Nursing Course Descriptions


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ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING (ADN) 
LPN TO RN MOBILITY 
PARAMEDIC TO RN MOBILITY 
PRACTICAL NURSING
NURSING ASSISTING (NAS)
 

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ASSOCIATE DEGREE NURSING (ADN) PROGRAM

NUR 112. Fundamental Concepts of Nursing. 7 hrs.
PREREQUISITE: Admission to nursing program
COREQUISITES: MTH 100, BIO 201
Course Description: This course provides foundational knowledge of nursing concepts and incorporates clinical decision making to provide evidence based nursing care.  Content includes but is not limited to: nursing domain, health care domain, individual domain, assessment, and pharmacological concepts.  

NUR 113. Nursing Concepts I. 8 hrs.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of NUR 112, MTH 100, and BIO 201.
COREQUISITES:  PSY210, ENG 101, BIO 202

Course Description: This course reinforces foundational knowledge of nursing concepts across the lifespan and incorporates clinical decision making to provide evidence based nursing care.  Content includes but is not limited to: homeostasis; perioperative care; oxygenation and infection; nutrition and inflammation; perfusion; metabolism; and mobility.

NUR 114. Nursing Concepts II. 8 hrs.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of NUR 113, PSY210, ENG 101 and BIO 202. 
COREQUISITES: SPH106 OR 107

Course Description: This course reinforces concepts of nursing and incorporates clinical decision making across the lifespan to provide evidence based nursing care.  Content includes but is not limited to: sensory perception, intracranial regulation, sexuality, reproduction, elimination, perfusion, oxygenation, elimination/nutrition/inflammation, metabolism, immunity, cellular regulation, and basic concepts of emergent care.

NUR 115. Evidence Based Clinical Reasoning. 2 hrs.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of NUR 113, PSY210, ENG 101 and BIO 202. 
COREQUISITES: SPH106 OR 107

Course Description: This course provides students with opportunities to collaborate with various members of the health care team in a family and community context.  Students utilize clinical reasoning to assimilate concepts within the individual, health, and nursing domains. 

NUR 211. Advanced Nursing Concepts. 7 hrs
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of NUR 114, SPH106 OR 107
COREQUISITES: BIO220
Course Description: This course provides opportunities for students to integrate advanced nursing care concepts within a family and community context. 

NUR 221. Advanced Evidence Based Clinical Reasoning. 
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of NUR 211, BIO220
COREQUISITES:  Approved Humanities Elective
Course Description: This course provides students with opportunities to demonstrate graduate competencies through didactic and preceptorship experiences necessary to transition to the profession of nursing. Content includes various topics within the nursing and health care domains.

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LPN to RN MOBILITY PROGRAM

NUR 209. Concepts for Healthcare Transition Students. 10 hours
PREREQUISITE: Admission to nursing program
This course focuses on application of nursing concepts to assist health care professionals to transition into the role of the registered nurse.  Emphasis in this course is placed on evidenced based clinical decision making and nursing concepts provided in a family and community context for a variety of health alterations across the lifespan.

NUR 211. Advanced Nursing Concepts. 7 hrs
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of NUR 209
COREQUISITES: BIO 220
Course Description: This course provides opportunities for students to integrate advanced nursing care concepts within a family and community context.

NUR 221. Advanced Evidence Based Clinical Reasoning.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of NUR 211, BIO 220
COREQUISITES:  Approved Humanities Elective
Course Description: This course provides students with opportunities to demonstrate graduate competencies through didactic and preceptorship experiences necessary to transition to the profession of nursing. Content includes various topics within the nursing and health care domains.

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PARAMEDIC to RN MOBILITY PROGRAM

NUR 209. Concepts for Healthcare Transition Students. 10 hours
PREREQUISITE: Admission to nursing program
This course focuses on application of nursing concepts to assist health care professionals to transition into the role of the registered nurse.  Emphasis in this course is placed on evidenced based clinical decision making and nursing concepts provided in a family and community context for a variety of health alterations across the lifespan.

NUR 211. Advanced Nursing Concepts. 7 hrs
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of NUR 209
COREQUISITES: BIO 220
Course Description: This course provides opportunities for students to integrate advanced nursing care concepts within a family and community context.

NUR 221. Advanced Evidence Based Clinical Reasoning.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of NUR 211 and BIO 220
COREQUISITES:  Approved Humanities Elective
Course Description: This course provides students with opportunities to demonstrate graduate competencies through didactic and preceptorship experiences necessary to transition to the profession of nursing. Content includes various topics within the nursing and health care domains.

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PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM (PN)

NUR 112. Fundamental Concepts of Nursing. 7 hrs.
PREREQUISITE: Admission to nursing program
COREQUISITES: MTH 100, BIO 201
Course Description: This course provides foundational knowledge of nursing concepts and incorporates clinical decision making to provide evidence based nursing care.  Content includes but is not limited to: nursing domain, health care domain, individual domain, assessment, and pharmacological concepts.  

NUR 113. Nursing Concepts I. 8 hrs.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of NUR 112, MTH 100, and BIO 201.
COREQUISITES: ENG 101, BIO 202, PSY 210

Course Description: This course reinforces foundational knowledge of nursing concepts across the lifespan and incorporates clinical decision making to provide evidence based nursing care.  Content includes but is not limited to: homeostasis; perioperative care; oxygenation and infection; nutrition and inflammation; perfusion; metabolism; and mobility.

NUR 114. Nursing Concepts II. 8 hrs.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of NUR 113, ENG 101, PSY 210 and BIO 202. 
COREQUISITES: SPH 106 OR 107

Course Description: This course reinforces concepts of nursing and incorporates clinical decision making across the lifespan to provide evidence based nursing care.  Content includes but is not limited to: sensory perception, intracranial regulation, sexuality, reproduction, elimination, perfusion, oxygenation, elimination/nutrition/inflammation, metabolism, immunity, cellular regulation, and basic concepts of emergent care.

NUR 115. Evidence Based Clinical Reasoning. 2 hrs.
PREREQUISITE: Successful completion of NUR 113, ENG 101, PSY 210 and BIO 202.
COREQUISITES: SPH 106 OR 107
Course Description: This course provides students with opportunities to collaborate with various members of the health care team in a family and community context.  Students utilize clinical reasoning to assimilate concepts within the individual, health, and nursing domains. 

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NURSING ASSISTING (NAS)

NAS 100. LONG TERM CARE NURSING ASSISTANT. 4 hrs.
Note: This course is not offered for college credit at Southern Union. No prerequisites required.
This course fulfills the seventy-five (75) hour Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) requirements for training of long-term care nursing assistants in preparation for certification through competency evaluation. Emphasis is placed on the development of the knowledge, attitudes, and skills required of the long-term care nursing assistant. Upon completion of this course, the student should demonstrate satisfactory performance on written examinations and clinical skills. 

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