Course Catalog : Subject Area




Nursing Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
NUR 100 Introduction to Nursing and Health
(1 credit) Prerequisite(s): Admission to Nursing Program. Co-requisite(s): NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 117, NUR 135 and BIO 142. Introduces concepts of nursing and health. Includes historical and cultural aspects, legal, and ethical responsibilities and an overview of health and the health care delivery system. Lecture 1 hour per week.
NUR 104 Fundamentals of Nursing
(6 credits) Prerequisite(s): Admission to Nursing Program. Co-requisite(s): NUR 100, NUR 105, NUR 117, NUR 135 and BIO 142. Introduces nursing principles including concepts of health and wellness in the framework of the nursing process. Includes assessment methods and techniques, self care deficits, communication processes; common stressors related to fluid and electrolyte, oxygenation and diagnostic testing. Also includes basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Lecture 6 hours per week.
NUR 105 Nursing Skills
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): Admission to Nursing Program. Co-requisite(s): NUR 100, NUR 104, NUR 117, NUR 135 and BIO 142. Develops nursing skills for the basic needs of individuals and introduces related theory. Includes assessment, personal care activity/rest, sterile technique, wound care, ostomy care, catherization, oxygen administration, infection control, suctioning and medication administration. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lab 6 hours per week.
NUR 115 LPN Transition
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): BIO 142 and admission to Nursing Program. Introduces the role of the registered nurse through concepts and skill development in the discipline of professional nursing. This course serves as a bridge course for licensed practical nurses and is based upon the individualized articulation agreements, mobility exams, or other assessment criteria as they relate to local programs and service areas. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hour per week, total 5 hours per week.
NUR 117 Communication, Nursing Process and Care Planning
(1 credit) Prerequisite(s): Admission to Nursing Program. Co-requisite(s): NUR 100, NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 135 and BIO 142. Introduces a systematic approach to developing nursing care plans utilizing the nursing process. Care plans are formulated in an effort to meet the biopsychosocial needs of clients across the life span. Lecture 1 hour per week.
NUR 135 Drug Dosage Calculations
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): Admission to Nursing Program. Corequisite(s): NUR 100, NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 117, BIO 142. Focuses on apothecary, metric, household conversion in medication dosage calculation for adult and pediatric clients. Provides a practical approach to learning to calculate and prepare medications and solutions. Includes calculating intravenous flow rates. Lecture 2 hours per week.
NUR 180 Essentials of Maternal/Newborn Nursing
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): BIO 142, NUR 100, NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 117, NUR 135. Corequisite(s): NUR 200 and NUR 202. Utilizes the concepts of the nursing process in caring for families in the antepartum, intrapartum, and postpartum periods. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours, total 5 hours per week.
NUR 200 Essentials of Mental Health Nursing
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): BIO 142, NUR 100, NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 117, NUR 135, Corequisites: NUR 180 and NUR 202. Utilizes the concepts of the nursing process in caring for individuals, families, and/or groups with mental health needs across the life span. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours, total 5 hours per week.
NUR 202 Medical/Surgical Nursing I
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): BIO 142, NUR 100, NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 117, NUR 135, Corequisites: NUR 180 and NUR 200. Focuses on the care of individuals/families requiring complex or surgical treatment. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; cardiac, neurological, renal, burn disorders and clients experiencing shock. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours, total 5 hours per week.
NUR 212 Second Level Nursing II
(8 credits) Prerequisite(s): BIO 150 and NUR 180, NUR 200, and NUR 202. Emphasizes complex nursing care of individuals, families, and/or groups in various stages of development who are experiencing alterations related to their biopsychosocial needs. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; neurological cardiovascular; respiratory; eye, ear, nose and throat disorders. May also include: emergency, renal and digestive disorders. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 4 hours + lab 12 hours, total 16 hours per week.
NUR 213 Second Level Nurisng III
(8 credits) Prerequisite(s): NUR 212. Corequisites: NUR 254. Emphasizes complex nursing care of individuals, families, and/or groups in various stages of development who are experiencing alterations related to their biopsychosocial needs. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computation skills, basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care; cardiovascular, respiratory, endocrine, neurological and renal disorders. Provides supervised learning experience in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 4 hours + lab 12 hours, total 16 hours per week.
NUR 226 Health Assessment
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): NUR 202. Practicing registered nurses and licensed practical nurses are also eligible to take this course. Introduces the systematic approach to obtaining a health history and performing a physical assessment. Lecture 2 hours + Lab 3 hours, total 5 hours per week.
NUR 254 Dimensions of Professional Nursing
(1 credit) Prerequisite(s): NUR 212. Corequisites: NUR 213. Explores the role of the professional nurse. Emphasizes nursing organizations, legal and ethical implications, and addresses trends in management and organizational skills. Explores group dynamics, relationships, conflicts, and leadership styles. Lecture 1 hour per week.