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ClassID Name Description Credits
NURS 2010 Concepts of Professional Practice Prerequisites: Sophomore status, BIO 1610, BIO 1620, SOCI 2000, FOOD 2200, and 2.5 in the Natural Sciences. Co requisite: None. This is a theory and simulated laboratory course which begins to develop the foundation for professional nursing practice. Students learn beginning psychomotor skills necessary for the care of clients. 5
NURS 2020 Health Assessment Prerequisites: Sophomore status, BIO 1610, BIO 1620, SOCI 2000, FOOD 2200, 2.5 in the Natural Sciences, NURS 2010 3
NURS 2030 Medical Terminology This course provides a basic introduction to medical terminology, with a focus on body systems. It provides the student with guided practice and assessment of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms. It includes vocabulary, definitions,spelling,and pronunciation. A problem-solving approach to learning is the key strategy and focus of this course. 3
NURS 2201 Pathophysiology Prerequisite: BIO 1610, BIO 1620. Co-requisites: None. Through the epidemiological approach, this course focuses on disease processes related to physiological alterations. The relationship between nursing diagnosis and pathophysiological conditions is emphasized. 2
NURS 3001 Applied Nursing Principles I 0
NURS 3120 Applied Nursing Principles II 0
NURS 3301 Pharmacology in Nursing Prerequisite: Admission to the Upper Division of the nursing major. Co-requisites: NURS 3001, NURS 3460, NURS 3470 and PSY 2100. Focuses on pharmacological therapy and the role of the nurse in the use of pharmacologic agents in the treatment, management and prevention of health problems across the life-span. 3
NURS 3460 Nursing Care of the Adult I Prerequisite: Admission to the Upper Division of the nursing major. Co-requisites: NURS 3001, NURS 3301, and NURS 3470. This is an introduction to the care of adults across the life-span. The focus is on the care of clients with acute and chronic physiological alterations in primary and secondary health care settings. 7
NURS 3461 Nursing Care of the Adult II Prerequisites: NURS 3001, NURS 3301, NURS 3460, and NURS 3470. Co-requisites: NURS 3120, and NURS 3471. Course continues the concepts presented in Adaptation I. Students will apply the nursing process in the care of adult clients with acute physiological alterations. 7
NURS 3462 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Prerequisites: NURS 3001, NURS 3301, NURS 3460, and NURS 3470. Co-requisite: NURS 3120, NURS 3471. This theory-practicum course explores the application of nursing theories relevant to the nursing care of clients exhibiting maladaptive behavior. The related clinical experiences are directed primarily toward clients requiring in-patient psychiatric care. 5
NURS 3470 Junior Seminar I Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing major. Co requisites: NURS 3001, and NURS 3460. This course introduces professional and personal skills that include communication, critical thinking and inquiry skills. 1
NURS 3471 Junior Seminar II Prerequisites: NURS 3001, NURS 3301, NURS 3460, and NURS 3470. Co-requisites: NURS 3120, NURS 3461, NURS 3462 and PSY 2100. Course focuses on additional professional and personal skills that include problem- solving, teaching, learning, and critical thinking. 1
NURS 4000 Professional Role Development Prerequisites: NURS 4001, NURS 4002, NURS 4102, and NURS 4470. Co-requisites: NURS 4201, and NURS 4471. This is an analysis of sociopolitical and ethical issues and concepts that are directly related to professional nursing practice in an evolving health care system. The role of the nurse as a leader and manager is emphasized. 3
NURS 4001 Applied Nursing Principles III 0
NURS 4002 Nursing Care of the Family Prerequisites: Completion of Junior year nursing courses. Co-requisites: NURS 4001, NURS 4102, and NURS 4470. Course uses the nursing process to focus on normal and altered functions of the woman and family in the childbearing cycle. Developmental concepts are emphasized as the basis of care for the childbearing family with acute, chronic and preventive health care needs. 7
NURS 4102 Adaptation V: Community Health Nursing Prerequisites: Completion of Junior year nursing courses. Co-requisites: NURS 4001, NURS 4002, and NURS 4470. Course explores the nature and scope of community health nursing practice. The focus is on providing care to individuals, families and aggregates using the levels of prevention as a framework. 5
NURS 4140 Independent Study Prerequisite: Senior standing. Co-requisites: None. This is a study of special nursing topics or problems which are of specific interest to the student and approved by the faculty. 1 to 6
