Course Descriptions - Spring

Please Note: Courses descriptions for Spring 2020; for earlier terms, please contact enrollment services for the appropriate class schedule.

This a list of all courses the College can offer; the College does not offer all courses every semester. For the current semester's courses, go to the class schedule. The class schedule provides more complete information, including course description, instructor, course fee, and textbook required.

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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 Academic Advising 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 - Nursing Concepts 1A
Course introduces the student to professional nursing practice and health promotion that recognizes patient preferences, culture and values. The course helps students to develop concepts of nursing care. The nursing process and role of the registered nurse are emphasized as students assist patients to maintain and promote health. Students will develop therapeutic communication, perform health and physical assessments, and demonstrate basic nursing skills. Students will examine evidence based practice (EBP) nursing standards with a focus on safety. Nursing skills are taught in the nursing lab and the college’s Simulation Hospital, and implemented in health care facilities. Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. MAT 070 or appropriate score on Mathematic placement test. Nursing Assistant Certification approved by Illinois Department of Public Health. NUR 111 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment in NUR 111.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 6)
Fee: $75

NUR104 - Nursing Concepts 1B
Course allows students to apply concepts of professional nursing practice and health promotion. The nursing process is emphasized as students assist patients with alterations in basic human needs and adaptation to acute and chronic health conditions. The course focuses on applying the nursing process with respect to patient preference, values and needs. Students will implement therapeutic communication, assessment techniques, and the application of intermediate nursing skills. Principles of Evidence Based Practice (EBP) will be presented in relation to safe nursing care. Nursing skills are taught in the nursing lab and the college’s Simulation Hospital, and implemented in health care facilities. Prerequisite: NUR 103 with a minimum grade of C.
5 Credit Hours (lecture: 2.5; lab: 5)
Fee: $90

NUR109 - Nursing Concepts 2A: Maternal-Child
Course focuses on care of the patient from conception through adolescence. The nursing process will be utilized and adapted in implementing and coordinating patient centered care, and critical thinking. Students will experience being a member of the healthcare team, develop effective communication skills, utilize technology and incorporate care that promotes patient safety. Principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) will be explored and applied to patient care. Nursing skills are taught in the Nursing Lab, the college's Simulation Hospital, and implemented in health care facilities. Prerequisite: NUR 104 with a minimum grade of C. NUR 112 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment in NUR 112.
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 6)
Fee: $60

NUR110 - Nursing Concepts 2B: Chronic Illness
Course focuses on care of the patients with chronic illness. The nursing process will be utilized and adapted in implementing and coordinating patient centered care, and critical thinking. Students will experience being a member of the healthcare team, develop effective communication skills, utilize technology and incorporate care that promotes patient safety. Principles of evidence-based practice (EBP) will be explored and applied to patient care. Nursing skills are taught in the Nursing Lab, the college's Simulation Hospital, and implemented in health care facilities. Prerequisite: NUR 104 with a minimum grade of C. NUR 112 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment in NUR 112.
5 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 6)
Fee: $140

NUR111 - Nursing Pharmacology 1
Course introduces the concepts of pharmacotherapeutics in nursing practice. Students will learn principles of pharmacology, how to convert units and safely calculate dosages. Characteristics of medications/classifications applicable to NUR 104 will be evaluated. Medication administration nursing responsibilities including safety, monitoring and teaching are emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program. NUR 103 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment in NUR 103.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

NUR112 - Nursing Pharmacology 2
Course introduces the concepts of pharmacotherapeutics across the lifespan. Students will learn principles of pharmacology from conception to birth, specific to the pediatric populations, and related to the geriatric population with a focus on chronic conditions. Characteristics of medications/classifications applicable to NUR 109 and NUR 110 will be evaluated. Medication administration nursing responsibilities including safety, monitoring and teaching are emphasized. Prerequisite: NUR 111 with a minimum grade of C.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

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 opportunities to 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 pharmacology course 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

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 of the 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 profession of 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

NUR213 - Perioperative Nursing
This course is designed to provide students with an introduction to, and experiential learning opportunity in, perioperative nursing. Students will be exposed to the knowledge and skills required to provide safe, patient-centered care in the operating environment. Clinical component allows students to work in multidisciplinary teams in the care of the perioperative patient. Students will focus on strategies that foster communication and quality patient care. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 1 year of a nursing program that includes clinical experience.
3 Credit Hours (lecture: 1.5; lab: 3)
Fee: $30

NUR214 - Nursing Pharmacology 3
Course introduces the concepts of pharmacotherapeutics in acute and critical care medical-surgical nursing. Students will learn principles of pharmacology related to critical care, acute care, and management of health alterations. Characteristics of medications/classifications applicable to NUR 215 will be evaluated. Medication administration nursing responsibilities including safety, monitoring and teaching are emphasized. Prerequisite: NUR 112 with a minimum grade of C.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

NUR215 - Nursing Concepts 3
Course focuses on care of the adult patient in the acute and critical care settings. Content includes utilizing the nursing process related to the role of the registered nurse in integrating and coordinating patient centered care. Students will experience being a member of the healthcare team, evaluate communication skills, utilize technology and incorporate care that promotes safety. Evidence based practice (EBP) will be examined and applied to patient care. Nursing skills are taught in the nursing lab, the college’s Simulation Hospital, and implemented in health care facilities. Prerequisite: NUR 109 and NUR 110 with a minimum grade of C. NUR 214 with a minimum grade of C or concurrent enrollment in NUR 214.
10 Credit Hours (lecture: 5; lab: 10)
Fee: $85

NUR216 - Nursing Concepts 4A
Course allows the student to practice the concepts of patient care, critical thinking, and effective communication across the health care continuum. The focus is on the coordination and synthesis of patient care in both the community and behavioral health setting. The student will apply principles of pharmacology specific to these patient populations. The student will refine and strengthen nursing judgment utilizing evidence-based practice (EBP) in an interdisciplinary setting. Learning will take place in a variety of health care settings and the college’s Simulation Hospital. Prerequisite: NUR 214 and NUR 215 with a minimum grade of C
4 Credit Hours (lecture: 2; lab: 4)
Fee: $125

NUR217 - Nursing Concepts 4B
Course allows the student to practice the concepts of patient care, critical thinking, and effective communication across the health care continuum. The focus is on the coordination, management and delegation of patient care. The student will refine and strengthen nursing judgment utilizing evidence-based practice (EBP) in an interdisciplinary setting. Students will be introduced to management concepts. Quality Improvement and trends in nursing practice will be explored. Learning will take place in a variety of health care settings and the college’s Simulation Hospital. Prerequisite: NUR 214 and NUR 215 with a minimum grade of C.
7 Credit Hours (lecture: 3; lab: 8)
Fee: $120

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 department chair.
1 Credit Hours (lecture: 1; lab: 0)

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