NURSING COURSES

NUR 150 - Fundamental Concepts of Practical Nursing I

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits, Lab: 1 Credit
Lecture: 20 clock hours, Lab: 20 clock hours

This course focuses on fundamental concepts necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care for a diverse patient population with well-defined healthcare concerns, with an introduction to the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse. This course introduces the use of clinical judgment applied to nursing, the nursing process, cultural diversity, and communication techniques used when interacting with patients, families, other support persons, and members of the inter-professional team. Other program concepts such as evidence-based care, teamwork/collaboration, and informa-tion technology are also introduced. Selected nursing skills are taught in the skills laboratory with opportunities to apply fundamental concepts to basic nursing skills. C*

Prerequisites: None


NUR 155 Critical Thinking for the Practical Nurse

2 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits
Lecture: 20 clock hours

This course introduces the learner to critical thinking skills and strategies used in nursing. The student learns to use critical thinkingskills and strategies that underscore the clinical judgment represented in the nursing process as well as dealing with aspects of thehealthcare system for safe practice in the current healthcare environment. This course forms the basis for the thinking processesapplied throughout all nursing courses. C*

Prerequisites: None


NUR 160 Fundamental Concepts of Practical Nursing II

6 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits, Lab: 2 Credits, Clinical: 1 Credit
Lecture: 30 clock hours, Lab: 40 clock hours, Clinical: 30 clock hours

This course is a continuation of Fundamental Concepts of Practical Nursing I, and focuses on fundamental concepts necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care for a diverse patient population with consideration of the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse. This course applies the thinking learned in Critical Thinking for the Practical Nurse as students learn additional concepts in the classroom and nursing skills in the skills laboratory, and care for patients with common healthcare problems in the clinical setting. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1 PN Courses


NUR 163 Concepts of Practical Nursing in the Care of Elderly Patients

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours

This course incorporates and builds on previously learned concepts for the acquisition and application of concepts necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care of diverse elderly patients considering the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse. Students begin to apply clinical judgment to nursing care of the elderly, the nursing process, cultural diversity, and communication techniques used when interacting with the elderly, their family, other support persons, and members of the inter-professional team. Other program concepts such as evidence-based care, teamwork/collaboration, and information technology are related to the care of the elderly. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1 PN Courses


NUR 166 Concepts of Family-Centered Nursing for the Practical Nurse

4 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits, Lab: 2 Credits
Lecture: 20 clock hours, Lab: 40 clock hours

This course incorporates and builds on previously learned concepts for the acquisition and application of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse families during childbearing and to children with a focus on growth and development. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of the childbearing family and children. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1 and Term 2 PN Courses


NUR 167 Concepts of Family-Centered Nursing for the Practical Nurse (Indianapolis PN Program Only)

5 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits, Lab: 2 Credits, Clinical: 1 Credit
Lecture: 20 clock hours, Lab: 40 clock hours, Clinical: 30 clock hours

This course incorporates and builds on previously learned concepts for the acquisition and application of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse families during childbearing and to children with a focus on growth and development. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of the childbearing family and children. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in variety of lab and clinical settings. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1 and Term 2 PN Courses


NUR 172 Intravenous Therapy for the Practical Nurse

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits, Lab: 1 Credit
Lecture: 20 clock hours, Lab: 20 clock hours

This course offers the theoretical basis for intravenous therapy administered by the Practical Nurse. Hands-on learning and practice is accomplished in the skills laboratory. Supervised clinical practice of the skills of intravenous therapy learned in the course is provided in concurrent and subsequent clinical nursing courses. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1 and Term 2 PN Courses


NUR 176 Concepts of Adult Health Nursing for the Practical Nurse I

5 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits, Clinical: 2 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours, Clinical: 60 clock hours

This course incorporates and builds on the concepts introduced in the first two terms and provides for the acquisition and application of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse adult patients experiencing various medical/surgical interventions. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of adult patients with common health problems. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1 and Term 2 PN Courses


NUR 180 Concepts of Mental Health Nursing for the Practical Nurse

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours

This theory course incorporates and builds on previously learned concepts for the acquisition and application of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients needing various levels of mental health promotion and mental illness management while integrating legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings during the concurrent Adult Health Nursing Course. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 PN Courses


