Nursing

NURS-100: Fundamentals of Nursing, Credits = 6
Fundamental principles underlying nursing care are presented. The focus is upon providing care to middle adult and geriatric clients. The concepts of critical thinking, caring, and professional behavior are introduced. Content related to communication, human relationships, health promotion, maintenance, and restoration, medical asepsis, use of the nursing process and medication administration is presented. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program. Co-requisite: NURS 110 and 196.

NURS-101: Beginning Nursing Concepts I, Credits = 6
A continuation of the principles of nursing care introduced in NURS 100. The focus is on providing care for clients of all ages who are experiencing normal life processes or common/chronic disease processes in selected systems. Prerequisites: NURS 100 and 110. Co-requisite: NURS 111.

NURS-102: Beginning Nursing Concepts II, Credits = 6
A continuation of NURS 101. The focus is on providing care to clients of all ages experiencing normal life processes or common/chronic disease processes in selected body systems. Prerequisites: NURS 101 and 111. Co-requisite: NURS 112 and 197.

NURS-103: Practical Nursing, Credits = 6
The focus of this course is preparation to complete the NCLEX-PN and enter practice as a PN. Prerequisites: NURS 102 and 112. Co-requisite: NURS 113.

NURS-104: LPN to ADN Transition, Credits = 6
The focus of this course is assisting LPNs admitted to the second year of the nursing program to fulfill program requirements. Use of the nursing process, critical thinking, and completion of nursing skills is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to second year of Nursing program. Co-requisite NURS 114.

NURS-110: Fundamentals Practicum, Credits = 4
An application of theory from NURS 100. The focus is on providing care for older adults in long-term care facilities. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. Co-requisite: NURS 100.

NURS-111: Practicum I, Credits = 4
An application of theory from NURS 101. The focus is on providing care for clients of all ages in acute care facilities. Prerequisite: NURS 100 and 110. Co-requisite: NURS 101.

NURS-112: Practicum II, Credits = 4
An application of theory from NURS 102. The focus is on providing care for clients of all ages in acute care facilities. Prerequisites: NURS 101 and 111. Co-requisite: NURS 102.

NURS-113: Practical Nursing Practicum, Credits = 6
An application of theory from NURS 103. The focus is on providing care for clients in acute care and community based settings. An additional focus is on transition to the role of Practical Nurse. Prerequisites: NURS 102 and 112. Co-requisite: NURS 103.

NURS-114: Practicum: LPN to ADN Transition, Credits = 6
Focuses on enhancing skills for LPNs entering the second year of the nursing program. Care is provided in acute care facilities and community based settings. Prerequisite: Admission to second year of the Nursing program. Co-requisite: NURS 104.

NURS-196: Professional Development I, Credits = 1
Part one of a three-quarter course on professional development. This course is taught fall quarter to beginning nursing students and introduces the profession of nursing. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. Co-requisite: NURS 100 and 110.

NURS-197: Professional Development II, Credits = 1
Part two of a three-quarter course on professional development. This course introduces the student to the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse. Prerequisite: NURS 196. Co-requisite: NURS 102 and 112.

NURS-200: Advanced Nursing Concepts I, Credits = 7
A continuation of nursing principles introduced in NURS 102. The focus is on providing care to clients with complex care needs related to disturbances in mental health, disease processes in selected body systems, and managing care for groups of clients. Prerequisites: NURS 102 and 112 or transition applicant. Co-requisite: NURS 210.

NURS-201: Advanced Nursing Concepts II, Credits = 6
A continuation of the nursing principles introduced in NURS 200. The focus is on providing care to clients with complex care needs related to obstetrical conditions and disease processes in selected body systems. Prerequisites: NURS 200 and 210. Co-requisite: NURS 211 and 232.

NURS-202: Advanced Nursing Concepts III, Credits = 7
Focuses on providing care to clients with complex care needs in intensive care and emergency situations and disease processes in selected body systems. Prerequisites: NURS 201 and 211. Co-requisite: NURS 212.

NURS-210: Practicum III, Credits = 6
An application of theory from NURS 200. The focus is on providing care for clients in acute care, psychiatric settings and in the community. Prerequisites: NURS 102 and 112 or transition applicant. Co-requisite: NURS 200.

NURS-211: Practicum IV, Credits = 6
An application of theory from NURS 201. The focus is on providing care for clients in acute care, psychiatric settings and in the community. Prerequisites: NURS 200 and 210. Co-requisite: NURS 201 and 232.

NURS-212: Practicum V, Credits = 6
An application of theory from NURS 202. The focus is on providing care for clients in acute care, psychiatric settings and in the community. Each student completes a preceptor experience as a transition to practice as a registered nurse. Prerequisites: NURS 201 and 211. Co-requisite: NURS 202.

NURS-232: Professional Development III, Credits = 1
Part three of a three-part course on professional development. This course expands on the legal and ethical responsibilities in nursing and prepares the student for the responsibilities of the RN role. Prerequisite: NURS 197. Co-requisite: NURS 201 and 211.

NURS-297: Special Projects, Credits = 1 - 5
Project-oriented experiences in the area or applications not provided or covered in the standard nursing curriculum. Prerequisite: Instructor permission, based on evaluation of student's education and work experience.