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2015-2016 College Catalog
Pellissippi State Community College
   
 
  Nov 20, 2017
 
 
    
2015-2016 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions

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General Information

Learning support prerequisites: Enrollment in most college-level courses requires qualifying test scores or completion of learning support coursework. To determine eligibility for college-level courses, students who have tested into learning support courses should check the advising chart on the following Web page: www.pstcc.edu/advising/resources/dsp/.

Tennessee Board of Regents designations: Courses denoted with the ♦ symbol are General Education courses transferable within the Tennessee Board of Regents system. Every TBR institution incorporates a common 41-hour General Education core into its degree requirements and accepts all courses designated with the ♦ symbol as meeting these requirements. A complete matrix of courses that satisfy General Education requirements at all TBR institutions is available on the TBR Web page, policies.tbr.edu/policies/general-education-requirements-and-degree-requirements.

University of Tennessee designations: Courses denoted with the ★ symbol are Pellissippi State courses that receive direct course equivalency at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Courses

 

Nursing

  
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    NURS 1150 - Fundamentals of Nursing

    Credit(s): 9
    An introduction to the practice of nursing, with emphasis on meeting therapeutic nursing care of adults and children with physiological, psychosocial, and perioperative needs, introduction to pharmacotherapeutics, and application of fundamental concepts and the beginning development of nursing competencies. The study and application of nursing skills necessary to meet patient needs across the lifespan are included in this course. Six hours lecture and nine hours clinical/lab experience per week.  Due to scheduling availability, the amount of actual clinical hours each week may vary but will average to nine hours a week.

    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into Pellissippi State’s nursing program

    Corequisite(s): BIOL 2010  and PSYC 2130  

  
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    NURS 1160 - Lifespan Nursing I

    Credit(s): 9
    The course focuses on the therapeutic nursing care and modalities in the care of adults and children with emphasis on cardiac, respiratory, and neurological systems. Based on the nursing process, this course focuses on health promotion in meeting patient needs in a variety of medical and surgical settings. Six hours lecture and nine hours clinical/lab experience per week.  Due to scheduling availability, the amount of actual clinical hours each week may vary but will average to nine hours a week.

    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2010  and NURS 1150  and  PSYC 2130  

    Corequisite(s): BIOL 2020  and ENGL 1010  

  
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    NURS 1170 - Bridge to Registered Nurse (RN) Practice

    Credit(s): 9
    An introduction to the practice of nursing, with emphasis on meeting therapeutic nursing care of adults and children with physiological, psychosocial, perioperative needs, introduction to pharmacotherapeutics, and application of fundamental concepts and the beginning development of nursing competencies. The study and application of nursing skills necessary to meet patient needs across the lifespan are included in this course.This course focuses on the therapeutic nursing care and modalities in the care of adults and children with emphasis on cardiac, respiratory, Fluid, Electrolytes, and integumentary systems.  Based on the nursing process, this course focuses on health promotion in meeting patient needs in a variety of medical and surgical settings.  Concepts of transitioning to the role of a registered nurse are also included. Six hours lecture and nine hours clinical/lab experience per week.  Due to scheduling availability, the amount of actual clinical hours each week may vary but will average to nine hours a week.

    Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into PSCC nursing program and
    BIOL 2010  and BIOL 2020  and ENGL 1010  and PSYC 2130  

  
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    NURS 2150 - Lifespan Nursing II

    Credit(s): 9
    This course focuses on the therapeutic nursing care and modalities in the care of adults and children with emphasis on behavior, thought, and mood; renal/urinary system, men’s health; endocrine system and maternal/newborn family-centered nursing.  Based on the nursing process, this course focuses on care in a variety of medical, surgical, and community settings with an emphasis on alterations in behavior, thought, and mood, assessment and family-centered assessment, communication, care management, and clinical interventions in care of patients across the lifespan. Six hours lecture and nine hours clinical/lab experience per week.  Due to scheduling availability, the amount of actual clinical hours each week may vary but will average to nine hours a week.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 1160  or NURS 1170 

  
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    NURS 2160 - Lifespan Nursing III

    Credit(s): 9
    This course focuses on the therapeutic nursing care and modalities in the care of adults and children with emphasis on women’s health, gastrointestinal/biliary, hematological/oncologic/immunological, sensorineural, neurological, and musculoskeletal systems. Based on the nursing process, this course further develops the competencies of assessment, communication, care management, and clinical interventions in care of patients across the lifespan. Six hours lecture and nine hours clinical/lab experience per week.  Due to scheduling availability, the amount of actual clinical hours each week may vary but will average to nine hours a week.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 2150  

    Corequisite(s): NURS 2170  

  
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    NURS 2170 - Transitions to Nursing Practice

    Credit(s): 3
    The hybrid course provides the foundation for understanding organizational behavior, developing nursing leadership and management skills to assist the student in the transition to registered nurse. Emphasis will be placed on the development of professional behaviors. Highlights from each area of nursing practice will be reviewed, including knowledge and application of nursing processes appropriate to each stage of development, disease processes, application of the nursing process to each state of development, and issues related to nursing practice.

    Prerequisite(s): NURS 2150  

    Corequisite(s): NURS 2160  

 


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