January 2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Aug 10, 2020  
January 2019 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Undergraduate Course Descriptions


 

Mathematics

  
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    MA 320 - Statistics


    This course presents the study of basic statistical theory and concepts. Topics include statistical probabilities, measures of central tendency, measures of variation, hypothesis testing, regression, and correlation. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: MA 109 College Algebra . Corequisite: None.

Medical Coding

  
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    MC 110 - Introduction to Billing and Coding


    This course will introduce students to health insurance and medical billing practices.  Students will understand the health insurance industry, legal and regulatory issues, and differences in reimbursement methodologies. The student will learn principles of medical billing related to proper claim form preparation, claim submission, payment processing and follow-up. 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45.00. Prerequisite: HC 101 Medical Terminology . Corequisite: None
  
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    MC 120 - Patient Privacy


    This course will introduce students to the foundational principles of patient privacy and security of personal health information.  Students will understand the confidential and sensitive nature of medical information and how to protect it.  The course will emphasize the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security rules, patient rights and reporting requirements.   3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45.00. Prerequisite: None Corequisite: None
  
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    MC 165 - Current Procedural Terminology Coding I


    Current Procedure Coding I (CPT) helps students determine all types of healthcare services, treatments, and procedures provided to patients for outpatient services in both the physician and facility setting. HCPCS Level II codes will also be covered. 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45.00. Prerequisite: SC 146 Anatomy and Physiology I  and SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisite: None
  
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    MC 175 - International Classification of Diseases 10 CM Coding I


    Diagnosis Coding I is an introduction to the ICD-10-CM data set used for reporting diagnoses. This course will also include instruction on how to classify and index diagnoses in the healthcare setting. The various uses for diagnosis codes will be discussed as well. 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45.00. Prerequisites: SC 146 Anatomy and Physiology I  and SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisite: None
  
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    MC 200 - Revenue Cycle


    In this course, the student will gain an advanced understanding of the revenue cycle.  The revenue cycling involves handling critical patient data for billing purposes.  Students will understand the responsibility of ensuring confidentiality while maintaining accurate patient records to further quality patient healthcare services. In this class they will gain a full understanding of the entire cycle from patient admission, through to discharge, and ending with final receipts paid. The sensitive nature of this topic demands ethical, accurate collection of healthcare information.  Students will further review the importance of revenue follow up and methodology for capturing revenue past due. 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45.00. Prerequisite: MC 110 Introduction to Billing and Coding . Corequisite: None
  
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    MC 208 - Program Review


    Program Review is a course in which the student will prepare for certification examinations. The Certified Coding Associate (CCA) is a nationally recognized credential that enables employers to have confidence in a potential employee’s ability. This course aids the student in combining their didactic training with a variety of review methodologies. 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisite: Final semester and PGPA of 2.00.
  
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    MC 209 - Certification Review


    Program Review is a course in which the student will prepare for certification examinations. The Certified Coding Associate (CCA) or Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) are nationally recognized credential that enables employers to have confidence in a potential employee’s ability. This course aids the student in combining their didactic training with a variety of review methodologies. 2.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45.00. Prerequisite: Final term of Study, PGPA 2.00 Corequisite: None
  
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    MC 265 - Current Procedural Terminology Coding II


    This course will allow the student to advance skill development in the assignment of diagnostic and procedure codes in the outpatient healthcare environment in specialized areas of healthcare.  3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45.00. Prerequisite: MC 165 Current Procedural Terminology Coding I . Corequisite: None
  
  
  
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    MC 273 - Diagnosis Coding II


    Diagnosis Coding II will build upon Diagnosis Coding I. The application of coding guidelines will continue to be reinforced. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: MC 271 Diagnosis Coding I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    MC 274 - Procedure Coding II


    Procedure Coding II introduces the student to a coding system used by hospitals for coding inpatient procedures. The course will include instruction on how to analyze, assign, and sequence coding procedures in the ICD-10-PCS coding system. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: MC 272 Procedure Coding I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    MC 275 - International Classification of Diseases 10 CM Coding II


    The second diagnosis coding course in this series is an intermediate coding course which reviews the International Classifications of Diseases Clinical Modification (ICD-10-CM) data set used for reporting diagnoses to health care agencies. This course will require students to classify and index diagnoses in the healthcare setting.  Students will examine regulatory compliance, data analysis and reimbursement theory as part of this course. 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45.00. Prerequsite: MC 175 International Classification of Diseases 10 CM Coding I . Corequisite: None
  
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    MC 280 - International Classification of Diseases 10 PCS


    This Procedure Coding course introduces the student to a coding system used by hospitals for coding inpatient procedures.  The course will include instruction how to analyze, assign, and sequence coding procedures in the ICD-10-PCS coding system.   3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45.00. Prerequisite: MC 275 International Classification of Diseases 10 CM Coding II . Corequisite: None
  
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    MC 285 - Advanced Coding


    This course is an advanced coding course that will build upon existing CPT, ICD-10CM, ICD-10PCS, HCPCS and other medical coding knowledge.  This course will advance medical coding skills and work to increase medical coding analysis and accuracy in more complicated diagnoses and procedures according to nationally established guidelines. Assess interpretation, analysis, and synthesis of the entire health information data spectrum impacted by code selection and code assignment.  3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45.00. Prerequisite: MC 275 International Classification of Diseases 10 CM Coding II  or MC 280 International Classification of Diseases 10 PCS . Corequisite: Final Semester of Study
  
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    MC 291 - Insurance Billing and Coding Case Study Research Project


    This course prepares students for challenges in the workplace by improving their critical thinking and problem-solving skills using research as a problem-solving tool. Students will examine real-world business problems while analyzing, developing, and implementing workplace solutions to build relationships that support the organization’s strategic goals. In addition to building a foundation and developing competencies, students will develop important skills in ethical and values considerations, technology, and business communication. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: All didactic work, final term of study, and PGPA of 2.0. Corequisite: None.
  
