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. Corequisite: BI232 and PSY201. Corequisites may be completed prior to enrollment in NUR106. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. Clinical: registration must be completed and TB test results and proof of current immunizations submitted before a student is permitted in the clinical area. Current Healthcare Provider or Professional Rescuer CPR certification is required. 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 (IMs), 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. Corequisite: BI233 and PSY237. Corequisites may be completed prior to enrollment in NUR108. Prerequisite: NUR106 with a grade of C or better. 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 (IV) 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. Corequisite: BI234 and WR121. Corequisites may be completed prior to enrollment in NUR109. Prerequisite: NUR108 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. 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 (PCA). 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 licensed health care provider. 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. Corequisite: CIS101; corequisite may be completed prior to enrollment in NUR206. Prerequisite: NUR109 with a grace of C or better; or consent of instructor. Clinical: Registration must be completed, and TB test results and proof of current immunizations submitted before a student is permitted in the clinical area. Current Healthcare Provider of Professional Rescuer CPR certification is also required. 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. Corequisite: Social Science elective, and sociology elective. Corequisites may be completed prior to enrollment in NUR208. Prerequisite: NUR206 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. Clinical: Registration must be completed and TB test results and proof of current immunizations submitted before a student is permitted in the clinical area. Current CPR certification is required. 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. Corequisite: Humanities/Fine Arts/Communication elective; and general education elective. Corequisites may be completed prior to enrollment in NUR209. Prerequisite: NUR208 with a grade of C or better; or consent of instructor. 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 (LTC) settings. Gains knowledge and skills to successfully prepare for the responsibilities to work as a beginning LPN or RN in this setting. Prerequisite/Corequisite: NUR109 with a grade of C or better; or current licensure as an LPN or RN; or consent of instructor. 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

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

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

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

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

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