2012-2013 CCBC College Catalog

Nursing

NURN 005 – 0 Credits, 1 Billable Hours
Dosage for Nurses

Provides a review of the computations necessary to accurately compute drug problems. The course introduces the metric system and IV calculations. Formulas for calculating drug dosage for nurses are presented. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program. Eligibility for college math requirement, BIOL 220, BIOL 221 (both with a grade of "C" or higher), ENGL 101, PSYC 101

NURN 103 – 5 Credits
Foundations of Nursing Practice

Establishes a firm basis on which to build subsequent practical nursing courses. The emphasis is on the essential principles, concepts, and skills needed for the student to begin learning the role of a practical nurse. Fundamental principles, concepts, and technology for the safe performance of basic nursing skills are provided through faculty guided campus laboratory and off-campus learning experiences in acute and long-term adult health care settings. The Neuman System Model is the framework for the study of client care. NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Corequisities: NURN 104 or written permission from program director.

Prerequisites: Admission to Practical Nursing program; MATH 082; RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and eligibility for ENGL 101 Lab fee: $150.00

NURN 104 – 1 Credit
Foundation of Nursing Practice Lab

Foundations of Nursing Lab establishes a firm basis to build subsequent practical nursing courses. The focus is on the essential principles and skills needed for the student to begin learning the role of the practical nurse. Practice and performance of basic nursing skills are provided through faculty guided campus laboratory. NURN 103 is the theory associated with this course. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Corequisite: NURN 103 or written permission from program director. Prerequistes: ENGL 052 or ESOL 052 and RDNG 052 or ESOL 054; or ACLT 052; and MATH 082; and eligibility for ENGL 101.

NURN 110 – 2 Credits
Introduction to Pharmacology

Provides instruction in basic pharmacology and drug administration skills needed for safe and effective medication administration. Content includes all components of drug preparation and administration including the essential drug knowledge needed to adequately assess and evaluate drug effects in the adult client. Opportunities to practice drug preparation and administration procedures will be provided in NURN 103 Foundation of Nursing Practice. The Neuman System Model is the framework for the study of client care. 2 credits of theory (30 clock hours) NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: Admission to Practical Nursing program; MATH 082; RDNG 052 or ESOL 054 and ENGL 052 or ESOL 052; or ACLT 052; and eligibility for ENGL 101

NURN 111 – 5 Credits
Adult Health Care I

Provides a foundation in essential principles, concepts, and skills needed for the care of clients with acute and chronic alterations in integument, musculoskeletal, nervous, and endocrine systems. The course builds on basic nursing knowledge and skills established during the first semester of the program. Opportunities to apply theoretical concepts and perform nursing skills specific to adult and older adult clients are provided through faculty guided campus laboratory and off-campus learning experiences in acute and long-term health care settings. The Neuman System Model is the framework for the study of client care. 3 credits of theory (45 clock hours); 2 credits of clinical (90 clock hours) Lab Fee: $50.00 NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: NURN 103, NURN 110, ENGL 101, and BIOL 110 with a grade of "C" or better

NURN 112 – 5 Credits
Adult Health Care II

Covers the principles, concepts, and skills essential for providing care for clients with acute and chronic alterations in reproductive, blood and lymph, immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, and urinary systems. The student is further introduced to conditions where clients require more complex nursing care such as oncology, shock, and injuries resulting from severe trauma and multi-system problems. Opportunities to apply theoretical concepts and skills continue as the student provides care, with faculty guidance, in acute and long-term care settings. The Neuman System Model is the framework for the study of client care. 3 credits of theory (45 clock hours); 2 credits of clinical (90 clock hours) NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring). Lab Fee: $50.00

Prerequisites: NURN 103, NURN 110, NURN 111, NURN 113, ENGL 101, PSYC 101 or SOCL 101, BIOL 110, and BIOL 220 with a "C" or better.

