NURS Courses

Opposite each course title are three numbers such as 3-2-4. The first number indicates the number of regular classroom hours for the course each week; the second number indicates the number of laboratory hours per week; and the third number indicates the hours of credit awarded for the successful completion of the course. Listed in parentheses at the end of each course description is the term(s) that the course is normally offered. F=Fall, S=Spring, and M=Summer.

The college reserves the right to cancel or delete any course with insufficient enrollment.

Courses

NURS 1111. Basic Nursing Care. 3-8-6 Units.

A foundation course that introduces nursing concepts and skills related to the care of multicultural individuals across the lifespan. Requires clinical applications using evidence-based practice in a variety of health care and simulated settings. (Career Course)(F)
Prerequisites: BIOL 2212K, MATH 1111, ENGL 1101.
Corequisites: NURS 1112, NURS 1113, BIOL 2213K.

NURS 1112. Pharmacology. 2-0-2 Units.

Introduces pharmacological concepts including drug classifications, mathematical calculations, and principles of drug administration. Satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(F)
Corequisites: NURS 1111, NURS 1113, BIOL 2213K.

NURS 1113. Nutrition. 2-0-2 Units.

Introduces basic nutrition concepts of digestion, absorption and metabolism. Concentrates on essential nutrients including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins and minerals. Addresses nutritional needs from infancy through adulthood and includes eating disorders. (Career Course)(F, S, M)

NURS 1115. Maternal Newborn Nursing. 3-14-4 Units.

A foundation course that concentrates on nursing concepts and skills related to the care of multicultural individuals in the maternal newborn setting. Addresses common well-defined health alterations as related to pregnancy, childbirth and the newborn as well as incorporating the child-bearing family. Requires clinical applications using evidenced-based practice in the maternal newborn and simulated settings. (Career Course) Prerequisite: NURS 1111, NURS 1112, NURS 1113, BIOL 2213K Corequisite: BIOL 2215K, PSYC 1101

NURS 1116. Mental Health Nursing. 3-12-3 Units.

A foundation course that concentrates on nursing concepts and skills related to the care of multicultural individuals in the mental health setting. Addresses common well-defined health alterations and incorporates individuals with mental health issues. Requires clinical applications using evidenced-based practice in a variety of mental health, community based, and simulated settings. (Career Course) Prerequisite: NURS 1111, NURS 1112, NURS 1113, BIOL 2213K Corequisite: BIOL 2215K, PSYC 1101

NURS 2011. Nursing Care Lifespan II. 3-17-9 Units.

A continuation course that concentrates on nursing concepts and skills related to the care of multicultural individuals across the lifespan. Addresses relevant well-defined health alterations. Requires clinical applications using evidence-based practice in a variety of health care, community based, and simulated settings. (Career course)(F)
Prerequisites: NURS 1111, NURS 1112, NURS 1113, NURS 1114, BIOL 2215K.

NURS 2012. Nursing Care Lifespan III. 3-17-9 Units.

A culmination course that concentrates on nursing concepts and skills related to the care of multicultural individuals across the lifespan. Addresses complex well-defined health alterations. Involves team management of patients and health care workers. Requires clinical applications using evidence-based practice in a variety of health care, community based, and simulated settings. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: NURS 1111, NURS 1112, NURS 1113, NURS 1114, NURS 2011, BIOL 2215K, and all general education courses.
Corequisites: NURS 2013.

NURS 2013. Nursing Issues. 2-0-2 Units.

Discusses current issues in nursing, prepares students for the NCLEX-RN exam, and facilitates the transition from student to health care professional. Satisfies the computer literacy requirement. (Career Course)(S)
Prerequisites: NURS 2011 and all general education courses.
Corequisites: NURS 2012.

NURS 3000. Health Assessment. 2-2-3 Units.

A study of theory and skills needed to holistically assess the health of individuals across the life span. An introduction to a comprehensive assessment of groups/communities is included. This course includes 2 hours of lab practice.(S, M)
Prerequisites: RN licensure or permission of instructor.

NURS 3001. RN-BSN Nursing Examination. 0-0-19 Units.

19 hours of credit granted upon successful completion of NURS 4000.

NURS 3100. Perspectives on USA Health Sys. 3-0-3 Units.

This multi-disciplinary course focuses on nursing, business, and social perspectives of the American health care system. Issues related to safety and quality, access, finance, and politics will be emphasized.(F)
Corequisites: NURS 3000, NURS 4000.

NURS 4000. Evidenced-based Practice. 3-0-3 Units.

This course focuses on the understanding and use of nursing theory, nursing research, and evidence-based practices in clinical decision making regarding care of individuals, groups, and communities.(F)
Corequisites: NURS 3000, NURS 3100.

NURS 4100. Mgmt/Leadership-Groups/Comm. 3-9-6 Units.

A study of leadership/management theory and skills needed to effectively deliver safe and client-centered nursing care in a variety of settings including acute care, community health care, and international health care settings. This course includes clinical experience in leadership and community health arenas.(S)
Prerequisites: NURS 3000, NURS 3100, NURS 4000.
Corequisites: NURS 4200.

NURS 4200. Nursing Capstone. 3-0-3 Units.

A course designed to allow students to explore, discuss and begin to resolve issues in professional nursing and health care. In this course, students will complete a senior thesis project.(S)
Corequisites: NURS 4100.