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Note: some or all of the courses in the subjects marked as "Transfer" can be used towards a transfer degree: Associate of Science and Arts or Associate of Engineering Science at DACC. Transferability for specific institutions and majors varies. Consult a counselor for this information.

Areas of Study | Nursing - 16 courses
NURS107 Orientation to Health Occupations Fields (Fall) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Students will have the opportunity to research and discuss areas in the Health Occupational field in which they are interested. By the end of the class, students will know the educational requirements, employment opportunities and salary expectations for numerous health occupations. This course also serves as an introduction to the Certified Nursing Assistant Program.
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NURS108 Employment Skills for CNA ( ) – 1.0 hours
Course Description: This course is designed to provide practical information to students concerning the career of the Certified Nurse Assistant profession and to determine if this is the career path they wish to take.
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NURS109 Employment Skills for CNA () – 1.0 hours
Course Description: This course is designed to provide practical information to students concerning the career of the Certified Nurse Assistant profession and to determine if this is the career path they wish to take.
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NURS110 Role of Nurse Assistant ( ) – 5.0 hours
Course Description: Role of the Nurse Assistant covers the classroom theory instructional portion (90 of 130 clock hours). Class designed to prepare students to provide basic health care in hospitals and nursing homes.
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NURS111 Basic Nursing Procedures ( ) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: Class designed to prepare students to provide basic health care in hospitals and nursing homes. This course, the clinical portion of the curriculum, is a continuation of NURS 110.
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NURS112 Seminar/Internship Health Occupations III () – .0 hours
Course Description: This preparation level course provides learning experiences to further enhance the student's preparation to perform more advanced skills than covered in Health Occupation I-II. Students are placed on extended campus seventy-five percent (75%) of the time for clinical experience and twenty-five percent (25%) of the time on independent study in the classroom. Instructional and clinical experiences will be in community health, industrial health, mental health, recreational therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, physical rehabilitation social service geriatrics and advanced patient care. Second year students who have met performance/task completion criteria may be placed in paid or unpaid internships in a related business/industry. Internships, in general, will provide advanced skill development and last longer than an extended campus. (High School/College Express Program only)
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NURS115 Certified Nursing Assistant Skills Refresher Course (Fall & Spring) – 0.5.0 hours
Course Description: The CNA Refresher Course is intended to provide students with a re-introduction to the Certified Nursing Assistant field. The course is in place to make certain that students still have the necessary knowledge and skills required to work as a nursing assistant. The course will include classroom a classroom portion as well as a lab segment.
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NURS120 Health Occupations I: Role of Nurse Assistant (Fall) – 3.0 hours
Course Description: The initial 45 hours of a 99 hour program meets fall semester and is designed to prepare students to provide basic health care in health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes. Instruction will include such topics as: Understanding health care settings, the healthcare team, legal and ethical issues, human growth and development, the aging process, common acute and chronic conditions, and Alzheimer’s disease. Class designed to prepare students to provide basic healthcare in hospitals and nursing homes.
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NURS121 Health Occupations II: Basic Nursing Procedures (Spring) – 2.0 hours
Course Description: The final 54 of a 99 hour program meets Spring semester and is designed to prepare students to provide basic health care in health care facilities such as hospitals and nursing homes. Instruction will include such topics as: Infection control, safety and body mechanics, emergency care, lifting and moving a resident, personal care skills, basic nursing skills, nutrition and elimination, and rehabilitation & restorative care.

Class designed to prepare students to provide basic health care in hospitals and nursing homes. This course, the clinical portion of the curriculum, is a continuation of NURS 120.

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NURS192 Concepts of Nursing (ADN Level I, First Semester) () – 12.0 hours
Course Description: Foundational preparation for nursing care based on the philosophy and science of nursing with content drawn from the physical, social, biological, and nutritional sciences. Incorporates identification of individual needs for life and health as a vital dimension of nursing care. Emphasis on the application of knowledge and the development of assessment skills for the individual’s needs in health or illness. Focuses on the development of skills related to the nursing process, communication, and interactions with the environment. Clinical experience provided in the hospital environment. (Course includes theoretical and clinical components.)
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NURS194 Adult Nursing (ADN Level I, Second Semester) () – 8.0 hours
Course Description: Application of the nursing process to concepts of health and illness related to adult needs in a nursing environment. Expands the focus to enhance the student’s understanding of pharmacological needs as well as personal, interpersonal, and social needs and interactions of the individual. Clinical and observational experiences are provided in the hospital and community environments. (Course includes theoretical and clinical components.)
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NURS195 Maternal-Child Health Nursing (ADN Level I, Second Semester) () – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Foundational preparation for the provision of nursing care to the individual with maternal-child health needs. Instruction and supervised clinical experience provide understanding of the ways in which to assess, plan, intervene and evaluate the family, women/maternal health, peri-natal, and post-natal periods, as well as the child from birth through adolescence. Emphasis is on: Maternal health and illness, gynecological health and illness, labor and delivery, postpartum care, newborn care, and growth and development of children and adolescents in the hospital and community environments. (Course includes theoretical, skills lab, and clinical components.)
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NURS296 Advanced Nursing I (ADN Level II, First Semester) () – 6.0 hours
Course Description: Advanced preparation for the facilitation of nursing care to individuals with complex health needs. Focuses on the nurse's unique role to design and manage care for individuals from birth to older adulthood in the acute care environment. Emphasizes the nurse's collaborative communications with other healthcare professionals for health teaching and advocacy. Synthesizes theory and clinical experiences in the transition from the LPN to the RN role. (Course includes theoretical and clinical components.)
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NURS297 Advanced Nursing II (ADN Level II, First Semester) () – 6.0 hours
Course Description: Emphasizes the significance of nursing care in relation to complex health needs of the individual from birth to older adulthood. Focuses on the collaborative communication with other members of the health care team and with the individual and family in the hospital environment for health teaching and client advocacy. Theory and clinical experience enhance the integration of principles of advanced nursing. (Course includes theoretical and clinical components.)
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NURS298 Advanced Nursing III (ADN Level II, Second Semester) () – 8.0 hours
Course Description: Formulates nursing care and communication for the individual, family and community, with complex physical/psychological health needs. Integrates biophysical, genetic, developmental and environmental information focused on behavioral health issues in the lifespan from childhood through adult. This course emphasizes the role of the community, effects on populations, culture, and disease prevention and health promotion. Theory and clinical experience create the opportunity for integration of principles of advanced nursing, health teaching, and client advocacy regarding mental health, to maximize holistic outcomes, and to recognize community and populations health risks. (Course includes theoretical and clinical components.)
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NURS299 Advanced Nursing IV (ADN Level II, Second Semester) () – 4.0 hours
Course Description: Discriminates principles of advanced nursing for the complex health needs of the individual from birth to older adulthood with a focus on health teaching and client advocacy. Compares health and illness, addressing issues related to professionalism, management, nursing power and politics, and career planning. Clinical experience is designed in hospital environment, and supports the transition of student nurse to professional nurse. (Course includes theoretical and clinical components.)
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