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Nursing Course Descriptions

NUR106 Fundamentals of Nursing
Presents concepts and skills that lay a foundation for socialization into the nursing profession. Provides opportunities to attain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are necessary to promote health, prevent disease, and deliver basic nursing care to individual patients across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. Corequisite: BI232 and PSY201; corequisites may be completed prior to enrollment in NUR106. F
9 Credits

NUR106A Skills Applications for NUR106
Provides practical application and hands-on learning for basic nursing skills, including hygiene skills, transmission-based and standard precautions, moving and positioning, transferring, administering intramuscular injections, patient assessment, vital signs, specimens, and medication administration. Corequisite: NUR106. F
1 Credits

NUR108 Care of Acutely Ill 1
Provides opportunities to obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to implement the roles of a practical nurse in providing care in long term care and acute care settings across the lifespan. Theoretical concepts focus on the care of individual patients with health problems related to the respiratory, cardiovascular, endocrine, musculoskeletal, and neurological systems. Includes pathophysiological effects, such as fluid and electrolyte imbalances and pain, and treatment modalities, such as pharmacology and surgery, associated with these health problems. Also provides opportunities to learn concepts related to maternal-child and the care of developing families. Prerequisite: NUR106 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: BI233 and PSY237; corequisites may be completed prior to enrollment in NUR108. W
10 Credits

NUR108A Skills Applications for NUR108
Provides practical application and hands-on learning for nursing skills, including enteral nutrition; subcutaneous injections; sterile gloving; changing intravenous bags and tubing; sterile dressing changes; urinary catheterization; and medication administration. Corequisite: NUR108. W
1 Credits

NUR109 Care of Acutely Ill 2
Provides opportunities to obtain the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to implement the roles of a practical nurse in providing care to patients across the lifespan. Theoretical concepts focus on the care of patients with health problems related to the neurological, hematological, gastrointestinal, and genitourinary systems, as well as conditions related to cancer, mental health, infectious diseases, and perinatal complications. Prerequisite: NUR108 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Corequisite: BI234 and WR121; corequisites may be completed prior to enrollment in NUR109. Sp
10 Credits

NUR109A Skills Applications for NUR109
Provides practical application and hands-on learning for nursing skills, including previously learned skills, wound care, nasogastric tube insertion and removal, suctioning, and tracheostomy care, and introduction to the Patient Control Analgesia. Corequisite: NUR109. Sp
1 Credits

NUR150 Intro to Advanced Wound Care
Introduces the principle of advanced wound care, including assessment, development of a plan of care, and coordination of care with the health care team. Emphasizes evidence-based practices in wound care including current standards of practice. Prerequisite: Current nursing student; or licensure as a LPN or RN. W, Offered as needed
1 Credits

NUR171 Strategies for Success
Reinforces the basic skills that are built on in the nursing curriculum. Includes a review of the Nursing program, study skills, coping strategies, testing, the nursing process, medical terminology, documentation, lab and diagnostic testing, pharmacology, and simulation. Takes a hands-on approach to learning through application of concepts within the Nursing Program. Corequisite: NUR106. F
1 Credits

NUR206 Complex Health Problems
Provides the foundation for practice as an associate degree registered nurse. Builds on the curriculum of the first year of the Nursing Program and socializes students into the nursing roles at the registered nurse level of responsibility. Provides opportunities to learn and apply the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to implement these roles in giving care to clients/patients. Theoretical concepts focus on the care of patients with complex physical and mental health problems. Prerequisite: NUR109 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Corequisite: CIS101; corequisite may be completed prior to enrollment in NUR206. F
11 Credits

NUR208 Crisis & Community Settings
Provides students with opportunities to learn and to apply the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that are necessary to implement the roles of an associate degree registered nurse in a variety of settings. Theoretical concepts focus the care of patients experiencing a health-related crisis such as a critical illness, an acute exacerbation of a chronic illness, or an end-stage disease. Students will also have the opportunity to gain knowledge and explore nursing practice in community-based settings. Prerequisite: NUR206 with a grade of C or better. Corequisite: Social Science elective, and sociology elective; corequisites may be completed prior to enrollment in NUR208. W
10 Credits

NUR209 Entry into Practice
Provides students with opportunities to demonstrate mastery of the knowledge, skills and attitudes inherent in the beginning practice roles of an associate degree registered nurse. Theoretical concepts focus on the first-level management skills necessary for providing nursing care to groups of patients in a variety of settings. As the culmination of the Nursing program clinical sequence, NUR209 incorporates a clinical preceptorship during which students demonstrate achievement of program outcomes. Prerequisite: NUR208 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Corequisite: Arts and Letters elective; and general education elective. Corequisites may be completed prior to enrollment in NUR209. Sp
8 Credits

NUR261 Transitions to Long Term Care
Prepares nursing students and new nurses for transition into leadership roles, primarily in long term care settings. Gains knowledge and skills to successfully prepare for the responsibilities to work as a beginning LPN or RN in this setting. Prerequisite: NUR109 with a grade of C or better, or concurrent enrollment; or current licensure as a LPN or RN. Sp
2 Credits

