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Please Note: Courses effective Fall 2014; for earlier terms, please refer to the appropriate class schedule.

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*IAI (Illinois Articulation Agreement) - An agreement among participating Illinois colleges and universities to help Illinois college students transfer credit as easily as possible. See an advisor in the Advising and Counseling for additional information, or read about the IAI at www.iTransfer.org.

Nursing

NUR055 - Pre-Nursing
Course introduces the profession of nursing and provides the rationale for the relationship of basic science and nursing. Content focus is on improving basic academic skills with emphasis on reading and communication in nursing, as well as time management, stress management, and study skills, Part of three tandem courses required for continuing into the Associate Degree Nursing program.Prerequisite: Admission to ADN program as conditional student.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 0)
Fee: $25

NUR103 - Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice
Course introduces the concepts of professional nursing practice. Content includes the nursing process and the role of the nurse in assisting clients to maintain and promote health across the life span. Nursing skills taught in the college laboratory;variety of community agencies used for clinical practice Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program, MAT 102 or MAT Proficiency Examination and Nursing Assistant Certification approved by Illinois Dept. of Public Health.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

NUR104 - Nursing Care Concepts
Course examines concepts related to the care of the client with alterations affecting basic needs. Content focus is on the nursing process, the concept of caring, and the role of the nurse as the student assists clients to meet basic needs. Nursing skills taught in the college laboratory and implemented in a health care facility. Prerequisite: Completion of NUR 103 with minimum grade of C.
5 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 9)
Fee: $90

NUR105 - Nursing Concepts in the Care of the Psycho-Socially Maladaptive Client
Course concentrates on the client with mental disorders. Content includes adapting skills, concepts of caring, and knowledge of the role of the nurse to meet basic needs related to maintaining mental health. Taught and implemented in clinical practicum. Prerequisite: Completion of NUR 108 and all courses in the first semester, with minimum grade of C in all courses.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 1.5; lab: 5)
Fee: $60

NUR106 - Nursing Concepts in the Care of the Expanding Family
Course concentrates on the care of the expanding family. Content includes adaptation of the concepts of caring in the nursing process and in the nurse’s role in meeting the needs of selected clients and their families. Content focus is onprenatal care, diagnostic tests to evaluate fetal health, care during labor and delivery, nursing care of newborn and postpartum care. Appropriate skills taught in the college laboratory; clinical experience offered at community healthfacilities. Prerequisite: Completion of NUR 104 and all courses in the first semester, with minimum grade of C in all courses.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 1.5; lab: 5)
Fee: $60

NUR108 - Nursing Concepts in the Care of the Elderly
Course examines basic management skills for a nurse caring for a group of clients/residents. Content includes assuming the role of the nurse caring for the frail client, and implementing specific alterations that affect the client’s basicneeds and chronic health problems. Continuing focus is on the nursing process. Nursing skills taught in the college laboratory and implemented in a long-term health care facility. Prerequisite: Completion of NUR 104 and all courses in the first semester, with minimum grade of C in all courses.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 1.5; lab: 5)
Fee: $60

NUR151 - LPN Option
Course emphasizes the role of the LPN. Content includes legal and ethical responsibilities in the care of the client with selected health concerns. Course must be completed by the student entering the program with the intent to meet eligibility requirements to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses. Prerequisite: Completion of NUR 105, 106, 108 and concurrent general education and support courses, with minimum grade of C in all courses.
5 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 9)
Fee: $25

NUR153 - Introduction to Registered Nursing for the Licensed Practical Nurse
Course assists the LPN in understanding the comprehensive role of the registered nurse as specified by the philosophy and curriculum of the Oakton Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program. Content provides learning experiences to evaluate and enhance the LPN’s knowledge of nursing concepts and performance of nursing skills. Clinical experience provides opportunitiesto demonstrate theoretical knowledge in selected areas. Prerequisite: Completion of all requirements for advanced placement into the ADN program to include BIO 113 and MAT 102, except BIO 244; National League for Nursing Mobility Test with score at the 68th percentile or better; State of Illinois approved pharmacologycourse or equivalent; clinical experience as an LPN in health care setting for at least six months within last three years.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)
Fee: $25

