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Fall 2012

Nursing Courses:

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NUR110 - Nursing 1
Credits: 7

Catalog Description: Introduces the students to concepts related to health and illness, hierarchy of human needs, adaptive response, and the nursing process. Provides students with the fundamental knowledge and basic skills necessary to provide caring interventions to hospitalized individuals representative of diverse cultural groups. Basic competencies/principles of professionalism, communication, assessment, teaching/learning and clinical decision making are introduced. Includes dosage calculation skills. Provides supervised learning experiences and simulations in college nursing laboratories and regional clinical agencies. 4 lecture hours, 9 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 105 or BIO 152 with a grade of 'C' or higher. Corequisites: PHM 122 and NUR CL1.

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NUR120 - Nursing 2
Credits: 9

Catalog Description: Focuses on the care of medical-surgical patients in hospital settings. Provides students with specialized knowledge and advanced skills. Competencies of assessment, collaboration, communication, management of care, professional behaviors, caring interventions, teaching/learning and clinical decision making skills are emphasized. Includes advanced dosage calculation skills. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and regional clinical agencies. 5 lecture hours, 12 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisites: NUR 110, BIO 105 or BIO 152, and 122 each with a grade of 'C' or higher. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 106 or BIO 153 with a grade of 'C' or higher. Corequisite: NUR CL2.

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NUR130 - NY PN to RN Transition Course
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: The NY PN to RN Transition course is designed to validate prior learning, and update/enhance the student's knowledge. This course facilitates transition from the role of Practical Nurse to that of a student preparing for the role of Registered Nurse. Nursing process is used as the framework for critical thinking and problem solving. Four contact hours (3 classroom, 1 laboratory). Prerequisites: Eligibility for licensure as a licensed practical nurse in a United States jurisdiction. For progression into the nursing program, applicants must hold current LPN registration in a United States jurisdiction and meet the specific admission requirements of the institution/program to which she/he is applying.

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NUR131 - Introduction to Associate Degree Nursing
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Familiarizes the LPN transition student with the GCC Nursing Program philosophy, objectives, outcomes, policies, and organizing framework. Updates and enhances student learning related to critical thinking skills, math and dosage calculations. Prepares students for entry into the clinical sequence of second level nursing courses. One and a half class hours and one and a half laboratory hours. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NUR 130 and current LPN registration in a US jurisdiction.

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NUR210 - Nursing 3
Credits: 8

Catalog Description: Examines the role of the nurse in caring for patients from conception to death. Focuses on human development, health promotion and disease prevention in individuals throughout the lifespan. Competencies of professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring interventions teaching and learning collaboration and managing care are emphasized in the context of individuals and lifespan. Includes dosage calculation skills. Experiences are provided in mental health, maternal child health, and geriatrics. 5 lecture hours, 9 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisites: NUR 120 and BIO 106 or BIO 153 each with a grade of 'C' or higher. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 201 with a grade of 'C' or higher. Corequisites: PSY 203, NUR 215, and NUR CL3.

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NUR215 - Leadership 1
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Offers the advanced student opportunities to explore current issues facing nursing in today's complex health care delivery system. Topics include: the healthcare system, politics in nursing, fiscal management, nursing informatics, legal/ethical issues, considerations for obtaining, maintaining, and changing employment in the current health environment, role transition, and select management concepts. Supervised experiences in the college learning laboratory are provided. 1.5 lecture hours, 0.5 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisite: NUR 120 with a grade of ā€˜Cā€™ or higher. Corequisite: NUR 210.

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NUR220 - Nursing 4
Credits: 8

Catalog Description: Emphasizes the nursing care of patients with complex health care needs. Focuses on all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Competencies of professional behaviors, communication, assessment, clinical decision making, caring interventions, teaching/learning collaboration, and managing care are emphasized at an advanced level. Includes advanced skill in dosage calculations. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and regional clinical agencies. 5 lecture hours, 9 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisites: BIO 201, NUR 210, NUR 215, and PSY 203 each with a grade of 'C' or higher. Corequisites: NUR 225, NUR CL4, NUR 250, and NUR CL5.

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NUR225 - Leadership 2
Credits: 2

Catalog Description: Examines the nurse's role as manager of patient care. Explores fundamental concepts of leadership and management as they apply to health care settings. Emphasizes skills such as communication, accountability, decision-making, establishing priorities, assigning and delegating, and collaborating with other members of the health care team. Supervised experiences in the college learning laboratory are provided. 1.5 lecture hours, 0.5 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisites: NUR 210 and NUR 215 each with a grade of 'C' or higher. Corequisites: NUR 220 and NUR 250.

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NUR250 - Nursing 5
Credits: 5

Catalog Description: Provides the advanced student with the knowledge and skills required to demonstrate the competencies of the Associate Degree nurse in various settings. The student utilizes the nursing process in the delivery of care, demonstrates competence in communication and technical skills, and develops competence in managing care for groups of patients. The student demonstrates the ability to be accountable for his/her actions. 2 lecture hours, 9 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisites: BIO 201, NUR 210, NUR 215, and PSY 203 each with a grade of 'C' or higher. Corequisites: NUR 220, NUR CL4, NUR 225, and NUR CL5.

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NUR291 - Nursing Internship-Coop. Ed.
Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Introduces students to clinical experiences in nursing. Students are placed in positions relative to their career and academic objectives. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NUR 101 and NUR 102.

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