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Nursing

 

Nursing Courses

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NURS 305. Introduction to Contemporary Nursing • 3 credits
Explore the profession of nursing and the role of the professional nurse. Introduction to the nursing process and the beginning application to non-complex clinical situations.

NURS 315. Nursing Process I Across the Lifespan • 3 credits
Apply fundamental knowledge based upon the principles of the nursing process to diverse persons across the lifespan. A concept approach is used to discuss the effects of health and wellness on the individual and the family. Introduce fundamental nursing concepts that supports future clinical practice. 

NURS 325. Applied Health Assessment Across the Lifespan • 3 credits
Develop nursing knowledge and skills necessary to perform comprehensive health assessment of individuals across the lifespan. Demonstrate nursing competency in interpretation of assessment data applicable to health assessment of individuals across the lifespan.

NURS 326. Applied Health Assessment Across the Lifespan • 3 credits (ACCEL)
Develop nursing knowledge and skills necessary to perform comprehensive health assessment of individuals across the lifespan. Demonstrate nursing competency in interpretation of assessment data applicable to health assessment of individuals across the lifespan.

NURS 335. Pathophysiology & Pharmacology I • 4 credits
Introduce pathophysiological disorders from a conceptual approach and integrates pharmacological and nursing interventions as treatment modalities. Select pathophysiological and pharmacological concepts will be explored

NURS 350. Applied Learning Experiences I • 2 credits
Demonstrate introductory knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for safe, holistic, client-centered care to diverse clients. Opportunities to participate in nursing care, problem-solving, methodologies, clinical judgment, communication, the use of current equipment and technology through applied learning experiences.

NURS 360. Introduction to Theoretical Concepts • 3 credits
Introduce theoretical frameworks applicable to nursing practice. Recognize the influence of nursing history and trends within the nursing profession.

NURS 361. Introduction to Theoretical Concepts • 3 credits (ACCEL)
Introduce theoretical frameworks applicable to nursing practice. Recognize the influence of nursing history and trends within the nursing profession.

NURS 365. Nursing Process II Across the Lifespan • 4 credits
Apply concepts related to the care of the clients in a medical surgical setting. The nursing concepts taught: common medical surgical diagnosis and potential complications. The interrelationship between diagnosis, nursing process and client outcomes is analyzed.

NURS 370. Applied Learning Experiences II • 2 credit
Practice knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for safe, holistic, client-centered care to diverse clients. Opportunities to participate in direct client care, problem-solving, methodologies, clinical judgment, communication, the use of current equipment and technology through applied learning experiences.

NURS 375. Pathophysiology/Pharmacology II • 3 credits
Explore pathophysiological disorders from a conceptual approach and integrates pharmacological and nursing interventions as treatment modalities. Select pathophysiological and pharmacological concepts will be explored.

NURS 376. Pathophysiology/Pharmacology • 3 credits (ACCEL)
Explore pathophysiological disorders from a conceptual approach and integrates pharmacological and nursing interventions as treatment modalities. Select pathophysiological and pharmacological concepts will be explored.

NURS 380. Nursing Concepts of Mental Health • 3 credits
Provide 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.

NURS 395. Clinical Application II • 2 credits
Demonstrate the nursing process within the clinical setting utilizing theoretical content, skills and critical thinking in selected client care experiences. Develop nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes of holistic care for diverse individuals and groups.

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 410. Concepts of Population Health • 3 credits
Develop an appreciation for nursing care of aggregates. Exploration of population focused nursing care will demonstrate an impact on health outcomes within a social justice framework. Special emphasis will be placed on advanced theoretical concepts related to nursing care for a variety of populations.

NURS 411. Concepts of Population Health • 3 credits (ACCEL)
Develop an appreciation for nursing care of aggregates. Exploration of population focused nursing care will demonstrate an impact on health outcomes within a social justice framework. Special emphasis will be placed on advanced theoretical concepts related to nursing care for a variety of populations.

