FRESHMAN-FALL

NURS 101 / INTRODUCTION TO NURSING

Historical development of nursing, philosophy of nursing, nursing concepts (human being, health-illness, nursing, environment) theories and models; healthcare system, roles and responsibilities of nurses, professionalism, professional values and codes of ethics

Credits: 3

 

FRESHMAN-SPRING

NURS 102 / FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

Basic principles and fundamental relations of human structure and normal function; the major structures of each of the body regions, anatomical terms, important anatomical landmarks and topographical relationships of organs, basic function of each organ and relationships of organ systems in association with their function, structure and function as it applies to the gross anatomical features and overall function of the body systems, basic physiological and biomechanical concepts, practical examples of how the anatomical knowledge may be applied to nursing practice, a number of injury mechanisms and congenital anomalies.

Credits: 3

SOPHOMORE – FALL

NURS 201 / HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Health assessment and the role of nurses, methods of physical examination, holistic history taking, psychosocial and physical assessment, data analysis, interpretation of normal and abnormal findings, and documentation

Credits: 3

NURS 203 / FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING

Identify the basic human needs, patient safety, nursing skills (patient admission and documentation, infection control, vital signs, self-care practices, mobilization, immobilization, tissue integrity, respiration, nutrition, excretion, sleep and rest, oral, local and parenteral drug applications, parenteral fluid treatments, blood and blood products applications) and theoretical knowledge about the nursing process.

Credits: 3

NURS 205 / NURSING PRACTICE: HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING

To get competency by using the knowledge and skills acquired within the scope of NURS 201 and NURS 203 in the laboratory and / or real practice environment

Credits: 4

NURS 207 / THERAPEUTIC COMMUNICATION

Principles and techniques of helping communication, communication characteristics according to age of individuals with health problems, nursing interventions for psychosocial reactions to hospitalization and illness.

Credits: 3

 

SOPHOMORE – SPRING

NURS 202 / MECHANISMS OF DISEASE

Basic terminology used in human pathology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, pathological alterations at the cellular level, environmental risk factors with disease development and prevalence, the effects of genetic, ethnic, and cultural factors in disease prevention, disease progression, and treatment. Diagnostic tests in relation to objective and subjective symptomatology, the elements affecting the healing process in tissues and organ systems and correlate these alterations with treatment of disease.

Credits: 3

NURS 204 / INTERNAL MEDICINE NURSING

Basic concepts and principles related to internal medicine nursing, primary health problems in the community, nursing care for adult and elderly individuals with acute and chronic health problems to prevention, promotion and maintenance of health, rehabilitation, palliative care.

Credits: 3

NURS 206 / SURGICAL NURSING

Basic concepts and principles related to surgical nursing, effects of surgery on patient, preoperative, intraoperative and postoperative nursing care, pain and wound management, surgical infections, shock nursing care, nursing care with acute and chronic surgical interventions.

Credits: 3

NURSE 208 / NURSING PRACTICE: MEDICAL AND SURGICAL NURSING

To get competency by using the knowledge and skills acquired within the scope of NURS 204 and NURS 206 in the laboratory and / or real practice environment.

Credits: 4

NURS 210 / SUMMER PRACTICE

To get competency by using the knowledge and skills acquired within the scope of NURS 205 and NURS 208 in the real practice environment.

Credits: 4
Prerequisite: NURS 205, NURS 208 or consent of the instructor

JUNIOR – FALL

NURS 301 / WOMEN’S HEALTH NURSING

Basic concepts and indicators of women’s health, reproductive-sexual health; prenatal, postnatal and postnatal normal – risk situations and nursing care, neonatal care, family planning, common women ‘s health problems and nursing care, gynecological diagnosis and treatment methods.

Credits: 3

NURS 303 / CHILD HEALTH NURSING

Basic concepts and indicators of child health, physical, psychosocial and cognitive development in children, protection and development of child and family health, holistic and family centered nursing care, effects of diseases on child and family, common health problems in childhood and care.

Credits: 3

NURS 305 / NURSING PRACTICE: WOMEN AND CHILD HEALTH NURSING

To get competency by using the knowledge and skills acquired within the scope of NURS 301 and NURS 303 in the laboratory and / or real practice environment.

Credits: 4

 

JUNIOR – SPRING

NURS 302 / NURSING IN HEALTH PROTECTION AND PROMOTION

Basic concepts and health indicators in public health, roles of public health nurses, organization in health services, basic health services, home health services, community diagnosis, health protection and development practices, health education and counseling, family, environment, school and occupational health.

Credits: 3

NURS 304 / MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHIATRIC NURSING

Basic concepts and indicators in mental health, role and responsibilities of mental health and psychiatric nurses, structure of psychiatric services, mental health assessment, mental health promotion and preventive interventions, symptom management and care for major mental health disorders, therapeutic modalities in psychiatry, psychiatric rehabilitation, ethical and legal issues related to mental health.

Credits: 3

NURS 306 / NURSING PRACTICE: COMMUNITY HEALTH AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

To get competency by using the knowledge and skills acquired within the scope of NURS 302 and NURS 304 in the laboratory and / or real practice environment.

Credits: 4

NURS 308 / NURSING RESEARCH

Science and research, research and advocacy in nursing, literature review, research process, research population and sampling, research methods and designs, data collection methods, ethics in research and publications.

Credits: 3

NURS 310 / SUMMER PRACTICE

To get competency by using the knowledge and skills acquired within the scope of NURS 305 in the real practice environment.

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: NURS 305 or consent of the instructor

NURS 312 / SUMMER PRACTICE

To get competency by using the knowledge and skills acquired within the scope of NURS 306 in the real practice environment.

Credits: 3
Prerequisite: NURS 306 or consent of the instructor

SENIOR – FALL

NURS 401 / MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH SERVICES

Basic concepts and theories related to health and nursing services management and leadership, health legislation, health policies and financing, organization in health services, patient care presentation systems, health manpower planning, problem solving, decision making; quality, conflict, change, career and performance management.

Credits: 3

NURS 403 / ETHICS IN HEALTHCARE SERVICES

Ethical principles and theories, professional codes of ethics, ethical decision making, regulations on ethical issues, common ethical problems and analysis in health services.

Credits: 3

NURS 490 / PROJECT I

Literature review and deciding to research problem, problem identification by using literature, deciding to data collection tools, writing project proposal and submitting to institutional review board.

Credits: 1.5

 

SENIOR – SPRING

NURS 402 / INTERNSHIP

Gaining competency to give quality and safe care based on professional and ethical values with leadership and communication skills by combining all knowledge and skills in different practice fields.

Credits: 6
Prerequisite: NURS 210, NURS 310, NURS 312 or consent of the instructor

NURS 491 / PROJECT II

Data collection for the project, data entry, data analysis, evaluation of the results, writing project report according to a peer-reviewed journal submission guidelines.

Credits: 1.5