Nursing Courses

Nursing (NUR) courses

  • NUR 100 Fundamentals of Nursing

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Missouri State-West Plains ASN program, placement in MTH 130 or higher; or a grade of C or better in MTH 103 or higher; and a grade of C or better in CHM 116, CHM 117 or CHM 160 and a grade of C or better in ENG 110.

    A fundamental course in nursing, founded in evidenced-based practice, which introduces the student to the role of the technical nurse in collaborative care and to the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on the evidence-based techniques and technologies that are required in meeting the basic physical and psychosocial needs of adult clients. The students are provided the opportunity for practice in the campus laboratory and the clinical setting. Course Fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    749Fall, Spring
  • NUR 101 Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing 1

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in NUR 100, BMS 267, and BMS 268 or concurrent enrollment in BMS 268.

    The nursing process is utilized as the basis for study of clients in the age group adolescence through senescence with common medical and surgical health deviations. Evidence based nursing techniques and technologies that relate to the common health deviations are studied in this course. Opportunities are provided for students to make application of theoretical knowledge in a clinical setting as well as nursing laboratory. Course Fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    8412Fall, Spring
  • NUR 190 Transitioning from Licensed Practical Nurse to Registered Nurse

    Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Missouri State University-West Plains LPN-to-RN program, or by permission.

    A course designed for the exploration and discussion of major concepts related to the role of a registered nurse and contemporary nursing practice in a global society including quality, safety, collaboration, delegation, prioritization, and evidence- based practice. The nursing process is utilized as the basis for study of clients in the age group adolescence through senescence with common medial and surgical health deviations. Nursing techniques and technologies that relate to the common health deviations are studied utilizing various campus laboratory and computer laboratory exercises. Also reinforces basic nursing skills and care- planning skills. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    322Upon demand
  • NUR 197 Health Topics

    Variable content course of topics of general interest in the health care system and the health professions. Topics may vary each semester; the course may be taken to a maximum of 6 hours provided the same topic is not repeated.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Fall, Spring
  • NUR 201 Mental Health Nursing

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in NUR 100, NUR 101 or NUR 190, and PSY 121.

    May be taken concurrently with NUR 101 or NUR 190. Emphasis is on the nursing care of clients with mental health and psychosocial health deviations. Opportunities are given to students for application of the nursing process and evidence based nursing knowledge.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • NUR 202 Pharmacology

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in BMS 267, BMS 268 and NUR 190 or co-requisite of NUR 190.

    Introduction to basic pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics of major drug classifications. Course Fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring, Summer, Upon demand
  • NUR 204 Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing II

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in NUR 101 or NUR 190.

    A study of the nursing systems required by clients in the age group adolescence through senescence with complex medically or surgically related health deviations. Collaboration, delegation, and evidence based practice will addressed. Opportunities are provided for students to make application of theoretical knowledge in a clinical setting. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    9512Fall, Spring
  • NUR 212 Nursing Care Across the Lifespan

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in NUR 204.

    Emphasis is placed on human growth and development through the life span. Human sexuality and the establishment and support of the family are presented. Opportunities to care for clients from infancy through aging adulthood are provided in a clinical setting. Classroom and clinical components also include community nursing and leadership experiences. Collaboration, delegation, and evidence based practice will be addressed. Course Fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    9512Fall, Spring
  • NUR 220 Current Trends and Issues in Nursing

    Prerequisite(s): A grade of C or better in NUR 204.

    A course designed for the exploration and discussion of major trends and issues affecting contemporary nursing practice in a global society including quality, safety, delegation, and evidence based practice. Also thoroughly preps the nursing students to take the NCLEX-RN licensure exam by integrating an online NCLEX-RN review course. Meets the capstone requirement for the ASN degree. Additional course work will be required for the student taking this as an Honors course, and a B grade or higher must be earned in order for the student to receive Honors designation. Course fee.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    330Fall, Spring
  • NUR 221 Preparation for the NCLEX-RN

    Prerequisite(s): NUR 204, NUR 212, I grade in NUR 220.

    Preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse. Includes content review, test-taking strategies and personal preparation (Intersession).

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    110Summer
  • NUR 297 Selected Nursing Topics

    Variable content course of topics of specific interest in the health care system to health professionals and student nurses. Topics will vary; the course may be taken to a maximum of 6 hours provided the same topic is not repeated. The course will require permission or meeting prerequisites established by the instructor.

    Credit hoursLecture contact hoursLab contact hoursTypically offered
    1-3Upon demand