Nursing - Practical Nursing (NUR)

Nursing - Practical Nursing

Course Information Cr Hrs
NUR-101 Personal Vocational Concepts

This nursing course serves as an introduction to nursing by covering the history of nursing, nursing roles, and the health care delivery system. Emphasis is placed on how to be a self-directed learner by assisting the student with testing and comprehension of nursing concepts. Content area includes communication, legal, ethical and professional accountability, appreciation of cultural diversity and health education of the client. The nursing process and the role of the practical nurse in the development of a plan of care are emphasized.

 Prerequisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing program.
2-2-0
NUR-110 Fundamentals of Nursing I

This course introduces the fundamental principles, basic skills and attitudes necessary to care for clients who are experiencing alterations of health throughout the lifespan. This course prepares the student to perform skills in the nursing laboratory and at the beginning levels of nursing in the clinical area. It is the foundation of nursing education.

 Prerequisite: Admission to the Practical Nursing program.
3-7-x
NUR-120 Fundamentals of Nursing II

This course introduces involved principles, skills, and attitudes necessary for clients who are experiencing alterations of health throughout the lifespan. This course prepares the student to perform more intensive skills in the nursing laboratory and at the beginning levels of nursing in the clinical area.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in NUR 110.
3-7-x
NUR-205 Adult Medical-Surgical I

This course presents information regarding disorders of the cardiac, respiratory, hematological, musculoskeletal, integument, renal systems and the surgical client. This course provides the student with the opportunity to apply nursing knowledge in the clinical setting. Geriatrics, nutrition, diet therapy, pharmacologic and psychosocial aspects are integrated.

 Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in previous nursing courses and departmental math competency.
7-6-8
NUR-215 Adult Medical-Surgical II - Including IV Therapy

This course presents information regarding disorders of the gastrointestinal, endocrine, neurological, sensory, immune, reproductive systems and the client with an IV infusion. This course provides the student with the opportunity to apply nursing knowledge in the clinical setting. Geriatrics, nutrition, diet therapy, pharmacologic and psychosocial aspects are integrated.

 Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in all of the previous nursing courses and math competency.
7-5-8
NUR-225 Maternal and Pediatric Nursing

This course involves the study of nursing care of mother and infant during antepartal, intrapartal and postpartal periods. The pathophysiology of common diseases of children is included. Nutrition, pharmacology, and the nursing process are integrated throughout the course. The clinical component gives the student opportunity to incorporate the theory into practice.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in all of the previous nursing courses and departmental math competency.
7-4-8
NUR-230 Community/Mental Health Nursing

This course covers community nursing and emphasizes wellness, prevention and teaching of good health. It will also lead to a development of knowledge and skills necessary to provide basic mental health nursing care to patients who demonstrate common mental problems. Maintenance and restoration of health is included. Pharmacological aspects are integrated.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in all of the previous nursing courses.
2-2-1
NUR-240 Management

This course involves the discussion of various leadership styles and techniques, not only as an individual, but as a team leader. It emphasizes the students need for a variety of management skills, as the graduate prepares to work with the interdisciplinary needs of patient, family and staff. Guidelines for effective resumes, job interviews and the preparation for the NCLEX comprise the other areas of concern of this course.

 Prerequisite: Grade of C or better in all of the previous nursing courses.
1-1-0