Nursing (NUR)

NUR 151. Fundamentals of Nursing. 7 Credit Hours.

This course is an introduction to the role of the nurse in meeting needs common to all patients through knowledge, skill, and attitudes essential for the practice of nursing, based on principles of physical, biological, behavioral sciences, and nursing theory. Additional hours required. PSY 200, LIB 101, BIO 207, COM 200, ENG 101 all with grades of "C" or better, or concurrent enrollment in BIO 208 and PSY 205. Math Proficiency at or above the MTH 140 level and Reading Proficiency.
Corequisite: NUR 152.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Nursing Program and passing of Dosage Calculation Test.

NUR 152. Nursing Laboratory Practicum I. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is designed to provide the student with the practice of nursing skills in the College Nursing Laboratory and to reinforce principles introduced in Fundamentals of Nursing. Additional lab hours required.
Corequisite: NUR 151.
Prerequisite: Reading Proficiency.

NUR 153. Nursing of Adults and Children I. 9 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to assist the student to acquire knowledge and skills in meeting the needs of adults and children with an emphasis on adaptation to illness and hospitalization in medical-surgical nursing, and mothers and newborns during the maternity cycle. Additional hours required.
Corequisite: NUR 154.
Prerequisites: BIO 208, NUR 151, PSY 205 all with grades of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.

NUR 154. Nursing Laboratory Practicum II. 1 Credit Hour.

This course is designed to provide the student with the practice of nursing skills in the College Nursing Laboratory and to reinforce nursing principles introduced in NUR 153. Additional hours required.
Corequisite: NUR 153.
Prerequisites: NUR 151, NUR 152 both with grades of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.

NUR 160. LPN to RN Bridge Course. 7 Credit Hours.

This course is required to prepare the licensed practical nurse to enter the associate degree in nursing program. Emphasis is on assessing, reinforcing, and expanding competencies. Classroom content focuses on role change, communication, critical thinking, the nursing process, pharmacology, and nutrition. Includes a college laboratory and clinical component. Additional hours required. Prior or concurrent enrollment in BIO 208 with a grade of "C" or better, PSY 205, LIB 101, BIO 207 all with grades of "C" or better, and ENG 101 and Reading Proficiency.
Prerequisites: Enrollment in Nursing program and passing the Dosage Calculation Test.

NUR 161. LPN Experiential Credit I. 11 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to transcript LPN experiential credit for first semester nursing. LPN's must have successfully completed NUR 160.
Prerequisites: Enrolled in LPN Bridge Course and NUR 160 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.

NUR 251. Nursing of Adults and Children II. 10 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to assist the student to further develop knowledge and skills necessary to meet the needs of adults and children with selected medical-surgical problems and behavioral health problems. Additional hours required.
Prerequisites: NUR 153 or NUR 160 with grades of "C" or better, and BIO 203 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.

NUR 252. Nursing of Adults and Children III. 8 Credit Hours.

This course is designed to assist the student to further develop knowledge and skills necessary to meet the needs of adults and children with selected medical-surgical problems. Additional hours required.
Corequisite: NUR 253.
Prerequisites: NUR 251 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.

NUR 253. Management Skills in Nursing. 3 Credit Hours.

This course includes theory and practicum in principles of managing the care of a group of patients. The student will participate actively in the roll of a beginning staff nurse under the guidance of agency staff and instructor. Additional hours required.
Corequisite: NUR 252.
Prerequisites: NUR 251 with a grade of "C" or better and Reading Proficiency.