Nursing

Nursing Courses

NUR 1290     Pharmacology for Nurses     2 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing Program.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: 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 patients. 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 patients. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 2


NUR 1410     Foundations of Nursing     7 Credit Hours

Equivalent: NUR 1310

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing Program.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: NUR 1290

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 patient interaction and the provision of nursing services via the nursing process. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 10


NUR 1450     Clinical Skills     0.5 Credit Hours

Equivalent: NUR 1350

Prerequisite: NUR 1290 and NUR 1410each with a grade of 'B-' or better ,
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: NUR 1510 NUR 1520 or NUR 1530

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. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1.5


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

Equivalent: NUR 1360

Prerequisite: NUR 1290 NUR 1410 NUR 1450 each with a grade of 'B-' or better.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: NUR 1510 NUR 1520 NUR 1530 or NUR 1811

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. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1.5


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

Equivalent: NUR 1370

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
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: NUR 1510 NUR 1520 NUR 1530 or NUR 1811

This course is a continuation of NUR 1460 with added emphasis on integration of the various components of physical assessment. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 1.5


NUR 1510     Nursing of the Childbearing Family     4 Credit Hours

Equivalent: NUR 1430

Prerequisite: NUR 1290 NUR 1410 each with a grade of 'B-' or better.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: NUR 1450 NUR 1460 or NUR 1470

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. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 7


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

Equivalent: NUR 1440

Prerequisite: NUR 1290 NUR 1410 or NUR 1811 each with a grade of 'B-' or better.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: NUR 1450 NUR 1460 NUR 1470 or NUR 1812

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. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 7


NUR 1530     Nursing of Adults I     4 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1290 NUR 1410 each with a grade of 'B-' or better.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: NUR 1450 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 patient needs with simple well-defined problems with emphasis in the maintenance of health and prevention of disabilities in patients 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 patients. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 7


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.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
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. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 7


NUR 1550     Transition to Graduate Practical Nurse Role     2 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1470 NUR 1540 each with a grade of 'B-' or better.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
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. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 5


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

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing program NUR 1290 and NUR 1460 each with a grade of 'B-' or better.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
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 student's 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 patients 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 patient will be highlighted to facilitate critical thinking and clinical decision-making. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 8


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
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
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. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4.5


NUR 2510     Nursing of Children and Families     4 Credit Hours

Equivalent: NUR 2310

Prerequisite: Grade of 'B-' or better in first-year nursing courses.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

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. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 7


NUR 2511     Nursing of Children/Families     2 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: NUR 1470 NUR 1540; each with a grade of 'B-' or better
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
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 patient and their family. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4.5


NUR 2512     Nursing of Children/Families     2 Credit Hours

Prerequisite: Successful completion of modified ladder PNE program and SOC 2510
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.
Corequisite: NUR 1520 NUR 2520 ENG 1520 and 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. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 4.5


NUR 2520     Nursing of Adults II     4 Credit Hours

Equivalent: NUR 2320

Prerequisite: Grade of 'B-' or better in all first-year nursing courses.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

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 patients and family. The clinical component of this course will provide the application of theoretical content to patients with complex health problems in various acute care settings such as specialty and critical care units. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 7


NUR 2530     Nursing of Adults III     4 Credit Hours

Equivalent: NUR 2330

Prerequisite: Grade of 'B-' or better in all first-year nursing courses.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

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 patient and his or her family. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 7


NUR 2540     Transition to Graduate Nurse Role     4.5 Credit Hours

Equivalent: NUR 2340

Prerequisite: Grade of 'B-' or better in all previously required courses in the nursing sequence.
Note: Prerequisites for courses in this department are not automatically waived for College Guest students and students with a bachelor's degree or higher from a U.S. institution.

This course facilitates the student's transition into the role of a beginning staff nurse through experiences in collaboration, decision making, delegation and multiple patient 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. BILLABLE CONTACT HOURS: 7.5