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Nursing Courses

NSG 101: Nursing Practice I

Nursing practice is studied using functional health patterns within the context of the contemporary health care delivery system. Areas of emphasis include foundation knowledge of nursing practice, skills acquisition, and the care of clients with health perception/health management, value-belief, and rest/sleep dysfunctional health patterns.
Lecture: 5 credits
Laboratory: 4 credits (3 clock hrs to 1 credit hour ratio)

Prerequisites: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, MAT 110 or MAT 150  or higher, and BIO 137 with a grade of “C” or  better, PY 110 or PSY 100

Co-requisites: BIO 139 and PSY 223 with a grade of “C” or better.

NSG 210: Medical/Surgical Nursing I

Areas of study include the application of the core components of nursing to adult clients experiencing dysfunctional health patterns. Emphasizes the care of clients with nutritional-metabolic and elimination dysfunctional health patterns.
Lecture: 3 credits  
Laboratory: 3 credits           

Prerequisites: NSG 101, PSY 223, and BIO 139 with a grade of “C” or better.

Co-requisites: NSG 212, NSG 215, ENG 101 and Oral Communications

NSG 212: Behavioral Health Nursing

Areas of study include the application of the nursing care to clients experiencing a dysfunctional health pattern.  Emphasizes the care of clients with Coping-Stress-Tolerance and Altered Role-Relationship health patterns.
Lecture: 2 credits  
Laboratory: 1 credit             

Prerequisites: NSG 101, PSY 223, and BIO 139 with a grade of "C" or better.

Co-requisites: NSG 210, NSG 215, ENG 101 and Oral Communications

NSG 215: Pharmacology I 

Areas of study focuses on common drugs, their classification and effects on functional and dysfunctional health patterns (value/belief, rest/sleep, health perception/health management, nutritional/metabolic and elimination health patterns).  Emphasizes nursing responsibility, accountability, and application of the nursing process regarding drug therapy.
Lecture: 1 credit  
Laboratory: 0 credit

Prerequisites: NSG 101, PSY 223, and BIO 139 with a grade of “C” or better.

Co-requisites: NSG 210, NSG 212, ENG 101 and Oral Communications

NSG 220: Medical Surgical Nursing II

Areas of study include the application of the core components of nursing to adult clients experiencing dysfunctional health patterns. Emphasizes the care of clients with activity-exercise dysfunctional health patterns (cardiac, respiratory, musculoskeletal).
Lecture: 3 credits  
Laboratory: 3 credits             

Prerequisites: NSG 210, NSG 212, and NSG 215 with a grade of “C” or better, ENG 101, and Oral Communications

Co-requisites: NSG 211, BIO 225, and ENG 102

NSG 211: Maternal Newborn Nursing

Areas of study include the application of the core components of nursing to the care of childbearing families experiencing functional and dysfunctional health patterns.
Lecture: 2 credits  
Laboratory: 1 credit  

Prerequisites: NSG 210, NSG 212, and NSG 215 with a grade of "C" or better, ENG 101, and Oral Communications

Co-requisites: NSG 220, BIO 225, and ENG 102

NSG 230: Medical Surgical Nursing III

Areas of study include the application of the nursing care to adult clients experiencing dysfunctional health patterns.  Emphasizes the care of clients with cognitive/perceptual, altered self perception/self concept, management of clients with dysfunctional health patterns:  neurological, eyes/ears, immune/cancer, multiple systems organ failure, and disaster planning.  Role transition is addressed and emphasizes leadership, management of care, skill development and professionalism.
Lecture: 3 credits  
Laboratory: 3 credits             

Prerequisites: NSG 220, NSG 211 and BIO 225 with a grade of “C” or better, and ENG 102

Co-requisites: NSG 213, NSG 225, and Heritages/Humanities/Foreign Language

NSG 213: Pediatric Nursing

Areas of study include the application of the nursing to the care of the child and family experiencing functional and dysfunctional health patterns.
Lecture: 2 credits  
Laboratory: 1 credit             

Prerequisites: NSG 220, NSG 211 and BIO 225 with a grade of “C” or better, and ENG 102

Co-requisites: NSG 230, NSG 225, and Heritages/Humanities/Foreign Language

NSG 225: Pharmacology II

Areas of study that focuses on common drugs, their classification and effects on functional and dysfunctional health patterns (activity-exercise, coping/stress/tolerance, role/relationship, altered self-perception/self-concept, and cognitive perceptual).  Emphasizes nursing responsibility, accountability, and application of the nursing process regarding drug therapy.
Lecture: 1 credit  
Laboratory: 0 credit             

Prerequisites: NSG 220, NSG 211 and BIO 225 with a grade of “C” or better, and ENG 102

Co-requisites: NSG 230, NSG 213, and Heritages/Humanities/Foreign Language