Academic Catalog

Nursing (NUR)

NUR-101 FUND OF NURSING 
7 credit hours15 contact hours (4 Lecture/5 Lab/6 Clinical Hours Per Week) 

This course is designed to develop beginning knowledge of skills related to the holistic health needs of the client. It provides beginning nursing students with the foundation upon which other courses build and expand. Assessment via the nursing process, problem identification and communication skills necessary for therapeutic client care are emphasized. Caring and sensitivity to the client's unique cultural, ethnic, and age-related needs are incorporated throughout. A short period of directed learning activities in the College laboratory takes place before students care for selected clients in long-term health care facilities. Clients are assigned and their care supervised by professors/instructors from the College. Provision is made for post-conferences during which selected topics/procedures are presented and students share their learning experiences. *Clinicals run 11 weeks of the semester* *13 billed contact hours*

Requisite(s): Acceptance into the Nursing Program. Students must take NUR-109 concurrently 
Fee: $150.00 
NUR-109 PHARMACOLOGY I 
1 credit hour1 contact hour (1 Lecture Hour Per Week) 

This course is designed to provide a systematic method for calculations of medications, and to provide practice in solving drug, solution and dosage problems. A beginning survey of the sources of drugs, legal aspects regarding drug prescriptions, the effects of drug therapy, modes of administration and the use of references in the acquisition of information about drugs.

Requisite(s): Acceptance into the Nursing Program Students must take NUR 101 concurrently 
Fee: $90.00 
NUR-111 MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING I 
8 credit hours17 contact hours (5 Lecture/3 Lab/9 Clinical Hours Per Week) 

This course is an introduction to the theory and practice of providing nursing care for adult clients having common health care needs. Objectives are met through classroom theory and activities, a short period of directed learning activities in the nursing skills laboratory, and assignments in clinical agencies. The nursing process is emphasized in classroom theory and in the practical application of client care. A caring attitude and sensitivity to the client's unique cultural, ethnic, and age-related needs are considered. Clinical experience in health care agencies is provided. Clients are assigned and their care supervised by professors/instructors from the College. Provision is made for post-conferences which reinforce the learning process. *8 credit hours/15 billed contact hours*

Requisite(s): Students must complete NUR 101 and NUR 109 with a minimum grade of 2.5 as pre-requisites Students must take NUR 119 concurrently 
Fee: $180.00 
NUR-119 PHARMACOLOGY II 
2 credit hours2 contact hours (2 Lecture Hours Per Week) 

This course is a structured systematic approach to the study of drug therapy as it relates to the management of disorders included in NUR 111 Medical-Surgical Nursing for Adults I which is taught concurrently. Elements of the nursing process are included as they apply to drug administration.

Requisite(s): Must complete NUR 101 and 109 with a minimum grade of 2.5 as pre-requisites Students must take NUR-111 concurrently 
Fee: $100.00 
NUR-204 NURSING ROLE TRANSITION 
2 credit hours5 contact hours (2 Lecture/3 Lab Hours Per Week) 

This course supports the student through role transition to the registered nurse level of practice. Opportunities to learn and practice advanced nursing skills will be provided. *2 credit hours/5 billed contact hours*

Requisite(s): Must transfer in an LPN certificate from another institution 
Fee: $225.00 
NUR-211 MEDICAL-SURGICAL NURSING II 
6 credit hours16 contact hours (4 Lecture/3 Lab/9 Clinical Hours Per Week) 

This course is designed to provide advanced integration of the pathophysiology of complex acute conditions that affect adults. This course introduces the theory and practice of providing nursing care for adult clients having acute health care needs. The nursing process is emphasized in relation to the care of adults with high-risk health problems or combination of multiple health problems which indicate complexity. A caring attitude and sensitivity to the client's unique cultural, ethnic, and age-related needs are considered. Clinical experience in health care agencies is provided; clients are assigned and their care supervised by instructors from the College. Provision is made for post conferences during which selected topics/procedures are presented and students share their learning experiences. Student learning outcomes will be met through classroom theory, directed learning activities and assignments in clinical agencies. *9 billed contact hours*

Requisite(s): Students must complete NUR-101, NUR-109, NUR-111 and NUR-119 with a minimum grade of 2.5 as pre-requisites OR NUR-204 (minimum grade of 2.5) and transfer in an LPN certificate from a previous institution Students must take NUR-218 and NUR-219 concurrently 
Fee: $180.00 
NUR-218 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING 
4 credit hours12 contact hours (3 Lecture/9 Clinical Hours Per Week) 

