NUR* / NRS* - Nursing

NRS110 Fundamentals of Nursing - Health Promotions

9 credits (5 lec, 3 lab, 10 lec/lab hrs/wk) This course introduces the learner to the framework of the OCNE curriculum. The emphasis on health promotion across the life span includes learning about self-health, as well as client health practices. To support self and client health practices, students learn to access research evidence about healthy lifestyle patterns and risk factors for disease/illness, apply growth and development theory, interview clients in a culturally sensitive manner, work as members of a multidisciplinary team giving and receiving feedback about performance, and use reflective thinking about their practice as nursing students. Populations studied in the course include children, adults, older adults and the family experiencing a normal pregnancy. Includes classroom and clinical learning experiences. Prerequisite: Minimum of 49 prerequisite credits with a 3.00 GPA or higher and acceptance into the Nursing Program.

NRS111 Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness I

6 credits (3 lec, 3 lab, 9 lec/lab hrs/wk) This course introduces chronic illness assessment and interventions across the lifespan.  The client and family’s “lived experience” of the illness, practice guidelines and research evidence are used to guide clinical judgment in the care of the chronically ill.   Roles of the multidisciplinary team and legal aspects of delegation are explored.  Prerequisite: NRS110 with a 'C' or better.  Concurrent: NRS230 and NRS232.

NRS112 Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care I

6 credits (3 lec, 3 lab, 9 lec/lab hrs/wk) This course introduces the learner to assessment and common interventions and technical procedures for patient care during an acute episode of disease/illness. Disease/illness trajectories and their translation into clinical practice guidelines and/or standard procedures are considered in relation to their impact on providing culturally sensitive, client-centered care. Includes classroom and clinical learning experiences.  Prerequisite: NRS111, NRS230 and NRS232 with a 'C' or better.  Concurrent: NRS231and NRS233.

NRS221 Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness II and End-of-Life

9 credits (5 lec, 3 lab, 10 lec/lab hrs/wk) This course builds on Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness I.  The evidence base of nursing interventions related to family care giving, relationships, functional status, and symptom management is a major focus.  Advocacy, self-determination, and autonomy issues are addressed within the framework of cultural beliefs and lifespan issues. Includes classroom and clinical learning experiences. Prerequisite: NRS222 with a 'C' or better.

NRS222 Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care II and End-of-Life

9 credits (5 lec, 3 lab, 10 lec/lab hrs/wk) This course builds on Nursing in Acute Care I focusing on complex and or unstable patient care situations.  The emphasis is on development of clinical judgment in managing patient and family care issues in the acute care setting.  Examples include acute conditions affecting multiple body systems, and legal and ethical issues. Includes classroom and clinical learning experiences.  Prerequisite: NRS112, NRS231 and NRS233 with a 'C' or better.

NRS224 Scope of Practice/Integrated Practicum

9 credits (2 lec, 21 lab, hrs/wk) This course is designed to formalize the clinical judgments, knowledge and skills necessary in safe, registered nurse practice. Faculty/preceptor/student analysis and reflection throughout the experience provide the student with evaluative criteria against which they can judge their own performance and develop a practice framework.  Prerequisite: NRS221 with a 'C' or better.

NRS230 Clinical Pharmacology I

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This two course sequence introduces the theoretical background related to drugs and natural products used by clients throughout the lifespan. Drugs are studied by therapeutic class. Students will learn to administer medications safely using current, reliable research evidence. Client education and working within the client and clinical environment are emphasized.  Prerequisite: NRS110 with a 'C' or better.  Concurrent: NRS111 and NRS232.

NRS231 Clinical Pharmacology II

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) Clinical Pharmacology II builds on a theoretical background that enables students to provide safe and effective care related to medication administration.  The course addresses additional classes of drugs and related natural products not contained in Clinical Pharmacology I.   Prerequisite: NRS111, NRS230, NRS232 with a 'C' or better.  Concurrent: NRS112 and NRS233.

NRS232 Pathophysiological Processes I

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course introduces pathophysiological processes that contribute to disease states across the lifespan. Students learn to make selective clinical decisions using current reliable evidence based research.   Assessments, teaching and communicating with clients and health care team members about pathophysiological processes are emphasized.  Prerequisite: NRS110 with a 'C' or better.  Concurrent: NRS111 and NRS230.

