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Course Descriptions

NUR 100   Exploration of Nursing ...   1

Exploration of nursing from a broad view: nursing as a profession; educational requirements; advanced degree opportunities; the variety of roles in nursing practice; factors that promote student and professional success; and observation.

NUR 101   Tools for Success in an ADN Program ...   1

Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Nursing Program

Key strategies and skills needed to be successful in an RN nursing program. Included time management, note-taking regarding nursing texts, labs, clinicals, videos, listening, critical thinking, and clinical preparation.  Attendance is mandatory for all four days to receive a passing grade.

NUR 103   Introduction to Nursing ...   9

Prerequisites: ASMNT. NURS.

Each human being is presented as a unique individual, constantly responding to internal and external stimuli. The nursing process is emphasized as students apply principles of physical, biological, and social sciences. Basic nutrition and pharmacology are introduced.  Elements of health and disease are presented. Professional ethics and interpersonal relations are integrated throughout the course. Basic concepts of nursing are introduced and basic nursing skills are taught and practiced in the Nursing Laboratory.

Corequisites: BIO 240, BIO 243, ENG 101, CHM 101, CHM 103, NUR 113, NUR 123. Effective 2013, any required science course with a "B" or better.

NUR 104   Nursing of Adults and Children I ...   11

Prerequisites: BIO 240, BIO 243, CHM 101, CHM 103, ENG 101, NUR 103, NUR 113, NUR 123, PSY 101

Human growth and development is emphasized while studying human adaptive and maladaptive responses to disturbances in nutrition and fluid balance. Illnesses that interfere with these processes throughout the life span are presented with focuses on physiological, psychosocial, and spiritual aspects during each stage of development.

Corequisites: BIO 241, BIO 244, NUR 114, NUR 124, NUR 105, NUR 125

NUR 105   Nursing of Adults and Children II ...   3

Prerequisites: BIO 240, BIO 243, CHM 101, CHM 103, ENG 101, NUR 103, NUR 113, NUR 123, PSY 101, NUR 104, NUR 114, NUR 124.

Adaptive and maladaptive responses to stressors that interfere with psychosocial homeostasis are presented. Current treatment modalities are emphasized with a historical overview of psychiatric therapy.

Corequisites: NUR 125, NUR 104, NUR 114, NUR 124, BIO 241, BIO 244

NUR 107   Pharmacology ...   3

Prerequisites: BIO 240, BIO 241.

Elective on-line course that presents concepts of drug actions and how they affect various body systems and disease conditions. Provides concentrated, intentional opportunity for students to learn pharmacological principles and how they apply to care for humans.

NUR 113   Introduction to Nursing Laboratory ...   0

Students gain comprehensive knowledge and ability to safely and accurately perform nursing skills in a safe learning environment using multimedia, textbooks, self-direction, demonstrations and lab staff assistance.  Included: vital signs, hygiene and medical asepsis, assessment, mobility, medication administration, sterile technique, dressing changes and fundamental medication math.

Corequisites: NUR 103, NUR 123

NUR 114   Nursing of Adults and Children I Laboratory ...   0

Prerequisites: NUR 103, NUR 113, NUR 123.

Students gain comprehensive knowledge and ability to safely and accurately perform nursing skills in a safe learning environment using multi-media, textbooks, self-direction, demonstrations and lab staff assistance.  Included: urinary catheterization, intravenous fluids administration, nasogastric insertion, enteral feeding, ostomy care, medication administration synthesis and intermediate medication math.

Corequisites: NUR 104, NUR 124.

NUR 123   Introduction to Nursing Clinical ...   0

Students care for patients in the nursing home and/or hospital/health care center. Ten clinical laboratory hours per week.

Corequisites: NUR 103, NUR 113

NUR 124   Nursing of Adults and Children I Clinical ...   0

Prerequisites: NUR 103, NUR 113, NUR 123, NUR 105, NUR 125

Students plan, administer, and evaluate nursing care to patients in pediatric, geriatric, medical and surgical units. Observation of developmental stages is provided in schools, hospitals/health care centers, and nursing homes. Thirteen clinical laboratory hours per week.

Corequisites: NUR 104, NUR 114,

NUR 125   Nursing of Adults and Children II Clinical ...   0

Prerequisites: NUR 103, NUR 113, NUR 123

Students plan, administer, and evaluate nursing care to selected psychiatric patients. Various treatment centers in the St. Charles County and St. Louis Metropolitan area are utilized for observation and participation. Thirteen clinical laboratory hours per week, for three weeks.

Corequisites: NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 114, NUR 124

NUR 200   Registered First Nurse Assistant ...   3

This AORN-approved class follows the core curriculum for the RN First Assistant. Six credit hours are awarded upon completion of the course. Three credits are earned through classroom/ theory presentation and internship. For eligibility requirements and registration packet, call (636) 922-8280.

