NHCC | North Hennepin Community College

Course Descriptions

NURS 1001    Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide     Credits  4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

The Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide Certificate course prepares the student to provide physical nursing care to individuals in long term care facilities, hospitals, board and care homes. Attendance in classroom, lab and clinical are mandatory per MN Department of Health regulations. Students completing this course are ready to take the Pearson VUE Nursing Assistant Competency Test. After passing this test students can be placed on the Minnesota Department of Health Nursing Assistant Registry



NURS 1990    Nursing Special Topics     Credits  1-4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will provide flexibility in offering an in-depth review of topics of immediate importance and topical interest. These topics will go beyond the introductory courses in examining specific aspects of the subject matter.



NURS 2010    Nursing Summer Clinical Internship     Credits  1         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This elective clinical internship course provides learning opportunities to apply nursing theory to nursing practice. The focus will be on gaining depth of understanding of the role of the registered nurse as well as strengthening nursing skills in the clinical setting. Students will be precepted by nurses in the clinical practice setting and by nursing faculty. Prerequisite: Successful completion of 3rd and 4th semester nursing courses: NURS 2700 or 2720, NURS 2750, NURS 2800, NURS 2820, NURS 2850 with a grade of C or better in each course.



NURS 2700    Foundations of Nursing - Health Promotion     Credits  9         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course introduces the student to the role of the professional nurse. The emphasis on health promotion across the lifespan includes learning about self-health, as well as holistic client health practices. Students learn to access and apply research evidence to guide safe preventative care. The student will incorporate communication and growth and development theory in a caring and culturally sensitive manner. The student will work as an ethical member of multi-disciplinary teams giving and receiving feedback about performance and use reflective thinking about their practice. Within the context of the nursing process, populations studied will include children, adults, older adults and the family experiencing a normal pregnancy. Prerequisites: Admission to Nursing program, BIOL 2100, BIOL 2111, PSYC 1250 and COMM 1110 Co-requisite: NURS 2750 Strongly Recommended to be taken prior to or concurrently: BIOL 2112



NURS 2720    Transition to the Role of the Professional Nurse     Credits  4         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course is designed to expand the knowledge and skills of the LPN as they transition to the professional role within nursing. Emphasis is placed on health promotion through the lifespan and incorporates theories related to evidence-based practice, quality and safety, communication, collaboration, clinical decision-making/reasoning, informatics, assessment, caring, and health- illness continuum. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program: LPN-Mobility Option, BIOL 2100, BIOL 2111, PSYC 1250, and COMM 1110. Co-requisite: NURS 2750 Strongly Recommended to be taken prior to or concurrently: BIOL 2112 concurrently



NURS 2750    Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse     Credits  2         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course introduces the student to the role of the nurse in promoting and supporting nutritional health. Emphasis is on the role nutrition plays in health promotion/prevention of illness, recovery from acute illness and/or management of chronic illness. Students learn to access evidence to support healthy nutritional choices that reduce risk factors for disease and/or illness across the lifespan. Students explore how culture, ethnicity, socio-economic status, nutritional trends and controversies, and integrative therapies influence the nutritional health of the client. Prerequisites: Admission to Nursing program, BIOL 2100, BIOL 2111, PSYC 1250, and COMM 1110 Co-requisites: NURS 2700 or NURS 2720 Strongly Recommended to be taken prior to or concurrently: BIOL 2112



NURS 2800    Chronic and Palliative Care     Credits  7         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course focuses on the nursing care of clients experiencing chronic illness and/or end of life. Emphasis is placed on understanding the lived experience of clients and families. Ethical issues related to advocacy, self-determination, and autonomy are explored. Evidence-based practice is used to support appropriate focused assessments and management of care of clients experiencing concurrent illnesses/co-morbidities. Prerequisites: BIOL 2112, NURS 2700 or 2720, and NURS 2750 Co-requisites: NURS 2850 and 2820 Strongly Recommended to be taken prior to or concurrently: SOC 1110



NURS 2820    Pharmacology and the Role of the Professional Nurse     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course introduces theoretical concepts that enable students to provide safe and effective care related to pharmaceuticals and natural products to diverse clients across the lifespan. A framework is presented for approaching the study of pharmacotherapeutics including pharmaceutical research and regulation, quality and safety, major drug classifications, and clinical management. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program, BIOL 2112, NURS 2700 or 2720, and NURS 2750 Co-requisites: NURS 2800 and 2850 Strongly Recommended to be taken prior to or concurrently: SOC 1110



NURS 2850    Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I     Credits  2         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course introduces a holistic perspective of pathophysiological processes and the disruption in normal body function. Emphasis will be on objective and subjective manifestations of common chronic health problems resulting from environmental, genetic, and stress-related maladaptations to provide a foundation for nursing care. This course complements selected topics addressed in Chronicity and End of Life to provide a comprehensive understanding of disease processes. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program, BIOL 2112, NURS 2700 or 2720, and NURS 2750 Co-requisites: NURS 2800 and 2820 Strongly Recommended to be taken prior to or concurrently: SOC 1110



NURS 2900    Acute and Complex Care     Credits  7         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course focuses on the nursing care of clients experiencing acute disruptions of health and/or end of life issues. Emphasis is placed on understanding and application of theory and skills required to provide nursing care to clients with complex and/or unstable conditions. Evidence-based practice is used to support appropriate focused assessments, and effective, efficient nursing interventions. Knowledge of life span, developmental factors, cultural variables and legal aspects of care guide the ethical decision making in delivery of care. Prerequisites: Completion of NURS 2800, 2820, 2850; SOC 1110 Co-requisites: NURS 2920 and 2950 Strongly Recommended to be taken prior to or concurrently: PHIL 1020 or 1220



NURS 2920    Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II     Credits  2         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course will facilitate ongoing critical thinking and analysis of pathophysiological concepts. Emphasis will be on interpretation and prioritization of data resulting from environmental, genetic, and stress-related maladaptations. This course complements the selected topics addressed in Acute & Complex Care to provide a comprehensive understanding of disease processes. Prerequisites: NURS 2800, NURS 2820, NURS 2850; SOC 1110 Co-requisites: NURS 2900 and NURS 2950 Strongly Recommended to be taken prior to or concurrently: PHIL 1020 or PHIL 1220



NURS 2950    Nursing Leadership I     Credits  3         Goal Areas  n/a     View Course Outline

This course focuses on prioritization, delegation, and supervision of nursing care of clients across the lifespan. Healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environment issues are analyzed. Emphasis is on planning, collaborating and coordinating care for individuals and groups across the care continuum. Prerequisites: NURS 2800, NURS 2820, NURS 2850 and SOC 1110 Co-requisites: NURS 2900 and NURS 2920 Strongly Recommended to be taken prior to or concurrently: PHIL 1020 or PHIL 1220