Breckinridge School of Nursing
Breckinridge School of Nursing and Health Sciences

Nursing: Associate of Applied Science Degree
Omaha, NE Campus

Course Descriptions

GE117 Composition I | A 4 credit hour Composition course

This course covers phases of the writing process, with special emphasis on the structure of writing and techniques for writing clearly, precisely and persuasively. Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

GE127 College Mathematics I | A 4 credit hour Mathematics course

This course will include, but is not limited to, the following concepts: quadratic, polynomial and radical equations, linear functions and their graphs, systems of linear equations, functions and their properties and triangles and trigonometric functions. Activities will include solving problems and using appropriate technological tools. Prerequisite: GE184 Problem Solving or TB184 Problem Solving or GE150 Survey of the Sciences or equivalent; Prerequisite or Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional or equivalent

GE150 Survey of the Sciences | A 4 credit hour Science course

This survey course is designed to familiarize the student with the methods of rational inquiry and problem solving in the physical sciences. Students will explore a selection of topics in the scientific fields including physics, chemistry, biology and earth science to develop basic scientific literacy and the ability to critically analyze issues of science.

GE217 Composition II | A 4 credit hour Humanities course

This course focuses on appropriate rhetoric structures and styles for analytical and argumentative writing. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking, reading skills and elements of research in the information age. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

GE257 Microbiology | A 4 credit hour Science course

This is an introductory course in microbiology, emphasizing fundamental concepts and principles with practical application. Prerequisite: GE150 Survey of the Sciences or equivalent

GE258 Human Anatomy and Physiology I | A 4 credit hour Science course

This course provides a systems focused study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics build from a foundation in structural organization, basic chemistry, and the study of cells and tissues to system structure and function. These systems include integumentary system, bones and skeletal tissues, joints, muscles, nervous system, special senses, and the endocrine system. The course includes a wet laboratory component.

GE259 Human Anatomy and Physiology II | A 4 credit hour Science course

This course is a continuation of the study of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Building on the foundation of structural organization, basic chemistry, and the study of cells and tissues, and study of integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, sense, and endocrine systems, this course focuses on the maintenance of the body via the cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems, as well as metabolism, acid-base balance, fluid and electrolyte balance, and nutrition. This course includes a wet laboratory component. Prerequisite or Corequisite: GE258 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

GE265 Ethics in Society | A 4 credit hour Humanities course

This course provides a practical framework and a personal method for ethical thinking and decision-making on issues in contemporary society. Students will analyze some of the major ethical dilemmas of the modern world. Prerequisite: GE217 Composition II or equivalent

GE291 Sociology | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces the theories and methods sociologists use to explain and predict the dynamics of the contemporary social world. Through this study, the students will employ a "sociological imagination" as they make observations, gain insights, and make predictions that can influence their choices about their own social interaction. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

GE347 Group Dynamics | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

In this course, students examine elements of successful teams and small decision making groups. Emphasis is on communication, critical thinking and group process techniques. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

GE375 Psychology | A 4 credit hour Social Science course

This course introduces psychological theories from behavioristic, humanistic and biological viewpoints. Primary focus is on exploring how selected principles of psychology apply to students' personal lives and social behavior. Students apply the skills of critical thinking, observation, and information gathering and analysis as they practice social science and scientific methodology. Prerequisite: GE117 Composition I or equivalent

NU100 Nursing Roles I | 4 credit hours

This course provides the foundation upon which all subsequent nursing courses are taught. Covered are the concepts and principles related to, and the components of, the roles of the professional nurse (provider of care, manager of care, and member of the nursing profession), competent evidence-based nursing practice, therapeutic communication, nursing values, health promotion and maintenance, and the nursing process, within the various health care delivery systems of acute, long-term, and community environments. Strategies for success in the nursing program are presented. Corequisite: TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional

NU110 Clinical Nursing Concepts and Techniques I | 4 credit hours

This course builds on the concepts and principles taught in Nursing Roles I and introduces basic nursing skills and techniques based on the roles and values of nursing within a nursing process framework. Nursing skills are developed, applied, and practiced in the nursing skills laboratory. Technology is used to reinforce application of content through patient care scenarios. Prerequisite: NU100 Nursing Roles I; Prerequisite or Corequisite: GE258 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

NU120 Clinical Nursing Concepts and Techniques II | 4 credit hours

This course introduces intermediate nursing skills and techniques based on the roles and values of nursing within a nursing process framework. Nursing skills are developed, applied, and practiced in the nursing skills laboratory. Technology is used to reinforce application of content. Prerequisites: GE258 Human Anatomy and Physiology I; NU110 Clinical Nursing Concepts and Techniques I, Prerequisites or Corequisites: GE259 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, NU121 Dosage Calculations, NU205 Pharmacology

