Degrees and Certificates
Nursing,Associate in Science
Introducing concepts basic to nursing education and practice, Nursing Success Seminar facilitates students' success in the Nursing program and the nursing profession. Learning activities help students develop study, test-taking, and time-management skills. Students learn about the history of the nursing profession and issues facing nurses, including legal and ethical issues in today's healthcare climate. Discussions focus on the different levels of nursing education, as well as the roles, responsibilities, and professional opportunities associated with each level. The course introduces students to theories and conceptual frameworks that support nursing practice and examines the New Hampshire Nurse Practice Acts. The course also introduces students to the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX) test plan for registered nurses as it relates to WMCC's Nursing program. Advocating evidence-based practice, it supports nursing research and encourages continuous nursing inquiry.
Nursing I prepares students to deliver patient-centered holistic, safe, effective, and culturally appropriate care though the nursing process with shared decision making to a diverse population throughout the life span. Students develop a foundational understanding of theory and practice skills for basic assessment, medication administration, and management of basic universal human needs in health promotion, education, documentation, and healthcare informatics. The course introduces therapeutic and professional-communication techniques, including the use of SBAR, multicultural practice, and levels of prevention in healthcare. Within the contemporary context of professional nursing, they learn how to meet basic human needs across the life span. Simulation laboratory and clinical reinforce concepts from lecture and develop critical-thinking and clinical-reasoning skills.
Nursing II expands on the previous concepts and competencies introduced in NURS111W. Students develop a comprehensive understanding of theory and practice skills for assessment, medication administration, and management of universal human needs in health promotion, education, documentation, and healthcare informatics. The course covers the holistic nursing care of patients and families during childbearing years, selected alterations in health across the life span, and the concepts of infection, immunity, and inflammation. Students develop increasing complexity in their abilities to critically think and clinically reason using the program's conceptual framework as a guide for practice. Simulation laboratory and clinical reinforce concepts from lecture and facilitate the continued development of critical-thinking and clinical-reasoning skills.
Nursing III expands on the previous concepts and competencies introduced in NURS111W and NURS112W. Nursing III examines the theoretical concepts related to the delivery of comprehensive nursing care to patients experiencing multiple health problems across the life span. Applying evidence-based practice, critical thinking, and clinical reasoning, the course uses the nursing process as the framework for nursing care, which aims to support and promote effective adaptations in individuals confronted with complex illness. The course examines principles of mental-health nursing and community nursing as they apply to individuals, families, and groups across the life span. Clinical experiences allow students to integrate theoretical concepts into practice within a structured setting.
Nursing IV expands on the previous concepts and competencies introduced in NURS111W, NURS112W, and NURS210W. Nursing IV analyzes and applies the theoretical concepts related to the role of the professional nurse and examines comprehensive nursing care for patients across the life span who experience critical complex health problems. Applying evidence-based practice, critical thinking, and clinical reasoning, the course continues to utilize the nursing process as the framework for nursing care. Nursing IV also examines healthcare delivery and infrastructure as students consolidate their role as professional nurses. Clinical experiences allow students to integrate the theoretical concepts into practice within a structured setting.