Required Coursework (33 hours)
|ALH 103 Nutrition||3 credits|
|NUR 104 Fundamentals of Nursing||5 credits|
|NUR 109 Pharmacology I||2 credits|
|NUR 111 Medical/Surgical Nursing I||6 credits|
|NUR 112 Medical/Surgical Nursing II||7 credits|
|NUR 119 Pharmacology II||2 credits|
|NUR 129 Pharmacology III||2 credits|
|NUR 130 Maternity Nursing||3 credits|
|NUR 131 Pediatric Nursing||3 credits|
NOTE: New students must meet the prerequisites prior to admission to Level I.
Effective: Fall 2015
Current as: 11/13/14
Students must successfully complete either the Level I program and/or the Level II Associate Degree in Nursing program to become eligible to complete the nationwide NCLEX exam to obtain a state-issued nursing license.
Following licensure, nurses can find employment
Glen Oaks Community College is looking forward to becoming ACEN accredited in the future. Our nursing program is presently fully approved by the Michigan Board of Nursing.
Nurses provide and coordinate client care, educate clients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to clients and their family members.Duties of nurses include:
- Record clients’ medical histories and symptoms
- Administer clients’ medicines and treatments
- Set up plans for clients’ care or contribute to existing plans
- Observe clients and record the observations
- Consult and collaborate with doctors and other healthcare professionals
- Operate and monitor medical equipment
- Help perform diagnostic tests and analyze the results
- Teach clients and their families how to manage illnesses or injuries
- Explain what to do at home after treatment
Nurses’ duties and titles often depend on where they work and the clients they work with. For example, an oncology nurse may work with cancer clients or a geriatric nurse may work with elderly clients. Some nurses combine one or more areas of practice. For example, a pediatric oncology nurse works with children and teens who have cancer.
Overall, job opportunities for nurses are expected to be good, according to the Department of Labor statistics. Demand for healthcare services will increase because of the aging population, given that older people typically have more medical problems than younger people. Nurses also will be needed to educate and care for clients with various chronic conditions, such as arthritis, dementia, diabetes, and obesity.