Nursing, Generic Undergraduate (NUR)

NUR1020  NURSING PROCESS I  (3.00 Credits)

This is a theoretical course for the beginning nursing student. Nursing Process I provides the student with the fundamentals of nursing, including such basic skills as health assessment, legal aspects of nursing practice, communication and documentation technique, asepsis, the nursing process, caring for patients having special procedures or specimen collection, and the role of the nurse as a member of the health care team. This course also includes explanation of specific physiological and psychological human needs as hygiene, safety, sleep and rest, sensory, grief and loss, self-concept and the nurse's role in assisting a person to meet these needs, while sensitive to cultural diversity, human dignity, and development progression.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
NUR1020L  NURSING PROCESS I CLINICAL LAB  (2.00 Credits)

A clinical course for the beginning nursing student. Initially skills are learned in simulation lab and then the student is introduced to direct patient care in an inpatient setting. The emphasis is on care of the adult experiencing medical/surgical situations. The focus is practical application and transference of the theoretical concepts covered in Nursing Process I.

Total Contact Hrs: 112.00
Clinical Hrs: 112.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $81.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Pre or Corequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and MTB1370 (minimum grade: S) and NUR1020 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Pre or Corequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and MTB1370 (minimum grade: S) and NUR1020 (minimum grade: C)
NUR1210  NURSING PROCESS II  (3.00 Credits)

The second in a series of theoretical courses for the beginning nursing students. This course builds on previously learned concepts and introduces more sophisticated nursing interventions related to medication and blood administration, care of patients experiencing alterations in the basic needs of nutrition, elimination, comfort, fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, oxygenation, mobility, and asepsis, and care of the surgical patient, aging patient, and patient with knowledge deficits.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
NUR1210L  NURSING PROCESS II CLINICAL LAB  (2.00 Credits)

The second in a series of clinical courses building on previously learned concepts while incorporating more sophisticated nursing interventions related to medication administration, care of patients experiencing alterations in the basic needs of nutrition, elimination, comfort, fluid and electrolyte balance, oxygenation, mobility, asepsis, and care of the surgical patient. Course activities focus on nursing care of the adult patient experiencing medical/surgical situations.

Total Contact Hrs: 112.00
Clinical Hrs: 112.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $76.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: MTB1370 (minimum grade: S) and NUR1020 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1020L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1210 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: MTB1370 (minimum grade: S) and NUR1020 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1020L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1210 (minimum grade: C)
NUR1220  HEALTH ALTERATIONS I  (3.00 Credits)

Health Alterations I is a course designed to provide the student with knowledge of alterations of ingestion, digestion, metabolism, and elimination throughout the life cycle. The major focus is directed at meeting the health care needs of the adult and pediatric patient through utilization of the nursing process. The student will be expected to integrate principles of anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of the digestive and genito urinary systems into the nursing process. Components of pharmacology and nutrition will be included in this course. Consideration will also be given to the psychosocial aspects of the wellness/illness continuum.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1210 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1210L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1220L (minimum grade: S)
  • Option 2 - Prerequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and MTB1370 (minimum grade: S) and NUR2000 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2000L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1220L (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1210 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1210L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1220L (minimum grade: S)
  • Option 2 - Prerequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and MTB1370 (minimum grade: S) and NUR2000 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2000L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1220L (minimum grade: C)
NUR1220L  HEALTH ALTERATIONS I CLINICAL LAB  (2.00 Credits)

Health Alterations I Clinical Lab is a course designed to provide the student with the opportunity to utilize the nursing process in the care of patients with alterations of ingestion, digestion, metabolism, and elimination throughout the life cycle. The student will be expected to correlate theoretical knowledge and scientific principles with clinical situations, observational experiences, written assignments and performance exams may be included in this course.

Total Contact Hrs: 112.00
Clinical Hrs: 112.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $53.00
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1210 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1210L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C)
  • Option 2 - Prerequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2000 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2000L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1210 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1210L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C)
  • Option 2 - Prerequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2000 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2000L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C)
NUR1304L  TRANSITION PEDIATRIC NURSING CLINIC LAB  (1.00 Credits)

This clinical course provides the LPN student with an understanding of growth and development through the stages of childhood and the application of the nursing process through these stages.

