NURS 0116 CNA: Long Term Care/Home Health Aide 4-2-6
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be qualified to take the written and skill tests required for certification as a Long Term Care and/or a Home Health Aide. Besides laboratory practice, the student will participate in the care of the elderly and disabled residents within the Nursing Home and Home Health settings. Instructor permission is required for enrollment in the class. Class size is limited.
NURS 1222 Applications of Clinical Microbiology 2-0-2
This is a two-credit hour non-laboratory course. This course is a study of microorganisms of significance to man. Emphasis will be placed on infectious disease issues facing nurses in today’s health care environment. Major concepts to be included are aseptic technique; cycle of infection; drug resistance; appropriate specimen collection and handling; and diagnostic testing and immunizations.
NURS 1421 Health Deviations I 1-0-1
This is a one credit-hour course. Health Deviations is the study of how normal physiological processes are altered by disease. Organization of material by body systems will be used in this course. Emphasis is placed on the most common and/or the most predominant diseases. Brief introduction/review of anatomy and physiology, identifying symptoms, associated laboratory tests, and implications for other body systems shall be included. In some units, usual treatment modalities will also be covered. A systems approach is used to introduce the study of human diseases. Inclusion of course content is based on morbidity and mortality statistics reflecting prevalence of disease in the state of Oklahoma. Prerequisite: BIOL 2214 Physiology. (Concurrent with NURS 1528)
NURS 1513 Introduction to Associate Degree in Nursing 2-3-3
This is a three credit-hour-course designed to facilitate the career mobility student’s advanced entrance into the Nursing Program. It includes extensive instruction and practice in the use of the nursing process. Additional focus is on philosophy and outcomes of the Nursing Program.
NURS 1616 Introduction to Human Dimensions 4-6-6
This is a five credit-hour course designed to introduce the five dimensions of mankind. The course contains heavy emphasis on gathering assessment data which forms the basis for identifying human responses in each of the five dimensions. The course includes an introduction to man: human needs, human dimensions, the life cycle, communication, nutrition, culture and assessment skills necessary to nursing. The student will gain knowledge and practice in assessment across the life cycle. Basic technical skills will be practiced in the course including medication administration and dosage calculation, The Nursing Process and the Role of the Nurse will be included.
NURS 1528 Nursing Across the Life Span 5-9-8
This is an eight credit-hour course designed to introduce nursing diagnoses important to the care of people in various stages of life. The course includes an introduction to nursing of children, maternal/child nursing, and nursing of adults in various settings. Human dimensions emphasized in this course include physical and social. Students begin the practice of independent planning and implementation of nursing care for individuals across the life span. Pharmacology is emphasized in this course. Prerequisite: C or better in NURS 1515, NURS 1552, and NURS 1222.
NURS 1552 Skills and Clinical Interventions Laboratory 0-6-2
This is a two credit-hour laboratory course. Students will be introduced to technical nursing interventions that require psychomotor skills. The student will be required to attend all instructor demonstrations of skills, practice these skills in the clinical on-campus lab, and demonstrate competency in performance of selected skills. Off-campus laboratories are included to allow students to apply newly learned skills in an actual patient care setting. The student will be required to pass written exams, dosage calculations tests, and a skill competency skill test to successfully complete the course.
NURS 2113 Mental Health Nursing 2-3-3
This is a three credit-hour course. Emphasis is given to the mental health aspect of nursing care. General concepts of mental health and mental illness are introduced with emphasis on adaptive and maladaptive coping with life crises. Specific concepts of mental illness, neuroses, depression and schizophrenia are subsequently introduced. Clinical laboratory experiences focus on crisis intervention using the problem-solving process as a model for therapeutic interaction with individual patients in an in-patient mental health setting. (For: LPN Excel-erated Transitional Tract only- as needed).
