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NURS110W Nursing Success Seminar
(1 Credit)
The Nursing Success Seminar course facilitates students' success in the nursing program and the nursing profession by introducing concepts basic to nursing education and practice. Learning activities help students develop study, test-taking and time management skills. Students learn about the history of the nursing profession and issues facing nurses, including legal and ethical issues in today's healthcare climate. Discussions focus on the different levels of nursing education as well as the roles, responsibilities and professional opportunities associated with each level. The course introduces students to theories and conceptual frameworks used to support nursing practice. Students examine the New Hampshire Nurse Practice Acts and discuss legal and ethical issues in nursing practice. The course introduces students to the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX) for registered nurses test plan in reference to the program of study at White Mountains Community College's nursing program. Evidence based practice is introduced using nursing research to support current nursing practice and encourage continuous nursing inquiry. (Prerequisite - Corequisite: NURS111W, BIOL114W, PSYC112W)

NURS111W Nursing I
(8 Credits)
The Nursing I course prepares students to deliver patient-centered holistic, safe, effective, and culturally appropriate care via the nursing process, through shared decision making to a diverse population throughout the life span. Students will demonstrate understanding of theory and practice skills for basic assessment, medication administration, and management of basic universal human needs in health promotion, education, documentation, and healthcare informatics. Students will also be introduced to therapeutic and professional communication techniques including the use of SBAR; levels of prevention in healthcare; multicultural practice; and meeting basic human needs across the life span within a contemporary context for professional nursing. Simulation lab and clinical will be utilized to reinforce concepts from lecture as well as facilitate critical thinking and develop clinical reasoning skills. (Prerequisite - Corequisite: NURS110W, BIOLW114, PSYC112W)

NURS112W Nursing II
(9 Credits)
The Nursing II course expands on previous concepts and competencies introduced during Nursing I. Students will demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of theory and practice skills for assessment, medication administration, and management of universal human needs in health promotion, education, documentation, and healthcare informatics. Holistic nursing care of patients and families during childbearing years as well as selected alterations in health across the life span and concepts of Infection, Immunity, and Inflammation will be discussed. Students will demonstrate increasing complexity in their abilities to critically think and clinically reason using the programs conceptual framework as a guide for practice. Simulation lab and clinical will be utilized to reinforce concepts from lecture as well as facilitate the continued development of critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills. (Prerequisite: NURS110W, NURS111W BIOL114W, PSYC112W; Corequisite: BIOL115W)

NURS210W Nursing III
(10 Credits)
The Nursing III course expands upon previous concepts and competencies introduced during Nursing I and II. Nursing III examines the theoretical concepts related to the delivery of comprehensive nursing care to patients across the life span experiencing multiple health problems. The course utilizes the nursing process as the framework for nursing care using evidence-based practice and critical thinking/clinical reasoning. Nursing care is directed toward supporting and promoting effective adaptation in individuals confronted with complex illness.  Principles of mental health nursing and community nursing are also examined and applied  to individuals, families and groups across the life span. Clinical experiences offer students the opportunity to integrate the theoretical concepts into practice within a structured setting. (Prerequisite: NURS112W; Corequisites:BIOL211W, PSYC111W)

NURS214W Nursing IV
(9 Credits)
The Nursing IV course expands upon previous concepts and competencies introduced during Nursing I, II, and III.  Nursing IV analyzes and applies the theoretical concepts related to the role of the professional nurse and examines comprehensive nursing care for patients across the life span experiencing critical complex health problems. The course continues to utilize the nursing process as the framework for nursing care using evidence-based practice and critical thinking/clinical reasoning. Nursing IV also examines healthcare delivery and infrastructure as students consolidate their role as a professional nurse. Clinical experiences offer students the opportunity to integrate the theoretical concepts into practice within a structured setting. (Prerequisite: NURS210W; Corequisite: HUMA212W)