Nursing Courses(NURS)

Adult Residential Care Home Operator Certificate

12 ARCH: Diseases, Special Diets, Medications
Recommended prereq or coreq: NURS 100.
Prepares the adult residential care home operator to observe the resident for signs and symptoms of common diseases, make medications available, and prepare for special diets. 1cr., 1hr. lect.

13 ARCH: Helping Therapies & Behavior Management
Recommended prereq or coreq: NURS 100.
Prepares the adult residential care home operator to assist in the provision of occupational, physical, recreational, and diversional therapy. Identifies the operator’s role in fostering mental health and care of the mentally ill and mentally retarded. 1cr., 1hr. lect.

14 ARCH: Regulations, Accounts, Community Resources
Recommended prereq or coreq: NURS 100.
Prepares the adult residential care home operator to implement specified regulations of Chapter 100, prepare simple accounting records, and identify community resources available to resident operators. 1cr., 1hr. lect.

Nursing Assistant Certificate

100: Nursing Assistant Training
Prereq: ENG 19 with grade C or better, or placement at least ENG 22, or consent.
Prepares nurse assistants to care for acute, semi-acute, or convalescent clients in the hospital, long-term care, or home setting. Prepares nurse assistant to work under the supervision of a registered or practical nurse. Serves as a beginning level health care course for those interested in the health care field. Prepares nurse assistants for national certification. 6cr., 4hr. lect./6hr.

 

Career Ladder Practical and Associate Degree Nursing

210 Health Promotion Across the Life Span
Prereq: Admission to the Nursing Program.
Focuses on identifying needs of the total person across the life-span in a wellness/health promotion model of care. Introduces the role of the nurse, nursing code of ethics, and the nursing process with emphasis on learning self-health and client health practices. To support self 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. (Letter grade only.) 9cr., 3hr. lect./18hr. lab

211 Professionalism in Nursing I
Prereq: Admission to the Nursing Program.
Focuses on the history of nursing practice and education. Emphasizes the ethical and legal aspects of nursing and the professional responsibilities in the practice of nursing. Nursing Professional Fee required. (Letter grade only.) 1cr., 1hr. lect.

212 Pathophysiology
Prereq: Admission to the Nursing Program.
Introduces nursing 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. Nursing Professional Fee required. (Letter grade only.) 3cr., 3hr. lect.

220 Health and Illness I
Prereq: NURS 210, 211, and 212 with grade C or better, or consent.
Introduces assessment and common interventions (including technical skills) for clients with illnesses common across the life span, as well as those prevalent in Hawaii. The client and family’s understanding and acceptance of their illnesses, coupled with clinical practice guidelines and evidenced based research are used to guide clinical judgements in nursing care. Roles of the interdisciplinary team, legal aspects of delegation, cultural issues, ethical issues, health policy, and health care delivery systems are explored in the context of nursing care. Nursing Professional Fee required. (Letter grade only.) 10cr., 4hr. lect./18hr.lab

220A Health and Illness I A
Prereq: NURS 210, 211, and 212 with grade C or better, or consent.
Introduces assessment and common interventions (including technical skills) for clients with illnesses common across the life span, as well as those prevalent in Hawaii. The client and family’s understanding and acceptance of their illnesses, coupled with clinical practice guidelines and evidenced- based research, are used to guide clinical judgments in nursing care. Roles of the interdisciplinary team, legal aspects of delegation, cultural issues, ethical issues, health policy, and health care delivery systems are explored in the context of nursing care. Nursing Professional Fee required. (Letter grade only.) 5cr., 2hr. lect./9hr. lab

220B Health and Illness I B
Prereq: NURS 220A with grade C or better (or concurrent), or consent.
Introduces assessment and common interventions (including technical skills) for clients with illnesses common across the life span, as well as those prevalent in Hawaii. The client and family’s understanding and acceptance of their illnesses, coupled with clinical practice guidelines and evidence- based research are used to guide clinical judgments in nursing care. Roles of the interdisciplinary team, legal aspects of delegation, cultural issues, ethical issues, health policy, and health care delivery systems are explored in the context of nursing care. Nursing Professional Fee required. (Letter grade only.) 5cr., 2hr. lect./9hr. lab

230 Clinical Immersion I
Prereq: NURS 220 with grade C or better.
Focuses on monitoring a variety of subjective and objective data, identifying obvious patterns and deviations, and developing prioritized intervention plans for specific populations. Implements new nursing skills with supervision. Develops own beginning leadership abilities and acknowledges delegation as needed modality to improve client care. (Letter grade only.) 4cr., 3hr. lect./9hr. lab

261 Advanced Electro-Cardiogram Interpretation
Prereq: NURS 259 (or concurrent), or licensed RN or LPN with consent.
Develops advanced nursing theory related to interpretation of 12-lead EKG. Focuses on EKG changes, which occur with myocardial infraction, axis deviation, artificial pacemaker, defibrillation, and cardioversion. 1cr., 1hr. lect.

