Course Catalog : Subject Area




Nursing Courses Offered @ TNCC

Course Description and Pre-requisites
NUR 100 Introduction to Nursing and Health
(1 credit) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Co-requisite(s): NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 117, NUR 135 and BIO 141. 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): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Co-requisite(s): NUR 100, NUR 105, NUR 117, NUR 135 and BIO 141. Introduces nursing principles including concepts of health and wellness in the framework of the nursing process. Includes basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Lecture 6 hours per week.
NUR 105 Nursing Skills
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Co-requisite(s): NUR 100, NUR 104, NUR 117, NUR 135 and BIO 141. Develops nursing skills for the basic needs of individuals and introduces related theory. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Laboratory 6 hours per week.
NUR 115 LPN Transition
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): BIO 142. 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 3 hours per week.
NUR 117 Communication, Nursing Process and Care Planning
(1 credit) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Co-requisite(s): NUR 100, NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 135 and BIO 141. 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) ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Co-requisite(s): NUR 100, NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 117 and BIO 141. Teaches apothecary, metric, household conversion, reading of drug orders, and labels. Provides a practical approach to learning how to calculate and prepare medications and solutions. Includes calculating intravenous flow rates and pediatric dosages. Lecture 2 hours per week.
NUR 180 Essentials of Maternal/Newborn Nursing
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): BIO 141 and NUR 100, NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 117, NUR 135. Co-requisite(s): NUR 200, NUR 202 and BIO 142. 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 190 Coordinated Internship in Nursing
(5 credits) Supervised on-the-job training in selected business, industrial or service firms coordinated by the college. Credit/practice ratio not to exceed 1:5 hours. May be repeated for credit. 5 hours per week.
NUR 200 Essentials of Mental Health Nursing
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): BIO 141 and NUR 100, NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 117, NUR 135, and BIO 142. Utilizes 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 141 and NUR 100, NUR 104, NUR 105, NUR 117, NUR 135 and BIO 142. Teaches care of individuals/families requiring medical 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. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = total 5 hours per week.
NUR 21 Nurse Aide Clinical Experience
(2 credits) Prerequisite(s): ENF 1 or ENF 2 as demonstrated through the placement and diagnostics tests or equivalent. Provides guided nurse aide experiences for practicing skills in the clinical setting. Applies fundamental principles of basic nurse aide care. Laboratory 6 hours per week.
NUR 212 Second Level Nursing II
(8 credits) Prerequisite(s): BIO 150 and NUR 180, NUR 200, and NUR 202. Emphasizes 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 computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised teaming experiences in the college nursing laboratory and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 4 hours + lab 12 hours = total 16 hours per week.16
NUR 213 Second Level Nurisng III
(8 credits) Prerequisite(s): NUR 212. Co-requisite(s): NUR 254. Emphasizes 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 skills. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in the college nursing laboratory and/or cooperating agencies. Lecture 4 hours + lab 12 hours = total 16 hours per week.
NUR 226 Health Assessment
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Special permission of the Nursing Program Coordinator. Introduces the systematic approach to obtaining a health history and performing a physical assessment. Lecture 2 hours + lab 3 hours = 5 hours per week.
NUR 254 Dimensions of Professional Nursing
(1 credit) Prerequisite(s): NUR 212. Co-requisite(s): 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.
NUR 264 Reentry into Registered Nursing
(6 credits) Prerequisite(s): Department Permission (Limited to Registered Nurses). Facilitates the return of the inactive registered nurse to the work force. Teaches current nursing practice and updates skills. Self-paced course runs over two semesters. Presentation of theory content utilizes computer-assisted instruction, interactive videodisks, and videotapes. The clinical component uses nurse preceptors in area hospitals. Lecture 3 hours + lab 9 hours = total 12 hours per week. (This nursing course is not part of the nursing curriculum.)
NUR 298 Seminar and Project in Nursing
(3 credits) Prerequisite(s): Department Permission. Restricted to current 2nd level nursing students, RN's and LPN's. Requires completion of a project or research report related to the student's occupational objectives and a study of approaches to the selection and pursuit of career opportunities in the field. Course is available only to licensed practical nurses, registered nurses, and senior level registered nursing students. Lecture 3 hours per week.