Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry (CHM121) - A lecture and laboratory course that focuses on organic chemistry, (hydrocarbons, alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, esters, amines, and amides), the structure and function of biomolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, proteins nucleic acids) and metabolism.
Anatomy and Physiology I for Health Sciences (BIO215) - This course is the study of the structure and function of the human body. It focuses on the fundamental concepts of body organization and cellular function. The structure, functions and terminology of the skeletal, muscular, integumentary and nervous systems are considered. Three-hour lecture and three contact hour laboratory. This course is part of a series of eight credit hours.
Introduction to Nursing (NUR101) - This course will prepare the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Prelicensure (BSN-P) student to take on the challenges of nursing school with a higher sense of awareness of expectations. It is designed to introduce the student to essential academic skills, the interpersonal and critical thinking skills required for success in nursing school, and the role of the professional nurse. Scholastic expectations required to complete the BSN-P program of study are introduced, as well as the investigation of the roles, functions, and professional expectations of the registered nurse at various levels. In addition to exploring the role of the professional nurse, core concepts include: a personal assessment of why the student is choosing nursing as a career, a learning style and study habits assessment, the use of the American Psychological Association (APA) style in writing scholarly papers, and the use of technology to access and submit course assignments.
Introduction to Critical Care Nursing (NUR245) - This elective course builds upon previously learned knowledge while building technical skills using critical thinking principles for the care of the high acuity adult patient. Participants will demonstrate an increased understanding and ability using the necessary technical skills related to high risk patients, assessment and interventions of the acutely ill patient through the use of classroom theory, case scenarios, and hands on simulation.
**The course descriptions provided describe the current Bachelor of Science curriculum at Mercy College of Ohio. Course titles and content may change.