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    MC 294 - Insurance Billing and Coding Internship


    During the internship phase of training, the student will experience various aspects of working in the insurance billing and coding field. The internship will provide the student with the opportunity to experience and participate in the duties of a medical biller and/or coder in a working environment. Experienced insurance billing and/or coding personnel provide the instruction. Note: Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions.

     

      4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 180.00 Prerequisites: All didactic work, final term of study, and PGPA of 2.0.


Medical Office Administration

  
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    MO 110 - Keyboarding


    This course includes the development of keyboarding skills through touch, mastery of the keyboard, speed building, and preparation of office documents. 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    MO 111 - Computer Software Applications in Healthcare


    This course introduces the student to the administrative portion of the healthcare environment, including medical office management software (patient registration, appointments, office financial management, and electronic health records) and appropriate Microsoft Office applications. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: MO 110 Keyboarding . Corequisite: None.
  
  
  
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    MO 160 - Pathophysiology and Pharmacology


    This course provides instruction in the study of human diseases with focus on the symptoms, signs, causes, and diagnosis of disease. Additionally, students will learn about pharmacology, drug abbreviations, drug categories, diagnostic equipment including lab values, and pharmacological treatment related to human diseases.  This course has a lab component.  3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites: HC 101 Medical Terminology  or HI 221 Health Sciences for ICD-10 . Corequisites: None
  
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    MO 180 - Administrative Skills for the Medical Office


    This course introduces the student to administrative and operational procedures and policies pertaining to the medical office. Students will learn about various medical office software including patient registration, appointments, office financial management, and electronic health records.  Students will learn about the different types of healthcare systems, diversity among coworkers/patients, licensure, accreditation and patient privacy (HIPAA). 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites: None.  Corequisites: None.
  
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    MO 185 - Ethics and Professionalism


    This course is designed to introduce the student to important ethics as it pertains to the healthcare profession which includes controversial health care issues. The student will be introduced to patient confidentiality and information security as identified and enforced through HIPAA regulations. Additionally, the student will learn about the importance of professionalism in the workplace. 1.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisites: None Corequisites: None
  
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    MO 205 - Insurance Claims, Processing and Adjudication


    In this course, the student will understand the basic types of medical insurance programs available in today’s healthcare environment. It acquaints students with billing formats, using universal claim forms, and it provides the skills necessary to master basic aspects of medical insurance billing and adjudication. Current reimbursement methodologies and compliance will also be covered. 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    MO 211 - Healthcare Systems and Operations


    This course introduces the student to various medical office procedures, including content of records, documentation requirements, and filing systems. The student will also learn about types of healthcare delivery systems such as governing bodies that regulate health information management (HIM) processes and various professions and settings that employ healthcare workers. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    MO 216 - Ethics and Health Information Management


    This course is designed to introduce the student to important legal and ethical guidelines within the healthcare profession. The student will be introduced to patient confidentiality and information security as identified and enforced through HIPAA regulations. Additionally, the student will learn legal and ethical guidelines as they relate to documentation, content, and structure of healthcare data, risk management, and various health laws and regulations. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    MO 270 - Case Study Research Project


    This course prepares students for challenges in the workplace by improving their critical thinking and problem-solving skills using research as a problem-solving tool. Students will examine real-world business problems while analyzing, developing, and implementing workplace solutions to build relationships that support the organization’s strategic goals. In addition to building a foundation and developing competencies, students will develop important skills in ethical and values considerations, technology, and business communication. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: All didactic work, PGPA of 2.00, and final term of study.

      Corequisite: None.

  
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    MO 295 - Medical Office Administration Internship


    During the internship phase of training, the student will experience various aspects of working in the medical office. The internship will provide the student with the opportunity to experience and participate in the duties of a medical office administrator in a working environment. Areas such as scheduling, billing, insurance coding, medical records, transcription, and customer service will be experienced. Instruction will be provided by experienced medical office personnel. The internship consists of 180 hours of practical experience in the medical office, along with in class CMAA practice exams, and sitting for the CMAA Exam. Note: Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 180.00 Prerequisites: All didactic work, PGPA of 2.00, and final term of study. Corequisite: None.

Medical Science

  
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    MS 215 - Medical Clinical Assisting I With Lab


    This course is designed to provide the basic theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in assisting physicians or medical office staff with medical exam room preparation and routine patient examination preparation with an emphasis on various communication techniques. Students will be introduced to basic clinical procedures including vital signs, first aid, injections, and emergency preparedness. 5.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 105.00 Prerequisites: MO 160 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology  and Anatomy and Physiology. Corequisite: None.
  
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    MS 235 - Medical Clinical Assisting II With Lab


    This course is a continuation of MS 215 Medical Clinical Assisting I With Lab . It is an introduction to diagnostic procedures routinely performed in the physician’s office laboratory setting. Students will be introduced to electrocardiography, respiratory testing, hematology, microbiology, proper specimen collection techniques, quality control, and equipment inventory and maintenance. 5.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 105.00 Prerequisite: MS 215 Medical Clinical Assisting I With Lab . Corequisite: None.
  
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    MS 262 - Medical Clinical Assisting I With Lab


    This course is designed to provide the basic theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in assisting physicians or medical office staff with medical exam room preparation and routine patient examination preparation with an emphasis on various communication techniques and documentation. Students will be introduced to basic clinical procedures including vital signs, first aid, injections, and emergency preparedness. 5.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 105  Prerequisite: MO 160 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology  and SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II .  Corequisite: None
  
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    MS 264 - Medical Clinical Assisting II with Lab


    This course is a continuation of MS 262 Medical Clinical Assisting I. It is an introduction to diagnostic procedures routinely performed in the physician’s office laboratory setting. Students will be introduced to electrocardiography, respiratory testing, hematology, microbiology, immunology, chemistry, urinalysis, proper specimen collection techniques, quality control, and equipment/supply inventory and maintenance. 5.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 105 Prerequisite: MS 262 Medical Clinical Assisting I With Lab . Corequisite: None
  
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    MS 266 - Program Certification Review


