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Associate Degree in Nursing

NURSING Ė ADN COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

NUR 100. Nursing Assistant.  Theory and basic nursing care skills will be taught with an emphasis being placed on the psychosocial-cultural approach to caring for patients of all ages.  This course will prepare the student to function in the traditional nursing assistant role in hospitals, home health agencies and long-term care facilities.  At the successful completion of the course, the student will be eligible for the Certified Nursing Assistant Examination.  The course includes both classroom theory, laboratory experience, and applied learning in patient care situations. (6)

NUR101/103(lab).Fundamentals of Nursing. This course will introduce the student to the theoretical framework for the nursing program, nursing process, and fundamental skills.  Laboratory experience will focus on the care of the geriatric patient.  Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program may enroll in this course.  Students must be concurrently enrolled in both courses; lab is offered on a pass/fail basis.(3/3)

NUR102. Nursing Assistant in Gerontology.  Theory and basic nursing care skills will be taught with an emphasis being placed on the psychosocial-cultural approach to patient care.  This course will prepare the student to function in the traditional nursing assistant role with geriatric clients in hospitals, home health agencies and long term care facilities.  At the successful completion of the course, the student will be eligible for the Certified Nursing Assistant Examination. (7) 

NUR105 Nursing Success Seminar. A seminar for students who are entering the Associate Degree Nursing Program at WNMU.  The course will examine the unique nature of nursing school and will emphasize the development of critical thinking skills and study skills for professional education. Corequisite:  NUR 101 (2)

NUR 150/152(lab).Medical-Surgical Nursing. Application of nursing process and theoretical concepts to the care of medical-surgical and geriatric patients.† Laboratory experiences will include acute and long-term care settings. Open to students who have been admitted to the nursing program. Lab is offered on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisites: NUR 101/103, BIOL 254/256, CHEM 121/123, and MATH 111 or 125. (8)

NUR 155. Medical Surgical Nursing Success.A seminar for students in the second semester of the Associate Degree Nursing program at WNMU. The course will emphasize the continuing of critical thinking and study skills for professional education. Care of the adult client in the acute setting will provide the focus of scenarios utilized in this course. Prerequisite: NUR 101 and 102.(1)

NUR 160/162(lab).Nursing Articulation: Required for Licensed Practical Nursing Students, transfer students, and any students re-entering the program.† Current students may elect to take it for review. The focus of the course will be a review of skills and introduction to the theoretical concepts emphasized in the first year of the Nursing Program. Open to students who have been admitted to the nursing program. Lab is offered on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisites: NUR 170, BIOL 255/257, CHEM 121/123, MATH 111 or 125, KINS/WELL 300, ENGL 101 and PSY 102. (5)

NUR 170.Pharmacology.Basic therapeutic actions of various types of commonly used drugs. Emphasis will be placed on the classification of medications, therapeutic action, adverse reactions, and routes of administration. Drug interactions and contraindications will be presented. This course will also contain a unit on calculation of dosages and solutions. Only students who have been admitted to the nursing program may enroll in this course. Prerequisites: NUR 101/103, BIOL 254/256, CHEM 121/123, and MATH 111 or 125. (3)

NUR 200/202(lab. Maternal/Newborn Nursing. Application of the nursing process to the care of mothers and children. Students will work with expectant mothers and families in a variety of settings. Open to students who have been admitted to the nursing program. Lab is offered on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisites: NUR 150/152, 170, BIOL 255/257, KINS/WELL 300, PSY 102, and 301. (5)                                                       

NUR 210/212(lab).Pediatric Nursing. Application of nursing process to the care of children. Open to students who have been admitted to the nursing program. Lab is offered on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisite: NUR 150/152, 170, BIOL 255/257, KINS/WELL 300, PSY 102, and 301. (5)

NUR 250.Health Care Issues and Trends. Seminar course designed to increase the studentís understanding of current issues in nursing and health care. Group discussion and debate will be used to examine such issues as living will, the patientís right to die, burnout, the nursing shortage, and current trends in the delivery of health care. Co-requisite: NUR 200/202 and 210/212. (2)

NUR 260/262(lab).Mental Health Nursing and Leadership. Focus on the nurse-client relationship as a therapeutic tool in caring for clients in psychiatric settings. Students will participate in treatment modalities in a variety of settings. In addition, content on nursing leadership and management will be addressed. Open to students who have been admitted to the nursing program. Lab is offered on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisites: BIOL 371/373 and NUR 250. (6)

NUR 270/272(lab).Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing: Development of skills necessary to manage the care of a group of patients with common well-defined problems. The preceptorship experience will help students with the transition to the work setting following graduation. Open to students who have been admitted to the nursing program. Lab is offered on a pass/fail basis. Co-requisites: NUR 260/262. (6)

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