Nursing (8200)

Nursing (8200)

100 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING 1 credits
Introduces students to influences of past, present, and future political, legal, social, and cultural processes on the nursing profession and the roles of nurses.
101 INTRO TO BACCALAUREATE NURSING 1 credits
Prerequisite: Licensed Practical Nurse. Introduces L.P.N./B.S.N. students to the purposes of baccalaureate nursing education. Explores philosophy, nursing theories, research, emerging roles, decision making, and the health care system.
211 FOUND OF NURSING PRACTICE I 5 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to the College. This course focuses on basic concepts and skills needed by novice nursing students in order to care for clients. This course will focus on nurse-client relationships, communication, nursing process, psychomotor skills, and beginning pharmacology. Clinical experiences will reflect these concepts and skills.
212 FOUND OF NURSING PRACTICE II 5 credits
Prerequisite: 211. Builds on Foundations of Nursing Practice I focusing on promoting holistic well being across the lifespan. Clinicals are with children and adults, acute and non-acute settings.
215 PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT 2 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to the College. This foundational course explores the professional role of the nurse and nursing's impact on multiple levels of health care and health outcomes. An overview of the art and science of nursing are discussed along with strategic nursing initiatives.
216 TRANSITION TO BACC NURSING 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to College of Nursing. This course emphasizes the transition from Licensed Practical Nurse to professional nurse. The LPN is introduced to the discipline of nursing from the baccalaureate perspective.
217 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR NURSES 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Nursing. Develop understanding of basic concepts related to pathophysiologic mechanisms of health, illness as applied to nursing. Emphasis on application to nursing using the nursing process.
225 HEALTH ASSESSMENT 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to the College. The skills of taking health histories and performance of basic physical assessment. Supervised practice in the Learning Resource Center.
230 NURSING PHARMACOLOGY 3 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to the College of Nursing. Emphasis on fundamental concepts of pharmacology as applied to major drug classes, actions and effects. Application of nursing process to drug therapy across the lifespan.
336 CONCEPTS OF PROFESSIONL NURSNG 4 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to the RN/BSN sequence. Introduces the RN to baccalaureate nursing. Focuses on the relationship of concepts and theories to the role of the professional nurse. Offered Summer only.
337 HEALTH ASSESSMENT/RN 3 credits
Prerequisite: admission to RN program. This three hour health assessment course is designed for the registered nurse. The course consists of both theory and supervised clinical laboratory practice.
350 NURSING OF CHILDBEARING FAMILY 5 credits
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Sophomore level nursing courses. A theoretical and clinical basis for care of the childbearing family in varying degrees of health and in a variety of settings.
360 NURSING CARE OF ADULTS 5 credits
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Sophomore level nursing courses. Acute nursing care of adults with nutrition, elimination, metabolic, sexual, reproductive, and immunological concerns. Includes theory and practice at the advanced beginner level.
370 NURSING CARE OF OLDER ADULTS 5 credits
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Sophomore level nursing courses. Acute nursing care of older adults with mobility, perception, circulation, and oxygenation concerns. Includes theory and practice at the advanced beginner level.
380 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING 5 credits
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Sophomore level nursing courses. Assists students in developing knowledge and skills for providing care to individuals with mental health needs in a variety of settings.
405 NRSNG CARE HEALTHY INDVDL/FAM 3 credits
Prerequisites: 336, 337. Health care concepts across the lifespan with emphasis on health promotion and illness prevention for individuals, families, and groups are discussed.
406 PALLIATIVE NURSING CARE 3 credits
Prerequisite: 336. Dimensions of end of life nursing care, including family dynamics, grief and loss, ethical considerations, physiologic changes and community resources are examined.
409 INTERNATIONAL HEALTH 2-3 credits
