Nurse Assistant/Aide

Classes

NAS/HHA 115 : CPR & Basic First Aid

This course provides students with the basic knowledge to interpret electrocardiograms. Students learn to identify the different categories of dysrhythmias on an EKG strip/monitor and acquire the technical skills to perform a 12 lead EKG in the clinical setting. An overview of the electrical conduction of the heart and cardiac circulation is included to assist students to identify common and life-threatening dysrhythmias. This course includes both class and lab.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

As required by program.

Corequisites

As required by program.

NAS/HHA 120 : Fundamentals of Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide

This course provides the student with the necessary theory and laboratory experiences for the development of skills required to qualify as a long-term care, Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide.  Emphasis is placed on the acquisition of skills in communication, observation, safety, mobility/body mechanics, personal and restorative care, and infection control necessary to care for patients and clients of all ages.  Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to apply concepts and skills in areas required by the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) and the National Association of Home Care.

Credits

11

Prerequisites

As required by program.

Corequisites

NAS/HHA 121 : Fundamentals of Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Clinical

This course is designed for students to apply knowledge and skills needed to perform basic nursing care safely and efficiently in various supervised health care setting. Emphasis is placed on safety, therapeutic communication, infection control, critical thinking, and proper documentation. Upon completion of this course, the student will demonstrate beginning competency in the delivery of care to patients and clients in various health care settings.

Credits

3

Prerequisites

As required by program.

Corequisites

NAS/HHA 120

NAS/HHA 130 : Basic Electrocardiogram Interpretation

This course provides students with the basic knowledge to interpret electrocardiograms. Students learn to identify the different categories of dysrhythmias on an EKG strip/monitor and acquire the technical skills to perform a 12 lead EKG in the clinical setting. An overview of the electrical conduction of the heart and cardiac circulation is included to assist students to identify common and life-threatening dysrhythmias. This course includes both class and lab.

 

Total Contact Hours: 4

Credits

2

Prerequisites

As required by program. 

Corequisites

As required by program. 

NUR 112 : Fundamental Concepts of Nursing

This course teaches the foundational knowledge of nursing concepts and clinical decision making to provide evidence-based nursing care. Content includes but is not limited to: healthcare delivery systems, professionalism, health promotion, psychosocial well-being, functional ability, gas exchange, safety, pharmacology, and coordinator/manager of care.

Credits

7

Prerequisites

Admission to Nursing Program

Corequisites

NUR 113 : Nursing Concepts I

This course teaches the foundational knowledge of nursing concepts and clinical decision making to provide evidence-based nursing care. Content includes but is not limited to coordinator/manager of care, perfusion, oxygenation, infection, inflammation, tissue integrity, nutrition, elimination, mobility/immobility, cellular regulation, acid/base balance, and fluid/electrolyte balance.

Credits

8

Prerequisites

Corequisites

NUR 114 : Nursing Concepts II

This course teaches foundational knowledge of nursing concepts and clinical decision making to provide evidence-based nursing care. Content includes but is not limited to coordinator/manager of care, sexuality, reproduction and childbearing, infection, inflammation, sensory perception, perfusion, cellular regulation, mood disorders and affect, renal fluid/electrolyte balance, and medical emergencies.

Credits

8

Prerequisites

Corequisites

NUR 115 and SPH106 or 107

NUR 115 : Adult Nursing

This course provides students with opportunities to collaborate with various members of the healthcare team in a family and community context. Students utilize clinical reasoning to assimilate concepts within the individual, health and nursing domains.

Credits

2

Prerequisites

Corequisites

NUR 114 and SPH106 or 107

NUR 209 : Concepts for Healthcare Transition Students

This course focuses on the application of nursing concepts to assist healthcare professionals to transition into the role of the registered nurse. Emphasis in this course is placed on evidenced-based clinical decision making and nursing concepts provided in a family and community context for a variety of health alterations across the lifespan.

Credits

10

Prerequisites

NUR 211 : Advanced Nursing Concepts

This course provides opportunities for students to integrate advanced nursing care concepts within a family and community context. Content includes but is not limited to: manager of care for advanced concepts in safety, fluid/electrolyte balance, cellular regulation, gas exchange, psychosocial well-being, growth and development, and medical emergencies.

Credits

7

Prerequisites

Corequisites

NUR 221 : Advanced Evidence-Based Clinical Reasoning

This course provides students with opportunities to demonstrate graduate competencies through didactic and preceptorship experiences necessary to transition to the profession of nursing. Content includes various topics within the nursing and health care domains.

Credits

7

Prerequisites

BIO 220 and NUR 211

Corequisites

Approved Humanities Elective