Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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NURS 101 - TRANSITION TO REGISTERED NURSING I 3(4)
This course is designed to enable the Access student to explore integrative concepts to nursing and to assist the student in the transition from licensed practical to registered nurse. Students refine and update previous learning in additiion to defining goals for a successful transition into the registered nursing program. Combined with classroom and nursing laboratory experiences, the student learns through application of concepts. The student demonstrates skill in problem-solving through use of the nursing process with a focus on client assessment, in the planning of nursing care, role transition and therapeutic communication. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed). Prerequisites: PSYH 151 and high school chemistry or CHMY 161 with a grade of C" or better.

Prerequisite: Admission into the Nursing program and BIOG 121, PSYH 151 and high school chemistry of CHMY 161 with a grade of "C" or better

NURS 103 - TRANSITION TO REGISTERED NURSING II 3(6)
This course is designed to provide the Access Nursing student with the additional theory application and skills to assist in the transition into the Associate Degree Nursing Curriculum. Students will build upon previously learned concepts, principles and skills derived from the NURS 101 course. The Nursing Process will be utilized to assist in the integration and application of concepts related to care of patients in a variety of health care settings or simulated laboratory environments. Emphasis will also be place on the continued development of skills related to patient/family education, communication and critical thinking in the practice setting. At the end of this course, the student will demonstrate the ability to organize care and manage time effectively when providing care for one or more adult patients. Laboratory and clinical required. NURS 101 must be taken as the prerequisite to the course. A special fee will be assessed.

Prerequisite: NURS 101

NURS 114 - HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND CLINICAL REASONING 3(4)
Introduction of nursing process concepts and health assessment skills including history taking and physical examining by the practitioner in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health in clients. Laboratory required. (A special fee will be assessed). Prerequisite: Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Prerequisite: Admission into the associate degree nursing program

NURS 115G - BASIC NURSING CONCEPTS 7(12)
The student will focus on the role of the professional nurse as provider of care for persons in need of promotion, maintenance and restorations of optimal health. The concept of caring will be introduced. The nurse as communicator and educator will be emphasized. The nurse as manager and callaborator will be introduced. The physical, psychological and spiritual well-being of the person and family during the health-illness transitions will be discussed. Functional health patterns will be discussed. Concepts related to communication, transcultural nursing, perioperative nursing, infection control, principles of teaching-learning, pain management, nutrition, mobility, death and dying, pharmacology, and mathematical calculations will be addressed. Laboratory and clinical required. (A special fee will be assessed.) Prerequisite: Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Concurrent: NURS 114.

Prerequisite: Prereq: Admission into the associate degree nursing program Concurrent: NURS 114, BIOG 121

NURS 126 - MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING 3(5)
This course assists the student in applying the nursing process to clients and families who enter the health care system for childbearing or problems related to the childbearing process. The nurse's role in health promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health for beginning families is included. Clinical sites will include inpatient, ambulatory settings, and home care. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: NURS 114 and NURS 115 or NURS 131 and BIOG 121 and PSYH 151

NURS 128 - COMPREHENSIVE ADULT NURSING I 6(10)
This course will focus on the role of provider of nursing care to promote, maintain or restore the optimal health of the client in an acute care/skilled facility. Particular emphasis will be placed on the care of the compromised older adult. Concepts of medical surgical nursing will be applied via the nursing process. Content presented is organized according to the functional health patterns and focuses on the acute and chronic problems related to perceptual, musculosketal, neurolgical, integumentary, gastrointestinal and reproductive concepts. In addition, roles of manager of care, profession will be addressed. Emphasis will also be placed on the continued development of skills related to client/family education, communication and critical thinking in the practice setting. Laboratory and clinical required. (A special fee will be assessed). Laboratory and clinical required. (A special fee will be assessed.) Concurrent: NURS 125, BIOG 122, PSYH 251.

Prerequisite: Prereq: NURS 114, NURS 115, BIOG 121 and PSYH 151 or NURS 131, BIOG 121 and PSYH 151 Concurrent: BIOG 122 and PSYH 251

NURS 129 - BEHAVIOR HEALTH NURSING 3(5)
Emphasis on development of the provider of care role in addressing the impact of acute and chronic behavioral health problems with the adult patient. The provider of care role will focus on restoration and maintenance of mental health. In addition, the roles of manager of care and member of the profession, as they relate to behavioral health nursing, will be explored. Clinical required.

Prerequisite: Prereq: NURS 114, NURS 115, BIOG 121 and PSYH 151 or NURS 101 or NURS 131 and BIOG 121 and PSYH 151 Concurrent: PSYH 251

NURS 131 - TRANSITION TO REGISTERED NURSING FOR THE CERTIFIED PARAMEDIC 6(9)
This course is designed to enable the student to explore integrative concepts in Nursing and to assist the student in the transition from paramedic to registered nurse. The role of the Associate Degree nurse in health promotion, maintenance and restoration is presented. Students initiate the use of the nursing process. Students refine and update previous learning in addition to identifying goals for a successful transition into the registered nursing program. Combined with classroom and nursing laboratory experiences, the student learns through the application of concepts. The student will demonstrate the ability to solve problems through the use of the nursing process with a focus on fundamental nursing skills in the care of adult clients. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: Completion of EMT-P program, BIOG 121, PSYH 151 and high school chemistry or CHMY 161 with a grade of "C" or better

NURS 136 - MATERNAL-NEWBORN NURSING - ACCESS 2(2)
This course assists the student in applying the nursing process to clients and families who enter the health care system for childbearing or related to the childbearing process. The nurse's role in health promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health for beginning families is included. (A special fee will be assessed.)

