Nursing Courses

 

NURS100 Making the LPN to RN Connection
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 1sh ]

Designed to facilitate successful transition of the licensed practical nurse (LPN) into the pre-licensure program.  The content is intended to update and enhance students' knowledge and begin the process of role transition.  Students will obtain the necessary knowledge on professional practice, nursing process, teaching and learning modalities, and utilization of critical thinking skills.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

NURS101 Nursing 1
[Minimum Semester Hours: 8 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 8sh ]
Introduces the student to nursing, person and health, which are basic concepts to the practice of nursing. Emphasis is placed on communicative and observational skills that permit the assessment of the basic needs of individuals and their families. The study of the human needs of individuals provides a foundation for inquiry into the nurse's role in providing nursing care based on the nursing process.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

NURS102 Nursing 2
[Minimum Semester Hours: 8 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 8 sh]
A continuation of Nursing 101, Nursing I, focuses on human needs according to Maslow. The course addresses the individual's needs related to activity/rest, safety/security, oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange, love/belonging, and psychosocial well being. Emphasis is placed on communication, and teaching/learning skills as an essential part of the nursing process in the care of individuals and families. The family during the childbearing years and during the first year of life is studied in order for the student to develop beginning competencies in those technical skills necessary to carry out the nursing care plan for individuals of all ages and in selected health care settings.

Prerequisite: ( NURS101 )

Corequisite: None


 

NURS201 Nursing 3

[Minimum Semester Hours: 8 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 8 sh]

An extension of NURS102:  Nursing 2 and continues to increase the knowledge base of human needs with application of the nursing process to individuals and families with alterations in their level of health.  Communication and health teaching are integrated as major strategies for assisting individuals and families to care for themselves in health and illness.  This course focuses on levels of wellness and alterations in human needs relating to psychosocial, sexuality, oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange, love/belonging safety/security, and activity/rest.  In addition, students will be spending 12 clinical hours each week outside of the structured course setting. 

Prerequisite: ( NURS102 AND NURS201 )

Corequisite:   None


 

NURS202 Nursing 4

[Minimum Semester Hours: 8 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 8 sh]

An extension of NURS201 - Nursing 3 and continues to increase the knowledge base of human needs with application of the nursing process to individuals and families with alterations in their level of health.  Communication and health teaching are integrated as major strategies for assisting individuals and families to care for themselves in health and illness.  Levels of wellness and alterations in human needs are studied as the course focuses on individual needs relating to sexuality, oxygen/carbon dioxide exchange, safety/security, and activity/rest.  Students will be spending 12 clinical hours each week outside the structured course setting.

Prerequisite: ( NURS102 AND NURS201 )

Corequisite:   None


 

NURS205 Nursing Field Experience

[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A field experience course that will allow the student to pursue a personal interest in an area of nursing, while focusing on patient-centered care, communication, safety, collaboration, teamwork, and professionalism.

Prerequisite: NURS101 and NURS102

Corequisite:   None


 

NURS212 Nursing Transition

[Minimum Semester Hours: 2 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 2 sh]

An overview of the knowledge, skills, abilities, and attitudes/values associated with role transition from student to professional. Students will utilize integrated thinking to fully embrace the role of the contemporary professional nurse.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

NURS305 Nursing Informatics

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Examines the history of healthcare informatics, current issues, basic informatics concepts and health information management systems.  The use of technology to help make decisions and to improve the health status of the individual, family, and community is emphasized.  Students will apply informatics concepts to a current clinical practice setting suggesting methods to use technology to improve patient safety and work effectiveness.  The student will also learn to identify, gather, process, and manage information/data.


 

NURS310 Foundations for Professional Practice

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

A seminar course focused on the theoretical foundations of professional practice and theory development in nursing.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

NURS315 Pathophysiology
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Studies the physiologic mechanisms altered by illness, injury, or disease processes in humans throughout the life span. Fundamental disease processes, specific illnesses, and their effects on homeostasis as well as the links between pathophysiology, diagnosis, and therapeutic interventions are emphasized. Students will critically analyze diverse client presentations of selected illnesses for symptomatology, pathophysiology, and health care implications.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

NURS320 Health Assessment
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Focused on identification and demonstration of assessment techniques with emphasis on normal and abnormal findings throughout the life span.  Learning experiences provide for development of a systematic approach to physical assessment of patients to facilitate integration of assessment findings and major health deviations.  Principles of therapeutic communication will be emphasized as an adjunct to performing a health assessment.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

NURS325 Pharmacology for Nursing

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Focuses on examining pharmacotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of illness, health promotion, maintenance and restoration of wellness.  Emphasis is placed on drug therapy integrating the use of the nursing process in pharmacokinetics, safe medication administration, and monitoring.

 Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

NURS330 Global Perspectives in Nursing (3.0 sh)

Focuses on global issues affecting personal, community, and international health and development using approaches from health promotion, population health, and primary health care to help frame analyses.  Students are exposed to basic perspectives on health policy issues throughout various geographical regions and the impact of significant world events.


 

NURS350 Care of the Critically Ill

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to provide fundamental information about the nursing care of clients across the lifespan in critical care settings. Focus is advanced concepts of critical care related to multi-organ/system function and dysfunction.

Prerequisite: ( NURS320 AND NURS325 )

Corequisite:   (NURS315 )


 

NURS410 Nursing: Home, Community and Public Health

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to review current and evolving roles of home health, community and public health nurses.  Health promotion, health teaching, economic, political, legal and ethical influences, environmental issues, epidemiology, communicable diseases and vulnerable populations are addressed.  Focus is on the application and integration of health and wellness concepts.

Prerequisite:  None

Corequisite:   None


 

NURS420 Nursing Leadership and Management in Practice

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A capstone nursing course with focus on leadership and management issues in health care.  Seminars provide opportunities for students to share commonalities and unique aspects of their practical experiences in nursing. Concepts of nursing leadership and management will be examined through didactic course work, and a 45-hour practicum experience in a selected healthcare setting.

Prerequisite: ( NURS310 )

Corequisite:   None


 

NURS430  Contemporary Issues, Policy and Politics

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Examines professionalism in nursing to foster understanding of the dynamic nature of the profession and role development within the discipline.  This course provides an understanding of evidence-based practice, political, and legislative processes related to healthcare policy development, interprofessional collaboration, and the importance of providing a culture of safety.  Quality improvement, patient safety, and other topics relevant to contemporary nursing will be explored.

Prerequisite: None


NURS435 Origin of Nursing-London, England (1.0 sh)

A week-long expedition to London, England.  Emphasis is placed on evaluating the historical origins of nursing and the impact on healthcare today.  Students will visit Florence Nightingale's first school of nursing and participate in on-site lecture, tour, and personal interaction with current healthcare personnel.  Critical thinking in relation to historical impacts on present day nursing will be highlighted.

 

NURS490 Nursing Research

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Focuses on the theoretical basis of research methodology with emphasis on analyzing, critiquing, and interpreting nursing research.  Development of a research proposal, based on an identified nursing problem, will aid in understanding use of research findings in evidence-based nursing practice.

Prerequisite: ( MATH107 )


 

NURS498 Health Science Seminar
[Minimum Semester Hours: 1 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An analysis and/or comparison of topics related to health science within a framework provided by the instructor. Examples include but are not limited to contemporary issues in healthcare, a comparative analysis of healthcare systems in different countries, health issues related to population, economics, social and other factors, healthcare issues of special populations, the healthcare crisis in the United States, and emerging healthcare technologies and fields.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None

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