Academics

Course Descriptions

Nursing (NURSE)


NURSE 101  Introduction to Computers in Nursing  (1)
Introduces use of computers in nursing. Familiarizes students with computers and hospital computerized information systems. Students explore a computer-based hospital information system; learn to apply the nursing process in nursing care development; and practice precise and accurate patient documentation. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
NURSE 102  Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology in Nursing  (3)
Introduction to clinical drug therapy emphasizing the knowledge and interventions needed to maximize therapeutic effects and prevent or minimize adverse effects of drugs. Major content areas include basic concepts of pharmacology, groups of therapeutic drugs, prototypes of drugs, commonly prescribed individual drugs, drug effects on body tissues, and applying the nursing process in relation to prescribed therapy regimens. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in Practical Nursing program or instructor's permission.

NURSE 103  Drug Therapy and the Nursing Process  (2)
Focuses on the relationship of the nursing process and drug therapy. Includes the principles of medication administration and evaluation of the patient. Presents major drug classifications with related nursing implications. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 102 or instructor's permission.
NURSE 104  Nursing 1-Fundamentals  (6)
Introduces the health-illness continuum, and integrates concepts of basic health and nursing process throughout each unit. PREREQUISITE: Completion of pre-admission requirements.

NURSE 105  Community Lab 1  (4)
Taken concurrently with NURSE 104, this laboratory experience in both long term and acute care settings provides students basic nursing skills, including patient/client assessment, basic hygiene and assistance with activities of daily living. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in NURSE 104 and instructor's permission.
NURSE 106  Nursing 2  ()
Students study diseases through the identification of the relationships and similarities of health problems. Students apply information to all age groups. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 104 and 105 and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 107; and instructor's permission.

NURSE 107  Nursing 2 Community Lab 2  ()
Lab experience planned concurrently with NURSE 106 in various healthcare settings. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 105 or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 106.
NURSE 109  Nursing 3 Community Lab 3  ()
A lab experience planned concurrently with NURSE 110. Provides opportunity to learn basic to more advanced nursing skills including patient/client assessment, basic hygiene and assistance with activities of daily living. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 105, 107 or instructor's permission.

NURSE 110  Nursing 3  ()
Study of diseases through the identification of the relationships and similarities of health problems. Students apply this information to all age groups. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in the Practical Nursing Program; NURSE 106; and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 109; or instructor's permission.
NURSE 112  Nursing 4  (6)
Study of the concepts of mental, physical, and emotional health of the mother and baby. Covers complex health problems through the life span focusing on mental illness and complex medical conditions. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 109 and 110; or instructor's permission; and enrollment in the Practical Nursing program.

NURSE 113  Nursing 4 Community Lab 4  (6)
A lab experience planned concurrently with NURSE 112. Provides opportunity to learn more advanced medical surgical nursing skills, as well as mother/baby care. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 109 and 110; or instructor's permission; and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 112.
NURSE 114  Principles and Practice of Intravenous Therapy  (2)
Provides the novice and experienced nurse with the basic knowledge and awareness of the skills necessary to initiate and monitor intravenous therapy. Methods of instruction are both didactic and practical. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in Practical Nursing program or instructor's permission.

NURSE 116  Nursing Issues and Delivery Systems  (3)
Introduces the concepts and skills to assist the nurse to remain flexible in the ever-changing nursing care scene. Provides a brief historical overview of nursing practice and identifies trends and nursing issues of the future. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 104.
NURSE 122  Health Professionals CPR with AED  (1)
Provides the nurse assistant and practical nurse students with the basic knowledge and skills for CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation) for the health care professional, including the use of the AED (automated external defibrillator). Follows the American Heart Association protocols. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in Practical Nursing or Nurse Assistant program.

NURSE 127  AIDS/CPR Safety/Infection Control  (2)
Provides education and training in infant, child, and adult cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), automated external defibrillation (AED), and bag-mask valve techniques for individuals who are responsible for delivering emergency care. Taught according to American Heart Association guidelines for Health Care Providers. An American Heart Association Health Care Provider card will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. Also provides education and training for health care providers of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS) including: medical aspects, epidemiology, transmission, prevention, and treatment.
NURSE 194  Special Studies-Nursing  (1-6)
Enables students to pursue areas of special interest in the nursing field such as gerontology, adult critical care, pediatrics, and fetal monitoring.

NURSE 198  Independent Study-Nursing  (1-10)
Students are responsible to meet with a Nursing advisor and agree to a specific objective contract which identifies unit of credits, and learning experiences to be completed. This contract is filed with the Dean of Instruction, Health Sciences and Education. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission.
NURSE 294  Special Studies in Nursing 2  (1-6)
Enables students to pursue areas of special interest in the nursing field such as neonatal intensive care, adult critical care, advanced pediatrics, and advanced fetal monitoring.