Total Contact Hrs: 56.00
Clinical Hrs: 56.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $49.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1310 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1310 (minimum grade: C)
NUR1310  PEDIATRIC NURSING  (3.00 Credits)

This pediatric course is designed to provide an understanding of the nursing care of children from birth through adolescence including health promotion, disease prevention, illness management, and health restoration. The major focus of this course is directed at utilizing the nursing process in providing nursing care to the pediatric client, family, and community.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
Complete all the courses in the following option:
NUR1310L  PEDIATRIC NURSING LAB  (2.00 Credits)

This clinical course provides the student with an understanding of growth and development through the stages of childhood and the application of the nursing process to these stages.

Total Contact Hrs: 112.00
Clinical Hrs: 112.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $56.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Corequisite: NUR1310 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Corequisite: NUR1310 (minimum grade: C)
NUR1400L  TR HLTHCARE OF WOMEN CLINICAL LAB  (1.00 Credits)

This clinical course is for the LPN student and will enable students to apply the nursing process in providing nursing care to the maternity patient, her family, and the fetus/newborn during antepartal, intrapartal and postpartal periods. Consideration is given to the multiple factors which complicate the normal physiological or psychological process of the childbearing period.

Total Contact Hrs: 56.00
Clinical Hrs: 56.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $49.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1421 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1421 (minimum grade: C)
NUR1421  HEALTH CARE OF WOMEN  (3.00 Credits)

Health Care of Women is a course designed to provide the student with the knowledge of the reproductive system and health care needs of women throughout the life cycle. The major focus is directed to the childbearing portion of the life cycle. The student is expected to utilize the nursing process in providing nursing care to the maternity patient, her family, and the fetus/new born during antepartal, intrapartal and postpartal periods. Consideration is given to the multiple factors which complicate the normal physiological or psychological process of the childbearing period.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1421L (minimum grade: S)
  • Option 2 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1400L (minimum grade: S)
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1421L (minimum grade: S)
  • Option 2 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1400L (minimum grade: S)
NUR1421L  HEALTH CARE OF WOMEN CLINICAL LABORATORY  (2.00 Credits)

Health Care of Women is a clinical course designed to provide the student with the knowledge of the reproductive system and health care needs of women throughout the life cycle. The major focus is directed to the childbearing portion of the life cycle. The student is expected to utilize the nursing process in providing nursing care to the maternity patient, her family, and the fetus/ newborn during antepartal, intrapartal and postpartel periods. Consideration is given to the multiple factors which complicate the normal physiological or psychological process of the childbearing period.

Total Contact Hrs: 112.00
Clinical Hrs: 112.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $55.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1421 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1421 (minimum grade: C)
NUR1500L  TRANSITION PSYCHIATRIC NURSING CLINICAL LAB  (1.00 Credits)

This clinical course provides the LPN student with a definition and understanding of the psychiatric patient. The nursing process is utilized to present pathological condition. Therapeutic modalities are included.

Total Contact Hrs: 56.00
Clinical Hrs: 56.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $49.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1520 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1520 (minimum grade: C)
NUR1520  NURSING CARE OF THE PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT  (3.00 Credits)

This course provides the student with a definition and understanding of psychiatric nursing. The nursing process is utilized to present pathological conditions. Therapeutic interventions are included.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
NUR1520L  NURSING CARE OF THE PSYCHIATRIC PATIENT CL LAB  (2.00 Credits)

This clinical course provides the student with a definition and understanding of the psychiatric nursing. The nursing process is utilized to present pathological conditions. Therapeutic modalities are included.

Total Contact Hrs: 112.00
Clinical Hrs: 112.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $53.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1520 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR1220 (minimum grade: C) and NUR1220L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR1520 (minimum grade: C)
NUR2000  TRANSITION NURSING I  (2.00 Credits)

Transition to Nursing Process I or NUR2000 is a 2 semester hours course which is a theoretical course designed to introduce the student to the basic elements of the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum. Nursing Transition I provides the licensed practical nurse with the fundamental skills and knowledge of the Registered Nurse role including nursing process, health assessment, legalities, basic communication skills, and an understanding of the needs of the medical surgical patient. This course builds on previously learned concepts and introduces more sophisticated nursing interventions related to medication and blood administration; care of patients experiencing alterations in the basic needs of fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, oxygenation, aging patient, and patient with knowledge deficits. Pre-requisite: Licensed Practical Nurse - Completion of a Licensed Practical Nurse Program and successfully pass the PN-NCLEX Examination with active licensure.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lecture Hrs: 32.00
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
NUR2000L  TRANSITION NURSING I CLINICAL LAB  (2.00 Credits)

The student shall be responsible for providing care of a selected group of patients, being aware of legal and ethical issues pertinent to their care and effecting change as necessary. It will be essential for the student to examine his/her own values and methods of communication in attempting to problem-solve patient situations. Observational experiences, written assignments, and performance exams may be included in this course.

