Nursing

Updated 8/20/14


NURS 100
INTRODUCTION TO NURSING (1)
The definition, function, responsibilities, and current and historical roles of the nurse and other health care personnel are presented. Nursing theory, educational requirements, law, and ethics of nursing practice are included.

NURS 101
BASIC NURSING CARE CONCEPTS (12)
Program themes of homeostasis, the role of the nurse, and continuum of care are applied at on-campus theory and skills labs and off-campus clinical experiences at assisted living and long-term care facilities.

NURS 102
COMMON ALTERNATIONS I (12)
Progressive competencies reflecting program themes are applied to nutrition; cardiac, respiratory, and endocrine systems; and medication and fluid administration. On-campus theory, skills labs and off-campus clinical experiences are provided. Prerequisite: NURS 101 or equivalent.

NURS 103
COMMON ALTERATIONS II (12)
Progressive competencies reflecting program themes are applied to surgical, neurologic, musculoskeletal, renal, and gastrointestinal nursing care. On-campus theory and skills labs and off-campus acute care clinical experiences are provided. Prerequisite: NURS 101, 102 or equivalent.

NURS 105
ANCILLARY OFF CAMPUS LAB OPPORTUNITY (1)
An opportunity to spend off-campus time in a variety of ancillary sites; MD offices, clinics, home health agencies, specialty acute care areas, assisted living facilities. Corequisite: NURS 102, NURS 103 or NURS 104; permission of Nursing Director.

NURS 106
ANCILLARY OFF CAMPUS LAB OPPORTUNITY (0.5)
An opportunity to spend off-campus lab time in a variety of ancillary sites; MD offices, clinics, home health agencies, specialty acute care areas, assisted living facilities. Corequisite: NURS 102, NURS 103, or NURS 104; permission of Nursing Director.

NURS 107
ANCILLARY OFF CAMPUS LAB OPPORTUNITY W/LAB (0.5)
An opportunity to spend off-campus time in a variety of ancillary sites; MD offices, clinics, home health agencies, specialty acute care areas, assisted living facilities. Corequisite: NURS 102, NURS 103, or NURS 104; permission of Nursing Director.

NURS 108
ELECTROCARDIOGRAPHY FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS (2)
Review of cardiac anatomy and physiology; ECG equipment operation and supplies; patient preparation; ECG testing procedures; rhythm recognition and interpretation; cardiovascular disorders; pharmacology in ECG testing. Includes hands on ECG training and practice. Corequisite: RN, LPN, or nursing student or by instructor permission.

NURS 110
NURSING CARE MANAGEMENT (4)
Presents basic concepts related to managing and directing members of a team, including delegation, communication, and evaluation. Emphasizes decision-making in the leadership role within the scope of practice for the practical nurse. Prerequisite: ENGL 101 and NURS 102.

NURS 190
COOPERATIVE WORK EXPERIENCE (1-5)
See description under COOP 190 for additional information.

NURS 200
LPN TO RN TRANSITION (2)
Explores LPN and RN roles and responsibilities. Centralia College Nursing Program philosophy, purpose, conceptual framework, and outcome criteria are reviewed. Includes orientation to clinical facilities and classroom, campus, and off-campus lab expectations. Prerequisite: Admission to RN program.

NURS 201
MENTAL HEALTH & LIFESPAN (10)
Progressive competencies reflecting program themes are applied to the care of clients with mental health alterations, complications of child-bearing and high-risk newborns and children. Community-based and in-patient clinical experiences are provided. Prerequisite: NURS 101, 102 and 103 or equivalent.

NURS 202
COMPLEX ALTERATIONS   (12)
Progressive competencies reflecting program themes are applied to the care of clients with complex alterations in health. Women's health and pediatric and adult acute care clinical opportunities are provided at regional facilities. Prerequisite: NURS 201 and 220 or equivalent.

NURS 203
COMPLEX MANAGEMENT (8)
Progressive competencies reflecting program themes are applied to the care of clients with complex alterations in health. Community-based and acute care inpatient clinical opportunities are provided at regional facilities. Prerequisite: NURS 201 and 202 or equivalent.

NURS 210
BLS FOR HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS (1)
Covers the information and skills needed for adult, child, and infant cardiopulmonary resuscitation; the use of an automated external defibrillator; recognition and treatment of choking; safety factors in training and actual rescue. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program or permission of instructor.

NURS 220
MANAGEMENT & LEADERSHIP (2)
Expands on the program theme of the role of the nurse to provide a stronger theoretical foundation for assuming a management and leadership role in a variety of care settings. Prerequisite: NURS 101, 102, 103 or equivalent; corequisite: NURS 201.

NURS 222
TRANSITION TO PRACTICE (4)
Preceptor-guided experiences in a variety of community health care organizations are provided. Community based and personal professional development projects are assigned. Prerequisite: NURS 201 and 202 or equivalent; corequisite: NURS 203.