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Nursing (HNR)

HNR 101 -  Fundamentals of Nursing-Lectur  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 4

Division: Health Occupations

The students learn the foundation for professional nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the principles and skills needed to apply the clinical judgment required for safe patient-centered care. Communication is emphasized as an essential aspect of the professional role. Group 2 course.

Required Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program; BIO 228 w/grade of 2.5 or higher, may be taken concurrently.

Corequisites: HNR 102, HNR 106

HNR 102 -  Fund of Nursing-Clinical  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 12

Division: Health Occupations

Through laboratory and/or clinical experience students learn about the professional identity of the nurse while acquiring and applying basic nursing knowledge, judgment, and skills in order to provide safe patient-centered care. Group 2 course. Critical Thinking - Direct, Quantitative Reasoning.

Required Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program; BIO 228 with a grade of 2.5 or higher, may be taken concurrently

Corequisites: HAH 100C, HNR 101, HNR 106, HPD 110

HNR 106 -  Pharmacology I  

Credit Hours: 1, Contact Hours: 1

Division: Health Occupations

Students learn an overview of pharmacology with emphasis on clinical applications within the context of the nursing process. The course explores pharmacological principles, including indications, modes of action, side effects, contraindications and medical calculations for the safe administration of medications. Specific nursing judgment and collaborative responsibilities for drug administration are emphasized. Legal statutes and standards regulating drug administration within the scope of nursing professional identity are presented. Individualized patient variables across the lifespan will also be a focus of study. Group 2 course. Quantitative Reasoning.

Required Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program, BIO 228 with grade of 2.5 or better, may be taken concurrently.

Corequisites: HNR 101, HNR 102

HNR 107 -  Pharmacology II  

Credit Hours: 2, Contact Hours: 2

Division: Health Occupations

Students learn an overview of pharmacology with emphasis on clinical applications within the context of the nursing process. The course is organized by medication classification. It explores indications, modes of action, side effects, contraindications and interactions for the safe administration of select drugs. Specific individualized patient care, nursing judgment, and collaborative responsibilities to drug administration are emphasized. Group 2 course.

Required Prerequisites: HAH 100C, HNR 101, and HNR 106 with a grade of 2.5 or above; HNR 102 with an S

Corequisites: HNR 125, HNR 126

HNR 125 -  Lifespan Nursing Lecture  

Credit Hours: 5, Contact Hours: 5

Division: Health Occupations

Presentation of nursing management of health care issues related to uncomplicated pregnancy, birth, and neonatal period. Introduction of nursing management of common health alterations found in both chronically and acutely ill clients across the lifespan. Emphasis will be made on utilizing evidence-based practice to identify appropriate nursing interventions to achieve the desired outcome for the client based on their developmental level across the lifespan. Group 2 course.

Required Prerequisites: BIO 228, HAH 100C, HNR 101, and HNR 106 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; HNR 102 with an S

Corequisites: HNR 107, HNR 126

HNR 126 -  Lifespan Nursing-Clinical  

Credit Hours: 5, Contact Hours: 15

Division: Health Occupations

Clinical experiences providing opportunities to apply principles studied in HNR 125. Clinical learning environments will include the opportunity to apply medical-surgical, pediatric, and obstetric nursing interventions in a variety of settings, including acute care and simulation experiences. Group 2 course. Quantitative Reasoning.

Required Prerequisites: BIO 228, HAH 100C, HNR 101 HNR 106 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; HNR 102 with an S

Corequisites: HNR 107, HNR 125

HNR 145 -  Practical Nursing Roles & Issu  

Credit Hours: 1, Contact Hours: 1

Division: Health Occupations

Reviews ethical/legal responsibilities of the LPN. Presents issues and trends related to LPN practice, nursing organizations, continuing education; and licensure. Discusses occupational opportunities and provides information on employment search, job-seeking skills and transition issues. Group 2 course. Critical Thinking - Direct.

Required Prerequisites: HNR 125 with a grade of 2.5 or higher, and HNR 126 with an S, may be taken concurrently

HNR 221 -  Acute Care Nursing I  

Credit Hours: 1.5, Contact Hours: 1.5

Division: Health Occupations

Presentation of nursing interventions and concepts required for adult patients with complex medical-surgical disorders. Emphasizes advanced assessment, analysis, nursing judgment, and nursing accountability. The focus is on adult patients with multiple complex requirements. Geriatric considerations are presented and integrated throughout. Group 2 course.

Required Prerequisites: HNR 251 with 2.5 or higher, HNR 252 with an S

Corequisites: HNR 241, HNR 242

HNR 222 -  Acute Care Nursing II  

Credit Hours: 1.5, Contact Hours: 1.5

Division: Health Occupations

A continuation of presentation of nursing interventions and concepts required for adult patients with complex medical-surgical disorders. Emphasizes advanced assessment, analysis, nursing judgment, and nursing accountability. The focus is on adult patients with multiple complex requirements. Geriatric considerations are presented and integrated throughout. Group 2 course.

