Academics

Course Descriptions

NURSING (NUR)

NUR100 - Introduction to the Nursing Credits: 1
This course introduces the incoming student to the Luzerne County Community College Nursing Program and the role of the professional nurse. The program of study and its progression throughout all nursing courses is introduced with emphasis on the concept-based curriculum and use of an active learning approach to facilitate critical thinking, clinical judgment and decision-making, and evidence-based practice.

NUR110 - Nursing Concepts I Credits: 9
Concepts within the three domains of the Individual, Healthcare System, and Nursing are introduced. Concepts are presented using specific content exemplars selected by the faculty based on prevalence, incidence and significance of the issues/problems. Students will learn to use the nursing process to meet the needs of patients with actual or potential health problems. Theory is applied to clinical practice in long-term care and acute-care settings with emphasis on nursing skills. Basic evidence-based nursing skills and technical skills are introduced in the Campus Laboratory.
Prerequisites: NUR 100 with a grade of C or better.

NUR115 - Transition into Nursing Concept Curriculum Credits: 2
This course prepares the Advance Placement student for transitioning into the LCCC Concept Curriculum. Concepts within the three domains of the Individual, Healthcare System, and Nursing are introduced. Concepts are presented using speci c content exemplars selected by the faculty based on prevalence, incidence in addition, signi cance of the issues/prob- lems. Students will learn to use the nurs- ing process to meet the needs of patients with actual or potential health problems. Theory is applied to clinical practice in a simulated experience with emphasis on nursing skills. Basic evidence-based nursing skills and technical skills are introduced in the Campus Lab. Required NUR 110 skill performance activities are also reviewed, demonstrated and tested.
Prerequisite: Advanced Placement Test.

NUR120 - Nursing Concepts II Credits: 9
Additional concepts within the three domains of the Individual, Healthcare System, and Nursing are introduced or expanded upon. Concepts are presented using specific content exemplars selected by the faculty based on prevalence, incidence, and significance across the lifespan. Students continue to utilize the nursing process to meet the needs of patients in various healthcare and community settings. Theory is applied in acute care facilities and outpatient settings with emphasis on clinical skills related to developmental stages and health promotion across the lifespan. Evidence-based nursing skills and technical skills continue to be introduced in the Campus Laboratory.
Prerequisites: NUR 110 and BIO 135 with a grade of C or better, PSY 103, SPE 210.

NUR220 - Pharmacology/Pathophysiology for Health Care Professionals Credits: 3
The course is designed to increase knowledge of specific drug classifications. An overview of physiological dysfunction is presented as a foundation for drug administration. Content focuses on expected and unexpected physiological responses of the human body to drugs within selected classifications. A background in anatomy and physiology or chemistry might be helpful to the student, however, not required.

NUR221 - Physical Assessment Credits: 3
The student builds upon existing interview and assessment skills and learns the technique of eliciting a complete health history and physical examination of the adult/pediatric patient. Faculty use a variety of learning experiences including didactic presentation, audio-visual aids, models and clinical laboratory simulations to develop requisite skill sets.