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 111-College Algebra- 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 any student age 23 or younger or with 23 or less credit hours.  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 second 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 builds upon concepts taught in the first Medical- Surgical course with emphasis on advanced nursing care for alterations in cardiorespiratory and neurological systems.  This course is (6) credit hours : 5 didactic and 1 clinical.

NUR 203-Professional Nursing and Applications to Practice-will be taken the fourth semester. This course is designed to apprise the student of the professional role and responsibilities of the nurse.  Topics covered in the course are: delegation of responsibility, setting priorities, quality improvement, career development, ethical issues and time management.  The student will receive an assessment of prior knowledge with development of an individualized study plan to prepare for the NCLEX-RN.  The last segment of the course will focus on the practicum experience to meet the requirement of the Kentucky Board of Nursing for licensure eligibility.  The course is (5) credit hours: 2.5 didactic and 2.5 clinical.

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.