Irene Aghahowa

Irene Aghahowa
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Health & Life Sciences

Office Hours: 

Monday: 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Thursday: 10:00 am-1:00 pm
Monday: 12-1pm (Open Lab) Wednesday and Friday: 2:30-3:30pm (U.Va. clinical)
Keats Science Building: K124

Courses: 

  • NUR 135 - Drug Dosage Calculations
    Focuses on apothecary, metric, household conversion in medication dosage calculation for adult and pediatric clients. Provides a practical approach to learning to calculate and prepare medications and solutions. Includes calculating intravenous flow rates. Prerequisite: Complete MTE 1-5 or appropriate placement score. Lecture 1 hour per week.
  • NUR 226 - Health Assessment
    Teaches the systematic approach to obtaining a health history and performing a physical assessment. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program or division permission. Lecture 1 hours. Laboratory 3 hours. Total 4 hours per week.
  • NUR 202 - Medical Surgical Nursing
    Teaches care of individuals families requiring medical or surgical treatment. Uses all components of the nursing process with increasing degrees of skill. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and or cooperating agencies. Prerequisite: NUR 112 or NUR 115 and NUR 230 and BIO 141 and BIO 142; corequisite: NUR 202 clinical. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 8 hours per week.
  • NUR 254 - Nursing Dimensions
    Explores the role of the professional nurse. Emphasizes nursing organizations, legal and ethical implications, and addresses trends in management and organizational skills. Explores group dynamics, relationships, conflicts, and leadership styles. Prerequisite: Completed NUR 201 and NUR 202. Lecture 1 to 2 hours per week.
  • NUR 112 - Nursing II
    Focuses on the nursing care of individuals and or families experiencing changes along the health illness continuum that are common, well defined, and have predictable outcomes. Includes math computational skills and basic computer instruction related to the delivery of nursing care. Provides supervised learning experiences in college nursing laboratories and or cooperating agencies. Prerequisite: Complete NUR 100, NUR 108 and NUR 226; prerequisite/ corequisite BIO 141; corequisite: NUR 112 lab. Lecture 3 hours. Laboratory 12 hours. Total 15 hours per week.
  • NUR 230 - Pharmacology For Nurses
    Teaches general principles of drug action, pharmacology of the major drug classes, and specific agents within each class. Includes math calculations necessary to adapt dosages to the multidimensional needs of individuals across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Completed NUR 108 and NUR 226. Lecture 3 hours per week.