Required Prerequisites: HNR 221 and HNR 241 with a grade of 2.5 or higher, HNR 242 with an S

Corequisites: HNR 248, HNR 261

HNR 241 -  Adv Maternal Child Nursing-Lec  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Health Occupations

This course provides information on complex problems facing families coping with complications during the childbearing/childrearing process, including an identification of at-risk families. These concepts will be applied to review of complications occurring during childhood and the prenatal, intrapartum and postpartum periods. Group 2 course.

Required Prerequisites: HNR 251 with a grade of 2.5 or higher and HNR 252 with an S

Corequisites: HNR 221, HNR 242

HNR 242 -  Adv Maternal Child Nursing-Cli  

Credit Hours: 2, Contact Hours: 6

Division: Health Occupations

This course provides for the clinical application of the principles presented in the co requisite: HNR 241. Maternity clinical time will occur in an inpatient unit and pediatric clinical time will be in an acute or community pediatric setting observing and caring for pediatric patients. Students will complete a detailed family assessment, be involved in clinical simulations, and participate in these experiences by observing and/or directly providing care to at-risk families coping with childbearing and/or childrearing stressors/issues. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct, Quantitative Reasoning.

Required Prerequisites: HNR 251 with a grade of 2.5 or higher and HNR 252 with an S

Corequisites: HNR 221, HNR 241

HNR 248 -  Acute Care Nursing - Clinical  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 12

Division: Health Occupations

Clinical experience providing opportunities to apply principles presented in HNR 221 and HNR 222. Emphasis is upon refinement of organization, decision-making, critical thinking, and priority-setting skills in the care of multiple clients with complex medical-surgical disorders. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct, Quantitative Reasoning.

Required Prerequisites: HNR 221, HNR 241, HNR 242

Corequisites: HNR 222, HNR 261

HNR 251 -  Mental Health Nursing - Lec  

Credit Hours: 2, Contact Hours: 2

Division: Health Occupations

This course is designed to enable the student to better understand behavior exhibited by persons with mental disorders. Classifications, causes, and symptoms of mental diseases are presented and treatments such as individual, group, and activity therapies are explored. Emphasis is placed on the ways by which the nurse determines, develops, implements, and evaluates a therapeutic environment for the client. The implementing of theories of human behavior is the scientific aspect of mental health-psychiatric nursing; the purposeful use of the self in the performance of care is the artful aspect. The goal is preventative and corrective impact upon mental illness and the restoration of optimal mental health for individuals. Group 2 course.

Required Prerequisites: HNR 125 and HNR 107 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; HNR 126 with a grade of S

Corequisites: HNR 252

HNR 252 -  Mental Health Nursing-Clinical  

Credit Hours: 1, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Health Occupations

Clinical experience providing opportunities to apply principles presented in HNR 251. A variety of clinical settings addressing mental health issues in acute care, long-term care, and in community agencies are utilized. Emphasis is placed upon the exercise of critical thinking in addressing mental health issues and concerns. Additionally, students identify and analyze community resources of use to persons with mental health issues. Group 2 course. Communications - Direct, Quantitative Reasoning.

Required Prerequisites: HNR 125 and HNR 107 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; HNR 126 with a grade of S

Corequisites: HNR 251

HNR 261 -  Nursing Management  

Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 3

Division: Health Occupations

Introduces principles of leadership and management as these relate to providing nursing care to a group of patients. The principles of delegation, communication, and priority-setting are reviewed and a variety of nursing management challenges are discussed, including team building, managing change, conflict resolution, power and authority, political action, economic aspects of health care, legal/ethical issues, and emergency preparedness. Job-seeking skills, NCLEX-RN preparation, and issues related to role transition are discussed. Group 2 course.

Required Prerequisites: HNR 221 and HNR 241 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; HNR 242 with S

Corequisites: HNR 222, HNR 248, HNR 262

HNR 262 -  Nursing Management Clinical  

Credit Hours: 4, Contact Hours: 12

Division: Health Occupations

Clinical experience providing opportunities to apply principles presented in HNR 261. Emphasis is placed upon organizational skills, time management, critical thinking, and the exercise of clinical judgment in managing the care for a normal RN caseload of patients. Students perform nursing care in the clinical area 24 hours per week for eight weeks with the goal of promoting a successful role transition from student to entry-level professional nurse. Group 2 course. Quantitative Reasoning.

Required Prerequisites: HNR 222 with a grade of 2.5 or higher; HNR 248 with S

Corequisites: HNR 261