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Course Descriptions

LPN To RN Transition Program

Standard College trains and educates students for careers in the healthcare field as Registered Nurses in the LPN to RN Transition Program. Upon successful completion of the requirements of this program and after passing the NCLEX-RN licensure exam, the graduate will have the knowledge, skills and values necessary to seek employment as a Registered Nurse in a variety of health care settings.

NUR 102 Transitions in Nursing Practice

4 Credits
Prerequisites: English Composition, Intro Psych, Math, A&P I and II, Micro, NUR 101,

The course provides the foundational understanding of the role of the RN in the provider of care, member of the discipline and manager of care as the student transitions into the courses of the Associate Degree Nursing program. The course will build on the LPN’s prior knowledge and competencies will build on these competencies. It introduces the foundational nursing concepts of nursing practice, including patient assessment, necessary for safe, quality, patient-centered nursing care to diverse adult patients with uncomplicated conditions. Includes legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse and introduces caring, quality improvement, and communication used when interacting with patients and members of the inter-professional team. The course relates clinical reasoning/clinical judgment, the nursing process, and evidence-based nursing practice. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and a variety of clinical settings.

HLT 103 Pharmacology for Nurses

3.5 Credits
Prerequisites: English Composition, Intro Psych, Math, Health Sciences Microbiology/Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2, Transitions in Nursing Practice, Fundamentals Skills And Concepts Validation Course,

Pharmacology for Nurses presents an overview of the basic principles of pharmacology including major drug classifications and prototypes of commonly used medications. Emphasis is on the general principles of drug actions, interactions and adverse effects that form the basis for understanding the actions of specific drugs in relation to body systems. Major considerations include safety, reinforcement of patient teaching, medication administration systems, and variations encountered when administering medications to diverse patient populations across the lifespan. The importance of accurate dosage calculations for safe, quality, patient-centered care is emphasized.

NUR 202 Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing I

5.5 Credits
Prerequisites: English Composition, Intro Psych, Math, Health Sciences Microbiology/Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2, Fundamentals Skills And Concepts Validation Course, Transitions in Nursing Practice,

This course is the first of a series of adult health nursing courses. Building on previous courses, this course provides for the acquisition and application of basic adult health nursing, incorporating communication, collaboration, caring, and clinical reasoning/clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse adult patients experiencing chronic and acute conditions, requiring medical/surgical interventions in variety of settings. The course uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill; it incorporates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. It includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care and nursing care related to infectious, immunological, lymphatic, oncological, hematological, cardiovascular, sensory, respiratory, integumentary, and pre/intra/post-operative care. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and a variety of clinical settings

NUR 202C Clinical Practicum I: Chronicity

Credits
Prerequisites: Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Pharmacology for Nurses, English Composition, Intro Psych, Math, Health Sciences Microbiology/Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2, Fundamentals Skills And Concepts Validation Course, Transitions in Nursing Practice,

This course provides for the acquisition and application of basic adult health nursing in the clinical setting, incorporating communication, collaboration, caring, and clinical reasoning/clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse adult patients experiencing chronic conditions requiring medical/surgical interventions in variety of settings. The course uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill; it incorporates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. Students will demonstrate appropriate assessment skills, analyze data, formulate nursing diagnoses, and develop a plan of care in the clinical setting.

NUR 302 Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing II

5.25 Credits
Prerequisites: Pharmacology for Nurses, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Clinical Practicum I: Chronicity, English Composition, Intro Psych, Math, Health Sciences Microbiology/Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2, Fundamentals Skills And Concepts Validation Course, Transitions in Nursing Practice,

This course builds on the first Adult Health Nursing course, focusing on concepts of adult health nursing applied to the care of acutely ill patients incorporating communication, collaboration, caring, and clinical reasoning/clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care. The course uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill; it integrates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. It includes math computational skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care and nursing care related to gastrointestinal, genitourinary, musculoskeletal, neurological, reproductive, regulatory, endocrine disorders; emergency care, and nursing management principles. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing skills laboratory and a variety of clinical settings.

NUR 302C Clinical Practicum II: Acute/Complex Care/Community

Credits
Prerequisites: Pharmacology for Nurses, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Clinical Practicum I: Chronicity, English Composition, Intro Psych, Math, Health Sciences Microbiology/Anatomy & Physiology 1 & 2, Transitions in Nursing Practice, Fundamentals Skills And Concepts Validation Course,

This course builds on Clinical Practicum I, focusing on concepts of adult health nursing applied to the care of acutely ill patients in the clinical setting incorporating communication, collaboration, caring, and clinical reasoning/clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care. The clinical practicum uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill; it integrates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings.

