Academic Catalog

Nursing (NURS)

NURS 101  Fundamentals of Nursing  (7 credits)  

In this course, students utilize the nursing process to contribute to a plan of care to meet the assessed basic health and wellness needs of clients. Course includes 60 hours of lecture, 30 hours of laboratory, and 90 hours in a clinical setting per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): BIO 104, PSY 102, BIO 204, PSY 214

NURS 105  Medical-Surgical Nursing 1  (4.5 credits)  

In this course, students utilize the nursing process to develop a plan of care to meet the assessed health and wellness needs of clients with commonly occurring health issues. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 105 hours in a clinical setting. BIO 205 is a prerequisite for NURS 210, NURS 220, and NURS 230. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 101 and (BIO 104 or BIO 204) and (PSY 102 or PSY 214)

NURS 108  Mental Health Nursing  (3.5 credits)  

In this course, students utilize the nursing process to apply mental health concepts to clients with commonly occurring mental health issues. Course includes 30 lecture hours and 67.5 laboratory hours and is offered in the Spring and Fall semesters. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 101 and BIO 204 and PSY 214

NURS 110  Mental Health Nursing  (3 credits)  

Students use the nursing process to apply mental health concepts to clients with commonly occurring mental health issues and to plan care for clients with mental health disorders, with consideration for ethnic and cultural variations in beliefs, values, and health practices. Health promotion and maintenance are emphasized. Students begin to develop a foundation for practice through review of clinical literature and are challenged to reflect on their own behaviors and methods of communication. Course includes 30 lecture hours and 45 laboratory hours and is offered in the Spring and Fall semesters. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 101 and BIO 204 and PSY 214

NURS 112  Contemporary Issues in Nursing  (1 credit)  

In this course, students gain insight into the impact of contemporary issues on professional nursing practice. Students discover how current trends in nursing affect their personal practice as registered nurses and contribute to the overall health care of our nation. Course includes 15 hours of lecture.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 101 and (BIO 104 or BIO 204) and (PSY 102 or PSY 214)

NURS 192  Independent Study: Nursing  (2 credits)  
NURS 208  Maternal-Child Nursing  (5 credits)  

Prerequisite(s): NURS 105 and NURS 107 and NURS 112 and BIO 205

NURS 210  Medical-Surgical Nursing II  (4.5 credits)  

In this course, students utilize the nursing process to develop and/or adapt a plan of care to meet the assessed health and wellness needs of clientswith complex health care issues. Seven weeks. Course includes 37.5 hours of lecture and 90 hours in a clinical setting per 7-week term. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): (NURS 105 and NURS 107 and NURS 112 and BIO 205) or (NURS 105 and NURS 110 and NURS 112 and BIO 205)

NURS 211  Medical-Surgical Nursing III  (9 credits)  

In this course, students utilize the nursing process to create and coordinate a plan of care for meeting the assessed health and wellness needs of clients with multiple and/or complex health care issues. Course includes 60 hours of lecture and 225 hours in a clinical setting per semester. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 210 and NURS 220 and NURS 230

NURS 212  Leadership in Nursing   (1 credit)  

In this course, students prepare to function in the role of a registered professional nurse. The concepts of leadership and management are presented with corresponding clinical applications in Medical-Surgical Nursing III (NURS 211). Course includes 15 hours of lecture.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 210 and NURS 220 and NURS 230

NURS 220  Maternal-Newborn Nursing  (3 credits)  

Students utilize the nursing process to develop and/or adapt a plan of care to meet the assessed health and wellness needs of maternity and newborn clients. Course includes 30 hours of lecture and 45 hours in a clinical setting and is offered in the Spring and Fall semesters. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 105 and NURS 110 and NURS 112 and BIO 205

NURS 221  Pediatric Nursing  (2.5 credits)  

Students utilize the nursing process to develop and/or adapt a plan of care to meet the assessed health and wellness needs of the pediatric patient and family. This course includes 22.5 hours of lecture and 45 hours in a clinical setting and is offered in the Spring and Fall semesters. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 105 and NURS 108 and NURS 112 and BIO 205

NURS 230  Pediatric Nursing  (3 credits)  

Students utilize the nursing process to develop and/or adapt a plan of care to meet the assessed health and wellness needs of the pediatric patient and family. This course includes 30 hours of lecture and 45 hours in a clinical setting and is offered in the Spring and Fall semesters. Course fee.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 105 and NURS 110 and NURS 112 and BIO 205