    This directed practice seminar is a course in which the student will participate in seminars to prepare for their transition into the workplace as well as successful completion of one of two national certification examinations for medical assisting. Students will complete cover letters, résumés, and reference lists to use in job placement. Professional credentialing opportunities are addressed as well as practice examinations focused on the graduate sitting for either of two national certification examinations. At locations where the Medical Assisting Services program holds specialized accreditation by ABHES or CAAHEP, the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants will be covered. At other locations, the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification offered by the American Medical Technologists will be covered. (See the “Accreditation” section of the Undergraduate Catalog for accredited locations.) 2.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 30 Prerequisite: All didactic coursework and PGPA of 2.00. Corequisite: None
  
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    MS 268 - Externship


    During the externship phase of training, the student will experience various aspects of working in the actual industry that they have trained for. The externship will provide the student with the opportunity to experience and participate in the duties typical of a real workplace setting which include clinical and administrative components. Instruction centers on observing experienced personnel as well as participating in actual procedures under close supervision of trained professionals. This 180-hour portion of training must be completed within one year of completion of didactic training. 4.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 180. Prerequisite: Final semester, PGPA of 2.0, and a valid CPR certification. Corequisite: None. 
  
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    MS 280 - Program Certification Review


    This directed practice seminar is a course in which the student will participate in seminars to prepare for their transition into the workplace as well as successful completion of one of two national certification examinations for medical assisting. Students will complete cover letters, résumés, and reference lists to use in job placement. Professional credentialing opportunities are addressed as well as practice examinations focused on the graduate sitting for either of two national certification examinations. At locations where the Medical Assisting Services program holds specialized accreditation by ABHES or CAAHEP, the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants will be covered. At other locations, the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification offered by the American Medical Technologists will be covered. (See the “Accreditation” section of the Undergraduate Catalog for accredited locations.) 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites: All didactic coursework, final term of study, and PGPA of 2.00.

  
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    MS 281 - Program Certification Review


    This directed practice seminar is a course in which the student will participate in seminars to prepare for their transition into the workplace as well as successful completion of one of two national certification examinations for medical assisting. Students will complete cover letters, résumés, and reference lists to use in job placement. Professional credentialing opportunities are addressed as well as practice examinations focused on the graduate sitting for either of two national certification examinations. At locations where the Medical Assisting Services program holds specialized accreditation by ABHES or CAAHEP, the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) certification offered by the American Association of Medical Assistants will be covered. At other locations, the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification offered by the American Medical Technologists will be covered. (See the “Accreditation” section of the Undergraduate Catalog for accredited locations.) 1.00 Semester Credit Hours. Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisite: All didactic coursework and PGPA of 2.00.  Corequisite: None:
  
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    MS 295 - Externship


    During the externship phase of training, the student will experience various aspects of working in the actual industry that they have trained for. The externship will provide the student with the opportunity to experience and participate in the duties typical of a real workplace setting which include clinical and administrative components. Instruction centers on observing experienced personnel as well as participating in actual procedures under close supervision of trained professionals. This 180-hour portion of training must be completed within one year of completion of didactic training. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 180.00 Prerequisites: All didactic coursework, final term of study, PGPA of 2.00, and a valid CPR certification.

Nursing

  
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    NA 081 - Nursing Tutorial I


    This is the first of a two-part series of nursing tutorials for students who did not meet TEAS scores required for unconditional entrance into the RN-Mobility Nursing Program. It involves professional concepts, reading, mathematics, and analyzing and comprehension of nursing concepts. Study skills, critical thinking, and test-taking strategies are discussed. The goal of this course is to provide the student with the tools necessary to participate in the nursing program. 0.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    NA 082 - Nursing Tutorial II


    This is the second of a two-part series of nursing tutorials for students who did not meet TEAS scores required for unconditional entrance into the RN-Mobility Nursing Program. It involves professional concepts, reading, mathematics, and analyzing and comprehension of nursing concepts. Study skills, critical thinking, and test-taking strategies are discussed. The goal of this course is to provide the student with the tools necessary to participate in the nursing program. 0.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 15.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    NA 165 - General Microbiology for Nursing


    This course presents the scientific study of microscopic organisms and their effects as related to the medical profession. It also presents daily topics that are in the news and in current research journals and provides a thorough, comprehensive, and accurate overview of microbiology. Positive effects of microorganisms in our lives, along with the medically important microorganisms that cause disease, will be emphasized. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: NA 165L General Microbiology for Nursing Lab .
  
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    NA 165L - General Microbiology for Nursing Lab


    This laboratory course encompasses the learning experience with hands-on practice with organisms, including protozoa, bacteria, and fungi. The students also gain experience with culturing and staining and various biochemical procedures used to identify microorganisms. These procedures will also be used to identify unknown bacteria. Students will learn how microbial growth is physically and chemically controlled. 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: NA 165 General Microbiology for Nursing .
  
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    NA 205 - Anatomy and Physiology II for Nursing


    This course builds on previous anatomy and physiology to include biochemistry, cellular biology, and histology integrated with each body system. Laboratory interpretation will provide students with experience relevant to laboratory values of each body system and how the body systems work together to provide homeostasis as well as body functions in the healthy and diseased states. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: NA 205L Anatomy and Physiology II for Nursing Lab .
  
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    NA 205L - Anatomy and Physiology II for Nursing Lab


    The concepts of anatomy and physiology are applied to the study and assessment of the cardiovascular, immune, respiratory, urinary, digestive, and reproductive systems. Partial applications are integrated as well as laboratory work with partial applications involving the dissection of a cat and a comparison of the cat to the human organism. 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: NA 205 Anatomy and Physiology II for Nursing .
  
