Nursing (NURS)

Classes

NURS 100 : Nurse Aide

This course prepares entry-level nurse aides to provide care to the elderly, ill, and disabled.

Topics include personal care, infection control, communication, resident rights, emotional support and care of special populations. After successful completion of NURS 100 and NURS 100L, students are eligible to take the State of Hawai‘i Nurse Aide certification exam.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100L.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

NURS 100L : Nurse Aide Clinical Lab

This course prepares entry level nurse aides to provide care to the elderly, ill, and disabled. Course activities will take place in the clinical lab and in off-site clinical environments. Topics include personal care, infection control, communication, resident rights, emotional support and care of special populations. After successful completion of NURS 100 and NURS 100L, students are eligible to take the State of Hawai‘i Nurse Aide certification exam.

credits

2

Class Hours

6 lab

Prerequisites

Qualified for ENG 100L. Basic life support CPR and first aid certification, malpractice insurance, health clearances, and criminal background check.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

NURS 203 : General Pharmacology

This course discusses drugs with an emphasis on sites and mechanisms of action, toxicity, fate, and uses of major therapeutic agents. This class is intended for students in health sciences and related fields.

credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in NURS 210 and NURS 211.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Spring

NURS 210 : Health Promotion Across the Lifespan

This course focuses on identifying needs of the total person across the lifespan in a wellness/health promotion model of care. It introduces the roles of the nurse, nursing code of ethics, and the nursing process with emphasis on learning self-health and client health practices. To support self-health and client health practices, students learn to access research evidence about healthy lifestyle patterns and risk factors for disease/illness, apply growth and development theory, interview clients in a culturally sensitive manner, and work as members of a multidisciplinary team utilizing reflective thinking and self-analysis.

credits

9

Class Hours

3 lecture and 18 lab

Prerequisites

Admission into the Career Ladder Nursing Program.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall

NURS 211 : Professionalism in Nursing I

This first level course focuses on the history of nursing practice and education. Ethical and legal aspects as well as professional responsibilities in the practice of nursing are emphasized. In addition, an introduction to the professional standards of nursing are presented.

credits

1

Class Hours

1 lecture

Prerequisites

Admission into the Career Ladder Nursing Program.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall

NURS 212 : Pathophysiology

This course will introduce students to pathophysiologic concepts which serve as a foundation to understanding the basis of illness and injury and their corresponding spectrum of human response. These concepts will serve as a foundation for the formulation of clinical decisions and care planning.

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credits

3

Class Hours

3 lecture

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in both PHYL 142 and PHYL 142L or concurrent enrollment in both PHYL 142 and PHYH 142L. Approval of instructor. 

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

NURS 220 : Health and Illness I

This course provides an opportunity for students to develop their assessment skills and utilize common nursing interventions for clients with illnesses common across the lifespan in communities in Hawai‘i. The client and family’s understanding and acceptance of their illness coupled with clinical practice guidelines and evidence-based research are used to guide clinical judgment in nursing care. Roles of the interdisciplinary team and legal aspects of delegation are explored in the context of nursing care. The cultural, ethical health policy and healthcare delivery system are explored.

credits

10

Class Hours

4 lecture and 18 lab

Prerequisites

"C" or higher in NURS 210 and NURS 211.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Spring

NURS 230 : Clinical Immersion I

This course focuses on monitoring a variety of subjective and objective data, identifying obvious patterns and deviations, and developing a prioritized intervention plan for specific populations. In this course, students will implement new nursing skills with supervision, develop their own beginning leadership abilities, and acknowledge delegation as a needed modality to improve client care.

credits

4

Class Hours

1 lecture and 9 lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in NURS 220 and NURS 203.

Semester Offered

Summer

NURS 259 : Basic ECG Interpretation for Health Care Providers

This course develops nursing theory related to the accurate interpretation of cardiac rhythms and arrhythmias on the 12 lead electrocardiogram (ECG). The focus is on the cardiac conduction system, electrophysiology, and a systematic approach to the interpretation and treatment of cardiac rhythms and arrhythmias.

credits

2

Class Hours

2 lecture

Prerequisites

Concurrent enrollment in the Nursing program, licensed Registered Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician, or approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Fall, Spring

NURS 277 : International Nursing

This course explores the healthcare system in Japan and how it has changed since WWII. Students will travel to Japan to experience, compare, and contrast the healthcare with/between US/Hawaii and Japan (Nagasaki or Okinawa). Students will explore effects of WWII, then and currently, on the people of Japan and themselves.

credits

2

Class Hours

4 lecture/lab

Prerequisites

Application and approval of instructor.

Semester Offered

Spring

NURS 320 : Health and Illness II

This course focuses on the nursing care and health promotion for maternal-newborn and pediatric clients and families in the acute care and community settings. Students will learn to utilize family theories and assessment tools when providing culturally sensitive, client-centered care.

credits

10

Class Hours

4 lecture and 18 lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in NURS 230.

Semester Offered

Fall

NURS 360 : Health and Illness III

This course builds on Health and Illness I and II, focusing on more complex and/or unstable patient care situations some of which require strong recognition skills and rapid decision-making. The evidence base supporting appropriate focused assessment and effective, efficient nursing intervention are explored.

Lifespan and developmental factors, cultural variables, and legal aspects of care frame the ethical decision-making employed in patient choices for treatment or palliative care within the acute care, psychiatric, and home health settings.

Case scenarios incorporate prioritizing care needs, delegation and supervision, family and patient teaching for discharge planning, home health care, and/or end of life care.

credits

9

Class Hours

3 lecture and 18 lab

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in NURS 320.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Spring

NURS 362 : Professionalism in Nursing II

The focus will be on nursing responsibility with regard to current issues in nursing and health care. Included will be the nurse’s role as a contributing member of the profession and the community. The theoretical basis for designing and implementing systems of nursing at the beginning level of patient management in an institutional setting will be examined. Principles of organizational structure, leadership, decision-making, priority setting, and change will be discussed.

credits

1

Class Hours

1 lecture

Prerequisites

“C” or higher in NURS 320.

Corequisites

Semester Offered

Spring