Majors, Minors & Degrees:
This course is designed to provide nursing students with the skills and knowledge to care competently and safely for the critically ill patient. The course focuses on the application of quality nursing care according to priorities. Fundamental information about the nursing process of patients in the critical care setting is used as an approach of providing holistic patient care. The course includes two hours theory and two hours clinical experiences.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 2600 Medical-Surgical III, NURS 2110 Pharmacology II, and NURS 3340 Health Care Ethics with grades of "C" or better.
This course is focused on the provision of general nursing care of the individual with an emphasis on unique needs of the geriatric and rural populations. Clinical experiences will include care for the client across the lifespan in rural settings and care of the geriatric populations in various settings. The course is offered during an 8-week period, which includes two hours theory and two hours clinical experiences.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 2350 Medical Surgical II with grade of "C" or better.
A continuation of evidence based pharmacotherapeutic aspects of nursing care. Emphasis is on principles of safe administration of medications and common uses for major medication classifications. Ethical and cultural considerations across the life span are considered for each medication classification. Includes content and in-class learning activities with intravenous fluids, blood administration and parental nutrition.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 2000 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice, NURS 2100 Pharmacology I, and NURS 2180 Health Assessment for Pre-Licensure Students with grades of "C" or better.
This introduction to the study of ethics uses primary sources for the analysis of present day ethical dilemmas in health care. The course examines some of the prominent moral principles and systems of the western tradition from Aristotle to the present and how those principles are applied to issues in health care ethics.
Course is over 8-week period.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to BSN program, IDS 1010/IDS 1011 Archway Seminar, and junior standing.