NUR 110 --
Foundations of Nursing

A non-clinical course in which the foundations of the profession of nursing are examined through exploration of the health care delivery system, nursing roles, nursing history, educational, legal and ethical bases for practice. One class hour. 1 Credit.

NUR 111 --
Fundamentals of Nursing

The conceptual framework of the MCC nursing program is introduced. The nursing process is presented and used as a framework to focus on nursing care of an individual with non-acute health care needs. Emphasis is placed on assessment of an individual's ability to meet basic needs and implementation of fundamental therapeutic nursing interventions in response to unmet basic needs. The core components of associate degree nursing practice (Professional Behaviors, Communication, Assessment, Clinical Decision-Making, Therapeutic Nursing Interventions, and Collaboration) are introduced. Teaching and Learning, and Managing Care core components are defined. 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

Focus is on basic needs of clients and the use of the nursing process to promote wellness, prevent illness and manage responses to identified actual or potential health problems. Topics include those related to body image, circulation, gastrointestinal disorders, infection, metabolism (diabetes), movement and sensation (musculoskeletal, vision and hearing), neoplasms, pain and surgery. The core components of Associate Degree Nursing Practice (Professional Behaviors, Communication, Assessment, Clinical Decision Making, Therapeutic Nursing Interventions, Teaching and Learning, Collaboration, and Managing Care) are developed and applied. One class hour, four conference hours, nine clinical laboratory hours. 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

A non-clinical course devoted to exploration of issues impacting on nursing and the emerging practitioner of nursing. Basic concepts and issues in nursing leadership are introduced. Exploration of management concepts continues. Taken prior to or concurrently with NUR 211 and NUR 212. 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)

Focus is on the basic needs of clients and the use of the nursing process to promote wellness, prevent illness and manage responses to identified actual or potential mental health problems. Topics include those related to anxiety, rituals, dissociative patterns, somatization, psychosis, pathological suspicion, depression, mania, borderline behavior, antisocial behavior, anger, risk for violence and abuse of food/chemicals/individuals. The core components of Associate Degree Nursing Practice (Professional Behaviors, Communication, Assessment, Clinical Decision-Making, Therapeutic Nursing Interventions, Teaching and Learning, Collaboration, and Managing Care) are explored and applied. Two class hours, three conference hours, nine clinical laboratory hours. 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)

Focus is on the basic needs of maternal and newborn clients with the use of the nursing process to promote wellness, prevent illness and manage responses to identified actual or potential health problems. Topics include normal perinatal outcomes, current birth practices and common maternal and neonatal considerations. The core components of Associate Degree Nursing Practice (Professional Behaviors, Communication, Assessment, Clinical Decision Making, Therapeutic Nursing Interventions, Teaching and Learning, Collaboration, and Managing Care) are explored and applied. Two class hours, three conference hours, nine clinical laboratory hours. 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

Focus is on the basic needs of clients and the use of the nursing process to promote wellness, prevent illness and manage responses to identified actual or potential health problems. Topics include those related to chronic illness, excretion (renal), immune response, metabolism (hepatic), movement and sensation (neurologic), oxygenation, and terminal illness. The core components of associate degree nursing practice (Professional Behaviors, Communication, Assessment, Clinical Decision Making, Therapeutic Nursing Interventions, Collaboration, Teaching and Learning, Managing Care) are expanded and integrated into clinical practice. One class hour, four conference hours, nine clinical hours. 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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