Academics

    NUR

    NUR 135  Foundations of Nursing Practice  (3-3-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  Must be enrolled in a diploma or associate degree nursing program. Instructor permission required.
    This course introduces nursing care of the individual with selected, commonly occurring health problems having predictable outcomes. Course will be offered online only.

    NUR 139  Introduction to Nursing Concepts  (0-9-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  BIO 210, ENG 101, MAT 120, PSY 201
    Co-requisite:  BIO 211 (required)
    This course introduces healthcare and nursing concepts that emphasize the role of the nurse in providing safe, effective, and outcome-driven care.

    NUR 141  Pharmacological Therapies I  (1-3-2)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  BIO 210, ENG 101, MAT 120, PSY 201
    Co-requisite:  BIO 211 (required)
    This course introduces the role of the nurse in the safe and effective administration of medications.

    NUR 143  Basic Care and Comfort  (0-9-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  NUR 139, NUR 141
    Co-requisites:  BIO 211(required), NUR 144
    This course focuses on the role of the nurse in providing comfort and assistance in activities of daily living.

    NUR 144  Pharmacological Therapies II  (0-3-1)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  NUR 139, NUR 141
    Co-requisites:  BIO 211(required), NUR 143
    This course offers an advanced study of the role of the nurse in the safe and effective administration of medications.

    NUR 145  Physiological Adaptation and Risk Reduction I  (0-12-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  NUR 143, NUR 144
    Co-requisite:  BIO 225 (required)
    This course introduces the role of the nurse in caring for and addressing the potential for complications in adult clients with altered health.

    NUR 146  Physiological Adaptation and Risk Reduction II  (0-12-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  NUR 145
    Co-requisite:  BIO 225 (required)
    This course develops the role of the nurse in caring for and addressing the potential for complications in one or more adult clients with altered health.

    NUR 151  Basic Patient Care I  (2.5-1.5-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Co-requisite:  NUR 153
    This course includes a study of basic nursing assisting techniques for the multiskilled patient care technician.

    NUR 152  Basic Patient Care II  (2.5-1.5-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  NUR 151
    Co-requisite:  NUR 153
    This course includes a study of advanced health care skills needed for the multiskilled patient care technician.

    NUR 153  PCT Clinical Experiences  (0-6-2)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  NUR 151
    Co-requisite:  NUR 152
    This course includes the application of nursing assisting skills and advanced health care skills in the long term and acute care settings.

    NUR 156  Physiological Adaptation and Risk Reduction III  (0-12-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  NUR 146
    Co-requisite:  BIO 225 (required)
    This course is an advanced study of the role of the nurse in caring for and addressing the potential for complications in two or more adult clients with altered health.

    NUR 190  Fundamental Nursing and Patient Care Skills  (0-3-1)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Co-requisite: NUR 201
    Prerequisite:  Permission of Instructor.  Must meet requirements for Advanced Placement Nursing.
    This course is a self-paced course primarily designed for paramedics and respiratory therapists who are going into the nursing field and require an overview of nursing content and basic and advanced patient care skills.

    NUR 201  Transition Nursing  (0-9-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisites:  BIO 210 and BIO 211 or equivalent; MAT 120; ENG 101; PSY 201; BIO 225; SPC 205; Humanities elective, NUR 190 for paramedics and respiratory therapists
    Co-requisite:  NUR 230
    This course facilitates the transition of the practical nurse graduate to the role of the associate degree nursing student.  The course also includes the transition of the paramedic graduate and the respiratory therapist to the role of associate degree nursing student. 

    NUR 230  Physical Assessment  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  RN, APN, or permission of instructor
    This course facilitates the development of competence to perform a physical assessment.

    NUR 239  Mental Health Nursing Concepts  (0-12-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  NUR 156
    Pre- or Co-requisite:  SPC 205
    This course is a study of the role of the nurse in providing and directing care that promotes and supports the emotional, mental, and social well-being of the client experiencing altered mental health.

    NUR 241  Health Promotion and Risk Reduction-Maternal/Child  (0-12-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  NUR 239
    Pre- or Co-requisite: SPC 205
    This course is a study of the role of the nurse in providing and directing care that incorporates stages of reproduction and newborn care while addressing health promotion and risk reduction.

    NUR 243  Health Promotion and Risk Reduction-Children  (0-12-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  NUR 241
    Pre- or Co-requisite:  SPC 205
    This course is a study of the role of the nurse in providing and directing care that incorporates the growth and development of children while addressing health promotion and risk reduction.

    NUR 247  Critical Care I  (2-3-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  RN or permission of instructor
    This course includes the development of competencies necessary to meet the needs of the patient with life threatening cardiovascular and respiratory problems, and dysrhythmias.  Includes arrhythmia recognition.

    NUR 248  Critical Care II  (2-0-2)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  NUR 247 concurrently or within the three years, or permission of instructor
    This course covers the development of competencies necessary to meet the needs of the patient with life threatening problems of the central nervous system, renal and selected multiple trauma situations.  Care of the critically ill pediatric patient and emotional reactions are included.

    NUR 250  Critical Care Cardiovascular  (2-0-2)
    Offered Fall and Spring Semesters
    Prerequisite:  NUR 247 concurrently or within the last three years or permission of instructor
    This course facilitates the development of competencies necessary to meet the needs of the critically ill cardiovascular patient.

    NUR 253  Physiological Integrity  (0-12-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters 
    Prerequisite:  NUR 243
    Co-requisite:  Humanities elective (required); BSN prerequisites (optional)
    This course focuses on the role of the nurse in promoting health and wellness, as well as analyzing risk potential and health alterations while managing, directing, and evaluating patient care.

    NUR 254  Basic Arrhythmia and Cardiovascular Nursing  (3-1-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters 
    Prerequisite:  RN or permission of instructor
    This course facilitates recognition of basic heart rhythms and develops fundamental concepts requisite to cardiovascular nursing in a variety of clinical settings.  The course is designed to provide basic knowledge and skills necessary for safe, competent, and effective nursing practice on telemetry units.  This course will assist the nurse to enhance proficiency, apply scientific rationale, and to utilize basic arrhythmia recognition to provide nursing care to the acutely ill cardiovascular patient.

    NUR 256  Management of Care  (0-12-4)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  NUR 253
    Co-requisite:  Humanities elective (required); BSN prerequisites (optional)
    This course expands the role of the nurse in providing, directing, and evaluating nursing care that enhances the care delivery setting to protect clients and health care personnel.

    NUR 260  Dysrhythmia Interpretation  (2-.5-2)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters
    Prerequisite:  RN or permission of instructor
    This course facilitates the development of the nurse's competence in interpretation of normal and abnormal EKG rhythms and includes life threatening dysrhythmias.

    NUR 261  Pediatric Dysrhythmia Interpretation  (1-0-1)
    Offered Fall Semester
    Prerequisite:  RN or permission of instructor
    This course facilitates the development of the nurse's competence in interpretation of pediatric life threatening arrhythmia.  Through classroom discussion, instruction and practice, the student will learn principles of recognition and interpretation of normal and abnormal EKG rhythms of the pediatric patient.

    NUR 299  Research in Nursing  (0-9-3)
    Offered Fall, Spring, and Summer Semesters based on student request and permission of instructor
    Prerequisite:  Permission of instructor
    This course provides an opportunity for students to investigate a faculty-approved topic related to Nursing using the application of practical research methods. The course is designed for students in a Nursing program to explore part of their major in more depth by working one-on-one or in small groups on faculty- or student-designed research projects.