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College Catalog: Course Listings: Nursing

NUR 111 – Nursing I
Introduces nursing principles including concepts of health and wellness and the nursing process. Develops nursing skills to meet the biopsychosocial needs of individuals across the lifespan. Includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, communication skills, introduction to nursing, health, the health care system, legal aspects of nursing care, diagnostic testing, assessment, teaching and learning, asepsis, body mechanics and safety, personal care, activity/rest, wound care, nutrition, elimination, oxygenation, fluid and electrolytes, pain control, medication administration, aging populations and pre/post operative care. Provides supervised learning experiences
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 2-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week.
7-8 credits
8 credits at PDCCC

NUR 115 – LPN Transition
Introduces the role of the registered nurse through concepts and skill development in the discipline of professional nursing. This course serves as a bridge course for licensed practical nurses and is based upon individualized articulation agreements, mobility exams, or other assessment criteria as they relate to local programs and service areas. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. (THIS COURSE HAS BEEN APPROVED BY THE VICE CHANCELLOR AS AN EXCEPTION TO THE VARIABLE CREDIT POLICY.)
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 1-18 hours. Total 2-19 hours per week.
2-7 credits
7 credits at PDCCC

NUR 135 – Drug Dosage Calculations
Focuses on apothecary, metric, household conversion in medication dosage calculation for adult and pediatric clients. Provides a practical approach to learning to calculate and prepare medications and solutions. Includes calculating intravenous flow rates.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

NUR 136 – Principles of Pharmacology I
Focuses on principles of medication administration which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action on specific body systems, and basic computer applications.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

NUR 137 – Principles of Pharmacology II
Continues discussion on principles of medication administration which include dosage calculations, major drug classifications, drug legislation, legal aspects of medication administration, drug action on specific body systems, and basic computer applications.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
1 credit at PDCCC

NUR 170 – Essentials of Medical/Surgical Nursing
Focuses on the care of individuals/families requiring medical or surgical treatment. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes mathematical computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Prerequisites determined by local college.
Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 4-6 hours. Total 6-8 hours per week.
4 credits

NUR 180 – Essentials of Maternal/Newborn Nursing
Utilizes the concepts of the nursing process in caring for families in the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Prerequisites determined by local college.
Lecture 2-3 hours. Laboratory 2-6 hours. Total 2-8 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

NUR 195 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

NUR 197 – Cooperative Education
Supervises in on-the-job training for pay in approved business, industrial and service firms, coordinated by the college’s cooperative education office. Is applicable to all occupational- technical curricula at the discretion of the college.
Credit/work ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits

NUR 201 – Psychiatric Nursing
Focuses on the care of individuals/families requiring clinical treatment. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care, alterations in behavior, eating disorders, mood disorders, anxiety, chemical dependency and dementias. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 2-9 hours. Total 5-10 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

NUR 202 – Medical/Surgical Nursing I
Focuses on the care of individuals/families requiring complex or surgical treatment. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; cardiac, neurological, renal, burn disorders and clients experiencing shock. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 2-9 hours. Total 5-10 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

NUR 203 – Introduction to Mental Health Nursing
Utilizes the concepts of the nursing process in caring for individuals, families, and/or groups with mental health needs across the life span. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Prerequisite: (1st year nursing course work). Co-requisite: NUR 208.
Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
2 credits

NUR 211 – Second Level Nursing I
Emphasizes complex nursing care of individuals, families and/or groups in various stages of development who are experiencing alterations related to their biopsychosocial needs. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; gastrointestinal, hepatic, cardiac/cardiovascular, oncological, and endocrine disorders. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 3-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week.
7-8 credits

NUR 212 – Second Level Nursing II
Emphasizes complex nursing care of individuals, families, and/or groups in various stages of development who are experiencing alterations related to their biopsychosocial needs. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; neurological cardiovascular; respiratory; eye, ear, nose and throat disorders. May also include: emergency, renal and digestive disorders. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing and/or cooperating agencies.
Lecture 1-7 hours. Laboratory 3-21 hours. Total 9-22 hours per week.
7-8 credits
8 credits at PDCCC

NUR 246 – Parent/Child Nursing
Develops nursing skills in caring for both well and ill children in a variety of settings. Emphasizes theories of growth and development and the family as a unit.
Lecture 1-3 hours. Laboratory 1-9 hours. Total 3-9 hours per week.
3-4 credits
4 credits at PDCCC

NUR 254 – Dimensions of Professional Nursing
Explores the role of the professional nurse. Emphasizes nursing organizations, legal and ethical implications, and addresses trends in management and organizational skills. Explores group dynamics, relationships, conflicts, and leadership styles.
Lecture 1-2 hours per week.
1-2 credits
2 credits at PDCCC

NUR 295 – Topics In
Provides an opportunity to explore topical areas of interest to or needed by students.
May be used also for special honors courses. May be repeated for credit. Variable hours.
1-5 credits