NUR 185 Concepts of Adult Health Nursing for the Practical Nurse II

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 1 Credit, Clinical: 2 Credits
Lecture: 10 clock hours, Clinical: 60 clock hours

This course is a continuation of Concepts of Adult Health Nursing for the Practical Nurse I, and provides for the acquisition and application of basic nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse adult patients experiencing various medical/surgical interventions. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of adult patients with common health problems. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 PN Courses


NUR 190 Transition to Practical Nursing Practice

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours

This advanced, comprehensive course provides a synthesis of all concepts and nursing content taught throughout the program. This course enables the individual student to recognize areas that need enhancement prior to entering Practical Nursing practice. This course includes a review for the NCLEX-PN® and strategies for success. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 PN Courses


NUR 195 Application of Clinical Judgment in Practical Nursing Practice

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 1 Credit, Lab: 2 Credits
Lecture: 10 clock hours, Lab: 40 clock hours

This course expands on and reinforces previously learned concepts with application of clinical judgment in the care of patients with multiple health issues. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Practical Nurse in the care of patients with a variety of health concerns. In addition, the course facilitates the transition from student to Practical Nurse through application of all program concepts as students demonstrate achievement of program student learning outcomes in the simulation laboratory. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 PN Courses


NUR 200 Critical Thinking for the Registered Nurse

2 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits
Lecture: 20 clock hours

This course introduces the learner to critical thinking skills and strategies used by the Registered Nurse. The student applies critical thinking skills and strategies at the RN level that underscore the clinical judgment represented in the nursing process as well as dealing with aspects of the healthcare system for safe practice in the current healthcare environment. This course reinforces the thinking processes applied throughout all nursing courses. C*

Prerequisites: None


NUR 205 Transition to Associate Degree Nursing

5 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits, Lab: 1 Credit, Clinical: 1 Credit
Lecture: 30 clock hours, Lab: 20 clock hours, Clinical: 30 clock hours

The course focuses on the difference between the practice of a Practical Nurse and the practice of a Registered Nurse. Common concepts and content learned in a Practical Nursing program are revisited differentiating the scope of practice for a Registered Nurse. Specific concepts include the nursing process, management of care, delegation, legal aspects, and other common differentiating practices related to the scope of practice between the two levels of nursing. Additional nursing skills that are commonly taught in the first year of a Registered Nursing program are included. Course concepts are applied through the care of patients with common healthcare issues in a variety of healthcare settings. C*

Prerequisites: None


NUR 210 Concepts of Pediatric Nursing - This course was part of the 2016 ADN Curriculum and is no longer being offered

4 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits, Lab: 2 Credits
Lecture: 20 clock hours, Lab: 40 clock hours

This course builds on concepts of nursing practice for the acquisition and application of pediatric nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care of diverse children, their families, and other support persons. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered Nurse in the care of children. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1 ADN Courses


NUR 212 Concepts of Nursing Care of the Adult I

7 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits, Lab: 1 Credit, Clinical: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours, Lab: 20 clock hours, Clinical: 90 clock hours

This course builds on concepts of nursing practice for the acquisition and application of adult health nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care of adults. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered Nurse in the care of adults, their families, and other support persons. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and a variety of clinical settings. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1 ADN Courses


NUR 215 Concepts of Mental Health Nursing - This course was part of the 2016 ADN Curriculum and is no longer being offered

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours

This course builds on concepts of nursing practice for the acquisition and application of mental health nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care of diverse patients needing various levels of mental health promotion and mental illness management, their families, and other support persons. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered Nurse in mental health nursing. Application of knowledge and patient care skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings in concurrent and subsequent clinical courses. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1 ADN Courses


NUR 220 Concepts of Nursing Care of the Reproducing Family - This course was part of the 2016 ADN Curriculum and is no longer being offered

4 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits, Lab: 2 Credits
Lecture: 20 clock hours, Lab: 40 clock hours

