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Nursing

NURS 1150 Fundamentals of Nursing 9 Credits
An introduction to the practice of nursing, with emphasis on meeting therapeutic nursing care of adults and children with physiological, psychosocial, and perioperative needs. Topics include an introduction to pharmacotherapeutics, and application of fundamental concepts and the beginning development of nursing competencies. The study and application of nursing skills necessary to meet patient needs across the lifespan are included in this course. Five hours lecture and 12 hours clinical/lab experience per week. Corequisite(s): BIOL 2010 and PSYC 2130

NURS 1160 Lifespan Nursing I 9 Credits
The course focuses on the therapeutic nursing care and modalities in the care of adults and children with emphasis on perioperative, cardiac, respiratory, and gastrointestinal/biliary systems. Based on the nursing process, this course focuses on health promotion in meeting patient needs in a variety of medical and surgical settings across the lifespan. Five hours lecture and 12 hours clinical/lab experience per week. Prerequisite(s): NURS 1150 and PSYC 2130 and BIOL 2010 Corequisite(s): BIOL 2020 and ENGL 1010

NURS 2150 Lifespan Nursing II 9 Credits
This course focuses on the therapeutic nursing care and modalities in the care of adults and children with emphasis on men’s health, musculoskeletal, integumentary, and endocrine systems. Based on the nursing process, this course focuses on care in a variety of medical and surgical settings, and alterations in behavior, thought, and mood, with emphasis on assessment, communication, care management, and clinical interventions. Five hours lecture and 12 hours clinical/lab experience per week. Prerequisite(s): NURS 1150 and 1160

NURS 2160 Lifespan Nursing III 9 Credits
This course focuses on the therapeutic nursing care and modalities in the care of adults and children with emphasis on neurological/neurosensory, multisystem organ failure, hematological/oncologic/immunological systems, and maternal/ newborn nursing. Based on the nursing process, this course further develops the competencies of family-centered assessment, communication, care management, and clinical interventions in care of patients across the lifespan. Five hours lecture and 12 hours clinical/lab experience per week. Prerequisite(s): NURS 2150

NURS 2170 Transitions to Nursing Practice 3 Credits
This course focuses on the application of the nursing process to assist the student to assume the role of the registered nurse. Emphasis will be placed on the development of professional behaviors. Highlights from each area of nursing practice will be reviewed, including knowledge and application of nursing processes appropriate to each stage of development, disease processes, application of the nursing processes to each state of development, and issues related to nursing practice. Prerequisite(s): NURS 2160

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