NUR 110 --
Foundations of Nursing

NUR 110 is a nonclinical course in which the foundation of professional nursing is examined through exploration of the healthcare delivery system, nursing roles, nursing origins, and the educational, legal, and ethical bases of practice. Future challenges for the nursing profession are introduced. One class hour. 1 Credit.

NUR 111 --
Fundamentals of Nursing

NUR 111 focuses on the Basic Needs of the non-acute adult patient to provide quality, safe patient- centered care for diverse populations.

The MCC nursing program’s conceptual framework and the core competencies of associate degree nursing practice: Professional Identity, Nursing Judgment, Human Flourishing, and Spirit of Inquiry, are introduced.

Students use knowledge and science to begin to assess a patient’s ability to meet Basic Needs and to implement fundamental nursing interventions.Three class hours, two conference hours, six clinical laboratory hours. Prerequisites: Grade of C or better in high school chemistry, biology and either Sequential Math, Math A Regents or High School Algebra or MTH 098; corequisites: NUR 110, PSY 101 and BIO 142 unless previously taken. 7 Credits.

NUR 112 --
Nursing Care of the Adult and Child-I

NUR 112 focuses on Basic Needs of adult and child patients using the Nursing Process to provide quality, safe patient- centered care for diverse populations. Teamwork and collaboration are introduced and explored. Students use knowledge and science to manage, with assistance, the essential issues of patients with both acute and chronic conditions in several healthcare environments. One class hour, four conference hours, nine clinical laboratory hours.

The core competencies of associate degree nursing practice introduced in NUR 111 are expanded upon in clinical nursing practice. Prerequisites: NUR 110 and NUR 111 with a minimum grade of C, PSY 101, BIO 142 with a minimum grade of C; corequisites: BIO 143, PSY 212 and ENG 101 or ENG 200, unless previously taken. 8 Credits.

NUR 150 --
Application of the Nursing Process

Introduction to curriculum concepts with emphasis on the use of the nursing process as the student assesses the basic needs of clients. Selected nursing content from the core curriculum is discussed. Twelve class hours, nine laboratory hours. Cannot be used as an elective in the Nursing program. Prerequisites: NUR 150 is required for students who are transferring into the program, admitted with advanced standing, or returning to the program after an absence of one year. Completion of NUR 150 requirement is valid for one year. Students reentering NUR 111 do not need to take NUR 150. 1 Credit.

NUR 160 --
Critical Thinking Utilizing the Nursing Process

This one-credit elective course is designed to assist nursing students from any of the four semesters with developing improved critical thinking skills necessary for safe, efficient, and holistic care. The course is a late-start course meeting weeks 7-14 for two hours each week. A case study approach lends well to interactive class periods where nursing students will be able to develop, utilize, and receive valuable feedback regarding developing a unique, individual plan of care for patients using critical thinking skills. Group work, individual projects, and documentation are emphasized in the development of these crucial critical thinking skills. Prerequisite: Current or prior matriculation in the Nursing program, or with permission of faculty. 1 Credit.

NUR 210 --
Issues in Nursing

NUR 210 is a nonclinical course in which issues of professional nursing are critically examined through exploration of current themes including quality and safety initiatives, leadership and management practices, licensure and legal implications, employment matters and professional responsibility. One class hour. Prerequisites: NUR 110 and NUR 112 with a minimum grade of C. 1 Credit.

NUR 211 --
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (Seven Weeks)

NUR 211 focuses on the Basic Needs of patients with psychiatric/mental health problems using the Nursing Process to provide quality, safe patient-centered care for diverse populations through teamwork and collaboration. Students use knowledge and science to manage the issues of patients with acute and chronic psychiatric conditions in a variety of healthcare environments. Two class hours, three conference hours, nine clinical laboratory hours.

The core competencies of associate degree nursing practice expanded upon in NUR 112 are applied to this patient population. Prerequisites: NUR 112 with a minimum grade of C, BIO 143 with a minimum grade of C, PSY 212 and ENG 101; corequisites: NUR 210, BIO 202 and SOC 101, unless previously taken. . 4 Credits.

NUR 212 --
Maternity Nursing (Seven Weeks)

NUR 212 focuses on the Basic Needs of maternal and neonatal patients, using the Nursing Process to provide quality, safe, patient-centered care for diverse populations through teamwork and collaboration. Students use knowledge and science to manage maternal and neonatal considerations in the acute care setting. Two class hours, three conference hours, nine clinical laboratory hours.

The core competencies of associate degree nursing practice expanded upon in NUR 112 are applied to this patient population. Prerequisites: NUR 112 with a minimum grade of C, BIO 143 with a minimum grade of C, PSY 212 and ENG 101; corequisites: NUR 210, BIO 202, SOC 101, unless previously taken. 4 Credits.

NUR 214 --
Nursing Care of the Adult and Child-II

NUR 214 focuses on Basic Needs of adult and child patients using the Nursing Process to provide quality, safe patient centered care for diverse populations through teamwork and collaboration. Students use knowledge and science to manage the complex issues of patients with both acute and chronic conditions in a variety of healthcare environments. One class hour, four conference hours, nine clinical hours.

The core competencies of associate degree nursing practice are integrated into clinical nursing practice. Prerequisites: SOC 101, BIO 202 with a minimum grade of C, NUR 210, 211, 212 with a minimum grade of C; corequisites: 6 credits general electives, 2 credits Physical/Health Education, unless previously completed. 8 Credits.

NUR 290 --
Independent Study

See the Department Chairperson. Variable Credit.

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