Nursing Courses

NSG 101: NURSING PRACTICE I

Focuses on nursing practice within the context of the contemporary health care delivery system by introducing the nursing process and basic nursing concepts as a framework for organizing care delivery.  Emphasizes foundational knowledge of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).

  • Lecture: 5 credits (75 contact hours)
  • Lab/Clinical: 4 credits (180 contact hours)
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, AA or AS quantitative reasoning course and BIO 137 with a grade of “C” or better, PSY 110, 75-hour nursing assistant course or its equivalent.
  • Co-requisites: BIO 139 with a grade of “C” or better.

NSG 195: TRANSITION TO A.D.N.

Builds upon the basic nursing skills and concepts learned in the LVN/LPN experience. Strengthens the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).  Emphasizes the concepts of nutrition, metabolism, endocrine, elimination, and integumentary.  Upon successful completion of all component of the course, the student will be admitted to NSG 229 and will have earned by advanced standing, 16 credit hours in nursing.

  • Lecture: 3.5 credits (52.5 contact hours)
  • Lab/Clinical: 0.5 credit (22.5 contact hours)
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, AA or AS Quantitative Reasoning course, BIO 137, BIO 139 with a grade of “C” or better, PSY 110
  • Co-requisites: NSG 212 with a grade of “C” or better and ENG 101

NSG 219: MEDICAL SURGICAL NURSING I

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).  Emphasizes the concepts of nutrition, metabolism, endocrine, elimination, and integumentary.

  • Lecture: 4.0 credits (60 contact hours)
  • Lab/Clinical: 3.0 credits (135 contact hours)
  • Prerequisites: NSG 101 and BIO 139 with a grade of “C” or better
  • Co-requisites: NSG 212 with a grade of “C” or better, ENG 101

NSG 212: BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NURSING

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to adult patients experiencing actual or potential alterations in mental health.  Strengthens the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).

  • Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours)
  • Lab/Clinical: 1.0 credit (45 contact hours)
  • Prerequisites: NSG 101 and BIO 139 with a grade of "C" or better
  • Co-requisites: NSG 219 with a grade of “C” or better, and ENG 101

NSG 211: MATERNAL NEWBORN NURSING

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to the care of childbearing families.  Illustrates the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).

  • Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours)
  • Lab/Clinical: 1.0 credit (45 contact hours)
  • Prerequisites: NSG 219 and NSG 212 with a grade of "C" or better, ENG 101
  • Co-requisites: NSG 229 and BIO 225 with a grade of “C” or better

NSG 229: MEDICAL / SURGICAL NURSING II

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing to adult patients experiencing actual or the potential for alterations in health.  Illustrates the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).  Emphasizes the concepts of oxygenation, circulation, perfusion, and activity/exercise.

  • Lecture: 4.0 credits (60 contact hours)
  • Lab/Clinical: 3.0 credits (135 contact hours)
  • Prerequisites: NSG 219 and NSG 212 with a grade of C or better and ENG 101
  • Co-requisites: NSG 211 and BIO 225 with a grade of “C” or better

NSG 213: PEDIATRIC NURSING

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing to the care of the child and family.  Validates the four compentencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).  (Unsuccessful completion of NSG 213 will require mandatory withdrawal from NSG 239; 201 KAR 20:320).

  • Lecture: 2.0 credits (30 contact hours)
  • Lab/Clinical: 1.0 credit (45 contact hours)
  • Prerequisites: NSG 229, NSG 211 and BIO 225 with a grade of “C” or better
  • Co-requisites: NSG 239 with a grade of “C” or better and Heritages/Humanities/Foreign Language

NSG 239: MEDICAL / SURGICAL NURSING III

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to adult patients experiencing actual or the potential for alterations in health.  Validates the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).  Emphasizes the concepts of:  neurological, eyes/ears, immune/cancer, multiple systems organ failure, and disaster planning.  NSG 239 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/Clinical: 3.0 credits (135 contact hours)
  • Prerequisites: NSG 229, NSG 211 and BIO 225 with a grade of “C” or better 
  • Co-requisites: NSG 213 with a grade of “C” or better and Heritages/Humanities/Foreign Language