Nursing — Associate Degree in Nursing

Wallace Campus

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

NUR 102 : Fundamentals of Nursing

This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students learn concepts and theories basic to the art and science of nursing. The role of the nurse as a member of the healthcare team is emphasized. Students are introduced to the concepts of client needs, safety, communication, teaching/learning, critical thinking, ethical-legal, cultural diversity, nursing history, and the program’s philosophy of nursing. Additionally, this course introduces psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Skills necessary for maintaining microbial, physical, and psychological safety are introduced along with skills needed in therapeutic interventions. At the conclusion of this course students demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing skills for individuals with common health alterations.

Credits

6

Prerequisites

Nursing program admission.

NUR 103 : Health Assessment

This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn and practice history taking and physical examination skills with individuals of all ages, with emphasis on the adult. The focus is on symptom analysis along with physical, psychosocial, and growth and development assessments. Students will be able to utilize critical thinking skills in identifying health alterations, formulating nursing diagnoses and documenting findings appropriate to nursing.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Nursing program admission.

NUR 104 : Introduction to Pharmacology

This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. This course introduces students to basic principles of pharmacology and the knowledge necessary to safely administer medication. Course content includes legal implications, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, calculations of drug dosages, medication administration, and an overview of drug classifications. Students will be able to calculate and administer medications.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Nursing program admission.

NUR 105 : Adult Nursing

This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on providing care to individuals undergoing surgery, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, and common alterations in respiratory, musculoskeletal, gastro-intestinal, cardiovascular, and endocrine, systems. Nutrition, pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated.

Credits

8

Prerequisites

NUR 102, 103, and 104; MTH 116 or higher (PN); MTH 100 or higher (ADN); and BIO 201.

NUR 106 : Maternal and Child Nursing

This course focuses on the role of the nurse in meeting the physiological, psychosocial, cultural and developmental needs of the maternal and child client. Course content includes antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal care, complications of pregnancy, newborn care, human growth and development, pediatric care, and selected pediatric alterations. Nutrition, pharmacology, cultural diversity, use of technology, communication, anatomy and physiology review, medical terminology, critical thinking, and application of the nursing process are integrated throughout this course. Upon completion of this course students will be able to provide and manage care for maternal and pediatric clients in a variety of settings.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

NUR 102, 103, and 104; MTH 116; and BIO 201 or NUR 101.

NUR 200 : LPN Role Transition to Associate Degree Nurse (RN)

This course focuses on application of nursing science to assist the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) transitioning into the role of the associate degree nurse (ADN). Emphasis in this course is placed on evidenced based clinical decision making and nursing care provided in a family and community context for a variety of health alterations across the lifespan. Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to articulate into the ADN program. Sixteen non-traditional credits will be awarded after successful completion of this course.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

ADN program admission, MTH 100 or higher, BIO 201 and 202, and ENG 101.

NUR 201 : Nursing Through the Lifespan I

This course provides opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students manage and provide collaborative care to clients who are experiencing selected alterations in gastrointestinal, reproductive, sensory, and endocrine systems in a variety of settings. Additional instruction is provided for oncology, mental health, teaching/learning concepts, and advanced dosage calculations. Nutrition, pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated.

Credits

5

Prerequisites

NUR 105 and 106, ENG 101, and BIO 202.

NUR 202 : Nursing Through the Lifespan II

This course builds upon previous instruction and provides additional opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students manage and provide collaborative care to clients who are experiencing selected alterations in cardiovascular, hematologic, immune, and genitourinary systems in a variety of settings. Additional instruction is provided for psychiatric disorders, and high-risk obstetrics. Teaching/learning concepts, advanced dosage calculations, nutrition, pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated.

Credits

6

Prerequisites

NUR 201, PSY 200, and BIO 220.

NUR 203 : Nursing Through the Lifespan III

This course builds upon previous instruction and provides additional opportunities to develop competencies necessary to meet the needs of individuals throughout the lifespan in a safe, legal, and ethical manner using the nursing process. Students manage and provide collaborative care to clients who are experiencing selected alterations in cardiovascular, respiratory, and neurological systems in a variety of settings. Additional instruction is provided care for selected mental health disorders, selected emergencies, multiple organ dysfunction syndrome and related disorders. Teaching/learning concepts, advanced dosage calculations, nutrition, pharmacology, communication, cultural, and community concepts are integrated.

Credits

6

Prerequisites

NUR 202, SPH 106 or 107, and PSY 210.

NUR 204 : Role Transition for the Registered Nurse

This course provides students with opportunities to gain knowledge and skills necessary to transition from student to registered nurse. Content includes current issues in health care, nursing leadership and management, professional practice issues for registered nurses, and transition into the workplace, Additional instruction is provided for preparing for the NCLEX-RN.

Credits

4

Prerequisites

NUR 202, SPH 106 or 107, and PSY 210.