20-21 Bacone College Academic Catalog, last updated July 29, 2020

22. 2020-2021 COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

22.35. NUR - NURSING

NUR 1102

Pharmacology/Dosage Calc.

2 Hours

A non-clinical course that introduces an understanding of basic principles and concepts of pharmacology. Nursing ethics and legal issues in relation to pharmacology is also taught. This course may be completed prior to admission to the nursing program. Prerequisite/co-requisite: BIO 2133 and BIO 2144.  Classroom 2 hours/week.

 

 

 NUR 1112

Nursing Skills & Techniques

2 Hours

A non-clinical course providing basic skills competencies, including medication administration and comprehensive physical assessment. Students are guided in acquiring basic knowledge and skills involved in the nursing process, in addition to client interviewing techniques. Attention is also given to the assessment of selected physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual processes of healthy adults. Skills and techniques are learned and practiced in a laboratory setting and at varying clinical facilities.  Laboratory: 6 hours/week.

 

 NUR 1113

Fundamentals of Nursing

3 Hours

A clinical course providing an introduction to healthcare, specifically nursing, and introduces the student to care of the client as an individual, as well as in relation to family, culture, and community. Primary focus is given to health promotion and maintenance. Principles of client education and professional and therapeutic communication are emphasized. With a focus on the nurse as a provider of care, the student establishes nurse-client relationships, and begins to apply the nursing process utilizing evidence-based practice. The operational framework of the program is introduced. This course is the foundation of all nursing courses and is, therefore, a prerequisite for them. Prerequisite: admission to Nursing Program, BIO 2133. Classroom 2.5 hours/week; Clinical 0.5 hours/week.

 

NUR 1222

Med/Surg Nursing Clinical

2 Hours

A clinical course focusing on the acquisition of nursing theory and skills required to provide nursing care to adult clients who are experiencing common acute and chronic disease processes. Attention is given to the pathophysiology of specific disease processes. In a variety of acute care and community settings, students integrate theory with practice as they perform system specific assessments, teach clients and families, and manage client care using evidence-based nursing interventions and complex psychomotor skills competencies. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in BIO 2122, BIO 2133, BIO 2144, NUR 1102, NUR 1113, and NUR 1112. Additional fees are associated with this course. Offered in spring semester, second semester of nursing curriculum. Classroom 4 hours/week; Clinical 9 hours/week.

 

NUR 1224

Medical/Surgical Nursing Care

4 Hours

Utilizing the nursing process, this course focuses on the medical/surgical component of nursing to include both acute and chronic disease processes of the adult client. The student will be introduced to care of the client undergoing surgery and study developmental aspects of the middle years. Concepts and skills learned in previous and concurrent courses are applied in a variety of clinical settings. In order to progress to level II, a math proficiency test will be administered and a grade of 95% or better must be achieved. Prerequisite: A grade of C or higher in BIO 2133, BIO 2144, and NUR 1213. Spring semester, second sequential course for CAPN students. Additional fees are associated with this course. 64 total classroom hours, 45 total clinical hours. (CAPN students only).

 

 

 

NUR 2021

Nursing Care of Children Clinical

1 Hour

Clinical activities emphasize the application of theory to practice in a variety of communities and acute care settings involving children.

 

NUR 2023

Nursing Care of Children

3 Hours

Applying a child centered approach, this course focuses on health promotion, acute and chronic health conditions, and rehabilitative needs of children. Emphasis is placed on developmental, physiological, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual care of the child within the family unit. Using the nursing process, strategies are formulated for promoting and maintaining optimal functioning of the and for enhancing the strengths of children.

 

NUR 2031

Nursing Care of the Family Clinical

1 Hour

A clinical course focusing on the care of the family experiencing childbearing and childrearing. Growth and development, health promotion and maintenance, and health problems of the family are emphasized. Students practice the roles of manager of care, provider of care, and member within the discipline of healthcare in a variety of culturally-diverse acute care and community settings. Emphasis is placed on individualizing nursing care plans to meet the client’s/family’s goals. Nursing process continues to be built upon from previous semesters. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in PSY 1113, BIO 2324, NUR 1227/1225. Additional fees are associated with this course. Offered in fall semester, third semester of nursing curriculum. Classroom 4 hours/week; Clinical 9 hours/week.

 

NUR 2033

Nursing Care of the Family

3 Hours

Applying a family centered approach this course focuses on health promotion, acute and chronic health conditions, and rehabilitative needs of children. Emphasis is placed on developmental, physiological, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual care of the child within the family unit. Using the nursing process, strategies are formulated for promoting and maintaining optimal functioning of the child-family unit and for enhancing the strengths of the family unit.

 

NUR 2041

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Clinical

1 Hour

This course provides clinical experience for nursing intervention development for promoting, maintaining, and restoring mental health across the lifespan integrating principles of professional relationships, therapeutic communication, and concepts of psychopathology.

 

NUR 2042

Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Care

2 Hours

A clinical course focusing on the application of psychiatric and mental health concepts used when caring for clients with diagnosed mental health/psychiatric needs. Principles of therapeutic communication are emphasized. Clinical settings include acute, in-patient, and community-based mental health facilities. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in NUR 2037. Offered in spring semester (first 5 weeks), fourth semester of nursing curriculum. Classroom 4 hours/week; Clinical 12 hours/week.

 

NUR 2142

Advanced Med/Surg Nursing Care Clinical

2 Hours

Requires students to apply knowledge and skills to the care of adult patients in a simulated laboratory and acute care environments experiencing needs resulting from complex multisystem disruptions. Students apply the nursing process and utilize information literacy skills to achieve deliberative and competent decision-making that is grounded in evidence based practice to achieve best practice outcomes. Emphasis will be placed on prioritization of care through collaboration with other members of the health care team, patients and their families.

