Nursing

Nursing Courses

NUR 1290     Pharmacology for Nurses     2 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing Program. Corequisites: NUR 1410 or NUR 1811
The Pharmacology for Nurses course is designed to introduce students to the knowledge and skills necessary to safely calculate, prepare and administer drugs to clients. The unifying concepts of human being, nursing, health/ illness and environment will be integrated into the course to emphasize the importance of assessment, planning and evaluation in administering drugs to clients. Course/lab fees.

NUR 1410     Foundations of Nursing     7 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing Program. Pre or Corequisite: NUR 1290
Equivalent: NUR 1310
This course introduces the first year nursing student to the theory and practice of professional nursing. The concepts of human being, health, environment and nursing are used to provide a framework for discussion of such topics as biopsychosocial development, human needs, the health/illness continuum, the health care delivery system, nurse client interaction and the provision of nursing services via the nursing process. Course/lab fees.

NUR 1450     Clinical Skills     0.5 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1290 and NUR 1410, each with a grade of 'B-' or better Corequisites: NUR 1510 or NUR 1520 or NUR 1530
Equivalent: NUR 1350
This course is designed to provide the student with a modified modular approach to learning bedside clinical skills. Each module contains specific readings, practice activities and skill check off procedures. Course/lab fees.

NUR 1460     Integrated Physical Assessment and Decision Making Skills I     0.5 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1290, NUR 1410, NUR 1450 each with a grade of 'B-' or better. Corequisites: NUR 1510 or NUR 1520 or NUR 1530 or NUR 1811
Equivalent: NUR 1360
This modified modular approach course introduces the student to various health assessment techniques and procedures used in initial and routine patient status examinations. It focuses on decision making processes in making clinical judgments regarding which assessment technique is appropriate. The organizing, analyzing and recording of data obtained from nursing assessments is related to the nursing process. Course/lab fees.

NUR 1470     Integrated Physical Assessment and Decision Making Skills II     0.5 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1290, NUR 1410, NUR 1450, NUR 1460 each with a grade of 'B-' or better. Corequisites: NUR 1510 or NUR 1520 or NUR 1530 or NUR 1811
Equivalent: NUR 1370
This course is a continuation of NUR 1460 with added emphasis on integration of the various components of physical assessment. Course/lab fees.

NUR 1510     Nursing of the Childbearing Family     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1290, NUR 1410 each with a grade of 'B-' or better. Corequisites: NUR 1450 or NUR 1460 or NUR 1470
Equivalent: NUR 1430
This course develops the ability of the student to utilize the nursing process in the care of families throughout the childbearing cycle. The functional patterns associated with reproduction and sexuality are presented. The course covers these normal processes and well-defined health problems of reproduction, fetal and newborn development. The clinical component of This course includes experience in intrapartal, post partal and newborn settings.

NUR 1520     Nursing of Adults - Mental Health and Maladaptive Behavior     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1290, NUR 1410 or NUR 1811 each with a grade of 'B-' or better. Corequisites: NUR 1450 or NUR 1460 or NUR 1470 or NUR 1812
Equivalent: NUR 1440
This course presents the essential concepts of mental health and illness. The theory component emphasizes adaptive and maladaptive patterns of behavior, personality development, defense mechanisms, coping patterns, substance abuse and exploration of the variables affecting the development of psychopathology. The clinical focus is on the development of nursing skills and the use of the nursing process with clients exhibiting emotional disorder. Therapeutic communication skills are integrated and practiced throughout the course. Course/lab fees.

NUR 1530     Nursing of Adults I     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1290, NUR 1410 each with a grade of 'B-' or better. Corequisites: NUR 1450 or NUR 1460 or NUR 1470
This course introduces basic concepts of adult medical surgical nursing related to the functional patterns of activity - exercise, nutrition, metabolism and elimination. The focus is on the utilization of the nursing process in meeting adult client needs with simple well-defined problems with emphasis in the maintenance of health and prevention of disabilities in clients with temporary or relatively simple disruptions in their health status. The clinical component of This course will provide the opportunity to apply theoretical content in various acute care facilities primarily on general medical/surgical units. Problem solving approach utilizes the nursing process in providing care to clients. Course/lab fees.

NUR 1540     Adult Medical Surgical Nursing     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1450, NUR 1460, NUR 1510, NUR 1530 each with a grade of 'B-' or better. Corequisite: NUR 1470
This nursing course is the second medical/surgical course in Track II. It presents utilization of the nursing process for the adult with simple, well-defined health problems associated with the functional health patterns related to activity-exercise, nutrition-metabolism, health-perception-management and cognitive-perception. There is a continuation of dysfunctions related to the cardiopulmonary, hepatic-biliary and renal systems. Simple dysfunctions related to the nervous system, to the eye, ear and musculoskeletal system and to defense mechanisms are introduced. The clinical component of This course will provide the nursing student with the opportunity to implement theoretical content in the acute care facilities primarily in the general medical/surgical areas.

