Associate Degree Nursing Course Descriptions

NUR 111 Introduction to Health Concepts

This course introduces the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including medication administration, assessment, nutrition, ethics, interdisciplinary teams, informatics, evidence-based practice, individual-centered care, and quality improvement. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 6; Clinical, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 8
Prerequisites: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program, listing as a Nursing Assistant I on North Carolina Nurse Aide Registry
Corequisites: ACA 122 (or waiver), ENG 111, PSY 150, BIO 168
NUR 111 Course Outline

NUR 112 Health-Illness Concepts

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of acid-base, metabolism, cellular regulation, oxygenation, infection, stress/coping, health-wellness-illness, communication, caring interventions, managing care, safety, quality improvement, and informatics. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisites: NUR 111, ACA 122, ENG 111, PSY 150, BIO 168
Corequisites: NUR 114, NUR 212A, PSY 241, BIO 169
NUR 112 Course Outline

NUR 113 Family Health Concepts

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of oxygenation, sexuality, reproduction, grief/loss, mood/affect, behaviors, development, family, health-wellness-illness, communication, caring interventions, managing care, safety, and advocacy. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisites: NUR 112, NUR 114, NUR 212A, BIO 169, BIO 271, PSY 241
Corequisites: NUR 211, NUR 212B, ENG 112
NUR 113 Course Outline

NUR 114 Holistic Health Concepts

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular regulation, perfusion, inflammation, sensory perception, stress/coping, mood/affect, cognition, self, violence, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, caring interventions, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisites: NUR 111, ACA 122, ENG 111, PSY 150, BIO 168
Corequisites: NUR 112, NUR 212A, PSY 241, BIO 169, PSY 241
NUR 114 Course Outline

NUR 211 Health Care Concepts

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular regulation, perfusion, infection, immunity, mobility, comfort, behaviors, health-wellness-illness, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, managing care, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 6
Semester Hours Credit: 5
Prerequisites: NUR 112, NUR 114, NUR 212A, BIO 169, BIO 271, PSY 150, PSY 241, ENG 111
Corequisites: NUR 113, NUR 212B, ENG 112
NUR 211 Course Outline

NUR 212A Health System Concepts

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing.  Emphasis is placed on the concepts of grief/loss, violence, health-wellness-illness, managing care, safety, ethics, and evidence-based practice. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in the course.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1.5; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 2.5
Prerequisites: NUR 111, ACA 122, ENG 111, PSY 150, BIO 168
Corequisites: NUR 112, NUR 114, PSY 241, BIO 169
NUR 212A Course Outline

NUR 212B  Health System Concepts

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing.  Emphasis is placed on the concepts of health-wellness-illness, collaboration, managing care, safety, advocacy, legal issues, policy, healthcare systems, ethics, accountability, and evidence-based practice. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in the course.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 1.5; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 2.5
Prerequisite: NUR 112, NUR 114, NUR 212A , BIO 169, BIO 271, PSY 24, ENG 111, PSY 150
Corequisites: NUR 113, NUR 211, ENG 112, HUM Elective
NUR 212B Course Outline

NUR 213 Complex Health Concepts

This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid/electrolytes, metabolism, perfusion, mobility, stress/coping, violence, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, caring interventions, managing care, healthcare systems, and quality improvement. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide quality, individualized, entry level nursing care.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 4; Lab, 3; Clinical, 15
Semester Hours Credit: 10
Prerequisites: NUR 111, NUR 112, NUR 113, NUR 114, NUR 211, NUR 212A, NUR 212B, ENG 112
Corequisites: Humanities Elective
NUR 213 Course Outline

NUR 214 Nursing Transition Concepts

This course is designed to introduce concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing as the LPN transitions to the ADN role.  Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including evidenced-based practice, quality improvement, communication, safety, interdisciplinary team, clinical decision-making, informatics, assessment, caring, and health-wellness-illness.  Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 3; Lab, 0; Clinical, 3
Semester Hours Credit: 4
Prerequisites: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program; Licensed as a practical nurse in North Carolina
Corequisites: ACA 122, ENG 111, PSY 150, BIO 168
NUR 214 Course Outline

NUR 221 LPN to ADN Concepts I

This course is designed for the LPN to ADN student to explore the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing.  Emphasis is placed on the concepts of safety, perfusion, inflammation, oxygenation, mood/affect, behavior, development, family, health-wellness-illness, sensory perception, stress/coping, cognition, self, violence, and professional behaviors. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 6; Lab, 0; Clinical, 9
Semester Hours Credit: 9
Prerequisites: NUR 214, BIO 168, PSY 150, ENG 111, ACA 122
Corequisites: BIO 169, PSY 241
NUR 221 Course Outline

NUR 223 LPN to ADN Concepts II

This course is designed for the LPN to ADN student to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing.  Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid/electrolytes, metabolism, thermoregulation, oxygenation, tissue integrity, infection, perfusion, mobility, reproduction, sexuality, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, accountability, advocacy, and collaboration.  Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide quality, individualized, entry-level nursing care.

Course Hours Per Week: Class, 6; Lab, 0; Clinical, 9
Semester Hours Credit: 9
Prerequisites: NUR 221, BIO 169, BIO 271, PSY 241, ENG 111, ENG 112
Corequisites: Humanities Elective
NUR 223 Course Outline

 

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