Nursing Courses

NSG 101: Nursing Practice I

Covers nursing practice using functional health patterns within the context of the contemporary health care delivery system. Emphasizes foundation knowledge of nursing practice, skills acquisition, and the care of patients with health perception-health management, value-belief, and rest-sleep dysfunctional health patterns.

  • Lecture: 5 credits (75 contact hours)
  • Clinical: 4 credits (180 contact hours)
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, MAT 150 (or higher) and BIO 137 with a grade of “C” or better, PSY 110, Digital Literacy
  • Co-requisites: BIO 139 and PSY 223 with a grade of “C” or better.

NSG 197: Transition to A.D.N.

Builds upon the basic nursing skills and concepts learned in the LVN/LPN experience. Assists the Practical Nurse to make the beginning transition to the RN role. Includes the role of the Associate Degree Nurse and application of the course components of nursing practice to patients experiencing the dysfunctional health patterns of nutritional-metabolic and elimination. Upon successful completion of all components of the course, the student will be admitted to NSG 220 and will have earned by advanced standing, 15 credit hours in nursing.

  • Lecture: 2.5 credits (37.5 contact hours)
  • Clinical: 0.5 credit (22.5 contact hours)
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, MAT 150 (or higher), BIO 137, BIO 139 with a grade of “C” or better, PSY 110, PSY 223, ENG 101, Oral Communications and Digital Literacy
  • Co-requisites: NSG 215 and NSG 212 with a grade of “C” or better

NSG 210: Medical Surgical Nursing I

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing to adult patients experiencing dysfunctional health patterns. Emphasizes the care of patients with nutritional-metabolic and elimination dysfunctional health patterns.

  • Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours)
  • Lab: 3.0 credits (135 contact hours)
  • 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

Focuses on the application of the nursing care to patients experiencing a dysfunctional health pattern. Emphasizes the care of patients with Coping-Stress-Tolerance and Altered Role-Relationship health patterns.

  • Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours)
  • Lab: 1.0 credit (45 contact hours)
  • 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

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: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours)
  • 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 211: Maternal Newborn Nursing

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing to the care of childbearing families experiencing functional and dysfunctional health patterns.

  • Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours)
  • Lab. 1.0 credit (45 contact hours)
  • 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 220: Medical / Surgical Nursing II

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing to adult patients experiencing dysfunctional health patterns. Emphasizes the care of patients with activity-exercise dysfunctional health patterns (cardiac, respiratory and musculoskeletal).

  • Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours)
  • Lab: 3.0 credits (135 contact hours)
  • 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 213: Pediatric Nursing

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing to the care of the child and family experiencing functional and dysfunctional health patterns. (Unsuccessful completion of NSG 213 will require mandatory withdrawal from NSG 230; 201 KAR 20:320)

  • Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours)
  • Lab: 1.0 credit (45 contact hours)
  • 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 230: Medical / Surgical Nursing III

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing to adult patients experiencing dysfunctional health patterns. Emphasizes the care of patients with cognitive/perceptual, altered self-perception/self-concept, management of patients 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. NSG 230 is the capstone course and must be successfully completed in the final semester of the associate degree nursing program enrollment. (201 KAR 20:320).

  • Lecture: 3.0 credits (45 contact hours)
  • Lab: 3.0 credits (135 contact hours)
  • 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 225: Pharmacology II

Focuses on the 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. (Unsuccessful completion of NSG 225 will require mandatory withdrawal for NSG 230; 201 KAR 20:320).

  • Lecture: 1.0 credit (15 contact hours)
  • 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