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Course Descriptions

NURS111M - Nursing I (6-12-10)

Introduces the roles of the Associate Degree Nurse as a provider and manager of care and member of the discipline of nursing. Students develop beginning intellectual, interpersonal and psychomotor competencies for patient assessment. Communication theory, life span development, ethical-legal standards and nursing process are basic concepts to the practice of nursing. Introduces the concept that the person is a system in dynamic interaction with internal and external environments. The 11 Functional Health Patterns organize the study of concepts common to a basic knowledge of the patient’s state of wellness and possible or actual health problems. The Learning Laboratory provides opportunities to practice nursing skills in simulated activities. Clinical learning provides experiences to practice nursing by caring for well patients or patients with common basic health problems in structured health settings.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Nursing Program. Corequisites: BIOL110M, PSYC110M.

NURS112M - Nursing II (4-15-9)

The student develops competence to provide and manage care for patients and their families across the life span in structured healthcare settings. The student provides support and teaching to the patient and family and direct care for the patient. Includes the Functional Health Patterns of Sexual Reproduction, Role Relationship, Nutrition Metabolic, Health Perception Health Management, Cognitive Perceptual and Value Belief. Intellectual, interpersonal and psychomotor competencies are further developed. Needs of patients across the life span are emphasized with special focus on adults, children in childbearing and child rearing families and psychiatric/mental Healthcare settings. Student plans the care of the patient/family utilizing the Nursing Process. Direct care will be provided to patients with common health problems. Laboratory learning provides opportunities to practice more complex nursing skills and basic group skills in simulated activities. Clinical learning experiences are provided in adult healthcare settings and psychiatric/mental health or perinatal/pediatric settings.

Prerequisites: NURS111M and BIOL110M with a grade of “C” or better and completion of PSYC110M. Corequisite: BIOL120M, PSYC210M.

NURS211M - Nursing III (4-15-9)

The student continues to develop competence to provide and manage care for patients and their families across the life span in structured Healthcare settings. The student provides support and teaching to the patient and family and direct care for the patient. Includes the Functional Health Patterns of Activity Exercise, Elimination, Nutrition Metabolic, Self-Perception and Coping Stress Tolerance. Intellectual, interpersonal and psychomotor competencies are further developed. Needs of patients across the life span are emphasized with special focus on adults, children in childbearing and child rearing families and psychiatric/mental Healthcare settings. The student will plan the care of the patient/family utilizing the Nursing Process. Direct care will be provided to patients with common health problems. Laboratory learning provides opportunities to practice increasingly complex nursing skills in simulated activities. Clinical learning experiences are provided in adult Healthcare settings and psychiatric/mental health, or perinatal/pediatric settings.

Prerequisites: NURS112M and BIOL120M with a grade of “C” or better and completion of PSYC210M. Corequisites: BIOL210M, ENGL110M.

NURS212M - Nursing IV (3-18-9)

The student develops increased competence and independence to provide and manage care for patients and families with common multi-system health problems across the life span. Includes ethical decision-making, role performance and the care of patients with multi-system health problems of metabolism/immunity/hematopoiesis; cognition/sensation/perception; and cardio-respiratory. Also includes leadership skills, Healthcare policy and legislative advocacy. An evidence-based care project presentation is required. Laboratory learning focuses on student case presentations involving current, multi-system health problems and ethical decision-making. Clinical learning experiences are provided in advanced medical-surgical and community health settings. Prerequisites: NURS211M and BIOL210M with a grade of “C” or better and completion of ENGL110M. Corequisites: Math Elective (MATH145M or MATH145XM or MATH202M), English Elective, Foreign Language/Humanities/Fine Arts Elective.