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NUR 105 - Nursing Skills (2 credits)
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Nursing Program, MTH 126, ITE 100 or 115
Develops nursing skills for the basic needs of individuals and introduces related theory. Includes assessment, personal care, activity/rest, sterile technique, wound care, ostomy care, catheterization, oxygen administration, infection control, suctioning and medication administration. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 0 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 6 hours per week.

NUR 108 - Nursing Principles and Concepts I (5 credits)
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Nursing Program, MTH 126, ITE 100 or 115

Introduces principles of nursing, health and wellness concepts, and the nursing process. Identifies nursing strategies to meet the multidimensional needs of individuals. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, introduction to the profession of nursing, nursing process, documentation; basic needs related to integumentary system, teaching/learning, stress, psychosocial, safety, nourishment, elimination, oxygenation, circulation, rest, comfort, sensory, fluid and electrolyte and mobility needs in adult clients. Also includes care of the pre/post operative client. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 4 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 7 hours per week.

NUR 109 - Nursing Principles and Concepts II (6 credits)
Prerequisites: NUR 108 & NUR 105

Focuses on nursing care of individuals and/or families experiencing alterations in health. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; immunological, gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal, oncological and diabetic disorders and pre/post operative care in adult and pediatric clients. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 9 hours. Total 12 hours per week.

NUR 114 - Geriatric Nursing (3 credits)
Prerequisites: NUR 105, 108, 136, 226; MTH 126, ITE 100 or 115; BIO 141

Presents theoretical and clinical nursing aspects of the aging population. Includes the aging process, psychological aspects, common age-related disorders, pharmacologic aspects, care facilities, and relationships between elders and caregivers. Lecture 1-4 hours. Laboratory 0-9 hours. Total 3-13 hours per week.

NUR 115 LPN Transition (6 credits)
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the LPN to RN Bridge Program

Introduces the role of the registered nurse through concepts and skill development in the discipline of professional nursing. This course serves as a bridge course for licensed practical nurses and is based upon individualized articulation agreements, mobility exams, or other assessment criteria as they relate to local programs and services areas. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Lecture 5 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 8 hours per week.

NUR 136 Principles of Pharmacology I (1 credit)
Prerequisite: Acceptance to the Nursing Program, MTH 126, ITE 100 or 115

Focuses on principles of medication administration which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action of specific body systems, and basic computer applications. Lecture 1 hour per week.

NUR 137 Principles of Pharmacology II (1 credit)
Prerequisites: NUR 105, 108 and 136

Continues discussion on principles of medication administration which include dosage, calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action on specific body systems, and basic computer applications. Lecture 1 hour per week.

NUR 201 - Psychiatric Nursing (3 credits)
Prerequisites: NUR 109, 137, 226, BIO 142, PSY 231

Focuses on the care of individuals/families requiring clinical treatment. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, alterations in behavior, eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, chemical dependency and dementias. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

NUR 205 - Introduction to Second Level Nursing (6 credits)
Prerequisites: NUR 109, 137, 226; BIO 142, PSY 231

Focuses on principles and concepts of nursing care for individuals, families, and/or groups in the community and hospital setting. Focuses on health team membership and various nursing care delivery systems. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; endocrine, renal, cardiovascular and immunological disorders in school and home health settings. Provides supervised learning experiences in cooperating agencies. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 9 hours. Total 12 hours per week.

NUR 208 - Acute Medical-Surgical Nursing (6 credits)
Prerequisites: NUR 201, 205

Focuses on the use of nursing process to provide care to individuals/families with acute medical or surgical problems or to prevent such problems. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in cooperating agencies. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 9 hours. Total 12 hours per week.

NUR 226 Health Assessment (2 credits)
Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Nursing Program; NUR 105,108, BIO 141

Teaches a systematic approach to obtaining a health history and performing a physical assessment. Lecture 1 hour per week, Laboratory 3 hours per week, Total 4 hours per week.

NUR 236 Principles of Pharmacology III (1 credit)
Prerequisites: NUR 109, 137

Teaches principles of medication administration, which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, and drug action on specific body systems. Part I of II. Lecture 1 hour per week.

NUR 237 Principles of Pharmacology IV (1 credit)
Prerequisites: NUR 236

Teaches principles of medication administration, which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, and drug action on specific body systems. Part II of II. Lecture 1 hour per week.

NUR 245 - Maternal/Newborn Nursing (3 credits)
Prerequisites: NUR 109, 137, 201, 205

Develops nursing skills in caring for families in the antepartum, intrapartum, and post-partum periods. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 5 hours per week.

NUR 254 Dimensions of Professional Nursing (2 credits)
Prerequisites: NUR 201, 205, 226, 236

Explores the role of the professional nurse. Emphasizes nursing organizations, legal and ethical implications, and addresses trends in management and organizational skills. Explores group dynamics, relationships, conflicts, and leadership styles. Lecture 2 hours per week.



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