Nursing

NSG 1200 Introduction to Nursing

Explores nursing as a personal career choice. An overview of practice areas, essential functions, basic ethical and legal responsibilities and professional behaviors expected of registered nurses and nursing students. Topics include history of nursing practice, the art and science of nursing, legal and ethics, professional behaviors, and basic medical terminology.
1 Credit Hour

NSG 1400 Health & Illness I: Foundational Concepts in Nursing

Introduces program and foundational nursing concepts and nursing process. Utilizes knowledge from general education courses to assist students to plan and implement nursing care of individuals across the lifespan. Develops communication, assessment and basic psychomotor skills. Total clock hours for theory: 45; Total planned clinical hours: 67.5; total planned lab hours: 112.5; Clinical and lab hours combined: 180 hours.
7 Credit Hours

NSG 1450 Professional Nursing I: Introduction to the Role of the Professional Nurse

Introduces the scope and practice of the nursing profession. Examines the role of the nurse in the health care team including communication and collaboration. Applies basic legal, ethical, and safety principles to the practice of nursing. A minimum of 30 class hours.
2 Credit Hours

NSG 1500 Transition from Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse

Prepares for advanced placement into the RN program with foundational nursing concepts. Utilizes knowledge from general education courses and previous nursing education to care for individuals and families experiencing prevalent health issues across the lifespan. Focuses on scope of practice, critical thinking and refinement of psychomotor skills. Total clock hours for theory: 22.5; Total planned clinical hours: 22.5; total planned lab hours: 45; Clinical and lab hours combined: 67.5 hours.
3 Credit Hours

NSG 1600 Health & Illness II: Health & Wellness Concepts

Applies nursing concepts and utilizes the nursing process in health promotion and nursing care of individuals and families experiencing prevalent health issues across the lifespan, including introduction to care of the child-bearing family. Total clock hours for theory: 45; Total planned clinical hours: 135; Total planned lab hours: 45; Clinical and lab hours combined: 180 hours.
7 Credit Hours

NSG 1650 Professional Nursing II: Healthcare System Concepts

Explores current federal and state laws, practice standards and organizational regulations that impact healthcare delivery and nursing practice. Identifies the importance of economic resources, ethical principles, and evidence-based practice in improving quality and safety to achieve optimal patient outcomes in a variety of healthcare settings. A minimum of 30 class hours.
2 Credit Hours

NSG 2297 Special Topics

Varied content offering of special interest to the discipline but not covered within existing courses; may be scheduled in a classroom/seminar setting or in nontraditional format.
0.5 - 9 Credit Hours

NSG 2400 Health & Illness III: Concepts in Managing Complex Care

Integrates nursing concepts and utilizes the nursing process to plan and provide nursing care to individuals and families experiencing complex physiologic and psychosocial health issues across the lifespan. Develops care competencies to enhance patient outcomes in a variety of settings. Total clock hours for theory: 45; Total planned clinical hours: 135; total planned lab hours: 45; Clinical and lab hours combined: 180 hours.
7 Credit Hours

NSG 2450 Professional Nursing III: Leadership & Management of Care

Facilitates development of leadership and management skills, with an emphasis on prioritization, delegation, supervision, and collaboration with the health care team. A minimum of 30 class hours.
2 Credit Hours

NSG 2600 Concept Synthesis

Synthesizes professional nursing and health and illness concepts to manage and plan collaborative care for individuals and families in a variety of settings. Facilitates the transition from student to beginning associate degree nurse, managing the care of a group of patients with the healthcare team. Total clock hours for theory: 45; Total planned clinical hours: 180; total planned lab hours: 45; Clinical and lab hours combined: 225 hours.
8 Credit Hours