2017-2018 Catalog

NURS - NURSING

NURS 1100 PROF NURSING CARE IN HEALTH PROMOTION

This semester introduces the learner to the concepts of health promotion, safety, clinical judgment, leadership, patient centeredness, and professionalism. Health promotion includes learning about self-health and health in children, adults, older adults, and the family experiencing a normal pregnancy. Learners will value evidence about healthy lifestyle patterns and risk factors for disease and illness, apply growth and development theory, develop therapeutic relationships, conduct an age appropriate and culturally sensitive health assessment, and promote health using the nursing process and standards of professional nursing.

9

Prerequisites

Admission to the Nursing Program

Corequisites

NURS 1115

NURS 1115 PROF NURSING CARE IN HEALTH PROMOTION LAB

0

Corequisites

NURS 1100

NURS 1200 PROF NURSING CARE IN CHRONIC ILLNESS

This semester introduces the learner to the patient and family with chronic illness using the concepts of health promotion, safety, clinical judgment, leadership, patient centeredness, and professionalism.  Learners will use caring behaviors, therapeutic communication and advocacy when providing care to patients with chronic illness across the lifespan.  The learner will identify the roles and values of the members of the inter-professional healthcare team.  The patient and family lived experience is emphasized.  Guided and/or precepted learning experiences in various community settings and facilities are correlated with classroom and laboratory instruction.

10

Prerequisites

NURS 1100

Corequisites

NURS 1215

NURS 1215 PROF NURSING CARE IN CHRONIC ILLNESS LAB

0

Corequisites

NURS 1200

NURS 1510 NURSE ASSISTANT

This course prepares a person to work as a Nursing Assistant. The course presents basic nursing assistant principles and skills with an emphahsis on care of the elderly client. Opportunities are provided for practice and demonstration of skills in the laboratory related to client care. Students will participate in clinical experience at health care agencies. Satisfactory completion of the course entitles the student to take a competency exam to become certified in the State of Wyoming.

4

Prerequisites

Health Care Provider CPR, TB Skin Test, Tdap, and MMR immunizations

Corequisites

NURS 1511

NURS 1511 NURSE ASSISTANT LAB

0

Corequisites

NURS 1510

NURS 1900 PRACTICAL NURSING ROLES

The PN Roles course prepares students to take the PN licensure exam and practice as licensed practical nurses. The PN Roles course introduces students to the theory of practical nursing to enable them to provide safe, effective nursing care to clients with common, predictable problems to maximize health potential. Content is organized around the goals of the nursing program.

1

Prerequisites

Successful completion of NURS 1200

NURS 2300 PROF NURSING CARE IN ACUTE ILLNESS

This semester introduces the learner to the patient and family with acute illness using the concepts of health promotion, safety, clinical judgment, leadership, patient centeredness, and professionalism. Learners will use caring behaviors, therapeutic communication and advocacy when providing care to patients with acute illness across the lifespan.  The learner will facilitate the effectiveness of the inter-professional healthcare team.  The patient and family lived experience is emphasized.

10

Prerequisites

NURS 1200 (C or better)

Corequisites

NURS 2315

NURS 2315 PROF NURSING CARE IN ACUTE ILLNESS LAB

0

Corequisites

NURS 2300

NURS 2400 PROF NURSING CARE IN COMPLEX ILLNESS

This semester introduces the learner to the patient and family with complex illness using the concepts of health promotion, safety, clinical judgment, leadership, patient centeredness, and professionalism.  This semester is focused on the vulnerable patient, which could include multisystem acute and chronic diseases processes and physiological, mental and socioeconomic factors that put the patient at risk. The patient
and family lived experience is emphasized.

9

Prerequisites

NURS 2300 (C or better)

Corequisites

NURS 2415

NURS 2415 PROF NURSING CARE IN COMPLEX ILLNESS LAB

0

Corequisites

NURS 2400

NURS 2900 ADV FIELD WORK EXPERIENCE

This course provides the nursing student with an opportunity to participate in clinical experiences that enhance the existing nursing curriculum. Students will participate in fieldwork experience with preceptors.

1-3

Corequisites

NURS 2300 or NURS 2400