NUR 203 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing

4 Credits
Prerequisites: Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing II, Pharmacology for Nurses, English Composition, Intro Psych, Math, A&P I and II, Micro, Transitions in Nursing Practice,

This course is designed to provide the foundation for entry level competence in mental health nursing across the lifespan. It provides for the acquisition and application of mental health nursing theory, incorporating communication, collaboration, caring, and clinical reasoning/clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients experiencing common mental health conditions/disorders. Incorporates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings.

NUR 203C Clinical Practicum: Mental Health Nursing

Credits
Prerequisites: Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Pharmacology for Nurses, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing II, English Composition, Intro Psych, Math, A&P I and II, Micro, Transitions in Nursing Practice,

This course is designed to provide the foundation for entry level competence in mental health nursing across the lifespan in the clinical setting. It provides for the acquisition and application of mental health nursing theory, incorporating communication, collaboration, caring, and clinical reasoning/clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse patients experiencing common mental health conditions/disorders. It incorporates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings.

NUR 303 Maternal-Newborn-Pediatric

4.5 Credits
Prerequisites: Pharmacology for Nurses, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing II, English Composition, Intro Psych, Math, A&P I and II, Micro, NUR 101, Transitions in Nursing Practice,

This course applies nursing theory to the care of the childbearing and childrearing family. The course incorporates communication, collaboration, caring, and clinical reasoning/clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to women, newborns, and children. Integrates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. The focus is on normal and abnormal pregnancy with the physiologic and psychological changes experienced, care of the normal and abnormal newborn and normal and abnormal growth and development and selected diseases that can occur during childhood. The impact of psychosocial and cultural values and practices of the childbearing family are explored. Principles of nutrition, pharmacology, communication, growth and development and cultural concepts are integrated throughout this course. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings.

NUR 303C Clinical Practicum IV: Maternal-Newborn-Pediatric

Credits
Prerequisites: Pharmacology for Nurses, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing II, Maternal-Newborn-Pediatric, English Composition, Intro Psych, Math, A&P I and II, Micro, NUR 101,

This course applies nursing theory to the care of the childbearing and childrearing family in the clinical setting. The course incorporates communication, collaboration, caring, and clinical reasoning/clinical judgment necessary for safe, patient-centered nursing care to women, newborns, and children. It integrates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, professional standards, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in a variety of clinical settings.

NUR 400 Community-Based Nursing

3 Credits
Prerequisites: Pharmacology for Nurses, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing II, English Composition, Intro Psych, Math, A&P I and II, Micro, NUR 101,

This course presents theories and concepts related to community-based nursing and public health sciences within the framework of critical thinking and the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on the patient and family in areas of health promotion, risk reduction, and disease management across the lifespan in home and community settings. This course incorporates the community as a broad focus to understand the individuals, family, and community as the recipients of health care delivery in a multicultural society. Students have the opportunity to utilize concept-mapping to provide evidenced-based nursing care for specific populations in selected community-based structured and unstructured settings.

NUR 402 Introduction to Nursing Management and Leadership

3 Credits
Prerequisites: Pharmacology for Nurses, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing II, Maternal-Newborn-Pediatric, Community-Based Nursing, English Composition, Intro Psych, Math, A&P I and II, Micro, NUR 101,

This course presents exploration of more complex leadership principles in the role of the RN as a manager of healthcare teams, organizations, financial resources, information technology, human resources, and oneself as a member of the healthcare profession. Concepts presented include application of knowledge, judgment, critical-thinking skills, and professional values within a legal and ethical framework. This course focuses on the students’ development of clinical judgment; leadership skills; knowledge of the rules and principles for delegation of nursing tasks; Involvement of clients in decision making and a plan of care; Participation in quality improvement processes to measure client outcomes and identify hazards and errors.

NUR 403 Integrated Concepts

3 Credits
Prerequisites: Pharmacology for Nurses, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing I, Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing, Adult Health/Medical-Surgical Nursing II, Maternal-Newborn-Pediatric, Clinical Practicum: Mental Health Nursing, Clinical Practicum I: Chronicity, Community-Based Nursing, Introduction to Nursing Management and Leadership, English Composition, Intro Psych, Math, A&P I and II, Micro, NUR 101, Speech Communication,

This course is a culminating course that applies all program concepts to a variety of patient populations experiencing multiple healthcare issues. This course applies the program student learning outcomes to a wide variety of patient populations and conditions, requiring students to demonstrate a broader perspective for the application of nursing theory. The student demonstrates ability to achieve all program student learning outcomes to the care of diverse patient populations with multiple healthcare issues in the nursing simulation laboratory and in the theory classroom using complex case studies. The course provides both a comprehensive content review and test taking strategies for students preparing to graduate from the LPN to RN Program and take NCLEX-RN® Exam. The Client Needs areas from the current NCLEX-RN Test Plan are integrated throughout this course to include Management of Care; Safety and Infection Control; Heath Promotion and Maintenance; Psychosocial Integrity; Basic Care and Comfort; Pharmacological and parenteral