NURS 0190 Clinical Nursing
Credit Hours 2.0
Corequisites NURS 1921 or a basic medical-surgical nursing course with a 'C' or better and eligibility to return to a nursing program or eligibility to take a nursing clinical performance exam for an external degree nursing program
Description

Permission of the Department Chair is required. This course provides nursing clinical experience and skills laboratory practice for students currently enrolled in a nursing program or who are eligible to return to a nursing program. This course is designed for students who need clinical support, clinical remediation and/or socialization into the nursing profession. This course is NOT a part of the nursing curriculum. It will not substitute for a required nursing course and will not lead to a degree in nursing. This course is offered Summer and/or Fall semester.

NURS 0195 Link For Nursing
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Exit or exemption from all Learning Support
Description

This course is designed to provide pre-nursing students with major tools to foster the essential competencies necessary to be successful in both prerequisite nursing courses and the Perimeter College Program of Nursing. The competencies that a student acquires include, but are not limited to, reading health-related literature for comprehension, organizational strategies, stress and time management, study and test-taking skills, and the ability to use critical thinking skills in the sciences and in nursing courses. By attaining these competencies, students enhance their potential for academic development, socialization into the role of student nurse, and completion of the nursing program. The grade for this course is satisfactory/unsatisfactory only.

NURS 0199 Nursing Dosage Calculations
Credit Hours 2.0
Corequisites NURS 1920 and permission of the Department Chair
Description

This course utilizes critical thinking and pharmacological concepts to solve the many types of problems that may be encountered in the preparation of solutions and administration of medications. The course includes information that is essential to safe, accurate drug calculation in current clinical practice. Problems addressed will move from the simple to complex. With individualized instruction, students are encouraged to progress at their own rate and to master the skills involved in calculation of dosages. This course is required for nursing students who do not pass a Calculation of Dosages examination required for progression in the Nursing Program.

NURS 1921 Fundamental Concepts Of Nursing
Credit Hours 8.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1611 and BIOL 1611L, PSYC 1101, and MATH 1001
Description

This course focuses on an introduction to the profession of nursing and the role of the nurse in the healthcare system. It introduces the framework for the program of study and provides a foundation for nursing practice in the promotion and maintenance of health, prevention of illness, and care of patients/clients experiencing alterations in meeting basic health needs. The nursing process and concepts of holistic care, transcultural nursing, critical thinking, basic human needs, psychosocial needs, growth and development, legal/ethical issues, pharmacological principles, therapeutic interventions, and communication skills are emphasized. Selected content, including pharmacology and mathematical calculations, is presented using Web modules. This course includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical practice in diverse healthcare settings, and online experiences. This course is offered in the first semester of the Nursing Program.

NURS 1922 Health Topics I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Admission to the Nursing Program and NURS 1921 with a 'C' or better
Description

This course will allow first year nursing students to expand their knowledge of a topic presented during the first year of the program. Topics may include: Spanish for health professionals, literature review of a health care issue or disease, or further exploration of an aspect of the health care delivery system.

NURS 1926 Bridge To Professional Nursing
Credit Hours 9.0
Prerequisites MATH 1001 or higher math
Description

This course is designed specifically for advanced placement of students who have been selected by special criteria to exempt the first year of the nursing program. It introduces the advanced placement student to the framework of the program of study and provides the foundation for professional nursing practice in the promotion and maintenance of health, prevention of illness, and care of patients/clients experiencing alterations in physiological and psychobiological health. The application of the nursing process and concepts of holistic care, transcultural nursing, critical thinking, basic human needs, psychosocial needs, growth and development, legal/ethical issues, pharmacological principles, therapeutic interventions, and communication skills are emphasized. The role of the professional nurse is introduced and expanded to include patient/family education and collaboration with patients, families, the interdisciplinary team, and community agencies. Selected content, including pharmacological principles and mathematical calculations, is presented. This course includes classroom, clinical practice, clinical lab simulations and skills lab experiences. This course is offered in the first semester of the bridge track.

NURS 1930 Intermediate Concepts of Nursing
Credit Hours 9.0
Prerequisites NURS 1920 or NURS 1921 with a grade of 'C' or better
Corequisites BIOL 1612 and BIOL 1612L, each with a grade of 'C'
Description

This course focuses on the application of the nursing process in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health and prevention of illness for clients from diverse populations. The role of the nurse is expanded to include patient/family education and collaboration with patients, families, the interdisciplinary team, and community agencies. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of knowledge related to pharmacological principles and pathophysiolgical alterations in health. Principles of critical thinking are applied to clients with physiological disorders. Concepts introduced during the prior nursing course are expanded and integrated. This course includes classroom, laboratory, clinical, and online experiences. This course is offered in the second semester of the Nursing Program.

NURS 2022 Health Topics II
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NURS 2920 with a 'C' or better
Description

This course will allow the second year nursing student to analyze a topic presented during the second year of the program. Topics may include: the relationship of language and culture, an in-depth analysis of a health care issue or disease, or a further exploration of a community or clinical issue impacting the profession of nursing.