Prerequisite: NURS 101, BIOG 121, PSYH 151

NURS 137 - CHILD HEALTH NURSING - ACCESS 2(2.5)
Emphasis on development of the provider of care role in promoting wellness of the child and family and in maintaining and restoring the health of the pediatric client experiencing common health problems.

Prerequisite: NURS 101

NURS 193 - DIMENSIONAL ANALYSIS FOR NURSES 2(2)
This course will provide LPN or RN students with the needed mathematical skills to successfully calculate medical dosages without memorizing formulas. When the concept of Dimensional analysis is understood, the LPN or RN student will be able to achieve the correct calculations for the administration of pills, injections, IV medications and medication dosages dependent on a patient's weight. This course is geared towards students anticipating admission into the nursing programs for students already enrolled in a nursing program.

NURS 210 - COMPREHENSIVE ADULT NURSING II 8(15.5)
This course will focus on the role of provider of nursing care to promote, maintain or restore the optimal health of the client in an acute care facility. Concepts of medical surgical nursing will be applied via the nursing process to the care of the adult client with acute and/or chronic problems. Content presented is organized via functional health patterns and focuses on cardiovascular, hematological, endocrine, renal and respiratory concepts. In addition, roles of manager of care and member of the profession will be addressed. This course will allow the student to continue developing skills related to client/family education, communication and clinical reasoning in the practice setting. Laboratory and clinical required. (A special fee will be assessed).

Prerequisite: NURS 129, NURS 126, NURS 128, NURS 136, NURS 145

NURS 213 - COMPREHENSIVE ADULT NURSING III 4(8)
This course will focus on the role of the provider in caring for adult clients with complex health problems. Concepts include: critical thinking skills in the delivery of multidisciplinary care, use of health care concepts in the synthesis of a plan of care and strategies in facilitating the family/significant others into the plan of care of a complex client.

Prerequisite: NURS 210

NURS 214 - CHILD HEALTH NURSING 3(4.5)
Emphasis on development of the provider of care role in promoting wellness of the child and family and in maintaining and restoring the health of the pediatric client experiencing common health problems. There is opportunity for application of content through clinical laboratory experiences in the acute care and community setting.

Prerequisite: NURS 210

NURS 215 - CONCEPTS PROFESS NURSING PRACTICE 4(10)
This capstone course addresses health promotion, maintenance and restoration with clients in a variety of health care settings. Advanced concepts of nursing are applied as the student transitions to the role of member of the profession. The role of the nurse as manager of care is emphasized. Classroom and clinical experiences focus on the health care delivery system, health care organizations and nursing management at the unit level in planning/evaluating, budgeting, and managing care for groups of clients. Opportunties for planning and delivering nursing care under the supervision of clinical faculty or a preceptor are included. (IN1, IN2, IN3, IN4, IN5)

Prerequisite: Prereq: NURS 210 Concurrent: NURS 127 or NURS 137 and NURS 213

NURS 287 - WORK-BASED LEARNING I - NURS 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis.

Prerequisite: Divisional approval

NURS 288 - WORK-BASED LEARNING II - NURS 1(1)
This course provides supervised work experience building on experience in Work-Based Learning I with approved employer(s) in an area related to the student's program. Emphasis is placed on integrating classroom learning with work experience. Students will be able to evaluate career selection, demonstrate employability skills, and satisfactorily perform work-related competencies. Activities are coordinated and evaluated by college personnel. Course will be graded on the S/U basis.

Prerequisite: NURS 287

NURS 290 - CLINICAL APPLICATIONS OF NURSING THROUGH SIMULATION 2(3)
This course will focus on exposing the nursing student to realistic hospital based situations in which they will apply assessment and clinical decision making skills utilizing communication, teamwork and management of care for the simulated patient.

Prerequisite: NURS 115

NURS 297 - RN FIRST ASSIST 5(7)
This course is for perioperative Registered Nurses who will assume the expanded role of the first assistant in surgery. the course meets the standards of the Association of Operating Room Nurses and its Core Curriculum for the RN First Assistant. The Ohio Board of Nursing approves this course in preparing the Registered Nurse as first assistant in surgery. Upon successful completion, the participant is eligible for the Ohio Board of Nursing credential as an RNFA. Prerequisites: CNOR certification is required Must be a Registered Nurse with a minimum of two years of operating room experience in the scrub and circulator roles, American Heart Association Health Care Provider.

NURS 298 - RN FIRST ASSISTANT II 5(10)
This course is the second course in a two part series for registered perioperative nurses who will assume the expanded role as RN First Assistant in surgery. Content includes surgical anatomy, surgical technique and first assisting considerations in a variety of surgical specialties including orthopedics, nurosurgery, plastic and reconstructive, thoracic, vascular and cardiac surgery. First assistant skills are included. Lecture and clinical componets are required.

NURS 299 - INDIVIDUALIZED STUDIES IN NURSING 1(1)
An in-depth study of areas of Nursing presented by discussion and/or individual research and reading. Topics will vary. Repeatable up to a total of four (4) credit hours.

Prerequisite: Divisional approval