Nursing (NUR)

Courses

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NUR-012. Nursing Transition: Advanced Placement Status. 0 Credits.

LAB 2 hrs
This is a mandatory pre-requisite course required of all students granted advanced placement, prior to starting NUR-123, Basic Medical/Surgical Nursing. Emphasis is placed on the conceptual framework of the CCM Nursing program, use of the nursing process, communication skills, ethical and legal issues, and the role of the registered professional nurse. Physical assessment, patient safety, dosage calculation and medication administration are also reviewed and tested in a simulated laboratory environment. This course is a mandatory component in the advanced placement process and is designed to assess readiness and facilitate a smooth transition for the student.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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NUR-105. Foundations of Nursing. 1 Credit.

LECT 1 hr
This course provides the foundational concepts on which nursing education and practice are built. Students apply basic knowledge of these concepts as they begin to learn the practice of nursing. Historical, sociocultural, ethical and legal tenets are studied. Students gain an appreciation for the profession of nursing as well as awareness of the responsibility and accountability expected. This course is offered as a traditional face-to-face, hybrid online or online course.
Prerequisites: Acceptance into NUR-121 and permission of department chair
Corequisites: NUR-121 and BIO-101.

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NUR-106. Medical Terminology. 2 Credits.

LECT 2 hrs
The course is intended for students interested in learning the basic construction of medical words. Students acquire a solid foundation to aid in retention of medical vocabulary and facilitate understanding of new terms. Prefixes, suffixes and root words are introduced in a logical manner. A brief outline of the anatomy and physiology of each body system is presented, followed by the related pathophysiology. Included are terms describing diseases, disorders and related surgical, diagnostic and treatment terms. Students become proficient in word building and recognition of medical terms as they relate to anatomy and physiology. Students become familiar with terminology relevant to pharmacology as well as psychiatry.

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NUR-121. Fundamentals of Nursing. 6 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs, LAB 3 hrs, CLIN 6 hrs
This course serves as the foundation for all subsequent nursing courses. The nursing process is introduced with concentration on the assessment of man's basic health needs, which are identified as psychosocial, elimination, rest and activity, safe environment, oxygen and nutrition. The development and use of fundamental nursing skills and interventions are included. Concepts of clinical decision-making skills are introduced. Learning experiences are planned, using the classroom, campus laboratory and community clinical facilities.
Prerequisites: Permission of department chair
Corequisites: BIO-101 and NUR-105
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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NUR-123. Basic Medical/Surgical Nursing. 10 Credits.

LECT 6 hrs, CLIN 12 hrs
This course focuses on the study of adults with a variety of commonly occurring medical-surgical problems that interfere with the ability to meet basic health needs. Students utilize the nursing process to prioritize and provide appropriate nursing interventions for patients with higher acuity. Students use assessment skills to develop appropriate nursing diagnoses, outcomes and plans of care. Related theory, therapeutic communication skills and nursing care skills are employed in the provision of patient care in clinical facilities. Clinical decision-making skills are further developed.
Prerequisites: BIO-101, NUR-105, NUR-121 and permission of department chair
Corequisites: BIO-102 and CHM-117 or CHM-125
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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NUR-213. Maternal-Child/Mental Health Nursing. 10 Credits.

LECT 6 hrs, CLIN 12 hrs
The focus of this course shifts from the study of the adult as an individual to that of the family and community. Concentration is placed on the health needs/problems of psychiatric and maternal/child patients. Utilization of the nursing process with special populations to address patient problems is provided across a range of healthcare settings. Knowledge of community, psychiatric, and maternal/child nursing is developed through clinical decision-making skills, group projects, case studies and clinical experiences.
Prerequisites: NUR-123, BIO-101, BIO-102, CHM-117 or CHM-125 and permission of department chair
Corequisites: BIO-215
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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NUR-214. Advanced Medical/Surgical Nursing. 10 Credits.

LECT 6 hrs, CLIN 12 hrs
This course provides students with the ability to further develop and apply clinical decision-making skills to patient care. The PERSON approach is utilized to provide care for patients with health problems resulting when the ability to meet one or more health needs is severely compromised. Evaluation of the outcomes of care given is a significant focus. Appropriate learning experiences are planned involving patients with multiple acute and chronic problems using the classroom, campus laboratory and various health care facilities.
Prerequisites: NUR-213, BIO-215 and permission of department chair
Corequisites: NUR-224
Additional Fees: Course fee applies.

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NUR-220. Pharmacology for the Healthcare Professional. 3 Credits.

LECT 3 hrs
This course introduces the student to basic principles of pharmacology and drug therapy. It is designed for students enrolled in the nursing program but other allied health majors who wish to gain a better understanding of drug therapy may also benefit from the course. This course may also be useful for any professional who is involved with medication administration or who works with clients for whom medications are a treatment modality. It is organized according to body systems and diseases, which places the drugs in context and provides a clear view of the connection among pharmacology, pathophysiology and clinical outcomes. Drug prototypes most representative in each drug classification are discussed in detail. This course was developed as a free elective for students in the School of Health Professions and Natural Sciences. Students are advised to check transferability to other institutions.
Prerequisites: BIO-101 or BIO-121.

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NUR-224. Nursing Colloquium. 1 Credit.

LECT 1 hr
This course involves an examination of selected topics and issues that students in the final semester of the professional phase of the Nursing Program will experience as they transition from the role of student nurse to graduate nurse. Topics concerning professional development and preparation for the workplace are addressed. Ethical, legal and professional issues that impact the practice of the graduate nurse are examined.
Prerequisites: NUR-213 and permission of department chair
Corequisites: NUR-214.