Introduction to Nursing & Technology  (2)
Introductory course of concepts related to nursing including methods of learning, study skills, testing skills, time management, campus resources, academic resources, research and the role of the practical nurse in regards to nursing technology and electronic health record. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in Practical Nursing program and instructor's permission.
Introduction to Pharmacology in Nursing  (2)
Basic pharmacological aspects of patient-centered nursing care throughout the lifespan including concepts relating to pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Builds a foundation regarding drug classifications and the connection to nursing care. The roles and responsibilities, ethical and legal considerations for drug administration are emphasized. Includes application of nursing process regarding pharmacology, the role of safety in reducing risk of error. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in Practical Nursing program and instructor's permission.
Fundamentals of Health  (6)
Learn concepts and theories relating to the basic art and science of nursing to meet the needs of individuals across the lifespan in an ethical, legal and safe manner, utilizing the nursing process. The role of the nurse within the health care team is highlighted throughout. Topics include client needs, safety, communication, critical thinking, patient education, ethical and legal considerations, cultural diversity and the history of nursing. PREREQUISITE: Completion of pre-admission requirements.
Fundamentals of Health Community Lab  (4)
Provides knowledge of basic patient care skills across the lifespan and their application in the clinical setting. Utilize critical thinking with the nursing process, demonstrate culturally sensitive care, provide documentation, and communicate with clients/families and members of the health care team. On campus simulation scenarios will provide the student with the opportunity to begin to develop clinical reasoning skills in a safe environment. PREREQUISITE: Concurrent enrollment in NURSE 104 and instructor's permission.
Med-Surg I  (5)
Provides an overview of the care and management of clients with urinary, cancer, respiratory, fluid and electrolyte, acid-base, and integumentary disorders. Etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, medical management, nutrition, and geriatric implications are studied. Principles of pharmacology, medication administration, diagnostic testing, patient safety, and nursing process will be integrated to assist the client’s return to health and function. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 104 and 105; and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 107; and instructor's permission.
Med-Surg I Community Lab  (8)
Builds upon the Foundations of Health Lab and strengthens student knowledge of patient care skills across lifespan and their application in clinical. Utilize critical thinking in the nursing process, demonstrate culturally appropriate care, documentation, communicate with clients/families, care team in different settings. Campus simulation provides the opportunity to further develop clinical reasoning applicable to practice. Admission, discharge and transfer included. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 105 and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 106; and instructor's permission.
Med-Surg II Community Lab  (8)
Course builds upon MedSurg I Lab to strengthen knowledge of patient care skills across lifespan, and application in clinical. Utilize critical thinking with the nursing process, demonstrate culturally sensitive care, document, and communicate with clients/families and care team. On campus simulation provide the opportunity to safely refine clinical reasoning to clinical practice. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 105 and 106; and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 110; and instructor's permission.
Med-Surg II  (8)
Overview of care and management of clients with cardiovascular/peripheral-vascular, neurologic, orthopedic, endocrine, gastrointestinal, and eye/ear disorders. Etiology, pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, management, nutrition, and geriatric implications are studied. Principles of pharmacology, medication administration, diagnostic testing, patient safety and nursing process are integrated. Client/family with abuse/neglect, death/dying also included. NCLEX preparation and pre-employment discussed. PREREQUISITE: Enrollment in the Practical Nursing Program; and NURSE 106; and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 109; and instructor's permission.
Mental Health in Nursing  (3)
Focuses on principles underlying the care of a client with mental health disorders and the importance of a therapeutic relationship and environment. Psychopathology and treatment modalities regarding nursing care of the client with mental disorders are reviewed. Role of the nurse using the nursing process with the healthcare team is discussed with multiple psychological and psychosocial problems. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 104 and 105; and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 107; and instructor's permission.
Reproductive/OB/Pediatric Nursing  (4)
Overview of the basic principles of caring for childbearing and childrearing family and pediatric client. Builds on mastered medical-surgical content with application to pediatric, reproductive and obstetric populations. Utilizes nursing process to provide care to family across lifespan. Topics include human growth and development, health promotion, disease prevention and medical management of pediatric, reproductive and obstetric clients. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 109 and 110; and concurrent enrollment NURSE 113; and instructor's permission.
Advanced Community Lab  (7)
Provides opportunities for advanced application of the nursing process when caring for clients across the life span. Gain knowledge of the obstetric client/newborn, code/emergency management. Utilize critical thinking and demonstrate cultural sensitivity. Simulation provides students the opportunity to refine clinical reasoning skills. Perform dosage calculations and complete a nursing care plan. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 109 and 110; and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 112; and instructor's permission.
Intravenous Therapy  (2)
Presents all the core skills needed for the novice nursing student to become familiar with intravenous therapy. Instruction includes review of Legal considerations, Fluid, Electrolyte, and Acid-Base Balance, Fluid Administration, Blood Products, Total Parenteral Nutrition, and IV Medication Administration. Students completing the course will be eligible for IV certification. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 105 and 106; and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 109; and instructor's permission.
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.
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.
Emergency Care & Disaster Preparedness  (1)
Introduces the student nurse to the provision of care in an emergency setting for clients across the life-span. The concepts of assessment of the client experiencing an emergency and the initial prioritizing of care will be explored. Cardiac and pulmonary emergencies will be discussed including the roles and responsibilities of healthcare team members responding to the emergency. PREREQUISITE: NURSE 109 and 110; and concurrent enrollment in NURSE 112; and instructor's permission.
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. PREREQUISITE: Instructor's permission required.
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.
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.
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.