NURS 415. Nursing Process III Across the Lifespan • 3 credits
Analyze and evaluate client conditions utilizing current nursing practice for diverse persons across the lifespan experiencing medical surgical problems. Compare and contrast fundamental and medical surgical nursing concepts that support future clinical practice.

NURS 425. Applied Learning Experiences III • 2 credit
Apply knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for safe, holistic, client-centered care to diverse clients. Opportunities to participate in direct client care, problem-solving, methodologies, clinical judgment, communication, the use of current equipment and technology through applied learning experiences.

NURS 435. Concepts of Children and Women's Health • 3 credits
Translate the principles and application of the nursing process to the care of women and children. Apply theoretical framework to the care of women and children.

NURS 440. Evidence Based Practice • 3 credits
Introduces the topic of evidence-based practice, which is the integration of existing scientific evidence, clinical judgment, client preferences, and available resources as it is used in clinical decision making. The main focus of this course is on the iterative process of identifying clinical questions; searching, appraising, and synthesizing relevant evidence; planning and implementing practice changes; evaluating outcomes; and identifying organizational readiness for education related to evidence-based practice, and ethical issues are also explored.

NURS 441. Evidence Based Practice • 3 credits (ACCEL)
Introduces the topic of evidence-based practice, which is the integration of existing scientific evidence, clinical judgment, client preferences, and available resources as it is used in clinical decision making. The main focus of this course is on the iterative process of identifying clinical questions; searching, appraising, and synthesizing relevant evidence; planning and implementing practice changes; evaluating outcomes; and identifying organizational readiness for education related to evidence-based practice, and ethical issues are also explored.

NURS 445. Clinical Application III • 2 credits
Apply the nursing process within the clinical setting utilizing theoretical content, skills and critical thinking in selected client care experiences. Integrate nursing knowledge, skills, and attitudes of holistic care for diverse individuals and groups.

NURS 460. Concepts of Applied Nursing Care • 3 credits
Interpret and synthesize client conditions using the nursing process to develop competencies in nursing care, problem- solving methodologies, clinical judgment and communication. Incorporates nursing concepts specific to genomic nursing.  Particular emphasis is placed on optimizing quality of life and health outcomes for individuals and groups.

NURS 461. Concepts of Applied Nursing Care • 3 credits (ACCEL)
Interpret and synthesize client conditions using the nursing process to develop competencies in nursing care, problem-solving methodologies, clinical judgment and communication. Incorporate nursing concepts specific to genomic nursing. Particular emphasis is placed on optimizing quality of life and health outcomes for individuals and groups.

NURS 465. Concepts of Chronicity and Palliative Care • 3 credits
Explore the prevalence of chronic illness and aging and the impact on society. Compare models of care across the lifespan. Demonstrate integration of holistic care for persons experiencing chronic illness.

NURS 466. Concepts of Chronicity and Palliative Care • 3 credits (ACCEL)
Explore the prevalence of chronic illness and aging and the impact on society.  Compare models of care across the lifespan.  Demonstrate integration of holistic care for persons experiencing chronic illness.

NURS 475. Leadership and Contemporary Issues • 3 credits
Explore the role of nurse as leader and manager in the context of contemporary issues within health care. Emphasis will be on leadership skills, complex and multifunctional health care delivery systems.

NURS 476. Leadership and Contemporary Issues • 3 credits (ACCEL)
Explore the role of nurse as leader and manager in the context of contemporary issues within health care. Emphasis will be on leadership skills, complex and multifunctional health care delivery systems.

NURS 485. Professional Nursing Capstone • 3 credits
Integrate nursing concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes for high quality and safe nursing care. Synthesize comprehensive use of nursing concepts for safe practice.

NURS 486. Professional Nursing Capstone• 3 credits (ACCEL)
Integrate nursing concepts, knowledge, skills and attitudes for high quality and safe nursing care. Synthesize comprehensive use of nursing concepts for safe practice.

NURS 495. Advanced Nursing Practicum • 3 credits
Integrate concepts of nursing and the professional role in the capstone practicum. Demonstrate knowledge, skills and attitudes for holistic care for diverse individuals and groups.