Total Contact Hrs: 112.00
Clinical Hrs: 112.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $49.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: BSC2086 (minimum grade: C) and BSC2086L (minimum grade: C) and ENC1101 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and MTB1370 (minimum grade: S) and NUR2000 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: BSC2086 (minimum grade: C) and BSC2086L (minimum grade: C) and ENC1101 (minimum grade: C), Pre or Corequisite: HSC1149 (minimum grade: C) and MTB1370 (minimum grade: S) and NUR2000 (minimum grade: C)
NUR2221  HEALTH ALTERATIONS II  (3.00 Credits)

This course will continue to build on previously learned concepts related to the care of the medical surgical patient. The student focus and responsibility will be the practice-oriented, person-centered collaborative care of the medical surgical patients, with alterations in mobility, skin integrity, and/or neurological and sensory functioning. Prevention, rehabilitation, and evidence-based considerations, factors that contribute to or threatened health, honor diversity, ethical and informed decision making, and human dignity are emphasized.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
NUR2221L  HEALTH ALTERATIONS II CLINICAL LAB  (2.00 Credits)

In this course the student will be responsible for applying the nursing process to assigned patients with alterations in mobility, skin integrity and neurological functions. This experience will require both clinical and written assignments. Evaluation will be based on their application of the nursing process to assigned patients.

Total Contact Hrs: 112.00
Clinical Hrs: 112.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $62.00
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
Complete all the courses in one of the following options:
NUR2222  HEALTH ALTERATIONS III  (3.00 Credits)

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge necessary to implement the nursing process on patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunction throughout the life cycle. The focus is the pathophysiology, common medical, diagnostic and treatment modes, nursing assessments and interventions necessary to treat those patients. The students will be responsible for reviewing anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pediatric and psychiatric principles as they apply to this course.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR2221 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2221L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR2222L (minimum grade: S)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR2221 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2221L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR2222L (minimum grade: S)
NUR2222L  HEALTH ALTERATIONS III CLINICAL LAB  (2.00 Credits)

In this course the student will be responsible for applying the nursing process to assigned patients with alterations in cardiopulmonary functioning. This experience will require both clinical and written assignments. Evaluation will be based on the application of the nursing process to assigned patients.

Total Contact Hrs: 112.00
Clinical Hrs: 112.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $53.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR2221 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2221L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR2222 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR2221 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2221L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR2222 (minimum grade: C)
NUR2801  TRANSITION NURSING IV  (3.00 Credits)

This theoretical is designed for the advanced nursing student. This course will provide the knowledge necessary to function as an effective member of the healthcare team in the role of the graduate nurse at the Associate degree level. The focus is directed toward implementation of one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical, legal practices, and evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence based best practices such as caring, advocacy, and safe quality care for a diverse group of patients within a family and community context including emergency preparedness.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR2222 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2222L (minimum grade: S)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR2222 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2222L (minimum grade: S)
NUR2801L  TRANSITION NURSING IV CLINICAL LAB  (2.00 Credits)

The clinical focus of this course highlights the role of the registered nurse at the Associate Degree level of functioning as an effective member of the health care team in acute health care team in acute health care settings; ethical, holistic, and professional responsibilities of the registered nurse in roles as coordinator and manager of care. Grounded in the core values of caring and ethical decision-making, the student demonstrates a commitment to participate in a person-centered manner that includes diversity, continuous growth, and pursuit of excellence, advocacy, and integrity. The student uses evidence-based practice and a patient-centered approach to support optimal health outcomes: and with guidance the student assists in the conscientious, safe coordination of patient care.

