Nursing Curriculum

 

Director:
Donna G. Hood, Ph.D., RN
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109: Introduction to Nursing. 0-2-2. An introduction to the health care system and professional nursing. Basic human needs, the elderly client, and concepts related to death and dying are introduced.

 

110: Introduction to Application of the Nursing Process. 12-0-3. Coreq.,NURS 109, and credit or registration in BISC225 and 226. Acquaints student with basic nursing principles and techniques of safe nursing care to meet basic human needs. Emphasis on interpersonal skills, communication, interviewing and observation.

 

112: Adult Health Maintenance I. 8-3-5. Preq., NURS 109 and 110 and BISC 225 and 226 and credit or registration in BISC227. Study, identification and application of nursing knowledge and skills related to adult health needs. Emphasis on patient-centered care utilizing the nursing process.

 

114: Adult Health Maintenance II. 8-3-5. Preq., NURS 112 or 113, BISC 225, 226, and 227, MATH (GER); Coreq., BISC 214. Continuation of the study, identification and application of nursing knowledge and skills needed related to adult health needs. Emphasis on patient-centered care utilizing the nursing process.

 

116: Adult Neuro/Psycho-Social Health Maintenance. 8-3-5. Preq., NURS 114. Utilizes nursing knowledge/skills in provision of health care. Emphasis on nursing care of clients experiencing threats to needs as a result of neuro-psycho-social dysfunction.

 

210: Maternal/Newborn Health Maintenance. 8-3-5. Preq., NURS 116. Study/application of principles and concepts of family-centered maternal/newborn care. Emphasis on meeting specific needs of clients during the childbearing cycle and newborn period.

 

212: Child Health Maintenance. 8-3-5. Preq., NURS 116 and PSYC 208. Study/application of nursing knowledge/skills related to children’s and adolescent’s health needs. Includes growth and development, family, and prevention of and intervention in illness.

 

214: Nursing Seminar. 0-1-1. Preq., Credit in all previous nursing courses. Study of current nursing trends in light of evolving patterns and practices. Emphasis on professional opportunities, obligations, and legal aspects of nursing practice.

 

216: Nursing Practicum. 24-4-7. Coreq., NURS 214. Preq., Credit in all other nursing courses. Integration of knowledge and skills acquired in previous nursing courses