NUR155 - Nursing Informatics
Course introduces the knowledge and skills necessary for the use of information technology by nurses in relation to patient care, the education of nurses, and clients and health care facility administration. Content includes awareness of legal and ethical issues associated with the use of nursing informatics, as well as exploring information technology related to clinical bedside practice, inpatientand outpatient monitoring; documentation; accessing research findings; education, health promotion; patient teaching, and ergonomics.Prerequisite: Consent of department chair.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

NUR160 - Pharmacotherapeutics I
Course in advanced pharmacology concentrates on nursing implications in assessing patient’s responses to pharmacotherapeutics. Content focus is on the nursing process in the administration of drug therapies within the disciplines ofgerontology, maternity, and psychiatric nursing. Prerequisite: BIO 244 or equivalent; concurrent enrollment in the clinical nursing course or consent of department chair.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

NUR207 - Nursing Concepts in the Care of the Adult Client
Course focuses on care of the adult client with specific alterations in basic needs. Content includes development of competency utilizing the nursing process and concepts of caring, and demonstrates the role of the nurse in a variety of health care settings. Nursing skills aught in the college laboratory and implemented in selected clinical settings. Prerequisite: Completion of NUR 105 and 106 and all first-level non-nursing support courses with minimum grade of C in all courses.
6 Credit Hours (lecture: 2.5; lab: 10)
Fee: $85

NUR208 - Nursing Concepts in the Care of Acutely Ill Clients
Course focuses on the adult client with complex alterations in basic needs. Content includes development of skills in utilizing the nursing process, and caring concepts, and demonstrating competence in the role of the nurse, assisting the client to meet complex needs in a variety of clinical settings. Prerequisite: Completion of NUR 207 and NUR 212 and all third semester non-nursing support courses, with minimum grade of C in all courses.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 1.5; lab: 6)
Fee: $65

NUR209 - Nursing Care Concepts Related to Community and Home Health
Course concentrates on the basic principles of home health nursing. Content includes applying the nursing process to the client and family in the home health care setting to facilitate emphasis on the caring model; health care needs of diverse populations across the life span will be addressed. Prerequisite: Completion of NUR 207 and NUR 212 and all third semester non-nursing support courses, with minimum grade of C in all courses.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 4)
Fee: $65

NUR210 - Nursing: Challenges, Issues and Trends
Course explores nursing as a profession. Content includes historical perspectives, nursing education, current nursing practice, the relationship of nursing to society and the impact of society on the practice of nursing. Prerequisite: Completion ofthe first year nursing courses with minimum grade of C in all courses.
2 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 0)
Fee: $30

NUR211 - Nursing Care Concepts Related to Management of Client Care
Course introduces the graduating student to the basic knowledge and skills related to coordinating and managing client care as required in the professionof nursing. Prerequisite: Completion of NUR 208 and NUR 209 with minimum grade of C in all courses.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 5)
Fee: $60

NUR212 - Nursing Concepts in the Care of Children
Course focuses on care of the child from birth through adolescence. Content includes specific skills related to the care of children, with focus on health promotion, as well as the nursing care of both the acutely ill and chronically ill child; adapting the nursing process in the clinical setting; demonstrating knowledge of the role of the nurse and caring concepts to assist the child and family in meeting basic needs. Hospital and community settings used for clinical practice. Prerequisite: Completion of NUR 105, NUR 106 and all first level non-nursing support courses, with minimum grade of C in all courses.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 5)
Fee: $75

NUR260 - Pharmacotherapeutics II
Course covers advanced pharmacology. Content focuses on nursing implications in assessing patient’s responses to pharmacotherapeutics, and the nursing process used in the administration of drug therapies within the disciplines of pediatrics and medical-surgical nursing. Prerequisite: BIO 244 or equivalent; concurrent enrollment in the clinical nursing course or consent of departmentchair.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

NUR261 - Nursing Practice Review
Course covers a review of basic professional nursing practice for the graduate nurse. It provides both didactic and clinical experience. Knowledge of professional nursing practice is assumed and necessary to be successful in the course. This course will prepare the graduate to return to the clinical setting after an extended absence. Prerequisite: Graduate of a professional nursing program who needs to meet the requirement for licensure or practice in a controlled setting. Consent of department chair required.
7 Credit Hours (lecture: 4; lab: 7)
Fee: $90

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