Nursing (NSG)

NSG 100  (3 credit hours)  
Preparation for Nursing  

Explores careers in the nursing profession. Includes career options and educational pathways, goal setting and self-awareness, tools/strategies for success in nursing programs, and trends impacting nursing's future. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours).

Attributes: Technical
Components: LEC: Lecture
NSG 101  (9 credit hours)  
Nursing Practice I  

Focuses on nursing practice within the context of the contemporary health care delivery system by introducing the nursing process and basic nursing concepts as a framework for organizing care delivery. Emphasizes foundational knowledge of nursing practice, skills acquisition, and the basic care of diverse patient populations. Introduces the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). (BIO 137 and Quantitative Reasoning Course at AA/AS level) with a grade of "C" or better, PSY 110, and 75 hour nursing assistant course or its equivalent. Lecture: 5 credits (75 contact hours). Clinical: 4 credits (180 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program.
Pre- or co-requisite: BIO 139 with a grade of "C" or better.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NSG 106  (9 credit hours)  
Nursing One  

Focuses on nursing practice within the context of the contemporary health care delivery system by introducing the nursing process and basic nursing concepts as a framework for organizing care delivery. Emphasizes foundational knowledge of nursing practice, skills acquisition, and the basic care of diverse patient populations with risk for or actual common chronic health pattern dysfunctions. Introduces the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry. [BIO 137 (within ten years) and Quantitative Reasoning Course at AA/AS level] with a grade of "C" or better; PSY 110, 75 hour nursing assistant course or its equivalent. Pre-requisite or Lecture: 5 credits (75 contact hours). Clinical: 4 credits (180 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program.
Co-requisite: BIO 139 with a grade of "C" or better (within 10 years) and ENG 101.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LEC: Lecture
NSG 109  (6 credit hours)  
Transition: Medic to ADN I  

Builds upon the basic nursing skills and concepts learned as a military medic. Assists the medic in making the beginning transition to the RN role. Introduces four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Upon successful completion of all components of the course the student will be admitted to NSG 209 and will have earned three (3) credit hours of advanced standing for a total of nine (9) credits. BIO 137 and Quantitative Reasoning Course at AA/AS level with a grade of "C" or better, PSY 110, documentation of completing Level 10 Military Medic certification. Lecture: 5 credits (75 contact hours) Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program.
Pre- or co-requisite: BIO 139 must be completed with a grade of "C" or better.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NSG 194  (7 credit hours)  
Paramedic Transition to Nursing Practice  

Builds upon the basic skills and concepts learned as a paramedic. Assists paramedics in transitioning to registered nursing. Focuses on application of the core components of nursing practice to adult patients experiencing actual or potential alterations in health. Strengthens the competencies of nursing practice, including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry, and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Emphasizes the concepts of nutrition, metabolism, endocrine, elimination, and integumentary. Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours). Clinical: 3 credits (135 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: BIO 139 with a grade of "C" or better; unrestricted National Registry or Kentucky Paramedic License; and Program Admission OR Consent of Instructor.
Pre- or co-requisite: NSG 212 and ENG 101.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LEC: Lecture
NSG 195  (4 credit hours)  
Transition to ADN  

Builds upon the basic nursing skills and concepts learned in the LVN/LPN experience. Assists the Practical Nurse to make the beginning transition to the RN role. Strengthens the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Emphasizes the concepts of nutrition, metabolism, endocrine, elimination, and integumentary. Sixteen credit hours in nursing will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. Lecture: 3.5 credits (52.5 contact hours). Clinical: 0.5 credit (22.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Associate Degree nursing Program and (BIO 137, BIO 139, and Quantitative Reasoning Course at AA/AS Level) with a grade of "C" or better, PSY 110, and ENG 101.
Co-requisite: NSG 212 with a grade of "C" or better.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LEC: Lecture
NSG 196  (5 credit hours)  
Nursing LPN Bridge Course  

