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Nursing Certificate (NURC)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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(See also Clinical Laboratory Assisting Technology, Interpreter Education Program, Medical Laboratory Technology and Nursing.)

NURC 1101 Nurse Aide Train Program (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
The Nurse Aide Training Program is designed to instruct the student in the knowledge and skills needed to provide basic care for clients in the long-term care setting. The student who completes this course is eligible to state test. However, the online hybrid NURC 1101 does NOT meet the requirements for the state approved nurse aide class in Ohio. The student who completes the blended version of this class will NOT receive a “certificate of class completion” and will not be eligible to take the state test for nurse aides. Both the traditional and blended versions satisfy the NURC 1101 prerequisite for specific health technologies at the college. Because this is a skills-based course, classroom, clinical and laboratory attendance is mandatory. The completion of the health record and the background check is required for the student to enroll in this course. Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 4.5 hours
Prerequisites: Placement into ENGL 1100; Placement into DEV 0115; Placement into No Reading Required, or college transcript with previous ENGL coursework
Lab fee: $28.00

NURC 1102 Patient Care Skill Course (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course is an introduction to skills that will be learned in the pre- licensure nursing program and presents the rationale for and practice of skills that may be performed by patient care technicians in an acute care setting. It is a combination of lecture and laboratory skills demonstration and practice. Major topics include wound care, specimen collection, airway care, oxygen administration, enteral nutrition and elimination assistance. Because this is a skills-based course, classroom and laboratory attendance is mandatory.
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Lab: 4.5 hours
Prerequisites: NURC 1101 with grade of “C” or better; Placement into ENGL 1100; Placement into DEV 0115; Placement into No Reading Required, or college transcript with previous ENGL coursework
Lab fee: $30.00

NURC 1160 Pranic Healing Level I (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This course provides the foundation of the theory and skills of the MCKS Pranic Healing System. Course topics include principles of self-recovery and life force; energetic anatomy; the relationship of energy centers to body systems; energy field scanning techniques; self restoration techniques; and stress reduction through meditation. The student earns a grade of satisfactory/unsatisfactory.
Lecture: 1 hour         Lab fee: $75.00

NURC 1161 Pranic Healing Level II (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course is designed to further enhance the student’s knowledge and skill in the art and science of the MCKS Pranic Healing System. It is a specialized course for the student, who is interested in becoming a more effective healer. The course includes the use of color pranas and additional techniques/skills including advanced scanning, cleansing and energizing. Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: NURC 1160        Lab fee: $75.00

NURC 1162 Pranic Healing Level III (A, SP, SU)

1 credit
This course provides the foundational theory and techniques for the MCKS Pranic Healing System for mental and emotional well-being. Course topics include advanced cleansing and energizing techniques, chakral and auric shielding, and protocols for stress, fear, and other mental and emotional health issues. Instruction also includes numerous methods for self-healing and relationship healing.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: NURC 1161        Lab fee: $75.00

NURC 1170 Holistic Healing Methods (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course offers an introduction to the fundamentals of holistic healing, which includes philosophical and theoretical foundations, alternatives methods and their uses for health maintenance, and development of personal healing capacities. This class facilitates the development of daily self-healing practices.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100        Lab fee: $5.00

NURC 1171 Fundamentals of Herbology (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course outlines the uses of herbs in the healing process from ancient history to the present day. Herbs will be discussed according to their traditional uses and current clinical trial/research. The course will provide a foundation of how to use herbs in cooking, as well as in creating simple home preparations. Emphasis will be on therapeutic self-care first aid. Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100      Lab fee: $5.00

NURC 1172 Principles of Homeopathy (A, SP, SU)

3 credits
This course is designed to introduce the student to the principles and theories behind the use of homeopathic preparations to treat  diseases and disorders. The practical applications of homeopathy are presented by familiarizing the student with homeopathic case taking, homeopathy for acute conditions and the study of materia medica.
Lecture: 3 hours
Prerequisite: Placement into ENGL 1100        Lab fee: $5.00

NURC 1194 Special Topic: Health Care (A, SP, SU)

1-4 credits
This course offers the student the opportunity to explore current issues and topics in health care.
Lecture: Varies

NURC 1250 Train the Trainer Program (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course prepares the qualified nurse to teach, coordinate, and supervise a Nurse Aide Training program and meets federal and state requirements. The following eligibility requirements must be met to enroll in this course: current RN/LPN licensure in Ohio; minimum of two years experience in caring for elderly or chronically ill; letter of verification documenting employment history.
Lecture: 2 hours
Instructor permission required       Lab fee: $39.00

NURC 1901 RN First Assistant (A)

4 credits
This is an intensive Web-based program which is designed to provide the experienced perioperative nurse with the advanced preparation and study necessary to assume the role of first assistant. The course is based on AORN’s Core Curriculum for the RN First Assistant. The following requirements must be met to enroll in this course: current RN licensure; two years current perioperative experience; CNOR certified or eligible; current ACLS or CPR; liability insurance; two letters of recommendation. Lecture: 2 hours - Seminar: 1 hour - Practicum: 7 hours
Instructor permission required       Lab fee: $125.00 ($425 for Autumn 2014)

NURC 1902 RNFA Experience (SP)

4 credits
This course provides the student with the continuation of the Web-based program for the completion of the RN First Assistant Program.
Lecture: 2 hours - Seminar: 1 hour - Practicum: 7 hoursPrerequisite: NURC 1901      Lab fee: $8.00