Nursing (NURS)

211 Foundations in Nursing I (5) Beginning course in nursing which emphasizes concepts, principles and basic nursing skills utilized in nursing practice. Three hours lecture and four hours lab. Prereq: Acceptance to clinical nursing courses and First Aid and CPR Provider C certifications. Coreq: ZOOL 251, NURS 221, and PSYC 313.

221 Concepts and Theories in Nursing (3) Use of concepts and theories of professional nursing practice as the basis for implementing and evaluating health care. Three hours lecture.

231 Foundations in Nursing ll (6) Continuation of Foundations in Nursing I emphasizes the use of the nursing process in providing care for clients/client systems with basic health care needs. Two hours lecture and eight hours lab. Prereq: NURS 211 and 221. Coreq: ZOOL 252.

280-89 Topics in Health Care (1-3) Group or individually planned topics or projects of concentrated studies in areas of need and interest. May be taken for credit or pass/fail. Prereq: Completion of nursing curriculum prior to specific topic level or instructor’s approval.

301 Pharmacology I (2) Examines classifications, uses, actions, and side effects of major drug groups and nursing responsibilities for safe drug administration, including client teaching. Focuses on drugs used for acute health care problems. One hour lecture and two hours lab. Prereq: NURS 231 or instructor’s approval.

302 Pharmacology II (2) Continues examination of classifications, uses, actions, and side effects of major drug groups and nursing responsibilities for safe drug administration, including client teaching. Focuses on drugs used for chronic and mental health care problems. One hour lecture and two hours lab. Prereq: NURS 301 or instructor’s approval.

311 Health Assessment (5) Emphasizes concepts and skills of health assessment. Prepares the nurse to assess and analyze the physical and psychosocial status of individuals. Three hours lecture and four hours lab. Prereq: NURS 231 and instructor’s approval.

321 Acute and Chronic Health Care Nursing I (8) Emphasizes use of the nursing process in care of clients/client systems with acute and chronic health needs. Attention will be given to prevention, health promotion, and rehabilitation. Three hours lecture and ten hours lab. Prereq: NURS 231. Coreq: NURS 301 and 311. Students cannot receive credit for both NURS 321 and NURS 350.

331 Acute and Chronic Health Care Nursing II (6) Continues emphasis on nursing needs of clients/client systems with acute and chronic health needs. Attention will be given to prevention, health promotion, and rehabilitation. Three hours lecture and six hours lab. Prereq: NURS 321. Coreq: NURS 302.

341 Mental Health Nursing (6) Emphasizes concepts and principles necessary to understand clients/client systems as they evolve through life experiences, utilizing the nursing process to assist them to meet their mental health needs. Three hours lecture and six hours lab. Prereq: NURS 321. Coreq: NURS 302.

350 Transition to Professional Nursing (7) Transition course for Registered Nurses. Expands on nursing content introduced at the technical level to provide the RN with the broader knowledge base required in baccalaureate nursing education. Taken in place of NURS 321. Four hours lecture and six hours lab. Prereq: Licensure as a Registered Nurse and admission to the clinical nursing program. Students cannot receive credit for both NURS 350 and NURS 321.

380-89 Topics in Health Care (1-3) Group or individually planned topics or projects of concentrated studies in areas of need and interest. May be taken for credit or pass/fail. Prereq: Completion of nursing curriculum prior to specific topic level or instructor’s approval.

400 Family Health Nursing (8) Examines normal developmental and reproductive tasks and related health needs and issues of clients/client systems. Five hours lecture and six hours lab. Prereq: NURS 302, 331, and 341.

411 Advanced Health Care Nursing (6) Emphasizes use of the nursing process to synthesize complex concepts in providing care for clients/client systems with advanced health needs. Two hours lecture and eight hours lab. Prereq: NURS 400 or NURS 350 and successful completion of the NLN Mobility Profile II exams.

421 Trends and Issues in Nursing (2) Examines the nurse's role in change through evaluation of current trends and issues impacting upon the nursing profession and health care delivery. Writing and speaking intensive course. Two hours lecture. Prereq: Completion of junior level nursing curriculum or instructor’s approval.

431 Community Health Nursing (6) Emphasizes care of clients/client systems utilizing community health services in a variety of home and agency settings. Three hours lecture and six hours lab. Prereq: NURS 302, 331, and 341 or NURS 302, 350, and successful completion of the NLN Mobility Profile II exams. Coreq: NURS 400.

441 Leadership and Management in Nursing (5) Focuses on principles of management and leadership in delivery of health care. Emphasizes the professional nurse’s role as a client advocate and as a collaborative member of the health team. Two hours seminar and eight hours lab. Prereq: NURS 400 and 431. Coreq: NURS 411.

451 Research in Nursing (3) Introduces methodology of investigation, including evaluation of existing and on-going research studies in nursing and health care. Writing and speaking intensive course. Three hours lecture. Prereq: Completion of junior level nursing curriculum or instructor’s approval and MATH 210.

480-89 Topics in Health Care (1-3) Group or individually planned topics or projects of concentrated studies in areas of need and interest. May be taken for credit or pass/fail. Prereq: Completion of nursing curriculum prior to specific topic level or instructor’s approval.

 



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