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    NA 208 - Fundamentals of Nursing


    This course introduces basic concepts necessary for the provision of safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse populations.  The nursing process, communication techniques, safety and wellness, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse are introduced.  Basic nursing skills and health assessment are integrated and applied in the nursing laboratory.  Upon completion of this course the student will possess essential nursing skills necessary to provide quality nursing care, incorporating the concepts identified in this course.  5.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 90.00. Prerequisite: NA 211 Health Assessment . Corequisite:
  
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    NA 209 - Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical


    This clinical course builds on information attained in Health Assessment and in conjunction to information being taught in Fundamentals of Nursing.  The clinical practice sessions are an introduction to adult client care within a medical facility.  The student will actively participate in client care, the nursing process, and will become familiar with recognizing and performing appropriate nursing interventions in a safe and effective manner. 3.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 135.00. Prerequisite: NA 211 Health Assessment  and NA 222 Pharmacology . Corequisite: NA 208 Fundamentals of Nursing .
  
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    NA 211 - Health Assessment


    This course will assist students in developing nursing assessment skills, recognizing signs and symptoms, and applying knowledge to perform a focused and comprehensive nursing assessment and to gather and compile historical data related to the patient.  Learning opportunities are directed toward all age groups with a focus on the adult population.  Assessment will focus on physical and psychosocial aspects of functioning as well as the process of growth and development. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking skills in relation to the identification and analysis of health alterations. 3.00semsester credit hours. Contact Hours: 60.00. Prerequisite: NA 222 Pharmacology . Corequisite:
  
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    NA 212 - Advanced Pharmacology


    This course focuses on the effects of drug therapy on human body systems. The body systems include the central nervous system, autonomic nervous system, and the cardiovascular, renal, endocrine, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems. Also included are anti-infective, anti-inflammatory, immune and biological modifiers and chemotherapeutic, hematological, dermatologic, ophthalmic, and optic agents. This course will cover laboratory practice of medication administration. It integrates the knowledge of physiology, chemistry, nursing fundamentals, calculations, and interpretation of medication orders as well as the knowledge and ability to administer medications and their pharmacokinetics safely. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    NA 220 - Medical Surgical Nursing I for RNs


    This course expands on the scope of adult medical-surgical nursing by focusing on adult clients with increasingly complex self-care deficits and subsequent increase in nursing agency. The student will use critical thinking processes to guide care-planning decisions for the adult client. This course includes the nurse’s role in assisting the client with self-management of acute and chronic illness. Emphasis will be placed on working as an effective member of the healthcare team, and beginning leadership skills will be presented. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: NA 208 Fundamentals of Nursing . Corequisite: NA 221 Med Surgical Nursing I for RNs Clinical  or NA 225 Medical Surgical Nursing I for RNs Clinical .
  
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    NA 221 - Med Surgical Nursing I for RNs Clinical


    The student will use critical thinking processes to guide care-planning decisions for the adult client. The student will plan, implement, and evaluate medical-surgical nursing interventions for appropriateness in preparation for the client’s discharge. This clinical course includes the nurse’s role in assisting the client with self-management of acute and chronic illness. Students assist with planning and managing care for groups of clients. 2.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 90.00. Prerequisite: NA 212 Advanced Pharmacology . Corequisite: NA 220 Medical Surgical Nursing I for RNs .
  
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    NA 222 - Pharmacology


    This course focuses on the pharmacologic and therapeutic effects of drug therapy as related to systems of the human body. In addition this course will cover laboratory practice of medication administration and related client education. The course integrates the knowledge of physiology, nursing process, and proficiency in drug calculations to ensure that medications are delivered safely and effectively. 2.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 30.00. Prerequisite: MA 109 College Algebra . Corequisite: None.
  
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    NA 225 - Medical Surgical Nursing I for RNs Clinical


    The student will use critical thinking processes to guide care-planning decisions for the adult client. The student will plan, implement, and evaluate medical-surgical nursing interventions for appropriateness in preparation for the client’s discharge. This clinical course includes the nurse’s role in assisting the client with self-management of acute and chronic illness. Students assist with planning and managing care for groups of clients. 1.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: NA 212 Advanced Pharmacology . Corequisite NA 220 Medical Surgical Nursing I for RNs.
  
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    NA 230 - Nutrition


    This course offers a nursing perspective on the role of nutrition in health promotion, primary prevention, and clinical disease states. Emphasis will be on classroom and clinical application of critical thinking and caring therapeutic nursing interventions in acute, chronic, and community healthcare settings. Concepts and issues examined include nutrition throughout the life span, nutrition as related to specific disease processes, community nutrition, and USDA dietary guidelines. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites/Corequisites: None.
  
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    NA 235 - Obstetrics/Pediatric Nursing


    This course focuses on the role of the nurse on meeting the physiological, psychosocial, cultural, and developmental needs of the child and childbearing family. Course content includes human growth and development, pediatric care, and prenatal, perinatal, postnatal, and newborn care. Nutrition, pharmacology, culture, ethics, patient education, communication, critical thinking, and application of the nursing process are integrated throughout the course. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites: NA 220 Medical Surgical Nursing I for RNs  and NA 225 Medical Surgical Nursing I for RNs Clinical . Corequisite NA 240 Obstetrics/Pediatric Nursing Clinical .
  
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    NA 240 - Obstetrics/Pediatric Nursing Clinical


    The student will observe, assess, and participate in the care of the maternal, newborn, and child client. This course focuses on the role of the nurse on meeting the physiological, psychosocial, cultural, and developmental needs of the childbearing family and pediatric client in a variety of settings. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to provide and manage care for maternal, newborn, and pediatric clients. 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: NA 220 Medical Surgical Nursing I for RNs  and NA 225 Medical Surgical Nursing I for RNs Clinical . Corequisite NA 235 Obstetrics/Pediatric Nursing .
  
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    NA 250 - Medical Surgical Nursing II for RNs


    This course is a continuation of Medical Surgical Nursing I for RNs. The scope of adult medical-surgical nursing is broadened to include care of adult clients in complex and critical care areas. Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to identify adult client’s complex self-care deficits and plan and provide appropriate nursing agency to adult clients in complex and critical care areas. Emphasis will be placed on clinical decision making for patient-centered collaborative care along with emergency and disaster preparedness. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: NA 220 Medical Surgical Nursing I for RNs . Corequisite: None.
  