Total Contact Hrs: 112.00
Clinical Hrs: 112.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $360.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR2222 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2222L (minimum grade: S), Corequisite: NUR2811 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR2222 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2222L (minimum grade: S), Corequisite: NUR2811 (minimum grade: C)
NUR2811  TRENDS, PRACTICES, AND ROLES  (3.00 Credits)

This course is designed to provide the knowledge necessary to move from the role of a student to that of a graduate nurse. The focus is directed toward the legal, ethical and professional responsibilities of the nurse in managerial and coordinating roles.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR2222 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2222L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR2811L (minimum grade: S)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR2222 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2222L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR2811L (minimum grade: S)
NUR2811L  TRENDS, PRACTICES, AND ROLES CLINICAL LAB  (2.00 Credits)

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge necessary to implement the nursing process on patients with cardiopulmonary dysfunctions throughout the life cycle. The focus is the pathophysiology, common medical, diagnostic and treatment modes, nursing assessments and interventions necessary to treat those patients. The students will be responsible for reviewing anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, pediatric and psychiatric principles as they apply to this course.

Total Contact Hrs: 112.00
Clinical Hrs: 112.00
Fees: EDU/ACCIDENT INSURANCE $4.75, LIABILITY INSURANCE $8.15, LABORATORY FEE $360.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR2222 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2222L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR2811 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR2222 (minimum grade: C) and NUR2222L (minimum grade: S), Pre or Corequisite: NUR2811 (minimum grade: C)
NUR3069  ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT  (2.00 Credits)

Advanced health assessment addresses the totality of the client including the spiritual aspects of health, disease/disability, and the individual client's perceptions of the health/illness spectrum. The determination of the health/illness status of the client within the context of the client's socio-cultural values is essential in providing the framework for planning, implementing, communicating, and evaluating the outcomes of care. This course provides the knowledge, skills, interviewing and interactive techniques needed to obtain and communicate a systematic, culturally- appropriate, comprehensive health history and physical examination. Departmental approval is required for all students to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lecture Hrs: 32.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Corequisite: NUR3069L (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Corequisite: NUR3069L (minimum grade: C)
NUR3069L  ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT LAB  (1.00 Credits)

The Advanced health Care Assessment addresses the totality of the client including the spiritual aspects of health, disease/ disability, and the individual client's perceptions of the health/illness spectrum. The determination of the health/illness status of the client within the context of the client's socio-cultural values is essential in providing the framework for planning, implementing, communicating, and evaluating the outcomes of care. This laboratory course provides the knowledge, skills, interviewing and interactive techniques needed to obtain and communicate a systematic, culturally-appropriate, comprehensive health history and physical examination. Departmental approval is required to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lab Hrs: 48.00
Fees: LABORATORY FEE $100.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Corequisite: NUR3069 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Corequisite: NUR3069 (minimum grade: C)
NUR3119  NURSING CONCEPTS AND THEORIES  (3.00 Credits)

The profession of nursing is the culmination of concepts and theories. Concepts and theories are the body of knowledge used to support nursing practice. Nursing recognizes that socialization into a discipline is guided by theories' use of language, identification of concepts and definition of relationships, structured ideas and facilitation of disciplined inquiry, practice and communication, as well as predicting outcomes of nursing practice. The Nursing Concepts and Theories course will explore the major constructs, theories, and models that form the foundation of nursing. The course will also investigate the history and evolution of nursing leaders, evolving issues, concepts, and theories, and their application to nursing practice. Departmental approval is required to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3069 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3069L (minimum grade: C) and NUR3805 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4128 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3069 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3069L (minimum grade: C) and NUR3805 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4128 (minimum grade: C)
NUR3167  NURSE AS A SCHOLAR  (3.00 Credits)

Present aspects of scholarship that support the values of the nursing profession committed to both social relevance and scientific advancement. The practice of nursing derives knowledge from a wide array of other fields and disciplines adapting and applying this knowledge as appropriate to professional practice. This course examines these interrelationships and allows the nurse to utilize scholarly evidence to design and implement nursing care that is high-quality and cost effective to address issues important to the profession of nursing to question assumptions, and to utilize clinical reasoning and judgment. Departmental approval is required to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3069 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3069L (minimum grade: C) and NUR3805 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4128 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3069 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3069L (minimum grade: C) and NUR3805 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4128 (minimum grade: C)
NUR3678  NURSING CARE OF VULNERABLE POPULATIONS  (3.00 Credits)

