Nursing Course Description

CHM 201 General chemistry (3, 1, 3 cr)

A study of the fundamental principles of chemistry from the standpoint of stoichiometry, gases, states of matter, solution reactions, bonding atomic and molecular structure, kinetics, thermodynamics, oxidation-reduction, acid-base theory and equilibrium are studied

CHM 205 Bio/organic chemistry (4, 0, 4 cr)

This course covers the fundamental of organic chemistry: modern theory, reaction mechanisms and stereochemistry, nomenclature, preparation reactions and properties of organic compounds. Bioenergetics: cell metabolism, energy production, storage, release, vitamins, enzymes. (Prerequisite CHM 201)

BMD 205 Human physiology 1 (3, 0, 3 cr)

This course presents an integrated approach to the study of the anatomy and physiology of the various systems of the human body: body fluids, blood, body defense mechanisms, peripheral and central nervous system, muscle. (Prerequisite BMD 200)

BMD 206 Human physiology 2 (3, 0, 3 cr)

This course presents an integrated approach to the study of the anatomy and physiology of the various systems of the human body: autonomic nervous system, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive and renal systems; exercise physiology. (Prerequisite BMD 205)

BMD 200 General biology (4, 0, 4 cr)

Topics include: cell types, structure, composition and function. Transport across cell membranes, cell movement, transportation, and intercellular communication. The cell life-cycle, normal, abnormal cell growth, repair, and death will be covered. Principles of genetics, DNA structure, nucleic acid replication, transcription and translation. Principles of antigens and antibodies encompassing the field of the immune system response, autoimmunity, allergic reactions, tumor immunology, tissues graft and transplant biology.

MTH 205 Introductory biostatistics (2, 0, 2 cr)

This course presents to students a description of the processes of experimental design, selection of appropriate statistical tests to analyze experimental data, and performance of these tests using current software. (Prerequisite COMP201)

MTH 206 Introductory epidemiology (2, 0, 2 cr)

The course will study the distribution and determinants of disease and injury in populations. It provides an introduction into community health and medical problems and services. Descriptive and analytical epidemiology and statistical analysis are emphasized. (Corequisite MTH 205)

NUR 100 Orientation to nursing (1, 0, 1 cr)

The course provides a basic introduction to medical terminology, with a focus on body systems and diseases. It provides the student with guided practice and assessment of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms. It includes vocabulary, definitions, spelling, and pronunciation.

NUR 200 Introduction to Professional Nursing 1 (3, 0, 3 cr)

Explore the moral and theoretical foundations of the discipline of nursing and the place of the profession of nursing within health care. Focus on nursing social history and the way in which the profession of nursing is organized as part of the Lebanese health care system. The nurse patient relationship will be highlighted through nurse readings in phenomenology, interpersonal theory and ethics. (Prerequisite BMD 200)

NUR 201 Introduction to Professional Nursing 2 (2, 3, 3 cr)

Acquire the theoretical and practical knowledge and competencies to begin providing nursing care using three of Benner’s domains of nursing practice: the helping role, the diagnostic and monitoring functions and monitoring of therapeutic regimens. Students will gain an understanding of physical assessment of individuals across the lifespan, the development of the nurse-patient relationship and an introduction to comfort and therapeutic nursing regimens (Prerequisite NUR200)

NUR 204 Drugs and disease (3, 0, 3 cr)

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles of drug action and to present the essentials of how major drugs are used therapeutically in various disease states. Identification and assessment of adverse drug responses or drug interactions are also considered. (Prerequisite NUR 230)

NUR 206 Development over the lifespan (3, 0, 3 cr)

Study of biological, psychological and social perspectives of human development from infancy through old age within an ecological framework. Developmental processes of learning, coping and social relationships will be linked to biological development and be discussed as major determinants of health. (Prerequisite PSY201)

NUR 208 Maternity/pediatric nursing (3, 0, 3 cr)

The course explores the role of the nurse in meeting the health care needs of childbearing and child rearing families at all levels and in a variety of settings. The course content focuses on family issues and assessment, the change process and stressors for and reaction of individuals and families. (Prerequisite BMD 206)

NUR 209 Maternity/pediatric nursing, clinical (0, 3, 3 cr)

During clinical practice they apply the nursing process in delivering nursing care of childbearing and childrearing families at all level and in a variety of settings. (Corequisite NUR208)

NUR 212 Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing (3, 0, 3 cr)

This course covers ethical and legal aspects, concerns and dilemmas that the nurses encounter in daily interaction with clients (hospital, private clinics, home health care and community). Many activities related to nursing profession will be discussed: alleviating pain and torture, elderly rights, abortion, euthanasia, working children, withholding treatment, organ harvesting, advocacy or activism. (Prerequisite NUR 201)

NUR 220 Illness management 1 (3, 0, 3 cr)

