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NURS 102. Nursing Seminar • 1 credit
This seminar course serves as an introduction to the nursing degree program. It provides an opportunity for students to interact with other pre-nursing students and faculty to explore the process of becoming a nurse. Topics may include the history of nursing, the domain of nursing study, and current issues in the nursing profession.

NURS 201. Nursing Seminar • 1 credit
This seminar course is a continued introduction to the nursing degree program. It provides an opportunity for students to interact with other pre-nursing students and faculty to explore the process of becoming a nurse. Topics may include the history of nursing, the domain of nursing study, and current issues in the nursing profession.

NURS 202. Nursing Seminar • 1 credit
This seminar course is a continuation of an introduction to the nursing degree program. It provides an opportunity for students to interact with other pre-nursing students and faculty to explore the process of becoming a nurse. Topics may include the history of nursing, the domain of nursing study, and current issues in the nursing profession.

WI-NURS 305. Introduction to Contemporary Nursing • 3 credits
This course explores the role of the contemporary professional nurse. Concepts of professionalism, values and beliefs, diversity, and holism are discussed. The roles of nurse as caregiver, coach, educator, and health promoter will be explored. Students will explore the meaning of inter-professional collaboration for planning safe, effective, and affordable health promotion activities. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing major.

NURS 315. Nursing Process I Across the Lifespan • 3 credits
This course introduces the application of the nursing process to diverse persons across the lifespan. Concepts which will be explored include: nutrition, elimination, infection prevention, safety, mobility, self-care, sleep and rest, activity, tissue integrity, changes, health outcomes, and fundamental caring, coaching, and educating interventions for health maintenance and health promotion. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing major. Co-requisite courses: NURS 320.

NURS 320. Nursing Skills I • 1 credit
This course focuses on the development of skills necessary for safe, holistic, client-centered care in diverse clients across the lifespan. Supervised practice and simulation are used to promote the development of skills related to the nursing care of clients experiencing alterations in comfort, pain, and suffering, asepsis and infection prevention, promotion and conservation of energy, urinary and bowel elimination, nutrition, self-care and hygiene and tissue integrity. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing major. Corequisite courses: NURS 315.

NURS 325. Health Assessment Across the Lifespan • 3 credits
This course focuses on comprehensive health assessment of diverse individuals across the lifespan. Techniques of interviewing, history-taking, and physical assessment are developed. Evaluation of assessment data will be explored. This course will also include relevant screening tests and procedures for each body system. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing major. Corequisite courses: NURS 330.

NURS 326. Health Assessment Applied Across the Lifespan • 3 credits (ACCEL)
This course focuses on comprehensive health assessment of diverse individuals across the lifespan. Techniques of interviewing, history-taking, and physical assessment are developed. Evaluation of assessment data will be explored. This course will also include relevant screening tests and procedures for each body system. Assessment skills are a mainstay of the nursing process. This course has emphasis on mastery of skills to perform a holistic health assessment of well clients across the lifespan. This course will also include indications for relevant screening tests and procedures for each body system. This course integrates content from NURS 325 and NURS 330 for Registered Nurses in an accelerated format. Prerequisites: Admission to ACCEL Program and Nursing major.

NURS 330. Applied Health Assessment • 1 credit
Assessment skills are a mainstay of the nursing process. This course has emphasis on mastery of skills to perform a holistic health assessment of well clients across the life span. This course will also include indications for relevant screening tests and procedures for each body system. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing major. Corequisite courses: NURS 325.

NURS 335. Pathophysiology & Pharmacology I • 4 credits
This course explores pathophysiological disorders from a conceptual approach and integrates pharmacological and nursing interventions as available treatment modalities. Major immunological, inflammatory, neurological, sensory, endocrine, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal and integumentary disorders will be investigated across the lifespan. Prerequisites: Admission to Nursing major.

NURS 340. Evidence Based Practice I: Information Systems • 4 credits
This course examines how nursing has developed as a science and how evidence guides nursing practice. Students will explore various types of evidence, and how to determine appropriate sources of information. Students will learn methods of searching for information in nursing literature. Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing major.