NURS 2124 Principles of Nursing 2-6-4
This is a four credit-hour course. Students are introduced to complex diagnoses from the nursing diagnosis taxonomy. Clinical experiences are primarily in the acute-care setting where students will be expected to have in-depth knowledge of disease processes. Application of the nursing process with a focus on evaluation will be emphasized. (For LPN Excel-erated Transitional Tract only- as needed)
NURS 2133 Role Transition 2-3-3
This is a three credit-hour course. The seminar method is used to explore issues and current trends pertinent to the professional nurse. Additional clinical opportunities are provided to allow the application of theory content. Students will be expected to complete in-depth written assignments which will explore their own personal and professional growth. (For LPN Excel-erated Transitional Tract only - as needed)
NURS 2142 Health Alterations Across the Lifespan 2-0-2
This is a two credit-hour course. The content is self-paced using computerized-assisted instruction. The student will study nursing care for diverse age groups with a variety of alterations in health found in multiple settings. For: LPN Excel-erated Tract only - as needed)
NURS 2154 Clinical Nursing Concepts 2-6-4
This is a four credit-hour course. Health maintenance and promotion are emphasized in this course. Opportunities for students to critically problem-solve in a variety of settings are included. Students will become adept at management skills including delegation, supervision and staff development. Clinical assignments will be individualized allowing students to design their learning around specific areas of interest. (For LPN Excel-erated Transitional Tract only - as needed)
NURS 2423 Medical Terminology 3-0-3
This course is an introduction to medical terminology with emphasis on etiology, symptomatology, pathology, and diagnostic procedures as related to medical assistant, medical secretarial, medical transcriptionist, nursing and other allied health occupations/functions. The course provides students with basic principles of medical word building, which once learned, can readily be applied to building an extensive vocabulary. Offered at GCTC and WWTC – Accepted at SSC with completion of career tech program.
NURS 2433 Basic Pharmacology 3-0-3
This is a three credit hour course that introduces the student to basic information in pharmacology through the study of drug classifications. The student will study the action, therapeutic uses, adverse reactions, and basic precautions in the administration of various medications within each drug classification. This course is a nursing elective. Although geared to nurses and nursing students, any person interested in the study of pharmacology can take this course with instructor approval.
NURS 2519 Nursing Care in Health Disruptions 5-12-9
This is a nine credit-hour course. Students are introduced to complex diagnoses from the nursing diagnosis taxonomy. Clinical experiences are primarily in the acute-care hospital, where the student practices, in collaboration with the clinical instructor, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care for both adults and children. Human dimensions emphasized in this course are Emotional and Cognitive. The student practices the management of care for multiple patients. Clinical experiences in acute mental illness are included. Prerequisite: C or better in NURS 1421 and NURS 1528.
NURS 2521 Health Deviations II 1-0-1
This is a one credit-hour course. A continuation of NURS 1421, this course uses a systems approach. Knowledge of human diseases forms an important part of the knowledge base for nursing care. Content is coordinated with NURS 2519. Prerequisites: NURS 1421 and NURS 1528. (Concurrent enrollment with NURS 2519)
NURS 2529 Nursing Care for Health, Maintenance, and Promotion 4-15-9
This is a nine credit-hour course. Students continue to practice nursing care, including assessment, analysis planning, implementation, and evaluation, based on accepted nursing diagnoses. All Human Dimensions are addressed in this course with emphasis placed on the Spiritual Dimension. Health Maintenance and promotion are also emphasized. Opportunities for students to master advanced problem-solving are provided throughout this course. Students also continue to practice management skills, delegation, and supervision. There is an additional emphasis on the attributes of the professional nurse. Prerequisite: C or better in NURS 2519 and NURS 2521.
NURS 2531 Health Deviations III 1-0-1
This is a one credit-hour course. A continuation of NURS 2521, this course uses a systems approach. Knowledge of human diseases forms an important part of the knowledge base for nursing care. Content is coordinated with NURS 2529. Prerequisite: C or better in NURS 2519 and NURS 2521. (Concurrent enrollment with NURS 2529)
NURS 2552 Contemporary Nursing 2-0-2
The seminar method is utilized to explore issues pertinent to entry into nursing practice. It includes a study of the roles and competencies of the beginning Associate Degree nurse, coupled with the practical aspects of assessing career opportunities, applying for a nursing position, and coping with career-related stress. Legal aspects of nursing are studied with emphasis on the Nurse Practice Act and the licensing role of the State Board of Nursing. (Spring, Year 2) (Nursing Elective - as needed)
NURS 2623 Nursing Capstone 1-6-3
This course is designed to explore issues pertinent to entry into nursing practice. It includes a study of the roles and competencies of the Associate Degree Nurse. Clinical opportunities will allow for practical experience where students will apply theory presented throughout the entire program of study. In addition, students will complete a self-evaluation and develop an individualized plan of preparation for successfully writing the NCLEX-RN Licensure exam. This course will be offered in the last semester of the program prior to graduation and taken concurrently with NURS 2529 and NURS 2531. Prerequisites: successful completion of NURS 2519 and NURS 2521.