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Course Descriptions

NURSING

NURS-099 Transition into Nursing I
1 Credit

At the completion of this course the student will utilize major theoretical and clinical constructs required of a student in the Howard Community College Nurse Education Program. The course will focus on the framework of Responses to Stress and its application to written assignments, the approach to theory and to clinical functioning. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nurse Education Program at a level higher than NURS-122/NURS-123. (1 hour weekly)

NURS-103 Transition into Nursing II
6 Credits

At the completion of this course, students will be capable of applying theory to provide safe care for patients with common health problems. Selection of nursing actions is directed at variations resulting from five major categories of patient responses to stress (immobility, obstruction, infection, bleeding and alterations in perception). Prerequisites: Admission into the LPN Pathway and completion of BIOL-204, ENGL-121, HMDV-200, PSYC-101, and Mathematics Core. (4 hours theory, 2 hours lab weekly)

NURS-122 Foundations of Nursing Practice
8 Credits

The student will develop and attain attitudes, knowledge and skills, both interpersonal and psychomotor, which are necessary to assist the patient in meeting health care needs. The curriculum framework and influence of the stress-adaptation process on basic needs and nursing care is emphasized. The student will select general nursing actions and develop competencies required to deliver safe, technical nursing care to patients in long-term and acute care settings. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the ADN Program or PN Certificate option. Specific admission criteria exist for the accelerated program. Prerequisites for ADN Nursing Program: BIOL-107, BIOL-203, CHEM 103, MATH-122, 138 or higher. Pre- or corequisite: BIOL-204, HMDV-200. Prerequisites for PN Certificate track: BIOL-107, BIOL-203, MATH-105. Pre- or corequisite: BIOL-204, HMDV-200. (5 hours theory, 3 hours lab weekly)

NURS-123 Foundations of Nursing Practice for the Experienced Health Care Provider
7 Credits

The student will develop and attain attitudes, knowledge and skills, both interpersonal and psychomotor, which are necessary to assist the patient in meeting health care needs. The curriculum framework and influence of the stress-adaptation process on basic needs and nursing care is emphasized. The student will select general nursing actions and develop competencies required to deliver safe, technical nursing care to patients in long-term and acute care settings. Prerequisite: Formal admission into the ADN Program or PN Certificate option and specific health care experience requirements. Prerequisites for ADN Nursing Program: BIOL-107, BIOL-203, CHEM 103, MATH-122, 138 or higher. Pre- or corequisite: BIOL-204, HMDV-200. Prerequisites for PN Certificate track: BIOL-107, BIOL-203, MATH-105. Pre- or corequisite: BIOL-204, HMDV-200. (5 hours theory, 2 hours lab weekly)

NURS-134 Family Centered Nursing I
4 Credits

This course introduces the student to contemporary perspectives on the health care of women and the childbearing family. Students will develop competencies required to administer safe, technical nursing care to patients with both common and complex health care needs. Utilizing the curriculum framework, the student will examine patient responses to stress and will select nursing actions to meet patient needs. Prerequisites: NURS-122 or NURS-123, BIOL-204, HMDV-200. Pre- or corequisite: ENGL-121 and PSYC-101. (2.75 hours theory, 1.25 hours lab weekly)

NURS-135 Medical-Surgical Nursing I
4 Credits

Building on theoretical knowledge and clinical competencies from NURS-122 or NURS-123, the student will develop competencies required to administer safe, technical nursing care to patients experiencing complex health problems. Utilizing the curriculum framework, the student will examine patient responses to stress and will select general nursing actions to meet patient needs. Prerequisites: NURS-122 or NURS-123, BIOL-204, HMDV-200. Pre- or corequisite: ENGL-121 and PSYC-101. (2.5 hours theory, 1.5 hours lab weekly)

NURS-140 Advanced Concepts in Practical Nursing
5 Credits

This course will prepare the practical nurse student to provide care for individuals of all ages experiencing more complex health care problems resulting from the major responses to stress. The student will explore the role of the practical nurse in health care and utilize the steps of the nursing process to provide safe nursing care to a small group of patients. Experience in managing the care provided by auxiliary nursing personnel will be integrated into clinical assignments. Successful completion of this course includes success on the exit examination. Prerequisites: NURS-134, NURS-135, PSYC-101, and ENGL-121. (3 hours theory, 2 hours lab weekly)

NURS-170 Nursing Co-Op Work Experience
3 Credits

See COOP-201-202 Cooperative Education Work Experience I and II.

