NUR Nursing

 

 


The following Nursing Program courses include a combination of theory, laboratory practice and clinical practice for each course. Students must pass each of the theory, laboratory and clinical portions of each course to receive a passing grade in that course.  Most of the Nursing Program courses are sequential and must be completed successfully before proceeding into the next course. Theory hours for each course are calculated on a 1:1 credit to contact ratio, laboratory and clinical hours are calculated on a 1:2 credit to contact ratio.

NUR 101 - Pharmacology Calculations 1 Credit
Prepares nurse to provide safe, patient-centered nursing care related to dosage calculations. 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.
(Contact hours - 30)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program

NUR 106 - Med-Surg Nursing Concepts 7 Credits
NUR106 is the first medical/surgical nursing course. Building on NUR109, this course provides for the acquisition of basic medical/surgical nursing theory, as well as application of mental health concepts, communication, collaboration, caring, and critical thinking/clinical reasoning necessary for safe, patient-centered care to a developmentally and culturally diverse adult patient population experiencing various medical/surgical interventions. Incorporates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and a variety of clinical settings.
(Contact hours - 51 Theory, 13.5 Lab, 148.5 Clinical)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program and NUR 109

NUR 109 - Fundamentals of Nursing 6 Credits
Nursing 109 introduces the fundamental concepts necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to a diverse patient population while integrating legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. Introduces caring, critical thinking, the nursing process, quality improvement, and communication used when interacting with patients and members of the interdisciplinary team, and relates evidence-based nursing practice. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and a variety of clinical settings providing care to stable patients with common health alterations.
(Contact hours - 45 Theory, 60 Lab, 90 Clinical)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program

NUR 112 - Basic Concepts of Pharmacology 2 Credits
Overview of the basic principles of pharmacology including major drug classifications and prototypes of commonly used medications. Principles of medication administration include aspects of best practice for safe, quality, patientcentered care. Central points include safety, quality improvement factors in the administration of medications, patient teaching, and variations encountered when administering medications to diverse patient populations across the lifespan.
(Contact hours - 30)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program

NUR 150 - Maternal - Child Nursing 6 Credits
Nursing 150 provides for the acquisition of maternal/child nursing theory, as well as application of mental health concepts, communication, collaboration, caring, and critical thinking/clinical reasoning necessary for safe, family-centered nursing care to childbearing families and children that are developmentally and culturally appropriate. Incorporates evidence-based practice, standards of practice, quality improvement, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and in a variety of maternal/child and pediatric clinical settings.
(Contact hours - 49.5 Theory, 31.5 Lab, 90 Clinical)
Prerequisite: Admission into the Nursing Program and NUR 109

NUR 169 - Transition to Practical Nursing 4 Credits
Facilitates the transition into the role of the practical nurse with emphasis on distinguishing the defined practical nurse scope of practice related to clinical practice, communication, nursing process, ethical/legal issues, and leadership skills. The student practices in the role of the practical nurse in the associated clinical experience.
(Contact hours - 30 Theory, 90 Clinical)
Prerequisite: NUR 109 Corequisite: 106, 112, 150

NUR 189 – Transition from LPN to ADN 3 credits
Facilitates transition of the LPN to new roles and responsibilities of the ADN, the nursing process, critical thinking, legal and ethical issues in nursing practice, and the nursing care of childbearing families and pediatric clients. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the laboratory and maternal/child and pediatric clinical settings. 
(Contact hours - 30 Theory, 30 Lab, 30 Clinical)
Prerequisite: LPN Licensure or permission of Nursing Director

NUR 206 - Adv Concepts of Med/Surg NSG I 6.5 Credits
NUR 206 builds on NUR106 focusing on advanced concepts of nursing applied to care of patients with high acuity medical/ surgical conditions. Builds on medical/surgical nursing theory, mental health concepts, communication, collaboration, caring, and critical thinking/clinical reasoning necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to developmentally and culturally diverse adult patients. Incorporates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the professional nurse as applied in a variety of healthcare settings. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and in a variety of clinical settings.
(Contact hours - 67.5 Theory/Lab, 135 Clinical)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program & Completion of the all Level-one NUR Courses

NUR 211 - Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 4 Credits
Develops concepts of psychosocial integrity and emphasizes the function and responsibility of nursing in promoting and maintaining mental health of individuals and families. This course emphasizes communication and caring through the application of the therapeutic relationship and nursing process in the care and treatment of common psychiatric clinical conditions/disorders.
(Contact hours - 40.5 Theory, 58.5 Clinical)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program Prerequisite/Corequisite: NUR 206

NUR 212 - Pharmacology II 2 Credits
Builds on previously introduced pharmacological concepts and applies that learning to pharmacologic therapy to provide safe, quality, evidence- based nursing care to patients with complex healthcare needs. Focuses on safety and quality improvement factors in the administration of medications within a variety of healthcare systems. Advanced dosage calculations included.
(Contact hours - 30)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program & NUR 112

NUR 216 - Adv Concepts Med-Surg NSG II 5 Credits
Nursing 216 is a continuation of Nursing 206, focusing on complex medical/surgical conditions of the high acuity patient. Builds on medical/surgical nursing theory, mental health concepts, communication, collaboration, caring, and critical thinking/clinical reasoning necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to developmentally and culturally diverse adult patients experiencing high acuity medical/surgical conditions. Incorporates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the professional nurse as applied in the acute care and high acuity settings. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings.
(Contact hours - 30 Theory, 120 Clinical)
Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program & NUR 206

NUR 230 - Transition to Professional NSG 4 Credits
Nursing 230 is a seminar and practice capstone course that provides an integrative experience applying all dimensions of the professional nurse in the care of diverse patient populations across a variety of healthcare settings. All major concepts of the nursing program are addressed. Leadership and the management of multiple patients are emphasized. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the clinical setting to facilitate an effective transition from student to registered professional nurse.
(Contact hours - 22.5 Theory, 105 Clinical)
 Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program & NUR 206, 211, 212 Corequisites: NUR 216

NUR 254 - RN Licensing Exam Preparation  1.5 Credits
Will provide a review of the RN NCLEX test plan content areas, review of NCLEX style question formats and the Computerized Adaptive Testing method. Students will review study options for preparing for the RN NCLEX exam and have the opportunity to develop a customized preparation plan for success on the RN NCLEX for Professional Nursing Licensure.
(Contact hours 22.5)

NUR 275 - Special Topics 0 - 12 Credits
Provides students with a vehicle to pursue in depth exploration of special topics of interest.

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