This course builds on concepts of nursing practice for the acquisition and application of maternal/child nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care of the reproducing family and other support persons. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered Nurse in the care of reproducing families. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1 and Term 2 ADN Courses


NUR 221 Concepts of Nursing Care of the Reproducing Family

5 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits, Lab: 2 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours, Lab: 40 clock hours

This course builds on concepts of nursing practice for the acquisition and application of maternal/child nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care of the reproducing family and other support persons. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered Nurse in the care of reproducing families. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and a variety of clinical settings. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1 and Term 2 ADN Courses


NUR 225 Professional Nursing Issues

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours

This course presents various practice issues related to contemporary nursing practice. Also covered are issues relevant to the healthcare system. A major emphasis is on the provision of a safe healthcare environment to promote improved patient outcomes. Specific topics covered in the course are planned to reflect current nursing practice and healthcare system issues. O*

Prerequisites: All Term 1 and Term 2 ADN Courses


NUR 230 Concepts of Nursing Care of Diverse Populations

2 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits
Lecture: 20 clock hours

Diversity of populations is a major emphasis in health care. Improved patient outcomes are often dependent on patient-centered care that represents a deep understanding of cultural competence and sensitivity. This course addresses aspects of diversity including, but not limited to, diversity of culture, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and diversity of thought. O*

Prerequisites: All Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 ADN Courses


NUR 232 Concepts of Pediatric Nursing

4 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 2 Credits, Lab: 2 Credits
Lecture: 20 clock hours, Lab: 40 clock hours

This course builds on concepts of nursing practice for the acquisition and application of pediatric nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care of diverse children, their families, and other support persons. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered
Nurse in the care of children. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 ADN Courses.


NUR 233 Concepts of MENTAL HEALTH Nursing

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours

This course builds on concepts of nursing practice for the acquisition and application of mental health nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care of diverse patients needing various levels of mental health promotion and mental illness management, their families, and other support persons. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered Nurse in mental health nursing. Application of knowledge and patient care skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings in concurrent and subsequent clinical courses. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 ADN Courses.

 

NUR 235 Concepts of Nursing Care of the Adult I - This course was part of the 2016 ADN Curriculum and is no longer being offered

7 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits, Lab: 1 Credit, Clinical: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours, Lab: 20 clock hours, Clinical: 90 clock hours

This course builds on concepts of nursing practice for the acquisition and application of adult health nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care of adults. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered Nurse in the care of adults, their families, and other support persons. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and a variety of clinical settings. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1, Term 2 and Term 3 ADN Courses


NUR 240 Transition to Registered Nursing

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours

This advanced, comprehensive course provides a synthesis of all concepts and nursing content taught throughout the program. This course enables the individual student to recognize areas that need enhancement prior to entering Registered Nursing practice. This course includes a review for the NCLEX-RN® and strategies for success. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1, Term 2, Term 3 and Term 4 ADN Courses


NUR 243 Application of Clinical Judgment in RN Practice

3 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 1 Credits, Lab: 2 Credits
Lecture: 10 clock hours, Lab: 40 clock hours

This course expands on and reinforces previously learned concepts with application of clinical judgment in the care of patients across the lifespan with complex health issues. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered Nurse. In addition, the course facilitates the transition from student to Registered Nurse practice through application of all program concepts as students demonstrate achievement of program student learning outcomes in the simulation laboratory. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1, Term 2, Term 3 and Term 4 ADN Courses


NUR 245 Concepts of Nursing Care of the Adult II

7 Quarter Credit Hours
Lecture: 3 Credits, Lab: 1 Credit, Clinical: 3 Credits
Lecture: 30 clock hours, Lab: 20 clock hours, Clinical: 90 clock hours

This course is a continuation of Concepts of Nursing Care of the Adult I and builds on concepts of nursing practice for the acquisition and application of adult health nursing theory, communication, collaboration, and clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care of adults with complex healthcare issues. The course incorporates the legal and ethical responsibilities of the Registered Nurse in the care of adults, their families, and other support persons. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and a variety of clinical settings. C*

Prerequisites: All Term 1, Term 2, Term 3 and Term 4 ADN Courses