Associate of Science in Nursing

 

Semester Credit Hours
BSC 1001 Human Anatomy and Physiology I **

This course provides a basic understanding of the human

body, its systems and their functions. Students will

concentrate on these body systems:  skeletal system,

integument system, cardiovascular system, muscular system,

nervous system, and cells.

3
BSC 1002 Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab I **

This course consists of the laboratory for  BSC 1001.

1
ENG 1001 English Composition I **

In this course, through a variety of writing projects the student

develops competence in writing clear, correct, and effective

English prose.

3
MAC 1105 College Algebra **

This course introduces students to the concept of functions and

their graphs. Students will graph linear and quadratic, as well

as learn absolute value functions and transformations.  Other

topics included  are:  set  theory,  number  theory,  geometry,

measurements, probability theory and statistics.

3
PSY 1000 Introduction to Psychology**

Study of mental processes and behavior

3
BSC 1011 Human Anatomy and Physiology II **

This course is a continuation of  BSC 1001

3
BSC 1012 Human Anatomy and Physiology II – Lab**

This course if the laboratory for BSC 1011

1
BSC 2001 Microbiology **

This course is an introductory study of the microbial world

with emphasis on the nature and behavior of microorganisms,

the interrelationships between microbes and the human host in

health and disease, and the principles of prevention and control

of infectious disease.

3
BSC 2002 Microbiology Lab**

This course is laboratory for BSC 2001

1
ENG 1011 English Composition II **

In this course, the student will continue to learn and practice the skills of clear, correct and effective English, by means of writings, conversations, and reading of essays, short stories, and poem

 

3

PSY 1001

 

Human Growth and Development**

This course focuses on the nature of human behavior as a dynamic developmental phenomenon.

3
NURS 1001 Fundamentals of Nursing

Guides students to develop skills and behaviors to succeed in the nursing program by providing theoretical knowledge and foundation concepts related to nursing practice.  Through the Fundamentals of Nursing course students are introduced to the

nursing process, medical terminology, med-math, and basics of

health and wellness. This course serves as the foundation for future nursing courses. Most importantly, the learner is introduced to the roles and responsibilities of the nurse as a member of the health care team.

6
NURS 1002 Fundamentals of Nursing – Clinical Practicum

This course provides the students an opportunity to apply what they have learned in NURS 1001 selected clinical experiences

5
NURS 1100 Nursing Pharmacology

This course provides the foundation for safe, effective drug therapy and the role of the nurse in health promotion, disease prevention, and management. NURS 1100 focuses on the basic drug classification, concepts and principles

of pharmacology with special consideration for the nursing role in developing a comprehensive approach to the clinical application of drug therapy through the use of the nursing process.

3
NURS 1101 Critical Thinking in Nursing

Course will assist students in developing complex thinking skills needed to succeed in the nursing environment. This course will assist  in examining critical  thinking  in daily  life,  with some reference to nursing situations. It will also help to focus your thinking to get results using the student’s particular talents. This course is designed to help students meet the challenges of acquiring the thinking skills required to succeed in six common nursing situations: reasoning in the clinical setting, moral and ethical reasoning, evidenced-based practice, teaching others, teaching ourselves, and test taking skills. In addition, this course will help students gain skills needed to work in any positions that demand collaborations

4
NURS 2001 Psychiatric Nursing

Students are introduced to a theoretical base for providing nursing care to clients with moderate to severe deficits in their mental health. The course also discusses psychological reactions to illness or life situations, as well as defense mechanism concepts of alcohol, drug abuse and other risk behaviors on the human body.

3
NURS 2002 Psychiatric Nursing – Clinical Practicum

This course  provides  the  student  opportunities  to  apply concepts of psychiatric nursing.

1
NURS 3001 Medical-Surgical Nursing

Students are challenged to use Gordon’s Functional Patterns to plan care for adult clients experiencing acute disruptions in health. Emphasis is on alterations in nutrition and metabolism, elimination, and cognition and perception of functional health patterns as well as on alteration in the activity and rest functional health pattern.

4
NURS 3002 Medical-Surgical Nursing – Clinical Practicum

This course provides students opportunities to apply what they have learned in  NURS 3001 selected clinical experiences.

3
NURS 3011 Medical-Surgical Nursing II

Students are challenged to use critical thinking skills guided by the organizing structures of the nursing process, to plan care for adult clients experiencing acute disruptions in health. This course preps students to integrate the required attitudes, skills and knowledge to care for patients and families experiencing chronic and complex, acute illnesses. This course is a continuation of NURS 3001-Medical Surgical Nursing I.

3
NURS 3012 Medical-Surgical Nursing II – Clinical Practicum

This course provides the students an opportunity to apply what they have learned in  NURS 3011 selected clinical experiences.

3
NURS 4001 Ethics and Law in Health Care

Students will study major nursing theories of ethics, standards of nursing profession and the role of the healthcare provider. This course is designed to acquaint students with current ethical issues and trends in nursing and the healthcare environment. Through discussion, case studies and assignments, the critical judgment of the student is developed. Students will also learn the process involved in advocating for change in the health care setting and the global environment.

3
NURS 5001  

Obstetrics and Pediatrics

Emphasis is on the normal reproductive phases of the life cycle, including prenatal, childbirth, postpartum and newborn care. Discussion of nursing care for childbearing families experiencing expected outcomes is organized using the framework of the nursing process, Gordon’s Health Care Patterns, and Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs. This is a foundational course in the nursing care of the child caring family.  This is a foundational course in the nursing care of the child caring family.

3
NURS 5002 Obstetrics and Pediatrics – Clinical Practicum

This course provides an opportunity to the student to apply what they   have   learned   in    NURS   4001   in   selected   clinical experiences.

2
NURS 7001 Leadership

This course serves as a basic introduction to community health by presenting with community health issues versus an individual viewpoint.  Student will practice and learn leadership and management perspectives from local, state and national levels, including but not limited to the Affordable Care Act and its impact on health in urban communities. As an end result, students will learn about disease prevention and health promotion by examining selective threats to global health and investigating the effect of globalization on health issues.

3
NURS 7002 Leadership – Clinical Practicum

This course will explore the principles of nursing management, leadership and delegation. Clinical experiences focus on management of care to individuals and groups of clients and collaborative interactions with other members of the healthcare team.

2
NURS 8001 Nursing Trends and Issues

This course provides a transitional and contextual approach for the preparation of nursing students to become nursing professionals. Students in this course will review nursing domains, demonstrating an understanding of the nursing process, scope of practice and licensure requirements.  Upon successful completion of this course the motivated learner will be eligible to sit and pass the SABER Exit Examination for graduation of the program.

3
NURS 8002 Nursing Trends and Issues Practicum

In this course the student will be provided the opportunity to perform in the role of the professional registered nurse under the supervision of a nursing faculty. Learners will be able to synthesize scientific concepts to enhance client care, apply critical thinking to form competent clinical judgments, perform and manage evidence-based nursing care, effectively communicate and collaborate with health care team members, and demonstrate professionalism while caring for clients across the life span in an acute or long term care setting.

4
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