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Nursing (NRS) Courses

NRS 107 - Introduction to Pharmacology

(3.00 credits)

This course is designed to introduce pharmacology and presents common drugs used in each drug classification module, including drug actions, uses, adverse reactions, drug interactions, nursing implications and patient teaching. It will also include a math review and dosage calculations.

NRS 115 - Fundamentals of Nursing I

(4.00 credits)

This course provides didactic and laboratory practice of basic nursing concepts and skills that are required for licensure as a practical nurse and employment in a variety of healthcare settings. Communication, critical thinking, and nursing process are emphasized. Students demonstrate a variety of skill sets in preparation for clinical application. Students will display competence via written tests, simulated skills demonstrations as well as clinical practice. Opportunities for practice are provided in the skills laboratory, including guided simulation exercises with required skills return demonstration. Independent skills module completion and laboratory practice time are required each week.

NRS 116 - Fundamentals of Nursing II

(4.00 credits)

This course is a continuation of NRS 115 Fundamentals of Nursing I, and includes intravenous therapy instruction which follows the developed state curriculum for IV therapy. This course provides didactic and laboratory practice of more advanced nursing concepts and skills that are required for licensure as a practical nurse and employment in a variety of health care settings. The student will display competence via written tests, simulated skills demonstration and clinical practice. Opportunities for practice are provided in the laboratory situation with required skills return demonstration. Independent skills module completion and laboratory practice time are required each week.

NRS 143 - Foundations of Medical Surgical Nursing I

(5.00 credits)

Medical and/or surgical conditions and the related nursing care are presented in the following areas: fluid and electrolytes, acid base balance, infections, shock, pain, cancer, surgery, diabetes mellitus, immune disorders, respiratory disorders, gastrointestinal disorders, integumentary disorders, blood and lymph disorders, introduction to cardiovascular disorders and emergent conditions. Students participate in clinical lab simulation. Clinical experience occurs in a variety of health care settings throughout the community. Students provide care to patients of all age groups.

NRS 144 - Foundations of Mental Health Nursing

(3.00 credits)

This course will stress basic psychiatric diagnoses, history of mental health, coping mechanisms, treatment modalities, defense mechanisms, psychiatric medications and their side effects. This course will also teach therapeutic communication and building therapeutic relationships. Clinical experience occurs primarily in an inpatient psychiatric care facility.

NRS 207 - Introduction to Maternal/Child Nursing

(4.00 credits)

This course considers the special needs and nursing care of the maternity patient, fetus, and the newborn. Medical and /or surgical conditions of the pediatric patient and the accompanying family dynamics are also presented with emphasis on preventive medicine. Principles of growth and development from the prenatal period through adolescence are incorporated. Clinical experience occurs in the maternal/ newborn nursing setting.

NRS 208 - Leadership

(3.00 credits)

This course is the developed state curriculum for LPN Management. The student will display mastery via paper and pencil test, simulated skills demonstration, and clinical practice knowledge of nursing care delivery systems particularly long-term care. The student will describe and demonstrate principles of professionalism, primary functions of supervision/management, effective communication skills, and principles of self-awareness.

NRS 243 - Foundations of Medical Surgical Nursing II

(5.00 credits)

Medical and surgical conditions and the related nursing care are presented in the following areas: cardiac, urinary, endocrine, reproductive, musculoskeletal, neurological, sensory, and sensory systems. Review of other systems taught as needed. Clinical experience occurs in a variety of health care settings throughout the community. Students provide care to patients of all age groups.



 

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