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Courses in Registered Nursing (RNSG)

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Degree Program

All co-requisite courses must be successfully completed simultaneously in order to progress. Clinical nursing grades: P, F, NC, W

1309 Introduction to Nursing (3-0-0). Overview of nursing and the role of the professional nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Topics include knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Corequisites: Registered Nursing 1361, 1105, 1108. Prerequisites: Biology 2423, Biology 2424, Biology 2411, Psychology 2301 or 1303, Mathematics 1302, or 1311, Psychology 2304

1361 Clinical-Nursing (0-0-9). A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Corequisites: Registered Nursing 1309, 1105, 1108

1105 Nursing Skills I (0-2-0). Study of the concepts and principles essential for demonstrating competence in the performance of nursing procedures. Topics include knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Corequisites: Registered Nursing 1309, 1361, 1108

1108 Dosage Calculations in Nursing (1-0-0). Dosage calculations include reading, interpreting and solving calculation problems encountered in the preparation of medications; and conversion of measurements within the apothecary, avoirdupois, and metric system. Corequisites: Registered Nursing 1309, 1361, 1105

1341 Common Concepts of Adult Health (3-0-0). Study of the general principles of caring for selected adult clients and families in structured settings with common medical-surgical health care needs related to each body system. Emphasis on knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Corequisites: Registered Nursing 1363, 1144. Prerequisites: Registered Nursing 1309, 1361, 1105, 1108.

1363 Clinical - Nursing (0-0-9). A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Corequisites: Registered Nursing 1341, 1144. Prerequisites: Registered Nursing 1309, 1361, 1105, 1108.

1144 Nursing Skills II (0-2-0) Study of the concepts and principles necessary to perform intermediate or advanced nursing skills; and demonstrate competence in the performance of nursing procedures. Topics include knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Corequisites: Registered Nursing 1341, 1363. Prerequisites: Registered Nursing 1309, 1361, 1105, 1108.

2213 Mental-Health Nursing (2-0-0). Principles and concepts of mental health, psychopathology and treatment modalities related to the nursing care of clients and their families. Corequisite: Registered Nursing 1163. Prerequisites: Registered Nursing 1341, 1363, 1144, 1227, 1160; RNSG 2213 and RNSG 1163 must be successfully completed simultaneously in order to progress. Grades: A, B, C, D, F, NC, W

1163 Clinical - Nursing (0-0-3). A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Corequisite: Registered Nursing 2213, 1163 and 2213 must be completed simultaneously in order to progress. Prerequisites: Registered Nursing 1341, 1363, or 1227 and 1160. Grades: P, F, NC, W

2201 Care of Children and Families (2-0-0). Study of concepts related to the provision of nursing care for children and their families, emphasizing judgment, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Corequisite: Registered Nursing 2260. Prerequisites: Registered Nursing 2213, 1163.

2260 Clinical - Nursing (0-0-6). A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Corequisite: Registered Nursing 2201. Prerequisites: Registered Nursing 2213, 1163.

2208 Maternal/Newborn and Women’s Health (2-0-0). Study of concepts related to the provision of nursing care for normal childbearing families and those at risk, as well as women’s health issues; competency in knowledge, judgment, skill, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework, including a focus on normal and high-risk needs for the childbearing family during the preconception, prenatal, intrapartum, neonatal, and postpartum periods; and consideration of selected issues in women’s health. Corequisites: Registered Nursing 2261, 2221. Prerequisites: Registered Nursing 2213, 1163.

2261 Clinical - Nursing (0-0-6). A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Corequisites: Registered Nursing 2208, 2221. Prerequisites: Registered Nursing 2213 and 1163.

2221 Management of Client Care (2-0-0). Exploration of leadership and management principles applicable to the role of the nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Includes application of knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Corequisites: Registered Nursing 2208, 2261. Prerequisites: Registered Nursing 2213, 1163.

1343 Complex Concepts of Adult Health (3-0-0). Integration of previous knowledge and skills related to common adult health needs into the continued development of the professional nurse as a provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of a profession in the care of adult clients/families in structured health care settings with complex medical-surgical health care needs associated with each body system. Emphasis on knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework. Corequisite: Registered Nursing 2361. Prerequisites: Registered Nursing 2201, 2260, 2208, 2261, 2221, 1311.

2361 Clinical - Nursing (0-0-9). A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Corequisite: Registered Nursing 1343, 1146. Prerequisites: Registered Nursing 1311, 2201, 2260, 2208, 2261, 2221.

1207 Nursing Jurisprudence (2-0-0). A course in nursing jurisprudence and ethics with emphasis on personal and professional responsibility. Study of the laws and regulations related to the provision of safe and effective professional nursing care.

1227 Transition from Vocational to Professional Nursing (2-0-0). Topics include health promotion, expanded assessment, analysis of data, nursing process, pharmacology, multi-disciplinary teamwork, communication, and applicable competencies in knowledge, judgment, skills, and professional values within a legal/ethical framework throughout the lifespan. Corequisites: Registered Nursing 1160. Prerequisites: Admission to the LVN Transition Track.

1160 Clinical - Nursing (0-0-3). A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Corequisite: Registered Nursing 1227. Prerequisites: Admission to the LVN Transition Track.

2130 Professional Nursing Review and License Preparation (1-0-0). Review of concepts required for licensure examination and entry into the practice of professional nursing. Includes application of NCLEX-RN test plan, assessment of knowledge deficits and remediation. This course lends itself to either a blocked or integrated approach.

2427 Transition from Vocational to Professional Nursing II (4-0-0). A continuation of Registered Nursing 1227 for LVN’s participating in a hospital-based transition pilot program. Prerequisite: Admission to a hospital-based LVN-transition pilot program, completion of Registered Nursing 1227, Registered Nursing 1160. Corequisite: Registered Nursing 2527.

2527 Clinical-Nursing (0-0-15). A health-related work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts. Direct supervision is provided by the clinical professional. Prerequisites: Admission to a hospital-based LVN transition pilot program, completion of Registered Nursing 1227, Registered Nursing 1160. Corequisite: Registered Nursing 2427.

NUR 2338 Computer Applications for Healthcare Professionals (3-0-0). This course provides students with an introduction to the basics of personal computing and the application of information systems and technology in healthcare settings. Instruction in the use of operating systems and software packages (word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail, and presentations) is presented in a Microsoft environment. Students become familiar with using local area networks, the Internet, and accessing the University library from remote terminals. Satisfies core computer literacy requirement.