Caring for the vulnerable is imperative for the compassionate, caring, effective and competent nurse. This course focuses on health issues affecting at-risk and vulnerable populations and how nurses can advocate reducing disparities in health care systems and health care delivery. The course emphasizes the interrelationships of socio-cultural and public health care systems. Barriers to the navigation and utilization of health care systems are explored as related to the economical, legal, political and cultural aspects of health protection and health maintenance. Departmental approval is required to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
NUR3805  NURSING, ROLES, DIMENSIONS, AND PERSPECTIVES  (3.00 Credits)

The discipline of Nursing has been identified as having the potential for making a major impact on the transformation of health care delivery to a safer, quality, and more cost effective system, thus improving healthcare outcomes across populations. This course facilitates the transition of the Registered Nurse with an Associate Degree in Nursing or diploma to the role of the BSN graduate. It encompasses the history, evaluation, ethical imperatives, trends and issues impacting the nursing profession in evolving and global health delivery environments. It explores the responsibilities and values of the nursing profession, communication theories and techniques, teaching learning concepts, critical thinking and clinical reasoning and judgment. Departmental approval is required for students to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
NUR4128  PATHOPHYSIOLOGY/PHARMACOLOGY  (3.00 Credits)

This course provides the student with the basic understanding of pathophysiology related to human illness and pharmacotherapy related to the application of drugs for the purpose of disease prevention and treatment, within a systems framework. Emphasis is placed on biological theories and principles that provide a basis for understanding pathophysiology as an alteration in the normal physiology functioning of subsystems from conception to end of life and the chemical agents that are capable of producing biologic responses within the body. The course uses critical thinking processes to analyze diverse client presentations of selected illness for symptomatology, pathophysiology, and health care implications. Departmental approval is required for enrollment.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
NUR4165  NURSING RESEARCH  (3.00 Credits)

This course explores the research process and allows the student to apply research methods relevant to nursing and nursing practice. Emphasis is placed in the legal, ethical, socio-cultural, economic and political implications of research in nursing and health care. Evidence-based practice is emphasized in guiding nursing practice. Departmental approval is required to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3069 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3069L (minimum grade: C) and NUR3805 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4128 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3069 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3069L (minimum grade: C) and NUR3805 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4128 (minimum grade: C)
NUR4195  END OF LIFE PALLIATIVE CARE  (3.00 Credits)

This course is designed to recognize death as the last stage of human growth and development. With a focus on the physical, emotional, psychosocial, spiritual, and cultural considerations at the end-of-life, the student will explore ethical and legal issues to enhance their skills and knowledge when working with patients and families at the end-of-life. Departmental approval is required to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 80.00
Lecture Hrs: 32.00
Clinical Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Prerequisite: NUR3119 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Prerequisite: NUR3119 (minimum grade: C)
NUR4284  DYNAMICS AND CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN AGING  (3.00 Credits)

The aging population will affect the skills and services the healthcare workforce must be equipped to provide and the settings in which the care is provided. This course will provide an in-depth understanding of the concepts in normal aging, issues related to the client in communities, and health care issues confronted by the elderly. The impact of the elderly on society, end-of-life issues, the application of current theories and evidence of elderly, and available and potential health care systems and services are explored.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3069 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3069L (minimum grade: C) and NUR3805 (minimum grade: C) and STA2023 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3069 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3069L (minimum grade: C) and NUR3805 (minimum grade: C) and STA2023 (minimum grade: C)
NUR4636  COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING  (3.00 Credits)

The community based nurse cares for clients from many diverse cultures and must be prepared to give quality, effective, and culturally competent health care in a variety of settings and specialties. This course focuses on the role of the nurse in the community and emphasizes concepts and theories related to community health nursing. Community nursing addresses cultural, social, and epidemiological factors relative to health and illness, health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan and families of diverse populations. Departmental approval is required to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3119 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3167 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4165 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3119 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3167 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4165 (minimum grade: C)
NUR4636L  COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM  (2.00 Credits)

This course presents clinical concepts of community health nursing focusing on the community as client and the multiple determinants of health in community health settings. The learner will participate in selected community based clinical activities and various community agencies as an interdisciplinary provider,designer and manager in the process to provide competent care, promote health protection, provide assistance with health maintenance and health restoration to a diverse population within the community. Departmental approval is required to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 96.00
Clinical Hrs: 96.00
Fees: LABORATORY FEE $100.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3119 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3167 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4165 (minimum grade: C), Corequisite: NUR4636 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3119 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3167 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4165 (minimum grade: C), Corequisite: NUR4636 (minimum grade: C)
NUR4667  NURSING PERSPECTIVES AND GLOBAL TRENDS  (3.00 Credits)

