2013-2014 catalog 
    
    Jan 30, 2023  
2013-2014 catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing courses


Nursing

Courses

  • HESCSP - Special Project: Dental Hygiene Program


    Credits: 12-15


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  • HESC105 - Medical Terminology


    Credits: 3
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Description: Through a study of medical language, the student will be able to build a practical, working medical vocabulary. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the significance of Greek and Latin prefixes, suffixes and verbal roots as they pertain to the human body.


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  • HESC115 - Nutrition and Health


    Credits: 3
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Description: Students are introduced to the basic concepts of nutrition. Emphasis will be placed on practical information that will enable students to make judgments about their food intake and gain awareness of the critical role of nutrition in health care. Concepts from biology, chemistry and physiology are used as a basis for the exploration of the role of nutrition in health.


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  • HESC125 - Stress and Everyday Living


    Credits: 3
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Description: An understanding of how stress affects everyday life will be discussed using examples from literature, history and the group members. Students will acquire an understanding of the causes of stress, stress management techniques, nutritional awareness and exercise programs.


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  • HESC145 - Crisis Intervention


    Credits: 3
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Description: Students will explore life situations that pose a threat or potential threat to an individual’s coping abilities. They will discuss and practice specific strategies that have proven useful in crisis situations. Class sessions will include games, role playing and group exercises.


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  • HESC165 - Pathophysiology


    Credits: 3
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Description: This course covers the structural and functional changes associated with various disease conditions. There is an emphasis on clinical manifestations and treatment. In addition the student will understand how disease affects the body as a whole.


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  • HESC295 - Special Project - Health Sciences


    Credits: 1-6
    Description: In conjunction with the faculty, the student will develop a written independent study plan for pursuing and completing an individual, in-depth study of a relevant topic. The instructor will serve as a mentor and consultant in guiding the student through the study plan.


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  • NURS106 - Introduction to Associate Degree Nursing


    Credits: 3
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 0
    Description: This pre-nursing course introduces the student to the realm of Associate Degree nursing. Emphasis will be placed on problem-solving, critical thinking and application–those concepts essential to the role of the Associate Degree Nurse. The nursing process will be introduced, as well as therapeutic communication skills and basic physical assessment techniques. Health, professional and wellness topics will be integrated throughout the course. Medical terminology will also be integrated.


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  • NURS160 - Introduction to Human Needs


    Credits: 3
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 3
    Description: The first course in the Nursing Program introduces the student to the practice of professional nursing, the Human Needs framework, health assessment and the elements of reasoning used in critical thinking.Students will learn to calculate medications, use basic communication interventions and engage in strategies that will promote success in the program.(Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program; Prerequisites or Corequisites: BIOL-111, PSYC-106)


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  • NURS161 - Nursing and Human Needs I


    Credits: 7
    Lecture: 4
    Lab: 9
    Description: This Nursing Course focuses on the Human Needs Framework, health assessment and the elements of reasoning used in critical thinking. The student uses caring interventions, communication techniques and teaching/learning interventions to care for adult, geriatric and oncology clients. (Prerequisites: NURS-160, PSYC-106 and BIOL-111; Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIOL-112 and PSYC-208)


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  • NURS162 - Nursing and Human Needs II


    Credits: 8
    Lecture: 4
    Lab: 12
    Description: In Nursing 162,the student uses the Human Needs Framework to care for individuals undergoing surgery and for those with alterations in mobility. The needs of the childbearing and child caring family and issues of human sexuality are also addressed. (Prerequisites: NURS-161, BIOL-112 and PSYC-208; Prerequisite or Corequisite: BIOL-213)


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  • NURS163 - Nursing and Human Needs in the Community


    Credits: 2
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
    Description: This course examines human needs in the community. The influence of the family, cultural diversity and financial concerns on the delivery of community-based care is explored. In addition, the varied roles and practice settings of the community-based nurse and the basic principles of epidemiology are discussed. (Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program)


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  • NURS165 - Issues in Nursing


    Credits: 2
    Lecture: 2
    Lab: 0
    Ethical Dimension (E)
    Description: This course introduces students to current issues in nursing and health care. A range of topics is explored from philosophical, theoretical, ethical, social, economic, historical and research perspectives. A critical thinking approach that incorporates the elements of reasoning and universal intellectual standards focuses the student on generating new thoughts, understandings, beliefs and insights.


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  • NURS261 - Nursing and Human Needs III


    Credits: 8
    Lecture: 4
    Lab: 12
    Description: In Nursing III, the student uses the Human Needs Framework to care for individuals with alterations in mental health, oxygenation, tissue perfusion and metabolism. (Prerequisites: NURS-162 and BIOL-213)


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  • NURS262 - Nursing and Human Needs IV


    Credits: 6
    Lecture: 3
    Lab: 9
    Description: In Nursing 262, students use the Human Needs Framework to care for clients with alterations in nutrition, absorption, elimination, sensation and perception. (Prerequisites: NURS-261)


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  • NURS263 - Managing and Coordinating Nursing Care


    Credits: 3
    Lecture: 1
    Lab: 6
    Description: In Managing and Coordinating Nursing Care, students use the Human Needs Framework to integrate nursing management concepts and principles in planning the care of groups of clients in the acute care setting. (Prerequisites: NURS-262)


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  • NURS295 - Special Project - Nursing


    Credits: 1-6
    Description: The student will prepare an individualized plan of study in behavioral terms. The student and the instructor will complete a contract which will include a set of objectives, methods of achievement and plan for evaluation. The instructor will serve as a preceptor and consultant in guiding the student through the theoretical and laboratory components of the study plan.


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