Course Descriptions


Course Descriptions

First Five Courses are Pre-Requisites

PSY 111- General Psychology- This course is (3) three credit hours, is a prerequisite for nursing.

BIO 221-Anatomy and Physiology I- Includes one 150-minute laboratory per week this course is (4) four credit hours, and is a prerequisite for nursing.

BIO 222-  Anatomy and Physiology II - Includes one 150-minute laboratory per week this course is (4) credit hours, and is a prerequisite for nursing.

ENG 111-Freshman Composition I- (3) three credit hours, and is a prerequisite for nursing.

MTH 110-College Mathematics- This course is (3) three credit hours, and is a prerequisite for nursing.

(Any math course that is considered a higher course than the above will also count as the math requirement in Nursing. Mth 100- Intermediate Algebra is considered remedial and therefore does not count as credit towards graduation.)

Freshman Year Experience-Required of entering freshmen. This course is (1) one credit hour.

ENG 112-Freshman Composition II- ENG 112 should be taken the next semester after ENG 111 if at all possible.  This course is (3) three credit hours and must be taken prior to or with the fourth semester in nursing.

NUR 100-Nursing Fundamentals-will be taken the first semester. This course is (6) six credit 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.)

BIO 322-Medical Microbiology for Nurses- Must be taken prior to the fourth semester in nursing. This course is (4) four credit hours including lab.

CIS 100-Computer Concepts and Applications- This course is (3) credit hours and must be taken prior to or with the fourth semester of nursing.

NUR 101-Maternal-Newborn-will be taken the 3rd semester. This course is (4) four credit 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-Pediatrics-will be taken the 3rd semester. This course is (3) three credit 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.)

COM 120-Fundamentals of Speech- This course is (3) three credit hours and must be taken prior to or with the fourth semester of nursing.  

NUR 103-Medical-Surgical I-will be taken the 2nd semester. This course is (9) nine credit hours. (This course focuses on the application of the nursing process as it relates to health promotion and care of adults with acute and chronic health care alterations.)

NUR 200-Mental Health-Psychiatric-will be taken the 2nd semester. This course is (4) four credit hours. (Commonly occurring psychiatric disorders and the nursing care associated with these disorders will be the focus of the course.)

Christian Studies Course- must be taken prior to or with the fourth semester. This course is (3) three credit hours.

NUR 201-Medical-Surgical II-will be taken the fourth semester. This course is (9) nine credit 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 (7) consecutive weeks during the last semester or quarter of a nursing program).)

NUR 203-Professional Nursing and Applications to Pratice-will be taken the fourth semester. This course is (2) two credit 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 204-Pharmacology for Nurses-  will be taken the third semester.  This course is (2) credit hours. (This course explores the basic principles of pharmacology and the nursing process as it relates to drug therapy. Pharmacologic intervention will be reviewed from the context of nursing implications and responsibilities.) 

General Education course descriptions are available in the Campbellsville University Bulletin Catalog.

Each student is individually responsible for checking to see that courses he/she has taken will fulfill the requirements for graduation.