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NURSING



NURS 1189 -- Topics:,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
This course has been developed as a potential permanent course. The course must follow all the same policies and procedures related to curriculum outlined by the college. It does not duplicate existing course offerings. Refer to course notes for specific course description.


NURS 1600 -- Spanish for Healthcare Professionals,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
(Cross-listed as HCCC 1600 and SPAN 1600)

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: SPAN 1101 (first-semester Spanish) or one year of high school Spanish with a score of 100 or higher on the Spanish placement test (note: to take the free online placement test, go to www.anokaramsey.edu/placement).

Designed for currently employed healthcare professionals seeking to acquire continuing education credits or students who plan to work in the healthcare industry. This course provides the basic tools to communicate with Hispanic patients on topics such as family, health, medical conditions, medicine and nutrition. Spanish for Healthcare Professionals is not intended for native Spanish speakers. However, students enrolling in this course should already be familiar with elementary concepts such as greetings, the alphabet, telling time, and the basic principles of verb conjugation.


NURS 2299 -- Independent Study,   Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Independent Study allows a student to earn credit while participating in a supervised learning experience in a community-based or work setting. Students must have successfully completed two courses in the discipline in which they want to undertake independent study. Forms are available in the Educational Services Office. All arrangements must be made prior to registration for the semester in which the project is scheduled and must be approved by the appropriate Dean of Educational Services. In addition, a project outline must be approved by the instructor who will supervise the student's work.


NURS 2700 -- Health Promotion and the Role of the Professional Nurse,   9 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: Full admission to the Nursing Program

Co-requisite: NURS 2750

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL 2114

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Completion of CNA certification

This course introduces the student to the role of the professional nurse. The emphasis on health promotion across the lifespan includes learning about self-health, as well as holistic client health practices. Students learn to access and apply research evidence to guide safe preventative care. The student will incorporate communication and growth and development theory in a caring and culturally sensitive manner. The student will work as an ethical member of multi-disciplinary teams giving and receiving feedback about performance and use reflective thinking about their practice. Within the context of the nursing process, populations studied will include children, adults, older adults and the family experiencing a normal pregnancy.


NURS 2720 -- Transition to the Role of the Professional Nurse,   4 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: Full admission to the Nursing Program

Co-requisite: NURS 2750

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL 2114

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: LPN Licensure

This course is designed to expand the knowledge and skills of the LPN as they transition to the professional role within nursing. Emphasis is placed on health promotion through the lifespan and incorporates theories related to evidence-based practice, quality and safety, communication, collaboration, clinical decision-making/reasoning, informatics, assessment, caring and health-illness continuum.


NURS 2750 -- Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse,   2 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: Full admission to the Nursing Program

Co-requisite: NURS 2700 or NURS 2720

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: BIOL 2114

Recommended Skills, Abilities, or Coursework: Completion of CNA certification

This course introduces the student to the role of the nurse in promoting and supporting nutritional health. Emphasis is on the role nutrition plays in health promotion/prevention of illness, recovery from acute illness and/or management of chronic illness. Students learn to access evidence to support healthy nutritional choices that reduce risk factors for disease and/or illness across the lifespan. Students explore how culture, ethnicity, socio-economic status, nutritional trends and controversies, and integrative therapies influence the nutritional health of the client.


NURS 2800 -- Chronic and Palliative Care,   7 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: NURS 2700 or NURS 2720, NURS 2750, BIOL 2114

Co-requisite: NURS 2820, NURS 2850

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: SOC 1111 or ANTH 2201

This course focuses on the nursing care of clients experiencing chronic illness and/or end of life. Emphasis is placed on understanding the "lived experience" of clients and families. Ethical issues related to advocacy, self-determination, and autonomy are explored. Evidence-based practice is used to support appropriate focused assessments and management of care of clients experiencing concurrent illnesses/co-morbidities.


NURS 2820 -- Pharmacology and the Role of the Professional Nurse,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: NURS 2700 or NURS 2720, NURS 2750, BIOL 2114 all with a grade of C or better

Co-requisite: NURS 2800, NURS 2850

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: SOC 1111 or ANTH 2201

This course introduces theoretical concepts that enable students to provide safe and effective care related to pharmaceuticals and natural products to diverse clients across the lifespan. A framework is presented for approaching the study of pharmacotherapeutics including pharmaceutical research and regulation, quality and safety, major drug classifications, and clinical management.


NURS 2850 -- Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I,   2 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: NURS 2700 or NURS 2720, NURS 2750, BIOL 2114 all with a grade of C or better

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: SOC 1111 or ANTH 2201

Co-requisite: NURS 2800, NURS 2820

This course introduces a holistic perspective of pathophysiological processes and the disruption in normal body function. Emphasis will be on objective and subjective manifestations of common chronic health problems resulting from environmental, genetic, and stress-related maladaptations to provide a foundation for nursing care. This course complements selected topics addressed in Chronicity and End of Life to provide a comprehensive understanding of disease processes.


NURS 2900 -- Acute and Complex Care,   7 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: NURS 2800, NURS 2820 and NURS 2850 all with a grade of C or better

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PHIL 1200 or PHIL 1110, and SOC 1111 or ANTH 2201

Co-requisite: NURS 2920 and NURS 2950


This course focuses on the nursing care of clients experiencing acute disruptions of health and/or end of life issues. Emphasis is placed on understanding and application of theory and skills required to provide nursing care to clients with complex and/or unstable conditions. Evidence-based practice is used to support appropriate focused assessments, and effective, efficient nursing interventions. Knowledge of life span, developmental factors, cultural variables and legal aspects of care guide the ethical decision making in delivery of care.


NURS 2920 -- Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II,   2 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: NURS 2800, NURS 2820 and NURS 2850 all with a grade of C or better

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PHIL 1200 or PHIL 1110, and SOC 1111 or ANTH 2201

Co-requisite: NURS 2900 and NURS 2950

This course will facilitate ongoing critical thinking and analysis of pathophysiological concepts. Emphasis will be on interpretation and prioritization of data resulting from environmental, genetic, and stress-related maladaptations. This course complements the selected topics addressed in Acute & Complex Care to provide a comprehensive understanding of disease processes.


NURS 2950 -- Nursing Leadership I,   3 credits Search Current Course Schedule
Common Course Outline
Prerequisites: NURS 2800, NURS 2820 and NURS 2850 all with a grade of C or better

Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PHIL 1200 or PHIL 1110, and SOC 1111 or ANTH 2201

Co-requisite: NURS 2900 and NURS 2920

This course focuses on prioritization, delegation, and supervision of nursing care of clients across the lifespan. Healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environment issues are analyzed. Emphasis is on planning, collaborating and coordinating care for individuals and groups across the care continuum.