NUR 100 Fundamentals of Nursing Six hours
This course is designed to introduce the associate degree nursing student to cognitive, interpersonal, and psychomotor skills. Attention will be given to the theoretical and clinical knowledge needed to make sound judgments and perform nursing activities for clients experiencing health problems with predictable outcomes.
NUR 101 Maternal-Newborn Nursing Four hours
Care of the child-bearing woman from conception to six weeks postpartum is the focus of this course. Normal and abnormal variations experienced during pregnancy and the postpartum period will be discussed. Care of the normal newborn and normally occurring variations will be emphasized.
NUR 102 Pediatric Nursing Four hours
Commonly occurring health problems in children from infancy through adolescence will be discussed in this course. The importance of the family in promoting the growth and development of the child will be stressed.
NUR 103 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Nine hours
Application of the nursing process as it relates to health promotion and care of adults with acute and chronic health care alterations.
NUR 200 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Four hours
Commonly occurring psychiatric disorders and the nursing care associated with these disorders will be the focus of the course.
NUR 201 Medical-Surgical Nursing II Nine hours
This course builds upon concepts taught in the first Medical-Surgical course. An integrated practicum consisting of 120 clock hours of concentrated clinical experience of direct patient care in a health care facility or health care organization required by the Kentucky Board of Nursing is the primary focus of the course (201 KAR 20:320). (The integrated practicum shall be completed within a period not to exceed seven consecutive weeks during the last semester or quarter of a nursing program).
NUR 202 Trends and Issues Two hours
The role and importance of the registered nurse in health care will be explored from a historical prospective. Issues confronting the profession will be analyzed.
NUR 350 Advanced Health Assessment
This course is designed to further develop knowledge of the practicing nurse in the area of advanced health assessment. The course will focus on the comprehensive holistic health and physical assessment of the client. Using evidence-based practice and quality improvement standards the course will focus on the client’s physical, behavioral, psychological, spiritual, socioeconomic, and environmental parameters. The course will also promote health promotion and well-being of the individual, families, groups, and communities using developmentally and culturally appropriate approaches. The course will also incorporate evidence-based practices to guide health promotion and illness prevention objectives such as health teaching, health counseling, screening, outreach, disease and outbreak investigation, referral, and follow-up throughout the lifespan. These evidence-based practices and interventions will be based on effectiveness, efficiency, cost-effectiveness, and equity using compassionate, patient-centered, evidence-based care that is respectful to the client and the family and retaining their preferences.
NUR 360 Transcultural Nursing
This course is designed to introduce the student to culturally competent nursing care across the lifespan. The course will identify different cultures and the health-illness attitudes, beliefs and practices inherent in those cultures. Students will have assignments designed to enhance self-reflection and awareness of cultural orientation to enable a greater understanding of culture-specific care. Students will learn how to perform culturally-sensitive assessments with attention to safeguarding, preserving, advocating and protecting diverse cultures in the healthcare setting. Students will focus on delivery of compassionate, patient-centered, evidence-based care that respects patient and family preferences.
NUR 370 Community Health Nursing I
This course is designed to further develop knowledge of the practicing nurse in the area of community health nursing. The course will focus on assessment of community health needs, use of evidence-based practice and quality improvement standards in promoting health and well-being of the individual, the family and the community. Basic public health concepts of the wellness-illness continuum, population needs, and prevention strategies will be incorporated into the course. The course will also cover the public health nurse role and values-oriented decision-making, along with current cultural principles involved in providing such care.
NUR 371 Community Health Nursing II
The purpose of this course is to apply the principles of community health nursing as learned in NUR370. Students will utilize the community assessment from the prerequisite course to build a community project in conjunction with a community health nurse in practice. Selected projects will focus on the application of the nursing process to deliver competent care with families, communities, clients with developmental needs, and vulnerable populations. Students will identify settings that are appropriate to community health nursing and care delivery methods utilized within those settings. A 20-hour field practicum will be established with a community health nurse to develop and implement a community-related health promotion activity.
NUR 380 Gerontology Nursing I
This course is designed to further develop the practicing nurse’s knowledge in the area of gerontology nursing. The course will guide students in reflecting upon their own and society’s views on aging, and specifically, how an aging population impacts the nation’s health policy and nursing care demands. Theories of aging and the physical and functional changes that accompany aging will be incorporated into the nursing process for providing safe care and promoting healthy practices in the older adult. Quality of life measures for the older adult living with chronic illness and transitioning through care settings will be emphasized.
NUR 381 Gerontology Nursing II
The second course in gerontology nursing will focus on the older adult who has impaired physical or functional changes. Older adults’ differing responses to illness are presented, including delirium states versus dementia. Case studies will explore acute and chronic states of illness and how evidence based practice and quality care can promote health, prevent further illness or complications, and restore and rehabilitate. Palliative care will also be addressed in the course.
NUR 410 Leadership Capstone
This course will provide the BSN student with the knowledge and resources to gain a perspective on the day to day and long term responsibilities of the nursing leader. The profession is examined with multiple viewpoints regarding the various departments, and how nursing contributes to the overall health care goals of the institution. A clinical practicum will be included for the student to mentor with a nursing executive.