Prerequisite: Junior standing. Study in an international location. Focuses on comparisons of education, ethics, government, demography and geography on health care and nursing roles and responsibilities.
410 NURSING FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN 5 credits
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of Junior level nursing courses. Theoretical and clinical nursing course focused on the child within a family context. Health problems of both acute and chronic nature are explored.
412 GLOB PERSPCT OF HLH & HLH CARE 2-3 credits
Prerequisites: senior status. Cultural, political, educational, and economical perspectives of different regions of the world and the impact of these factors on health will be compared and examined.
415 CMPLX CARE AGING FAMLS/RN ONLY 3 credits
Prerequisites: 336, 337, 405, 445. Complex nursing issues related to care of aging individuals and families are explored. The nurse's role in physiological, emotional and psychosocial care is discussed.
430 NURSING CMPLX/CRTCL SITUATIONS 5 credits
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all Junior level nursing courses. Introduces advanced beginners to the complexity of nursing care in acute complex and critical situations of patients with multi-system failures.
435 NURSING RESEARCH 2 credits
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all Junior level nursing courses. Exploration of the effects of nursing research on the profession, become a knowledgeable consumer of research.
436 NURSING RESEARCH/RN ONLY 3 credits
Prerequisite: 336. Exploration of the effects of nursing research on the profession and becoming a knowledgeable consumer of research.
440 NURSING OF COMMUNITIES 5 credits
Prerequisite: Satisfactory completion of all Junior level nursing courses. A synthesis of nursing skills applied among various community populations. Health and illness care strategies within diverse population groups.
444 NURSING OF COMM PRACTM-RN ONLY 2 credits
This clinical practicum provides experiences related to community health nursing in a variety of traditional and nontraditional community environments.
445 NURSING OF COMMUNITIES/RN ONLY 3 credits
Prerequisites: 336, 337, 405. This course provides a theoretical foundation for community, including public health nursing, to individuals and families in a variety of settings to diverse populations.
446 PROFESSIONAL NRSNG LEADERSHIP 3 credits
Prerequisite: 445. Issues related to nursing leadership, management, policy, and economic issues within the healthcare system that influence nursing practice are discussed.
447 PROF NURS LEADERSHIP PRACTICUM 2 credits
This clinical course offers the opportunity to implement leadership and management skills in a health care setting.
448 PROFESSIONAL NURSING CAPSTONE 3 credits
Prerequisites: 415 and 446. Opportunities to synthesize information and reflect on ethical, legal, cultural, and political dimensions of employment and patient care within the health care system are provided.
450 SR PRACTICUM & NURS LEADERSHIP 5 credits
Prerequisite: Completion of all Junior level courses. This course focuses on the application of leadership and management principles to the practice of nursing. Political, social, cultural, legal and ethical issues are explored.
453 SCHOOL NURSE PRACTICUM I 5 credits
Prerequisite: 5570:421/521, 5570:423/523, 225 or 650. Corequisites: 225 or 650 if not previously completed. Emphasis on clinical primary health care nursing to enhance positive health behavior outcomes of well children and adolescents with minor conditions on family, community, school contexts.
454 SCHOOL NURSE PRACTICUM II 5 credits
Prerequisite: 5570:421/521, 5570:423/523, 225 or 650, 453/553 or waiver. Emphasis on primary health care nursing to enhance positive health behavior outcomes of children/adolescents with minor common health or behavioral problems and chronic illnesses.
480 SENIOR HONORS PROJECT 3 credits
Prerequisites: Senior standing in Honors Program and nursing major. Completion and presentation of an original investigation of a significant topic or creative work which must meet high standards of scholarship.
489 ST: NURSING 1-4 credits
(May be repeated as new topics are presented) Group studies of special topics in nursing. May not be used to meet requirements for the major in nursing. May be used for elective credit.
493 W: NURSING 1-4 credits
(May be repeated as new topics are presented) Selected topics in nursing. May be used to meet undergraduate or graduate major requirements at the discretion of the college.
497 INDP STUDY: NURSING 1-3 credits
Prerequisite: permission of Director of Nursing Education, and good academic standing. Provides opportunity to develop greater depth in an area of nursing through methodology specific to discipline of nursing.

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