 

 

NUR 2144

Advanced Medical-Surgical Nursing Care

4 Hours

A clinical course placing emphasis on nursing care of adult clients with acute, complex, and/or multi-system disorders. The application of pathophysiology is continued. Additionally, the role of nursing in disasters is introduced. Planning nursing care for a group of medical/surgical clients is emphasized, while integrating the nursing process, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. Clinical focus also includes time management, leadership skills, and delegation. Clinical settings include acute and critical care medical/surgical units, rehabilitation units, and step-down units. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in NUR 2037. Offered in spring semester (final 10 weeks), fourth semester of nursing curriculum. Classroom 5 hours/week; Clinical 12 hours/week.

 

NUR 2242

Nursing Strategies for Progressive Leadership Capstone

2 Hours

This course builds on the previous learning related to holistic patient care for adults, older adults, and critically ill patients with complex healthcare needs. Students engage in self-directed study to enhance their physical assessment skills. Students demonstrate critical thinking in the development and implementation of comprehensive plans of care. Students integrate principles of advocacy, collaboration, coordination and evidence-based care to meet the complex needs of clients during clinical experiences.

*Native/Non-Native Pathway

 

.NUR 2243

Nursing Strategies for Progressive Leadership

3 Hours

This course focuses on the principles of management and leadership in the delivery of healthcare. A historical overview of leadership and management theories assists the student in understanding legal and ethical implications of the role of professional nurse in regard to client care, staffing, budgeting, quality improvement, and other issues. Management concepts and skills are stressed to promote individual and group satisfaction within the work environment. Additionally, content includes current issues and trends in nursing leadership and management and the contribution of the professional nurse to today’s society.

*Native/Non-Native Pathway

 

NUR 3003

Health Care Community and Nursing Informatics

3 Hours

Course introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for the use of information technology by nurses in relation to patient care, the education of nurses, and clients and health care facility administration. Content includes awareness of legal and ethical issues associated with the use of nursing informatics, as well as exploring information technology related to clinical bedside practice, inpatient and outpatient monitoring and documentation, accessing research findings; education health promotion; patient teaching, and ergonomics. Native/ Non-Native pathway. 

 

NUR 3103

Theories and Concepts in Professional Nursing

3 Hours

The philosophy and operational framework of the nursing program are introduced. Historical and theoretical foundations of professional nursing are presented. Current economic, technological, and legal influences on nursing and health care are analyzed. Selected concepts including critical thinking, effective communication, interdisciplinary relationships, role identity, and problem solving methods are explored. Students are assisted to obtain college credit for prior nursing experiences by developing a portfolio to document attainment of clinical objectives in selected BSN courses. Classroom 4 hours/week for 7 weeks; 17 hours outside class time; first course in the BSN sequence.  *Native/ Non-Native pathway.

 

NUR 3183

Transcultural Nursing and Health Care

3 Hours

This course is designed to promote effective nursing and health care to clients from other cultures and clients with characteristics that differ from the dominant American culture. Includes study of international nursing issues and their impact on clinical nursing practice. A practical experience with another culture or group of persons who differ significantly from those of the dominant culture is provided. Classroom 4 hours/week and clinical 4 hours/week for 6 weeks; second course in the BSN sequence. *Native/Non-Native pathway.

 

NUR 3243

Health Assessment and Promotion

3 Hours

This course provides a comprehensive knowledge base for health assessment skills and health promotion methodologies. Includes laboratory practice of physical assessment skills and body systems review of clients across the lifespan. Documentation and interpretation of findings and health promotion opportunities are discussed. Classroom 3 hours/week and laboratory 1 hour/week for 7 weeks; 17 hours outside class time; third course in the BSN sequence.

Native/ Non-Native pathway.

 

NUR 3303

Nursing Ethics

3 Hours

A non-clinical course focusing on current trends, issues, and controversies in the nursing profession. Economic, legal, ethical, and legislative issues as well as professional roles and responsibilities are addressed. Transition from the student nurse to the graduate nurse and career development are also explored. Prerequisite: A grade of C or better in NUR 2037. Corequisites: NUR 2043 and NUR 2047. Offered in spring semester, fourth semester of nursing curriculum. Classroom 2 hours/week.

 

NUR 4173

Nursing Research

3 Hours

A non-clinical course introducing fundamental concepts of the research process. The scientific method of problem solving is explored. Emphasis is given to critical analysis and application of research in clinical nursing practice. The course is designed to enhance critical thinking skills and enable the student to become a knowledgeable consumer of research. Classroom 4 hours/week for 6 weeks; 24 hours outside class time; fifth course in the BSN sequence. *Native/Non-Native pathway.

 

NUR 4385

Community Health Nursing

5 Hours

The focus of this course is the community as client. The nurse’s role in health promotion in local, state, national, and international environments is studied. Epidemiology, population needs, and models of health care delivery are considered. Students plan and implement a community health clinical project for another culture or ethnic group as the clinical practicum for this course. Classroom 4 hours/week and clinical 12 hours/week for 4 weeks; 14 hours outside class time; seventh course in the BSN sequence.

Native/Non-Native pathway.

 

NUR 4484

Leadership and Management Practice in Health-Care Organizations

4 Hours

Theories and principles related to nursing leadership and client care management across the spectrum of nursing practice settings are considered. Organizational structure and roles, basic management tools, and financial management are studied in relation to nursing practice and the delivery of health care. Classroom 4 hours/week and clinical 12 hours/week for 4 weeks; 14 hours outside class time; ninth course in the BSN sequence. Native/Non-Native pathway.