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Nursing (NUR)

NUR 1001 - Critical Thinking Applications I

Critical Thinking Applications I will provide opportunities for the first semester nursing student to practice in simulated patient care situations within a laboratory setting. Nursing skills and procedures, within a nursing process format, will be utilized to stimulate the student to think critically, problem solve, and make clinical decisions while applying fundamental nursing principles and evidenced based practice guidelines. Quality and safety principles are also emphasized throughout the course. NUR 1001 is taught concurrently with NUR 1108. All students must satisfactorily pass NUR 1001 in order to progress to the 2nd semester nursing course, NUR 1208.
Units: 1
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Registered Nursing Program

NUR 1108 - Nursing Process I

Nursing Process I provides an introduction to curricular concepts, role responsibilities, development of fundamental knowledge and nursing skills, as well as the history and evolution of the nursing profession. The nursing process is introduced as the method for clinical decision making. Opportunities will be provided for the student to provide patient centered care for the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health in the clinical and laboratory settings while emphasizing principles of quality and safety, communication, and professionalism. Morning, afternoon, and/or evening hours may be scheduled for clinical experience. A medication calculation test will be given. Each student will be required to achieve 90% on the calculation test to pass the course. 1108 is taught concurrently with NUR 1001. All students must satisfactorily pass NUR 1108 and co-requisite courses with a C or better in order to progress to the 2nd semester nursing course NUR 1208. Pre-requisites: BIOL 2224 A&P1, CHEM 1104. Co-requisites: BIOL 2234 A&P 2, Math 1123.
Units: 8
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Registered Nursing Program

NUR 1201 - Critical Thinking Applications II

The focus of Critical Thinking Applications II is to practice application of clinical decision making skills in simulated medical-surgical patient care situations. Exemplars will be used to enhance nursing skills for patient care, within the nursing process format, and will be utilized to stimulate the student to think critically, problem solve, and make clinical decisions while applying the principles of patient centered care, quality and safety standard, and evidence based practice guidelines. The students will synthesize knowledge and skills from NUR 1001 and NUR 1108 are reinforced and related to new content and skills. NUR 1201 is taught concurrently with NUR 1208. All students must satisfactorily pass NUR 1201 in order to progress to the 3rd semester of the program.
Units: 1
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Registered Nursing Program

NUR 1208 - Nursing Process II

The focus of Nursing Process II is on clinical decision making and the provision of patient centered care in selected medical/surgical settings with adult patients. Curricular concepts from previous courses continue to be built upon and a unit focusing on gerontological nursing is included in this course. Content and clinical experiences will emphasize patient centered care, the role of the nurse in the health care team, communication skills(collaborating with health care team, team building, verbal and non-verbal), and quality and safety. Clinical experiences are scheduled involving morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend hours in an acute care setting focusing on course concepts. NUR 1208 is taught concurrently with NUR 1201. All students must satisfactorily pass NUR 1208 and co-requisite courses with a C or better in order to progress to the 3rd semester nursing. Prerequisites: NUR 1108 OR 1302, BIOL 2234, CHEM 1104. Corequisites: BIOL 2244, ENG 1113.
Units: 8
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Registered Nursing Program

NUR 1216 - Accelerated Nursing

The focus of this course is on clinical decision making and the provision of patient centered care in selected medical/surgical settings with adult patients. Curricular concepts from previous courses continue to be built upon and a unit focusing on gerontological nursing is included in this course. Content and clinical experiences will emphasize patient centered care, the role of the nurse in the health care team, communication skills(collaborating with health care team, team building, verbal and non-verbal), and quality and safety. Clinical experiences are scheduled involving morning, afternoon, evening, or weekend hours in an acute care setting focusing on course concepts. All students must satisfactorily pass NUR 1216 with a C or better in order to progress to the 3rd semester nursing. Prerequisites: NUR 1302, BIOL 2234, CHEM 1104. Corequisites: BIOL 2244, ENG 1113.
Units: 6
Offered: Spring and Summer Terms
Area: Registered Nursing Program

NUR 1302 - Current Concepts In Nursing

The focus of this two-credit hour, web-enhanced course is to introduce the LPN/LPTN to concepts related to the transition and socialization toward associate degree (A.D.) education and the Registered Nurse role. The course provides learning in relation to the NPCC Nursing Philosophy and an introduction to NPCC A.D. Nursing curricular concepts. Selected NUR 1108 topics are examined in an effort to develop the LPN/LPTN knowledge base to a level consistent with that of the RN student entering NUR 1208/1216. A major focus is the use of the nursing process in relation to physical, emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual responses. There is no clinical component to the course. Prerequisite: Graduation from a state approved PN or PTN educational program, Unencumbered LPN/LPTN license in all states registered (must include Arkansas), Officially admitted to the NPCC Nursing Program or with departmental approval, Minimum of 90% score on the Dosage Calculation Exam, and evidence of completion of HIPAA and Blood Born Pathogen education or successful completion of the HIPAA and Blood-Borne Pathogen modules within the course materials, or a nursing student transferring from an accredited nursing program. Course Prerequisites: BIOL 2224, CHEM 1104, and CIS 1011 or other evidence of computer literacy. Spring and Summer
Units: 2
Offered: Summer & Fall Semesters
Area: Registered Nursing Program

