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  • Nursing (NURSI)   1100
    Introduction to Health Care

    3 credit hours

    Concepts and principles related to health, health care delivery and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the communication process and the impact of culture, ethnicity and spirituality on health-seeking behaviors. Concepts of interdisciplinary health teams and theoretical foundation of beginning nursing skills are introduced. Strategies for success in the nursing program are introduced. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program or consent of instructor (3 lecture hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1101
    Nursing I: Fundamentals

    3 credit hours

    Fundamentals of nursing practice including major concepts, basic knowledge, and nursing skills related to the care of clients are introduced. Assessment of the client such as physical assessment, culture, pharmacology, and the nursing process are a main focus. Lecture, discussion, and college and clinical practice laboratories are used as learning experiences. Clinical experiences include acute and/or non-acute settings. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program, Nursing 1100, current CNA in Illinois, Anatomy & Physiology 1552 or Anatomy & Physiology 1572. (1.5 lecture hours, 4 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1102
    Nursing 2: Mental Health

    3 credit hours

    Enhancement of the mental health of individuals across the life span. Nursing management of the major clinical syndromes, primary prevention, early intervention of alterations in thoughts, moods, and behavior. Role of the professional nurse as a partner in a multidisciplinary team. Clinical experiences include acute care hospitals, behavioral health centers, and related treatment settings. Prerequisite: Nursing 1101 (2 lecture hours, 4 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1103
    Nur 3: Periop/Musculo

    3 credit hours

    Care of the surgical client during the perioperative period and clients experiencing musculoskeletal problems. Lecture, discussion, laboratory, and clinical practice are used as learning experiences. Nursing skills basic to the care of the medical-surgical client. Clinical experiences include acute and/or non-acute settings. Prerequisite: Nursing 1101 (1 lecture hour, 5 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1104
    Introduction to Physical Assessment

    1 credit hours

    Theory and skills related to history taking, physical assessment and completing a head-to-toe assessment of the adult patient. Significant assessment differences in the pediatric patient is discussed. Prerequisites: Admission to Nursing program and Nursing 1100 with a grade of C or better or equivalent (1 lecture hour)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1105
    Medical-Surgical I

    7 credit hours

    Principles of nursing practice including major concepts, basic knowledge and nursing skills related to the care of patients are introduced. Pharmacology, pain control, nursing process, care of the surgical patient, and care of patients with alterations in: musculoskeletal system, skin integrity, fluid and electrolytes and shock states (hypovolemic and septic) are main foci. Lecture, discussion, college laboratories and clinical practice are used as learning experiences. Clinical experiences include acute and/or non-acute settings. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program, Nursing 1100 with a grade of C or better, Anatomy & Physiology 1552 or Anatomy & Physiology 1572 with a grade of C or better and current CNA in Illinois. (4 lecture hours, 8 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1120
    Role of the Nurse I

    1 credit hours

    Introduction to essential concepts and core values of the nursing profession within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Emphasis is placed on nursing process, communication, health promotion, practice standards, and the various roles of the nurse in the delivery of healthcare. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program and Microbiology 1420 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Microbiology 1420 (1 lecture hour)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1130
    Introduction to Core Concepts

    4 credit hours

    Introduction to essential concepts and core values of health within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Emphasis on development, functional ability, nutrition, elimination, homeostasis, care giving, and safety. Prerequisite: Nursing 1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 1140 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 1150 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Microbiology 1420 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. (2 lecture hours, 4 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1140
    Physical Assessment

    2 credit hours

    Theoretical basis for assessing the health status of individuals with an emphasis on cultural diversity and age related differences. Application of cognitive, psychomotor, communication, and critical thinking skills in conducting a health assessment. Assists the students in identifying and communicating normal and abnormal findings. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program and Microbiology 1420 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Microbiology 1420 (1 lecture hour, 2 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1150
    Pathophysiology-Altered Health Concepts

    3 credit hours

    Principles of normal and altered physiology. Disease states and alterations in health status throughout the lifespan, incorporating diverse populations. Overview of common disease processes and their impact on homeostasis. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program and Microbiology 1420 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Microbiology 1420 (3 lecture hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1160
    Foundations of Pharmacology

    2 credit hours

    Principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and medication administration. Preparation for safe administration of pharmaceutical agents to populations across the lifespan. Emphasis on drug classification, dosage calculation, drug action, side effects, nursing implications, and patient education. Prerequisite: Nursing 1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 1140 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 1150 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Microbiology 1420 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. (2 lecture hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1204
    Nur 4: Integ/Geri/Oncology

