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Course Catalog: Nursing

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 1014 4.5
Fundamentals of Nursing Lecture
A course designed to introduce the student to the nature of people and the response to illness. Abdellah's Nursing Problems are used to show the human as a whole as well as various alterations that may occur as a result of illness. The primary focus is to develop a basic level of competency and a safe level of nursing care in performing commonly prescribed therapeutic nursing regimen. Normal nutrition and medication administration is introduced. Concepts of communication and safe client care are introduced. Four and one-half hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing program. Prerequisite or Co-curriculum requirements: Minimum grade of "C" in BI 2104, EN 1223 or EN 1233, PY 1103. Corequisite: NR 1022. Fall semester, first year.

NR 1022 2.5
Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
Opportunities are provided for students to safely apply skills and theory acquired in NR 1014. Includes initial practice sessions in the college laboratory and clinical experience in community healthcare facilities. Eight hours practicum per week. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing program.
Prerequisite or Co-curriculum requirements: Minimum grade of "C" in BI 2104, EN 1223 or EN 1233, PY 1103. Corequisite: NR 1014. Fall semester, first year.

NR 1024 4.0
Successful Transitions/Nursing
A course designed to assist the LPN to RN student to refine nursing skills, review basic medical-surgical concepts, and to develop beginning critical thinking skills as applied to the nursing process. Medication Calculation coursework is integrated. The student RN role and career transition issues are emphasized. Successful completion of this course is a pre-requisite for the LPN to RN Bridge program. See nursing application for course time limits. Pre-requisite: Intermediate Algebra MT 1303; Student must have an undisciplined Missouri Licensed Practical Nursing license or be eligible to sit for the N-CLEX PN examination.

NR 1035 5.0
Nursing of Adults & Children I Lecture
A course designed to give the student an opportunity to apply previously learned scientific knowledge and nursing skills in caring for adults and children with common medical and surgical conditions. Pathophysiology, pharmacology, and teaching-learning principles are introduced. Application of the nursing process is broadened to include assessment of the patient's total needs and preparation of more comprehensive nursing plans of care. Pediatrics is integrated. Five hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NR 1014, NR 1022. Co-curriculum requirements: Minimum grade of "C" in BI 2115, PE 1081, EN 1333 or EN 1343. Corequisite: NR 1045. Spring semester, first year.

NR 1045 5.0
Nursing of Adults & Children I Lab
Hospitals and other health care agencies are utilized for clinical practice and observation in caring for adults and children. Knowledge acquired in NR 1035 is applied, with emphasis on physical assessment, pharmacology and patient/client teaching. Sixteen hour practicum per week.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NR 1014, NR 1022. Co-curriculum requirements: Minimum grade of "C" in BI 2115, PE 1081, EN 1333 or EN 1343. Corequisite: NR 1035. Spring semester, first year.

NR 1052 2.0
Mental Health Nursing Lecture
A course designed to increase the student's understanding of the psychosocial component of people. Communication skills are enhanced as well as therapeutic use of self in the nurse-client relationship. Knowledge and skills in the nursing process are broadened as the student learns factors and behaviors significant in psychiatric assessment, intervention, and evaluation. Nursing process is applied to factors and behaviors significant in Mental Health Nursing. Eight-week course.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NR 1035/1045, PY 2403 (for LPN advanced placement). Co-curriculum requirement: Humanities or Communications course. Corequisite: NR 1063. Summer session, first year.

NR 1063 3.0
Mental Health Nursing Lab
Mental health facilities and the college laboratory are utilized for students to apply safe and effective communication skills and apply knowledge acquired in NR 1052.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NR 1035, NR 1045 & PY 2403. Corequisite: NR 1052. Co-curriculum requirement: Humanities or Communications course. Summer session, first year. Course completed in eight week session.

NR 2014 4.5
Nursing of Adults & Children II Lec
This course is designed to provide the students with knowledge and skills to apply the nursing process to the care of the family throughout the reproductive cycle and women's health care, along with strengthening the student's ability to identify the pathophysiological process as they affect the adult/child/newborn's ability to maintain his regulatory, immune and mobility needs. Complex medical-surgical nursing concepts are introduced. The student will utilize the nursing process in providing patient/family-centered care throughout the lifespan with emphasis on setting short- and long-term goals. The course is planned to help the student recognize the adult/child/newborn's physical, psychosocial, and developmental needs. Nursing care will focus upon health promotion, assessment, and identification of normal and high-risk situations and management of care for selected content within the clinical setting along with utilization of community resources.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NR 1052/1063. Co-requisite: NR 2035. Co-curriculum requirements: Minimum grade of "C" in BI 2404, HI 1103/1203 or PS 1203 (as well as HI 1000 or PS 1000). Fall semester, second year.

NR 2035 4.5
Nursing of Adults & Children II Lab
The student will utilize the nursing process in providing patient/family-centered care throughout the lifespan with emphasis on setting short- and long-term goals. The course is planned to help the student recognize the adult/child/newborn's physical, psychosocial, and developmental needs. Nursing care will focus upon health promotion, assessment, and identification of normal and complex within the clinical setting along with utilization of community resources.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NR 1052/1063. Co-requisite: NR 2014. Co-curriculum requirements: Minimum grade of "C" in BI 2404, HI 1103/1203 or PS 1203 (as well as HI 1000 or PS 1000).

NR 2045 5.0
Nursing Adults & Children III Lecture
A course designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to utilize the nursing process in complex nursing care situations, including critical care, management and leadership. Five hours lecture per week.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NR 2014/2035. Corequisite: NR 2055, NR 2991. Co-curriculum requirement: SO 1103. Spring semester, second year.

NR 2055 5.0
Nursing of Adults & Children III Lab
Opportunities are provided for students to apply knowledge acquired throughout the curriculum, but with emphasis on organization, priority of setting, and delivery of health care for multiple patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Sixteen hours practicum per week.
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of "C" in NR 2014/2035 Corequisite: NR 2045, NR 2991. Co-curriculum requirement: SO 1103. Spring semester, second year.

NR 2701-2705 1.0-5.0
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 2711-2715 1.0-5.0
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 2991 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 NR 2014/2035. Co-curriculum: NR 2045, NR 2055, SO 1103. Spring semester, second year.

 
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