The focus of this course is the medical, surgical and nursing management of the major illness in adults. Topics include diagnostic tests, drug therapies, dietary management, exercise, relation techniques, pain management approaches, patient education and strategies for maintaining physical and emotional well-being. (Prerequisite BMD 206)

NUR 221 Nursing in illness 1 (0, 5, 3 cr)

This clinical course integrates knowledge of normal physiological and psychological processes, disease and illness management in the assessment and care of the acutely ill. Students will develop interventions that conserve patient energy, alleviate physical and emotional pain, and promote healing and help families cope and deal with the health care system. (Corequisite NUR220)

NUR 224 Illness management 2 (3, 0, 3 cr)

The focus of this course is the medical, surgical and nursing management of the major illness in adults. Topics include diagnostic tests, drug therapies, dietary management, exercise, relation techniques, pain management approaches, patient education and strategies for maintaining physical and emotional well-being. (Prerequisite NUR220)

NUR 225 Nursing in illness 2 (0, 5, 3 cr)

This clinical course integrates knowledge of normal physiological and psychological processes, disease and illness management in the assessment and care of the acutely ill. Students will develop interventions that conserve patient energy, alleviate physical and emotional pain, and promote healing and help families cope and deal with the health care system. (Corequisite NUR224)

NUR 230 Pathophysiology (3, 0, 3 cr)

Mechanisms and theories related to the development of disease and alterations in body function of individuals throughout the life span are presented. Emphasis is placed on common conditions related to functional health patterns. Principles of disease transmission and immunological responses are integrated. (Prerequisite BMD 206)

NUR 235 Illness management 3 (3, 0, 3 cr)

The focus of this course is the medical, surgical and nursing management of the major illness in adults. Topics include diagnostic tests, drug therapies, dietary management, exercise, relation techniques, pain management approaches, patient education and strategies for maintaining physical and emotional well-being. (Corequisite NUR224)

NUR 236 Nursing in illness 3 (0, 5, 3 cr)

This clinical course integrates knowledge of normal physiological and psychological processes, disease and illness management in the assessment and care of the acutely ill. Students will develop interventions that conserve patient energy, alleviate physical and emotional pain, and promote healing and help families cope and deal with the health care system. (Corequisite NUR235)

NUR 260 Community nursing (0, 3, 3 cr)

In this clinical course students will apply their knowledge and increase their skills in assisting families and special groups in the community to deal more effectively with normal developmental events, on-going social problems and illness or other crisis events. The role and core competencies of community health nursing in promoting health, preventing disease and restoring health are emphasized. (Prerequisite NUR236)

NUR 299 Clinical internship 1 (0, 5, 3 cr)

This three-month clinical nursing experience offers students an opportunity to consolidate their knowledge and assessment skills in either community nursing or critical care. Permission of the chair is required.

NUR 305 Mental health nursing (1, 0, 1 cr)

In this course students will analyze factors that contribute to the development, expression and course of mental illness, including genetics, brain functioning developmental level, self, relatedness and social and physical environments. Factors that modify behavior, cognition, emotion and promote restoration of health and functioning will be covered. Psychological assessments, develop evidence-based prevention and intervention strategies, and evaluate achievements of outcomes for individuals, families and groups across lifespan. (Prerequisite BMD 206)

NUR 315 Quality management in nursing and health care (3, 0, 3 cr)

This course provides a multidisciplinary background in the science of healthcare management. The history and evolution of the quality movement, theories, and thoughts leaders, current quality of care issues, research and innovations, interventions strategies and instruments will be covered as well as analysis of quality management system models in health care. (Prerequisites NUR 212, NUR206)

NUR 320 Nursing elderly families (1, 0, 1 cr)

This course provides basic knowledge and skills in promoting and maintaining biological, psychological and social processes of health in the aged. Students will acquire skill in gerontological nursing assessment and intervention with the elderly living in the community. (Prerequisite NUR206)

NUR 330 Infection prevention and control (2, 0, 2 cr)

Principles of microbiology and their application to clinical practice in acute and community care settings. Laboratory diagnostics, infectious diseases, and infection prevention and control principles and activities are covered. (Permission NUR201)

NUR 350 Nursing research (0, 3, 3 cr)

This course explores the knowledge required to understand the relationship between research endeavors’ and the development of the practice of nursing. Content includes: formulating a research question, research design issues, strategies for data collection and analysis, appraisal and utilization of nursing research and evaluation of feasibility and applicability of research findings. (Prerequisite NUR 235)

NUR 399 Clinical internship 2 (0, 5, 4 cr)

This three-month clinical nursing experience offers students an opportunity to consolidate their knowledge and assessment skills in either community nursing or critical care. Permission of the chair is required.

NUR 499 Clinical internship 3 (0, 5, 5 cr)

This three-month clinical nursing experience offers students an opportunity to consolidate their knowledge and assessment skills in either community nursing or critical care. Permission of the chair is required.