    4 credit hours

    Special needs and care of the geriatric client. The integumentary system, men's and women's health, oncology, grieving, death and dying will be introduced. Laboratory introduces additional nursing skills basic to the care of medical-surgical clients. Clinical experiences include acute and/or non-acute settings. Prerequisite: Nursing 1103 (2 lecture hours, 7 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1205
    Nursing 5: Childbearing Family

    4 credit hours

    Nursing care of the familiy during the reproductive years. Emphasis on the childbearing process, wellness of the family, and maintenance of health. Adverse outcomes of pregnancy and care of the well child are presented. Clinical experiences include acute and/or non-acute settings. Prerequisite: Nursing 1103 (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1206
    Medical-Surgical 2

    3 credit hours

    Application of the nursing process in the care of patients with diabetes mellitus, gerontological, oncological, acid-base and male reproductive disorders. Lecture, discussion, laboratory and clinical practice are used as learning experiences. Clinical experiences include acute and/or non-acute settings. Prerequisite: Nursing 1104, Nursing 1105 and Psychology 2237 or consent of instructor (1 lecture, 5.5 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1207
    Childbearing Family

    5 credit hours

    Nursing care of the woman and family during the reproductive years. Focus on the childbearing process and wellness of the family in the childbearing years. Women's health and wellness is emphasized. Adverse outcomes of pregnancy are presented. Care of the well and hospitalized child and family are discussed. Clinical experiences include acute and ambulatory care settings, as well as community based experiences. Prerequisites: Nursing 1104, Nursing 1105 and Psychology 2237 or consent of instructor (2.5 lecture hours, 7 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1208
    Neuropsychiatric Nursing

    5 credit hours

    Application of the nursing process to management of psychiatric and neuropsychiatric disorders. Mental health enhancement of diverse populations. Not the role of the professional nurse as partner in a multidisciplinary team. Lecture discussion, laboratory, and clinical practice are used as learning experiences. Prerequisite: Nursing 1104, Nursing 1105 and Psychology 2237 or consent of instructor (2.5 lecture hours, 7 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1210
    LPN to ADN Transition

    4 credit hours

    Advanced concepts and skills used by the Registered Nurse when caring for patients with normal and common health problems requiring perinatal, mental health, and general medical/surgical interventions. Application of the nursing process for health promotion, health maintenance, and disease prevention. Nursing skills and techniques are developed and demonstrated in the nursing skills laboratory. Includes intravenous therapy and medications administered through central lines. Prerequisite: Students must be a licensed practical nurse and provisionally admitted to the Nursing program. (2.5 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1220
    Health and Illness Concepts I

    5 credit hours

    Expands upon the essential concepts of health and illness within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Emphasis on human response to chronic alterations in multidimensional processes and restoration of homeostasis. Prerequisite: Nursing 1130 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 1160 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Microbiology 1420 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and English 1101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in English 1101 and Psychology 2237 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Psychology 2237 (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1230
    Family Health Concepts I

    5 credit hours

    Conceptual principles and values of providing multidimensional nursing care to individuals, children, and families within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and the environment. Emphasis on health, wellness, and illness throughout the lifespan. Prerequisite: Nursing 1130 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 1160 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Microbiology 1420 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and English 1101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in English 1101 and Psychology 2237 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Psychology 2237 (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1305
    Pharmacotherapeutics

    2 credit hours

    Concepts necessary for the pharmacological management of common health problems. Includes dosage calculations. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing Program and Nursing 1105 or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1328
    Physical Assessment of the Adult Client

    2 credit hours

    Theory and skills relevant to history taking and physical assessment of adult patients. Head-to-toe assessment of the adult and special populations are included. Prerequisite: Practicing RN or completion of Nursing 1205 or consent of instructor; program admission approval required. (0.5 lecture hour, 3 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1840
    Independent Study - Individualized

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Exploration and analysis of topics within the discipline to meet individual student-defined course description, goals, objectives, topical outline and methods of evaluation in coordination with and approved by the instructor. This course may be taken four times for credit as long as different topics are selected. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor is required (1 to 4 lecture hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1901
    Medical-Surgical I - Bridge