NUR 1550     Transition to Graduate Practical Nurse Role     2 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1470, NUR 1540 each with a grade of 'B-' or better. Corequisite: NUR 2511
This course taken last in Track II facilitates the student's transition into the role of a beginning practical nurse. The course discusses the roles, responsibilities and competencies of the practical nurse to function under the supervision of the registered nurse or licensed physician/dentist. The content includes discussion of the past and current developments impacting health care and nursing practice. Discussion of legal, ethical, political, and economical issues and problems effecting nursing practice will also be addressed. The clinical component of this course will provide the nursing student with the opportunity to apply basic concepts in the management of delegated care to patients with common well-defined health problems in a structured health care facility.

NUR 1811     Foundations for the Transition to the Registered Nurse Role     5 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Acceptance into tNursing program, NUR 1290 and NUR 1460 each with a grade of 'B-' or better. Corequisite: NUR 1470
This course is designed to facilitate the transition from the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to the role of the Associate Degree Registered Nurse (RN). This course will build upon and enhance the students nursing knowledge. The basic concepts of the Oakland Community College Associate Degree Program Philosophy (nursing, nursing education, teaching learning, health, environment and human being) are presented to provide a framework for discussion. The nursing care, via the nursing process, of clients with simple, well-defined medical surgical dysfunction will be presented. The concepts of pain, fluid and electrolyte balance, oxygenation, the surgical experience and nutrition associated with the medical surgical client will be highlighted to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision-making. Course/Lab fees.

NUR 1812     Child Bearing Foundations for the Transition to the Registered Nurse Role     2 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1470, NUR 1811 each with a grade of 'B-' or better Corequisite: NUR 1520
This course is designed to facilitate the transition from the role of the Licensed Practical Nurse to the role of the Associate Degree Registered Nurse. The course further develops the student's ability to utilize the nursing process in the care of families throughout the childbearing cycle. The functional patterns associated with reproduction are presented. The nursing care, via the nursing process, of the well-defined childbearing family will be discussed. In addition, alterations in functional health patterns during the reproductive cycle will be presented. The concepts of culturally sensitive care, legal/ethical issues in care, current trends in women's health, and maternal-child health will provide a framework for discussion. Course/Lab Fees.

NUR 2510     Nursing of Children and Families     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Grade of 'B-' or better in first-year nursing courses.
Equivalent: NUR 2310
This course focuses on the student's continuing development to apply the nursing process to the unique and specialized aspects of the care of children and their families with special emphasis on growth and development needs of infancy through adolescence, health maintenance, illness and accident prevention, teaching/learning needs and responses to children and their families to selected acute illnesses and chronic health conditions; including the situational crises of hospitalization, outpatients and continuing home care. Course/lab fees.

NUR 2511     Nursing of Children/Families     2 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1470, NUR 1540; each with a grade of 'B-' or better Corequisite: NUR 1550
This course focuses on the nursing care of children and their families. Basic principles related to growth and development, teaching/learning needs and responses of children and their families to selected simple illnesses, health conditions, and hospitalization are presented. Continued utilization of the nursing process within the framework of the functional health patterns and growth and development is emphasized. The clinical component of This course will provide the nursing student with the opportunity to implement theoretical content and development of skills essential in the provision of safe nursing care to the pediatric client and their family.

NUR 2512     Nursing of Children/Families     2 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Successful completion of modified ladder PNE program and SOC 2510 Corequisites: NUR 1520, NUR 2520, ENG 1520, POL 1510
This course focuses on the student's continuing application of the nursing process to children and their families with special emphasis on growth and developmental needs from infancy to adolescence, health maintenance, illness and accident prevention teaching/learning needs and responses of children and their families to selected acute illnesses, chronic health conditions and hospitalization. The clinical focus is on supervising, guiding and counseling the nursing student in giving comprehensive care to several children and their families. The clinical learning experiences strive to enhance self direction and confidence as well as to guide the nursing student in adapting cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills in the continuing application of the nursing process.

NUR 2520     Nursing of Adults II     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Grade of 'B-' or better in all first-year nursing courses.
Equivalent: NUR 2320
This course presents complex health problems related to the functional patterns of nutrition-metabolism, activity-exercise, sensation-perception and cognition. The focus is in the utilization of the nursing process in the care of acutely ill adult client and family. The clinical component of This course will provide the application of theoretical content to clients with complex health problems in various acute care settings such as specialty and critical care units. Course/lab fees.

NUR 2530     Nursing of Adults III     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Grade of 'B-' or better in all first-year nursing courses.
Equivalent: NUR 2330
This course presents the nursing care of adults with complex health problems associated with alterations in activity-exercise patterns related to cardiopulmonary-renal dysfunction, nutritional metabolic dysfunction and alterations in the biological defense mechanisms. The focus is on the utilization of the nursing process in the care of the acutely ill adult client and his or her family. Course/lab fees.

NUR 2540     Transition to Graduate Nurse Role     4.5 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Grade of 'B-' or better in all previously required courses in the nursing sequence.
Equivalent: NUR 2340
This course facilitates the student's transition into the role of a beginning staff nurse through experiences in collaboration, decision making, delegation and multiple client assignments. The content focuses on the study of historical developments and of current issues in health care, nursing education and practice. Legal, ethical and professional dimensions of health care are explored. Beginning level leadership and management concepts are introduced. Course/lab fees.