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EASTERN IDAHO TECHNICAL COLLEGE_ ___________________________________________________________ 2015-2016
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NRS 115 Fundamentals of Nursing I
4 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. FA/SP
Corequisite: NRS 107
NRS 116 Fundamentals of Nursing II
4 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. FA/SP
Prerequisite: NRS 115
NRS 117 Essential Fundamentals of Nursing
4 credits
This course provides didactic instruction of foundational nursing
concepts, skills, and basic IV therapy that are required for
licensure as a practical nurse and employment in a variety of
healthcare settings. Students will develop competencies
necessary to practice in a safe, ethical, and legal manner.
Communication, critical thinking, and nursing process are
emphasized. Students will display competence via written exams
including textbook exams and ATI Fundamental exam. FA
NRS 117L Essential Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
2 credits
This course provides the laboratory practice of foundational
nursing concepts, skills, and basic IV therapy taught in NRS 117.
Opportunities for practice are provided in the skills laboratory,
including guided simulation exercises with required skills return
demonstration. Independent ATI skills module completion and
laboratory practice time are required each week. Students are
required to demonstrate competence through rigorous skill pass
offs in preparation for clinical practice in a variety of healthcare
settings as a licensed practical nurse. FA
NRS 143 Foundations of Medical Surgical Nursing I
5 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. FA/SP
Corequisite: NRS 115
NRS 144 Foundations of Mental Health Nursing
3 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. FA
NRS 207 Introduction to Maternal/Child Nursing
4 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 of the child are
incorporated. Clinical experience occurs in the maternal/
newborn nursing setting.
Clinical experience occurs in the maternal/ newborn nursing
setting. SP
Corequisites: NRS 115, NRS 143
NRS 208 Leadership
3 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. FA/SU
Prerequisite: NRS 143
NRS 230 Leadership for the Practical Nurse
2 credits
This course prepares the Practical Nurse in understanding of
professional responsibilities, leadership roles and styles, and
in coordinating and managing patient care. Students develop
competence in various leadership disciplines including effec-
tive communication, interpersonal relations, self-awareness,
and organizational skills. Students gain knowledge necessary to
complete a basic professional portfolio that will prepare them
for employment in a variety of healthcare settings as a Practical
Nurse. Students complete a leadership project that encompasses
knowledge and skills gained throughout the course. Students are
also required to display competence through written exams and
papers utilizing current evidence base practice.
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