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NURS-Nursing
NURS 2300
Nursing Health Assessment
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into ASN/BS Nursing program
Corequisite(s):
NURS 2305
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
NURS 2320

Introduces the nursing student to health history interview and physical assessment techniques for patients across the lifespan. Uses a holistic approach in identifying health care needs of the patient within the context of the nursing process.

NURS 2305
Nursing Health Assessment Laboratory
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into ASN/BS Nursing program
Corequisite(s):
NURS 2300
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
NURS 2320

Provides laboratory and clinical opportunities to perform health assessment skills and techniques for individuals across the lifespan. Applies theoretical principles gained from concurrent courses. Course Lab fee of $55 applies.

NURS 2310
Nursing Pharmacology
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
CHEM 1110 and ZOOL 2320
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ZOOL 2420

Examines general principles of drug therapy, including medication administration, drug action in the body, and dosage calculations. Focuses on major drug categories and prototypes in each category. Serves as a basis for understanding drug therapy as an integral part of health care.

NURS 2320
Nursing Interventions
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into ASN/BS Nursing program
Corequisite(s):
NURS 2325
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
NURS 2300

Introduces nursing interventions to promote and enhance comfort, hygiene, nutrition, elimination, sleep and rest, activity and mobility for persons with self-care deficits, or facilitating self-care. Provides laboratory and clinical opportunities to apply nursing interventions. Emphasizes nursing interventions based on patient assessment as well as safety risk reduction. Course fee of $68 for online assessment & review tools applies.

NURS 2325
Nursing Interventions Laboratory
2:0:6
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance into ASN/BS Nursing program
Corequisite(s):
NURS 2320
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
NURS 2300

Provides laboratory and clinical opportunities to perform nursing interventions to promote and enhance comfort, hygiene, nutrition, elimination, sleep and rest, activity and mobility for persons with self-care deficits, or facilitating self-care. Emphasizes nursing interventions based on patient assessment as well as safety risk reduction. Course Lab fee of $112 applies.

NURS 2410
Nursing Care of Adults with Common Disorders
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2320
Corequisite(s):
NURS 2415
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
NURS 2420

Explores application of the nursing process with adults experiencing common physiological problems. Integrates concepts of health assessment, health promotion, pharmacology, and clinical reasoning in planning and providing a holistic, collaborative approach to client care across the lifespan. Course fee of $68 for online assessment & review tools applies.

NURS 2415
Nursing Care of Adults with Common Disorders Clinical
2:0:6
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2320
Corequisite(s):
NURS 2410
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
NURS 2420

Applies the nursing process with adults experiencing common physiological problems in a variety of clinical settings, including laboratory simulation, inpatient medical-surgical and peri-operative units. Integrates concepts of health assessment, health promotion, pharmacology, and clinical reasoning in planning and providing a holistic, collaborative approach to client care across the lifespan. Course Lab fee of $66 applies.

NURS 2420
Nursing Care of the Aging Population
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2300, NURS 2310
Corequisite(s):
NURS 2410

Introduces the aging process and normal changes with aging. Identifies special needs of older adults and nursing interventions to meet those needs. Includes care of older adults with chronic illnesses and end-of-life care while preparing nurses to meet the needs of the growing elderly population.

NURS 2430
Mental Health Nursing
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2300, NURS 2310
Corequisite(s):
NURS 2435

Examines neurobiological and psychosocial aspects of disorders of cognition, mood and behavior. Explores trends in nursing and multidisciplinary care of persons with psychiatric disorders. Focuses on nursing assessment, diagnosis and intervention for individuals with mental health needs.

NURS 2435
Mental Health Nursing Clinical
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2300, NURS 2310, NURS 2320
Corequisite(s):
NURS 2430

Application of nursing assessment, diagnosis and intervention for individuals with psychiatric disorders, through laboratory and clinical practicum in mental health settings.

NURS 3300
Health Promotion and Health Teaching in Nursing
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2320 and University Advanced Standing

Introduces health and wellness, and incorporates aspects of healthy living. Creates a foundation on which students can promote healthy lifestyles in clients of all ages. Introduces the Healthy People initiative. Considers application of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention levels, effective learning/teaching, change theory, and therapeutic communication. Examines use of complementary and alternative therapies. Analyzes service learning and its potential impact related to health promotion in various settings.

