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care are applied to the care of patients across the lifespan with stable and predictable outcomes. The course applies guidelines related to the professional, legal, and ethical scope of practice of the Practical Nurse, including demonstrating safe performance of all psychomotor skills.

NUR 110 | Pharmacology for Practical Nursing

Lecture Credit: 3

Categorizes basic principles of pharmacology, including major drug classifications using prototype drugs, principles of medication administration including best practices for safe, quality,and patient-centered care. Discusses the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse related to medication administration. Application of this content is used throughout the program nursing courses.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.

NUR 111 | Advancement into Practical Nursing

Lecture Credit: 1

Demonstrates the roles and responsibilities of the Practical Nurse including scope of practice, supervision, assignment, and leadership skills. Emphasis on accountability, lifelong learning, perspectives in healthcare, and career and job readiness skills for entry level nursing practice.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.

NUR 113 | Basic Concepts of Maternal-Newborn Nursing

Lecture/Lab Credit: 2

Applies and expands the knowledge and skills learned in the previous and concurrent courses to provide the acquisition of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to childbearing families. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of childbearing families.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing Program.

NUR 114 | Basic Concepts of Pediatric Nursing

Lecture/Lab Credit: 2

Applies and expands on the knowledge and skills learned in the previous and concurrent courses to provide for the acquisition of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to children and their families. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of children.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.

NUR 115 | Basic Concepts of Mental Health Nursing

Lecture Credit: 1

Applies knowledge of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients at various levels of mental health promotion and mental illness management. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of patients with mental health issues.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.

NUR 116 | Basic Concepts of Geriatric Nursing

Lecture Credit: 1

Applies and expands the knowledge and skills learned in the previous and concurrent courses to provide for the acquisition of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and critical thinking necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to older adults. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of older adults.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.

NUR 171 | Clinical II

Internship Credit: 2

Offers the clinical practicum to apply the related nursing theory.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.

NUR 172 | Clinical III

Internship Credit: 1

ffers the clinical practicum to apply the related nursing theory.

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Practical Nursing program.

NUR 213 | Professional Pathway to Nursing

Lecture Credit: 3

Introduces students in the Integrated Nursing Pathway to professional nursing within the culture of healthcare safety and quality improvement. This course provides an understanding of attributes, roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse; essential knowledge, developing skills and attitudes required for team participation in a culture of safety and quality improvement; role of culture in the nurse-patient relationship; and interpersonal communication critical to the nurse-patient relationship.