NURS - NURSING

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.

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: Nurs 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 - 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 - 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 Admission to Major for RN

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 - 4080  PERIOPERATIVE NURSING CARE
[3 hours] This course focuses on the practice of perioperative nursing.  Application of Self Care Deficit Theory of Nursing will be incorporated in class and clinical experiences.  Prerequisite:  3110, 3120, 3130, 3140; 3210

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  Co-requisite: NURS 3140 (Pre or Co requisite)

NURS - 4140  ADVANCED NURSING RESEARCH
[3 hours] Students will critically evaluate publishing research for clinical relevance, identify a research problem, select a conceptual framework, review selected literature, and prepare a quantitative or qualitative research proposal.  Prerequisite: Admission to major for RN/MSN.

NURS - 4150  PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSING
[4 hours]  Overview of pathologic processes that influence the development of diseases in humans.  Includes discussion of normal function and the impact of disease on health.  Prerequisite: Admission to major for RN/MSN.

NURS - 4160  ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT
[2 hours]  Focuses on specialty specific comprehensive and problem focused advanced patient assessment.  Specialty laboratory practice and supervision are required.  Prerequisite: Admission to major to RN/MSN.

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 - 4180  THEORETICAL AND PROFESIONAL FOUNDATIONS IN NURSING
[4 hours]  Focus on RN student�s transition to professional higher education and theory-based practice.  Current professional issues are explored.  Political, socioeconomic, ethical and legal issues are critically examined and discussed.

NURS - 4190  INTERPERSONAL STRATEGIES IN NURSING OF OLDER INDIVIDUALS
[6 hours]  Focus on application of self-care deficit theory of nursing and health maintenance for older individuals within the family and environment; emphasis on development of interpersonal skills for RNs.  A writing intensive course.

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) or Admission to Major for RN

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

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