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    NA 260 - Mental Health for the RN


    This course focuses on the continued application of the nursing process, critical thinking, and caring therapeutic interventions in acute, chronic, and community-based psychiatric-mental health settings. Basic mental health concepts and issues examined include cultural beliefs and ethnic diversity of the client and nurse as well as legal and ethical issues; therapeutic nurse-client relationship; self-awareness; neurobiopsychosocial theories; therapies and factors affecting health and wellness of clients with common psychiatricmental health needs; and disorders across the life span, i.e., anxiety, mood, thought, cognitive, personality, and eating disorders. Emphasis is placed on client advocacy and collaboration with members of the mental healthcare team. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: NA 261 Mental Health for the RN Clinical .
  
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    NA 261 - Mental Health for the RN Clinical


    This practicum will focus on continuing nursing knowledge and skills as related to mental health nursing. Students will continue to develop these areas in hospital and community settings, guided by instructors knowledgeable in the field of mental health. 1.00 semester credit hour Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: NA 260 Mental Health for the RN .
  
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    NA 281 - Role Transition: LPN to RN


    This course provides an overview of theoretical and clinical concepts needed for the transitional role of the graduating associate’s-degree nurse as a provider and manager of care and a member of the profession. Concepts of effective leadership styles, advanced therapeutic communication, delegation, conflict resolution, time management, nursing ethics, and professional issues, including the recognition of the impact of cultural beliefs and ethnic diversity of the client, are analyzed and compared in this final nursing course. Emphasis is placed on classroom and clinical application of critical thinking and caring therapeutic nursing interventions in acute, chronic, and community-based healthcare settings using advanced technological and psychomotor skills. Utilizing the nursing process and advanced critical thinking, the student implements the role of the beginning associate’s-degree nurse as coordinator of care, including theory and clinical accountability to provide quality care in various environments. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: Final semester. Corequisite: None.
  
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    NA 282 - NCLEX RN Review


    This course is designed to thoroughly prepare the student for the registered nursing licensure exam. It covers essential nursing content from all core clinical areas, the nursing process, and client needs categories. Students will have the opportunity to develop and improve their test-taking skills through computer simulations and practice tests. Extensive student performance evaluation is provided throughout the course to aid in identifying and strengthening necessary content areas. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: Final course. Corequisite: None.
  
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    NA 295 - RN Clinical Internship


    During the Internship phase of training, the student will function in a registered nurse capacity with a preceptor. Their internship will provide the student with the opportunity to experience and participate in their profession as a registered nurse. The preceptorship will center on observing experienced personnel as well as participating in actual nursing activities under close supervision of other registered nurse professionals. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisite: Final semester. Corequisite: None.
  
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    NF 111 - Nursing I


    This course introduces basic concepts necessary for the provision of safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse populations. The nursing process, communication techniques, and legal and ethical responsibilities of the nurse are introduced. Basic nursing skills and health assessment are integrated and applied in the nursing laboratory. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to provide quality nursing care, incorporating the concepts identified in this course. 7.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 135.00 Prerequisites: SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisite: None. Corequisites: None
  
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    NF 112 - Nursing II


    This course introduces additional basic concepts necessary for the provision of safe, patient-centered nursing care to diverse populations across the life span. A nursing process approach is used to emphasize evidence-based practice, quality improvement, critical thinking, communication, collaboration, technology, and skills. Nursing skills and medication administration are integrated and applied in the nursing laboratory. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to provide quality nursing care in the clinical setting. 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 132.00 Prerequisite: NF 111 Nursing I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    NF 113 - Nursing III


    This course is designed to further develop and enhance concepts related to the nursing management of ill clients. A nursing process approach is utilized to emphasize critical thinking, teaching & learning, and managing care. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to provide safe, patient-centered nursing care to developmentally and culturally diverse populations in the acute care or community settings. 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 150.00 Prerequisite: NF 112 Nursing II   and NF 111 Nursing I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    NF 171 - Transition to RN Practice


    This course is designed to introduce the bridge student to the concepts related to professional nursing care. Emphasis will be placed on the scope of practice of the registered nurse. A nursing process approach is utilized to emphasize evidence-based practice, critical thinking, teaching/learning, professional behaviors, communication, collaboration, managing care, technology, and skills. Nursing skills, medication administration, and health assessment are integrated and applied in the nursing laboratory. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to provide quality nursing care, incorporating the concepts identified in this course. 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 105.00 Prerequisites: SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisite: None.
  
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    NF 214 - Nursing IV


    This course is designed to broaden concepts related to nursing management of ill clients. The nursing process is used to expand upon previously learned concepts for the provision of safe, patient-centered nursing care to developmentally and culturally diverse populations. This course emphasizes evidence-based practice, critical thinking, teaching/learning, professional behaviors, communication, collaboration, and managing care. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to provide safe, holistic nursing care for one or more ill clients in the acute care of community settings. 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 150.00 Prerequisite: NF 171 Transition to RN Practice   or NF 113 Nursing III . Corequisite: None.
  
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    NF 215 - Nursing V


    This course is designed to augment previously learned concepts, introduce care of the family unit, and incorporate concepts related to leadership and professionalism. The nursing process is utilized to emphasize the concepts of family, health promotion, critical thinking, teaching/learning, communication, and advocacy. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to provide safe community and acute nursing care to the family unit. 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 120.00 Prerequisite: NF 171 Transition to RN Practice  or NF 113 Nursing III . Corequisite: None.
  
