Associates of Science in Nursing Degree (RN Program)

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

(Courses codes are composed of the initial letters of the program’s name followed by 100 to designate the beginning course in a program and ascending numbers to determine higher number)

GENERAL EDUCATION PREREQUISITES

 

GEN100             Humanities                                               3

Humanities are academic disciplines that study aspects of human society and culture.

 

GEN101             Liberal Arts Mathematics                     3

This course introduces the student to the concept of mathematics. The student will simplify or perform operations on signed numbers, radicals, and expressions containing exponents, graph linear equations, and solve applications.

GEN102               English Composition                       3

Introduces fundamental concepts of chemistry and surveys important chemical elements and their compound.

 

GEN103             Introduction to Psychology                         3

This course will introduce the student to the basic concepts of psychology and how they can be applied to the field of nursing. Psychosocial stages of development will be studied and discussed, as well as how psychology works, from basic theories and principles, through research, understanding, and explaining results to the actual application of psychological techniques.

 

GEN104             Introduction to Biology                           3

A general introduction to biology in the areas of cell biology,

(genetics, development) vertebrate physiology, ecology and evolution.

 

GEN105            Sociology                                              2

Explores human development and examines theories and empirical studies dealing with human cognitive, social, emotional, and physical development in the context of a lifespan.

 

NURSING PREREQUSITES.

MUST BE COMPLETED BEFORE NURSING FIRST TERM

 

CNURPRE106      Anatomy and Physiology I                                                                         3

This course provides students with basic knowledge of the normal structure and function of the human body. Major content focuses on the interrelations among the organ systems and the relationship of each organ system to homeostasis. Upon   completions of this course, students will be able to demonstrate basic knowledge of body systems, their interrelationship, and associated medical terminology.

 

CNURPRE107      Anatomy and Physiology Lab I                                                                   1

This lab is designed to complement CNURPRE106 (Anatomy and Physiology I) and helps students apply what they learned in lab setting.

 

CNURPRE108        Anatomy and Physiology II                                                                        3                      

This course offers a detailed study of the anatomy and physiology of the circulatory, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Students will gain factual knowledge (terminology classifications, methods, and trends) about human anatomy and physiology. They will integrate fundamental principles generalization, or theories of human anatomy into their repertoire of nursing skills needed to perform a professional assessment.

 

CNURPRE109         Anatomy and Physiology Lab II                                                                 1

This lab is designed to complement CNURPRE 108 (Anatomy and Physiology II) and helps students apply what they have learned in a lab setting.

 

CNURPRE110         Microbiology with 5 hours of HIV/AIDS                                                    3

This course provides students with a sound scientific foundation in epidemiology, microbiology and continuous improvement theory that will allow them to successfully apply these principles to the day-to-day practice of infection control. Emphasis focuses on practical applications on a wide variety of healthcaresettings, such as hospitals, long-term care, home care, and ambulatory setting.

The 5 hours in HIV and AIDS training will cover the main aspects of this infectious disease, such as recommended methods of prevention, most effective treatments available today, facts about myths surrounding HIV/AIDS infection, and list of ways the virus can be transmitted for one individual to another.

 

 

NURSING COURSES

 

CNUR200         Strategies of Healthcare Success                                                                        1

This course provides a basic overview of the healthcare delivery system and the roles of the different healthcare team members. The student will be introduced to concepts and principles common to all health careers. The curriculum includes CPR for the healthcare provider.

 

CNUR201         Strategies of Healthcare Success Lab and Clinical Skills                                    1

This Lab is designed to complement what was learned in Healthcare Success and applies the knowledge in a lab setting.

 

CNUR202         Foundation and Concepts of Nursing                                                                     2

Provide a foundation for the nursing program. Introduces the history and practice of nursing, including standards of nursing practice and concepts basic to nursing that are applied through the curriculum. Critical thinking as embodied in the nursing process is emphasized, including in-depth study in a classroom setting with Web-assisted resources and application in skills laboratories and clinical settings. Normal functional health patterns are explored in the context of the physical biological and social sciences. Laboratory practices include practice in basic nursing assessment skills, such as completion of health history and physical assessment techniques and common nursing skills that support basic human needs. Principles of safety, sepsis, and inflectional control are emphasized throughout. Opportunities for application of basic nursing skills clinical experiences are provided in ambulatory and long-term care settings.

 

CNUR203         Foundations and Concepts of Nursing Clinical                                                       1

This course is designed to complement CNUR202 (Foundations and Concepts of Nursing) and gives students the opportunity to apply nursing concepts by providing explanation, demonstration, and practice of care provider activities necessary and essential to the practice of nursing.

 

CNUR204         Pharmacology                                                                                                             2

Present essential concepts and principles of pharmacology as applied to nursing practice. Emphasis is on application of the nursing process to the care of clients receiving pharmaceutical agents.

 

CNUR205         Pharmacology Clinical                                                                                                1

This course is designed to complement CNUR204 (Pharmacology), enabling the student to display competencies in Applied Pharmacology.

 

CNUR206         Medical Surgical I                                                                                                         2

The purpose of this course is to introduce further information about illnesses (vocabulary, causes, control or prevention, and signs/symptoms), which will be used and reused when learning about patients with diseases and disorders. It will serve to further extend the student’s understanding of his/her role(s) in giving patient care in a variety of situations with patients of all ages.

 

CNUR207         Medical Surgical I Clinical                                                                                             1

This course is designed to complement CNUR206 (Medical Surgical I) and will provide opportunity to apply concepts of nursing and for explanation, demonstration, and practice of skills related to medical surgical nursing in a clinical setting.

 

CNUR208         Adult Nursing I                                                                                                                 2

This course focuses on the biopsychosocial responses of actual and high-risk conditions that affect individual’s functional health.