NURS 345. Clinical Application I • 1 credit
This course provides opportunities for application of theoretical content, skills, and critical thinking in selected client care experiences in order to develop nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes of holistic care for diverse clients and families across the life span. Prerequisites: NURS 305, 315, 320, 325, 330, 335.

NURS 360. Caring/Coaching/Educating Across Settings • 3 credits
This course explores the roles of nursing practice in meeting the needs of clients in various settings within the construct of a continuum of services. Concepts will include how to assess
health in the context of environment, lifestyle, diversity, resources, motivation, values and supports. Concepts of caring, coaching, and educating will be applied within the framework of the nursing process. Prerequisites: NURS 305, 315, 320, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345.

NURS 365. Nursing Process II Across the Lifespan • 4 credits
This course continues the application of the nursing process to diverse persons across the lifespan which were introduced in Nursing Process I. Concepts which will be explored include: coagulation, clotting, circulation, perfusion, gas exchange, acid base balance, fluid and electrolyte balance, and cellular regulation. Emphasis is on health changes, health outcomes, with caring, coaching, and educating interventions for health maintenance and promotion. Prerequisites: NURS 305, 315, 320, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345. Corequisite courses: NURS 370.

NURS 370. Nursing Skills II • 1 credit
This course focuses on the expansion of essential skills for safe, holistic, client-centered care in diverse clients across the lifespan. Simulation learning strategies and supervised practice are used to support the development of skills related to the nursing care of clients experiencing alterations in coagulation, clotting, circulation, perfusion, gas exchange, acid base balance, fluid and electrolyte balance, and cellular regulation. Prerequisites: NURS 305, 315, 320, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345. Corequisite courses: NURS 365.

NURS 375. Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II • 3 credits
This course continues the exploration of pathophysiological disorders from a conceptual approach and integrates pharmacological and nursing interventions as treatment modalities. Pathophysiological and pharmacological concepts which will be explored include: coagulation, clotting, circulation, perfusion, gas exchange, acid base balance, fluid and electrolyte balance, and cellular regulation. Prerequisites: NURS 305, 315, 320, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345.

NURS 376. Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II • 3 credits (ACCEL)
This course continues the exploration of pathophysiological disorders from a conceptual approach and integrates pharmacological and nursing interventions as treatment modalities. Pathophysiological and pharmacological concepts which will be explored include: coagulation, clotting, circulation, perfusion, gas exchange, acid base balance, fluid and electrolyte balance, and cellular regulation. This course is the same as NURS-385 and is offered to Registered Nurses in an accelerated format. Prerequisites: Admission to ACCEL Program and Nursing major.

NURS 380. Nursing Concepts of Mental Health • 3 credits
This course provides theoretical and practiced-based overview of mental health nursing. This course will examine the role of the nurse in addressing the mental health and psychiatric needs of diverse individuals, families, and groups within communities and other health settings. The course will build on concepts of holistic nursing, caring, and health coaching. The student will apply the nursing process to a variety of clinical disorders across the lifespan. The continuum of mental health-mental illness, aspects of health promotion, illness prevention, acute care, and psychiatric rehabilitation will be explored. Prerequisites: NURS 305, 315, 320, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345.

NURS 385. Evidence Based Practice II: Understanding Research • 1 credit
This course examines how nursing research is designed and data are collected. Methods of qualitative and quantitative design will be explored including appropriate methods of collecting and analyzing data. Prerequisites: NURS 305, 315, 320, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345.

NURS 386. Caring/Coaching/Educating Across Settings • 3 credits (ACCEL)
This course explores the roles of nursing practice in meeting the needs of clients in various settings within the construct of a continuum of services. Concepts will include how to assess health in the context of environment, lifestyle, diversity, resources, motivation, values and supports. Concepts of caring, coaching, and educating will be applied within the framework of the nursing process. This course is offered to Registered Nurses in an accelerated format. Prerequisites: Admission to ACCEL Program and Nursing major.

NURS 395. Clinical Application II • 2 credits
This course provides opportunities for application of theoretical content, skills and critical thinking in selected client care experiences in order to develop nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes of holistic care for diverse clients and families in a variety of settings across the life span. Prerequisites: NURS 305, 315, 320, 325, 330, 340, 345.

