Course Descriptions

Nursing 100: The course provides basic nursing skills used to care for human beings across the lifespan.  Emphasis is placed on comprehensive holistic assessment, communication skills, documentation, safe nursing practice, infection control, patient-family learning needs, and the beginning application of the nursing process.  Health, and alterations in health, are examined in relation to providing for basic human needs, identifying risk factors, and promoting healthy behaviors.  Basic pharmacological principles are learned, emphasizing drug classifications and safe medication administration.  Students identify with the professional nurse role in a variety of clinical settings.


Theory:              180 hours
Clinical:              236 hours
Total Hours:       416 hours



Nursing 200: The course expands upon the use of a holistic approach when caring for individuals/families with alterations in health, throughout the lifespan.  Nursing management of alterations in health across the lifespan is the focus of the course.  Emphasis is placed upon the role of the professional nurse and the use of the nursing process in assisting individuals/families to move toward optimal health potential.  The focus is on health alterations in medical-surgical, pregnancy, the childbearing process, pediatric variances, growth and development, and mental health/illness.  Opportunities are provided to care for individuals and families in a variety of specialized settings.


Theory:              200 hours
Clinical:              284 hours
Total Hours:       484 hours



Nursing 300: The course focuses on the care of the acutely ill individual and their family, as they experience more complex alterations in health.  Selected complex health problems across the lifespan are examined from a holistic perspective.  Opportunities are provided to care for patients and families in a variety of acute care settings.


Theory:              200 hours
Clinical:              300 hours
Total Hours:       500 hours



Nursing 400: The course focuses on the individual and family experiencing emergency and critical healthcare problems.  Students learn to holistically care for individuals and families who are in crisis, as they move along the health-illness continuum.  Leadership experiences are provided to enhance assessment skills, problem-solving, decision-making, prioritization, delegation, and collaboration while managing complex multiple patient/family assignments in a variety of clinical settings.


Theory:              200 hours
Clinical:              320 hours
Total Hours:       520 hours



*All nursing courses must be taken in sequence.