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Nurse Education (NSG)
Program Course Descriptions


BIO211 Anatomy & Physiology 1
CMP101 Composition 1
Pre: Placement exam score
Emphasis is on developing skills of writing, reading, analytical thinking, and research. Students are introduced to thought provoking ideas in readings from a variety of disciplines and learn to organize material, analyze ideas, and produce clear writing. Fulfills open and liberal arts electives.
NSG101 Nursing 1
Pre: Communications and Mathematics Proficiencies
Co: BIO103 and PSY102 and CMP101
Prepares the student to view persons holistically using Maslow's Human Needs Theory and the nursing process. Students are introduced to the Nurse of the Future Core Competencies for nursing practice. Didactic, laboratory and clinical practice experiences provide the framework for the student to assimmilate the knowledge, skills and behaviors which are considered basic to nursing practice across the lifespan. Evidence based knowledge and sensitivity to age, gender, culture, race, health disparities, socioeconomic status and spirituality are introduced with special consideration given to the older adult. Content draws upon the knowledge from the biophysical and psychological sciences, which are taught concurrently. The Nursing Skills Laboratory is an integral part of learning, providing the student opportunities to observe, practice, plan and demonstrate clinical skills. Correlated clinical experiences are offered in diverse health care settings.
NSG104 Introduction to Pharmacology
Pre: Communication and Mathematics proficiency
Introduces basic principles of pharmacology, identifying the legal and scientific principles of safe medication and immunization administration. The emphasis will be on drug nomenclature and classification systems, drug approval and regulation, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and the use of the nursing process for the safe and effective administration of medications. Evidence based knowledge and sensitivity to age, gender, culture, race, health disparities, socioeconomic status and spirituality as part of the medication administration process are introduced. The student will participate in simulated medication administration experiences.
PSY102 Introductory Psychology
Pre: Communications Proficiency
Systematic study of behavior including the development of psychology as a science, the biological basis of behavior, learning and memory, motivation, sensation and perception, personality development, cognitive processes, maturation and development, and adjustment. Fulfills open, liberal arts, social science, and behavioral science electives.
BIO212 Anatomy & Physiology 2
CMP102-150 Composition 2 Elective
Pre: CMP101
Emphasis is on the principles and practices of newspaper writing, editing and the publication of printed media, typography, copyfitting, headline writing, and photo journalism. Two lectures and one writing lab are scheduled each week. The work may include writing for college or community publications. Fulfills open, liberal arts, composition 2, and humanities electives.
NSG102 Nursing 2
Pre: NSG101, NSG104, BIO103, PSY102, and CMP101
Co: BIO104 AND PSY118
Prepares the student to become a provider of care to the childbearing and childrearing family. The student will perform a comprehensive health assessment guided by Maslow's Human Needs Theory and the nursing process. The focus is on the biophysical, cultural, emotional and social factors involved in nursing practice across the lifespan. Didactic, laboratory and clinical practice experiences provide the basis to apply acquired knowledge, skills and behaviors. A family centered approach is emphasized with utilization of the nursing process and Nurse of the Future Competencies. Under the guidance of the faculty, students use evidence based knowledge with sensitivity to age, gender, culture, race, health, disparities, socioeconomic status and spirituality. Correlated clinical experiences are provided in diverse health care settings. Collaboration with members of the health care team is introduced.
NSG105 Pharmacology and the Role of the Registered Nurse
Pre: NSG101, NSG104, BIO103, CMP101,PSY102
This course builds on the basic principles of pharmacology from Foundations of Nursing (NSG101). The emphasis will be on the drug classification system, pharmacodynamics and therapeautic actions of drugs and the use of the nursing process for the safe and effective administration of medications.
PSY204 Human Growth and Development
BIO214 Microbiology
NSG201 Nursing 3
Pre: NSG102, NSG 105, BIO104, PSY118, CMP 2 Elective
Co: SOC106 AND BIO110
Prepares the student to practice nursing within the legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks using Maslow's Human Needs Theory and the nursing process. Didactic, laboratory and clinical practice experiences provide the framework for the student to develop the knowledge skills and behaviors for nursing practice, guided by the Nurse of the Future Core Competencies. Emphasis is placed on the health care needs of the adult and older adult patient. Under the guidance of the faculty, students use evidence based knowledge with sensitivity to age, gender, culture, race, health disparities, socioeconomic status and spirituality to care for one to two patients in diverse health settings. Collaboration with members of the health care team is fostered.
SOC106 Introduction to Sociology
Pre: Communications Proficiency
Introduction to the study of society, employing all the basic concepts of sociology, such as: the structure and functions of society, culture, norms, roles and status. Attention is given to the origins of sociology, its methods and its place as one of the social sciences. Fulfills open, liberal arts and social science electives.
NE-ELECTIVE Nurse Education Directed Elective
NSG202 Nursing 4
Pre: NSG201, BIO110, SOC106
Co: NSG203 and Nurse Education Directed Elective
Prepares the student to practice nursing within the legal, ethical and regulatory framework using Maslow's Human Needs Theory and the nursing process. Didactic, laboratory and clinical practice experiences provide the framework for the student to build on their knowledge, skills and behaviours for nursing practice, guided by the Nurse of the Future Core Competencies. Emphasis is placed on the care of the adult in the community and mental health settings. Nursing management, leadership and delegation skills are developed. Under the guidance of the faculty, students use evidence based knowledge with sensitivity to age, gender, culture, race, health disparities, socioeconomic status and spirituality to care fo a patient or groups of patients in diverse health settings. The learner builds competence with leadership, management and delegation and collaboration with health care team members.
NSG203 The Registered Nurse in Contemporary Society
Pre: NSG201, BIO110, SOC106
Co: NSG202 and Nurse Education Directed Elective
Prepares students to make the transition into the role of the professional nurse by critically examining issues and trends in Professional Nursing Practice. The professional role of the nurse is explored from a historical, economic and political perspective. Emphasis is placed on helping the student to make the transition to membership within the discipline of nursing. Students are expected to read critically and analytically on topics that impact nurses in contemporary practice settings. Topics include legal responsibilities for practice, ethical issues, leadership and the development of the professional role.
North Shore Community College reserves the right to make changes in courses, program requirements, policies, and regulations as circumstances dictate. There is no guarantee that any listed course will be offered in any given semester.
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