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Nursing Course Descriptions

3003 Holistic Assessment

Concepts related to health assessment of clients are presented. Emphasis is on development of nursing skills to perform a comprehensive health assessment of the client across the lifespan including physiological, psychological, sociological and spiritual status including a health history and comprehensive physical examination. Levels of physical, cognitive and social functioning of clients are analyzed and interpreted. The nursing process is introduced and students will learn concepts of holistic assessment and documentation. Students demonstrate assessment skills in specific clinical experiences designed utilizing the clinical settings with additional experiences in the simulation laboratory. Prerequisite: Admission in the Nursing Program. Credit: Associate Degree Registered Nurse (ADN) will receive advanced standing once

competency is assessed.

 

3013 Introduction to Nursing Care & Skills

The process, principles, and techniques related to meeting basic health needs and providing appropriate nursing care to the adult client are presented. Additionally, this course introduces psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Skills necessary for maintaining microbial, physical, and psychological safety are introduced along with skills needed in therapeutic interventions. At the conclusion of this course students demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing skills for individuals with common health alterations. Students will receive certified nurse aide (CNA) designation upon successful completion of the course. Prerequisite: Admission into the Nursing Program. Credit: Applicant with current nurse aide licensure in the state of Oklahoma will receive 2 credits. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Associate Degree Registered Nurses (ADN) will receive advanced standing for this course.

 

3023 Role Transition

This course serves as a bridge from prior learning for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Associate Degree Registered Nurses (ADN) to expectations of Baccalaureate Degree Nurses (BSN). This course is designed to integrate the theoretical concepts basic to professional nursing. Prerequisite: Admission in the Nursing Program. Course not required for Generic students.

 

3037 Nursing Care of the Adult I

The process, principles and techniques related to meeting basic health needs and providing appropriate nursing care to the adult and/or geriatric Medical- Surgical client are presented. Emphasis is on providing safe, effective care to clients with both acute and chronic conditions in a variety of settings. The course focuses on the core competencies of critical thinking, communication, assessment, and technical skills to promote health, reduce risk, and manage disease. Clinical experiences are designed to enhance the student‘s skill in assessment, fundamental therapeutic nursing interventions, and nursing procedures in selected health care settings with additional experience in the clinical simulation laboratory. Service learning component included. Prerequisite: Admission in the Nursing Program. Credit: Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Associate Degree Registered Nurse (ADN) will receive advanced standing.

 

3103 Pharmacology and Nursing Care

This course is a study of medications and their actions on clients throughout the lifespan. It provides a theoretical foundation encompassing drug classifications, age related issues, drug/food interaction, drug administration, evaluation of side effects and documentation of medication administration. The course emphasizes safe administration of drug therapy in a variety of clinical settings and situations. Prerequisite: Admission into the Nursing Program. Credit: Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Associate Degree Registered Nurse (ADN) may test to receive advanced placement for the course.

 

3147 Nursing Care of the Family

Theories and concepts related to childbearing and childrearing families are presented within a framework of critical thinking and caring. Emphasis is on client and family assessment, communication skills, clinical judgment, and decision-making skills when implementing nursing interventions and evaluating client and family care outcomes. Students promote family health with a focus on major health alterations during pregnancy and in children from birth through adolescence. Clinical experiences are designed to promote family centered care in selected health care settings with additional experiences in the clinical simulation laboratory. Service learning component included. Prerequisite: Completion of all previous junior level courses. Credit: Associate Degree Registered Nurse (ADN) will receive advanced standing.

 

3226 Nursing Care in Mental Health

Students will learn concepts related to human behavior and the psychobiosocial nature of alterations in mental health in culturally diverse populations across the life span. Emphasis is on therapeutic communication in nurse/client and nurse/family interactions, therapeutic use of self, critical thinking, self-awareness and reflection in providing evidence based nursing care in a variety of mental health care settings. Clinical experiences are designed to assist the student in providing comprehensive nursing care to clients experiencing mental health illness in selected health care settings with additional experiences in the clinical simulation laboratory. Service learning component included. Prerequisite: Completion of all junior level nursing courses.

 

3337 Nursing Care of the Adult II

Theories and concepts related to common alterations in health in the adult are presented within the framework of critical thinking and caring. Students will expand on previously learned knowledge to provide safe, effective nursing care to the Medical- Surgical adult and/or geriatric client(s). Emphasis is on patient assessment, communication skills, clinical judgment and increasing decision-making skills. Additional emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills when implementing nursing interventions and evaluating client outcomes. Clinical experiences are designed to assist the student in providing comprehensive nursing care to adult clients experiencing acute or chronic illness in selected health care settings with additional experiences in the clinical simulation laboratory. Service learning component included. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all previous junior level courses. Credit: Associate Degree Registered Nurse (ADN) will receive advanced standing.

 

4003 Research Utilization

The focus of the course is on establishing a basic understanding and ability to utilize nursing research in practice. Concepts of evidence based practice to establish and maintain a foundation of nursing practice will be explored as well as reflective practice. Students will critically appraise evidence and learn how to incorporate it into their clinical practice as well as examine ethical issues in research. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all junior levels nursing courses including Statistics.

 

4206 Nursing Care in the Community

The focus of this course is on health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention and maintenance across the life span within the community. The student will utilize the nursing process in a variety of community settings to partner with the client (individual, family, and/or community), recognizing the impact of environment, cultural diversity and social issues upon the health of the client. Clinical experiences are designed to assist the student in providing comprehensive nursing care to clients in the community setting with additional experiences in the clinical simulation laboratory. Service learning component included. Prerequisite: Completion of all junior level nursing courses and completion of 1st semester of senior year.

 

4216 Nursing Capstone

This course involves the application of leadership and management in the delivery of nursing care. Emphasis is placed on concepts of leadership, change, managing resources, and collaboration with other healthcare providers, risk reduction, clinical reasoning and quality management. Clinical experiences are designed to assist the student in understanding management and leadership roles, team leading, and delegation in selected health care settings with additional experience in the clinical simulation laboratory. Service learning component included. Prerequisite: Completion of all junior level nursing courses and completion of 1st semester of senior year.

 

4316 Nursing Care of the Adult III

The focus of the course is on acute care experiences in complex or critical situations. Course content will encompass care of the client and family in complex and/or critical episodes to support restoration, maintenance, maximal functioning or end-of-life care. Clinical experiences are designed to assist the student in providing comprehensive nursing care to multiple adult clients experiencing acute or chronic illness in selected health care settings with additional experiences in the clinical simulation laboratory. Service learning component included. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all junior level nursing courses.

 

4333 Professional Issues in Nursing

This course involves a discussion of contemporary professional nursing issues and trends. Students will examine legal, economic, political, cultural and ethical issues that act as stressors on the professional nurse, nursing practice and the delivery of nursing care within the current healthcare delivery system Prerequisite: Successful completion of all junior levels nursing courses.