Nursing Program of Study

 

 

PREREQUISITES/CO-REQUISITES

ENGL 110 Composition I (3 credits)

PSY 105 General Psychology (3 credits)

BIOL 123/124L Biology for Health Sciences/Lab (4 credits)

CHEM 111L Elements of General Chemistry/Lab (4 credits) OR

CHEM 121/122L General Chemistry/Lab (4 credits)

BIOL 237/247L Human Anatomy & Physiology I/Lab (4 credits)

BIOL 238/248L Human Anatomy & Physiology II/Lab (4 credits)

Math 101/102/103 Algebra (or proficiency) (3 credits)

HCHS 200 Pathophysiology (4 credits)

PSYCH 220 Developmental Psychology (lifespan section) (3 credits) OR

NURS 224 Application of Growth and Development to Health Care (3 credits)

ENGL 120 Composition II (3 credits) (must be completed prior to graduation)

LEVEL ONE

NURS 202

 

INTRODUCTION TO NURSING CONCEPTS

 

3 CREDITS

 

This course introduces the nursing student to the concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning.

 

 

 

NURS 204L

 

PRINCIPLES OF NURSING PRACTICE

 

 

4 CREDITS

This course introduces the nursing student to the application of concepts through clinical skills in seminar, laboratory, and/or the clinical setting. The course focuses on the principles of communication, assessment, safety, and specific nursing interventions including accurate calculation, measurement, and administration of medications.

 

LEVEL TWO

NURS 251

 

HEALTH & ILLNESS CONCEPTS I

 

3 CREDITS

 

This course will focus on health and illness concepts across the lifespan, with the focus on wellness and common variations. Concepts covered are related to homeostasis/regulation, sexuality/reproductive, protection/movement and emotional processes.

NURS 203

 

HEALTH CARE PARTICIPANT

 

3 CREDITS

This course introduces the nursing student to the attributes of the health care participant as an individual, a family, or a community.

NURS 221L

 

ASSESSMENT & HEALTH PROMOTION

 

4 CREDITS

This course introduces the nursing student to the assessment of and the health promotion for the health care participant as an individual, a family, or a community. This course uses seminar, laboratory and/or clinical settings.

 

NURS 238

 

NURSING PHARMACOLOGY

 

3 CREDITS

This course introduces the nursing student to pharmacologic nursing practice from a conceptual approach.

 

LEVEL THREE

NURS 252

 

HEALTH & ILLNESS CONCEPTS II

 

3 CREDITS

This course will cover health and illness concepts across the lifespan. Concepts covered are related to oxygenation and hemostasis, homeostasis and regulation, protection and movement, and cognitive and behavioral processes.

 

NURS 291

 

PROFESSIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS

 

3 CREDITS

This course covers foundational concepts for professional development, including selected professional attributes and care competencies.

 

NURS 222L

 

CARE OF PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS

 

4 CREDITS

The focus of this course is to provide safe, evidence-based nursing care for patients with chronic conditions, across the lifespan in a variety of settings. This course builds upon curricular concepts; combines lab and clinical.

 

LEVEL FOUR

NURS 253

 

HEALTH & ILLNESS CONCEPTS III

 

3 CREDITS

This course will cover health and illness concepts across the lifespan. Concepts covered are related to homeostasis/regulation, oxygenation/hemostasis, protection/movement and emotional processes.

 

NURS 258L

 

CLINICAL INTENSIVE I

 

4 CREDITS

The first of two Level Four clinical courses in which the student will apply curricular concepts in the management of care participants with acute conditions across the lifespan. This course combines seminar, lab, and clinical.

 

NURS 219

 

ADN CAPSTONE

 

2 CREDITS

This course is the second of two Level Four clinical courses. This course prepares the student for entry-level nursing practice as an associate degree graduate. The focus of this course is the management of individuals across the lifespan with chronic, acute, and select complex conditions. This course utilizes a combination of seminar, lab, and clinical.