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First Semester 

NUR 103 Fundamentals of Nursing

This course provides students with foundations to the art and science of nursing.  Students are introduced to the nursing process, basic human needs, basic nursing care of the adult client.  This course includes lecture, lab, clinical, and simulation.

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology I, General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, English Composition I, Introduction to Statistics eligible
Co-requisites: NUR 110 Pharmacology 1, NUR 105 Role Development 1, Anatomy & Physiology II

NUR 105 Role Development of the Nurse

This course is designed to introduce the novice nursing student to the role of the nurse.  The nursing student will utilize components of the Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies (NOFNCC) tool kit to gain knowledge and begin skills within the ten areas of nurse competency. 

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology I, General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, English Composition I, must be Introduction to Statistics eligible.
Co-requisites: NUR 110 Pharmacology 1, NUR 105 Role Development 1, Anatomy & Physiology II

NUR 110 Pharmacology for Nursing 1

This online/lab course is an introduction to Pharmacology in Nursing.  Common topics that will be discussed will include names of medications, classification of drugs, indications and contraindications for use, clinical calculations, adverse effects and nursing implications. The course is designed to be taken concurrently with Fundamental Nursing (NUR 103).

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology I, General Psychology, Human Growth and Development, English Composition I, Introduction to Statistics eligible.
Co-requisites: NUR 103 Fundamentals of Nursing, NUR 105 Role Development 1, Anatomy & Physiology II
Note: Admissions to these courses is determined through a selective admissions process. See admissions information for further details.

Second Semester 

NUR 200 Medical-Surgical Nursing I

This course builds upon the framework presented in Foundations of Nursing.  Students focus on therapeutic nursing interventions for the adult client with common health problems.  The course includes lecture, lab, clinical, and simulation. 

Pre-requisites:  NUR 103 Fundamentals of Nursing; NUR 110 Pharmacology for Nursing 1; NUR 105 Role Development 1; Anatomy & Physiology II
Co-requisites: NUR 120 Pharmacology for Nursing 2, NUR 201 Bio-behavioral (mental health) Across the Lifespan; Microbiology (General College)

NUR 120 Pharmacology for Nursing 2

This online course expands upon the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to safely manage client pharmacology within the scope of nursing practice.  The student will apply pharmacology concepts to the management of client cases provided within NUR 200 and NUR 201. 

Pre-requisites:  NUR 103 Fundamentals of Nursing; NUR 110 Pharmacology for Nursing 1, NUR 105 Role Development 1; Anatomy & Physiology II
Co-requisites: NUR 200 Medical-Surgical Nursing I; NUR 201 Bio-behavioral (mental health) Across the Lifespan; Microbiology (General College)

NUR 201 Bio-Behavioral (Mental Health) Across the Lifespan

This course provides students with principles and concepts of mental health, psychopathology, and treatment modalities related to the nursing care of patients and their families. This course includes lecture, clinical, and simulation.

Pre-requisites:  NUR 103 Fundamentals of Nursing; NUR 110 Pharmacology for Nursing 1, NUR 105 Role Development 1; Anatomy & Physiology II
Co-requisites: NUR 200 Med-Surg 1; NUR 120 Pharm 2; NUR 201 Bio-behavioral (mental health) Across the Lifespan; Microbiology (General College)

Third Semester

NUR 202 Maternal Child Nursing

The focus of this course in on the nursing needs of individuals and their families as they relate to childbearing and children.  This course includes lecture, clinical, and simulation.  

Pre-requisites:  NUR 200 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1; NUR 120 Pharmacology for Nursing 2; NUR 201 Bio-behavioral (mental health) Across the Lifespan; Microbiology (General College)
Co-requisites: NUR 230 Pharmacology for Nursing 3; NUR 204 RN Role Development; NUR 205 Community Care Across the Lifespan; Introduction to Statistics (General College); English Composition II (General College)

NUR 203 RN Role Development

This course is designed to differentiate the RN from the LPN as well as other interdisciplinary roles within healthcare.  The nursing student will utilize components of the Nurse of the Future Nursing Core Competencies (NOFNCC) tool kit to further advance skills and attitude within the ten areas of competency for the nurse.

