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NURS 0190 Clinical Nursing
Credit Hours 2.0
Prerequisites Permission of the Department Chair
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 1921 Fundamental Concepts of Nursing
Credit Hours 8.0
Prerequisites BIOL 2110 and BIOL 2110L, PSYC 1101, and MATH 1001
Description

Fundamental Concepts of Nursing (NURS 1921) is offered in the first semester of the Generic Track in the nursing program.  NURS 1921 focuses on the 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, diversity, 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 math calculations, is presented using on-line modules. This course includes classroom, clinical lab simulations, clinical practice in diverse health care settings and online experiences.

NURS 1924 Psychiatric/ Mental Health Concepts of Nursing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Acceptance into the Nursing program
Description

Psychiatric/Mental Health Concepts of Nursing (NURS 1924) is offered in the first semester of the nursing program. NURS 1924 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, and online experiences.

NURS 1926 Bridge To Professional Nursing
Credit Hours 9.0
Requirements Acceptance into the LPN-RN Bridge Program
Description

Bridge to Professional Nursing (NURS 1926) (LPN-RN Bridge only) is offered in the first semester of the LPN-RN Bridge Track in the nursing program.  NURS 1926 introduces the advance placement student to 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, diversity, 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 math calculations is presented.  This course includes classroom, clinical practice, clinical lab simulations and skills lab experiences.

NURS 1930 Intermediate Concepts of Nursing
Credit Hours 9.0
Prerequisites NURS 1921 with a grade of 'C' or better
Description

Intermediate Concepts of Nursing (NURS 1930) is offered in the second semester of the nursing program. NURS 1930 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 pathophysiological 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 class, clinical practice, clinical lab simulations, and online experiences.

NURS 2922 Obstetric Concepts of Nursing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NURS 1930
Description

Childbearing Family Concepts of Nursing (NURS 2922) is offered in the third semester of the nursing program. NURS2922 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 practice, simulation, and community experiences.

NURS 2927 Pediatric Concepts of Nursing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NURS 1930
Description

Childrearing Family Concepts of Nursing (NURS 2927) is offered in the third semester of the nursing program. NURS 2927 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 practice, clinical lab simulations, some online experiences, and community experiences.

NURS 2928 Advanced Concepts Of Nursing
Credit Hours 9.0
Prerequisites NURS 2922 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. NOTE: All General Education courses must be completed before enrolling in NURS 2928.