Credit Courses

(NRS) Nursing

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COURSE OUTLINES

NRS 111 - Clinical Reasoning in Nursing Practice (1 credit)
Prerequisite: formal admission into the Nursing program or current NJ Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) license
Corequisite: NRS 112 or current LPN license
Introduces the skill of clinical reasoning as it applies to nursing practice and clinical decision-making. Clinical reasoning builds on the skills of critical thinking to move the student to engaged, practical reasoning that complements the scientific reasoning represented in the nursing process. This course introduces critical thinking skills and strategies and forms the basis for the clinical reasoning processes applied throughout all nursing courses. 1 lecture hour

NRS 112 - Concepts of Nursing Practice I (6 credits)
Prerequisite: formal admission into the Nursing program
Corequisite: NRS 111
Introduces the student to the fundamental concepts of nursing practice and the application of the concepts with a focus on wellness and health promotion across the lifespan. The application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing laboratories and a variety of clinical settings. 3 lecture/3 college laboratory/6 clinical hours

NRS 125 - Concepts of Nursing Practice II (8 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 104 with a minimum C+ grade, NRS 111, NRS 112
Builds on the first semester courses to further refine the concepts of nursing practice with application to the care of diverse clients with uncomplicated acute and chronic conditions across the lifespan. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing laboratories and a variety of clinical settings. 3 lecture/3 college laboratory/12 clinical hours

NRS 225 - Concepts of Nursing Practice III (8 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 201 with a minimum C+ grade, NRS 125
Builds on the previous nursing courses to further refine and apply the concepts of nursing practice in the care of diverse clients with complicated acute and chronic conditions across the lifespan. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing laboratories and a variety of clinical settings. 3 lecture/3 college laboratory/12 clinical hours

NRS 235 - Concepts of Nursing Practice IV (8 credits)
Prerequisite: NRS 225
Builds on all previous nursing courses to further refine and apply the concepts of nursing practice in the care of diverse client populations with acute and chronic complex conditions across the lifespan. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing laboratories and a variety of clinical settings. 3 lecture/3 college laboratory/12 clinical hours

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