Builds upon the LVN/LPN experiences in application of core components of nursing. Focuses on nursing care for patients with mental health dysfunctions and patients experiencing acute and/or chronic health dysfunctions. Builds upon the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry. Covers selected content and skills from Nursing One and Nursing Two. Includes the role of the Associate Degree Nurse and application of the core components of nursing practice to patients experience. Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours). Clinical: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Licensed practical nurse with the board of nursing, BIO 137, BIO 139, Quantitative Reasoning at an AA/AS level or higher (all of these must be a "C" or better and within the last 10 years), PSY 110, ENG 101.
Pre- or co-requisite: HST 121.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NSG 199  (2 credit hours)  
Accelerated Transition: PN-A.D.N Bridge  

Provides an accelerated course designed for the LPN/LVN who demonstrates through competency assessment the ability to build upon previous learning and experience. Focuses on the beginning transition to the RN role, the acquisition of essential skills and the development of critical thinking, emphasizing the concepts of nutrition, metabolism, endocrine, elimination, and integumentary. Strengthens the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Sixteen credit hours in nursing will be awarded upon successful completion of the course. Lecture: 1.5 credits (22.5 contact hours). Clinical: 0.5 credit (22.5 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Associate Degree nursing Program and BIO 137, BIO 139, and Quantitative Reasoning Course at AA/AS Level with a grade of "C" or better, PSY 110, ENG 101, and a passing score on a national normed PN to RN mobility examination.
Co-requisite: NSG 212 with a grade of "C" or better.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NSG 206  (9 credit hours)  
Nursing Two  

Includes the application of the core components of nursing to patients experiencing alterations in health. Focuses on nursing care for patients with mental health dysfunctions and patients experiencing acute and/or chronic health dysfunctions. Builds upon the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry. Lecture: 5 credits (75 contact hours). Clinical: 4 credits (180 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: NSG 106 with a grade of "C" or better.
Pre- or co-requisite: HST 121.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NSG 209  (5 credit hours)  
Transition: Medic to ADN II  

Builds upon the Level 10 Military Medic experiences in application of core components of nursing. Focuses on the continued development of critical thinking, emphasizing the concepts of nutrition, metabolism, endocrine, elimination, and integumentary systems. Strengthens the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgement, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry, and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Upon successful completion of all components of the course the student will be admitted to NSG 229 and will have earned two (2) credit hours of advanced standing for a total of seven (7) credits. Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours) Laboratory: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: NSG 109 and BIO 139 with a grade of "C" or better.
Pre- or co-requisite: NSG 212 with a grade of "C" or better and ENG 101.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NSG 211  (3 credit hours)  
Maternal Newborn Nursing  

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to the care of childbearing families. Illustrates the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Pre-requisite or Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours). Clinical: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: (NSG 219 and NSG 212) with a grade of "C" or higher, and ENG 101.
Co-requisite: NSG 229 and BIO 225 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NSG 212  (3 credit hours)  
Behavioral Health Nursing  

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to adult patients experiencing actual or potential alterations in mental health. Strengthens the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours). Clinical: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: NSG 101 and BIO 139 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Pre- or co-requisite: NSG 219 with a grade of "C" or higher, and ENG 101.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NSG 213  (3 credit hours)  
Pediatric Nursing  

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to the care of the child and family. Validates the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). (Unsuccessful completion of NSG 213 will require mandatory withdrawal from NSG 239; 201 KAR 20:320). Lecture: 2 credits (30 contact hours). Clinical: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: NSG 229 and NSG 211 and BIO 225 with a grade of "C"or better.
Co-requisite: NSG 229 and NSG 211 and BIO 225 with a grade of "C" or better.
Pre- or co-requisite: Heritage/Humanities.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NSG 217  (4 credit hours)  
Transition: Military LPN to RN  