NURS-230 Trends in Nursing
1 Credit

This course provides the nursing student with an overview of the current trends and issues occurring in nursing and health care including health care financing and economics, the health care delivery system, legal and ethical issues, health policy and politics. Students will be challenged to examine how these issues and other current events shape nursing practice. Prerequisites: NURS-134 and NURS-135. (1 hour theory weekly)

NURS-234 Family Centered Nursing II
4 Credits

Building on theoretical knowledge and clinical competencies from NURS-134, the student will gain greater proficiency in caring for patients within the family unit. Nursing care is most effective when it is delivered with the belief that the family is the patient. The child is an essential member of the family unit. The curriculum framework will help students examine responses to and nursing interventions to meet the needs of the child and family. Students will develop competencies required to administer safe, technical nursing care with an emphasis on caring for children with a holistic approach to the family unit. Prerequisites: NURS-134, NURS-135, and PSYC-101. Pre- or corequisite: SOCI-101. (2.75 hours theory, 1.25 hours lab weekly)

NURS-235 Nursing Care of Patients in Community and Mental Health Settings
4 Credits

This course will introduce students to psychiatric mental health nursing and community-based nursing practice. Students will examine concepts specific to community and mental health nursing and apply the nursing process to clients experiencing an alteration in perception and clients requiring community support services. Students will develop competencies required to administer safe, technical nursing care to patients. Prerequisites: NURS-134 and NURS-135 or NURS-233 and NURS-234, PSYC-101. Pre- or corequisite: SOCI-101. (2.15 hours theory, 1.85 hours lab weekly)

NURS-240 Medical-Surgical Nursing II
8 Credits
Building on theoretical knowledge and clinical competencies from previous nursing courses, the student will gain greater proficiency in caring for patients experiencing complex health problems. Students will utilize the curriculum framework to plan and provide patient-centered care. Theoretical study and clinical application of knowledge will also focus on leadership and management in nursing to promote quality patient care outcomes. Students will demonstrate competencies required to administer safe, technical nursing care and gain experience in managing care for a small group of patients. Upon successful completion of this course, to include success on the exit examination, students will be prepared to assume entry-level roles as associate degree nurses in caring for patients with diverse health needs. Prerequisites: NURS-234, NURS-235. Pre- or corequisite: NURS-230 and Humanities, Arts & Literature Core Courses. (4.3 hours theory, 3.7 hours lab weekly)


hcc catalogue '11-'12


Accounting - ACCT
Aging Services - AGNG
American Sign Language - AMSL
Anthropology - ANTH
Arabic - ARAB 
Art - ARTT 
Astronomy - ASTR
Bioinformatics - BFMT 
Biology - BIOL 
Biomechanical Engineering - BMET
Business - BMGT 
Cardiovascular Technology - CARD
Chemistry - CHEM 
Chinese - CHNS 
Cisco - CSCO 
Computer-Aided Design - CADD
Computer Forensics - CFOR 
Computer Systems - CMSY 
Conflict Resolution - CRES
Construction Management - CNST 
Cooperative Education - COOP
Criminal Justice - CRIM 
Culinary Management - CMGT 
Dance - DANC
Dental Hygiene - DHYG 
Diagnostic Medical
Sonography - DMSU

Economics - ECON 
Education - EDUC 
Electronics - ELEC 
Emergency Medical Technician/
Paramedic - EMSP
 
Engineering -ENES 
English- ENGL 
Entrepreneurship - ENTR 
Environmental Science - ENST
Exercise Science - EXSC 
Farsi - FARS
Film - FILM 
Financial PLanning- FNPL 
Fine Arts - FINE 
French - FREN 
Geography - GEOG 
Geology - GEOL 
German - GERM 
Greek - GREK 
Health Care - HEAL 
Health Education - HEED 
Hebrew - HBRW
Hindi - HNDI
History - HIST 
Horticulture - HORT 
Hospitality Management - HMGT
Human Development - HMDV 
Human Services - HUMS 
Humanities - HUMN
Interior Design - INDS
Italian - ITAL 
Japanese - JPNS
Korean - KORE 
Life Fitness - LFIT 
Mathematics - MATH 
Medical Laboratory
Technician - MLTS

Meteorology - METO 
Microsoft - MSFT 
Music - MUSC 
Nursing - NURS 
Nutrition - NUTR
Office Technology - OFFI 
Philosophy - PHIL 
Photonics - PHOT
Physical Therapist
Assistant - PTAP
 
Physics - PHYS 
Political Science - POLI 
Portuguese - PORT
Psychology - PSYC 
Public Health - PUBH
Radiologic Technology - RADT
Retailing - RETL 
Russian - RUSS 
Social Work - SOWK
Sociology - SOCI 
Spanish - SPAN 
Speech - SPCH 
Telecommunications - TELE
Television and Radio - TVRD
Theatre - THET 
Turkish - TURK
Wireless Communications - WCOM
Women's Studies - WMST