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Discipline: Nursing
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Leadership in Nursing NURS 9
  • Each student will demonstrate the ability to discuss, recognize and differentiate objectives of nursing leadership and management by week-6 of the course.
Maternity Nursing NURS 4
  • Perform a complete admission assessment of a newborn infant. (Lab- MO)
Medical-Surgical Nursing: Circulation and Oxygenation NURS 8
  • Course completers will successfully identify life threatening events in the cardiac patient.
  • Each student will demonstrate knowledge of the appropriate nursing intervention associated to the corresponding rhythm strip.
Medical-Surgical Nursing: Integration/Regulation NURS 10
  • Each student will demonstrate an appropriate neurological assessment by week-4 of the course.
  • Students will demonstrate effective geriatric patient education for a neurological / endocrine patient.
Medical-Surgical Nursing: Locomotion/Sensation/Integument/Oncology/Immunology NURS 3
  • Students will be able to administer an Intravenous Piggyback solution.
  • Students will be able to complete a Head to Toe Assessment
Medical-Surgical Nursing: Nutrition/Elimination/Surgical Asepsis NURS 7
  • Each student will successfully demonstrate insertion of an intravenous catheter
Nursing Work Experience Program NURS 20
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal communication skills. (MO)
  • Each student will demonstrate safe and effective patient centered care, at their appropriate skill level in the program, while working as a Nurse Extern.
Pediatric Nursing NURS 6
  • Each student will be competent in administering medication to the pediatric patient using the milligram to kilogram formula.
Pharmacology NURS 2
  • Each student will demonstrate dosage calculations using the dimensional analysis method at 75% minimum.
  • Course completers will successfully state with 75% accuracy the implications of medication administration associated with the nursing process.
  • Identify the measures in the apothecaries system for weight and volume; metric and household system for length, volume, and weight. (MO)
  • Convert from one measure to another within each system and between the apothecary, metric, and household system. (MO)
  • Define terms as specified in relationship to medications and pharmacology. (MO)
  • 5. Identify and differentiate between major drug classifications and commonly used agents within these classifications. (MO)
  • 6. Describe the essential components of a complete and legal medication order. (MO)
  • Describe the relationship between medication administration, nurse practice acts, and standards of care. (MO)
  • Identify factors that affect the client at various stages of the life cycle, especially the geriatric client, that are relevant to the administration of medications. (MO)
  • Identify the scope of nursing responsibility related to pharmacology. (MO)
  • Correlate the nursing process with the study of pharmacology. (MO)
  • Discuss the influence of culture, sexuality and psychological beliefs on drug therapy. (MO)
  • Compute pharmacology dosage calculation problems using the dimensional analysis method. (MO)
Preceptorship in Nursing NURS 11
  • Students will successfully perform patient centered care safely and accurately to include medication administration, head to toe assessment, and nursing interventions .
Psychiatric Nursing NURS 5
  • By week three of the course each student will complete a Full Psychiatric Assessment.
Role Transition NURS 70
  • Each student will successfully demonstrate and complete a head to toe assessment.
The Nursing Process I NURS 1A
  • Perform a systemic first-level physical assessment on a given client. (Laboratory MO)
The Nursing Process II NURS 1B
  • 100% of N1B students will pass the N1B dosage calculation test by the end of the second attempt.
  • 100% of students will demonstrate advanced fundamental knowledge and skill by completing N1B theory with a grade of C or better.