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    NF 216 - Nursing VI


    This course is designed to integrate previously learned concepts, life span development, and the promotion of critical thinking skills while applying the nursing process. Nursing management focuses on complex nursing care of the child and adult. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to provide safe nursing care to complex clients in the community and acute care setting. 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 150.00 Prerequisite: NF 214 Nursing IV . Corequisite: None. Corequisite: None
  
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    NF 217 - Nursing VII


    This course provides a clinical practicum for the application of concepts learned throughout the program. Evidence-based practice, critical thinking, teaching/learning, professional behaviors, communication, collaboration, managing care, management/leadership, skills/technology, and professional development are embodied and exhibited. The student engages in the application of the nursing process in collaboration with the RN preceptor who guides the clinical experience. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to provide safe, individualized entry-level nursing care. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 180.00 Prerequisite: NF 216 Nursing VI . Corequisite: None
  
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    NF 218 - Nursing VIII


    This course provides the student with the opportunity to assess his/her strengths and areas for improvement in preparation for the NCLEX-RN®. Utilizing critical thinking and the nursing process, integration of all previous concepts will be emphasized through the use of case studies, integrated testing, and directed study. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisite: NF 217 Nursing VII  and all nursing coursework must be completed before taking NF 218. Corequisite NF 217 Nursing VII .
  
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    NF 310 - Nursing Pathophysiology


    This course focuses on alterations of selected physiological functions that occur in response to a disease process or compensate for common stressors like inflammation or pain. The content builds upon previous understanding of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, basic chemistry, and the usual manifestations of common diseases. Alterations in pathophysiological functions of cells and the interrelationships of body systems are explored. Physiological theory and treatment are discussed using case situations and discussion questions that exemplify the content. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    NF 317 - Nursing VII


    This course teaches concepts underlying professional career development in nursing. The role as a nurse manager, an integral part of a healthcare institution hierarch, is explored. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the nurse as a frontline manager, utilizing interprofessional communication skills and collaboration. The goal of these conceptual applications is to achieve excellence in the administration of healthcare organizations and in the provision of healthcare. Concentration on the acquisition of leadership behaviors, values, and the roles of planner, coordinator, provider, and evaluator of care are emphasized. The course focuses on concepts and tools required to provide safe care with evidence-based leadership. Focus of the nurse as educator, including principles and theories of teaching and learning, will be identified. Strategies for nurses to teach in staff development, as well as their role as a preceptor and in academic programs, will be explored. Students are introduced to quality improvement, case management, utilization review, staff development, peer review, and competency evaluation in healthcare. 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 120.00 Prerequisite:  NF 215 Nursing V . Corequisite: None.
  
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    NF 319 - Nursing IX


    This course analyzes public health concepts, trends, theories, and issues for advanced community health nursing practice. Aggregates, stakeholders, high-risk populations, public health functions, domestic and international healthcare delivery systems, and conceptual and scientific frameworks for community/public health nursing practice are incorporated. Guided practice in the development and refinement of specific assessment knowledge, techniques, and skills are explored to assist in recognizing normal and deviated health patterns and at-risk behaviors in multicultural clients and populations across the life span. 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 150.00 Prerequisite: NF 113 Nursing III . Corequisite: None.
  
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    NF 320 - Nursing VIII


    This course analyzes the impact of educational, legal, ethical, political, and social issues on health policy and healthcare as well as rising liability insurance costs and perspectives on American healthcare delivery-past, present, and future. The emphasis is on nursing at the microsystem level. Healthcare policies at the local, regional, state, national, and global levels will be discussed, including similarities and differences. Global differences and their relationship to American healthcare practice are explored. Issues of funding methods, resource allocation, access to care, and disparities impacting the healthcare system are addressed from a policy perspective. Emphasis will be placed on evaluation of the effects of practice and healthcare laws and policies related to practice, consumer health, and the profession of nursing associated with the cultural differences, current legislation, political and religious controversy, economic constraints, and technology. Factors will be defined that may influence a proactive response to achieve safety, prevention of errors, and quality patient outcomes. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    NF 420 - Nursing X


    This course will focus on healthcare information systems, database management, data quality, workload, quality improvement, resource utilization, and system design. General computer office applications and healthcare-specific technology applications are presented. Technology that supports patient care and the benefits of healthcare technology are emphasized. Students will learn about emerging information sources and communication technology and their impact on healthcare. Emphasis will be placed on trends and issues in clinical technology as well as security and the use of databases. Students collaborate with a faculty mentor to create a portfolio demonstrating the progress made toward individual and program goals and outcomes. The portfolio includes evidence of ability to conduct integral health assessments and to develop and implement service-learning projects. When completed, the portfolio will contain examples of papers, evaluations from faculty and self, and a reflective summary of the learning that occurred. The portfolio is designed to demonstrate evidence of mastery of program and course learning outcomes and serves as an assessment of student learning. 5.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 75.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    NF 421 - Nursing XI


    This course introduces the methods of clinical and scientific inquiry, with a focus on research methodologies, nursing theory, and the application of an evidence-based practice approach to patient care. Emphasis is placed on the development of the decision-making skills Descriptions required to critically appraise published investigations and to utilize research findings to effect positive change in healthcare through evidence-based practice. Students will utilize various databases and enhance their ability to analyze and synthesize research findings appropriate to clinical practice. 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 90.00 Prerequisite: MA 320 Statistics . Corequisite: None.
  
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    NF 422 - Clinical Practicum


    This is a clinical course that provides a practicum for the application of concepts learned throughout the program as the student engages in the full scope of professional nursing practice. The RN preceptor will provide the student with a guided clinical experience. Upon completion, the student should be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to provide safe, individualized entry-level nursing care. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 180.00 Prerequisite: All nursing course work must be completed except NF 423. Corequisite: NF 423 Integration of Nursing Concepts .
  
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    NF 423 - Integration of Nursing Concepts


    This course provides the student with the opportunity to evaluate his/her strengths and weaknesses in preparation for the NCLEX-RN® exam. Utilization of the nursing process, critical thinking, and integration of all previous concepts will be emphasized through the use of case studies, integrated testing, and directed study. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisite: All nursing course work must be completed before taking NF 423. Corequisite: NF 422 Clinical Practicum .
  
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    NM 122 - Introduction to Professional Nursing


    This course provides the foundation for professional nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on wellness and physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual factors, which contribute to the well-being of individual patients across the life span. The application of the nursing process and clinical decision making are explored. Recognition and development of therapeutic communication within the patient nurse relationship is introduced.

