Nursing: Our Lady of Lourdes Cooperative Nursing Program

The registered nurse (RN) is a health care professional academically and clinically prepared to care for patients in a variety of health care settings. Nurses help people to reach their full potential for optimal health maintenance and wellness throughout the life span.   Apply & Register Program Details

The registered nurse (RN) is a health care professional academically and clinically prepared to care for patients in a variety of health care settings. Nurses help people to reach their full potential for optimal health maintenance and wellness throughout the life span.

 


Area of Interest:
Health and Wellness
Code Course Credits
First Semester
ENG-101 English Composition I 3
BIO-211 Anatomy & Physiology I1 or  
BIO-117 Basic Anatomy and Physiology I 4
CHM-101 General, Organic & Biological Chemistry I 4
PSY-101 Basic Psychology 3
    14
Second Semester
ENG-102 English Composition II 3
BIO-212 Anatomy & Physiology II1 or  
BIO-118 Basic Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO-221 Microbiology I1 or  
BIO-121 Basic Microbiology 4
HIS-101 World Civilization I 3
MTH-111 Introduction to Statistics I 3
    17
Code Course Credits
Third Semester (Fall or Spring)
NOL-110 Health Assessment 2
NOL-120 Caring for Patients Across the Lifespan I 9
PSY-109 Developmental Psychology 3
    14
Fourth or Fifth Semester (Fall or Spring)
HIT-110 Health Informatics 4
NOL-130 Caring for Patients Across the Lifespan II 9
    13
Fourth or Fifth Semester (Summer)
NOL-215 Caring for Patients Across the Lifespan III 6
PHL-232 Biomedical Ethics 3
SOC-101 Introduction to Sociology 3
    12
Sixth Semester (Fall or Spring)
NOL-225 Caring for Patients Across the Lifespan IV 9
NOL-235 Transition to Practice 3
    12
  Total Minimum Credits 82

1 It is highly recommended that students complete BIO-211, BIO-212 and BIO-221. Prerequisite BIO-111.

NOTICE: A criminal background check, urine, drug screen and health clearance are required of all students before entering Caring for Patients across the Lifespan I. All clinical affiliates require students to have a criminal background check, urine drug screen and health clearance before clinical experiences are permitted at their healthcare facilities. Clinical affiliates may deny a student’s access to their facility in the event significant findings are discovered on the Criminal Background Check.

Program Goals

  • To prepare students to successfully pass the NCLEX-RN exam
    for licensure as a registered nurse.
  • To provide students with a foundation in general education.
  • To ensure transferability of course work to a baccalaureate
    program in nursing.
  • To prepare the student for employment as a Registered Nurse.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate nursing care provided to patients across the
    lifespan from diverse backgrounds in a variety of settings
    to ensure that it is compassionate, age and culturally
    appropriate and based on a patient’s preferences, values
    and needs.
  2. Collaborate with members of the interprofessional
    healthcare team to manage and coordinate the provision of
    safe, quality care for groups of patients and patients with
    complex needs.
  3. Integrate evidence based practice when managing care for
    individuals/families, groups of patients and patients with
    complex needs.
  4. Use quality improvement measures to evaluate the effect
    of change on the delivery of patient care and on patient
    outcomes.
  5. Demonstrate effective use of strategies to mitigate errors
    and reduce the risk of harm to patients, self and others in
    healthcare settings.

 

  1. Use electronic resources and technology to communicate
    relevant patient information, manage care and mitigate
    errors in the provision of safe, quality patient-centered care.
  2. Assimilate integrity and accountability into nursing practice
    that uphold established regulatory, legal, and ethical
    principles while providing care to individuals and families.
  3. Integrate leadership and management theories and
    principles into practice when managing the care of
    individuals/families, groups of patients and patients with
    complex needs.
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of verbal and nonverbal
    communication strategies that promote effective exchange
    of information, development of therapeutic relationships
    and shared decision-making with patients and families from
    diverse backgrounds.

Special Program Requirements

  • Prerequisite courses must be completed PRIOR to the start
    of semester.
  • Co-requisite courses must be completed BEFORE or WITH the
    assigned semester.
  • Visit www.lourdesnursingschool.org
  • Background check, drug screen & immunizations are required.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.8 is required.

Transfer Opportunities

Students in this program transfer to many institutions including:

Contact Persons

Camden County College Contact:
Susan Hansen, Director of Nursing Programs
(856) 227-7200, ext. 4359
email: shansen@camdencc.edu

Nursing School Contact:
Mary Beth Sauter, BS
(856) 757-3726
email: sauterm@lourdesnet.org

Additional information

CIP Code

51.3801

Program Code

NOL.AS