 

CNUR209              Adult Nursing I Clinical                                                                                                1                   

This course is designed to complement CNUR208 (Adult Nursing I) and will provide opportunity to apply concepts of nursing and for explanation, demonstration, and practice of skills related to adult nursing in a clinical setting.

 

CNUR301         Adult Nursing II                                                                                                                   2

Care of adult patients with specific and complex problems will be studied. Nursing process as a mean of maintaining physiological, psychological and sociocultural integrity is applied. Critical analysis of patient’s data and responses to nursing interventions are emphasized, communication skills, critical thinking, decision making, psychomotor skills, teaching- learning principles, keeping updated with current literature, and moral principles are emphasized.

 

CNUR302         Adult Nursing II Clinical                                                                                                      1

This course is designed to complement CNUR301 (Adult Nursing II) and will provide opportunity to apply concepts of nursing and for explanation, demonstration and practice of skills related to adult nursing in a clinical setting.

 

CNUR303         Adult Nursing III                                                                                                                    2

Adult Nursing III focuses on the healthcare of individuals, families, and groups who have self-care deficits related to mobility and neurosensory problems. Students will use the nursing process in a variety of healthcare settings to assist individuals, families, and groups to achieve optimum health. Professional Role Management content will be integrated within this course during clinical conference time.

 

CNUR304         Adult Nursing III Clinical                                                                                                       1

This course is designed to complement CNUR303 (Adult Nursing III) and will provide opportunity to apply concepts of nursing and for explanation, demonstration, and practice of skills related to adult nursing in a clinical setting.

 

CNUR305         Geriatric I                                                                                                                                 2

This course will provide information on the care of the elderly.  The theories and concepts of aging, the physiologic and psychosocial changes and problems associated with the process, and the appropriate nursing interventions are discussed. Management functions of the registered nurse are discussed.

 

CNUR306         Geriatric Clinical I                                                                                                                    1

This course is designed to complement CNUR305 Geriatric Nursing and will provide opportunity to apply concepts of nursing and for explanation, demonstration, and practice of skills related to geriatric nursing in a clinical setting.

 

CNUR307         Geriatric II                                                                                                                                 2

Designed to explore current theories and practices in gerontology nursing; the primary focus of the course is on the role of the nurse in assessing and managing the aging individual and family adaptation to the aging process.

 

CNUR308         Geriatric II Clinical                                                                                                                     1

This course is designed to complement CNUR307 (Geriatric Nursing) and will provide opportunity to apply concepts of nursing and for explanation, demonstration, and practice of skills related to geriatric nursing in a clinical setting.

 

CNUR309         Geriatric III                                                                                                                                   2

Synthesizes leadership  and management theories and principles of quality improvement in the delivery of safe and efficient healthcare to individuals, families, groups, and communities.

 

CNUR310         Geriatric III Clinical                                                                                                                       1

This course is designed to complement CNUR309 (Geriatric Nursing) and will provide opportunity to apply concepts of nursing and for explanation, demonstration, and practice of skills related to geriatric nursing in a clinical setting.

 

CNUR401         Pediatric                                                                                                                                          1

Focus on health management and maintenance and the prevention of illness, care of the family as a whole, care of the child as a whole, and deviations from the normal state of health.

 

CNUR402         Pediatric Clinical                                                                                                                             3

This course is designed to complement CNUR401 (Pediatric Nursing) and will provide opportunity to apply concepts of nursing and for explanation, demonstration, and practice of skills related to pediatric nursing in a clinical setting.

 

CNUR403         Maternal/Child Bearing                                                                                                                  1

The purpose of this course is to provide an overview of maternal and child health issues and trends. With this primary aim,

the objectives are organized around the knowledge of health assessment and interventions for families and children.

 

CNUR404         Maternal/Child Bearing Nursing Clinical                                                                                        3

This course is designed to complement CNUR403 (Maternal/Child Bearing) and will provide opportunity to apply concepts of nursing and for explanation, demonstration, and practice of skills related to maternal and child bearing nursing in a clinical setting.

 

CNUR405         Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing                                                                                            2

The course provides the student with the knowledge base to apply selected theories, concepts, and research in the nursing management of mental disorders in clients throughout the life span and in a variety of settings. Continuing themes of growth and development across the life span, therapeutic communications, sociocultural dimensions, pharmacology, teaching, client advocacy, and ethical standards are explored. Traditional psychotherapeutic and integrative health therapies are addressed.

 

CNUR406         Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Clinical                                                                                2

This course is designed to complement CNUR405 Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing and will provide opportunity to apply concepts of nursing and for explanation, demonstration and practice of skills related to psychiatric and mental health nursing in a clinical setting.

 

CNUR501         Community Health Nursing                                                                                                                   1

This course is designed to assist students in developing expertise and in-depth understanding in the field of community health nursing. It will help students to develop advanced skills for nursing intervention in various aspects of community healthcare settings. It will enable the student to function as community health nurse practitioner/specialist. It will further enable the student to function as educator, manager, and researcher in the field of community health nursing.

 

CNUR502         Community Health

Nursing Clinical                                                                                                                                                                2

This course is designed to complement CNUR501 Community Health Nursing and will provide opportunity to apply concepts of nursing and for explanation, demonstration, and practice of skills related to community health nursing in a clinical setting.

 

CNUR503         Nursing Leadership and

Management                                                                                                                                                                      2

This course familiarizes the students with management theories, organizational behavior theories, and  leadership  styles that

are relevant to the practice of nursing management. It explores the elements of the management process as well as change management strategies and their applications. It enhances students’ leadership skills in maintaining best practices and standards of care. Nursing units in hospitals are the framework used for the application of the theories and knowledge base included in this course.