Credit Courses

(NSG) Nursing: Cooperative Programs

All NSG courses are based with and taught at St. Francis Medical Center School of Nursing.

NSG 131 - Concepts of Nursing I (6 credits)
Corequisite: BIO 103, PSY 101
Introduction to concepts and procedures of nursing practice. Fundamental skills are developed and applied within the framework of the nursing process to meet the physiological, social, and psychological needs of clients. Clinical experiences focus on alterations in health of the adult client with acute and chronic medical-surgical conditions. 60 theory/120 clinical hours
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NSG 133 - Concepts of Nursing III (3 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 104, NSG 134, NSG 135, PSY 207
Assists students in the use of the nursing process when caring for the client experiencing mental health problems. Emphasizes client care during all phases of mental health disorders, from prevention through rehabilitation. Explores concepts of groups. Provides experiences in a variety of mental health settings. 30 lecture/60 clinical hours
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NSG 135 - Concepts of Nursing II (7 credits)
Prerequisite: NSG 131 with a minimum C grade
Corequisite: BIO 104 or NSG 134
Prepares students to use the nursing process in caring for clients experiencing common physiological alterations. Introduces concepts of leadership and management. Builds on previous learning to develop additional skills. Provides clinical experience in a variety of settings. 60 theory/180 clinical hours
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NSG 136 - LPN Transition: Nursing Through the Life Span (9 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 103, BIO 104, ENG 101, PSY 101, PSY 207, NSG 137, NUR 151
Corequisite: BIO 201
Designed to assist in the transition from licensed practical nurse to registered nurse. Building on previous learning while introducing new knowledge and skills that pertain to the registered nurse role, prepares for the final two nursing courses in the curriculum. Emphasizes use of the nursing process in meeting the self-care deficits of clients and families through the life span. 5 lecture/180 clinical hours
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NSG 137 - Physical Assessment (3 credits)
Prerequisite: formal admission into the Nursing program
Corequisites: BIO 103, PSY 101
Provides the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a comprehensive adult health assessment. Through discussion as well as laboratory and individual practice, all body systems are assessed. Emphasizes interviewing, obtaining a complete health history, performing a physical assessment, and systematic documentation of findings. 2 lecture/2 laboratory hours
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NSG 232 - Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing (9 credits)
Prerequisites: BIO 201, ENG 101, NSG 133, PSY 207
Develops knowledge and skills to care for clients - individuals and groups - with multiple needs requiring complex interventions. Explores complex client problems, resulting in alteration of homeostatic mechanisms. Expands leadership and management skills. Clinical learning experiences are provided in a variety of settings including critical care areas. 6 lecture/180 clinical hours
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NSG 234 - Concepts of Nursing IV (9 credits)
Prerequisites: ENG 101, NSG 133, PSY 207
Corequisite: BIO 201
Prepares the student to use the nursing process in caring for clients across the life span. Emphasizes health promotion, illness prevention, and rehabilitation. Further explores the concept of leadership and management. Offers learning experiences in a variety of settings including pediatric facilities. 5 lecture/180 clinical hours
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