NURS 2061 Pharmacology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Biology 1110K, Biology 1120K, two semesters of a general lab science, Biology 2300/2310 and acceptance into the nursing program
Corequisites NURS 2040, NURS 2060
Description

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, in order to equip the student to safely administer drugs, assess drug therapy and educate clients in all clinical settings.

NURS 2220 Verification of Nursing Knowledge and Nursing and Health Assessment Skills
Credit Hours 1.0 - 3.0
Prerequisites NURS 2160 or equivalent
Description

This course focuses on assisting pre-licensure students to prepare for verification of previous nursing knowledge and/or nursing skills so they can re-enter or transfer in to the undergraduate program in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing (BFLSON). The student and faculty will determine the appropriate credit hour allocation based on previous nursing courses completed and the nursing knowledge and/or nursing skills that need to be confirmed.

NURS 2920 Family-Child Concepts Of Nursing
Credit Hours 7.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1913 and BIOL 1913L and NURS 1950 or NURS 1926 or
Description

This course focuses on the application of the nursing process in the promotion of health and the prevention/management of illness in the child-rearing family. Emphasis is placed on the promotion of health and management of illness and complications of pregnancy, the birth process and childhood. Students will have the opportunity to utilize the nursing process in a variety of family, maternal/newborn and pediatric settings. Concepts introduced in prior nursing courses will be expanded and integrated with diverse populations. This course includes classroom and clinical experiences. It is offered fall and summer semesters.

NURS 2922 Obstetric Nursing Concepts
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1913 and BIOL 1913L and NURS 1921 and NURS
Corequisites NURS 2927 and NURS 2924
Description

This course focuses on the application of the nursing process in the promotion of health and the prevention/management of illness in the child-bearing family. Emphasis is placed on the promotion of health and management of illness and complications during pregnancy, the birth process and the neonatal period. Students will have the opportunity to utilize the nursing process in a variety of family and maternal/newborn settings. Concepts introduced in prior nursing courses will be expanded and integrated with diverse populations. This course includes classroom, clinical and community experiences.

NURS 2923 Mental Health Concepts Of Nursing
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1913 and BIOL 1913L and NURS 1926 or
Description

This course expands the student’s ability to apply the nursing process in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of mental health for clients from diverse populations. The role of the nurse is expanded to include collaboration with clients, families, the interdisciplinary team, and community agencies as it relates to the mental health client. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of knowledge related to alterations in mental health and pharmacological principles. Principles of critical thinking are applied to the client with psychological distress and mental illness. Psychosocial concepts introduced during prior nursing courses are expanded. This course includes classroom, clinical practice, and online experiences.¬†

NURS 2924 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1913 and BIOL 1913L and NURS 1926 or
Description

This course expands the student’s ability to apply the nursing process in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of mental health for clients from diverse populations. The role of the nurse is expanded to include collaboration with clients, families, the interdisciplinary team and community agencies as it relates to the mental health client. Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of knowledge related to alterations in mental health and pharmacological principles. Principles of critical thinking are applied to the client with psychological distress and mental illness. Psychosocial concepts introduced during the prior nursing courses are expanded. This course includes classroom, clinical practice, seminar, and online experiences. This course is offered in the third semester of the Nursing Program.

NURS 2926 Professional Development
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NURS 1930, member of NSNA/GaPCANS, 2.5 or
Description

This course fosters development of essential competencies for successful socialization into the profession of nursing. The competencies that the students acquire include but are not limited to application of critical thinking for problem solving; cooperation and professional communication with peers, faculty, and the community; facilitation of group process; and acceptance of responsibility for decisions. By attaining these competencies, students enhance their own personal development as well as their socialization into the profession of nursing. Only members of the National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA) and therefore, Georgia Perimeter College Association of Nursing Students (GaPCANS), are eligible to take this elective service-learning course.

NURS 2927 Pediatric Nursing Concepts
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1913 and BIOL 1913L and NURS 1921 and NURS
Corequisites NURS 2924 and NURS 2922
Description

This course focuses on the application of the nursing process in the promotion of health and the prevention/management of illness in the child-rearing family. Emphasis is placed on the promotion of health and management of illness and complications during childhood. Students will have the opportunity to utilize the nursing process in a variety of family and pediatric settings. Concepts introduced in prior nursing courses will be expanded and integrated with diverse populations. This course includes classroom, clinical and community experiences.

NURS 2928 Advanced Concepts Of Nursing
Credit Hours 9.0
Prerequisites NURS 2922, NURS 2924, and NURS 2927,
Description

This capstone course enhances application of the nursing process in the management of nursing care, care to groups of patients/clients with multi-system problems, and enables role transition from student to professional nurse. Emphasis is placed on the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health and prevention of illness in groups of clients from diverse populations and settings. The management component focuses on critical analysis, independent judgement, and the application of the principles of leadership. Concepts introduced in prior nursing courses are expanded and integrated in classroom, seminar, clinical, laboratory, and online experiences. Students may be assigned preceptors for clinical experiences. This course is offered in the final semester of the Nursing Program.