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NURS 121 Practical Nursing I

Explore three core concepts of health as-

sessment, nutrition and mental health as

they relate to client care. Learn how the

nurse incorporates this knowledge in caring

for the diverse client from the moment they

begin care for an individual to any point

along the health-illness continuum. (3 cr)

NURS 122 Clinical Practice I

Apply the social, biological, behavioral and

nursing science principles to simulated and

actual client care in the nursing lab and dur-

ing clinical in health care facilities. Students

will see, practice and perform demonstra-

tions of basic nursing skills and procedures

in a supervised setting. Includes the study

of math and medical terminology and use

of the nursing process and critical thinking

skills to organize and provide safe and effec-

tive client care. (3 cr)

NURS 124 Clinical Practice II

Gain additional nursing skills in the labora-

tory and apply those advanced skills in the

clinical setting. Utilize the tools of informat-

ics, nursing process, clinical reasoning,

therapeutic communication, evidence based

practice, and management concepts to pro-

vide safe and culturally sensitive client care

for individuals across the lifespan in a variety

of medical facilities. (3 cr)

NURS 126 Clinical Practice III

Refine nursing knowledge, skills and ethi-

cal comportment in the role of a practical

nursing student to provide safe and effec-

tive care for clients across the lifespan with

stable or predictable health problems and

assisting with those whose conditions are

critical or unpredictable. Critical thinking,

effective and therapeutic communication,

nursing process, management of nursing

care, and delegation of unlicensed assistive

persons are incorporated into the clinical

experience. (3 cr)

NURS 127 Practical Nursing II:

Introduction to Medical Surgical

Nursing

Examine safe and effective client care of

the bio-psychosocial individual along the

health-illness continuum. Students will be

involved in teaching and learning activities

that enhance critical thinking skills, examine

aspects of self-determination, health

promotion, disease prevention and evidence

based practice. Students will increase their

understanding of nursing process and

prioritization in the care of culturally unique

clients across the lifespan in an ethical and

legal manner. (2 cr)

NURS 129 Practical Nursing III

Continue to examine evidence based nurs-

ing interventions, nursing process, nutrition

and drug therapy for health promotion and

disease prevention in the culturally diverse

client across the lifespan along the health-

illness continuum. Students will have access

to additional knowledge in the areas of qual-

ity improvement, informatics, accountability,

ethical, legal and professional issues of the

practical nurse. (4 cr)

NURS 145 Practical Nursing II:

Introduction to Maternal Child Nursing

Focus on the nursing care of the woman,

newborn, child and families. Examine health

maintenance and study the diseases and

disorders affecting women, newborns, and

children. Gain an understanding of pediat-

ric growth and development and common

illnesses. Use knowledge of family centered

care, teaching and learning principles, and

therapeutic communication while working

within the interdisciplinary team to assist

clients to use self-determination in decisions

affecting their health. (2 cr)

NURS 201 Nursing Concepts

Transition I for the Paramedic

Acquire an understanding of the

multidimensional base of nurse knowledge

including basic human needs, nursing

process, nursing judgment, informatics,

health promotion and disease prevention