NRS233 Pathophysiological Processes II

3 credits (3 lec hrs/wk) This course continues to explore pathophysiologcal processes that contribute to disease states across the lifespan and human responses to those processes.  The course addresses additional disease entities not contained in Pathophysiological Process I. Prerequisite: NRS111, NRS230, NRS232 with a 'C' or better.  Concurrent: NRS112 and NRS231.

NUR546 Basic Nursing Assistant

8 credits (52 lec, 101 lab hrs/total) This course prepares a Basic Nursing Assistant to be eligible for certification as outlined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. The student is prepared to care for clients in a variety of settings including long-term care, intermediate care, home health, hospice care, acute care, foster care, and assisted living situations. Prerequisites: CPR Certification: Heartsaver from the American Heart Association or Adult CPR from the American Red Cross; Pre-application testing, health assessment, immunization status.

NUR9101 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA-2) Core Training

3 credits (22 lec, 22 lec/lab hrs/total) This course is for the currently Certified Nursing Assistant 1, who assists licensed nursing personnel in the provision of nursing care.  The Core Curriculum content is the foundation of every CNA-2 Nursing Assistant training program.  This course will provide the knowledge, skills and abilities at a greater depth than a level 1 training program and provides preparation for a role in one or more of the Oregon State Board of Nursing approved category areas (acute care, dementia care, restorative care).    Prerequisites: NUR546/9190 Basic Nursing Assistant.

NUR9102 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA-2) Acute Care

2 credits (11 lec, 27.5 lec/lab hrs/total) The CNA-2 course is for the currently Certified Nursing Assistant 1 who assists licensed nursing personnel in the provision of nursing care.  This course will expand the breadth and depth of the Certified Nursing Assistant 1's knowledge, skills and abilities of the care of person's with acute illnesses.  It will prepare the CNA level 1 for certification for CNA-2 Acute Care as specified by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.  Prerequisites: NUR546/9190 Basic Nursing Assistant and NUR9101 CNA-2 Core with a 'C' or better.

NUR9103 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA-2) Dementia Care

2 credits (11 lec, 22 lec/lab hrs/total) The CNA-2 Dementia Care Training Program will expand the breadth and depth of the CNA-1’s knowledge of the care of person’s with dementia.  Guided clinical experience with person’s with dementia will allow the CNA-1 to integrate the advance knowledge with patient care functions.  The CNA will gain an understanding of the importance of observations, rationale for care provided, and parameters for reporting to the licensed nurse.  A CNA-2 Dementia Care will be able to provide opportunities for optimal personal independence and support behaviors that promote healing.   Prerequisites: NUR546/9190 Basic Nursing Assistant and NUR9101 CNA-2 Core with a 'C' or better.

NUR9104 Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA-2) Restorative Care

2 credits (11 lec, 22 lec/lab hrs/total) The CNA-2 Restorative Care course is for the currently Certified Nursing Assistant 1 who assists licensed nursing personnel in the provision of nursing care.  This course will provide the Certified Nursing Assistant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to help clients obtain and maintain their highest level of functioning.  It will prepare the CNA level 1 for certification for CNA 2 Restorative Care as specified by the Oregon State Board of Nursing. Prerequisites: NUR546/9190 Basic Nursing Assistant and NUR9101 CNA-2 Core with a 'C' or better.

NUR9190 Basic Nursing Assistant Didactic (Online)

5 credits (55 lec hrs/total) This course prepares a Basic Nursing Assistant to be eligible for certification as outlined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.  The student is prepared to care for clients in a variety of settings including; long-term care, intermediate care, home health, hospice care, acute care, foster care and assisted living situations. Prerequisite: Application process, CPR Certification:  Heartsaver from the American Heart Association or Adult CPR from the American Red Cross; Pre-application testing, health assessment, and immunization status.

NUR9190L Basic Nursing Assistant Lab/Clinical (Online)

4 credits (24 lab, 75 lec/lab hrs/total) This course prepares a Basic Nursing Assistant to be eligible for certification as outlined by the Oregon State Board of Nursing.  The student is prepared to care for clients in a variety of settings including; long-term care, intermediate care, home health, hospice care, acute care, foster care and assisted living situations. Prerequisite: Application process, CPR Certification:  Heartsaver from the American Heart Association or Adult CPR from the American Red Cross; Pre-application testing, health assessment, and immunization status.



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