    This course also prepares the student to perform a comprehensive health assessment of physiological, psychological, sociocultural, and spiritual variables of individual patients across the life span. Interviewing and documentation skills related to the comprehensive health assessment are developed. In addition to assessment, a focus on the theoretical basis for selected nursing skills and the development of the student’s psychomotor ability to perform these skills is emphasized. 6.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 120.00 Prerequisites: SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisites: None.

  
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    NM 171 - Transition to RN Practice with Lab


    This course is designed to introduce the practical nurse to the concepts related to professional nursing care. Emphasis will be placed on the scope of practice of the registered nurse. A nursing process approach is utilized to emphasize evidence-based practice, critical thinking, teaching/learning, professional behaviors, communication, collaboration, managing care, technology, and skills. Nursing skills, medication administration, and health assessment are integrated and applied in the nursing laboratory. Upon successful completion, the student will be able to provide quality nursing care, incorporating the concepts identified in this course. 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 105.00 Prerequisites: Completed LPN program and SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisites: None. 
  
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    NM 208 - Nursing Informatics


    This course is designed to examine computers, electronic technologies, and selected computer applications of data management through information systems and telecommunications. The impact of these technologies on nursing practice, administration, and teaching will be examined. This course will incorporate ethical, legislative, and political issues within informatics. It will also explore ongoing research and future informatics issues. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisites: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    NM 222 - Clinical Nursing I


    This course prepares students to enter their first clinical experience by providing an understanding of the complexity of the human being and the underlying nursing knowledge and critical-thinking skills required to respond to healthcare needs. The clinical component of this course includes simulated and clinical practice sessions plus beginning interactions with individual adult clients. To develop beginning assessment skills, emphasis is placed on history-taking skills and determining normal versus abnormal clinical signs. Students complete a holistic health assessment at the completion of this course. The course integrates use of the nursing process along with principles of communication and basic nursing skills in order to meet the health and illness needs of patients from diverse backgrounds. The role of the nurse as educator is introduced in this course. 7.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 180.00 Prerequisites: SC 246 Anatomy and Physiology II . Corequisite: None
  
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    NM 230 - Psychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice


    This course will address mental health issues within a holistic nursing context. Specific content will include historical and stereotypical views of psychiatric nursing care, biological versus behavioral approaches, therapeutic versus non-therapeutic communication, and the role of self-esteem. Evaluation of specific psychiatric disorders and nursing interventions appropriate to these disorders will be reviewed. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 90.00 Prerequisite: NM 122 Introduction to Professional Nursing  and NM 222 Clinical Nursing I . Corequisite: None.
  
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    NM 236 - Pharmacology


    This course introduces the student to the role of pharmacotherapeutic agents in the treatment of illness as well as the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of wellness in clients throughout the life span. Basic pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic principles are introduced. These concepts provide the basis for the study of drug actions, indications, side effects, nursing implications, and client education. All major drug groups are addressed. This course will provide a foundation for critical thinking and the utilization of the nursing process in the use of pharmacotherapeutic agents. 4.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 60 Prerequisites: None. Corequisites: None.
  
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    NM 245 - Cultural Diversity in Nursing


    This course focuses on the diversity in nursing practice in our society. It examines our own cultural beliefs, values, and practices and other cultures in the healthcare system. The course also is designed to understand the concept of culture and the nurse’s cultural awareness of the relationships between Westernized medicine and traditional health practices and recognition of selected cultures within the United States. Understanding of the ethical aspects associated with the professional nursing practice will be presented. The nursing process will be the guide for assessment, interventions, and evaluation of transcultural nursing care. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisite: None.

      Corequisite: None

  
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    NM 255 - Applied Pathophysiology


    This course focuses on alterations of selected physiological functions that occur in response to a disease process or compensate for common stressors like inflammation or pain. The content builds upon previous understanding of anatomy, physiology, microbiology, basic chemistry, and the usual manifestations of common diseases. Alterations in pathophysiological functions of cells and in the interrelationships of body systems are explored. Physiological theory and treatment are discussed using case situations and discussion questions that exemplify the content. 4.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    NM 322 - Clinical Nursing II


    Building on Clinical Nursing I, this course expands the knowledge base of caring for adult patients. It addresses the complexity of the human being and specifies the underlying nursing knowledge and critical thinking skills required to respond to healthcare needs. The focus is on specific healthcare problems and the interventions to deal with these problems. The clinical component focuses on complex clinical experiences related to the content in Clinical Nursing II. Students use critical thinking processes to guide care-planning decisions for hospitalized patients. All components of this course integrate the nursing process, principles of communication, and nursing skills necessary for applying health assessment data, pathophysiology content and pharmacology to the experience of health and illness of clients from diverse backgrounds. 8.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 217.50. Prerequisites: NM 222 Clinical Nursing I .  Corequisite: None.
  
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    NM 335 - Designing and Managing Nursing Care


    This is the first course in the management/leadership sequence of two courses (followed by Leadership and Issues in Nursing). This course focuses on the professional nurse’s role in planning and managing care for groups of clients as a staff nurse or unit manager. The second course will focus on nursing leadership at a higher level with discussion of influences beyond the healthcare facility. As healthcare providers who function autonomously and interdependently, nurses are responsible for professional identity and practice and must develop expertise in supervising, managing, and delegating nursing care within the policies and procedures of a health system. Fiscal management is an important part of this course. Additionally, the management of information and ability to assist patients in utilizing information is emphasized. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisites:  NM 322 Clinical Nursing II , PS 101 Psychology , NM 208 Nursing Informatics . Corequisite: MA 320 Statistics , EN 251 Writing About Literature , NM 230 Psychiatric Nursing: Contemporary Practice , NM 245 Cultural Diversity in Nursing .
  
