NURS 101 Introduction to Nursing (Cr8) (4:12)
This course provides students with fundamental nursing knowledge and skills to provide basic nursing care to patients across the lifespan. The nursing process, communication skills and the recognition of normal assessment parameters are emphasized throughout the course. Students are introduced to principles of pharmacology, nutrition, legal and ethical nursing responsibilities and patient education needs. This course will include classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. Restricted to Nursing Students. Pre- or coreq.- BIOS 160 or 204, ENGL 101C, PSYC 103. Additional course fee: $13.00 plus additional fees which vary by session.

NURS 151 Medical-Surgical Nursing for the Practical Nurse (Cr8) (4:12)
Application of nursing principles to medical-surgical health problems affecting patients across the lifespan; development of critical thinking and communication skills through clinical application in a variety of settings. Restricted to Nursing Students. Prereq. - NURS 101 and BIOS 160; Pre- or coreq.- PSYC 258. Offered spring semester only. Additional course fees: $135.00. 

NURS 205 Geriatric Nursing for the Practical Nurse (Cr4) (1.3:8.3)
Emphasis on application of nursing interventions to address the complex health care needs of geriatric patients; basic principles of nursing management within the scope of practical nursing; extended care facilities provide clinical experiences for the course. Restricted to Nursing Students. Prereq.- NURS 151, PSYC 258 and SOCA 103. Additional course fees: $172.00. Offered summer only.

NURS 206 Maternal Nursing for the Practical Nurse (Cr4) (1.3:8)
Emphasis on providing nursing care to the childbearing family through the nursing process; exploration of the role of the practical nurse related to pregnancy, childbirth, and pediatrics in acute care and community settings. Restricted to Nursing Students. Prereq.- NURS 151, PSYC 258 and SOCA 103. Offered summer only. Additional course fees: $135.00. 

NURS 207 Mental Health Nursing for the Practical Nurse (Cr3) (1:6.2)
Application of the nursing process to address the needs of patients with common mental health problems; emphasis on the principles of therapeutic communication and relationships in providing nursing care in inpatient and outpatient settings. Restricted to Nursing Students. Prereq.- NURS 151, PSYC 258 and SOCA 103. Offered summer only.

NURS 215 Nursing Care of Patients with Medical Surgical Problems (Cr8) (4:12)
This course entails the application of the nursing process to plan and provide care to patients of various age groups with medical-surgical problems. This course includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Restricted to Associate Degree Nursing Students. Prereq.- NURS 101. Pre- or coreq.- BIOS 254, ENGL 151C, MATH 140 or 150. Additional course fee: Varies by session.

NURS 223 Maternal Child Health Nursing (Cr4) (2:6)
This course entails the application of the nursing process related to the care of the family throughout the childbearing cycle. Critical thinking skills and caring behaviors are stressed. This course includes classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. Restricted to Associate Degree Nursing Students. Prereq.- NURS 215. Pre- or coreq.- BIOS 202, PSYC 258, NURS 224, SOCA 102 or 103.

NURS 224 Care of Mental Health Patients (Cr4) (2:6)
This course entails the application of the nursing process in caring for patients along the continuum of mental health. Critical thinking skills and caring behaviors are stressed. Emphasis is placed on self-awareness, the therapeutic process of communication, ethical-legal issues, theoretical and practice advances in the etiology and treatment of mental illness, and the contemporary trends in the practice of psychiatric nursing throughout the lifespan. This course includes classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences. Restricted to Associate Degree Nursing Students. Prereq.- NURS 215. Pre- or coreq.- BIOS 202, PSYC 258, NURS 223, SOCA 102 or 103. Additional course fee: $167.00.

NURS 231 Nursing Seminar (Cr2) (2:0)
This course enables professional nurse role development through simulation exercises that emphasize essential competencies for safe health care delivery. This course is presented in an experience-based learning format.
Prereq.- NURS 223, 224, BIOS 202, PSYC 258, and SOCA ___; Pre- or coreq.- NURS 260, 261, CMTH 102, and PHIL 202G.

NURS 260 Integrated Concepts for Nursing Practice (Cr6) (4:2)
Through classroom learning activities, simulation, and clinical experience, the student will apply concepts of evidence-based practice, performance improvement, priorities of care, and delegation, as they relate to individuals and families experiencing complex health problems commonly seen the critical care, acute care, and community environments. Prereq.- NURS 233 and 224, coreq.- NURS 231. Additional course fee: $167.00.

NURS 261 Nursing Practicum (Cr2) (0.25:72)
This class is a faculty guided independent capstone course to culminate the student's nursing education. Students will gain increased autonomy while apply nursing knowledge and leadership concepts to patients and families in the healthcare setting. Students will complete 72 clinical hours (total) over the course period. Students must successfully complete NURS260 before taking this practicum. Prereq.- NURS 223 and 224, coreq.- NURS 231 and 260,PHIL 202G, CMTH 102.

NURS 291 Special Studies in Nursing (Cr1)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand. Restricted to Nursing students.

NURS 292 Special Studies in Nursing (Cr2)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand. Restricted to Nursing students.

NURS 293 Special Studies in Nursing (Cr3)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand. Restricted to Nursing students.

NURS 297 Special Studies in Nursing (Cr2)
See Statement on Special Studies. Offered on demand. Restricted to Nursing students.