Course Descriptions

PRE-NURSING

NSG 100. Introduction to Healthcare. 1 hour. F.
An overview of the healthcare terminology, the history of nursing, and skills for success in healthcare education. The following skills will be covered: critical thinking, test-taking, stress reduction, study skills, and CPR.

NURSING

NSG 201. Fundamentals of Nursing. 4 hours. Sp.
An introduction to the concepts basic to professional nursing practice. Course content will include history of nursing, theoretical concepts, medical terminology, diagnostic testing, basic human needs, psychosocial concepts, nursing process through the life span with cultural considerations and professional standards. Students will be introduced to legal/ethical issues and the importance of accountability both professionally and personally. This course meets for four hours of lecture each week. Co-requisite: NSG 203 Basic Nursing Care.

NSG 203. Basic Nursing Care. 2 hours. Sp.
An introduction to nursing skills. Laboratory content includes basic, intermediate, and advanced clinical skills. This course meets for six hours of lab each week. Co-requisite: NSG 201 Fundamentals of Nursing.

NSG 215. Health Assessment. 1 hour. Sp.
An introduction to physical assessment. This course will focus on the physical exam and history of adults and children. Content will include interviewing skills, physical exam, mental status exam, and assessment of clients, families, and communities with regard to their cultural, spiritual, and economic environments. This course meets for one hour of lecture. Co-requisite: NSG 215L Health Assessment Lab.

NSG 215L. Health Assessment Lab. 1 hour. Sp.
This lab course will focus on the practice and validation of interviewing skills, physical exam, mental status exam, and assessment of clients, families, and communities with regard to their cultural, spiritual, and economic environments. Practice and validations will be done in the skills lab and a variety of clinical settings. Three lab hours per week. Co-requisite: NSG 215 Health Assessment

NSG 325. Pharmacology. 3 hours. F.
Pharmacologic principles are discussed including medication administration, math principles, patient education, and the prevention of medical errors. Medications are taught by groupings and profiles to include the nursing process and legal/ethical/cultural considerations across the lifespan. Lab content will focus on medication administration. Three lecture hours per week.

NSG 331. Women's Health. 2 hours. F.
Focus will be on promotion, prevention, maintenance, or restoration of health for women, for childbearing women, and for neonates. Course content will include women's health issues, normal/high risk pregnancy, labor/delivery, the postpartum period, and the neonate. Two lecture hours per week. Co-requisite: NSG 331L Women's Health Practicum.

NSG 331L. Women/Newborn Practicum. 1 hour. F.
The student will provide nursing care for women's health problems, women in labor and delivery, and newborns in a variety of in-patient settings and in the community. A minimum of 45 clinical hours is required for one hour credit. Co-requisite: NSG 331 Women's Health.

NSG 332. Pediatric Nursing. 2 hours. Sp.
Focus will be on promotion, prevention, maintenance, and restoration of health for children. Course content will include the child from birth to adolescence. The cultural, spiritual, and psychosocial aspects as well as the growth and development phases will be addressed. Two lecture hours per week. Co-requisite: NSG 332L Pediatric Practicum.

NSG 332L. Pediatric Practicum. 1 hour. Sp.
The student will provide care to children from birth to adolescence. Clinical hours will be spent caring for children in the hospital, clinic, and community. A minimum of 45 clinical hours is required for one hour credit. Co-requisite: NSG 332 Pediatric Nursing

NSG 334. Mental Health Nursing. (W) 2 hours. Sp.
The student will learn to communicate and provide care to adults with psychiatric-mental health problems. Course content includes assessment strategies, therapeutic communication, psychobiological disorders from moderate to severe, working with groups, and psychiatric emergencies. Two lecture hours per week. This course contains a significant writing component. Co-requisite: NSG 334L Mental Health Practicum

NSG 334L. Mental Health Practicum. 1 hour. Sp.
Clinical hours will be spent in an acute psychiatric care and substance abuse facility. Two lecture hours per week and a minimum of 45 clinical hours is required. Co-requisite: NSG 334 Mental Health Nursing.

NSG 340. Adult Nursing I. 4 hours. F.
An introduction to adult nursing. Students will focus on content needed to provide holistic care to adults with medical-surgical health alterations. Content will include health promotion, biopsychosocial concepts, and alteration in functioning with all body systems. Clinical hours will be in the hospital on medical and surgical units. Four lecture hours per week. Co-requisite: NSG 340L Adult Practicum I.

NSG 340L. Adult Practicum I. 3 hours. F.
Clinical hours will be in the hospital on medical and surgical units. A minimum of 135 clinical hours is required. Co-requisite: NSG 340 Adult Nursing I.

NSG 341. Adult Nursing II. 4 hours. Sp.
This is a continuation of Adult Nursing I. Students will focus on content needed to provide holistic care to adults with medical-surgical health alterations. Content will include health promotion, biopsychosocial concepts, and alteration in functioning with all body systems. Four lecture hours per week. Co-requisite: NSG 341L Adult Practicum II.

NSG 341L. Adult Practicum II. 2 hours. Sp.
This is a continuation of Adult Practicum I. Clinical hours will be in the hospital on medical and surgical units. A minimum of 90 clinical hours is required. Co-requisite: NSG 341 Adult Nursing II.

