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Nursing Course Descriptions

 

NUR 101 Introduction to Nursing Practice

Theory hours: 60, Clinical/College laboratory hours: 120; Total hours: 180

Prerequisites: BIO 211: Anatomy and Physiology I; BIO 212: Anatomy and Physiology II; ENG101: English Composition.

8 credits

The student will focus on concepts basic to nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on application of the nursing process, communication skills, and nursing practice procedure acquisition. Clinical and laboratory experiences offer opportunities to integrate theoretical principles and demonstrate caring and competence in beginning professional role development.

 

 

NUR 102 Family Health Nursing

Theory Hours:  60 hours/Clinical:  180 hours; total Hours 240

Prerequisites: NUR 101: Introduction to Nursing Practice; BIO 235: Microbiology; PSY111: General Psychology.

8 credits

The student will focus on issues affecting the family, including childbearing, childrearing, geriatric care and intermediate health care needs of limited duration. The medical surgical health problems include care for the client in the peri-operative period and the client experiencing orthopedic and simple genito-urinary conditions. The course

addresses several psychiatric disorders: anxiety and cognitive disorders, common child and adolescent

psychiatric disorders. The student will have clinical rotations that provide experience caring for the childbearing family as well as caring for medical surgical clients across the lifespan.

 

 

NUR 103: Pharmacology for Families Across the Lifespan

Theory Hours: 15 hours

Prerequisites: NUR 101: Introduction to Nursing Practice; BIO 235: Microbiology; PSY111: General Psychology.

1 credit

The student will focus on the safe use, pharmacological principles, indications and nursing

implications related to drug therapy when caring for individuals and families. Emphasis will be placed on medications used with prenatal, neonatal, pediatric, geriatric and peri-operative clients.

The course will stress the general characteristics of selected medications and will include indications, pharmacokinetics, side effects, adverse effects, contraindications, administration, and nursing implications

across the life span, client education and relationship to prior learning.

 

 

 

NUR 130 LPN to RN Transition Practicum(LPN to RN Articulation Students Only)

Theory Hours: 15 hours, Clinical: 45 hours(Clinical and laboratory hour distribution is at the discretion of the campus attended.)

Prerequisites: Connecticut Community Colleges BIO 211: Anatomy and Physiology I; BIO 212: Anatomy and Physiology II; ENG 101: English Composition; BIO 235: Microbiology; PSY 111: General Psychology; PSY 201: Life Span; SOC101:Principles of Sociology; Charter Oak State College NUR 190: LPN to RN Articulation Bridge Course.

1 credit (Pass/Fail)

This course is the final component of the Connecticut League for Nursing LPN to RN Articulation plan for the Connecticut Community Colleges Nursing Program (CT-CCNP) which prepares LPNs to enter the CT-CCNP in the second year of study. Students enrolling in this course have been accepted for admission into the (CT-CCNP) and have chosen the option to enter the third semester. This course builds upon the content of Charter Oak State College NUR 190: LPN to RN Articulation Bridge Course by providing and integrating content that is specific to the CT-CCNP curriculum. Upon successful completion of Charter Oak State College Nursing 190, this course and the CT-CCNP pre-requisite and concurrent general education courses up to the second year of study, articulation credits are awarded per the escrow model and the LPN advances to NUR*201 and NUR*202.

 

NUR 130 provides clinical and laboratory learning activities through the CT-CCNP campus to which the student is admitted.

1 credit NUR*130 cannot be applied as a free elective

toward the CT-CCNP program of Study for the

Associate of Science degree in Nursing.

 

 

NUR 201 Nursing Care of Individuals and Families I

Theory hours: 60, Clinical/College laboratory hours: 225; Total hours: 285

Prerequisites: NUR 102: Family Health Nursing;

NUR 103: Pharmacology for families Across the Life Span; PSY 201: Life Span; SOC 101: Principles of Sociology.

9 credits

The student will focus on holistic care of individuals and families across the life span with a variety of health care needs. The needs of clients experiencing endocrine, respiratory, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular conditions and selected mental health disorders are examined. Bioterrorism as a health care issue will be addressed. Clinical laboratory experience provides the student an opportunity to administer care to a diverse population of clients in a variety of acute care and community health care settings. The student will utilize critical thinking, caring, professionalism and communication skills in the care of the client. Emphasis is placed on provision of safe and competent care and development of the professional role as a member of a multidisciplinary health care team.

Over the semester, the student is increasingly challenged in the clinical area with more complex client assignments.

 

 

NUR 202 Pharmacology for Individuals and Families with Intermediate Health Care Needs

Theory Hours: 15 hours

Prerequisites: NUR 102: Family Health

Nursing; NUR 103: Pharmacology for Families Across the Life Span.

1 credit

The student will focus on pharmacologic principles related to the care of individuals and families across the life span with intermediate health care needs. Emphasis will be placed on medications used for clients who have endocrine, gastrointestinal, respiratory, cardiovascular, autoimmune, and psychiatric conditions and clients who are survivors of bioterrorism.

 

 

NUR 203 Nursing Care of Individuals and Families II

Theory hours: 45, Clinical/College laboratory hours: 225; Total hours: 270

Prerequisites: NUR 201. Nursing Care of Individuals and Families I; NUR 202 Pharmacology for Individuals and Families with Intermediate Health Care Needs;

ENG 102 English Composition and Literature.

8 credits

The student will focus on the holistic care of individuals, families, and groups with complex health care needs. The student will incorporate critical thinking, caring behaviors, professionalism, and communication skills when providing nursing care in a variety of acute, long-term and/ or community settings. The student will have an

Opportunity to manage a multi- client assignment with an emphasis on safe and competent practice. An observational experience with a visiting nurse agency, a dialysis unit and/or a cancer center will be provided.

 

 

NUR 204 Pharmacology for Individuals, Families and Groups with Complex Health Care Needs

Theory Hours: 15 hours

Prerequisites: NUR 201: Nursing Care of Individuals and Families I; NUR 202: Pharmacology for Individuals and Families with Intermediate Health Care Needs.

1 credit

The student will focus on safe use, pharmacologic principles, indications and nursing implications related to drug therapy in the care of individuals, families, and groups with complex health care needs. Emphasis will be placed on medications used for clients who have acute and chronic renal failure, oncology and neurological conditions, and multi-system dysfunction and clients who choose an alternative therapy.

 

 

NUR 205: Nursing Management and Trends

Theory Hours: 30 hours

Prerequisites: NUR 201: Nursing Care of Individuals and Families I;

NUR 202: Pharmacology for Individuals and Families with Intermediate Health Care Needs.

2 credits

The student will explore the basic principles of management, leadership and collaborative relationships as they relate to providing safe and competent care. The focus is on the utilization of critical thinking skills to make decisions, priority setting, delegation, legal parameters of nursing practice and ethical issues. The student will expand the concept of caring to the profession of nursing through collegial and interdisciplinary communication. The course facilitates the transition of the student into the profession and his/her role in contemporary nursing practice.