Associate Degree Nursing Division Courses

NUR 1119 – Adult Nursing I
Prerequisite or co-requisite: BIO 2514 & FCS 1253. This course emphasizes the individual as a unique biopsychosocial being who is made up of systems and subsystems and identifies similarities and differences existing in health and illness. The concepts of the individual, health-illness, growth and development, communications, nursing process, stress-adaptation and the associate degree nursing role are introduced in this course. Beginning nursing skills along with basic patient care are taught. The nursing process is introduced as a basis of care and scientific principles underlying nursing activities are stressed. Six class hours per week and nine clinical hours per week. Nine semester hours credit.

NUR 1129 – Adult Nursing II
Prerequisite: NUR 1119, BIO 2514, pre or co-requisite BIO 2524 and for spring admissions, EPY 2533 is a pre-requisite. This course continues to emphasize the individual as a unique biopsychosoical being who is made up of systems and sub-systems and identifies similarities and differences existing in health and illness. The individual, health-illness, growth and development, communication, nursing process, stress-adaptation and the associate degree nursing role are further explored. The nursing process provides a basis for identifying health care needs which result from stressors. Scientific principles provide the rationale for nursing interventions which assist the individual to adapt to stressors. Six class hours per week and nine clinical hours per week. Nine semester hours credit.

NUR 2113 – Mental Health Nursing
Prerequisite: NUR 1129, PSY 1513, & EPY 2533. This course focuses on human behaviors resulting from the effects of stressors upon the individual's biopsychosocial systems. Methods of adaptation which are exhibited by individuals experiencing stressors and which are not acceptable within the individual's society are examined. Application of the nursing process for the individual with a psychosocial disturbance is explored in the clinical and classroom settings. Therapeutic
communication is emphasized as a vital part of nursing interventions giving consideration to the individual's position on the health-illness continuum. The focus of clinical learning is on nursing interventions and available community resources for patients with mental health needs. Six and one-half class hours per week and ten clinical hours per week for one summer term. Three semester hours credit.

NUR 2129 – Maternal-Child Nursing
Prerequisite: NUR 1129 or NUR 2113, EPY 2533, pre or co-requisite BIO 2924. This course emphasizes the study of the individual in the child bearing cycle, the neonate and the child from infancy through adolescence giving consideration to the position on the health-illness continuum. The effects of stress on the biopsychosocial systems of the individual in the child bearing cycle, the neonate and the child are examined. Concepts of growth and development and appropriate communication techniques are further explored and integrated into the nursing process. Five class hours per week and twelve clinical hours per week. Nine semester hours credit.

NUR 2139 – Complex Nursing
Prerequisite: NUR 2113, NUR 2129. This course is a culminating course requiring synthesis and application of knowledge gained in previous courses. It includes the study of individuals with biopsychosocial stressors that affect multiple body systems and the transition from student to graduate. The concepts of the individual, health-illness, growth & development, communication, nursing process, stress-adaptation and the associate degree nursing role are utilized in the delivery of nursing care to individuals in a variety of health care settings. Transition from student to graduate nurse is facilitated through the refinement of management and organizational skills. The nursing process is used as a basis for providing and coordinating care for a small group of patients with complex health care needs. Five class hours per week and twelve clinical hours per week. Nine semester hours credit.