Nursing Course Descriptions

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Number sequencing next to course name means the following: first digit designates the number of lecture hours for the course; the second digit designates the number of lab, clinic or practicum hours; and the third digit designates the credit hours for the course.

All nursing courses integrate theory and clinical experience. Failure to receive a satisfactory grade in either theory OR the clinical experience portion of the course will result in a failing grade. All nursing major field courses must be passed before proceeding to the next level. A grade of "C" or higher is required in BIOL 195C, BIOL 196C and BIOL 202C, math elective, of MATH 124C or higher level math to enter or progress in the nursing courses.

NURS 115C Nursing I 5-9-8
Nursing I introduces the student to the role of the associate degree nurse and the concepts of nursing knowledge and caring within the Self-Care Framework. The emphasis of the course is on assessment of the Universal Self-Care Requirements, which include air, food, activity and rest, elimination, water, solitude and social interaction. Promotion of normalcy and prevention of hazards will be addressed within the Universal Self-Care Requirements. The focus is on the use of the educative/supportive nursing system and effective therapeutic communication to care for patients with selected self-care deficits. Professional, ethical and legal standards of nursing practice are introduced to provide culturally-sensitive nursing care. Opportunities for application of nursing knowledge to clinical practice are provided through the Clinical Resource Center experiences and patient care assignments in various settings. To facilitate the teaching/learning process, ongoing evaluations occur through interactions between student and faculty.  All students enrolled in NURS 115C will be charged a $350 per semester clinical surcharge. All students taking NURS 115C in the Fall semester, will be charged $280 to help cover the costs associated with ATI online practice and proctored assessments and tutorials, detailed individualized remediation plans, and end of program testing to prepare students for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. (Co-requisites: BIOL 195C, ENGL 101C, and PSYC 105C) Clinical sites are in medical/surgical settings.

NURS 116C Nursing IIA 6-15-11
Nursing IIA expands upon the concepts of nursing knowledge and caring to support growth and development over the life cycle. The emphasis of the course is on Universal, Developmental and/or Health Deviation Self-Care Requirements. The student focuses on the educative/supportive and partially compensatory nursing systems and employs effective therapeutic communication to care for patients with selected self-care deficits throughout the life cycle. Professional, ethical and legal standards of nursing practice are utilized to provide holistic and culturally-sensitive nursing care throughout the life cycle. Planned learning experiences provide the student with the opportunity to coordinate environmental and technological resources in the delivery of patient care. Opportunities for analysis of principles and concepts of nursing knowledge are provided through Clinical Resource Center experiences and patient care assignments in various settings. To facilitate the teaching/learning process, ongoing evaluations occur through interactions between student and faculty.   All students enrolled in NURS 116C will be charged a $350 per semester clinical surcharge. All students taking NURS 116C will be charged $255 if taken in the Fall or will be charged $250 if taken in the Spring, to help cover the costs associated with ATI online practice and proctored assessments and tutorials, detailed individualized remediation plans, and end of program testing to prepare students for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. (Semester 2 Prerequisites: NURS 115C; ENGL 101C & PSYC 105C and a minimum grade "C" in BIOL 195C; Co-requisites: BIOL 196C and PSYC 220C) (Semester 3 Prerequisites: PSYC 220C and a minimum of grade of "C" in BIOL 195C & BIOL 196C; Co-requisites: BIOL 202C and MATH 124C or higher level math; MATH 251C strongly recommended) Clinical sites include maternal/child, pediatrics and gerontology settings.

