Nursing Science: Basic (NUR)
Structured nursing tutorial assistance and nursing study skills to help students achieve success in their respective block of nursing courses. Nursing process and critical thinking application skills emphasized. Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in the Nursing program or permission of Department Chair. Corequisites: Concurrent enrollment in the Nursing program or permission of Department Chair. Course Notes: Course offered as Credit (P) No credit (Z) basis. NUR104AB may be repeated for a total of eight (8) credits.
Introduction of Nurse of the Future competencies as a foundational framework for development of the professional nurse. Basic care concepts and the nursing process are utilized to meet the needs of adult and older adult patients. Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing Program.
Role of the nursing assistant for clients across the wellness/illness continuum within the nurse assisting scope of practice. Introduction to problem solving process specific to meeting the basic and holistic needs of clients. Professional communication skills essential for the nursing assistant. Nursing interventions to ensure the needs and safety of the client. Specific types of diseases, conditions and alterations in behavior of the client. Principles of nutrition and fluid balance. Special needs of the elder client in the acute and long-term care settings. Basic emergency care skills and procedures. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in [HCC130 or (HCC130AA, HCC130AB, HCC130AC, HCC130AD, HCC130AE, and HCC130AF)] and HCC145AA. College Placement Exam indicating eligibility for CRE101, or HESI-A2 exam English Composite score of 75% or higher. Corequisites: NUR157. Course Notes: NUR156 and NUR157 must be successfully completed concurrently to meet program requirements.
Introduction to the role of the nursing assistant for clients across the wellness/illness continuum within the nurse assisting scope of practice. Includes basic problem solving processes specific to meeting the basic and holistic needs of clients, therapeutic communication skills, interventions to ensure the needs and safety of the client, specific types of diseases, conditions and alterations in behavior of the client. Focus is on the special needs of the older adult client in the acute and long-term care settings, and basic care skills and procedures. Provides opportunity for the development of clinical competency in the performance of selected nurse assisting skills and procedures through participation in the care of clients. Prerequisites: Reading and math assessment as well as completion of all required Health and Safety documents. Course Notes: NUR158 final admission requirements are determined by the Program Director and/or Division Chair and may be based on employer (partner) requirements if the student is employed by the requesting agency. NUR158 meets the application and admission requirements for MaricopaNursing programs.
Utilization of Nurse of the Future competencies to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide safe, quality patient care across the wellness-illness continuum in selected medical-surgical and mental health patients. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (BIO202 and NUR152) or permission of Nursing Department Chair.
Application of critical thinking strategies related to holistic care of the newborn and childbearing patients. Integration of concepts related to holistic care of adults and older adult patients with selected acute and chronic alterations in health. Integration of professional nursing standards in role development. Utilization of previous knowledge of physical, biologic, psycho-social sciences, and the cultural, spiritual aspects of nursing care. Integration of concepts of nutrition, pharmacology, communication, health promotion, and pathophysiology into nursing care. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in [(CRE101 or appropriate district placement) and NUR172 and PSY101] or permission of Nursing Department Chair.
Applies Nurse of the Future competencies to practice and manage care for the child/family unit and adults requiring complex care throughout the wellness/illness continuum, and prepare for transition from student to professional nurse. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in (BIO205 and NUR252) or permission of Nursing Department Chair.