Nursing

Courses

NUR 1201. Fundamentals of Nursing I. 4 hrs.

An introductory course in nursing. The content focuses on nursing as a profession within varied settings, integrating personal philosophy, legal documentation, and ethical accountability. The nursing process is introduced as the foundation for the development of Critical Thinking skills. An approach to goal-oriented communication is utilized in promotion, protection, and mainte- nance of health. These skills are blended to assist the student in providing individuals, families or groups with health education within various community settings. Cultural diversity is introduced as a consideration in providing the learner with health care knowledge based on varied values and personal belief systems. Lecture, two and one-half hours per week; clinical, four and one-half hours per week, including clinical conferences and discussion of related topics. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program; current enrollment in or completion of (A.D.N.) BIO 1007, BIO 1009, ALH 1002, or (P.N.) ALH 1200, BIO 1200, ALH 1002.

NUR 1202. Fundamentals of Nursing II. 4 hrs.

A basic course in nursing which expands the knowledge and skills acquired in Fundamentals of Nursing I. The content incorporates holistic wellness and health restoration across the life span focusing on medication administration, principles of asepsis, elimination, fluid and electrolytes, oxygenation, and perioperative and wound care. Campus lab experiences enhance development of dexterity and proficiency of nursing skills. Supervised practice in the clinical area provides students opportunities to implement critical thinking, therapeutic nursing skills,communication skills, and care management in providing patient care. Lecture, two and one-half hours per week; college laboratory, two hours per week; clinical, five and one-half hours per week including clinical conference and discussion of related topics. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NUR 1201; concurrent enrollment in, or completion of BIO 1007, BIO 1009, ALH 1002.

NUR 1205. Pharmacology I for The Nursing Student. 1.5 hr.

This course is designed to prepare the nursing student to safely administer medications in the clinical setting. The intent of this course is to introduce the nursing student to the fundamentals of drug therapy and pharmacotherapeutics of nursing practice. The focus of major drug classifications and specific medicinal agents will be discussed in relation to pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use, adverse reactions, and precautions. Major classifications studied in this course include nutrition and Electrolytes, Anti-inflammatory Agents, Non-narcotic and Narcotic Analgesics, Anti-infective Agents, and Endocrine Agents. Students who successfully complete Nursing 1205 with a "C" or greater will continue the study of pharmacology in Nursing 1206. This course is intended for nursing students who have previous credit for NUR 1201 or are currently enrolled in NUR 1201.

NUR 1206. Pharmacology II for The Nursing Student. 1.5 hr.

This course is designed to continue to prepare the nursing student to safely administer medica- tions in the clinical setting. The intent of this course is to assist the nursing student in application of the fundamentals of drug therapy and pharmacotherapeutics of nursing practice that were introduced in Nursing 1205. The focus of major drug classifications and specific medicinal agents will continue from Nursing 1205 and be discussed in relation to pharamacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, therapeutic use, adverse reactions, and precautions. Major drug classifications in this course include Cardiovascular Agents, Respiratory Agents, Neurologic Agents, Antineoplastics, and Psychiatric Agents. This course is intended for nursing students who have successfully completed NUR 1201 and NUR 1205 with a grade of "C" or better and who have successfully completed or are concurrently enrolled in NUR 1202. Prerequisite: Credit or concurrent enrollment in NUR 1202.

NUR 1210. Mental Health Nursing. 3 hrs.

The focus on this course is the nursing care of patients with mental health problems throughout the life cycle. The student is provided the opportunity to utilize critical thinking, the nursing process, nursing skills, and theoretical knowledge in a variety of health care settings. Lecture, one and one-half hours per week; clinical, four and one-half hours per week, including clinical conferences and discussion of related topics. Prerequisite: NUR 1201, NUR 1202; (A.D.N.) BIO 1007, BIO 1009, ALH 1002; OR (P.N.) ALH 1200, ALH 1002, BIO 1200. Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of (A.D.N.) ALH 1000, BIO 1008, PSY 1000 or (P.N.) PSY 1000, ENG 1001.

NUR 1211. Holistic Nursing I. 5 hrs.

The focus of this course is the nursing care of patients with the most commonly experienced problems of the respiratory, cardiopulmonary, gastrointestinal, urinary, endocrine, and integumentary systems across the life span. Students are provided an opportunity to utilize critical thinking, the nursing process, nursing skills, and theoretical knowledge in a variety of health care settings. Lecture, three hours per week; clinical, six hours per week, including clinical conferences and discussion of related topics. Prerequisite: NUR 1201, NUR 1202, (A.D.N.) BIO 1007, BIO 1009, ALH 1002; or (P.N.) ALH 1200, ALH 1000, BIO 1200. Concurrent enrollment in, or completion of (A.D.N.) ALH 1000, BIO 1008, PSY 1000 or (P.N.) PSY 1000, ENG 1001.

NUR 1220. Role of The Licensed Practical Nurse. 1 hr.

The focus of this course is the role and function of the practical nurse. The role and function of the licensed practical nurse will be identified and discussed in relation to law, institutional policy, professional standards, and ethical behavior. Current trends in practical nursing and health care are explored. Lecture, one hour per week. Prerequisite: NUR 1201, NUR 1202, NUR 1210, NUR 1211; ALH 1200 (or ALH 1000 and BIO 1009); BIO 1200 (or BIO 1007 and BIO 1008); PSY 1000; ENG 1001. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in NUR 1221.

NUR 1221. Holistic Medical/Surgical Nursing for The Practical Nurse.. 5 hrs.

