Class Schedule

 Nursing Courses & Descriptions

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.

Credits: 9

Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program

Corequisites: NURS 1115 - Prof Nursing Care In Health Promotion Lab (0 Credits)

Offered: Fall Semester

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.

Credits: 10

Prerequisites: NURS 1100

Corequisites: NURS 1215 - Prof Nursing Care In Chronic Illness Lab (0 Credits)

Offered: Spring Semester

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.

Credits: 4

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

Corequisites: NURS 1511 - Nurse Assistant Lab (0 Credits)

Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer Semesters

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.

Credits: 1

Prerequisites: Successful Completion of NURS 1200

Offered: Summer Semester (one week online course which runs immediately following the end of Spring semester).

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.

Credits: 10

Prerequisites: NURS 1200 (C or better)

Corequisites: NURS 2315 - Prof Nursing Care in Acute Illness Lab (0 Credits)

Offered: Fall Semester

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.

Credits: 9

Prerequisites: NURS 2300 (C or better)

Corequisites: NURS 2415 - Prof Nursing Care In Complex Illness Lab (0 Credits)

Offered: Spring Semester

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.

Credits: 1 - 3

Corequisites: NURS 2300 or NURS 2400

Offered: Fall and Spring Semesters

* NURS = Nursing

 Nursing Course Schedule

 

NURS 1100 - Professional Nursing Care In Health Promotion
Fall Semester * M/W/F: 9-11:50 or 1-3:50 * RKS Campus or Online
NURS 1115 - Professional Nursing Care In Health Promotion Lab
Fall Semester * Times and Locations Vary
NURS 1200 - Professional Care in Chronic Illness
Spring Semester * M/W/F: 9-1150 or 1-3:50 * RKS Campus or Online
NURS 1215 - Professional Care in Chronic Illness Lab
Spring Semester * Times and Locations Vary
NURS 1510 - Nurse Assistant
Fall, Spring and Summer Semester * Online
NURS 1511 - Nurse Assistant Lab
Fall, Spring and Summer Semester * 3 Days Lab, 2 Days Clinical * Various Service Area Locations
NURS 1900 - Practical Nursing Roles
Summer Semester * Online
NURS 2300 - Professional Nursing Care in Acute Illness
Fall Semester * M, T, Th: 9-11:50 or 1-3:50 * RKS Campus or Online
NURS 2315 - Professional Nursing Care in Acute Illness Lab
Fall Semester * Times and Locations Vary
NURS 2400 - Professional Nursing Care in Complex Illness
Spring Semester * M, T, Th: 9-11:50 or 1-3:50 * RKS Campus or Online
NURS 2900 - Advanced Field Work
Fall and Spring Semester * Locations Vary

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