I. Course Prefix/Number: NUR 055
Course Name: Pre-Nursing
Credits: 4(4 lec: 0 lab)
III. Course (Catalog) Description
IV. Learning Objectives
1. Utilize learning experiences related to course content to facilitate success in Nursing 103/104.
2. Utilize improved communication skills to meet requirements for success in the ADN program.
3. Successfully interact with faculty, peers, and assigned clients as part of the nursing program.
4. Develop a time management schedule and study skills to facilitate success in the ADN program.
5. Demonstrate improved study skills and time management ability by earning a grade of C or above in Nursing 103 and 104.
6. Demonstrate improved reading and communication skills by achieving a grade of C or above in Nursing 103 and104.
7. Utilize orientation to nursing and the nursing process to better understand nursing theory and practice in Nursing 103 and 104, and achieve a grade of C or better in Nursing 103 and 104.
8. Give examples of the relationship of nursing and basic science which facilitate developing a rationale for selected nursing actions.
9. As a group member, demonstrate results of collaborative learning techniques and productive group interaction through presentation of “Final Project” – integrating all aspects of Summer session.
V. Academic Integrity and Student Conduct
• plagiarism (turning in work not written by you, or lacking proper citation),
• falsification and fabrication (lying or distorting the truth),
• helping others to cheat,
• unauthorized changes on official documents,
• pretending to be someone else or having someone else pretend to be you,
• making or accepting bribes, special favors, or threats, and
• any other behavior that violates academic integrity.
There are serious consequences to violations of the academic integrity policy. Oakton's policies and procedures provide students a fair hearing if a complaint is made against you. If you are found to have violated the policy, the minimum penalty is failure on the assignment and, a disciplinary record will be established and kept on file in the office of the Vice President for Student Affairs for a period of 3 years.
Please review the Code of Academic Conduct and the Code of Student Conduct, both located online at
VI. Sequence of Topics
Gastrointestinal System Disease
Urinary System Disease
Health and Wellness
Nursing Process Assessment
Fluid and Electrolytes
History of Nursing
Legal and Ethical
Logging on to OCC
Organizing a Schedule
Note Taking Techniques, Mnemonic
VII. Methods of Instruction
Others as identified in course unit (Appendices)
Course may be taught as face-to-face, hybrid or online course.
VIII. Course Practices Required
IX. Instructional Materials
X. Methods of Evaluating Student Progress
XI. Other Course Information
B. Class Policy on:
Periodic pre-scheduled examinations shall be given throughout the semester. Anyone who misses an exam may be allowed, at the discretion of the instructor, to make up the test in the testing center.
Incomplete Grades: See College Catalog.
Written work is a requirement of the course. Failure to submit completed written
assignments constitutes an unsatisfactory grade in the course unless arrangements have been made with the instructor.
C. Support Services
Instructional Media Services
Enrollment Management - Enrollment, registration, evaluation and record-keeping
Office of Research - Surveys and reports
Health Services - health forms, physicals, and medical tests
Bookstore - textbooks
College Advancement - Publications and Marketing
If you have a documented learning, psychological, or physical disability you may be entitled to reasonable academic accommodations or services. To request accommodations or services, contact the Access and Disability Resource Center at the Des Plaines or Skokie campus. All students are expected to fulfill essential course requirements. The College will not waive any essential skill or requirement of a course or degree program.
Oakton Community College is committed to maintaining a campus environment emphasizing the dignity and worth of all members of the community, and complies with all federal and state Title IX requirements.
Resources and support for
- pregnancy-related and parenting accommodations; and
- victims of sexual misconduct
Resources and support for LGBTQ+ students can be found at www.oakton.edu/lgbtq.