NURS 117C Nursing IIB 6-15-11
Nursing IIB expands upon the concepts of nursing knowledge and caring to support growth and development over the life cycle. The emphasis of the course is on Universal, Developmental and/or Health Deviation Self-Care Requirements. The student focuses on the educative/supportive and partially compensatory nursing systems and employs effective therapeutic communication to care for patients with selected self-care deficits throughout the life cycle. Professional, ethical and legal standards of nursing practice are utilized to provide holistic and culturally-sensitive nursing care throughout the life cycle. Planned learning experiences provide the student with the opportunity to coordinate environmental and technological resources in the delivery of patient care. Opportunities for analysis of principles and concepts of nursing knowledge are provided through Clinical Resource Center experiences and patient care assignments in various settings. To facilitate the teaching/learning process, ongoing evaluations occur through interactions between student and faculty.  All students enrolled in NURS 117C will be charged a $350 per semester clinical surcharge. All students taking NURS 117C will be charged $255 if taken in the Fall or will be charged $250 if taken in the Spring, to help cover the costs associated with ATI online practice and proctored assessments and tutorials, detailed individualized remediation plans, and end of program testing to prepare students for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.(Semester 2 Prerequisites: NURS 115; ENGL 101 & PSYC 105 and a minimum grade of "C" in BIOL 195; Co-requisites: BIOL196C and PSYC 220C) (Semester 3 Prerequisites: PSYC 220C and a minimum of grade of "C" in BIOL 195C & BIOL 196C; Co-requisites: BIOL 202C and MATH 124C or higher level math ; MATH 251C strongly recommended) Clinical sites include mental health and medical/surgical settings.

NURS 178C LPN-RN Completion 4-10-7
Nursing 178 introduces the student to the advanced role of the associate degree nurse and the concepts of nursing knowledge and caring within the Self-Care Framework.  The course expands upon the concepts of nursing knowledge and caring to support growth and development over the life cycle. The emphasis of the course is on Universal, Developmental and/or Health Deviation Self-Care Requirements. The student focuses on the educative/supportive and partially compensatory nursing systems and employs effective therapeutic communication to care for patients with selected self-care deficits throughout the life cycle. Professional, ethical and legal standards of nursing practice are utilized to provide holistic and culturally-sensitive nursing care throughout the life cycle. Planned learning experiences provide the student with the opportunity to coordinate environmental and technological resources in the delivery of patient care.  Opportunities for analysis of principles and concepts of nursing knowledge are provided through Clinical Resource Center experiences and patient care assignments in various settings. To facilitate the teaching/learning process, ongoing evaluations occur through interactions between student and faculty. Clinical sites include mental health and medical/surgical settings.  All students enrolled in NURS 178C will be charged a $350 per semester clinical surcharge. All students taking NURS 178C will be charged $285 to help cover the costs associated with ATI online practice and proctored assessments and tutorials, detailed individualized remediation plans, and end of program testing to prepare students for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

NURS 215C Nursing III 4-15-9
Nursing III incorporates principles and concepts from nursing knowledge and liberal arts education. The emphasis of the course is on the patient with commonly occurring illnesses. The student focuses on the wholly compensatory nursing system and evaluates effective therapeutic and collegial communication to enhance health outcomes. Planned learning experiences provide the student with the opportunity to utilize microsystem resources, evidence-based practice, quality improvement processes and safety standards in the delivery of patient care. The student demonstrates accountability for the professional, ethical and legal standards of nursing practice to provide holistic and culturally-sensitive nursing care throughout the life cycle. Opportunities to utilize critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and humanistic values are provided through Clinical Resource Center experiences and patient care assignments in various settings. To facilitate the teaching/learning process, ongoing evaluations occur through interactions between student and faculty.  All students enrolled in NURS 215C will be charged a $350 per semester clinical surcharge.  All students taking NURS 215C in the Spring semester will be charged $255 to help cover the costs associated with ATI online practice and proctored assessments and tutorials, detailed individualized remediation plans, and end of program testing to prepare students for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam and an additional $350 to cover the costs associated with the ATI Live NCLEX-RN Review Course.. (Prerequisites: NURS 116C, NURS 117C,  and a minimum grade of "C" or higher in MATH 124C or higher level math or MATH 251C strongly recommended; Co-requisites: ENGL xxx, and PHIL 242C) Clinical sites are in medical/surgical settings.

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