NUR272 Pathophysiology for Nurses
Applies anatomy and physiology concepts to examine alterations of human function. Explores major pathophysiological concepts using a body systems approach. Uses theories relating etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations to study common health problems. Prerequisite: BI231, BI232, and BI233; or consent of instructor. (All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or better.) Sp
3 Credits

NUR280A Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
1 Credits

NUR280B Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
2 Credits

NUR280C Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
3 Credits

NUR280D Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
4 Credits

NUR280F Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
6 Credits

NUR280G Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
7 Credits

NUR280H Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
8 Credits

NUR280I Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
9 Credits

NUR280J Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
10 Credits

NUR280L Cooperative Work Experience
Offers placement in a business, agency, and/or industry for on-the-job training related to the student's curriculum. Prerequisite: Determined by each curriculum. Guidelines on file in the Cooperative Work Experience office and with each curriculum's CWE Instructor and Director.
12 Credits

NUR299C IV Therapy for Nurses
Provides theory and evidenced-based guidelines for IV therapy in the inpatient and outpatient setting, and hands-on experience in starting peripheral IVs in a lab setting. Designed for the RN student. Prerequisite: NUR208, Care of Patients in Situations of Crisis and in Community-Based Settings
1 Credits

XNUR0001A Reading Assessment/Nursing
Reading assessment for Nursing.
0 Non-Credit

XNUR0001B Nursing Overview Workshop
Presents an overview of the nursing profession, nursing as a career, and an explanation of various levels of nurse training and work. Includes details of the admission process and content of the six terms of the clinical nursing program.
0 Non-Credit

XNUR0001C Performance Test
AssessTest is set of examinations that test nursing knowledge and assess readiness for the NCLEX-RN exam.
0 Non-Credit

XNUR0001D Performance Test
Skill performance testing for re-entry nursing students.
0 Non-Credit

XNUR0001E Nursing ACE 1/Fundamentals
Designed for administration to LPNs seeking placement in programs preparing for RN practice. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
0 Non-Credit

XNUR0001F Nursing Care Chldbrng Family
Second of three-part Nursing ACE I examination. Administration to licensed practical nurses (LPN) seeking placement in programs preparing for registered nurse (RN) practice. Prerequisite: Approval of Dean of Nursing. F, W, Sp, Su
0 Non-Credit

XNUR0001G Pain Medication Seminar
Focuses on the health care team's role in influencing patient outcome through assessment and management of pain. Includes current recommended pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches for managing pain. Discusses the needs of special populations, such as neonates, infants, children, older adults, critically ill, and the cognitively impaired.
0 Non-Credit

XNUR0001H Phlebotomy Review Workshop
Provides students with basic instruction in anatomy and physiology related to phlebotomy practices; basic instruction in professional standards related to patients, staff, and visitors; professional ethics and legal issues related to phlebotomy practices, including HIPAA; laboratory functions, infection control and individual practice; and laboratory-related medical terminology. Prerequisite: Current enrollment in Nursing curriculum or recent Nursing graduate.
0 Non-Credit

XNUR0001J Nursing Care of Child
Third of a three-part Nursing ACE I examination. Administration to licensed practical nurses (LPN) seeking placement in programs preparing for registered nurse (RN) practice. Prerequisite: Approval of Dean of Nursing. F, W, Sp, Su
0 Non-Credit

XNUR9400A Medication Aide
Prepares Certified Nursing Assistants to safety administer non-injectable medications to patients as prescribed by physicians and under the supervision of licensed nursing personnel.
8 CEU

XNUR9400B Basic Nurse Assistant
Designed to meet curricula and standards prescribed by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Provides training in nursing assistant basic skills and responsibilities through lecture, demonstration, and a clinical component in a community long-term care facility.
15.5 CEU

XNUR9400K Pain Management Seminar
Focuses on the health care team's role in influencing patient outcome through assessment and management of pain. Includes current recommended pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic approaches for managing pain. Discusses the needs of special populations, such as neonates, infants, children, older adults, critically ill, and the cognitively impaired.
.7 CEU

XNUR9400L Nursing Test-Writing Workshop
Provides nursing faculty with test-writing strategies for first- and second-year examinations. Includes the processes for development of nursing exams, leveling of questions from first year to second year, and critical thinking questions. Prerequisites: Community College Nurse Educators.
.8 CEU

XNUR9400M CNA 2: Core and Acute Care
Assists the Certified Nursing Assistant 1 (CNA1) with developing the knowledge and skills necessary to become a Certified Nursing Assistant 2 (CNA2), Acute Care. Uses the Oregon State Board of Nursing approved standardized curriculum. Includes a clinical component to be scheduled in an acute care facility. Prerequisite: Current, unencumbered Oregon CNA1 certification and listing on Oregon State Board of Nursing CNA registry, hold a current Healthcare Provider Level CPR card valid through the end of the course, pass a criminal background check, and meet immunization and TB test requirements.
6.4 CEU

XNUR9400N NCLEX Nursing Review
Focuses on key points of providing nursing care and essential functions for adult patients with common medical-surgical and psychiatric disorders. Additionally focuses on providing care for pediatric and maternal-child patients with common conditions. Includes guidelines for applying delegation and priority setting techniques to deliver nursing care. Reviews basic NCLEX-RN test-taking strategies including alternate format questions. Prerequisite: Completion of RN level nursing program. Offered as needed
1.2 CEU