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Nursing (NURS)

These are 2013-2014 course descriptions.

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NURS 1094 Special Topic: Nursing (On Demand)

1-4 credits
This course is designed for special course topics. Lecture: varies
Prerequisite: Instructor permission required

NURS 1100 Spiritual Nursing Care (SP)

2 credits
Nursing elective: Students are introduced to the basic concepts of spiritual nursing care. Students utilize assessment tools and interventions to meet patient’s spiritual care needs and assist in understanding their own spirituality. This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirement for nursing.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: NURS 1861

NURS 1101 Neonatal Nursing (A)

2 credits
Nursing elective: Students focus on the roles of the nurse as the provider of care for high risk neonates and their families. This course examines potential complications in the antepartum and postpartum periods. Students gain specialized knowledge and skills ranging from pre-hospitalization through post discharge and follow up. This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirement for nursing.
Lecture: 1.5 hours – Lab: 1 hour
Prerequisite: NURS 1862    Lab fee: $20.00

NURS 1102 Principles of Basic Trauma Nursing (SP)

2 credits
Nursing elective: This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of Trauma Nursing. The focus of the course is exploration of the major concepts and conceptual issues underlying the specialty of Trauma Nursing. This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirement for nursing.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: NURS 1862, minimum grade of “C”   Lab fee: $25.00

NURS 1103 Holistic Intervention (SP)

2 credits
Nursing elective: The students are introduced to the concept of holism particularly in relationship to holistic nursing. Included is an overview of the body/mind/spirit paradigm. The scope of practice, core values and standards of holistic nurses will be explored. A survey of commonly used techniques such as guided imagery, therapeutic touch, and relaxation techniques will be explored. This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirement for nursing.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Health Technology or permission of instructor

NURS 1104 Gerontological Nursing (A)

2 credits
Nursing elective: This course focuses on meeting the needs of the elderly. Content will reflect the influence of legal, ethical, cultural, and economic issues related to health care needs of the elderly. This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirement for nursing.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Health Technology or permission of instructor

NURS 1105 End of Life Care (A)

2 credits
Nursing elective: Students are introduced to various interventions appropriate at the end of life. This includes an overview of commonly experienced problems. Nine critical areas are explored. This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirement for nursing.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Health Technology or permission of instructor

NURS 1106 Critical Care Nursing (A)

2 credits
Nursing elective: Students are exposed to advanced theory and skills needed to manage the care of individuals in a variety of critical care areas. The focus identifies critical situations and potential problems then selects and implements appropriate interventions. Human Patient Simulator is used. This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirement for nursing.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: NURS 1862, minimum grade of “C”   Lab fee: $25.00

NURS 1107 Current Trend Pediatric Nursing (SP)

2 credits
Nursing elective: The course is designed to increase the depth of knowledge for students considering specializing in pediatric nursing.
Current health care trends and their effects on the delivery of nursing care
will be examined. The course will provide students with an opportunity to assess personal goals regarding employment opportunities as a pediatric nurse. Human Patient Simulator is used. This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirement for nursing.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: NURS 1862, minimum grade of “C”   Lab fee: $20.00

NURS 1108 Information Technology in Healthcare (A, SP)

2 credits
Nursing elective: This introductory course in computer applications helps simulate the attainment of knowledge and skills needed to function in today’s computerized environment. Emphasis is placed on the application of information technology used in health care; IT’s impact on society is also considered. This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirement for nursing.
Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: Admission to Health Technology or permission of instructor

NURS 1109 Cultural Immersion in Health Promotion of Family and Community (SP, SU)

1 credit
Nursing elective: This course provides students an opportunity to gain exposure to different cultures and clinical settings. Students work with primary health care providers in ambulatory care clinics. Travel expenses are paid by the student. Students must have a valid U.S. passport. This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirement for nursing.
Lab: 3 hours
Instructor permission required
Prerequisite: NURS 1862, minimum grade of “C”   Lab fee: $5.00

NURS 1110 Student Transition (On Demand)

1 credit
This course assists the student who has life experience credit for one or more designated nursing courses with transition into the RN sequence. The components of the course include socialization into the Associate Nursing Degree student role at Columbus State, nursing process, communication skills, and selected psychomotor skills.
Lecture: 1 hour
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the RN program via the LPN route or as a transfer student from another nursing program

NURS 1130 Concepts of Pharmacology (A, SP, SU)

2 credits
This course focuses on the nurse’s role in the safe administration of medications to persons of all ages. Drug classifications and their relationship to promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health will be presented. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in this course. Lecture: 2 hours
Prerequisite: NURS 1861, minimum grade of “C”
Corequisite: NURS 1862 (autumn admission) or NURS 1863 (spring admission)

NURS 1861 Foundations of Nursing (A, SP)

7 credits
The student will examine the historic and current role of the nurse in health care. The nursing process is introduced and utilized in lab and clinical experiences. The student will learn and perform holistic nursing assessments of a diversity of patients across the lifespan. The student will incorporate concepts related to communication, teaching/learning, informatics, safety, economics, critical thinking, and legal/ethical issues in the lab and clinical settings. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in this course.
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 2 hours - Clinical: 4 hours - Seminar: 2 hours
Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing program
Corequisites: BIO 2300, PSY 2340      Lab fee: $83.00

