Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing

 

Course Descriptions

NUR 100: Foundations of Nursing Practice           
Four credit hours (Lecture: 2; Lab: 2)

This first nursing practice course provides students with the opportunity to develop the basic knowledge and skills required in the practice of nursing. Students will learn the nursing process, communication skills, and the fundamentals of patient assessment, nursing diagnosis and treatment, care planning and care evaluation. Course includes lecture and laboratory skills practicum.

NUR 101: Clinical Foundations Practicum
Two credit hours (Clinical) 

Students will achieve basic client care skills that are utilized or delegated by the nurse to implement the nursing process. Students gain competency by practicing skills in a supportive and supervised environment in the college campus lab. This includes a Wellness portion for the development of self-awareness health practices.  
Students will be assigned patients in the clinical settings based on the concepts covered in the current or previous courses.  Students will not be expected to provide nursing care for conditions which have not yet been covered in the coursework to that date.

NUR 105: Pathophysiological Concepts for Nursing Practice
Three credit hours (Lecture)
In this course the student will explore each step of disease prevention, from etiology to treatment.  Normal anatomy and physiology will be provided prior to exploration of disease processes and abnormalities.  All major degenerative, neoplastic, metabolic, immunologic, and infectious diseases will be presented.

NUR 106: Pharmacological Concepts in Nursing Practice
Three credit hours (Lecture: 2; Lab: 1)
This course is organized according to body systems and diseases.  The pathophysiologic approach places the drugs in context with how they are used therapeutically, allowing the student to integrate all relevant anatomy, physiology, pathology and pharmacology.

NUR 110: Health & Illness Concepts in Nursing Practice I
Five credit hours (Lecture: 4; Lab: 1
)
This course is organized by concepts linked around three domains:  Individual, Nursing, and Healthcare.  Within each concept, several exemplars are presented that best demonstrate the concept, based on national guidelines and standards.  Concepts covered in this course will be linked to clinical practice in various settings.

NUR 112:  Theoretical Foundations of Nursing Practice
Three credit hours (Lecture)

This course is designed to help nursing students apply concepts and theories to practice. Students will explore the ideas of well-known nursing theorists and relate the work of each to the clinical nursing practice.

NUR 115:  Professional Nursing Clinical I
Two credit hours (Lab: 0; Clinical: 2
)
The beginning nursing student will integrate content from classroom learning activities and skills lab practice experiences to the clinical area.  Care will be provided to selected clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings.  Students will be assigned patients in the clinical settings based on the concepts covered in the current or previous courses.  Students will not be expected to provide nursing care for conditions which have not yet been covered in the coursework to that date.

NUR 210: Health & Illness Concepts in Nursing Practice II
Five credit hours (Lecture: 4; Lab:1)

This course is organized by concepts linked around three domains:  Individual, Nursing, and Healthcare.  Within each concept, several exemplars are presented that best demonstrate the concept, based on national guidelines and standards.

NUR 212:  Research and Evidence-based Practice in Nursing
Three credit hours (Lecture)

An introductory research course, the focus is on the research process, basic types of research, and application of appropriate statistical analyses. Students will acquire the skills to read the current literature and evaluate studies. Students will develop a written research proposal.

NUR 215:  Professional Nursing Clinical II
Two credit hours (Clinical)

The nursing student will integrate content from classroom learning activities and skills lab practice experiences to the clinical area.  Care will be provided to selected clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings.  Students will be assigned patients in the clinical settings based on the concepts covered in the current or previous courses.  Students will not be expected to provide nursing care for conditions which have not yet been covered in the coursework to that date.

NUR 310: Health & Illness Concepts in Nursing Practice III
Five credit hours (Lecture: 4; Lab: 1)

This course is organized by concepts linked around three domains:  Individual, Nursing, and Healthcare.  Within each concept, several exemplars are presented that best demonstrate the concept, based on national guidelines and standards.

NUR  312: Leadership & Ethics in Professional Practice
Three credit hours (Lecture)
This course emphasizes the ethics of caring, virtue ethics, and communitarian ethics, in addition to principle-based ethics. Students will explore the pros and cons of current and classic issues that result in ethical dilemmas faced by nurses every day. Using a principle-based theoretical framework, which is the framework used by health science professionals, the most current issues confronted by our health-care system will be presented and discussed.

NUR 315:  Professional Nursing Clinical III
Two credit hours (Clinical)

The intermediate nursing student will integrate content from classroom learning activities and skills lab practice experiences, including that gained in earlier coursework to the clinical area.  Emphasis will be on the care of more complex clients and the use of evidence-based nursing research.   Care will be provided to selected clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings.  Students will be assigned patients in the clinical settings based on the concepts covered in the current or previous courses.  Students will not be expected to provide nursing care for conditions which have not yet been covered in the coursework to that date.

NUR 410: Health & Illness Concepts in Nursing Practice IV
Five credit hours (Lecture: 4; Lab: 1)

This course is organized by concepts linked around three domains:  Individual, Nursing, and Healthcare.  Within each concept, several exemplars are presented that best demonstrate the concept, based on national guidelines and standards.

NUR 412: Issues & Trends in Professional Nursing Practice
Three credit hours (Lecture: 3)

In this course nursing students will explore and understand the nurse’s role in the health care environment with coverage on topics including nursing history, theory, ethics, and law, as well as nursing roles, issues, and changes in the profession. Also discussed will be technology, interdisciplinary care, rural health and holistic health care. Capturing the changing health care system, the course includes a discussion of health care economics, the cultural and spiritual dimensions of client care, and nursing in a changing world.

NUR 415:  Professional Nursing Clinical IV
Two credit hours (Clinical)

The more advanced nursing student will integrate content from classroom learning activities, skills lab practice, and prior clinical experiences, including that gained in earlier coursework in the clinical area.  Emphasis will be on the care of more complex clients, the use of evidence-based nursing research, and functioning as a leader of a health care team.   Care will be provided to selected clients across the lifespan in a variety of settings.  Students will be assigned patients in the clinical settings based on the concepts covered in the current or previous courses.  Students will not be expected to provide nursing care for conditions which have not yet been covered in the coursework to that date.

NUR 450: Professional Nursing Practicum
Four credit hours (Clinical)

In this capstone course students will have the responsibility for the planning, implementation, and evaluation of nursing care for a client group in a clinical setting.  The student will synthesize, integrate, and apply knowledge, skills, and critical concepts from previous coursework throughout this real-world experience.  The student will work in a professional acute care setting, as a provider of patient care.  Students will work under the supervision of a RN preceptor to plan, implement, and evaluate care to a group of clients.  Students will be assigned patients in the clinical settings based on the concepts covered in the current or previous courses.  Students will not be expected to provide nursing care for conditions which have not yet been covered in the coursework to that date.

NUR 455: Professional Practicum Seminar
Two credit hours (Lecture)

This course is taken concurrently with NUR 450.  This course provides the students with the opportunity to discuss professional issues, problems and concerns related to the care of groups of patients, and issues related to working with healthcare staff.

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