The focus of this course is to provide students with knowledge and skills related to the individual with emotional and/or mental health needs. The course will help the student identify aberrations in personality and behavior as well as techniques or methods available in the community to restore mental health. The clinic experience will utilize available community resources and support the student to develop therapeutic communication and interaction techniques. *7 billed contact hours*

Requisite(s): Students must complete NUR-101, NUR-109, NUR-111 and NUR-119 with a minimum grade of 2.5 as pre-requisites OR complete NUR-204 (Minimum grade of 2.5) and transfer in an LPN certificate from a previous institution. Students must complete NUR-211 and NUR-219 concurrently. 
Fee: $110.00 
NUR-219 PHARMACOLOGY III 
2 credit hours2 contact hours (2 Lecture Hours Per Week) 

This course is a structured systematic approach to the study of drug therapy as it relates to the management of disorders included in NUR 112 Medical-Surgical Nursing of Adults II which is taught concurrently. Elements of the nursing process are included as they apply to drug administration.

Requisite(s): Students must complete NUR-101, NUR-109, NUR-111 and NUR-119 with a minimum grade of 2.5 as pre-requisites OR Complete NUR-204 (Minimum grade 2.5) and transfer in an LPN certificate from a previous institution Students must complete NUR-211 and NUR-218 concurrently 
Fee: $120.00 
NUR-221 MEDICAL/SURGICAL NURSING III 
5 credit hours13 contact hours (4 Lecture/9 Clinical Hours Per Week) 

This course is designed to provide advanced integration of the pathophysiology of complex acute conditions that affect adults. This course introduces the theory and practice of providing nursing care for adult clients having acute health care needs. The nursing process is emphasized in relation to the care of adults with high-risk health problems or combination of multiple health problems which indicate complexity. A caring attitude and sensitivity to the client's unique cultural, ethnic, and age-related needs are considered. Clinical experience in health care agencies is provided; clients are assigned and their care supervised by instructors from the College. Provision is made for post conferences during which selected topics/procedures are presented and students share their learning experiences. Student learning outcomes will be met through classroom theory, directed learning activities and assignments in clinical agencies. *8 billed contact hours*

Requisite(s): Students must complete NUR-101, NUR-109, NUR-111, NUR-119, NUR-211, NUR-218 and NUR-219 with a minimum grade of 2.5 as pre-requisites OR Complete NUR-204, NUR-211, NUR-218 and NUR-219 with a minimum grade of 2.5 and transfer in an LPN certificate from a previous institution Students must complete NUR-224 and NUR 230 concurrently 
Fee: $180.00 
NUR-224 FAMILY NURSING 
6 credit hours14 contact hours (5 Lecture/9 Clinical Hours Per Week) 

The nursing process is used as the foundation for providing care along a continuum beginning with pregnancy and progressing through childbirth, postpartum care, care of the child from newborn up to and including adolescence. Content identifies emotional needs of the family and individual members, complications of the maternity cycle and seriousness of health problems affecting children. Student learning outcomes are met through classroom theory, activities, assignments, as well as directed learning activities in the nursing skills laboratory using simulation and assignments in the clinical agencies. *9 billed contact hours*

Requisite(s): Students must successfully complete NUR-101, NUR-109, NUR-111, NUR-119, NUR-211, NUR-218 and NUR-219 with a minimum grade of 2.5 as pre-requisites OR Complete NUR-204, NUR-211, NUR-218 and NUR-219 with a minimum grade of 2.5 and transfer in an LPN certificate from a previous institution Students must complete NUR-221 and NUR-230 concurrently 
Fee: $150.00 
NUR-230 PROFESSIONAL ISSUES IN NURSING 
2 credit hours2 contact hours (2 Lecture Hours Per Week) 

Professional Issues in Nursing is intended to expand on the integration of the student into the role of a professional nurse. Current trends and issues in nursing are presented with a brief historical perspective. Scope of Practice, Code of Ethics and Legal issues are presented and discussed as they apply to current nursing and healthcare issues. Licensure, professional organization membership, employability skills, levels of educational preparation for nursing and an emphasis for lifelong learning complete the preparation for the professional role.

Requisite(s): Students must successfully complete NUR-101, NUR-109, NUR-111, NUR-119, NUR-211, NUR-218 and NUR-219 with a minimum grade of 2.5 as pre-requisites OR Complete NUR-204, NUR-211, NUR-218, NUR-219 with a minimum grade of 2.5 and transfer in an LPN certificate from a previous institution Student must successfully complete NUR-221 and NUR-224 concurrently with NUR-230. 
Fee: $50.00