NURS1100 Exploring the Nursing Profession - 1 s.h.
In this course, students pursuing a major in nursing will explore roles in the nursing profession, integration of pre-requisite coursework into nursing, and develop a personalized success plan to become a registered nurse.
NURS2000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
NURS2420 Introduction to Nursing - 3 s.h.
Introduces the roles and responsibilities of professional nursing. Introduces students to the historical, economic, political and legal/ethical trends in nursing. Introduces concepts necessary for scholarly writing using APA formatting.
NURS2460 Health Assessment - 4 s.h.
Focuses on learning foundational assessment skills. Systematic holistic nursing process approach to health history and physical examination for the purpose of differentiating normal from abnormal states of health and critical assessment of client needs. Application of concepts are facilitated in the laboratory experience. (For on campus BSN-RN students only.) Prerequisite: NURS2010.
NURS2470 Informatics for Health Care - 2 s.h.
An introduction to the basic concepts and skills associated with the use of technology as it relates to nursing and electronic healthcare systems. The content will provide a conceptual foundation and hands-on exposure to the use of information management in nursing which is necessary in providing quality patient care.
NURS3000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
NURS3010 Transcultural Health Experience - 3 s.h.
The focus of this course is to provide the student with tools to improve the health status of a vulnerable population. Students will apply transcultural concepts and principles of global health at the local, national, or international level. Depending on the specific area the student is working in, experiences may include individual and small group teaching, primary care support services, promotion of hygiene principles with modifications to the local culture, community assessment and interventions, or intensive language acquisition. An international multi-day and/or overnight experience may be required.
NURS3110 Health Assessment for the Practicing Nurse - 3 s.h.
Focuses on expanding assessment skills in current professional role. Systematic holistic nursing process approach to health history and physical examination for the purpose of differentiating normal from abnormal states of health and critical assessment of client needs in acute care and community settings. Application of concepts are facilitated in the virtual learning environment. (For online RN-BSN students only.)
NURS3120 Fundamentals of Health Care - 4 s.h.
Introduction to basic concepts and psychomotor skills necessary to provide therapeutic interventions for individual clients. Laboratory and clinical experience provided. Prerequisites: NURS2420, 2460, 2470.
NURS3160 Evidence Based Practice - 2-3 s.h.
Study of the evidence-based practice research process to develop informed consumers of nursing research. Exploration of the application of the research evidence to the health care environment. Prerequisites: NURS3120, 3270, 3440, 3451.
NURS3250 Adult Health Care I - 4 s.h.
Focus on the development of abilities to manage the care of adults, at various life stages, in a variety of health care settings. Emphasis on person-centered communication and application of cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills in providing basic nursing care to clients and their families. Prerequisites: NURS3120, 3270, 3440, 3451.
NURS3260 NURS3260 Adult Health Care II - 4 s.h.
Focus on the development of abilities to manage the care of adults, at various life stages, in a variety of health care settings. Emphasis on person-centered communication and application of cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills in providing family centered nursing care to individuals and groups of clients. Prerequisites: NURS3120, 3270, 3440, 3451.
NURS3270 Psychosocial Aspects of Client Care - 4 s.h.
Emphasis on promotion of healthy individual and family system responses to psychosocial stressors (violence, poverty, substance abuse). Psychopathology will be explored with opportunities to practice primary, secondary, and tertiary nursing interventions in the clinical setting. Prerequisites: NURS2420, 2460, 2470.
NURS3430 Pathophysiology and Related Pharmacology - 3 s.h.
Study of the concepts and altered processes of organs, cells, and biochemical functions of systems related to homeostasis, neural control and integration. Related pharmacology with application of principles to nursing practice will be integrated throughout.
NURS3440 Pathophysiology - 3 s.h.
Study of the concepts and altered processes of organs, cells, and biochemical functions of the systems related to homeostasis, neural control and integration. Prerequisites: NURS2420, 2460, 2470.
NURS3450 Pharmacology - 3 s.h.
Study of principles of pharmacology and their application to nursing. Emphasis on major categories of pharmacological agents, their actions, side effects, uses and nursing responsibilities regarding administration and calculations of medications. Prerequisite: NURS2420, 2460 (BSN-RN students only).
NURS3451 Pharmacology I - 3 s.h.
Introduces students to the principles of pharmacology and their application to nursing. Emphasizes drug classifications of pharmacological agents, their actions, side effects, uses and nursing responsibilities regarding administration and basic calculations of medication administration for all routes of administration. Prerequisites: NURS2420, 2460, 2470.
NURS3452 Pharmacology II - 2 s.h.
Continues investigation of pharmacology with specific medications that are seen in the clinical setting from the various drug classifications and medications used in advanced adult health settings. Drug calculations include those for the critical care setting and those using the intravenous route.
NURS3460 Professionalism in Nursing - 3 s.h.
A transitional course to prepare the RN student for entry into baccalaureate nursing and continuing socialization into the profession. Exploration of major curricular and historical concepts. Prerequisite: Nursing major with junior standing.
