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NURS 202 Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

Prerequisite: BIO 152, CHE 101, and 100-level Psychology course. Clinical calculation exam and clinical clearance required. Registration restricted to Nursing majors only.

Course Description: This course focuses on the foundations of nursing practice. Fundamental principles related to cognitive, affective, and psychomotor domains will be discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. Concepts of health assessment, health promotion, nursing process, teaching and learning, and documentation in the medical record will be discussed. Evidence-based practice will be introduced and used as a basis to practice therapeutic interventions. Principles and practices of safety, competency in clinical calculation in nursing practice, critical thinking, and culturally competent nursing care will be emphasized. Students will perform therapeutics nursing interventions basic to nursing in supervised college laboratory and agency settings.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall and Spring.

4 credits

Prerequisites

CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

Corequisites

NURS 202D, NURS 212

NURS 202D Recitation for Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

Course Description: Recitation to accompany Fundamentals of Nursing Practice.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall and Spring.

0 credits

Corequisites

NURS 202

NURS 212 Professional and Therapeutic Communication

Prerequisite: 100-level Psychology course. Registration restricted to Nursing majors only.

Course Description: This course focuses on the development and application of professional and therapeutic communication skills needed to be an effective professional nurse. Emphasis will be placed on learning and using communication skills to facilitate inter professional and intra professional communication and collaboration. Skill in values clarification, team building, conflict management, and one to one relationship building will be emphasized. The management of information using technology and patient data bases will be introduced. Concepts of culture impacting communication values, styles, and practices will be examined.

Course Rotation: PL: Fall and Spring.

3 credits

Corequisites

NURS 202

NURS 250 Gerontological Nursing

Students must fulfill the required prerequisites and complete a 100-level Psychology course with a minimum passing grade of D-. Clinical calculation exam and clinical clearance required. Registration restricted to Nursing majors only.

Course Description: This course focuses on the care of the older adult. Concepts of healthy aging, health promotion and disease prevention, safety, growth and development, independence, and loss are discussed among other vital issues effecting aging adults. The student will conduct developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive assessment and interventions. The role of the nurse in managing common geriatric syndromes, medications, transitions between care environments, and end-of-life and palliative care issues are emphasized. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of gerontological settings.

Course Rotation: PL: Spring and Summer.

4 credits

Prerequisites

BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C) and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

Corequisites

NURS 250D, NURS 258

NURS 250D Recitation for Level 2 Nursing

Course Description: Recitation to accompany level two nursing courses (all level two nursing students must register for this course, reviews and exams will be given during this time).

Course Rotation: PL: Spring and Summer.

0 credits

NURS 258 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

Clinical calculation exam and clinical clearance required. Restricted to Nursing majors in the four year bachelor and the combined degree programs only.

Course Description:This course focuses on nursing care of patients with psychiatric mental health illness including all of major diagnostic categories that affect children and adults. The student will use the nursing process to provide culturally competent care to patients with acute and long-term psychiatric conditions. Concepts related to mental health and mental illness will be examined from neurobiological, intrapsychic , interpersonal, and psychosocial theories. Evidence based practice strategies will be considered in the provision of comprehensive care to patients. Students will have the opportunity to practice in a variety of psychiatric and mental health settings.

Course Rotation" PLV:Spring

4 credits

Prerequisites

NURS 110 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 202 Minimum Grade of C+ and NURS 212 Minimum Grade of C+ and BIO 152 Minimum Grade of C and BIO 153 Minimum Grade of C and ( BIO 264 Minimum Grade of C or BIO 254 Minimum Grade of C) and CHE 101 Minimum Grade of C and ( PSY 110 Minimum Grade of D and PSY 111 Minimum Grade of D) or PSY 112 Minimum Grade of D

Corequisites

NURS 250

NURS 298 Evidence-Based Practice and Nursing Research

Course Description : This course is an introduction to evidence based practice and nursing research. The student will learn both how to search for the evidence that is available to guide practice, and to critically appraise that evidence. The student will develop a focused clinical question, find the research evidence to answer that question, and evaluate it in relation to its readiness for translation into practice. In this course the student will learn the research process and how to appraise the level and quality of the evidence.

Course Rotation : PLV: Fall; Spring

3 credits

Prerequisites

MAT 134 Minimum Grade of D or MAT 141 Minimum Grade of D or PSY 205 Minimum Grade of D or MAT 117 Minimum Grade of D