Majors, Minors & Degrees:
This course focuses on the provision of nursing care of individuals with acute and chronic mental health disturbances including family dynamics and societal implications. Includes clinical experiences in various behavioral health settings. Two hours theory; one hour clinical.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 2180 Health Assessment for Traditional BSN Students, NURS 2110 Pharmacology II, and NURS 2350 Medical Surgical II with grades of "C" or better.
This course is designed for first level students who have completed basic anatomy and physiology courses successfully. It contains the theories and skills necessary to collect a comprehensive health history as a holistic approach. Health History includes the interview with clients, psychosocial assessment, nutritional assessment, and assessment of sleep-wakefulness patterns. This course will introduce the student to assessment techniques such as inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation. Following the completion of this course the student will be able to perform a complete physical assessment starting from general assessment, to “head to toe” assessment.
The course is offered during an 8-week period, which includes two hours theory and 1 hour laboratory.
Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Traditional BSN program and completion of NURS 2000 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice with a 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 Traditional BSN Students with grades of "C" or better.
This course focuses on providing patient-centered nursing care to the individual in chronic and acute stages of illness with an emphasis on optimization of health status, personal adaptation, and health care beliefs. Students will develop clinical reasoning skills through class and clinical experiences. Clinical includes engagement of the individual in acute care settings. Disorders of the cardiovascular, peripheral vascular, hematologic, oncologic, respiratory, immunologic, musculoskeletal,endocrine, gastric, renal and neurologic systems will be included. The course is offered during a 16 week period, which includes theory and clinical experiences.
Prerequisite(s): NURS 2110 Pharmacology II and NURS 2200 Medical-Surgical I with grades of "C" or better.