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Associate Degree Nursing Program Course Description

 

NSG 101 Nursing Practice I

Nursing I

Description: Focuses on nursing practice within the context of the contemporary health care delivery system by introducing the nursing process and basic nursing concepts as a framework for organizing care delivery. Emphasizes foundational knowledge of nursing practice, skills acquisition, and the basic care of diverse patient populations. Introduces the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).
Components: Lecture: 5 hours (75 contact hours). Laboratory 4 hours (180 contact hours)..
Credit: 9 hours
Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program. BIO 137 and Quantitative Reasoning Course at AA/AS level with a grade of "C" or better, PSY 110, 75 hour nursing assistant course or its equivalent. 
Prior to or concurrent: BIO 139 with a grade of "C" or better.

NSG 195 Transition to ADN Course

Description: Builds upon the basic nursing skills and concepts learned in the LVN/LPN experience. Assists the Practical Nurse to make the beginning transition to the RN role. Strengthens the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Emphasizes the concepts of nutrition, metabolism, endocrine, elimination, and integumentary. Upon successful completion of all components of the course, the student will be admitted to NSG 229 and will have earned by advanced standing, 16 credit hours in nursing.
Components: Lecture: 3.5 credit hours (52.5 contact hours). Lab/Clinical: 0.5 credit hours (22.5 contact hours).
Pre-requisite: Admission to the Associate Degree nursing Program and BIO 137, BIO 139, and Quantitative Reasoning Course at AA/AS Level with a grade of "C" or better, PSY 110, and ENG 101
Pre- or Co-requisite: NSG 212 with a grade of "C" or better.

NSG 211 Maternal Newborn Nursing

Description: Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to the care of childbearing families. Illustrates the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).
Components: Lecture: 2 credit hours (30 contact hours). Lab/Clinical: 1 credit hour (45 contact hours).
Pre-requisite: NSG 219 and NSG 212 with a grade of "C" or higher, and ENG 101
Pre- or Co-requisite: NSG 229 and BIO 225 with a grade of "C" or higher.

NSG 212 Behavioral Health Nursing

Description: Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to adult patients experiencing actual or potential alterations in mental health. Strengthens the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN).
Components: Lecture: 2 credit hours (30 contact hours). Laboratory: 1 credit hour (45 contact hours).
Pre-requisite: NSG 101 and BIO 139 with a grade of "C" or higher
Pre- or Co-requisite: NSG 219 with a grade of "C" or higher, and ENG 101

NSG 213 Pediatric Nursing

Description: Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to the care of the child and family. Validates the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). (Unsuccessful completion of NSG 213 will require mandatory withdrawal from NSG 239; 201 KAR 20:320)
Components: Lecture: 2 credit hours (30 contact hours). Lab/Clinical: 1 credit hour (45 contact hours).
Pre-requisite: NSG 229 and NSG 211 and BIO 225 with a grade of "C" or better
Co-requisite: NSG 239 or Consent of Instructor.
Pre- or Co-requisite: Heritage/Humanities.

NSG 219 Medical Surgical Nursing I

Description: Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to adult patients experiencing actual or potential alterations in health. Strengthens the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Emphasizes the concepts of nutrition, metabolism, endocrine, elimination, and integumentary.
Components: Lecture: 4 credit hours (60 contact hours). Lab/Clinical: 3 credits (135 contact hours).
Pre-requisite: NSG 101 and BIO 139 with a grade of "C" or better
Pre- or Co-requisite: NSG 212 with a grade of "C" or better and ENG 101

NSG 229 Medical Surgical Nursing II

Description: Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to adult patients experiencing actual or the potential for alterations in health. Illustrates the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Emphasizes the concepts of oxygenation, circulation, perfusion, and activity/exercise.
Components: Lecture: 4 credit hours (60 contact hours). Lab/Clinical: 3 credit hours (135 contact hours).
Pre-requisite: NSG 219 and NSG 212 with a grade of "C" or higher and ENG 101
Pre - or Co-requisite: NSG 211 and BIO 225 with a grade of "C" or higher

NSG 239 Medical Surgical Nursing III

Description: Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to adult patients experiencing actual or the potential for alterations in health. Validates the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Emphasizes the concepts of: neurological, eyes/ears, immune/cancer, multiple systems organ failure, and disaster planning. Role transition is addressed and emphasizes leadership, management of care, skill development and professionalism. NSG 239 is the capstone course and must be successfully completed in the final semester of the associate degree nursing program enrollment. (201 KAR 20: 320).
Components: Lecture: 3 credit hours (45 contact hours). Lab/Clinical: 3 credit hours (135 contact hours).
Pre-requisite: NSG 229 and NSG 211 and BIO 225 with a grade of "C" or better
Pre- or Co-requisite: NSG 213 with grade of "C" or better and Heritage/Humanities