NURS - NURSING

Nursing Program (ARS)


NURS - 2550 HUMAN ANATOMY
[3 hours] This course considers all anatomical structures related to all human organs and body systems.


NURS - 2570 HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY
[3 hours] Function of various body systems. Prerequisite: NURS 2550 or consent of coordinator.


NURS - 2590 MICROBIOLOGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES
[3 hours] Structure and function of bacteria and viruses; antigen-antibody reactions, immunology, serology, growth and inhibition of microorganisms. Pathologic responses to infection; pathogenesis and disease, principal infectious diseases of man. Prerequisite: Human Physiology or consent of coordinator.


NURS - 3010 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING AGENCY
[2 hours] This course provides opportunities for acquisition of knowledge of basic nursing concepts, principles and development of selected psychomotor nursing skills. Students learn in a laboratory setting with simulated patients. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing major


NURS - 3060 HOLISTIC APPROACH TO NURSING INTERVENTIONS
[3 hours] Focuses on the holistic model integrating technology, scientific knowledge, and alternative/complementary clinical caring modalities into basic and advanced practices of nursing. Elective.


NURS - 3070 NURSING CARE OF THE TERMINALLY ILL: ISSUES IN PALLIATIVE CARE
[2 hours] This theory course focuses on the concepts, knowledge, and skills necessary to provide holistic nursing care to individuals and their significant others who are affected by a terminal illness. Prerequisite: NURS 3120 Elective.

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NURS - 3110 NURSING AGENCY I
[3 hours] Continuation of nursing skill development on an intermediate level. Introduction to health assessment, beginning communication strategies, holism and self-care deficit theory of nursing. Skills are experienced within college laboratory. Prerequisite: NURS 3010


NURS - 3120 ADULT HEALTH NURSING I
[6 hours] Care of adults with common nursing problems based on Orem's Theory of Nursing. Prerequisite: NURS 3010 Corequisite: NURS 3140, 3110 (co or pre)


NURS - 3130 GERONTOLOGICAL AND REHABILITATION NURSING
[3 hours] Focus on aging and rehabilitation theories, including Orem's Self-Care Deficit Theory of Nursing, and concepts related to older adults. Prerequisite: NURS 3010 Corequisite: NURS 3140, 3110 (pre or co requisite)


NURS - 3140 CONCEPTS OF PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY
[4 hours] Basic concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology. Prepares for critical thinking in application of concepts to nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 3010 or admission to major for RN's


NURS - 3210 NURSING AGENCY II
[2 hours] Health assessment, nursing and advanced communication skills are practiced within the laboratory setting. Assertiveness, group dynamics and assessment of self-care agency and self-care requisites are explored. Prerequisite: NURS 3110


NURS - 3620 WOMEN'S HEALTH NURSING
[5 hours] Focus on knowledge needed in nursing care of women within a self-care framework. Clinical experiences provide for holistic care across the life span with emphasis on childbearing. Prerequisite: NURS 3110, 3120, 3130, 3140 Corequisite: NURS 3210 (pre or co requisite)


NURS - 3630 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
[5 hours] Psychosocial influences on self-care agency are presented within the context of culturally competent nursing care. These concepts are interpreted within self-care deficit theory and applied in clinical experiences. .Prerequisite: N urs 3110, 3120, 3130, 3140 Corequisite: NURS 3210 (Pre or co requisite)


NURS - 3640 PARENT-CHILD NURSING
[5 hours] The student has opportunities to gain experience in designing, implementing and evaluating nursing systems for infants, children, and adolescents within families and groups. Experiences are in class and clinical laboratories. Prerequisite: Nurs 3110, 3120, 3130, 3140 Corequisite: NURS 3210 (Pre or co requisite)


NURS - 3760 THEORETICAL FOUNDATIONS IN NURSING
[2 hours] Focuses on the registered nurse student's professional transition to baccalaureate education and theory-based practice. Prerequisite: Admission to the major


