Nursing Course Descriptions

NURS ( Nursing )

NURS 1010 - Nursing I (6 Credits)

This course will introduce the student to the role of the professional nurse, including legal and ethical standards. Students will learn how to assess and provide safe, evidence-based interventions to meet basic patient needs using the nursing process, with an emphasis on the older adult. Application of foundational concepts and basic psychomotor skills occur in the nursing laboratory and a variety of clinical settings. (Prerequisites: BIOL 1010, ENGL 1010, PSYC 2010; Corequisites: NURS 1015, 1061; Corequisite or prerequisite: BIOL 1020) Lecture: 4 hours per week, Clinical: 6 hours per week. Lab Fee: $20.00, Nursing Testing Fee: $100.00, Nursing Clinical Fee: $100.00

NURS 1015 - Gerontological Nursing (2 Credits)

This course introduces the student to the social, psychological, and physiological changes associated with the aging process with the intent of promoting safety and maintaining optimal levels of health. Nursing management of common health care issues that often affect older adults will be addressed. (Prerequisites: BIOL 1010, ENGL 1010, PSYC 2010; Corequisites: NURS 1010, 1061; Corequisite or prerequisite: BIOL 1020) Lecture: 2 hours per week.

NURS 1020 - Nursing II (6 Credits)

This introductory, concept-based medical/surgical nursing course will focus on the acquisition of knowledge and psychomotor skills necessary for delivering safe, evidence-based nursing care to adults in a variety of clinical settings. The emphasis of this course will be on common acute and chronic health problems. (Prerequisites: BIOL 1020; NURS 1010, 1015, 1061; Corequisites: NURS 1023, 1062; Corequisite or prerequisite: PSYC 2030) Lecture: 3 hours per week, Clinical: 9 hours per week. Lab Fee: $20.00, Nursing Testing Fee: $100.00, Nursing Clinical Fee: $100.00

NURS 1023 - Mental Health Nursing (3 Credits)

In this course, the student will acquire a basic knowledge of the causes, treatment, prevention and patient-centered nursing care for common and severe mental health problems across the life span. Emphasis is placed on application of therapeutic communication techniques, psychosocial assessment skills, and the nursing process with an integration of ethical and legal concepts. (Prerequisites: BIOL 1020; NURS 1010, 1015, 1061; Corequisite: NURS 1020, 1062; Corequisite or prerequsite PSYC 2030) Lecture: 2 hours per week, Clinical: 6 hours per week for 7 weeks

NURS 1030 - Nursing III (12 Credits)

Building on the basic concepts, skills and routine patient care taught in NURP 1010 and NURP 1020, this course rounds out the practical nursing student’s education with an introduction to family issues related to care of maternity patients and children. Content includes care of mothers during a normal pregnancy, normal newborns and developing children, and care of persons with mental health disorders. Basic knowledge of leadership roles for practical nurses is presented. Conceptual foundations of care for patients with routine medical issues is continued. Students have clinical experience with maternity, pediatric, psychiatric and adult/geriatric patients. This is the completion course for students who wish to graduate as practical nurse candidates. (Prerequisites: NURP 1020, NURS 1062P; PSYC 2010; Corequisite: NURP 2500) Lecture: average 9 hours per week over 10 weeks. Clinical: 18 hours per week over 10 weeks. Lab Fee: $20.00, LPN Course Testing Fee: $165.00

NURS 1061 - Pharmacology 1 (1 Credits)

This course begins the nursing student's education on the basic principles of pharmacology, establishing a knowledge base that applies to the various routes of medication administration. An emphasis is placed on the nursing role in safe dosage calculation and medication administration. (Prerequisites: BIOL 1010; ENGL 1010; PSYC 2010; Corequisite: NURS 1010, 1015; Corequisite or prerequisite: BIOL 1020) Lecture: 1 hour per week.

NURS 1062 - Pharmacology II (1 Credits)

This course builds on the basic principles of pharmacology, progressing to include major classes of drugs that are used in the nursing management of patients with commonly occurring physical and mental health problems. (Prerequisites: BIOL 1020; NURS 1010, 1015, 1061; Corequisites: NURS 1020, 1023; Corequisite or prerequisite: PSYC 2030) Lecture: 1 hour per week.

NURS 1063 - Pharmacology III (1 Credits)

This course focuses on the role of the professional nurse in the administration of drugs used in the management of patients with complex multisystem health problems across the lifespan. (Prerequisites: NURS 1020, 1023, 1062; PSYC 2030; Corequisites: NURS 2040, 2050) Lecture: 1 hour per week.

NURS 2030 - Concepts of Nursing Practice (1 Credits)

This 1 credit course is designed to facilitate successful entry of practical nurse graduates into the registered nurse program. It provides theoretical and clinical content from the first two semesters of the registered nurse program. The course is designed to expand on the breadth and depth of the common content from practical nurse education programs, introduce the new concept based curriculum, expand on nursing processes utilizing case studied, and concept mapping, explore evidence based nursing practice and reinforce skills specific to registered nurse programs through simulated clinical experience.

NURS 2040 - Medical-Surgical Nursing II (5 Credits)

This intermediate-level medical/surgical course will expand on concepts presented in the prior courses, with an emphasis on application of professional nursing judgment to care for patients with complex acute medical/surgical conditions. Students will learn to prioritize and manage evidence-based care for 1-2 patients. (Prerequisites: NURS 1020, 1023, 1062; PSYC 2030; Corequisites: NURS 1063, 2050) Lecture: 6 hours per week, Clinical: 12 hours per week over 7.5 weeks. Lab Fee: $20.00, Nursing Testing Fee: $100.00, Nursing Clinical Fee: $100.00

NURS 2050 - Maternal and Child Health (6 Credits)

Building on concepts learned in previous courses, the emphasis of this course is on utilizing evidence-based nursing judgment to assist the new family in achieving optimal levels of health during the childbearing and childrearing years in a variety of clinical settings. (Prerequisites: NURS 1020, 1023, 1062; PSYC 2030; Corequisites: NURS 1063, 2040) Lecture: 8 hours per week, Clinical: 12 hours per week over 7.5 weeks.

NURS 2060 - Medical-Surgical Nursing III (6 Credits)

This advanced-level medical/surgical course builds on and emphasizes analysis and synthesis of theory from prior nursing courses. Students will learn to apply professional nursing judgment to the care of patients with emergent and/or multisystem health problems. An emphasis is placed on managing care and collaborating with an interprofessional team for multiple patient assignments. (Prerequisites: NURS 1063, 2040, 2050; Corequisite: NURS 2500; Corequisite or prerequisite: BIOL 2210) Lecture: 8 hours per week, Clinical 12 hours per week over 7.5 weeks

NURS 2500 - Nursing Capstone (3 Credits)

In this course, students will synthesize acquired knowledge and have the opportunity to apply that knowledge in a clinical immersion experience. Students will examine and apply an understanding of professional nursing standards, ethical problem-solving, evidence-based practice, and a commitment to lifelong learning. The clinical experience will provide opportunities for teamwork and collaboration in managing care for groups of patients, develop leadership skills, and participate in quality improvement activities. (Prerequisite: NURS 2060; Corequisite or prerequisite: BIOL 2210) Lecture: 2 hours per week, Clinical: 12 hours per week over 7.5 weeks. NCLEX Review Course: $300.00

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Last Updated: 11/8/18