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, BIOL 202C, and a math elective (MATH 120C or higher) to enter or progress in the nursing courses.

NURS 115C                 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. Students enrolled in this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. Students enrolled in the course will be charged a $125 nursing lab supply kit fee. (Corequisites: BIOL 195C, ENGL 101C, and PSYC 105C.) Clinical sites are in medical/surgical settings.

Lecture Hours: 5    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 9    Credit Hours: 8

 

NURS 116C                 Nursing IIA

Expands on 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. Students enrolled in this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. Students enrolled in this course 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 them for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. (Prerequisites, semester 2: NURS 115C, ENGL 101C, PSYC 105C, a minimum grade C in BIOL 195C; corequisites: BIOL 196C and PSYC 220C. Prerequisites, semester 3: PSYC 220C, a minimum of grade of C in BIOL 195C and BIOL 196C; corequisites: BIOL 202C and MATH 120C or higher level math, MATH 251C strongly recommended) Clinical sites include maternal/child, pediatrics, and gerontology settings.

Lecture Hours: 6    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 15    Credit Hours: 11

 

NURS 117C                 Nursing IIB

Expands on 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. Students enrolled in this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. Students enrolled in this course 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 them for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam. (Prerequisites, semester 2: NURS 115C, ENGL 101C, PSYC 105C, and a minimum grade of C in BIOL 195C; corequisites: BIOL196C and PSYC 220C. Prerequisites, semester 3: PSYC 220C, a minimum of grade of C in BIOL 195C and BIOL 196C; corequisites: BIOL 202C, MATH 120C or higher level math, MATH 251C strongly recommended) Clinical sites include mental health and medical/surgical settings.

Lecture Hours: 6    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 15    Credit Hours: 11

 

NURS 178C                 LPN-RN Completion

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 on 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. Students enrolled in this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. Students enrolled in this course 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.

Lecture Hours: 4    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 10    Credit Hours: 7

 

NURS 215C                 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. Students enrolled in this course will be charged a $500 per semester clinical surcharge. Students enrolled in this course will be charged $615 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. (Prerequisites: NURS 116C, NURS 117C, a minimum grade of C or higher in MATH 120C or higher level math or MATH 251C strongly recommended; corequisites: ENGL xxxC and Humanities/Fine Art/Language XXXC) Clinical sites are in medical/surgical settings.

Lecture Hours: 4    Lab/Practicum/Clinical Hours: 15    Credit Hours: 9

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