    15 credit hours

    Focus on application of the nursing process in the care of patients of all age groups with medical-surgical disorders. Clinical experiences in adult and pediatric health care facilities, simulation, and community health setting. Prerequisite: Nursing 1150, 1206, 1207, 1208, 1210, 2110, Microbiology 1420, English 1101, Psychology 2237, Culinary Arts 1110 or consent of instructor. (7.5 lecture hours, 15 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2100
    Review of Basic Nursing Skills

    0.5 credit hours

    A laboratory course for ADN students that provides for the practice of nursing skills basic to the practice of nursing. Prerequisite: Nursing 1206 or equivalent or consent of instructor; Admission to Nursing program is required. (1 lab hour)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2106
    Nursing 6: Cardiac/Respiratry/Hosp ChildyNursing 6:CARDIAC/RESPIRATORY/HOSP Child

    4 credit hours

    Application of the nursing process in the care of clients of all age groups with cardiovascular and respiratory disorders. Care of the hospitalized child is included. Laboratory introduces additional nursing skills basic to the care of the cardiac/resiratory client. Clinical experiences include acute and/or non-acute settings. Prerequisite: Nursing 1205, Microbiology 1420, Culinary Arts 1110, and Psychology 2230 or Psychology 2237 (2 lecture hours, 5.5 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2107
    Nursing 7: Renal/Endocrine

    4 credit hours

    Application of nursing process in the care of clients of all age groups with renal, endocrine, diabetes, hepatic, biliary, and pancreatic disorders. Laboratory introduces additional nursing skills basic to the care of the diabetic patient. Clinical experiences include acute and/or non-acute settings. Prerequisite: Nursing 1205 (2 lecture, 6.50 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2109
    Medical-Surgical 3

    5 credit hours

    Application of the nursing process in the care of clients of all age groups with cardiovascular, respiratory, and endocrine disorders. Clinical experiences include acute and/or non-acute settings. Lecture, discussion and clinical practice are used as learning experiences. Prerequisite: Nursing 1206 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 1207 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Nursing 1208 with a grade of C or better or equivalent (2.5 lecture hours, 7.5 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2110
    Contemporary Issues in Nursing

    2 credit hours

    Current issues and trends in professional nursing are explored. Career opportunities for professional registered nurses are discussed. Components of professional nurse practice act are explored. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program is required and Nursing 1206 with a grade of C or better and Nursing 1207 with a grade of C or better or Nursing 1208 with a grade of C or better, or Nursing 1210 with a grade of C or better for ADN bridge students (2 lecture hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2120
    Health and Illness Concepts II

    5 credit hours

    Further explores concepts of health and illness within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Emphasis on human response to acute alterations in multidimensional processes and restoration of homeostasis. Prerequisite: Nursing 1220 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 1230 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, English 1101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Speech 1100 or Speech 1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2130
    Family Health Concepts II

    5 credit hours

    Further explores the conceptual principles and values of providing multidimensional nursing care to individuals, children, and families within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and the environment. Emphasis on health, wellness, and illness throughout the lifespan. Prerequisite: Nursing 1220 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 1230 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, English 1101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Psychology 2237 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Speech 1100 or Speech 1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2160
    Pharmacology & Disease Processes

    1 credit hours

    Explores the relationship between medication and disease processes. Emphasis on reactions to medications, both therapeutically and adversely, in order to predict potential drug interactions. Focuses on critically ill patients across the lifespan, emphasizing medication management of intravenous therapy, drug titration, parenteral nutrition, and medication administration via central lines and epidural routes. Prerequisite: Nursing 1220 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 1230 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, English 1101 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Psychology 2237 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Speech 1100 or Speech 1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Speech 1100 or Speech 1120 (1 lecture hour)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2201
    Medical-Surgical 4

    10 credit hours

    Application of the nursing process in the care of patients of all age groups with burns, gastrointestinal, hepatic, pancreatic, biliary, renal, hematological, immunological, neurological, and sensory (eye/ear) disorders. Integration of theory for the management of acute and chronic conditions including concepts of emergency care, basic first aid, sexually transmitted diseases and domestic violence. Concepts of community nursing including home care are introduced. Clinical experiences include acute and/or non-acute settings. Prerequisite: Nursing 2109 (5 lecture hours, 15 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2202
    Clinical Decision Making

    1 credit hours

    Cumulative integration of concepts learned throughout the nursing curriculum. Emphasis will be placed on analysis of critical thinking skills and synthesis of clinical decision making through evaluation of case studies and clinical simulations. Prerequisite: Nursing 2109 (1 lecture hour)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2208
    Nursing 8: Gi/Neuro/Eye