NURN 113 – 3 Credits
Mental Health Issues/Care

Presents essential principles, concepts, and skills needed for promotion of mental health and care of mentally ill client systems across the lifespan. Content includes growth and development, stress and behavior, and common forms of mental illnesses. Opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge and perform nursing skills are provided through faculty guided learning experiences in acute and/or community-based psychiatric health care settings that introduce the student to care of mentally ill client systems. The Neuman System Model is the framework for the study of client care. 2.67 credits of thoery (40.05 clock hours); 0.33 credits of clinical (15 clock hours) Lab Fee: $50.00 NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: NURN 103, NURN 110, ENGL 101, and BIOL 110 with a grade of "C" or better

NURN 114 – 5 Credits
Maternal/Child Health Care

Presents essential principles, concepts, and skills needed for the care of maternal-family and pediatric client systems. Content includes concepts of drug administration unique to these client systems. Opportunities to apply theoretical knowledge and perform nursing skills are provided through faculty guided campus laboratory and off-campus learning experiences in acute and community health care settings that introduce the student to care of the maternal-family during antepartal, interpartal, postpartal, and newborn periods and to pediatric client systems. The Neuman System Model is the framework for the study of client care. 3 credits of theory (45 clock housr); 2 credits of clinical (90 clock hours) Lab Fee: $50.00 NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: NURN 103, NURN 110, NURN 111, NURN 113, ENGL 101, PSYC 101 or SOCL 101, BIOL 110, and BIOL 220 with a grade of "C" or better

NURN 115 – 2 Credits
Trends in Practical Nursing

Assists the student in transitioning from the role of student to that of entry-level practitioner. Emphasis is placed on responsibilities associated with licensure, ethical and legal issues, employment strategies, continuing professional growth, and leadership and management principles for the health care environment. 2 credits of theory (30 clock hours) NOTE: Courses offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: NURN 103, NURN 110, NURN 111, NURN 113, ENGL 101, PSYC 101 or SOCL 101, BIOL 110, and BIOL 220 with a grade of "C" or better Lab fee: $50.00

NURN 129 – 1 Credit
Professional Nursing Role

Examines attitudes and behaviors associated with registered nursing practice within the U.S. health care system. Using the CCBC concept curriculum, participatory discussions and learning activities are designed for students to gain the cognitive and interpersonal skills necessary to provide safe, effective, and professional nursing care. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program Corequisites: NURN 153

NURN 153 – 6 Credits
Fundamentals of Nursing Concepts

Introduces the theories and principles necessary to practice as a registered nurse generalist. Students begin studies based on the CCBC concept curriculum. Emphasis is placed on essential nursing elements and the concepts aging, comfort, diversity, infection control, mobility, nutrition, sensory/perception, and spirituality. Simulations and clinical experiences focus on the nursing process. Lab Fee: $300.00 Prerequisities: Admission to the Nursing Program NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions. NOTE: An additional diagnostic fee is due at time of registration.

NURN 155 – 2 Credits
Nursing Health Assessment and Promotion

Introduces theory and technical skills to perform basic nursing health assessments and promote wellness behaviors for patients across the life span. Learning experience based on the concept curriculum. Supervised simulations and laboratory experiences are designed to assist learners integrate critical thinking, caring, technology, and skills to progression toward the role of the nurse generalist. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program Corequisites: NURN 153

NURN 160 – 6 Credits
Nursing Concepts I

Prepares students for the nurse generalist in the care of patients in acute care settings. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nursing care of homeostasis, perfusion, oxygenation, metabolism, and nutrition. Supervised simulations and clinical experiences are designed to simulate critical thinking and increase knowledge of adult patient care. Lab Fee: $225.00 NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: NURN 151 and NURN 152 NOTE: An additional diagnostic test fee is required at time of registration.

NURN 215 – 7 Credits
LPN to RN Transition

Prepares the Licensed Practical Nurse to enter the second year of the registered nursing program at CCBC. Information from the first year nursing courses (NURN 150, NURN 210, and NURN 212) is presented in a condensed format. Emphasis is placed on the role of the registered nurse in the care of patients with selected fluid and electrolyte, respiratory, and endocrine conditions, as well as selected maternal/child nursing care concepts. The nursing process and critical thinking are used to guide the performance of therapeutic nursing interventions. Clinical experiences are planned to provide students with opportunities to apply theory and practice the role of the registered nurse under the supervision of nursing faculty. 6.25 credit hours of classroom theory (33.75 clock hours), .75 credit hours of clinical (93.75 clock hours). NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring). Lab Fee: $275.00

Prerequisites: BIOL 220, BIOL 221, BIOL 230, ENGL 101, PSYC 101, PSYC 103, SOCL 101, and MATH eligibility

NURN 217 – 3 Credits
Mental Health Nursing Concepts

Examines the nursing care of patients, families and groups to meet the emotional, behavioral, and social demands of life. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of affective continuum, cognition, nutrition, personal interaction and psychosocial integrity through didactic and clinical experiences. Lab Fee: $225.00 NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: SOCL 101, PSYC 103 and NURN 160.