NURS 399. Independent Research • 1-6 Credits
An independent nursing project with permission of department chairperson to broaden the foundation of knowledge within the field of nursing. Supervision is assigned to a faculty member with expertise in an area of requested study. Student with an interest in any aspect of nursing can integrate information from several fields within nursing and focus on the question to be investigated. Instructor's consent required.

NURS 405. Concepts of Genomics & Family Health • 3 credits
This course incorporates nursing concepts specific to genomic nursing. Particular emphasis is placed on caring, coaching, and educating diverse persons and their families within the context of genetically acquired disorders as experienced across the lifespan. Prerequisites: NURS 360, 365, 370, 375, 380, 385, 395.

NURS 406. Concepts of Genomics & Family Health • 3 credits (ACCEL)
This course incorporates nursing concepts specific to genomic nursing. Particular emphasis is placed on caring, coaching, and educating diverse persons and their families within the context of genetically acquired disorders as experienced across the lifespan. This course is offered to Registered Nurses in an accelerated format. Prerequisites: Admission to ACCEL Program and Nursing major.

NURS 415. Nursing Process III Across the Lifespan • 4 credits
This course continues the application of the nursing process to diverse persons across the lifespan which were previously introduced. Concepts which will be explored include: glucose regulation, immunity and inflammation, intracranial regulation, sensory perception, and advanced major system functions. Emphasis is on health changes, health outcomes, with caring, coaching, and educating interventions for health maintenance and promotion. Prerequisites: NURS 305, 315, 320, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345, 360, 365, 370, 375, 380, 385, 395. Corequisite courses: NURS 425.

NURS 425. Nursing Skills III • 1 credit
This course focuses on the advanced skills for safe, holistic, client-centered care in diverse clients across the lifespan. Simulation learning strategies and supervised practice are used to support the development of skills related to the nursing care of glucose regulation, immunity and inflammation, intracranial regulation, sensory perception, and advanced major system functions. Prerequisites: NURS 305, 315, 320, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345, 360, 365, 370, 375, 380, 385, 395. Corequisite courses: NURS 415.

NURS 435. Concepts of Women's Health and Reproduction • 3 credits
In contemporary healthcare, nurses are increasingly engaged in initiatives of health promotion and disease prevention. This course includes a holistic overview of issues organized by lifespan stages, including infancy through reproductive years: reproductive age (including pregnancy and lactation), climacteric, menopause, and post-menopausal women. Prerequisites: NURS 305, 315, 320, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345, 360, 365, 370, 375, 380, 385, 395.

NURS 440. Evidence Based Practice III: Appraising Research • 1 credit
This course examines concepts used to describe and appraise nursing research. Statistical concepts of frequency, central tendency, distribution, variability and error will be discussed as they relate to understanding the results of research. Selective studies will be explored to determine reliability, validity, and limitations. Prerequisites: NURS 360, 365, 370, 375, 380, 385, 395.

WI-NURS 441. Evidence Based Practice I, II, III • 3 credits (ACCEL)
This course examines how nursing has developed as a science and how evidence guides nursing practice. Students will explore various types of evidence, and how to determine appropriate sources of information. Students will learn methods of searching for information in nursing literature. This course examines how nursing research is designed and data is collected. Methods of qualitative and quantitative design will be explored including appropriate methods of collecting and analyzing data. This course examines concepts used to describe and appraise nursing research. Statistical concepts of frequency, central tendency, distribution, variability and error will be discussed as they relate to understanding the results of research. Selective research studies will be explored to determine reliability, validity and limitations. This course is equivalent to NURS 340, 385 and 440 and is offered to Registered Nurses in an accelerated format. Prerequisites: NURS 335, STAT 213.

NURS 445. Clinical Application III • 2 credits
This course provides opportunities for progressive application of theoretical content, skills and critical thinking as coach, caregiver, and educator for diverse individuals, families, selected populations, and communities across the life span. A variety of acute care and community settings will be utilized for development in the professional nursing role. Prerequisites: NURS 305, 315, 320, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345, 360, 365, 370, 375, 380, 385, 395.

NURS 455. Concepts of Population Health • 3 credits
The health of populations is the focus of nursing care in this course. Emphasis is placed on health promotion and disease prevention. Students will assess and evaluate protective and predictive factors, including genetics, which influence the health of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. Clinical prevention and population focused interventions will be reviewed with emphasis on effectiveness, efficiency, and social justice, including a commitment to the health of vulnerable populations. Prerequisites: NURS 405, 415, 425, 435, 440, 445.