NUR 220   RNFA Certification Clinical ...   3

Prerequisites: NUR 200

Supervised practice by surgeon mentor during actual surgical procedures. Documentation of procedures and activities is required. Must meet minimum clock hours to meet regulating guidelines.

NUR 253   Nursing of Adults and Children III ...   10

Prerequisites: BIO 240, BIO 243, CHM 101, CHM 103, ENG 101, NUR 103, NUR 113, NUR 123, BIO 241, BIO 244, NUR 104, NUR 114, NUR 124, NUR 105, NUR 125, PSY 101, BIO 245, BIO 247.

The individual is considered as a part of a social unit, the family. The development of sexual roles is presented and the physical, psychosocial, and ethno cultural factors that influence it are considered. Adaptive and maladaptive responses of the mother, the neonate, and other family members to pregnancy and the birth process are examined. The human body's responses to interferences with oxygenation of tissue are studied as it relates to respiratory, hematological, and cardiac systems.

Corequisites: NUR 263, NUR 273, any two of the following: SOC 101, Literature or ENG 102, and US History or Government.

NUR 254   Nursing of Adults and Children IV ...   11

Prerequisites: BIO 240, BIO 243, BIO 241, BIO 244, BIO 245, BIO 247, CHM 101, CHM 103, ENG 101, ENG 102 or any LIT, PSY 101, SOC 101, NUR 103, NUR 113, NUR 123, NUR 104, NUR 114, NUR 124, NUR 105, NUR 125, NUR 253, NUR 263, NUR 273

The patient with problems related to mobility, perception, metabolism and body defense mechanisms is discussed, with emphasis on nurse and patient functioning on a health illness continuum.  Included: assessment and neurological, endocrine, integumentary, musculoskeletal and sensory systems.  Professional development is continued, as nursing leadership, ethical aspects of nursing care and the legal-professional role of the nurse are discussed.

Corequisites: NUR 264. NUR 274.

NUR 263   Nursing of Adults and Children III Laboratory ...   0

Prerequisites: BIO 240, BIO 243, CHM 101, CHM 103, ENG 101, NUR 103, NUR 113, NUR 123, BIO 241, BIO 244, NUR 104, NUR 114, NUR 124, NUR 105, NUR 125, PSY 101, BIO 245, BIO 247

Students gain comprehensive knowledge and ability to safely and accurately perform nursing skills in a safe learning environment using multi-media, textbooks, self-direction, demonstrations and lab staff assistance.  Included: peripheral intravenous therapy, central venous catheters, respiratory care, ECG basics, blood product administration and advanced medication mathematics..

Corequisites: NUR 253, NUR 273.

NUR 264   Nursing of Adults and Children IV Laboratory ...   0

Prerequisites: BIO-240, BIO-243, CHM-101, CHM-103, ENG-101, NUR-103, NUR-113, NUR-123, BIO-241, BIO-244, BIO-245, BIO-247, PSY-101, NUR-104, NUR-114, NUR-124, NUR-105, NUR-125, NUR-253, NUR-263, NUR-273, SOC-101, ENG-102;

Students gain comprehensive knowledge and ability to safely and accurately perform nursing skills in a safe learning environment using multi-media, textbooks, self-direction, demonstrations and lab staff assistance.  Included: communication in the health care setting and prioritizing,  delegation and comprehensive medication mathematics.

Corequisites: NUR 254, NUR 274.

NUR 273   Nursing of Adults and Children III Clinical ...   0

Prerequisites: BIO 240, BIO 243, CHM 101, CHM 103, ENG 101, NUR 103, NUR 113, NUR 123, BIO 241, BIO 244, NUR 104, NUR 114, NUR 124, NUR 105, NUR 125, PSY 101, BIO 245, BIO 247.

Students plan, administer, and care for patients in labor and delivery, postpartum, and nursery units as well as in medical and surgical units in area hospital/health care facilities. Twelve clinical laboratory hours per week.

Corequisites: NUR 253, NUR 263.

NUR 274   Nursing of Adults and Children IV Clinical ...   0

Prerequisites: BIO 240, BIO 243, CHM 101, CHM 103, NUR 103, NUR 113, NUR 123, BIO 241, BIO 244, BIO 245, BIO 247, PSY 101, NUR 104, NUR 114, NUR 124, NUR 105, NUR 125, NUR 253, NUR 263, NUR 273, SOC 101, ENG 101, ENG 102 or any LIT

Gaining independence, students plan, administer, and evaluate total nursing care to patients and begin supervising others giving care. Emphasis is placed upon the nurse and patient functioning in a homeostatic milieu, with consideration of physical, psychosocial, ethnocultural and spiritual aspects of development. A 5-week preceptorship provides transition between student and practitioner. Sixteen clinical laboratory hours per week.

Corequisites: NUR 254, NUR 264.