NURN 218 – 3 Credits
Maternal-Newborn Nursing Concepts

Prepares students to assume the role of the nurse generalist in the care of childbearing families. Emphasis is placed on exploring of the conepts of childbearing, neonatal adaption, and family adaption. Through didactic and clinical learning experiences, students are prepared to support women and their families from preconception through the birth process by assisting and teaching them to care for themselves and a new human life. Lab Fee: $225.00 NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions. Prerquisites: SOCL 101, PSYC 103 and NURN 160.

NURN 219 – 8 Credits
Paramedic to RN Transition

Paramedic to RN Transition prepares the qualified Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic to enter the CCBC registered nursing program with advanced standing. Information from nursing program courses (NURN 150, NURN 210, and NURN 220) is presented in a condensed format. Emphasis is placed on the role of the registered nurse in the care of clients with selected health care needs on various levels of the health care continuum. The nursing process and critical thinking are used to guide the acquisition of nursing knowledge and the performance of therapeutic nursing interventions and client teaching. Clinical experiences are planned to provide students with opportunities to apply theory and practice to the role of the registered nurse under the supervision of nursing faculty. 6 credit hours (90 clock hours); 2 credit hours of clinical (90 clock hours) Lab Fee: $225.00 NOTE: Course offered once a year (fall or spring).

Prerequisites: ENGL 101, BIOL 220, BIOL 221, PSYC 101, PSYC 103, BIOL 230, SOCL 101, MATH 083 or MATH 101 (for Math requirement)

NURN 222 – 3 Credits
Pediatric Nursing Concepts

Prepares students for the nurse generalist role in the provision of nursing care to children and families in acute care and community settings. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of child health, normal and abnormal growth and development, and pediatric nursing care for patients with oxygenation, nutrition, perfusion, homeostasis, and neural regulation issues. Clinical, lab and simulation experiences are used to stimulate critical thinking and will augment didactic learning in acute care and community settings. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: NURN 160 and NURN 217 or NURN 218. A minimum grade of "C" or better must be earned to be successful in this course. Lab Fee: $200.00

NURN 229 – 1 Credit
Nursing Professional Practice Concepts

Prepares students for the responsibilities and challenges of the nurse generalist within the health care system. Emphasis is placed on the nursing concepts of advocacy, delegation, ethics, health law, leadership, management and professionalism to facilitate an effective transition from student to registered nurse. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions. Lab Fee: $75.00

Corequisites: NURN 236

NURN 234 – 5 Credits
Nursing Concepts II

Prepares students for the role of the nurse generalist in the provision of complex nursing care to patients and families in acute care settings. Emphasis is placed on the nursing concepts of elimination, immunity, and mobility. Supervised simulation and clinical experiences are designed to integrate critical thinking and increase knowledge of patient care. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions. Lab Fee: $225.00

Prerequisites: NURN 160 and NURN 217 or NURN 218. A minimum grade of "C" or better must be earned to be successful in this course.

NURN 235 – 6 Credits
Nursing Concepts II Care of Children and Adults

Examines the nurse generalist role in the provision of nursing care to children and adults in acute care and community settings. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of child health, immunity, mobility and elimination. Clinical, lab and simulation experiences will augment didactic learning in acute care and community settings. NOTE: An additional diagnostic test fee is required at time of registration. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions.

Prerequisites: NURN 160, NURN 217, and NURN 218. A mimimum grade of "C" or better musts be earned to be successful in this course.

NURN 236 – 6 Credits
Nursing Concepts III

Prepares the student nurse for the transition to the role of the registered nurse. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular regulation, elimination, neural regulation, perfusion, and sensory/perception. Supervised simulations and clinical experiences are designed to provide students with the opportunity to assume the role of the nurse generalist to manage groups of patients and delegate appropriate tasks. Lab Fee: $225.00 NOTE: An additional diagnostic test fee is required at time of registration. NOTE: Course offered every fall, spring and may be offered during additional sessions. Corequisite: NURN 229

Prerequisites: NURN 235