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NURSING
(NUR)
NUR 140 FUND. CONCEPTS OF NURSING PRACTICE ACROSS THE
LIFESPAN
7 (6-3)
This course provides the acquisition and application of fundamental concepts
important to the practice of nursing including those related to patient-centered
care, the healthcare environment, and professional nursing practice. Includes
care of stable patients with a focus on wellness and health promotion. Mental
health is integrated throughout the course. Application of knowledge and skills
occurs in the nursing laboratories and clinical settings.
Pre-requisites: Admission into the Nursing Program.
Co-requisites: NUR 141 Clinical Experience of Fundamental Concepts
NUR 142 Clinical Reasoning in Current Nursing Practice
NUR 141 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE OF FUNDAMENTAL CONCEPTS 1 (0-0-3)
This course provides the application of fundamental concepts important to the
practice of nursing including those related to patient-centered care, the
healthcare environment, and professional nursing practice. Includes care of
stable patients with a focus on wellness and health promotion. Mental health is
integrated throughout the course.
Pre-requisites: Admission into the Nursing Program.
Co-requisites: NUR 140, NUR 142
NUR 142 CLINICAL REASONING IN CURRENT NURSING PRACT.
2 (2-0)
This course introduces the learner to clinical reasoning used in nursing. In this
course the student learns to use critical thinking skills and strategies that
underscore the clinical reasoning represented in the nursing process as well as
dealing with aspects of the healthcare system for safe practice in the current
healthcare environment. This course forms the basis for the thinking processes
applied throughout all nursing courses.
Prerequisite: Admission into the program.
Corequisites: NUR 140, NUR 141
NUR 144 CONCEPTS OF NURSING PRACTICE IN THE CARE OF
PATIENTS WITH UNCOMPLICATED CONDITIONS
9 (8-3-0)
This course builds on the fundamental concepts providing for the acquisition of
additional concepts and application of concepts of nursing applied to the care of
patients experiencing uncomplicated health issues. The course also includes
care of the reproducing family during pregnancy and care of the newborn and
children. Mental health is integrated throughout the course. Application of
knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing laboratories and a variety of clinical
settings.
Prerequisite: NUR 140, NUR 141, NUR 142, BIO 251.
Corequisite: NUR 145
NUR 145 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE OF NURSING PRACTICE I
4 (0-0-12)
This course builds on the fundamental concepts providing for the acquisition of
additional concepts and application of concepts of nursing applied to the care of
patients experiencing uncomplicated health issues. The course also includes
care of the reproducing family during pregnancy and care of the newborn and
children. Mental health is integrated throughout the course. Application of
knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing laboratories and a variety of clinical
settings
Pre-requisites: NUR 140, NUR 141, NUR 142, BIO 251
Co-requisites: NUR 144
NUR 150 PRACTICAL NURSING EXIT COURSE
3 (3-0)
The purpose of this course is to prepare students completing the first year of the
ADN program who choose to engage in nursing at the level of the Practical Nurse
scope of practice. This course provides additional nursing content and skills
needed at the PN level focusing on the SLOs at the end of the second level of
nursing courses.
Prerequisites: NUR 140, 141, 142, 144, 145
NUR 240 CONCEPTS OF NURSING PRACTICE IN THE CARE OF ADULTS
WITH STABLE AND UNSTABLE CONDITIONS
5 (4-3)
This course further expands on the concepts of nursing practice with application
to the care of adult patients with stable and unstable conditions. Mental health is
integrated throughout the course. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in
the nursing laboratories and a variety of clinical settings.
Prerequisite: NUR 140, NUR 141, NUR 142, NUR 144, NUR 145, BIO 251
or LPN Licensure and admission into the advanced standing program.
Corequisite: NUR 241
NUR 241 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE OF NURSING PRACTICE II
4 (0-0-12)
This course further expands on the concepts of nursing practice with application
to the care of adults with stable and unstable conditions. Mental health is
integrated throughout the course. Application of knowledge and skills occurs in
the nursing laboratories and a variety of clinical settings.