NURS 456. Concepts of Population Health • 3 credits (ACCEL)
The health of populations is the focus of nursing care in this course. Emphasis is placed on health promotion and disease prevention. Students will assess and evaluate protective and predictive factors, including genetics, which influence the health of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. Clinical prevention and population focused interventions will be reviewed with emphasis on effectiveness, efficiency, and social justice, including a commitment to the health of vulnerable populations. This course is equivalent to NURS 455 and is offered to Registered Nurses in an accelerated format. Prerequisites: NURS 386.

NURS 465. Concepts of Chronicity and Palliative Care • 3 credits
This course explores the prevalence of chronic illness and aging and their impact on society. The course compares the disease management model of care to an illness management model of care for individuals, their families, communities, and the population. Specific concepts which will be explored include: stigma, adaptation, social isolation, quality of life, family dynamics, development, functional abilities, sensory perception, coping, pain, palliation, caregiving, coaching, and care coordination. Prerequisites: NURS 405, 415, 425, 435, 440, 445.

NURS 466. Concepts of Chronicity and Palliative Care • 3 credits
This course explores the prevalence of chronic illness and aging and their impact on society. The course compares the disease management model of care to an illness management model of care for individuals, their families, communities, and the population. Specific concepts which will be explored include: stigma, adaptation, social isolation, quality of life, family dynamics, development, functional abilities, sensory perception, coping, pain, palliation, caregiving, coaching, and care coordination. This course is equivalent to NURS 465 and is offered to Registered Nurses in an accelerated format. Prerequisites: Admission to ACCEL Program and Nursing major.

NURS 475. Leadership and Contemporary Issues • 4 credits
This course will explore the role of nurse as leader and manager in the context of contemporary issues within health care. The focus will be on leadership skills, knowledge, and creativity to promote and manage safe, holistic client-centered care for diverse individuals, families, groups, and populations across the lifespan within contemporary, complex and multifunctional health care delivery systems. Prerequisites: NURS 405, 415, 425, 435, 440, 445.

NURS 476. Leadership and Contemporary Issues • 3 credits (ACCEL)
This course will explore the role of nurse as leader and manager in the context of contemporary issues within health care. The focus will be on leadership skills, knowledge, and creativity to promote and manage safe, holistic client-centered care for diverse individuals, families, groups, and populations across the lifespan within contemporary, complex and multifunctional health care delivery systems. This course is equivalent to NURS 475 and is offered to Registered Nurses in an accelerated format. Prerequisites: NURS 305, 315, 320, 325, 330, 335, 340, 345, 360, 365, 370, 375, 380, 385, 395.

NURS 485. Advanced Application Project • 3 credits
This culminating course provides students an opportunity to participate in an actual quality improvement project. Students will identify, research, and present a quality improvement application project. Prerequisites: NURS 405, 415, 425, 435, 440, 445. Corequisite courses: NURS 495.

NURS 486. Advanced Nursing Practicum & Application Project • 3 credits (ACCEL)
Socialization and development into the professional nursing role through a preceptorship experience is the focus of this capstone practicum. Progressive care, coaching, and educating of the individual, family and selected communities across the lifespan will be provided collaboratively with a registered nurse. This culminating course provides students an opportunity to participate in an actual quality improvement project integrated with a clinical experience in community health. Students will identify, research, and present a quality improvement application project. This course integrates content from NURS 485 and NURS 495 for the licensed Registered Nurse in an accelerated format. Prerequisites: Admission to ACCEL Program and Nursing major. Corequisite courses: NURS 441, 456, 476.

NURS 495. Advanced Nursing Practicum • 3 credits
Socialization and development into the professional nursing role through a preceptorship experience is the focus of this capstone practicum. Progressive care, coaching, and educating of the individual, family and selected communities across the lifespan will be provided collaboratively with a registered nurse. Prerequisites: NURS 405, 415, 425, 435, 440, 445. Corequisite courses: NURS 485.

+ = Applicable toward general education degree requirements
WI = Writing intensive course