The focus of this module is the nursing care of patients with the most commonly experienced conditions and problems of the reproductive, nervous, and immunological systems across the lifespan. Care of the childbearing client/family, including normal pregnancy and common complications is also covered. Students are provided an opportunity to utilize critical thinking, the nursing process, nursing and communication skills, and knowledge of theory and community in the clinical setting. Lecture, four hours per week; clinical, six hours per week, including clinical conferences and discussion of related topics. Prerequisite: NUR 1201, NUR 1202, NUR 1210, NUR 1211; ALH 1200 (or ALH 1000 and BIO 1009); ALH 1002; BIO 1200 (or BIO 1007 and BIO 1008); PSY 1000; ENG 1001. Completion of or concurrent enrollment in NUR 1220.

NUR 1230. Intro To Registered Nursing for The Practical Nurse.. 2 hrs.

This course is designed to assist the LPN in the understanding of the comprehensive role of the registered nurse as specified by the philosophy and curriculum of the Illinois Valley Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program. Learning experiences will be provided to evaluate and enhance the LPN's knowledge of nursing concepts and performance of selected nursing skills. This course is a requirement for students who have not graduated from the Practical Nursing program at Illinois Valley Community College and wish to pursue the Associate Degree in Nursing. It is also a requirement for individuals who have graduated from the IVCC P.N. program over three years ago. Independent study. Prerequisite: Licensure as a Practical Nurse and Advanced Placement standing in the Associate Degree Nursing program.

NUR 2200. Management Concepts in Nursing. 2 hrs.

This course introduces the Associate Degree nursing student to the basic knowledge related to managing client care as required by the profession of Nursing. Key concepts to be included are: leadership, client care management, time management, health care, economics, supervision, delegation, conflict resolution, quality and safety in nursing, and transition from student to professional practice. Lecture, two hours per week. Prerequisite: NUR 1201, NUR 1202, NUR 1210, NUR 1211; BIO 1007, BIO 1008, BIO 1009, ALH 1002, ALH 1000, PSY 1000. Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENG 1001, SOC 1000; or licensure as a Registered Nurse.

NUR 2201. Holistic Nursing II. 5 hrs.

The focus of this module is the holistic nursing care across the life span of patients with problems related to the biliary, digestive, hematologic and reproductive systems, cancer, burns, and HIV/AIDS. The student is provided the opportunity to utilize critical thinking, the nursing process, nursing skills, theoretical knowledge, and management skills in various health care settings. Lecture, three hours per week; clinical, six hours per week, including clinical conferences and discussion of related topics. Prerequisite: NUR 1201, NUR 1202, NUR 1210, NUR 1211, BIO 1007, BIO 1008, ALH 1002, BIO 1009, ALH 1000, PSY 1000. Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENG 1001, SOC 1000, NUR 2200.

NUR 2202. Maternal Child Nursing I. 4 hrs.

The focus of this course is on the nursing needs of individuals as they relate to childbearing and children. Experience in preventive, supportive, and therapeutic care is offered through clinical experience in the care of the obstetrical patient, newborn, child, and adolescent. Students are provided the opportunity to utilize critical thinking, the nursing process, nursing skills, and management skills in various health care settings. Lecture, two hours per week; clinical, five and one-half hours per week including clinical conferences and discussion of related topics. Prerequisite: NUR 1201, NUR 1202, NUR 1210, NUR 1211, BIO 1007, BIO 1008, BIO 1009, ALH 1002, ALH 1000, PSY 1000. Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENG 1001 and SOC 1000 and NUR 2200.

NUR 2210. Issues in Professional Nursing. 1 hr.

This course is concerned with the current issues and trends in the practice of nursing and the delivery of health care. Students will have an opportunity to apply concepts learned in NUR 2200 to current issues and trends to continue preparation for transition into practice. Analytical reasoning skills are presented to assist the student nurse to adopt a point of view to make or defend legal, ethical, and moral judgments. The Illinois Nursing Act and ethical issues in nursing are discussed. Lecture, one hour per week. Prerequisite: NUR 1201, NUR 1202, NUR 1210, NUR 1211, NUR 2200, NUR 2201, NUR 2202; BIO 1007, BIO 1008, BIO 1009, ALH 1002, ALH 1000, PSY 1000, ENG 1001, SOC 1000. Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENG 1002 or licensure as a registered nurse.

NUR 2211. Holistic Nursing III. 5 hrs.

The focus of this course is the nursing care of clients/patients throughout the life cycle with neurological, endocrine, and musculoskeletal(NEMS) problems. Students are provided the opportunity to utilize critical thinking, the nursing process, nursing skills, theoretical knowledge, and management skills in various health care settings. Lecture, three hours per week; clinical, six hours per week, including clinical conferences and discussion of related topics. Prerequisite: NUR 1201, NUR 1202, NUR 1210, NUR 1211, NUR 2200, NUR 2201, NUR 2202, BIO 1007, BIO 1008, BIO 1009, ALH 1000, ALH 1002, PSY 1000, SOC 1000, ENG 1001. Concurrent enrollment or completion of ENG 1002 and NUR 2210.

NUR 2212. Holistic Nursing IV. 5 hrs.

The focus of this module is the nursing care of individuals throughout the life cycle with needs related to the cardiac, respiratory, vascular, and renal systems. The student is provided the opportunity to utilize critical thinking, the nursing process, nursing skills, theoretical knowledge, and management skills in various health care settings. Lecture, three hours per week; clinical, six hours per week including clinical conferences and discussion of related topics. Prerequisite: NUR 1201, NUR 1202, NUR 1210, NUR 1211, NUR 2200, NUR 2201, NUR 2202, BIO 1007, BIO 1008, BIO 1009, ALH 1000, ALH 1002, PSY 1000, SOC 1000, ENG 1001. Concurrent enrollment in or completion of ENG 1002 and NUR 2210.