Nursing Education

NURS-100: Fundamentals of Nursing, Credits = 4
Fundamental principles of nursing care are presented. Content areas related to nursing process, safety and infection control, health promotion and maintenance, basic care and comfort, pharmacological therapies, reduction of risk potential, and physiological adaptation are presented. Care specific to adult and geriatric patients is emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program. Co-requisite: NURS 110

NURS-101: Beginning Nursing Concepts I, Credits = 5
A continuation of the principles of nursing care introduced in NURS 100. Content areas related to safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, pharmacological and parenteral therapies, and physiological adaptation for disease processes in selected body systems are presented. Care across the lifespan in acute care environments is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to Nursing Program; NURS 100 and 110. Co-Requisite: NURS 111.

NURS-102: Beginning Nursing Concepts II, Credits = 6
A continuation of the principles of nursing care introduced in NURS 101. Content areas related to safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, pharmacological and parenteral therapies, and physiological adaptation to normal life processes or disease processes in selected body systems in presented. Care specific to the obstetrical patient and adults in the acute care environment is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 101 and 111. Co-requisite: NURS 112.

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
This course applies theory from NURS 100. The focus is on the management of care of older adults in the long-term care environment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. Co-requisite: NURS 100.

NURS-111: Practicum I, Credits = 4
This course applies theory from NURS 101. The focus is on the management of care for all age groups in the acute care environment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 100 and 110. Co-requisite: NURS 101.

NURS-112: Practicum II, Credits = 4
This course applies theory from NURS 102. The focus is on the management of care for all age groups in the acute care environment and labor and delivery. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; 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-140: Ethics and Policy in Healthcare I, Credits = 1
Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 140 and PHIL 140. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Co-Requisites: NURS 100 and NURS 110.

NURS-142: Ethics and Policy in Healthcare II, Credits = 1
Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from NURS 140. Students may not receive credit for both NURS 142 and PHIL 142. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program; NURS 140. Co-requisites: NURS 102 and NURS 112.

NURS-150: Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare I and II, Credits = 2
Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. Students may not receive credit for both NURS 150 and PSYC 150. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Co-requisites: NURS 100 and NURS 110.

NURS-151: Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare III, Credits = 1
Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. This is a continuation of content from NURS 150. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 151 and PSYC 151. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing Program; NURS 150. Co-requisite: NURS 101 and NURS 111.

NURS-200: Advanced Nursing Concepts I, Credits = 5
A continuation of nursing principles introduced in NURS 102. Content areas related to safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, pharmacological and parenteral therapies, and physiological adaptation is presented for patients with disease processes in select body systems. Care specific to both the acute care and community healthcare environments is emphasized. Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 102 and 112. Co-requisite: NURS 210.

This course is effective Fall 2016. For the Master Course outline prior to Fall 2016 click here.



NURS-201: Advanced Nursing Concepts II, Credits = 5
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.

Effective Winter 2017. For MCO prior to Winter 2017 click here.



NURS-202: Advanced Nursing Concepts III, Credits = 7
A continuation of nursing principles introduced in NURS 201. Content areas related to safe and effective care environment, health promotion and maintenance, pharmacological and parenteral therapies, and physiological adaptation for patients with disease processes in selected body systems is presented. Care specific to intensive and emergency care settings is emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 201 and 211. Co-requisite: NURS 212. This course is effective Winter 2017.

For MCO prior to Winter 2017, click here.



NURS-210: Practicum III, Credits = 6
This course applies theory from NURS 200. The focus is on the management of care of patients in acute care, mental health, and community healthcare environments. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 102 and 112. Co-requisite: NURS 200.

This course is effective Fall 2016. For MCO prior to Fall 2016 click here.



NURS-211: Practicum IV, Credits = 6
This course applies theory from NURS 201. The focus is on the management of care of patients in acute care, mental health, and community healthcare environments. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 200 and 210. Co-requisite: NURS 201.

This course is effective Winter 2017. For MCO prior to Winter 2017 click here.



NURS-212: Practicum V, Credits = 4
This course applies theory from NURS 202. The focus is on the management of care of patients in acute care, mental health, and community healthcare environments. Each student completes a “Focused Practicum” experience with a nurse preceptor as a transition to practice as a registered nurse. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 201 and 211. Co-requisite: NURS 202.

This course is effective Spring 2017. For MCO prior to Spring 2017 click here.



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-240: Ethics and Policy in Healthcare III, Credits = 1
Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from NURS 140 and NURS 142. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 240 and PHIL 240. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 140 and NURS 142. Co-requisite: NURS 200 and NURS 210. Effective Fall 2016.

NURS-241: Ethics and Policy in Healthcare IV, Credits = 1
Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from NURS 140, 142, and 240. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 241 and PHIL 241. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 140, NURS 142, and NURS 240. Co-Requisite: NURS 201 and NURS 211. Effective Winter 2017.

NURS-242: Ethics and Policy in Healthcare V, Credits = 1
Explores values, ethics, and legal decision-making frameworks and policies used to support the well-being of people and groups within the context of the healthcare professions. This is a continuation of content from NURS 140, 142, 240, and 241. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 242 and PHIL 242. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 140, 142, 240, and 241. Co-Requisite: NURS 202 and NURS 212. Effective Spring 2017.

NURS-250: Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare IV, Credits = 1
Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. This is a continuation of content from NURS 150 and NURS 151. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 250 and PSYC 250. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 150 and NURS 151. Co-Requisite: NURS 200 and NURS 210. Effective Fall 2016.

NURS-251: Psychosocial Issues in Healthcare V, Credits = 1
Examines some determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. This is a continuation of content from NURS 150, 151 and 250. Student may not receive credit for both NURS 251 and PSYC 251. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; NURS 150, 151 and 250. Co-Requisite: NURS 201 and NURS 211. Effective Winter 2017.

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.