NSG 415. Physical Assessment. 2 hours. Sp.
An introduction to physical assessment. Focus will be on the physical exam and history of adults and children. Content will include: interviewing skills, physical exam, mental status exam, and assessment of clients, families, and communities with regard to their cultural, spiritual, and economic environments. Practice and validations will be done in the skills lab and a variety of clinical settings. This course meets for one hour of lecture and three hours of lab per week. Prerequisite: RN license.

NSG 420. Senior Clinical A. 3 hours. F.
A clinical course. Focus will be on wellness/health promotion, health maintenance/restoration and child/families in the community or local congregation. (135 clinical hours). Prerequisite: RN license.

NSG 425. Geriatric Nursing. 2 hours. Sp.
An overview of geriatric nursing. This course focuses on end-of-life nursing care and competencies necessary for nurses to provide high-quality care to older adults and their families. Two lecture hours per week.

NSG 430. Senior Clinical B. 3 hours. Sp.
A clinical course. The first part will be in primary care clinics and/or acute care facilities, and the focus will be on the management of patients, families, and the healthcare team. The second part will include wellness/health promotion, health maintenance/restoration of the older patient and their families, or support toward a peaceful death. (135 clinical hours) Prerequisite: RN license. Co-requisites: NSG 425 Geriatric Nursing and NSG 475 Leadership Management Nursing.

NSG 432. Faith-Based Community Nursing. 3 hours. F.
Content will focus on epidemiology, environmental health, public healthcare policy, disaster management, and communicable diseases. This course will address the role and responsibility of the community/public health nurse. Additional emphasis will be on the assessment, education, wellness/health promotion, and health maintenance/restoration. Three lecture hours per week. Co-requisite: NSG 432L Community Practicum.

NSG 432L. Community Practicum. 1 hour. F.
Clinical will focus on wellness/health promotion, health maintenance/restoration, and child/families in the community or local congregation. A minimum of 45 clinical hours is required. Co-requisite: NSG 432 Faith-Based Community Nursing.

NSG 435. Community Health Nursing. 3 hours. F.
A focus on epidemiology, environmental health, public healthcare policy, disaster management, and communicable diseases. This course will address the role and responsibility of the community/public health, management of illness, restoration of function, education of individuals, or support toward a peaceful death. Prerequisite: RN license. Co-requisite: NSG 420 Senior Clinical A.

NSG 442. Advanced Adult Nursing. 3 hours. Sp.
This course expands on adult nursing to focus on multi-problem clients during critical illness. Three lecture hours per week. Co-requisite: NSG 442L Senior Practicum.

NSG 442L. Senior Practicum. 3 hours. Sp.
Holistic nursing care to clients and their families will be given in all areas of the hospital including in the critical care areas. A minimum of 135 clinical hours is required for three hours credit. Co-requisite: NSG 442 Advanced Adult Nursing.

NSG 445. Nursing in Faith Based Communities. 2 hours. F.
An overview of faith-based communities. Emphasis will be on the assessment, education, wellness/health promotion, and health maintenance/restoration. Prerequisite: RN license. Co-requisite: NSG 420 Senior Clinical A.

NSG 455. Professional Issues. (W) 2 hours. F.
Current issues in professional nursing will be discussed. Issues include legal, ethical, and political issues in nursing, nursing shortage, staffing ratios, violence in nursing, and professionalism. This course meets for two hours of lecture each week. This course contains a significant writing component.

NSG 465. Introduction to Evidence-Based Practices in Nursing. (W) 3 hours. F.
The student will be introduced to each step of evidence-based practice in nursing on how to read, understand, analyze and evaluate EBP issues for clinical settings. Three lecture hours per week. This course contains a significant writing component. Prerequisite: MAT 235 Introductory Statistics.

NSG 470. Leadership Management Nursing. 3 hours. F.
This course will explore leadership management techniques in both the hospital and community. Content will cover role of leader/manager, legal/ethical issues, delegation, decision making, organizational structure, professional accountability and responsibility, financial management including staffing issues, and conflict management. Co-requisite: NSG 470L Preceptorship.

NSG 470L. Preceptorship. 1 hour. F.
Preceptorship will focus on leadership/management responsibilities, the importance of follow-up care of clients and their families and communication with the healthcare team, healthcare delivery, finance, and documentation necessary to provide quality nursing care. A minimum of 45 clinical hours per week. Co-requisite: NSG 470 Leadership Management Nursing.

NSG 475. Nursing Management. 2 hours. Sp.
Exploration of nursing management techniques. Focus will be on nurse management responsibilities, the importance of follow up care of clients and their families, and communication with the healthcare team, healthcare delivery, finance, and documentation necessary to provide quality nursing care. Prerequisite: RN license. Co-requisite: NSG 430 Senior Clinical B.

NSG 485. Nursing Capstone. 1 hour. Sp.
This course will prepare the student to be successful on the NCLEX-RN exam and focus on strategies for professional and career development. Three computer lab hours per week. Students will need to be prepared to pay costs required by the state in which the student plans to sit for the NCLEX-RN (TN $100) and the NCLEX testing center ($200).