ASN NURSING COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

NURX 104: Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Safety                                     E, 3 SH

This examination tests the student’s ability to apply concepts and principles related to medication safety, physical safety, emotional safety, and environmental safety. In addition, application of the nursing process to care for patients across the lifespan who are responding to common health needs related to health promotion, wellness, and self-responsibility is tested. The examination requires the student to use the nursing process as a framework for critical thinking and clinical decision making. Evidenced- based nursing care and standards for nursing practice as well as ethical, legal, and regulatory concerns are addressed. In addition, students are required to apply principles, concepts, and theories from nursing science as well as the natural and social sciences, and the humanities to the practice of nursing.

NURX 105: Essentials of Nursing Care: Health Differences                             E, 3 SH

This examination tests the student’s ability to apply concepts and principles relevant to the nursing care of patients across the lifespan with common health differences related to nutrition, elimination, oxygenation, fluid and electrolyte balance, rest and activity. The examination requires the student to use the nursing process as a framework for critical thinking and clinical decision making. Evidence-based nursing care and standards for nursing practice as well as ethical, legal, and regulatory concerns are addressed. In addition, students are required to apply principles, concepts, and theories from nursing science as well as the natural and social sciences, and the humanities to the practice of nursing.

NURX 108 (214): Transition to the Professional Nurse Role                            E, 3 SH

This examination tests concepts and principles related to the professional role development of the Registered Nurse. Emphasis is placed on supervisory and delegation functions of RN practice as well as differentiating levels of RN practice In addition, the examination tests factors affecting the health care system, knowledge and skills necessary for functioning on interdisciplinary teams, legal, ethical, and educational aspects of nursing as well as the influence of history, nursing organizations, and regulatory bodies on nursing practice.

NURX 109 (106): Essentials of Nursing Care: Foundations in Nursing Practice E, 3 SH

This examination tests the student’s ability to apply concepts and principles relevant to the nursing care of patients across the lifespan in community settings who are experiencing chronic illness, disability, or end of life, with primary health concerns including, comfort, pain, and sensory impairment. The examination requires the student to use the nursing process as a framework for critical thinking and clinical decision making. Evidenced-based nursing care and standards for nursing practice as well as ethical, legal, and regulatory concerns are addressed. In addition, students are required to apply principles, concepts, and theories from nursing science as well as the natural and social sciences, and the humanities to the practice of nursing.

NURX 209 (107): Essentials of Nursing Care: Reproductive Health                   E, 3 SH

This examination tests the concepts and principles related to the application of the nursing process to care for patients across the lifespan with nursing care needs related to human sexuality, congenital anomalies, genetic disorders, and reproductive disorders. In addition, this examination tests the student’s ability to care for the childbearing family. The examination requires the student to use the nursing process as a framework for critical thinking and clinical decision making. Evidenced-based nursing care and standards for nursing practice as well as ethical, legal, and regulatory concerns are addressed. In addition, students are required to apply principles, concepts, and theories from nursing science as well as the natural and social sciences, and the humanities to the practice of nursing.

NURX 211: Health Differences Across the Life Span 1                                    E, 3 SH

This examination tests concepts and principles related to the application of the nursing process to care for patients across the lifespan who are experiencing health differences related to cardiovascular and respiratory illness, or abnormal cell growth. The examination requires the student to use the nursing process as a framework for critical thinking and clinical decision making. Evidenced-based nursing care and standards for nursing practice as well as ethical, legal, and regulatory concerns are addressed. In addition, students are required to apply principles, concepts, and theories from nursing science as well as the natural and social sciences, and the humanities to the practice of nursing.

NURX 212: Health Differences Across the Life Span 2                                    E, 3 SH

This examination tests concepts and principles related to the application nursing process to care for patients across the lifespan who are experiencing health differences related to behavioral, regulatory, and metabolic dysfunction. The examination requires the student to use the nursing process as a framework for critical thinking and clinical decision making. Evidenced-based nursing care and standards for nursing practice as well as ethical, legal, and regulatory concerns are addressed. In addition, students are required to apply principles, concepts, and theories from nursing science as well as the natural and social sciences, and the humanities to the practice of nursing.

NURX 213: Health Differences Across the Life Span 3                                    E, 3 SH

This examination tests concepts and principles related to the application of the nursing process to care for patients across the lifespan who are experiencing health differences related to musculoskeletal disorders, infectious, and communicable diseases, tissue trauma, and neurological dysfunction. The examination requires the student to use to nursing process as a framework for critical thinking and clinical decision making. Evidenced-based nursing care and standards for nursing practice as well as ethical, legal, and regulatory concerns are addressed. In addition, students are required to apply principles, concepts, and theories from nursing science as well as the natural and social sciences, and the humanities to the practice of nursing.

 

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