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  • Nursing (NURSI)   1107
    Review of Basic Nursing Skills I

    1 credit hours

    Students will review basic nursing skills presented in the first semester of the the Associate Degree Nursing Program. An emphasis will be placed on patient safety, patient and family education, and promotion of safe and effective care. Prerequisites: Nursing 1130 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. (1 lab hour)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1108
    Review of Basic Nursing Skills II

    1 credit hours

    Students will review nursing skills and related concepts from the first and second semester. An emphasis on patient safety, education, and safe and effective care. Prerequisites: Nursing 1220 with grade of C or better, or equivalent and Nursing 1230 with grade of C or better, or equivalent. (1 lab hour)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1109
    Link to Success

    1 credit hours

    Students will review the fundamental concepts and essential nursing skills. Students will be provided with success strategies on test taking, time management, and organizational skills for readmission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Prerequisites: Nursing 1120 with grade of C or better, or equivalent and Nursing 1150 with grade of C or better, or equivalent. (2 lab hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1120
    Role of the Nurse I

    1 credit hours

    Students will be introduced to essential concepts and core values of the nursing profession within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Emphasis will be 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

    Students will be introduced to essential concepts and core values of health within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Emphasis will be placed on the concepts of development, functional ability, nutrition, elimination, homeostasis, care giving, and safety. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing program and Nursing 1120 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 1140 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Microbiology 1420 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, and Nursing 1150 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or concurrent enrollment in Nursing 1150. (2 lecture hours, 1.5 lab hours, 2.5 clinical 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

    Students will be introduced to the principles of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and medication administration. Students learn preparations for safe administration of pharmaceutical agents to populations across the lifespan. The emphasis is on drug classification, dosage calculation, drug action, side effects, nursing implications, and patient education. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program is required and 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 or concurrent enrollment in Microbiology 1420. (2 lecture hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1170
    Nursing Pharmacology and Disease Process

    3 credit hours

    Students will explore the relationship between medications and disease processes. Students will focus their knowledge on preparation for safe administration of pharmaceutical agents to acute and chronic populations across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Nursing 1150 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, Nursing 1140 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, concurrent enrollment in Nursing 1130 or Nursing 1130 with a grade of C or better or equivalent, and concurrent enrollment in Microbiology 1420 or Microbiology 1420 with a grade of C or better or equivalent. (3 lecture hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1220
    Health and Illness Concepts I

    5 credit hours

    Students will further expand upon the essential concepts of health and illness within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Emphasis will be placed on human response to chronic alterations in multidimensional processes and restoration of homeostasis. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing Program and 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 or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 4 clinical hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   1230
    Family Health Concepts I

    5 credit hours

    Students will be introduced to 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 will be placed on health, wellness, and illness throughout the lifespan. Prerequisite: Admission to Associate Degree in Nursing Program and 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 or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 4 clinical hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2120
    Health and Illness Concepts II

    5 credit hours

    Students will explore concepts of health and illness within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. Concepts emphasized relate to the human response to acute alterations in multidimensional processes and restoration of homeostasis. Prerequisite: Admission to Associate Degree in Nursing Program and 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 Psychology 2237 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 4 clinical hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2130
    Family Health Concepts II

    5 credit hours

    Students will continue their exploration of conceptual principles and values of providing multidimensional nursing care to individuals, children, and families. Concepts will be contextualized within the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and the environment. Concept emphasis is on health, wellness, and illness throughout the lifespan. Prerequisite: Admission to Associate Degree in Nursing Program and 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 Psychology 2237 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent or consent of instructor (2 lecture hours, 2 lab hours, 4 clinical hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2160
    Pharmacology & Disease Processes

    1 credit hours

    Students will explore the relationship between medication and disease processes. Emphasis will be on reactions to medications, both therapeutically and adversely, in order to predict potential drug interactions. The focus is 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: Admission to the Nursing Program is required. Nursing 1160 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and Nursing 1220 with a grade of C or better, or equivalent and Nursing 1230 with a grade of C or better or equivalent or consent of instructor. (1 lecture hour)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2320
    Complex Health Problems

    5 credit hours

    Students will explore complex health and illness concepts within the context of the four domains: nursing, individual, health, and environment. 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 or consent of instructor. (2 lecture hours, 6 clinical hours)

  • Nursing (NURSI)   2330
    Role of the Nurse II

    1 credit hours

    Students will continue to explore concepts and core values of the nursing profession within the 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 or consent of instructor. (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 or consent of instructor. (9 lab hours)

  • Nursing Assistant (NURSA)   1105
    Nurse Assistant Training

    6 credit hours

    Students will gain theoretical knowledge and basic skills essential to the practice of health care workers who assist nurses in providing person-centered care in a variety of healthcare settings. Training includes simulated practice and opportunity for clinical application to learn basic nurse assistant competencies. This course is approved by the Illinois Department of Public Health, Office of Health Regulations. Successful completion is required for application to sit for the Illinois Nurse Aide Competency written certification exam. NOTE: ALL students must have a valid social security number, meet health requirements, and pass a fingerprint criminal background check. Prerequisite: Advising session attendance or equivalent; select health requirements as explained at the Advising Session. Course requires Reading Placement Test Score-Category One. Minimum age of 16 due to Illinois state law. (3 lecture hours, 4 lab hours, 3 clinical hours)