The following courses are offered by the Nursing Department:
This course is an introduction to the bio-psycho-social and cultural factors that influence the nursing care of any patient/client who needs minimum assistance in the maintenance of health. Concepts and principles are stressed in relation to the application of the nursing process to basic nursing care. Clinical experiences are provided in general hospitals and a nursing home.
Prerequisite: Completion of the required pre-requisite courses, Corequisites: BIO 426, PSY 240
This course is composed of a seven-week Maternal and Newborn Care component and a seven-week psychiatric Mental Health Nursing component. The Maternal and Newborn Care component focuses on the role of the nurse in the care of the child-bearing family during the antepartal, intrapartal and the postpartal phases of the maternity cycle, as well as the immediate care of the normal newborn and premature infant. The Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Component introduces the student to basic mental concepts, interventions in crisis and family violence, severe mental health disorders, and substance use disorders highlighting treatment for individuals and families within the community.
Prerequisites: NUR 112, BIO 426, PSY 240, Corequisites: BIO 420.
This course is composed of a seven-week component in Nursing Care of Children and a seven-week component in Basic Medical-Surgical Nursing Care. The Pediatric Nursing component focuses on the child's physical, social, and emotional reaction to illness, the nurse's role in providing support to the child and the members of his/her family during periods of stress. Emphasis is placed upon differences between each phase of growth and development trends in care and measures utilized to promote a healthy childhood and adolescence. The Basic Medical-Surgical Nursing component builds upon previous nursing knowledge and techniques already introduced. Major emphasis is placed upon common recurring health problems. Psycho-social nursing techniques are emphasized as they relate to the care of the client with selected health problems.
Prerequisites: NUR 211 and all previous prerequisites, Corequisites: SPE 100, ENG 201.
This course is composed of a semester of medical-surgical nursing. It is a continuation of medical-surgical nursing introduced in NUR 313. There is emphasis on selected medical-surgical problems and students receive supervision of more advanced medical-surgical nursing skills in the hospital lab.
Prerequisites: NUR 313 and all previous prerequisites, Corequisite: NUR 415
With an emphasis on the process of transitioning from Student Nurse to Registered Professional Nurse, Professional Issues in Contemporary Nursing Practice surveys the issues, challenges and current trends faced by the new Associate Degree Nurse as an individual practitioner, and as a member of the nursing profession.
This course encourages students to think critically about the nursing profession and career opportunities, historical and theoretical nursing frameworks, the legal and ethical aspects of nursing, cultural and social issues, standards of nursing practice, delegation and supervision, communication and inter-professional collaboration, technology in the clinical setting, evidence based practice and quality improvement.
Prerequisite: NUR 112, NUR 211 and NUR313
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