Course Catalog: Nursing

NR 0000 0.0
Nursing Basic Lists

NR ELEC 1.0
Nursing Elective

NR 010 0.5
Workshop/Seminar
Introductory level course designed to upgrade or develop specific skills relative to current or anticipated employment.
Prerequisite: None

NR 0100-1003 0.5-3.0
Workshop/Seminar
Introductory level course designed to upgrade or develop specific skills relative to current or anticipated employment.
Prerequisite: None

NR 101 6.5
Fundamentals of Nursing Lecture
This course is designed to introduce the student to the role of the nurse, the nursing process, legal and ethical aspects of healthcare and the basic needs of the individual and family. Abdellah's 21 Nursing Problems will be utilized to show the individual as a whole as well as variations to health and wellness. The primary focus is to develop a firm foundation of basic nursing care and basic nursing skills. Concepts of therapeutic communication; basic skills and assessment; nutrition; principles of medication administration and safe patient handling are introduced.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing program. Prerequisite requirements: ENG*101, PSY*101, CHM*105, COL*101, MTH*110; minimum grade C and BIO*111 or 2 years of HS Biology (lab included) with a B or higher Pre/corequisite: BIO*206; minimum grade C Corequisite: NUR*102

NR 102 2.5
Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to safely apply nursing skills and theoretical knowledge acquired in NR 1016. The nursing laboratory and clinicical experience in community healthcare facilities are utilized. Emphasis is placed on professional behavior, therapeutic communication, basic skills and safe patient handling.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing program. Prerequisite: ENG*101, PSY*101, CHM*105, COL*101, MTH*110; minimum grade C and BIO*111 or two years of high school Biology (lab included) with a B or higher Pre/Corequisite: BIO*206, minimum grade C Corequisite: NUR*101

NR 103 4.0
Successful Transitions/Nursing
This course designed to transition the LPN into the role of the registered nurse. Emphasis is placed on refining nursing skills, reviewing basic medical-surgical concepts and medication calculation, and to develop critical thinking skills to apply to the nursing process. Successful completion of this course is a prerequisite for the LPN to RN Bridge program. See the nursing application for course time limits.
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Student must have an undisciplined Missouri Licensed Practical Nursing license or be eligible to sit for the N-CLEX PN examination.

NR 131 5.0
Nursing of Adults & Children I Lecture
This course is designed for the student to apply previously learned scientific knowledge and nursing skills while caring for adults and children across the life span with common behavioral health and medical-surgical disease processes. Students develop comprehensive psychosocial and physical assessment skills integrating pathophsysiology, basic pharmacology concepts and teaching-learning principles. The application of the nursing process is broadened to meet the total needs of the patient and family for a more comprehensive plan of nursing care.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NUR 101, NUR 102. Pre/Co-curriculum requirements: Minimum grade of "C" in BIO 207 and EN 102. Corequisite: NUR 132. Spring semester, first year.

NR 132 5.0
Nursing of Adults & Children I Lab
This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to safely apply previously learned nursing skills and theoretical knowledge acquired in NUR 101, NUR 102, and NUR 131. The nursing laboratory and clinical experiences in community healthcare facilities are utilized. Emphasis is placed on physical assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology and patient/family teaching. Sixteen hour practicum per week.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NUR 101, NUR 102. Pre/Co-curriculum requirements: Minimum grade of "C" in BIO 207, ENG 102. Corequisite: NUR 131.

NR 201 5.5
Nursing of Adults/Children II Lecture
This course is designed for the student to apply previously learned scientific knowledge and nursing skills while caring for adults and children across the life span with complex behavioral health and medical-surgical disease processes. Complex skills and concepts are introduced as well as the integration of maternal-newborn nursing. The application of the nursing process is broadened to meet the complex needs of the patient and family. Emphasis is placed on reduction of risk potential, physiological adaptations, and health promotion and maintenance.
Prerequisite: NUR*131 and NUR*132, minimum grade C Corequisite: NUR*202 Pre/Corequisite: BIO*205, minimum grade C; and US Government or US History course.

NR 202 4.5
Nursing of Adults & Children II Lab
This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to safely apply previously learned complex nursing skills and theoretical knowledge acquired in NR 1016, NR 1022, NR 1035, NR 1045, NR 2045. The nursing laboratory and clinical experiences in community healthcare facilities will be utilized. Emphasis is placed on complex concepts of patholophysiology, pharmacology, diagnostics and patient/family teaching.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NUR*131 and NUR*132. Co-requisite: NUR*201 Pre/Co-curriculum requirements: Minimum grade of "C" in BIO 205 and US History or US Government course

NR 231 5.0
Nursing Adults & Children III Lecture
This course is designed for the student to apply previously learned advanced scientific knowledge and nursing skills in caring for adults and children across the life span with complex behavioral health and medical-surgical disease processes. Leadership skills, prioritization, delegation, management of care and complex concepts are further developed. Emphasis is placed on the role of the registered nurse as the provider of care, manager of care, and member of the nursing profession.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NUR 201 & NUR 202. Corequisite: NUR 232 & NUR 291. Pre/Co-curriculum requirement: SOC 101.

NR 232 5.0
Nursing of Adults & Children III Lab
This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to safely apply previously learned complex nursing skills and theoretical knowledge acquired throughout the curriculum. The nursing laboratory and clinical experiences in community healthcare facilities are utilized. Emphasis will be placed on organization, prioritization, delegation and delivery of safe and effective care to multiple patients. Sixteen hours practicum per week.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NUR*201 & NUR*202 Corequisite: NUR*231 & NUR*291. Pre/Co-curriculum requirement: SOC*101.

NR 270 1.0
I.S.-Nursing
A specialized program of study directly related to the department's area of expertise. The course is arranged between a faculty member and student and takes into consideration the needs, interests and background of the student.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

NR 280 1.0
Special Topics-Nursing
Courses are offered to accommodate special interests of students and/or faculty. Typically, the course will cover new material not currently contained in the curriculum at ECC.
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

NR 291 1.0
Nursing Trends
This course is designed to provide to provide to students with a comprehensive understanding of the development of nursing practice and education; current issues and trends related to ethical and legal nursing practice; and to provide students with the basic skills necessary to conduct a self-directed job search. Two hour discussion per week for eight weeks.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NUR 201/202. Pre/Co-curriculum: NUR 231, NUR 232, SOC 101. Spring semester, second year.