Western Kentucky University

Associate of Science of Nursing Course Descriptions

Associate of Science in Nursing Program (ASN) Course Descriptions

"Committed to Caring and Striving for Excellence."

 

NUR 104 Calculations for Nursing

An introduction to medication dosage calculations, symbols, abbreviations, unit dosing, and system equivalent conversion operations. Emphasis of course is on medication problems involving metric and household measurement conversions necessary for medication administration in nursing.

NUR 105 Fundamentals of Nursing

Introduces fundamental nursing concepts and principles utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process, and therapeutic nursing interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

NUR 106 Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical

Application of fundamental nursing concepts, principles and skills.


NUR 155 Medical-Surgical Nursing I

Medical-surgical concepts utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process and therapeutic nursing interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

NUR 156 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Clinical

Application of medical-surgical nursing concepts, principles and skills.

NUR 157 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Skills Lab

Application of medical-surgical nursing concepts, principles and skills. 

NUR 165 Mental Health Nursing

Mental health nursing concepts utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process and therapeutic nursing interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

NUR 166 Mental Health Nursing Clinical

Application of mental health nursing concepts, principles and skills.

NUR 208 Medical-Surgical Nursing II

Expansion on previous medical-surgical nursing concepts utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process and therapeutic nursing interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

NUR 209 Medical-Surgical Nursing II Clinical

Application of medical-surgical nursing concepts, principles and skills.

NUR 215 Maternal-Newborn Nursing

Maternal-newborn nursing concepts utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process and therapeutic nursing interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

NUR 216 Maternal-Newborn Nursing Clinical

Application of maternal-newborn nursing concepts, principles and skills.

NUR 254 Pediatric Nursing

Pediatric nursing concepts utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process and therapeutic nursing interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

NUR 255 Medical-Surgical Nursing III

Expansion on previous medical-surgical nursing concepts utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process and therapeutic nursing interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

NUR 257 Nursing Seminar & Practicum

Capstone clinical experience with exploration of issues and policies related to the profession of nursing.

 Last Modified 2/20/14