Nursing (NSG)

NSG 100. Introduction to Nursing Concepts. (4 Credits)

Introduces concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning. Focuses on basic nursing concepts with an emphasis on safe nursing practice and the development of the nursing process. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week. Prerequisite: BIO 141.

NSG 106. Competencies for Nursing Practice. (2 Credits)

Focuses on the application of concepts through clinical skill development. Emphasizes the use of clinical judgment in skill acquisition. Includes principles of safety, evidence-based practice, informatics and math computational skills. Prepares students to demonstrate competency in specific skills and drug dosage calculation including the integration of skills in the care of clients in simulated settings. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Laboratory 4 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week. Prerequisites: MTE 1 - MTE 5 and BIO 141.

NSG 115. Healthcare Concepts for Transition. (5 Credits)

Focuses on role transition from Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered professional nurse. Incorporates concepts of nursing practice and conceptual learning to promote health and wellness across the lifespan. Uses the nursing process to explore care delivery for selected diverse populations with common and predictable illness. Emphasizes the use of clinical judgement in skill acquisition. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 6 hours per week. Prerequisites: BIO 141, BIO 142, ENG 111, PSY 230, SDV 100; acceptance to the Transition Program; Co-requisites: NSG 200, BIO 150.

NSG 130. Professional Nursing Concepts. (1 Credit)

Introduces the role of the professional nurse and fundamental concepts in professional development. Focuses on professional identity, legal/ethical issues and contemporary trends in professional nursing. Lecture 1 hour per week. Total 1 hour per week. Prerequisite: BIO 141.

NSG 152. Health Care Participant. (3 Credits)

Focuses on the health and wellness of diverse individuals, families, and the community throughout the lifespan. Covers concepts that focus on client attributes and preferences regarding healthcare. Emphasizes population-focused care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or cooperating agencies, and/or simulated environments. Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week. Prerequisites: BIO 142, NSG 100, NSG 106, NSG 130 and NSG 200. Co-requisite: BIO 150 or BIO 205.

NSG 170. Health/ Illness Concepts. (6 Credits)

Focuses on the nursing care of individuals and/or families throughout the lifespan with an emphasis on health and illness concepts. Includes concepts of nursing care for the antepartum client and clients with common and predictable illnesses. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Lecture 4 hours per week. Laboratory 6 hours per week. Total 10 hours per week. Prerequisites: BIO 142, NSG 100, NSG 106, NSG 130 and NSG 200. Co-requisites: BIO 150 or BIO 205.

NSG 200. Health Promotion and Assessment. (3 Credits)

Introduces assessment and health promotion for the individual and family. Includes assessment of infants, children, adults, geriatric clients and pregnant females. Emphasizes health history and the acquisition of physical assessment skills with underlying concepts of development, communication, and health promotion. Prepares students to demonstrate competency in the assessment of clients across the lifespan. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Lecture 2 hours per week. Laboratory 3 hours per week. Total 5 hours per week. Prerequisite: BIO 141.

NSG 210. Health Care Concepts I. (5 Credits)

Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to physiological health alterations and reproduction. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Part I of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 6 hours per week. Total 9 hours per week. Prerequisites: BIO 150 (or BIO 205), NSG 152 and NSG 170.

NSG 211. Health Care Concepts II. (5 Credits)

Focuses on care of clients across the lifespan in multiple settings including concepts related to psychological and physiological health alterations. Emphasizes the nursing process in the development of clinical judgment for clients with multiple needs. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Part II of II. Lecture 3 hours per week. Laboratory 6 hours per week. Total 9 hours per week. Prerequisites: BIO 150 (or BIO 205), NSG 152 and NSG 170.

NSG 230. Advanced Professional Nursing Concepts. (2 Credits)

Develops the role of the professional nurse in the healthcare environment in preparation for practice as a registered nurse. Introduces leadership and management concepts and focuses on the integration of professional behaviors in a variety of healthcare settings. Lecture 2 hours per week. Total 2 hours per week. Prerequisite: NSG 210 and NSG 211.

NSG 252. Complex Health Care Concepts. (4 Credits)

Focuses on nursing care of diverse individuals and families integrating complex health concepts. Emphasizes clinical judgment, patient-centered care and collaboration. Lecture 4 hours per week. Total 4 hours per week. Prerequisites: NSG 210 and NSG 211.

NSG 270. Nursing Capstone. (4 Credits)

Provides students with the opportunity to comprehensively apply and integrate learned concepts from previous nursing courses into a capstone experience. Emphasizes the mastery of patient- centered care, safety, nursing judgment, professional behaviors, informatics, quality improvement, and collaboration in the achievement of optimal outcomes of care. Provides supervised learning experiences in faculty and/or preceptor-guided college nursing laboratories, clinical/community settings, and/or simulated environments. Laboratory 12 hours per week. Total 12 hours per week. Prerequisites: NSG 210 and NSG 211.