NURS3900 Topics in Nursing - 1-3 s.h.
An in-depth study of a specific, timely topic in nursing. May be repeated for credit when the topic varies.
NURS4000 Individual Study - 1-3 s.h.
NURS4160 Leadership Roles in Nursing - 3 s.h.
Examination of leadership, management, role, and change theories. Emphasis on acquiring the knowledge, skills, abilities, and resources required to lead an interdisciplinary team to achieve excellence and high quality outcomes. Prerequisites: Junior level nursing courses.
NURS4170 Manager of Patient Care - 3 s.h.
Discusses management of patient care in a clinical setting in the capacity of unit manager, charge nurse and patient care coordinator. Focuses on knowledge, skills, abilities, and resources required to lead an interdisciplinary team to achieve excellence and high quality outcomes. Prerequisites: NURS3160, 3250, 3260, 4340.
NURS4220 Maternal and Newborn Care - 4 s.h.
Study of women's health across the lifespan with an emphasis on maternity/newborn care. Employs holistic approach to health promotion and intervention. Prerequisites: Junior level nursing courses. Prerequisites: NURS3160, 3250, 3260, 4340.
NURS4230 Care of the Mother and Child - 4 s.h.
This course focuses on holistic approach to acute illnesses and health promotion of culturally diverse women, children (birth through adolescence) and families throughout their lifespans. Emphasis is placed on providing a culturally sensitive and holistic approach to health promotion and intervention in the care of newly formed families moving from preconception through the neonatal period. Additionally, emphasis is placed on quality of care, safety and developmental stages of childhood and appropriate nursing interventions in the home and acute care settings. Prerequisites: NURS3160, 3250, 3260, 3452, 4340.
NURS4240 Pediatric Nursing - 4 s.h.
NURS4240 Pediatric Nursing 4 s.h.
Investigates a holistic, family focus on acute illness and health promotion for pediatric patients from birth through adolescence. An emphasis on developmental stages of childhood and nursing interventions within the home and acute care settings and the impact of societal and family decisions on childhood growth and development. Prerequisites: NURS4170, 4220, 4480.
NURS4260 Critical Care Nursing - 4 s.h.
Emphasis on the key concepts required to deliver care to clients and their families during severe physiological stress. Importance placed on critical thinking to analyze the relationship between multidimensional stressors in the midst of critical illness. Prerequisites: NURS4170, 4220, 4480.
NURS4280 Global Health and Policy Issues - 3 s.h.
The course focuses on an analysis of the forces shaping our community and global health patterns. Drawing on multidisciplinary sources, this course explores the impact of these global processes as they manifest in the health of our own and other societies. Emphasis is placed on analysis of the broad cultural, environmental, social-economic, and political systems that contribute to health status and outcomes, health policies, and health care delivery around the world.
NURS4340 Community Health Care - 3.5 s.h.
Focuses on community/public health issues with the family and community as clients, including community assessment and the examination of a variety of core concepts in the practice of community/public health nursing. Topics include epidemiology, community focused health promotion, and prevention within a sociopolitical environment. Prerequisites: NURS3120, 3270, 3440, 3451.
NURS4350 Population Health Nursing - 3 s.h.
NURS4350 Population Health Nursing 3 s.h.
Emphasis on the community as client and population groups within the community, including a comprehensive community assessment, the exploration of epidemiology, disaster nursing, community-focused health promotion, and prevention within sociopolitical environment.
NURS4390 Capstone Practicum - 8 s.h.
Emphasis on advanced cognitive, psychomotor and affective skills and therapeutic communication in the care of clients and families in acute-care settings. Prerequisites: NURS4170, 4220, 4480.
NURS4411 Informatics for the Practicing Nurse - 2 s.h.
This course builds on a basic understanding of technology as it relates to nursing and electronic healthcare systems. The content will prepare students to effectively and efficiently use technology to identify and manage health care information and data.
NURS4420 Current Issues in Healthcare - 2 s.h.
Continuing exploration of current health care issues facing the nursing profession using a critical thinking process designed to move the RN student into the professional baccalaureate role for practice in the 21st century. Prerequisites: Nursing major with senior standing and NURS3460.
NURS4460 Senior Capstone - 3 s.h.
Synthesize new knowledge with past knowledge and skills to provide a higher level of indirect and/or direct care to clients in a variety of health care environments. Integrate knowledge from prior courses to develop, implement, and evaluate a project with the intention of improving health outcomes for individuals, families, groups, communities, or populations. Prerequisite: NURS4160.
NURS4480 Trends and Issues - 2 s.h.
Examines the social, cultural, political, legal, economic, and ethical issues that surround the practice of professional nursing. Explores the concepts that prepare the graduate for entry into the professional role. Prerequisites: NURS3160, 3250, 3260, 4340.
NURS4910 Leadership Roles in Nursing - 1 s.h.