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Nursing - Paramedic to RN Bridge - AAS

Allied Health

Contact: Debbie Hackler (620)665-4931
Contact: DJ Chastain (620)728-8100
Department Co-Chair: Debbie Hackler (620)665-4931
Department Co-Chair: Todd Sazama (620)665-4939

For course descriptions and course prerequisites, click on the course name.

Total Credit Hours

This degree requires 69 credit hours.


Course Title Credits
BI103 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6

Basic structure and function of the human body. Lecture and lab.
Pre-Reqs: BI100 or BI101 or BI104 or BI105 or BI112 w/Grade of C

BI112 General Microbiology 4

Microbiological principles; introduction to eukaryotic and prokaryotic microbes and viruses, growth and control, microbial genetics, mechanisms of infection, and host defenses with selected microbial diseases addressed; support of concepts examined in lecture provided by lab emphasizing aseptic technique, safe handling and manipulation of microbes and survey of representative microorganisms. Lecture and lab.
Pre-Reqs: BI101 or BI103 or BI104 or BI105

EN101 English Composition IA 3

Essentials of composition. Emphasis is placed on practice in writing expository paragraphs and themes and in using the techniques of research. Selected readings for models and criticism are used.
Pre-Reqs: HS GPA over 3.0, or ACT English Score of 20 or above, or Accuplacer NG Writing Score of 255 or Above

HR212 Pathophysiology 4

Etiologies, signs, symptoms, courses and complications of diseases, and the modern practices of diagnosis and treatment.
Pre-Reqs: HR105 Medical Terminology, and BI103 Human A&P

NR123 Health Maintenance Promotion and Restoration 9

Introduction and reinforcement of basic nursing concepts and theory required to function as a registered nurse and member of the interdisciplinary team. Focus on providing individualized care through careful application of the nursing process, supports the concept of patient-centered care for persons, families, and groups of all ages throughout the health continuum.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR123L Hlth Maintenance Promotion & Restoration Practicum 3

Care of the client in the clinical practice setting with emphasis on application of the nursing process to promote, maintain, and restore biopsychosocial homeostasis. Foundations of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and nutrition provide a framework to guide holistic nursing care. Includes basic skill review, interviewing skills, health history, physical examination, cultural variations and lab diagnostic procedures.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR208 Care of the Family 4

Concepts and theories related to the promotion of health and wellness during the childbearing and childrearing years. Nursing interventions used in health promotion, risk reduction, clinical decision-making and management of the woman, childbearing and childrearing family, including working with usual childhood issues and with children who require acute and chronic care.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR208L Care of the Family Practicum 2

Clinical practicum in diverse clinical setting, related to the promotion of health and wellness during childbearing and childrearing years. Working with persons of diverse backgrounds, nursing colleagues, and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Prioritizing and providing nursing care in hospital and community-based settings.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR220 Complex Care of the Adult 4

Concepts and theories related to nursing care of complex adult patients experiencing acutely changing conditions in settings where outcomes are less predictable. Complex, multi-system disease processes will be critically examined.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR220L Complex Care of the Adult Practicum 2

Clinical practicum in the diverse clinical setting, of (complex) adult patients experiencing acutely changing conditions where outcomes are less predictable. Provide safe, evidence-based professional, holistic nursing care related to the management of clients with complex, multi-system disease processes.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR221 Leadership and Management Concepts in Nursing 1

Concepts and theories of nursing leadership and management applicable to various roles. Evidence-based leadership skills, through self-reflection and group processes, as a core competency in nursing to improve quality in patient care and strengthen nursing as a profession.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR221L Leadership & Management Concepts in Nursing Practi 2

Clinical practicum using leadership, management, professionalism, team building, mentoring, communication skills, and ethical decision making processes in the delivery of healthcare in diverse clinical settings.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

NR224 Role Transition: Student to the Professional Nurse 1

Issues and trends that affect the profession of nursing when transitioning from the student nurse role to the professional nurse role. Concepts of burnout and reality shock will be examined.
Pre-Reqs: Associate Degree Nursing Acceptance

PS100 General Psychology 3

A survey of the fundamental principles of behavior including physiological, perceptual, historical, methodological, learning, memory, development, motivational, emotional, social and applied perspectives.

PS102 Human Growth and Development 3

A survey of the theories of and current research into the psychological development of individuals from birth to death focusing on the progressive changes experienced in the physical, cognitive and social-emotional domains of life.
Pre-Reqs: PS100 General Psychology

Credit for Prior Learning 12
SH101 Public Speaking OR SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3
Course Title Credits
SH101 Public Speaking 3.00

SH210 Interpersonal Communication 3.00

Sociology/Nutrition Options 3
Course Title Credits
HE202 Nutrition 3.00

HE202H Honors Nutrition 3.00

SO100 Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

SO100H Honors Fundamentals of Sociology 3.00

A grade of "C" or better is required for all courses.
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