Course Descriptions

201 Pharmacology 1 
202 Pharmacology 2 
212 Foundations in Nursing 1 
221 Concepts and Theories in Nursing 
231 Foundations in Nursing 2 
241 Health Assessment 
280-289 Topics in Health Care 
312 Health Assessment (RN to BSN) 
321 Acute and Chronic Health Care Nursing 1 
331 Acute and Chronic Health Care Nursing 2 
341 Mental Health Nursing 
350 Transition to Professional Nursing (RN to BSN) 
362 Trends and Issues in Nursing 
380-389 Topics in Health Care 
404 Maternal Child Nursing 
411 Advanced Health Care Nursing 
431 Community Health Nursing 
442 Leadership and Management in Nursing 
451 Research in Nursing 
480-489 Topics in Health Care

 

201 - Pharmacology I (2)

Examines classifications, uses, actions, and side effects of major drug groups and nursing responsibilities for safe drug administration, including client teaching. Focuses on drugs used for acute health care problems. Two hour lecture. Prereq: admission to clinical nursing program or instructor's approval.

 

202 - Pharmacology II (2)

Continues examination of classifications, uses, actions, and side effects of major drug groups and nursing responsibilities for safe drug administration, including client teaching. Focuses on drugs used for chronic and mental health care problems. Two hour lecture. Prereq: Nursing 201 or instructor's approval.

212 - Foundations in Nursing I (6)
Beginning course in nursing which emphasizes concepts, principles and basic nursing skills utilized in nursing practice. Three hours lecture and six hours lab. Prereq: Acceptance to clinical nursing courses, First Aid and CPR Provider C certifications, and ZOOL 251. Coreq: ZOOL 252, NURS 201 and 221. 
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221 Concepts and Theories in Nursing (2) 
Use of concepts and theories of professional nursing practice as the basis for implementing and evaluating health care. Two hours lecture. Prereq: Acceptance to clinical nursing courses or instructor's approval.

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231 Foundations in Nursing II (6) 
Continuation of Foundations in Nursing I emphasizes the use of the nursing process in providing care for client/client systems with basic health care needs. Two hours lecture and eight hours lab. Prereq: NURS 201, 212, 221, and ZOOL 252. Coreq: NURS 202 and 241.

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241 Health Assessment (5) 
Emphasizes concepts and skills of health assessment. Prepares the nurse to assess and analyze the physical and psychosocial status of individuals. Four hours lecture and two hours lab. Prereq: NURS 212 and ZOOL 252 or instructor's approval. Coreq: NURS 202 and 231.

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280-289 Topics in Health Care (1-3) 
Group or individually planned topics or projects of concentrated studies in areas of need and interest. May be taken for credit or pass/fail. Prereq: Completion of nursing curriculum prior to specific topic level or instructor's approval.

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312 Health Assessment (5)
The course for Registered Nurses expands on concepts and skills of health assessment introduced at the technical level. Provides the RN with a broader knowledge base required in baccalaureate nursing education. Prepares the nurse to assess and analyze the physical and psychosocial status of individuals. Four hours lecture and two hours lab. Prereq: Licensure as a Registered Nurse and instructor's approval. Students cannot use credit for both NURS 241 and 312 toward graduation requirements. 

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321 Acute and Chronic Health Care Nursing I (8) 
Emphasizes use of the nursing process in care of client/client systems with acute and chronic health needs. Attention will be given to prevention, health promotion, and rehabilitation. Three hours lecture and ten hours lab. Prereq: NURS 202, 231 and 241. Coreq: NURS 341. Students cannot use credit for both NURS 321 and NURS 350 toward graduation requirements.

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331 Acute and Chronic Health Care Nursing II (6) 
Continues emphasis on nursing needs of client/client systems with acute and chronic health needs. Attention will be given to prevention, health promotion, and rehabilitation. Three hours lecture and six hours lab. Prereq: NURS 321 and 341. Coreq: NURS 362.

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341 Mental Health Nursing (6) 
Emphasizes concepts and principles necessary to understand client/client systems as they evolve through life experiences, utilizing the nursing process to assist them to meet their mental health needs. Three hours lecture and six hours lab. Prereq: NURS 202, 231 and 241. Coreq: NURS 321.

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350 Transition to Professional Nursing (8) 
A transition course for Registered Nurses taken in place of NURS 321. Expands on nursing content introduced at the technical level to provide the RN with the broader knowledge base required in baccalaureate nursing education. Five hours lecture and six hours lab. Prereq: Licensure as a Registered Nurse, and either admission to the clinical nursing program with completion of NURS 202 and 241 or 312; or instructor approval. Students cannot use credit for both NURS 350 and NURS 321 toward graduation requirements. 
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362 Trends and Issues in Nursing (2) 
Examines the nurse's role in change through evaluation of current trend and issues impacting upon the nursing profession and health care delivery. Writing and speaking intensive course. Two hours lecture. Prereq: NURS 321 and 341 or instructor's approval. Coreq: NURS 331.

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380-389 Topics in Health Care

Group or individually planned topics or projects of concentrated studies in areas of need and interest. May be taken for credit or pass/fail. Prereq: Completion of nursing curriculum prior to specific topic level or instructor's approval.

 

404 Maternal Child Nursing (8)
Examines normal developmental and reproductive tasks and related health needs and issues of client/client systems. Two hours lecture and four hours lab. Emphasizes normal developmental tasks and related health needs and issues of client/client systems with a focus on pediatric client and the family unit. Two hours lecture and four hours lab. Prereq: NURS 331 and 362. Coreq: NURS 401 and 431.

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411 Advanced Health Care Nursing (6) 
Emphasizes use of the nursing process to synthesize complex concepts in providing care for client/client systems with advanced health needs. Three hours lecture and six hours lab. Prereq: NURS 401, 406 and 431 or NURS 350 and 431. Coreq: NURS 442 or instructor's approval. 
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431 Community Health Nursing (6) 
Emphasizes care of client/client systems utilizing community health services in a variety of home and agency settings. Three hours lecture and six hours lab. Prereq: NURS 331 and 362 or NURS 350. Coreq: NURS 401 and 406.

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442 Leadership and Management in Nursing (6) 
Focuses on principles of management and leadership in delivery of health care. Emphasizes the professional nurse's role as a client advocate and as a collaborative member of the health team. Three hours lecture and six hours lab. Prereq: NURS 401, 406, and 431. Coreq: NURS 411.

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451 Research in Nursing (3) 
Introduces methodology of investigation, including evaluation of existing and on-going research studies in nursing and health care. Writing and speaking intensive course. Three hours lecture. Prereq: MATH 210 and NURS 401, 406 and 431 or instructor's approval.

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480-489 Topics in Health Care (1-3) 
Group or individually planned topics or projects of concentrated studies in areas of need and interest. May be taken for credit or pass/fail. Prereq: Completion of nursing curriculum prior to specific topic level or instructor's approval.

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