Pre-requisites: NUR 140, NUR 141, NUR142, NUR144, NUR145, BIO 251
or LPN Licensure and admission into the advanced standing program.
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Co-requisite: NUR 240
NUR 244 CONCEPTS OF NURSING PRACTICE IN THE CARE OF PATIENTS
WITH COMPLEX CONDITIONS
4 (4-0)
This course builds on all previous nursing courses to further refine and apply the
concepts of nursing practice to the care of patients with complex conditions. The
course focuses on a variety of patient populations through clinical experiences
and simulation to provide the necessary patient care experiences. Application of
knowledge and skills occurs in the nursing laboratories and a variety of clinical
settings.
Pre-requisites: NUR 140, NUR 141, NUR 142, NUR 144, NUR 145 or
advanced placement
Co-requisites: NUR 240, NUR 246
NUR 245 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE OF COMPLEX PATIENTS
4 (0-0-12)
This course builds on all previous nursing courses to further refine and apply the
concepts of nursing practice to the care of patients with complex conditions. The
course focuses on a variety of patient populations through complex clinical
experiences in a variety of clinical settings.
Prerequisite: NUR 240, NUR 241.
Corequisites: NUR 244, NUR 246
NUR 246 TRANSITION TO NURSING PRACTICE
2 (2-0)
This theory course focuses on strengthening the students' knowledge base and
thinking skills in preparation for current practice by applying clinical reasoning to
case studies based on patients experiencing multisystem health issues.
Pre-requisites: NUR 240, NUR 241
Co-requisites: NUR 244, NUR 245
Corequisite: NUR 209, NUR 211, NUR 223, NUR 226, BIO 215 (unless
completed)
NUR 242 TRANSITION TO RN PROGRAM
1 (1-1)
This theory and lab course is designed for Practical Nurses who possess a
current license and have stopped out of nursing school for greater than one year.
The course strengthens the student’s ability to develop and utilize the nursing
care plan, complete detailed assessments, and engage in clinical reasoning.
Students completing the course will understand the differences between the LPN
and RN scope of practice. Nursing skills reviewed and evaluated include but are
not limited to: IV insertion, medication administration, assessment, Foley catheter
insertion, drug dosage calculations, trach care, EKG interpretation, sterile
dressing changes, and glucometer usage. OB and Pediatric care will also be
reviewed.
Pre-requisites: LPN licensure, acceptance into the RN program, GPA
requirements, BIO 250 and BIO 251 within the last 7 years, and
completion of the ATI comprehensive predictor.
Co-Requisites:
NUR 240, NUR 241, Humanities course (unless
completed).
ORIENTATION
(ORI)
ORI 100 COLLEGE EXPERIENCE
1 (1-0)
Your first semester of college can be an exciting, yet confusing time…we want to
help you through this process with the GCC College Experience class. Over the
next twelve weeks you will have an opportunity to engage I n exercises and
interactions with faculty and staff and guest speakers to learn about everything
from how to live independently, how to manage your life (e.g., laundry, meal plan,
bank account, personal time, health and wellness) along with your classes, how
to write a paper at a college level, how to do group work, how to balance a list of
hundreds of things you'd like to do on any given day with your list of what you
have to do. During your first semester experience, you will begin to build your
foundation for continued success throughout your college experience.
Prerequisite:
None
PHYSICAL EDUCATION
(PED)
PED 101 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION/TEAM
SPORTS I
1 (0-2)
Develop cardio-vascular conditioning and basic skills in soccer, touch football,
and volleyball.
Prerequisite:
None
PED 102 FUNDAMENTALS OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION/TEAM
SPORTS II
Develop physical fitness and basic skills. Basketball and softball.
Prerequisite:
None
1 (0-2)
PED 103 FIRST AID/COMMUNITY CPR
1 (0-1)
The theories, practices, and skills that meet certification requirements for
standard First Aid and Community CPR by the National Red Cross.
(Students will receive American Red Cross Community First Aid and

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