Builds upon the basic nursing skills and concepts learned as an LPN in a military environment and reinforces gerontology. Assists military trained PNs to make the transition to the RN role. Introduces four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry, and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Awards sixteen credit hours in nursing upon successful completion of the course and admission into NSG 229. Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours). Clinical: 1 credit (45 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: Admission to the Associate Degree Nursing Program and (BIO 137, BIO 139, and quantitative Reasoning course at AA/AS level with a grade of "C" or better in each course), PSY 110, ENG 101 and documentation of completing the military LPN program.
Pre- or co-requisite: NSG 212 with a grade of "C" or better.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LEC: Lecture
NSG 219  (7 credit hours)  
Medical Surgical Nursing I  

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to adult patients experiencing actual or potential alterations in health. Strengthens the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Emphasizes the concepts of nutrition, metabolism, endocrine, elimination, and integumentary. Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours). Clinical: 3 credits (135 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: NSG 101 and BIO 139 with a grade of "C" or better.
Pre- or co-requisite: NSG 212 with a grade of "C" or better and ENG 101.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LEC: Lecture
NSG 229  (7 credit hours)  
Medical Surgical Nursing II  

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to adult patients experiencing actual or the potential for alterations in health. Illustrates the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Emphasizes the concepts of oxygenation, circulation, perfusion, and activity/exercise. Lecture: 4 credits (60 contact hours). Clinical: 3 credits (135 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: NSG 219 and NSG 212 with a grade of "C" or higher and ENG 101.
Pre- or co-requisite: NSG 211 and BIO 225 with a grade of "C" or higher.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LEC: Lecture
NSG 236  (9 credit hours)  
Nursing Three  

Includes application of the core components of nursing to the care of childbearing and child-rearing families experiencing functional and dysfunctional alterations in health. Applies the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry. Pre-requisite or Lecture: 5 credits (75 contact hours). Clinical: 4 credits (180 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: NSG 206 OR NSG 196 with a grade of "C" or better.
Co-requisite: BIO 225 (within 10 years) with a grade of "C" or better.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NSG 239  (6 credit hours)  
Medical/Surgical Nursing III  

Focuses on the application of the core components of nursing practice to adult patients experiencing actual or the potential for alterations in health. Validates the four competencies of nursing practice including human flourishing, nursing judgment, professional identity, and spirit of inquiry and Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN). Emphasizes the concepts of: neurological, eyes/ears, immune/cancer, multiple systems organ failure, and disaster planning. Role transition is addressed and emphasizes leadership, management of care, skill development and professionalism. NSG 239 is the capstone course and must be successfully completed in the final semester of the associate degree nursing program enrollment. (201 KAR 20: 320). Lecture: 3 credits (45 contact hours). Clinical: 3 credits (135 contact hours).

Pre-requisite: NSG 229 and NSG 211 and BIO 225 with a grade of "C" or better.
Pre- or co-requisite: NSG 213 with grade of "C" or better and Heritage/Humanities.
Attributes: Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NSG 246  (9 credit hours)  
Nursing Four  

Emphasizes the development of the nurse as a provider of care, manager of care, and member of the nursing profession. Provides for the application of critical thinking skills in the care of diverse patients/families across the lifespan with actual or potential alteration in health due to complex acute and chronic health problems. Includes an integrated practicum with an emphasis on leadership, management, clinical judgment, collaboration, knowledge, skills, and professional values within the legal/ethical framework to facilitate the transition of the student to Registered Nurse practice. Lecture: 5.0 credits (75 contact hours). Laboratory/Clinical: 4.0 credits (180 contact hours, 45:1 ratio).

Pre-requisite: NSG 236 with a grade of "C" or better.
Pre- or co-requisite: Heritage/Humanities/Foreign Language.
Attributes: Course Also Offered in Modules, Technical
Components: CLN: Clinical, LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture
NSG 299  (1-4 credit hours)  
Selected Topics in Nursing: (Topic)  

Various nursing topics, issues, and trends will be addressed. Topics may vary from semester to semester at the discretion of the instructors; courses may be repeated with different topics to a maximum of six credit hours. Lecture: Varies by topic; Laboratory: Varies by topic.

Pre-requisite: Consent of instructor.
Attributes: Technical
Components: LAB: Laboratory, LEC: Lecture