NURS 1862 Introduction to Nursing Concepts of Health Maintenance & Restoration (A, SP)

8 credits
The student will focus on the role of the nurse as a provider of care for persons in need of maintenance and/or restoration of health. The student will study the impact of developmental levels and the effect of acute,
chronic or terminal conditions as they relate to the ability of the person and family to care for themselves. The physical, psychological, and spiritual well being of the person and family during the dying and death process will be emphasized. The concepts studied include perioperative nursing, cancer, fluid and electrolyte imbalances, healthy/altered nutrition, musculoskeletal system, urinary system and integumentary system. Lab will consist of basic and advanced nursing skills. A variety of community settings will be utilized for the clinical experience. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in this course. The student must have completed BIO 2232 or BIO 2263 or take BIO 2232 (autumn admission) or BIO 2263 (spring admission) concurrently with this course. The student must have completed ENGL 1100 or take concurrently with this course. (spring admission)
Lecture: 3 hours - Lab: 2 hour - Clinical: 7 hours - Seminar: 2 hours
Prerequisites: NURS 1861, BIO 2300, PSY 2340, Corequisite: BIO 2232 or BIO 2263
Lab fee: $154.00

NURS 1863 Health Promotion Family & Community (SU)

6 credits
The student will focus on the role of the nurse as a provider of care in the promotion of health for families with quality and safety as primary concepts. The influence of cultural diversity and health care economics on families will be included. The student will use the nursing process in providing care and promoting self-care activities. Emphasis will be placed on the teaching/learning process. Concepts of mental and spiritual health will be introduced. Community resources available to families will be examined. Clinical experiences will be provided in a variety of community settings. The student will begin application of critical thinking principles. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in this course. The student must have completed ENGL 1100 and BIO 2232 or BIO 2263 or take BIO 2233 (autumn admission) or BIO 2232 (spring admission) concurrently with this course. The student must have completed ENGL 1100 or take concurrently with this course. (autumn admission)
Lecture: 3 hours - Clinical: 3 hours - Seminar: 2 hours Prerequisites: NURS 1861, BIO 2300, PSY 2340, Corequisites: BIO-2232, or BIO 2263, ENGL 1100
Lab fee: $73.00

NURS 2861 Nursing Concepts of Health Maintenance & Restoration (A, SP)

5 credits
The student will continue to develop in the role of the registered nurse
as manager and provider of holistic healthcare and healthcare promotion
to clients across the lifespan integrating the QSEN competencies. The focus of this course is the maintenance and restoration of health in relation to clients experiencing alterations of function in the respiratory, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, and endocrine systems. In the lab setting the student will satisfactorily discuss, demonstrate, and apply select skills. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better and a grade of “Satisfactory” on skills and clinical evaluations in order to pass this course. This course is provided over eight weeks. The student must have completed BIO 2215 or take it concurrently with this course. It is recommended that COMM 2232 be taken concurrently with this course
Lecture: 2 hours - Lab: 1.5 hours - Clinical: 4.5 hours - Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisites: NURS 1862, NURS 1130, BIO 2263, ENGL 1100
Corequisites: COMM 2232, BIO 2215         Lab fee: $135.00

NURS 2862 Concepts of Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (A, SP)

4 credits
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing is caring for the whole person with a special focus on patient behavior and thought with the purposeful use of self. The course offers basic level instruction on general psychiatric
concepts, mental health disorders, disorders of regulation, and special populations. Students will learn the role of the nurse in the promotion of mental health through the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of human responses to mental health problems and psychiatric disorders. Students will develop knowledge and skill in caring for people going through crises, including physical, psychological, and spiritual distress. Clinical opportunities in psychiatric mental health settings are offered to integrate evidence-based practice into nursing care of patients. This course is provided over eight weeks. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in this course. The student must have completed BIO 2215 or take it concurrently with this course. It is recommended that COMM 2232 be taken concurrently with this course
Lecture: 1.5 hours - Clinical: 4.5 hours - Seminar: 1 hour
Prerequisites: NURS 1862, NURS 1130, BIO 2263, ENGL 1100
Corequisites: BIO 2215, COMM 2232         Lab fee: $69.00

NURS 2863 Advanced Concepts of Nurse Leader Mgmt (A, SP)

8 credits
The student will synthesize concepts of care management to develop leadership skills inherent in the profession of nursing. The student will assume the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member within the discipline of nursing. Ethical, legal, political, and economic issues as they relate to professional nursing will be presented. Current trends in nursing practice are analyzed. The student will focus on holistic care of groups of clients and their families in the promotion of self-care activities. The clinical experience will be conducted in a variety of community settings. Students must receive a grade of “C” or better in this course. The student must have completed COMM 2232 or take it concurrently with this course.
Lecture: 2 hours - Clinical: 12 hours - Seminar: 2 hours
Prerequisites: NURS 1863, NURS 2861, NURS 2862, BIO 2215
Corequisite: COMM 2232, STAT 1350Lab fee: $88.00