NURS 4150 Special Topics in Nursing Practice * Prerequisite: Senior standing. Co-requisites: None. This is an examination of selected influential social, ethical, cultural, political and economic forces in the internal and external environments of complex client care system 3
NURS 4201 Adaptation VI: Nursing Care of the Adult with Complex Health Problems Prerequisites: NURS 4001, NURS 4002, NURS 4102, and NURS 4470. Co-requisites: NURS 4471. Course focuses on the nursing care of clients with complex health problems. Learning experiences include an internship that is designed to foster transition to the role of professional nurse at a beginning level. 7
NURS 4230 Transcultural Health Care * Prerequisite: Senior standing. Using the conceptual framework of transcultural health care, the culture of major ethnic and racial groups is explored. Students are encouraged to develop an awareness of each person as a unique system influenced by cultural life-ways. 3
NURS 4310 Critical Care Nursing * Prerequisite: Senior standing. This is a study of alterations in dimensions of human functioning that necessitate admission to a critical care unit. 3
NURS 4330 Health Adaptation and Aging * Prerequisite: Senior standing. This is an overview of applicable theories of aging and related concepts are reviewed. Selected high risk stressors of the aged are addressed and improved adaptation to aging are covered. 3
NURS 4410 Nursing Research Prerequisites: Introductory Statistics, NURS 4001, NURS 4002, NURS 4102, and NURS 4470. Co-requisite: None. Course focuses on the research process. Students learn the steps of the research process and how to critique research findings. 3
NURS 4470 Senior Seminar I Prerequisites: Completion of Junior year nursing courses. Co-requisites: NURS 4001, NURS 4002, and NURS 4102. Emphasis is on role transition and synthesis of knowledge and competencies. Topics such as career pathways and self- appraisal of professional competencies are explored. 1
NURS 4471 Senior Seminar II Prerequisites: NURS 4001, NURS 4002, NURS 4102, and NURS 4470. Co-requisites: NURS 4201. This is a continuation of Senior Seminar I. Emphasis is on role transition and synthesis of knowledge and competencies. Topics such as networking and values clarification are explored. (Nursing Electives ) 1
NURS 4520 Introduction to Professional Nursing for RNs Prerequisites: Unrestricted RN licensure, PSY 2100, and SOCI 2000. Co-requisite: None. Course introduces the registered nurse to professional nursing practice through nursing history, concepts of nursing theory, nursing process, and care planning. 4
NURS 4530 Health Assessment for RNs Prerequisites: Admission to Upper Division of Nursing, Unrestricted RN licensure. Co-requisite: None. Course develops health assessment skills for obtaining health histories and performing physical examinations. Selected abnormal findings will be included to assist the student with detecting deviations from normal functioning and behavior. 3
NURS 4540 Special Health Care Problems for RNs Prerequisites: Admission to Upper Division and Unrestricted RN licensure. Co-requisite: None. Course combines nursing process and nursing theories to enable the student to function as a collaborative member of the health care team. Problem-solving and critical thinking are used as a framework for professional nursing practice. 6
NURS 4550 Nursing Research for RNs Prerequisites: Admission to Upper Division, Unrestricted RN licensure and Introductory Statistics. Co-requisite: None. Course focuses on the research process. Students learn how to apply the steps of the research process and how to critique research findings. 3
NURS 4560 Professional Role Development for RNs Prerequisites: Unrestricted RN licensure, NURS 4530, NURS 4540, and NURS 4550. Co-requisite: None. This is an analysis of sociopolitical and ethical issues and concepts that are directly related to professional nursing practice in an evolving health care system. The role of the nurse as a leader and manager is emphasized. 3
NURS 4570 Senior Seminar for RNs Prerequisites: Unrestricted RN licensure, NURS 4530, NURS 4540, and NURS 4550. Co-requisite: None. Course presents selected topics for continued personal and professional development of the registered nurse. 1
NURS 4580 Community and Mental Health Nursing for RNs Prerequisites: Unrestricted RN licensure, NURS 4530, NURS 4540, NURS 4550. Co-requisite: None. Course explores the nature and scope of community health and mental health nursing using levels of prevention as a framework. 6
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