Nursing (NURS) Courses

NURS 200 Nursing Fundamentals
2 hours. Exposes students to theories concerning clients in need of primary, acute, and restorative nursing care through the introduction of basic nursing concepts, skills, and techniques of nursing practice, and provides students with a foundation for advanced nursing practice in a variety of health care settings.
Prerequisite: admission to nursing major.

NURS 203 Nursing Fundamentals Practicum
2 hours. Application of health assessment and basic nursing skills in the care of individuals experiencing alterations in biopsychosocial, cultural, and spiritual health status. Additional course fee is required.
Corequisites: NURS 200 Nursing Fundamentals, NURS 210 Health Assessment.

NURS 210 Health Assessment
2 hours. The systematic and continuous collection of biopsychosocial, cultural, and spiritual data through the assessment of clients' strengths and coping resources, actual and potential health problems, and the identification of factors that place clients at risk for alterations in health.
Prerequisite: admission to nursing major.

NURS 275 Field Experience
1-3 hours. Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This introductory experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

NURS 285 Selected Topics
1-3 hours.An introductory seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty.

NURS 300 Medical-Surgical Nursing I
2 hours. The acquisition, integration, and prioritization of theoretical knowledge vital to the care of individuals and groups experiencing alterations in pathophysiological processes of human illnesses and injuries.
Corequisites: NURS 303 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Practicum, NURS 330 Nursing Research, NURS 350 Pharmacology.
Prerequisites: junior status, NURS 200 Nursing Fundamentals, NURS 203 Nursing Fundamentals Practicum, NURS 210 Health Assessment.

NURS 303 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Practicum
3 hours. Implementation of theoretical knowledge vital to the care of individuals and groups experiencing alterations in pathophysiological processes of human illnesses and injuries. Additional course fee is required.
Corequisite: NURS 300 Medical-Surgical Nursing I.

NURS 320 Medical-Surgical Nursing II
2 hours. The acquisition, integration, and prioritization of evidence-based nursing knowledge critical to the care of individuals and families with complex pathophysiological alterations in their biopsychosocial health status.
Corequisite: NURS 330 Nursing Research.
Prerequisites: NURS 200 Nursing Fundamentals, NURS 203 Nursing Fundamentals Practicum, NURS 210 Health Assessment, NURS 300 Medical-Surgical Nursing I, NURS 303 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Practicum, NURS 350 Pharmacology, and NURS 360 Health Promotion.

NURS 323 Medical-Surgical Nursing II Practicum
3 hours. Acquisition, synthesis, and implementation of theoretical knowledge necessary for the provision of holistic care to individuals and groups experiencing complex pathophysiological alterations in their health status. Additional course fee is required.
Corequisite: NURS 320 Medical-Surgical Nursing II.

NURS 330 Nursing Research
2 hours. An exploration of systematic approaches (quantitative and qualitative) to collecting and analyzing information to enhance students' understanding of factors and phenomena impacting professional nursing practice.
Prerequisites: MATH 240 Statistical Procedures, PSYC 240 Statistical Procedures, SOCI 340 Statistical Procedures, or approval of instructor.

NURS 350 Pharmacology
3 hours. A study of various drug classifications, their impact on living tissue, and their actions and distributions in the body - pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics.
Prerequisites: NURS 200 Nursing Fundamentals, NURS 203 Nursing Fundamentals Practicum, NURS 210 Health Assessment, or permission of instructor.

NURS 360 Health Promotion
2 hours. "Health is the state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity" (WHO, 1947). The practice of nursing is guided by one's understanding of factors that impact a client's beliefs about health. This course will explore the impact of epidemiological concepts and health promotion theories in the promotion of health in individuals and communities.
Prerequisite: junior status or permission of instructor.

NURS 370 Nursing of Children & Families
2 hours. Acquisition and integration of knowledge vital to the holistic nursing care of children and families experiencing acute and chronic threats to health.
Prerequisite: junior status or permission of instructor.

NURS 399 Cross-Cultural Study
3 hours. This course offers in-depth discipline specific cross-cultural study designed to enhance the intercultural emphasis of various academic majors. The course includes class meetings followed by travel to various locations throughout the world. Students will use core disciplinary knowledge to serve, learn and interact with other cultures. (Offered in May Term. Students must meet eligibility requirements.) Additional course fee is required.

NURS 400 Public Health Nursing
2 hours. The synthesis of nursing theory and public health theory applied to promoting, preserving, and maintaining the health of populations through the delivery of personal health care services to individuals, families, and groups.
Prerequisite: all nursing courses at junior level.

NURS 403 Public Health Nursing Practicum
3 hours. Application of nursing theory and public health theory in the care of individuals, families, and groups in the community.
Corequisite: NURS 400 Public Health Nursing.

NURS 410 Nursing Administration/Leadership
2 hours. The study of the contemporary role(s) of an effective nurse leader/administrator/manager as they assess, plan, organize, implement, and evaluate care for groups in acute, primary, and/or community health settings.
Prerequisite: all nursing courses at junior level.

NURS 413 Nursing Administration/Leadership Practicum
3 hours. Facilitate student's transition into the professional role(s) through implementation of leadership theories in acute, primary, and/or community health settings. Additional course fee is required.
Corequisite: NURS 410 Nursing Administration/Leadership.

NURS 420 Maternity Nursing
2 hours. Study of the care of childbearing women and their families throughout all the stages of pregnancy and childbirth.
Prerequisite: all nursing courses at junior level.

NURS 423 Maternity Nursing Practicum
3 hours. are of women and their families during the events surrounding childbearing. Additional course fee is required.
Corequisite: NURS 420 Maternity Nursing.

NURS 440 Mental Health Nursing
2 hours. Exploration of psychiatric nursing principles of mental health promotion and illness prevention; of evidenced-based treatment modalities; of hospital and community treatment options; and of nursing principles applied to specific psychiatric clinical disorders.
Corequisite: NURS 330 Nursing Research.
Prerequisites: NURS 200 Nursing Fundamentals, NURS 203 Nursing Fundamentals Practicum, NURS 210 Health Assessment, NURS 300 Medical-Surgical Nursing I, NURS 303 Medical-Surgical Nursing I Practicum, NURS 350 Pharmacology, and NURS 360 Health Promotion.

NURS 443 Mental Health Nursing Practicum
3 hours. Implementation of theoretical psychiatric nursing principles in the practice setting.
Corequisites: NURS 320 Medical-Surgical Nursing II, NURS 323 Medical-Surgical Nursing Practicum II, NURS 340 Mental Health Nursing.

NURS 475 Field Experience
1-3 hours. Supervised experience in the discipline including internships and practica required for professional programs. This advanced experience must have an on-site supervisor and/or a departmental instructor overseeing, designing, and evaluating the content of the course.
Prerequisite: instructor's permission.

NURS 485 Selected Topics
1-3 hours. An advanced seminar offered on an occasional basis addressing a current topic in the field that is of special interest to students and current faculty.

NURS 492 Senior Synthesis
1 hours. A comprehensive review of nursing content and practice in preparation for the nursing Senior Academic Milestone and NCLEX-RN, the National Council Examination for Registered Nurses. This course to be taken a students last semester of the program.

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