Course Index

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NRS 176 LPN BRIDGE COURSE

This transition course is designed to enable the licensed practical nurse to achieve advanced placement in the BSN curriculum.  Emphasis is placed on the theoretical and philosophical frameworks necessary to assume the role of a second level nursing student.  Interpersonal communication techniques, caring, change theory, developmental theory, nursing process and the role of the professional nurse in community-based nursing are explored. Nursing skills are reviewed.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    Advanced standing (LPN)

NRS 177 NURSING BRIDGE COURSE

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have left the NMC Nursing Program for one semester or longer. Emphasis is placed on assessment of theoretical knowledge, laboratory and clinical skills necessary for the student to continue to progress in the Nursing Program. Students may be assigned to a clinical, didactic or laboratory experience. The plan of study will be developed by the Program Director upon completion of a student assessment (this may include, but is not limited to, curriculum review, skills assessment, completion of an Academic Development Plan, etc.). Credit hours will be determined by the amount of work that is necessary for the student to ensure competency at the appropriate level to progress in the program.

  • Credits: 1.0 - 6.0

NRS 199 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

  • Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Academic Dean of Nursing

NRS 198 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department.

  • Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Academic Dean of Nursing

NRS 202/202L HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

This course familiarizes students with normal and abnormal health assessment of clients across the lifespan. The course utilizes Gordon's structural framework as the primary means to organize assessment data and prioritizing nursing diagnoses. Students will identify and utilize the principles of diagnostic reasoning and critical thinking to practice the application of health assessment findings to nursing practice. Students will apply the skills of interview, inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation throughout the course as guided by evidence-based practice (EBP). Students will analyze data collected during a complete health assessment. The health assessment data collected consists of a complete health history and physical assessment including laboratory values, the client's level of wellness, environment, health practices and goals, and psychosocial (including domestic violence), mental, nutritional and transcultural considerations. The student will work to correlate the health assessment data while differentiating the major trends in growth and development and the attainment of developmental milestones comparing the differences of the well, acutely ill, and chronically ill clients across the lifespan.

**For Accelerated BSN students: class extrends over the whole semester, rather than 8 weeks.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 100

NRS 220 COMMUNITY-BASED CARE WITH ADULTS

This course focuses on nursing care using a culturally sensitive framework with adult clients along the continuum of well being.  Students employ caring and professional communication to promote change.  Critical thinking and the nursing process are used in collaborative relationships with clients and community partners. Students are introduced to the economic impact on health.  The concepts of legal/ethical accountability and prioritization are applied to professional community-based nursing practice.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    All year-one courses except HUM __: World of Ideas

    Pre/Corequisites: NRS 202/202L, SCI 230, SCI 315   

NRS 220C COMMUNITY-BASED CARE WITH ADULTS CLINICAL PRACTICUM

The clinical practicum offers students opportunities to provide nursing care with adult clients to promote and maintain health. Experiences focus on providing students beginning nursing-process skills for the delivery of care with a community-based perspective. Students incorporate interpersonal communication techniques while interacting with adult clients, members of the health care team and community partners.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Corequisites: NRS 220

NRS 240 COMMUNITY-BASED CARE WITH FAMILIES

This course focuses on developing partnerships with women and childbearing families to promote and maintain health.  Selected changes in the family and in the health of women are addressed. New knowledge and skills build on the frameworks of caring and community-based nursing care.  Selected nursing assessment skills are introduced and applied.  Use of the nursing process enhances critical-thinking skills as needs of women and childbearing families are explored.  Beginning nursing leadership concepts are explored.  Students identify the influence of economics on the health and well being of women and childbearing families.

  • Credits: 3.5
  • Prerequisites:

    All year-one courses and NRS 220/220C, SCI 315

    Pre/Corequisites: HUM ____: World of Ideas (Completion of 1 out of 3 World of Ideas course), SCI 235, SCI 240, SSC 215, SSC 235

    Corequisites: NRS 240C, NRS 245

NRS 240C COMMUNITY-BASED CARE WITH FAMILIES CLINICAL PRACTICUM

The clinical experience offers students the opportunity to collaborate with women and childbearing families in their health care.  Students develop partnerships through professional communication, dialogue and collaboration, critical thinking and shared learning.  The nursing process and concepts of public health science, caring, professionalism and change are incorporated while working with clients.  Students demonstrate selected nursing assessment skills while providing safe effective care within guidelines and policies

  • Credits: 2.5
  • Prerequisites: Corequisites: NRS 240

NRS 245 PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE I

This course introduces public health concepts and principles.  Emphasis is on the core functions of public health: assessment, policy development and assurance.  The course content provides an overview of the history and organization of public health and public health issues at the local, state, national and global levels.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites: Corequisites: NRS 240