This course examines the knowledge and skills of baccalaureate nursing students' perspectives on global health trends. This information helps to facilitate the awareness and knowledge of increased globalization affecting health care and its delivery. The incorporation of ethical considerations and cultural sensitivity into nursing practice has become a greater need as a result of an increasingly diverse, multicultural, globally oriented world. Information covering the overall socio- political and economical health care environment changes occurring in the 21st century health care system is addressed. Departmental approval is required to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3119 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3167 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3119 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3167 (minimum grade: C)
NUR4826  ETHICAL AND LEGAL ASPECTS OF NURSING  (3.00 Credits)

This course focuses on the ethical and legal aspects of nursing; exploring ethical issues, ethical decision making, and legal accountability in various populations. Departmental approval is required for student to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
NUR4827  PRINCIPLES OF NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT  (3.00 Credits)

This course provides a forum for the examination and discussion of concepts, theories, and principles of leading and managing for the nurse manager to be effective in today's diverse and global health care environment. Grounded in evidence-based, best practices, the ethical, economic, legal and political context of contemporary health systems are examined in terms of role development, interpersonal skills, networking, facilitation of groups, provision of quality care and quality improvement, budgeting and resource allocation. Health care systems, outcomes management, clinical judgment as it pertains to nursing management, and health and safety goals are emphasized across practice settings. Departmental approval is required to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR4636 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4636L (minimum grade: C) and NUR4667 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR4636 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4636L (minimum grade: C) and NUR4667 (minimum grade: C)
NUR4870  NURSING INFORMATICS  (3.00 Credits)

This course is designed to explore the use of informatics in nursing practice and its role in enhancing client care to provide quality patient outcomes. The course provides an overview of various operating systems, hardware, software and network configurations. With a focus on health information systems and the electronic health record;the course also examines issues related to the protection of the privacy,confidentiality and security of information in health care environments and the potential use of social networking tools used to communicate health related information. Departmental approval is required to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 48.00
Lecture Hrs: 48.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3069 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3069L (minimum grade: C) and NUR3805 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4128 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR3069 (minimum grade: C) and NUR3069L (minimum grade: C) and NUR3805 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4128 (minimum grade: C)
NUR4945  NURSING CAPSTONE  (2.00 Credits)

Professional practice of the Registered Nurse focuses on health promotion; risk reduction; direct and indirect care of clients, families, groups, and populations; and providing the human interface between health care systems and the client. Following the completion of all required RN-BSN, general education, state of Florida and program pre-requisite course requirements, the Nursing Capstone requires the student to demonstrate the competencies consistent with program outcomes and to synthesize the knowledge, skills, concepts and theories he/she has attained in a written and approved professional portfolio. Departmental approval is required to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 32.00
Lecture Hrs: 32.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR4636 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4636L (minimum grade: C) and NUR4667 (minimum grade: C), Corequisite: NUR4945L (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR4636 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4636L (minimum grade: C) and NUR4667 (minimum grade: C), Corequisite: NUR4945L (minimum grade: C)
NUR4945L  NURSING CAPSTONE PRACTICUM  (2.00 Credits)

Professional practice of the Registered Nurse focuses on health promotion; risk reduction; direct and indirect care of clients, families, groups, and populations; and providing the human interface between health care systems and the client. Following the completion of all required RN-BSN, general education, state of Florida and program pre-requisite course requirements, the Nursing Capstone Practicum requires the student to demonstrate the competencies consistent with program outcomes. Departmental approval is required to enroll.

Total Contact Hrs: 96.00
Clinical Hrs: 96.00
Fees: LABORATORY FEE $12.00
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR4636 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4636L (minimum grade: C) and NUR4667 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4827 (minimum grade: C), Corequisite: NUR4945 (minimum grade: C)
Complete all the courses in the following option:
  • Option 1 - Prerequisite: NUR4636 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4636L (minimum grade: C) and NUR4667 (minimum grade: C) and NUR4827 (minimum grade: C), Corequisite: NUR4945 (minimum grade: C)