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Spring 2017

Nursing Courses:

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NUR101 - Nursing 1
Credits: 6

Catalog Description: Introduces basic nursing theory and skills. Explores the influence of health problems on the individual's ability to meet physiological, as well as, psychosocial needs. Students participate in client care situations focusing on the assessment phase of the nursing process and beginning nursing skills. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program and BIO105 as a corequisite or prerequisite.

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NUR102 - Nursing 2
Credits: 7

Catalog Description: Examines the needs of individuals with disturbances of ingestion, digestion, absorption, elimination, and mobility. Emphasizes nursing care of the surgical and pediatric client. Students participate in clinical experiences with clients undergoing surgery and hospitalized children. Prerequisites: NUR101 and BIO105 with a grade of C or better. BIO106 may be taken as a corequisite.

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NUR110 - Nursing 1
Credits: 8

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. 5 lecture hours, 9 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 152 with a grade of 'C' or higher.

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NUR120 - Nursing 2
Credits: 8

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, 9 lab/clinical hours/week. Prerequisites: NUR 110 and BIO 152 each with a grade of “C” or higher. Prerequisite or corequisite: BIO 153 with a grade of 'C' or higher. Corequisite: PHM122.

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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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NUR201 - Nursing 3
Credits: 11

Catalog Description: Examines the needs of individuals related to productive family relationships, including the child-bearing process. Applies the nursing process to individuals with disturbances of oxygen exchange and transport, selected communication and endocrine disturbances, and abnormal cell growth. Students participate in hospital and community-based clinical experiences. Prerequisites: NUR102 and BIO106 with a grade of C or better, and PSY102.

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NUR202 - Nursing 4
Credits: 11

Catalog Description: Examines individuals with needs relative to selected communication disturbances, sexual role satisfaction, sensory and psychomotor function, endocrine regulation, and major fluid and electrolyte disturbances. Examines special problems which threaten the integrity of the healthy family unit. Students participate in clinical experiences with an emphasis on caring for groups of clients and the evaluation phase of the nursing process. Prerequisite: NUR201 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: NUR204.

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NUR203 - Perspectives in Nursing
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Examines issues relevant to contemporary professional nursing including licensure, legal and ethical concerns, the dynamics of political and collective bargaining processes in nursing, career and educational opportunities, procuring employment, and professional accountability. Explores the personal and professional adjustments required for a successful transition to the graduate nurse role. Prerequisites: NUR101 and NUR102.

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NUR204 - Nursing Management
Credits: 1

Catalog Description: Examines the nurse's role as manager of client 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. Students participate in a day-long 'shadowing' experience with a nurse manager in a clinical setting. Prerequisites: NUR101, NUR102, and NUR201. Corequisite: NUR202.

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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: NUR120 with a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite for PN-to-RN students: NUR131 with a grade of A and BIO153 with a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite or Corequisites: BIO201 and PSY203 each with a grade of C or higher. Corequisites: NUR215 and NURCL3.

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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: NUR120 with a grade of C or higher. Prerequisite for PN-to-RN students: NUR131 with a grade of A and BIO153 with a grade of C or higher. Corequisite: NUR210.

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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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