NUR 2103 - Pharmacology For Nurses

This focus of this course is to enhance the understanding of pharmacology principles as related to nursing. Emphasis will be on basic concepts, classifications of medications with drug actions and common side effects with utilization of the nursing process to provide safe client care. National initiatives for drug safety will also be introduced. Prerequisites : Anatomy & Physiology I and College Algebra. Fall and Spring
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Registered Nursing Program

NUR 2107 - Nursing Process III

This course continues to integrate curricular concepts and evidence based practice with focus on patient centered care with specific long and short term health problems in the areas of maternal and children’s health. Student behaviors include application of quality and safety standards and clinical decision making with specified nursing problems in relation to developmentally and culturally diverse patients and families. In collaboration with the health care team, the areas of health promotion, maintenance, and restoration are also examined. Knowledge and skills from previous courses are reinforced and related to new content. Clinical experiences will focus on patient responses in the area of maternal-child health, primarily in acute care settings. All students must satisfactorily pass NUR 2107 and co-requisite courses with a C or better in order to progress to the final semester nursing. Prerequisites: NUR 1208 OR 1216, BIOL 2244, ENG 1113. Corequisites: NUR 2303, PSYCH 1103.
Units: 7
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Registered Nursing Program

NUR 2210 - Nursing Process V

The focus of this course is on complex medical/surgical conditions in the provision of safe, patient centered care to developmentally and culturally diverse adult patients. Students apply the nursing process and utilize information literacy skills to demonstrate clinical decision-making that is grounded in evidence based practice to achieve best practice outcomes. Incorporating quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the associate degree nurse as applied in the acute care and high acuity settings. Emphasis will be placed on prioritization of care through collaboration with other members of the health care team, patients and their families. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of in-patient and out-patient clinical settings. Prerequisites: NUR 2303. NUR 2107, PSYCH 1103. Corequisite: ENG 1123.
Units: 10
Offered: Spring Semesters
Area: Registered Nursing Program

NUR 2303 - Nursing Process IV

The focus of this course is to apply curricular concepts and apply evidence based care in the area of mental health. Student behaviors will include application of the nursing process for clinical decision making to provide patient-centered care for the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health with a variety of developmentally and culturally diverse patients. Theory and clinical content will emphasize the concepts of quality and safety, legal and ethical considerations, and health care team roles in the area of mental health. Self-assessment and self-awareness are encouraged to enhance self-development and foster therapeutic relationships. Communication skills are further developed using theories of interpersonal relationships as a foundation with a focus on the development of goal directed therapeutic communication techniques. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of in-patient and out-patient clinical settings. All students must satisfactorily pass NUR 2303 and co-requisite courses with a C or better in order to progress to the final semester nursing. Prerequisites: BIOL 2244, ENG 1113. Corequisites: NUR 2107, PSYCH 1103.
Units: 3
Offered: Fall Semesters
Area: Registered Nursing Program

NUR 2304 - Health Assessment

This web-enhanced course is designed for Registered Nurses preparing for a bachelors degree in nursing (or with instructor permission). Complete assessment of all body systems will be explored with emphasis on physical examination techniques. Spring, Fall.
Units: 4
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Registered Nursing Program

NUR 2901 - Special Study In Nursing

Individual study of a particular area of nursing. Course content proposal and course objectives to be developed by the student or group of students and instructor, depending on the identified need and/or interest of the student. The Division Chair of Nursing will make assignment of appropriate course credit. Prerequisite: Completion of 8 hours of nursing. Fall/Spring
Units: 1
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Registered Nursing Program

NUR 2902 - Special Study In Nursing

Individual study of a particular area of nursing. Course content proposal and course objectives to be developed by the student or group of students and instructor, depending on the identified need and/or interest of the student. The Division Chair of Nursing will make assignment of appropriate course credit. Prerequisite: Completion of 8 hours of nursing. Fall/Spring
Units: 2
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Registered Nursing Program

NUR 2903 - Special Study In Nursing

Individual study of a particular area of nursing. Course content proposal and course objectives to be developed by the student or group of students and instructor, depending on the identified need and/or interest of the student. The Division Chair of Nursing will make assignment of appropriate course credit. Prerequisite: Completion of 8 hours of nursing. Fall/Spring
Units: 3
Offered: Fall & Spring Semesters
Area: Registered Nursing Program