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    NM 347 - Family Nursing I & II


    A) This course focuses on nursing care as it relates to the function and structure of the childbearing family, including the specific experiences of pregnancy, childbirth, postpartum, and the care of newborns.  It explores the nurse’s role in promoting and maintaining family health.  Specific content includes reproductive and sexual health, psychological and physiologic changes of pregnancy, prenatal care, labor, and delivery, postpartum, and the care of the newborn.  Cultural considerations within a family context will be included.

    B) The other focus of this course is the nursing care of a child within a family context.  This course addresses care of the pediatric patient from infancy through adolescence.  The class examines the common stressors for the child and family throughout the growing years and evidence-based nursing interventions to help deal with these stressors.  The critical nursing roles of health promotion and disease prevention within the stages of infancy through adolescence are major threads throughout this course.  Developmental stages of children, including common health concerns at these stages, are examined within a family and cultural context. 8.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 195.00. Prerequisite: NM 322 Clinical Nursing II . Corequisite: None.

  
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    NM 352 - Public Health Nursing


    This course provides the foundation for community-based application to examine a variety of issues in healthcare practice. Students are able to complete a community assessment and develop a community program for a population at risk. Students are able to explore dimensions of multicultural issues and the impact of health policy on the health of a community. The clinical experience in this course focuses on comprehensive management of family, groups, and community clients within the context of the nursing process and public health science. Emphasis is placed on the assessment and development of nursing care systems for families, groups, and populations within communities. Interrelated classroom and clinical experiences include care of clients across the life span and at all levels of prevention with an emphasis on preventative health services and health promotion. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: None. Corequisite: None.
  
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    NM 410 - Ethics in Nursing


    This course is designed to introduce nursing students to ethical theory and practice with a view to enhancing both their understanding of value issues in healthcare and their future practice as healthcare professionals. Given their unique role in healthcare, nurses have special ethical responsibilities. Emphasis is placed on the development of a personal values system that includes the capacity to make and act upon ethical judgments and the ability to apply decision making in nursing practice. 2.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 30.00. Prerequisites: None.

      Corequisites: None.

  
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    NM 422 - Clinical Nursing III


    This course expands on previous nursing knowledge and skills to provide care to patients with complex health stressors with unpredictable outcomes. There is a focus on caring for patients in specialty settings such as critical care, cardiovascular care, respiratory care, operating room, recovery room, and/or emergency care. Complex clinical problems, such as cardiac and respiratory system problems, neurotrauma, cancer, pain management, and multi-system stressors, are reviewed in regards to the nursing process. 4.00 semester credit hours. Contact Hours: 75.00. Prerequisites: NM 322 Clinical Nursing II 

      Corequisites: None

  
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    NM 424 - Gerontological Nursing


    This course provides an opportunity to explore healthcare needs and issues in gerontological nursing. Healthy aging processes and the risk factors that affect the health and functioning of older adults will be explored as well as nursing approaches to managing those needs and risks. Ethical, legal, and economic issues will be addressed. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 60.0 Prerequisites: NM 222 Clinical Nursing I .

      Corequisite: None

  
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    NM 465 - Nursing Research


    This course is designed as an introduction to the role of evidence-based nursing practice (EBP) within the profession. The two goals of this course are: a) to increase nurses’ awareness, understanding and appreciation of the principals involved in nursing research and b) to prepare nurses to better understand and utilize research findings in the continued effort to improve nursing practice. Students will be prepared to read reports of nursing research and to critically assess their value in practice. To make this learning more meaningful, students will be encouraged to apply the knowledge gained to their own practices. 3.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 45.00 Prerequisites: MA 320 Statistics .  Corequisites: None
  
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    NM 480 - Leadership and Issues in Nursing


    This is the second course in the management/leadership sequence of two courses. This course provides the students with the opportunity to explore the leadership behaviors and organizational structures that enhance the delivery of client care. Specific content includes planning and evaluating care delivery systems, strategic planning, shared governance, budgeting and cost-benefit analysis, reimbursement, interdisciplinary collaboration, political action, and healthcare trends. Professional issues that are critical to the delivery of nursing care in the U.S. will be addressed. A major emphasis will be placed on the role of the interdisciplinary approach to delivering high-quality accessible healthcare and the integral role of the professional nurse on this team. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00. Prerequisite: None. Corequisites: None.
  
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    NM 485 - Nursing Preceptorship With NCLEX Review


    This clinical course is the capstone course for the nursing major. The focus of this course will be on integration of the professional role in various healthcare settings. Students will work with a preceptor to synthesize theory, assessment, and competence expected of BSN graduates. In a collaborative relationship with a preceptor and a faculty advisor, the student implements a learning contract that is specific to the student’s learning interests and needs. An NCLEX review will take place during this course. 6.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 171.00. Prerequisite: All nursing coursework must be completed before taking NM 485.  Corequisite: None.
  
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    NO 103 - Health and Illness Throughout the Life Span


    This course will focus on health promotion for clients across the life span. Normal changes related to growth and development will be covered. Changes related to the normal aging process will be explored. The student will gather client data, identify nutritional needs, and assist with nursing care plans and reinforcement of teaching plans for the healthy family, pregnant woman, newborn, and developing child. Exposure to healthy behavior patterns will allow the student to recognize maladaptive and adaptive patterns of behavior. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisite: PS 101 - Psychology . Corequisite: None.
  
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    NO 106 - Fundamentals of Nursing I


    This course introduces the student to the art and science of nursing care, and subsequent courses are built upon the concepts and skills learned in fundamentals and medical-surgical nursing. The science of basic nursing emphasizes health promotion, nursing process, ethical/legal aspects, health across the life span, critical thinking, nursing skills, up-to-date clinical information, nursing care plans, risk factors, individual education, family involvement, and other related areas. 2.00 semester credit hours Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: NO 106L - Fundamentals of Nursing I Lab .
  
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    NO 106L - Fundamentals of Nursing I Lab


    This is the lab portion of Fundamentals of Nursing I. 1.00 semester credit hour. Contact Hours: 30.00 Prerequisite: None. Corequisite: NO 106 - Fundamentals of Nursing I .
 

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