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Nursing (NUR)

NUR 102  Fundamentals of Nursing    
6 semester hours
Prerequisite: Validation and/or as required by the program
(Lec 3 hrs, Lab 6 hrs, Clin 3 hrs)
This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students learn concepts and theories basic to the art and science of nursing. The role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team is emphasized. Students are introduced to the concepts of client needs, safety, communication, teaching/learning, critical thinking, ethical-legal, cultural diversity, nursing history, and the program’s philosophy of nursing. Additionally, this course introduces psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Skills necessary for maintaining microbial, physical, and psychological safety are introduced along with skills needed in therapeutic interventions. At the conclusion of this course students demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing skills for individuals with common health alterations. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 103  Health Assessment    
1 semester hour
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lab 3 hrs)
This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to obtain a health history and perform a physical examination for individuals of all ages. The focus is on symptom analysis along with physical, psychosocial, and growth and development assessments. Students will be able to utilize critical thinking skills in identifying health alterations, formulating nursing diagnoses and documenting findings appropriate to nursing. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 104  Introduction to Pharmacology    
1 semester hour
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lab 3 hrs)
This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal and ethical manner using the nursing process. This course introduces students to basic principles of pharmacology and the knowledge necessary to safely administer medication. Course content includes legal implications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, calculations of drug dosages, medication administration, and an overview of drug classifications. Students will be able to calculate and administer medications. (F, Sp, S)

NUR 105  Adult Nursing   
8 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lec 5 hrs, Lab 3 hrs, Clin 6 hrs)
This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on providing care to individuals under going surgery, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, and common alterations in respiratory musculoskeletal, astrointestinal, cardiovascular, endocrine, and integumentary systems. Nutrition, pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 106  Maternal and Child Nursing   
NUR 106  Maternal and Child Nursing  
5 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lec 4 hrs, Clin 3 hrs)
This course focuses on the role of the nurse in meeting the physiological, psychosocial, cultural and developmental needs of the maternal and child client. Course content includes antepartal, intrapartal and postpartal care, complications of pregnancy, newborn care, human growth and development, pediatric care, and selected pediatric alterations. Nutrition, pharmacology, cultural diversity, use of technology, communication, anatomy and physiology review, medical terminology, critical thinking, and application of the nursing process are integrated throughout this course. Upon completion of this course students will be able to provide and manage care for maternal and pediatric clients in a variety of settings. (Su)

NUR 201S  Nursing Through the Lifespan I    
5 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program   (Lec 3 hrs, Clin 6 hrs)
This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students manage and provide collaborative care to clients who are experiencing selected alterations in gastrointestinal, reproductive, sensory, and endocrine systems in a variety of settings. Additional instruction is provided for oncology, mental health, teaching/learning concepts, and advanced dosage calculations. Nutrition, pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 202  Nursing Through the Lifespan II    
6 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lec 3 hrs; Clin 9 hrs)
This course builds upon previous instruction and provides additional opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students manage and provide collaborative care to clients who are experiencing selected alterations in cardiovascular, hematologic, immune, and genitourinary systems in a variety of settings. Additional instruction is provided for psychiatric disorders, and high-risk obstetrics. Teaching/learning concepts, advanced dosage calculations, nutritional pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 203  Nursing Through the Lifespan III    
6 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lec 4 hrs; Clin 6 hrs)
This course builds upon previous instruction and provides additional opportunities to develop competence necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students manage and provide collaborative care to clients who are experiencing selected alterations in cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological systems in a variety of settings. Additional instruction is provided for selected mental health disorders, selected emergencies, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and related disorders. Teaching/learning concepts, advanced dosage calculations, nutrition, pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated. (F, Sp, Su)

NUR 204S  Transition Into Nursing Practice
4 semester hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Program
(Lec 2 hrs; Prec 6 hrs)
This course provides students with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills necessary to transition from student to registered nurse. Content includes current issues in health care, nursing leadership and management, professional practice issues for registered nurses, and transition into the workplace. Additional instruction is provided for preparing for the NCLEX-RN. (F, Sp, Su)