Nursing

NUR 201 Introduction to Physical Assessment 4 SH
Introduces concepts and techniques of physical assessment in the context of the nursing process. Includes assessment of children, adults, and the elderly, and analysis and correlation of findings. Laboratory experiences provide students with opportunities to develop examination skills in preparation for clinical courses. Prerequisite: admission to the nursing major. Co-requisite: NUR 205 and BIO 215. (3 hrs lecture - 3 hrs laboratory)

NUR 205 Fundamentals of Nursing 4 SH
Consideration of the nursing profession as a theory-based practice discipline. Introduces foundational concepts and skills used in the care of individuals, families, and communities within the context of the needs-adaptation framework. Prerequisite: admission to the nursing major. Co-requisite: NUR 201, BIO 215. (4 hrs lecture)

NUR 220 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice 2 SH
Exploration of the role of the professional nurse and transition of the registered nurse graduate's transition to that role. Foundational concepts related to nursing practice, wellness, and illness are explored within a framework of role transformation. Prerequisite: open only to R.N. students. Co-requisite: HPX 205 by transfer or challenge examination.

NUR 221 Physical Assessment Across the Life Span 3 SH
Introduces concepts and techniques of physical assessment in the context of the nursing process. Laboratory experiences provide students with the opportunities to develop examination skills in preparation for clinical courses. Prerequisite: open only to R.N. students. Co-requisite: BIO105-106 by transfer or challenge examination. (2 hrs lecture -3 hrs lab.)

NUR 225 Scientific Principles Underlying Nursing Practice 2 SH
Introduction to the principles underlying pharmacotherapeutics, as well as other diagnostic and patient care modalities. Prerequisite: NUR 201, 205 and BIO 215. Co-requisite: NUR 230, 235 and 300. Pre- or Co-requisite: HPX 205. (2 hrs lecture)

NUR 230 Principles of Community Health 3 SH
Consideration of the community as a unit of health care. Focuses on the care of population aggregates and at-risk groups. Prerequisite: NUR 201, 205 & BIO 215. Co-requisite: NUR 225, 235 & 300. Pre- or Co-requisite: HPX 205. (3 hrs lecture)

NUR 235 Clinical Nursing Practice I 5 SH
Use of the nursing process in applying foundational concepts and skills in planning and providing nursing care for individuals. Considers human responses to commonly encountered illnesses, including pathophysiological processes and treatment approaches. Laboratory experiences provide opportunities to apply theory and develop skills in the care of individuals in structured clinical settings. Prerequisites: NUR 201, 205 and BIO 215. Co-requisite: NUR 225, 230 and 300. Pre- or Co-requisite: HPX 205. (3 hrs lecture; 6 hrs clinical/college lab)

NUR/WS 250 Women's Health Issues 3 SH
Provides students with the opportunity to analyze society's impact on women's health. Students will become familiar with current practice and controversial issues in relation to psychophysical, socioeconomic, reproductive, and political factors affecting women's health and health care. The role of women as discriminating, proactive consumers of health care will be stressed. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: PSY 100 or SOC 100. (3 hrs lecture)

NUR 251 Cultural Diversity in Health & Illness 3 SH
This course will provide a study of the cultural implications for health promotion, health care, and health services through study of the concept of culture and its relationship to people's health care needs. The student will analyze findings in the social sciences, literature, and other media to develop strategies to meet the needs of people of various cultural and ethnic groups. (3 hrs lecture)

NUR 255 Clinical Nursing Practice II 6 SH
Use of the nursing process to design, implement, and evaluate therapeutic nursing interventions for individuals undergoing medical and/or surgical treatment for commonly occurring illnesses. Laboratory experiences provide opportunities to apply theory and develop skills in the care of individuals, primarily in surgical settings. Prerequisite: NUR 235; Co-requisite: NUR 361. Pre- or Co-requisite: NUR 300. (3 hrs lecture-3 hrs college lab; 6 hrs clinical lab)

NUR 297 Summer Work-Study Program 2-3 SH

NUR 298 Faculty Developed Study

NUR 299 Student Developed Study

NUR 300 Mental Health Nursing 4 SH
Application of the nursing process with clients who have major disorders of ego development and/or functioning. Psychosocial development issues of childhood, adolescence, and adulthood are explored as a baseline. Behavioral dynamics and the application of therapeutic interpersonal interventions are stressed using a systems framework. Pre- or Co-requisite: NUR 225, 230 and 235. (2 hrs lecture; 6 hrs clinical lab)

NUR 325 Nursing Care of the Childbearing and Childrearing Family 7 SH
Continual application of the nursing process in planning and providing nursing care for members of childbearing and childrearing families. Considers the needs of both groups during this developmental stage. College and clinical laboratory experiences provide opportunities to apply theory and develop skills in the care of both groups. Prerequisite: NUR 255, 300 and 361. Co-requisite: NUR 330. (4 hrs lecture; 3 hrs college lab; 6 hrs clinical lab)

NUR 330 Nursing in the Community 4 SH
Focus on the concept of the community as a unit of health care, with application of the nursing process in providing care in the home and other community settings. Prerequisite: NUR 255, 300 and 361. Co-requisite: NUR 325. (2 hrs lecture; 6 hrs clinical lab)

NUR 332 Pharmacotherapeutics Across the Lifespan 3 SH
An in-depth analysis of common pharmacotherapeutics and diagnostics used currently in patient care. Prerequisite: admission to the nursing major.

NUR 335 Clinical Nursing Practice III 8 SH
Continual application of the nursing process in applying concepts and skills in planning and providing nursing care for individuals experiencing complex illnesses. Considers human responses to complex illnesses; designs and supports the creation of new approaches to nursing interventions to meet the demands of the care situation. Laboratory experiences provide opportunities to apply theory and develop skills in the care of individuals in traditional institutional and selected community settings. Prerequisite: NUR 255, 300 and 361. Co-requisite: NUR 374. (4 hrs lecture; 3 hrs college lab; 9 hrs clinical lab)

NUR 336 The Human Health Experience 4 SH
Exploration of the human experience from an integrated perspective, with a focus on human responses to health, illness, and treatment, and corresponding nursing responses to foster healing, promote health, and maximize potential. Attention is given to developmental and cultural influences on human responses. Teaching-learning interventions and alternative/ complementary therapies are selected as examples of nursing approaches to enhancing the adaptive response of clients. Case studies and clinical projects provide a means to apply theory to practice. Prerequisite: NUR 220, 221, 230 and 361.

NUR 361 Research Process in Nursing 2 SH
Exploration of the principles and concepts underlying the research process as it is used in conducting empirical nursing research studies. Analysis and critique of extant nursing research, with an emphasis on evaluation of research for application in practice. Prerequisite: admission to the nursing major, MAT 115 and 120. (2 hrs lec.) Co-requisite: NUR 255.

NUR 374 Leadership and Management in Contemporary Nursing Practice 2 SH
Application of the principles of leadership and management within the context of professional nursing practice. Roles of the professional nurse as assertive leader, manager of resources and patient care, and change agent are explored. Prerequisite: NUR 255. (2 hrs lecture)

NUR 375 Nursing Practicum 5 SH
Capstone course in the practice of professional nursing, addressing issues related to entry into professional practice and the contextual issues surrounding health care delivery. Clinical experiences allow students to practice the full role of the professional nurse under the guidance of a clinical preceptor and faculty mentor. Prerequisite: All required nursing courses. (1 hr. lecture; 1 hr. seminar; 135 hrs. clinical lab)


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