Nursing
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Common Curriculum


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General Education Course Descriptions


BIOL 2010 - Human Anatomy & Physiology I
Credit(s): 4
A study of basic biological chemistry, cellular structure and function (including cellular respiration, protein synthesis, and cell division); histology; and integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week.


BIOL 2020 - Human Anatomy & Physiology II
Credit(s): 4
A study of the anatomy and physiology of blood and the circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, and reproductive systems. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week.
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010


BIOL 2130 - Microbiology
Credit(s): 4
An introductory course in microbiology dealing with bacteria, fungi, yeast, and viruses to include discussions of cell structure, identification, taxonomy, metabolism, genetics, resistance, infection, disease, and immunity. Course includes three hours of lecture and three hours of laboratory applications each week.
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 1110 or BIOL 2010 or CHEM 1010 or CHEM 1110


COMM 2045 - Public Speaking
Credit(s): 3
Principles and practices of the oral communication process, with a primary emphasis on extemporaneous public speaking. Course will incorporate research and planning, audience demographics, topic selection, small and large group communication, listening, reasoning, and evaluation skills.
Corequisite(s): ENGL 1010


ENGL 1010 - English Composition I
Credit(s): 3
Study and practice of expository and persuasive writing. Topics include critical reading and writing essays, with emphasis on research, writing processes and effective formatting.
Prerequisite(s): Satisfactory test scores or completion of corequisite requirements

MATH 1530 - Introductory Statistics
Credit(s): 3
Topics include elementary probability theory, concepts of descriptive statistics, discrete and continuous distributions, hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, sample sizes, correlation, regression, multinominal and contingency tables. Noncalculus-based computer applications will be investigated.
Prerequisite(s): High school algebra I and algebra II and ACT math and reading scores of at least 19 or equivalent math and reading scores
Corequisite(s): MATH 0530 if required

PSYC 1030 - Introduction to Psychology
Credit(s): 3
An introduction to theoretical perspectives, psychological terminology, and major theories and theorists.

Nursing Course Descriptions:

NRSG 1710 - FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING
Credit(s): 7
An introduction to the core concepts that provide the basis for knowledge, skills and attitudes that emphasize fundamental principles necessary to provide safe nursing care for the individuals with basic alterations in homeostasis and health to include clinical and lab.

NRSG 1360 – PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING
Credit(s): 3
This course applies the core concepts that provide the basis for knowledge, skills and attitudes that are essential for providing safe pharmacological management for patients with a variety of alterations in health.

NRSG 1600 - TRANSITIONS TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE
Credit(s): 6
This course is designed to assist the student in transitioning to the role of the professional nurse.

NRSG 1620 - MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING 1
Credit(s): 6
This course applies the core concepts that provide the basis for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are essential for providing safe nursing care for adults with alterations in health that are primarily chronic in nature.

NRSG 1320 - WOMEN’S HEALTH & THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY
Credit(s): 3
This course applies the core concepts that provide the basis for knowledge, skills and attitudes that are essential for providing safe nursing care for women, infants and childbearing patients and families including pharmacological management.

NRSG 1330 - PEDIATRIC NURSING
Credit(s): 3
This course applies the core concepts that provide the basis for knowledge, skills and attitudes that are essential for providing safe nursing care for children with alterations in health including pharmacological management.

NRSG 1340 - MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
Credit(s): 3
This course applies the core concepts that provide the basis for knowledge, skills and attitudes that are essential for providing safe nursing care for patients with alterations in mental health including pharmacological management.

NRSG 2630 - MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING II
Credit(s): 6
This course applies the core concepts that provide the basis for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are essential for providing safe nursing care for adults with alterations in health that are primarily acute in nature.

NRSG 2640 - MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING III
Credit(s): 6
This course applies the core concepts that provide the basis for the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are essential for providing safe nursing care for adults with alterations in health of a more complex nature.

NRSG 2240 - PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE IN NURSING
Credit(s): 2
This course examines management and leadership concepts, issues, roles and functions as applied to the role of the professional nurse in various healthcare settings.