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Nursing Courses

NURS 101 Nursing I

4-2-12-7
Credit Hours: 7

Introduction to the knowledge, skills and abilities associated with nursing practice. Concepts of physiological integrity; psychosocial integrity; a safe, effective care environment; and health promotion/maintenance are examined. The nursing process provides a framework to help the learner think critically, assess factors that influence safe and effective care delivery, and integrate theory with care of clients and families. Offered fall semester only.
Corequisites: BIOL 109, DIET 111 and ENGL 101.
Additional course fee: $300.

NURS 132 Nursing II

4-2-12-7
Credit Hours: 7

Concepts of physiological integrity; psychosocial integrity; a safe, effective care environment; and health promotion/maintenance are further explored as students assess and intervene to improve function for clients and families experiencing threats to physiological and psychosocial integrity. Nursing care is aimed at restoring optimal functioning for clients/families and assisting them through life transitions, using the nursing process as a framework to help the learner think critically and integrate theory with practice. Offered spring semester only.
Prerequisites: NURS 101.
Corequisites: BIOL 110, ENGL 102, and MATH 118 or higher.
Fulfills Writing Intensive requirement.

Additional course fee: $300.

NURS 231 Nursing III

5-0-12-7
Credit Hours: 7

Nursing care for clients/families experiencing common health alterations across the lifespan in a variety of settings is studied in depth. Students synthesize and integrate knowledge, skills and abilities associated with nursing practice to develop a plan of care for clients/families to assure the delivery of safe and effective care, to facilitate physiological and psychosocial integrity, and to promote health. Clinical decision-making skills and resource management principles are introduced. Offered fall semester only.
Prerequisites: NURS 132.
Corequisites: BIOL 241, SOC 101 and CIS 103.
Additional course fee: $300.

NURS 232 Nursing IV

5-0-12-7
Credit Hours: 7

Nursing care for clients/families experiencing common health alterations across the lifespan in a variety of settings continues to be examined in depth. Students synthesize and integrate knowledge, skills and abilities to evaluate and modify a plan of care; to independently plan, implement, and evaluate the delivery of safe and effective care; to facilitate physiological and psychosocial function; to assist client/family coping; to maximize self-care; and to promote optimal functioning. Concepts of management are further developed through collaboration with members of the health care team. Offered spring semester only.
Prerequisites: NURS 231.
Additional course fee: $300.

Unless otherwise noted, all college level courses require English 101 placement.