Nursing Courses

NUR 101 Fundamentals of Nursing Lecture
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing program. Minimum grade of ""C"" in, ENG 101 or ENG 114, PSY 101, BIO 111 or two years of High School Biology (lab included) with a ""B"" or higher, CHM 105, COL 101, MTH 110 

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. Supported by scientific evidence, students will begin to develop comprehensive psychosocial and physical assessment skills. Concepts of therapeutic communication; nutrition; basic skills; and principles of patient safety are introduced.

NUR 102 Fundamentals of Nursing Lab
Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing program. Prerequisite or Co-curriculum requirements: Minimum grade of ""C"" in ENG 101 or ENG 114, PSY 101, CHM 105, COL 101, and MTH 110  BIO 111 or 2 years of high school Biology (lab included) with a ""B"" or higher  

This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to safely apply nursing skills and theoretical knowledge acquired in NUR 101. The nursing laboratory and clinical experiences in community healthcare facilities are utilized. Emphasis is placed on professional behavior, therapeutic communication, psychosocial and physical assessment, and patient safety.

NUR 103 Successful Transitions in Nursing
Prerequisite: MTH 110; Student must have an undisciplined Missouri Licensed Practical Nursing license or be eligible to sit for the N-CLEX PN examination.

This course is designed to initiate the transition of the LPN into the professional RN role. Emphasis is placed on utilization of the nursing process to plan delivery of quality patient centered care, therapeutic communication, clinical reasoning, and verification of basic nursing skills, medication calculation, intravenous therapy and asepsis. Successful completion of this course is a pre-requisite for the LPN to RN Bridge program. See the nursing application for course time limits.

NUR 131 Nursing of Adults & Children I Lecture
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of ""C"" in NUR 101, NUR 102. Pre/Cocurriculum requirements: Minimum grade of ""C"" in BIO 207,  ENG 102 or ENG 115.

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 will integrate principles of pathophysiology, basic pharmacology, and teaching learning concepts into medication administration and comprehensive psychosocial and physical assessment. 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.

NUR 132 Nursing of Adults & Children I Lab
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of ""C"" in NUR 101, NUR 102. Pre/Cocurriculum requirements: Minimum grade of ""C"" in BIO 207,  ENG 102 or ENG 115.

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  & NUR 131 . The nursing laboratory and clinical experiences in community healthcare facilities are utilized. Emphasis is placed on physical assessment, pathophysiology, safe medication administration, pharmacology and patient / family teaching.

NUR 201 Nursing of Adults & Children II Lecture
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of ""C"" in NUR 131 NUR 132 

This course is designed for the student to apply previously learned 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 supported by scientific evidence are introduced as well as the integration of maternal-newborn nursing. The application of the nursing process is broadened to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of the patient and family. Emphasis is placed on utilizing scientific evidence to make clinical judgement, reduction of risk potential, physiological adaptations, and health promotion and maintenance.

NUR 201 Nursing of Adults/Children II Lecture
Prerequisite: NUR 131 & NUR 132, minimum grade C

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.

NUR 202 Nursing of Adults & Children II Lab
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of ""C"" in NUR 131 & NUR 132.

This course is designed to provide the student with the opportunity to safely apply previously learned complex nursing skills and theoretical knowledge acquired in NUR 101, NUR 102, NUR 131, NUR 132, NUR 231. The nursing laboratory and clinical experiences in community healthcare facilities are utilized. Emphasis is placed on complex concepts of pathophysiology, pharmacology, diagnostics, patient / family teaching, and the integration of scientific evidence to make sound clinical judgement.

NUR 231 Nursing Adults & Children III Lecture
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of ""C"" in NUR 201/NUR 202.

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. Utilizing scientific evidence to promote clinical judgement, emphasis is placed on the role of the registered nurse as the provider of care, manager of care, and member of the nursing profession.

NUR 232 Nursing of Adults & Children III Lab
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of ""C"" in NUR 201 & NUR 202 

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 making sound clinical judgement, organization, prioritization, delegation and delivery of safe and effective care to multiple patients.

NUR 270 I.S.-Nursing
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor

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.

NUR 280 Special Topics-Nursing
Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

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.

NUR 291 Nursing Trends
Prerequisite: Minimum grade of ""C"" in NUR 201/NUR 202. Pre/Co-curriculum: NUR 231, NUR 232, SOC 101. Spring semester, second year.

This course is designed to engage the student as a member of the nursing profession. Students will examine licensure, regulations, and current issues influencing healthcare. Scientific methods and research are utilized to analyze and debate current healthcare policy as well as examine licensure, regulations, and continuing education that influence the role of the nurse.