    4 credit hours

    Application of the nursing process in the care of clients of all age groups with gastrointestinal, neurologial, and sensory (eye and ear) disorders. Laboratory introduces additional nursing skills basic to the care of the gastrointestinal client. Clinical experiences include acute and/or non-acute settings. Prerequisite: Nursing 2107 (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2209
    Nursing 9: Heme/Immun/Emerg

    3 credit hours

    Integration of theory with nursing skills for the management of acute and chronic conditions including hematological and immunological disorders. Examines care of the organ transplant client. Integrates previously learned disorders with nursing management of clients with traumatic injury and/or organ failure. Principles of client triaging are introduced. Clinical experiences include acute and/or non-acute settings. Prerequisite: Nursing 2107 (2 lecture hours, 4 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2210
    Nur 10: Community/Burns/Dom Violence

    2 credit hours

    Concepts of community nursing including home care are introduced. Care of the burn victim and the victim of domestic violence is included. Emphasis is placed on the application of the nursing process to clients requiring healthcare in community settings. Laboratory introduces additional nursing skills basic to the care of the client in the community setting. Clinical experiences include acute and non-acute settings. Prerequisite: Nursing 2107 (2 lecture hours, 3 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2320
    Complex Health Problems

    5 credit hours

    Development of complex health and illness concepts within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Individuals and groups experiencing critical alterations in multidimensional processes and restoration of homeostasis. Prerequisite: Nursing 2120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 2130 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 2160 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Speech 1100 or Speech 1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent (2 lecture hours, 6 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2330
    Role of the Nurse II

    1 credit hours

    Synthesis of concepts and 2302 context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health and environment. Emphasis is placed on leadership, professionalism, collaboration and safety as a member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team in a dynamic healthcare system. Prerequisite: Nursing 2120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 2130 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 2160 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Speech 1100 or Speech 1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent (1 lecture hour)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2340
    Clinical Decision Making Practicum

    3 credit hours

    Assimilation of concepts within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Emphasis on accountability for practice, collaboration as a member of the health care team, and management of the care of a group of patients. Prepares the student to transition to the role of registered professional nurse under the guidance and supervision of a nurse preceptor. Prerequisite: Nursing 2320 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 2330 with a grade of C or better or equivalent and Speech 1100 or Speech 1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent (9 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2350
    Nursing Update

    7 credit hours

    Intended for the registered nurse who has been inactive in nursing for a period of time or whose license has lapsed. Theoretical and clinical foundations of nursing practice. Nursing knowledge and skills are applied in acute and/or non-acute settings. Prerequisite: Eligibility for registered nurse licensure in Illinois (4 lecture hours, 9 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2860
    Internship (Career & Technical Ed)yCoop Ed/Internship Occup

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Course requires participation in Career and Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2865
    Internship Advanced (Career & Tech Ed)

    1  to 4 credit hours

    Continuation of Internship (Career and Technical Education). Course requires participation in Career & Technical Education work experience with onsite supervision. Internship learning objectives are developed by student and faculty member, with approval of employer, to provide appropriate work-based learning experiences. Credit is earned by working a minimum of 75 clock hours per semester credit hour, up to a maximum of four credits. Prerequisite: 2.0 cumulative grade point average; 12 semester credits earned in a related field of study; students work with Career Services staff to obtain approval of the internship by the Associate Dean from the academic discipline where the student is planning to earn credit.

  • Nursing Assistant (NURSA)   1105
    Basic Nurse Assistant Training Program

    6 credit hours

    Basic Nursing Assistant Training Program (BNATP) provides instruction on the basic nursing skills to assist the professional nurse. Skills include personal care, vital signs, body mechanics, safety measures, resident's rights, infection control, communication, and observation. Exploration of geriatric and Alzheimer's patients included. This course has been approved by Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). Upon successful completion of the Basic Nursing Assistant (BNA) program, students are eligible to take the certification exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). This is managed by the Illinois Department of Public Health. Prerequisite: Program admission is required. Advising session attendance or equivalent; select health requirements as explained at the Advising Session, Reading Placement Test - Category One and Writing Placement Essay - Category One. (English 1101 or English 1102 or equivalent with a grade of C or better meets the Writing Placement Essay requirement.)(3 lecture hours, 4 lab hours)

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