NU121 Dosage Calculations | 1 credit hour

This course builds on basic math concepts to introduce step-by-step approaches to the calculation and administration of drug dosages. The course incorporates the ratio and proportion, formula, and dimensional analysis methods. Technology is used to present and reinforce application of content. Prerequisites: GE127 College Mathematics I, NU110 Clinical Nursing Concepts and Techniques I

NU130 Adult Nursing I | 8 credit hours

This course introduces the principles of caring for selected adult patients with medical-surgical health care needs related to problems with mobility, gastrointestinal function, protection, excretion, or reproduction. Evidence-based nursing care is focused on health promotion, maintenance, restoration of optimal living and/or supporting a dignified death. Nursing skills and techniques are developed and demonstrated in both the nursing skills laboratory and in the clinical setting. Technology is used to reinforce course content. Prerequisites: GE259 Human Anatomy and Physiology II, NU120 Clinical Nursing Concepts and Techniques II, NU121 Dosage Calculations, NU205 Pharmacology

NU205 Pharmacology | 4 credit hours

This course introduces pharmacological principles, emphasizing actions, interactions, and adverse effects using the nursing process framework to address nursing implications for each drug classification. Prerequisites: GE127 College Mathematics, GE258 Human Anatomy and Physiology I, NU110 Clinical Nursing Concepts and Techniques I; Prerequisite or Corequisite: GE259 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

NU230 Adult Nursing II | 8 credit hours

This course introduces the principles of caring for selected adult patients with medical-surgical health care needs related to problems with oxygenation, cardiac output, tissue perfusion, neurological conditions, emergencies, burns, or regulation and metabolism. Evidence-based nursing care is focused on health promotion, maintenance, restoration of optimal living and/or supporting a dignified death. Nursing skills and techniques are developed and demonstrated when providing direct care in the clinical setting. Technology is used to reinforce course content. Prerequisite: NU130 Adult Nursing I; Prerequisite or Corequisite: GE257 Microbiology

NU240 Gerontologic Nursing | 4 credit hours

This course introduces the general principles of caring for the older adult. It begins with an overview of wellness in the older adult, then looks at the physiological and psychological disorders common to this age group. Evidence-based nursing care is focused on health promotion, maintenance, restoration of optimal living and/or supporting a dignified death. The student learns about the special needs of this patient population while providing nursing care in a variety of settings. Technology is used to reinforce course content. Prerequisite: NU230 Adult Nursing II

NU250 Mental Health Nursing | 4 credit hours

This course introduces the principles of mental health and caring for patients experiencing problems of a psychological nature. Evidence-based nursing care is focused on health promotion, maintenance and restoration of optimal living. Nursing skills and communication techniques are developed and demonstrated when providing direct care in the clinical setting. Technology is used to reinforce content learned in the course and to provide additional application of content through patient care scenarios. Prerequisites: GE375 Psychology, NU230 Adult Nursing II

NU260 Maternal Child Nursing | 8 credit hours

This course introduces the principles of providing evidence-based nursing care for the childbearing family and for children. Care is focused on health promotion and maintenance, prevention of illness, restoration of optimal living and common health problems of the childbearing family and children. Nursing skills and communication techniques are developed and demonstrated when providing direct care in the clinical setting. Technology is used to reinforce content learned in the course and to provide additional application of content through patient care scenarios. Prerequisites: GE375 Psychology, NU230 Adult Nursing II

NU270 Critical Care Nursing | 8 credit hours

This course introduces the principles of providing nursing care for patients with multiple health-related issues. Evidence-based nursing care is directed at illness prevention, disease management, restoration of optimal living, and/or supporting a dignified death. Nursing skills and communication techniques are developed and demonstrated when providing direct care in the clinical setting. Technology is used to reinforce content learned in the course and to provide additional application of content through patient care scenarios. Prerequisites: GE375 Psychology, NU230 Adult Nursing II

NU280 Nursing Roles II | 4 credit hours

This course explores advanced topics related to leadership and management principles and current issues applicable to the roles of the professional nurse as provider of care, manager of care, and member of the profession. Transition from the role of student nurse to registered nurse is discussed. Also includes an overview of, and preparation for, the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Prerequisites: All required program courses

TB133 Strategies for the Technical Professional | 4 credit hours

The course reviews characteristics and trends of the global information society including basic information processing, Internet research, other skills used by the technical professional and techniques that can be used for independent technical learning.

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