262 Gerontological Nursing: A TeleHealth and Community-Based Perspective
Prereq: Placement at ENG 100, or consent.
Discuses and applies nursing theory and nursing process in care of geriatric clients in varied community based settings. Focuses on the concepts of primary, secondary, tertiary prevention, including tele-health and tele-nursing interventions. 3cr., 3hr. focused discussion

262L Gerontological Nursing: A TeleHealth & Community Based Perspective Lab
Prereq: NURS 262 (or concurrent), and placement at ENG 100, or consent.
Applies nursing process in care of geriatric clients in varied community based settings: long term care, home care, and ambulatory care. Tele-health and tale-nursing interventions applied to the care of the elderly in community settings will be stressed. 1cr., 3hr. lab

301 Introduction to Evidence-Base Practice and Health Promotion
Prereq: Registered Nurse Licensure, or consent.
Introduces the Hawaii Statewide Nursing Consortium (HSNC) competencies and spiraling of concepts and is based on the assumption of student responsibility for learning. Places emphasis on research evidence to support nursing care. 3cr., 3hr. lect.

320 Health and Illness II: Family Health
Prereq: NURS 230 with grade C or better.
Introduces the learner to assessment and common interventions (including relevant technical procedures) for care of clients across the lifespan, including pregnancy and childbirth. In this course the family is the client and is viewed in both health and illness. Nursing practice is guided by combinations of family theories and associated assessment
tools. Clinical practice guidelines and/or standardized procedures in normal developmental
processes of the family and in disease and illness are considered in relationship to their impact on providing culturally sensitive, client-centered care. (Letter grade only.) 10cr., 4hr. lect./18hr. lab

360 Health and Illness III
Prereq: NURS 320 with grade C or better.
Builds on Health and Illness I and II, focusing on more complex and/or unstable client 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 is explored. Life span and developmental factors, cultural variables, and legal aspects of care frame the ethical decision-making employed in client 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 client teaching for discharge planning, home health care and/or end of life care. (Letter grade only.) 9cr., 3hr. lect./18hr. lab

362 Professionalism in Nursing II
Prereq: NURS 320 with grade C or better.
Focuses on nursing responsibility with regard to current issues in nursing and health care. Included is 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 explored. Principles of organizational structure, leadership, decision-making, priority setting, and change will be discussed. (Letter grade only.) 1cr., 1hr. lect.

366 Advanced Cardio-Pulmonary Theory
Prereq: NURS 360 with grade C or better (or concurrent), or licensed RN, or consent.
Develops advanced nursing theory related to the care of clients and the support of
significant others and the care for clients with cardiopulmonary adaptations.
Focuses on anatomy, physiology, and physical assessment of the cardiac and respiratory systems. Applies the nursing process to specific cardiac and respiratory disorders. 3cr., 3hr. lect.

Allied Health — Paraprofessional

Under the umbrella of the Nursing program are a number of allied health programs enabling individuals to gain the education and training needed to gain entry to various nursing-related professions. Grades of C or better are required in all courses for a certificate or degree from the nursing/allied health programs.

Requirements for Certificates of Competence (Cert.Co.)

Nurse Assistant Training (NAT): 6 credits

Nursing 100 (6), one semester

Prepares individuals to work in hospitals, extended care facilities, private nursing agencies, and home health agencies under supervision of an LPN or RN.

Adult Residential Care Home Operator (ARCH): 3 credits

Nursing 12(1), 13(1), 14(1)

Prepares individuals to apply for certification to operate a Care Home in the State of Hawai`i.

Three 5-week courses offered during one semester.

Medication Assistant: 3 credits

Pharmacology 107 (3), one semester.

Prepares individuals to work in assisted living and community-based settings.

Prerequisite: BIOL 100 with grade C or better, or consent. Recommended: NURS 100 with grade C or better.