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Chronological Listing
of Catalog Changes

   Through 08/02
   09/02 to 11/03
   12/03 to 01/04
   02/04 to 04/04

 

Nursing Course Descriptions

Explanation of Course Description Items

NUR 100
Nursing Assistant
6 credits
Offered upon request

A course designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions as nursing assistants in structured health care settings directly supervised by a registered or licensed practical nurse.  At the completion of this course, the students may be eligible to complete the National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) written and manual skills test.  Successful completion of the NNAAP will lead to a certification as a nursing assistant through the Arizona State Board of Nursing.
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NUR 105
Road Trip to Success in Nursing School
1 credit

Offered upon request
This course will act as an introduction into the nursing program. It will include differentiating a program of study from individual courses, clarify expectations, study skills and test taking strategies, stress and coping techniques, and organizational and time management skills. It is formatted to provide two intense days shortly before the start of the academic year.

NUR 120
Nursing One
9 credits

Offered every fall semester
This course introduces basic concepts and skills necessary to provide basic nursing care to clients in a variety of settings. Concepts included in this course are nursing, the nursing process, the roles of the nurse and other health care professional, ethical and legal issues in nursing, pharmacology, medication administration, therapeutic communication skills, theories of growth and development, stress and adaptation, care for elderly and clients in long-term care facility, care for client who has surgery and alteration in mobility, and introduction to mental health nursing. Emphasis is on basic assessment skills, analysis skills and use of nursing process, and the physiologic, psychological and safety needs of clients of all ages and cultures. Entry into NUR 120 requires prior admission to the nursing program.
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NUR 130
Nursing Two
9 credits

Offered every spring semester
Prerequisite: NUR 120
This course is designed to help the nursing student continue to build on the basic concepts and skills necessary to provide nursing care to clients of all ages and cultures in primary care, acute care and chronic care settings. This course focuses on application of nursing process to assist the family with health and illness issues encountered during child bearing, mother, newborn, nursing care of children, nursing care of clients with surgery, nursing care of client with mood disorders and danger to self, and nursing care of clients with acute or chronic illnesses. Emphasis is on supportive and restorative care, continued accountability, and effective communication skills, and health teaching. Clinical experiences include medical-surgical, maternity and pediatric. Upon successful completion of Nursing One and Two, the student is eligible to take the National Council of Licensing Exam as a Practical Nurse.
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NUR 150
LPN to RN: Review and Transition
2 credits
Offered upon request

This course will act as a review of the standard curriculum for LPN programs. It will also include suggestions for preparation and test taking strategies. It will include information on role development and successful transitioning from LPN to RN.

NUR 202
Intravenous Infusion Therapy and Medication Skills
3 credits
Offered upon request
Prerequisite: LPN or permission from instructor

Completion of this course allows Licensed Practical Nurses to perform intravenous therapy and medication tasks.  Course includes terminology and anatomy related to intravenous therapy, drug response factors, dosage calculations, intravenous site dressing change, intravenous administration equipment, and initiating intravenous therapy.  Documentation and procedures for laboratory checklists.  Meets state nursing board requirements for initiating intravenous therapy and administering intravenous medications.  Current License as a Practical Nurse or permission of instructor required.
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NUR 219
Pharmacology
3 credits
Offered every fall semester
Prerequisite: CHM 130
The study of the interaction of chemicals with living organisms to produce biologic effects.  The emphasis is on the general principles of drug action that form the basis for understanding the actions of specific drugs.  This course introduces the pharmacologic basis of clinical practice.  Identical to HCE 219.
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NUR 230
Mental Health Nursing
3 credits

Offered every summer term
Prerequisite: NUR 130
This course focuses on application of nursing process in meeting needs of clients in psychiatric/mental health settings. Concepts related to emotional problems, and pathological reactions to life stresses are studied. Progression is toward increased responsibility for establishment of therapeutic relationships and development of individualized plans of care. Clinical experiences are expanded with an introduction to psychiatric nursing.
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NUR 240
Nursing Three
9 credits
Offered every fall semester

Prerequisite: NUR 130
This course focuses on acutely ill hospitalized clients of all ages. Concepts related to health and illness, alterations of nutrition and metabolic patterns, alterations of skin integrity, alterations of endocrine function, and alterations of elimination are studied.  Emphasis is on decision making and evaluation in nursing process. Clinical experiences permit student to demonstrate beginning proficiency in the role of graduate nurse.
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NUR 250
Nursing Four
8 credits

Offered every spring semester
Prerequisite: NUR 240
This course concentrates on clients with multiple health problems and critically ill clients of all ages and cultures. Concepts included in the study are alterations in activity and exercise patterns, alterations of cognitive and perceptual patterns, and alterations of sexual and reproductive patterns. Management skills and legal implications to nursing are also studied.  Emphasis is on decision-making and evaluation in nursing process. Clinical experiences permit students to function as accountable members of the health team in preparation for the graduate role.
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NUR 295
NCLEX-RN Review
2 credits

Offered upon request
Prerequisite: NUR 250 or concurrent enrollment in NUR 250 required
This course reviews the standard curriculum for nursing programs including universal principles, maternal child and pediatric nursing, psychiatric and mental health nursing, as well as adult health and critical care.  It includes a review of the structure and scoring of the NCLEX, as well as suggestions for preparation and test taking strategies.
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NUR 297
Workshop
1 to 6 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment

Designed to meet a variety of needs for students in Nursing.
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NUR 298
Workshop
1 to 3 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment

Designed to meet a variety of needs for students in Nursing.
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NUR 299
Independent Study
1 to 3 credits
Offered upon request
Activity/Personal Enrichment

Design and execution of original projects under faculty supervision.