Pre-requisites:  NUR 200 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1; NUR 120 Pharmacology for Nursing 2; NUR 201 Bio-behavioral (mental health) Across the Lifespan; Microbiology (General College)
Co-requisites: NUR 230 Pharmacology for Nursing 3; NUR 202 Maternal Child Nursing; NUR 205 Community Care Across the Lifespan; Introduction to Statistics (General College); English Composition II (General College)

NUR 230 Pharmacology for Nursing 3

This online course expands upon the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to safely manage client pharmacology within the scope of nursing practice. The student will apply pharmacology concepts to the management of client cases provided within NUR 202 and NUR 205.  

Pre-requisites: NUR 200 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1; NUR 120 Pharmacology for Nursing 2; NUR 201 Bio-behavioral (mental health) Across the Lifespan; Microbiology (General College).
Co-Requisites: NUR 202 Maternal Child Nursing; NUR 204 Role of the Nurse 2; NUR 205 Community Care Across the Lifespan; Introduction to Statistics (General College); English Composition II (General College)

NUR 205 Community Care Across the Lifespan

This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to assist culturally diverse populations within the community to achieve an optimum level of wellness. This course includes lecture, clinical, and simulation.

Pre-Requisites: NUR 200 Medical-Surgical Nursing 1; NUR 120 Pharmacology for Nursing 2; NUR 201 Bio-behavioral (mental health) Across the Lifespan; Microbiology (General College)
Co-Requisites: NUR 202 Maternal Child Nursing; NUR 204 Role of the Nurse 2; NUR 230 Pharmacology for Nursing 3; Introduction to Statistics (General College); English Composition II (General College)

Fourth Semester

NUR 206 Advanced Concepts in Medical-Surgical Nursing II

This course builds upon the first three semesters with an emphasis on Medical-Surgical Nursing I.  Students focus on health promotion and therapeutic nursing interventions for clients with complex physical health problems. This course includes lecture, hospital/health care facilities/community experiences, selected observations, simulation, and use of the computer lab for integrated NCLEX preparation.

Pre-requisites: NUR 202 Maternal Child Nursing; NUR 204 Role of the Nurse 2; NUR 205 Community Care Across the Lifespan; NUR 230 Pharmacology for Nursing 3; Introduction to Statistics (General College); English Composition II (General College)
Co-Requisites: NUR 240 Pharmacology for Nursing 4; NUR 207 Professional Issues in Nursing

NUR 207 Professional Issues in Nursing

This online course focuses on concepts and issues pertinent to professional nursing practice. The course is designed to facilitate the transition from student nurse to entry level practitioner.  A variety of active learning activities promote critical thinking and enhance creative problem-solving.

Pre-requisites: NUR 202 Maternal Child Nursing; NUR 204 Role of the Nurse 2; NUR 205 Community Care Across the Lifespan; NUR 230 Pharmacology for Nursing 3; Introduction to Statistics (General College); English Composition II (General College)
Co-Requisites: NUR 240 Pharmacology for Nursing 4; NUR 206 Advanced Concepts in Medical-Surgical Nursing II

NUR 240 Pharmacology for Nursing 4

This online course expands upon the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to safely manage client pharmacology within the scope of nursing practice. The student will apply pharmacology concepts to the management of client cases provided within NUR 206.

Pre-requisites: NUR 202 Maternal Child Nursing; NUR 204 Role of the Nurse 2; NUR 205 Community Care Across the Lifespan; NUR 230 Pharmacology for Nursing 3; Introduction to Statistics (General College); English Composition II (General College)
Co-Requisites: NUR 206 Advanced Concepts in Medical-Surgical Nursing; NUR 207 Professional Issues in Nursing