NURS - 3770 HEALTH ASSESSMENT
[3 hours] Focuses on the development of health history, physical and psychosocial assessment skills across the life span. Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing major


NURS - 3780 THERAPEUTIC INTERPERSONAL STRATEGIES
[3 hours] Focuses on personal development of self-care agency, development of therapeutic communication strategies and effective group process skills. Prerequisite: Admission to the major


NURS - 3790 AGING AND BIO-PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING OF THE ADULT
[5 hours] Focuses on application of the Self-Care Deficit Nursing Theory with the integration of biopsychosocial, rehabilitation, aging and family theories in development of a nursing system for individuals and families. Prerequisite: NUR 3760; 3770; 3780 Corequisite: NURS 3140 (Pre or co requisite)


NURS - 4010 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING
[5 hours] This course focuses on the design and implementation of nursing care for aggregates and communities. Individual and family care is provided within the context of population health. Prerequisite: Nurs 3110, 3120, 3130, 3140; 3210 (or co-req) or NURS 3760, 3770, 3780, 3140 (or co-req)


NURS - 4020 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING
[3 hours] Focus on principles and theories of management/leadership as a basis for provision of nursing care. Prerequisite: NURS 3620, 3630, 3640, 4010, 3210


NURS - 4030 ADULT HEALTH NURSING II
[7 hours] Leadership / management principles are applied in design and implementation of nursing systems for individuals and families with complex problems. Prerequisite: NURS 3210, 3620, 3630, 3640, 4010 Corequisite: NURS 4950, 4960, 4020 (Pre or Co Requisite)


NURS - 4040 INTERDISCIPLINARY ETHICS
[1 hour] Interdisciplinary dialogue among health professionals. Explores potential conflicts among nurses, physicians and other health care providers. Includes conflict resolution, truth telling, withdrawing nutrition and hydration, whistle blowing and assisted suicide. Prerequisite: First Semester Nursing courses or RN. elective.


NURS - 4050 ONCOLOGY NURSING
[3 hours] Focuses on concepts, knowledge and skills necessary to assist individuals who have cancer and their families. Emphasizes helping people to care for themselves throughout their illness. Prerequisite: First Semester Nursing courses or RN. Elective.


NURS - 4120 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING
[5 hours] RN course focusing on the principles of management / leadership as a basis for provision of nursing care. Clinical application occurs in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NURS 3760, 3770, 3780 Corequisite: NURS 3140 (Pre or Co requisite)


NURS - 4170 HEALTH CARE ASPECTS OF HUMAN SEXUALITY
[3 hours] Examination of impact on health care of selected components of human sexuality. Aspects include sexual assessment, sexual changes during the life span and disturbances in sexuality due to health conditions. Prerequisite: First semester nursing courses or RN. Elective.


NURS - 4280 THEORIES OF ADDICTIVE BEHAVIORS
[3 hours] Research and treatment related to addictive behaviors are critiqued. Nursing interventions specific for addicted persons are evaluated. Implications of legal/social/health policies on services for the population are explored. Elective.


NURS - 4600 CRITICAL CARE NURSING
[3 hours] The student works with a preceptor in a critical care unit to design and implement nursing systems for clients with critical health states. Critical care content is presented in lecture. Prerequisite: NURS3110, 3120, 3130, 3140, 3210 or RN. Elective.


NURS - 4950 NURSING RESEARCH
[3 hours] Introduction to concepts, issues and processes in nursing research. Emphasis is on the research role, and critical analysis and evaluation of published research for use in nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 3110, 3120, 3130, 3140, Corequisite 3210 (pre or co) and statistics or 3760, 3770, 3780 and statistics


NURS - 4960 PROFESSIONAL PERSPECTIVES
[3 hours] Current professional issues facing nursing are explored. Political, socioeconomic, ethical, legal and professional perspectives are critically examined and discussed. Prerequisite: NURS 3210 or admission to major for RN's


NURS - 4990 INDEPENDENT STUDY
[1 - 3 hours] Independent study in nursing.

Last Updated: 5/5/14