NURS 3310
Nursing Care of Child Bearing Families
2:2:0
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2410 and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
NURS 3315

Builds on concepts learned in previous and concurrent courses to provide nursing care to families in the reproductive years. Emphasizes the child-bearing family, including physiological and psychosocial adaptation to pregnancy, birth, and the immediate newborn period, and disorders of the reproductive patient. Integrates nursing process in providing a holistic, collaborative approach to clients and families in secondary and tertiary settings such as physician offices, labor and delivery, mother/baby, clinical simulation, and others.

NURS 3315
Nursing Care of Child Bearing Families Clinical
1:0:3
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2410 and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
NURS 3310

Provides clinical opportunities to provide nursing care to families in the reproductive years. Emphasizes the child-bearing family, including physiological and psychosocial adaptation to pregnancy, birth, and the immediate newborn period, and disorders of the reproductive patient. Integrates nursing process in providing a holistic, collaborative approach to clients and families in secondary and tertiary settings such as physician offices, labor and delivery, mother/baby, clinical simulation, and others. Course Lab fee of $48 applies.

NURS 3320
Nursing Care of Child Rearing Families
2:2:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 3310, NURS 3315, and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
NURS 3325

Integrates previously mastered principles of medical surgical nursing and normal child growth and development with the knowledge and skill to promote, maintain, and restore child health within the sociocultural context of the family. Explores application of the nursing process to safely meet common health problems of children from infancy through adolescence in clinical settings ranging from the laboratory to intensive care.

NURS 3325
Nursing Care of Child Rearing Families Clinical
1:0:3
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 3310, NURS 3315, and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
NURS 3320

Safely applies the nursing process to meet health problems of children from infancy through adolescence in clinical settings ranging from the laboratory to intensive care. Integrates previously mastered principles of medical surgical nursing and normal child growth and development with the knowledge and skill to promote, maintain, and restore child health within the sociocultural context of the family. Course Lab fee of $39 applies.

NURS 3330
Nursing Care of Persons with Complex Disorders
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2410 and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
NURS 3335
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ZOOL 4400 highly recommended

Builds on concepts learned in previous nursing courses to provide care for clients with complex health disorders. Emphasizes pathophysiological mechanisms of disease, pharmacodynamics and monitoring and interventions required in the management of clients in acute and unstable conditions. Integrates the nursing process in a collaborative approach to clients and their families in secondary and tertiary settings such as emergency centers, telemetry, intermediate and intensive care units as well as clinical simulations. Course fee of $68 for online assessment & review tools applies.

NURS 3335
Nursing Care of Persons with Complex Disorders Clinical
2:0:6
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2410 and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
NURS 3330
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
ZOOL 4400 highly recommended

Provides clinical opportunities to provide care for clients with complex health disorders. Emphasizes pathophysiological mechanisms of disease, pharmacodynamics and monitoring and interventions required in the management of clients in acute and unstable conditions. Integrates the nursing process in a collaborative approach to clients and their families in secondary and tertiary settings such as emergency centers, telemetry, intermediate and intensive care units as well as clinical simulations. Course Lab fee of $44 applies.

NURS 3340
Nursing Care of Women Children and Developing Families
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2410 and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
NURS 3345

Explores application of the nursing process to address health issues of women, children and developing families. Emphasizes safety and quality of nursing care.

NURS 3345
Nursing Care of Women Children and Developing Families Clinical
1:0:3
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2415 and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
NURS 3340

Provides clinical and/or laboratory opportunities to apply the nursing process to address health issues of women, children and developing families.

NURS 3400
Patient Care Coordination and Management
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 3330, NURS 3335, and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
NURS 3405

Focuses on the core roles of the nurse as a provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession. Incorporates aspects of delegation, prioritization, time management in the workplace, communication, and group dynamics. Encompasses working in a clinical site with a preceptor. Presents activities needed for professional licensing and employment. Course fee of $68 for online assessment & review tools applies.

NURS 3405
Patient Care Coordination and Management Preceptorship
2:0:6
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 3330, NURS 3335, and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
NURS 3400

Encompasses working in a clinical site with a preceptor and clinical nursing participation in coordinating and managing the care of a small group of patients. Focuses on the core roles of the nurse as a provider of care, manager of care and member of the profession. Incorporates aspects of delegation, prioritization, time management in the workplace, communication, and group dynamics. Course Lab fee of $30 applies.

NURS 3420
Mentoring in Nursing
1:1:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2320 and University Advanced Standing

Provides an opportunity for students to develop personal leadership and mentoring skills as they work with other nursing students and/or patients.

NURS 3440
Pharmacology for the Practicing Nurse
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 3330 and University Advance Standing

Explores in depth the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and pharmcotherapeutics of medications and complementary and integrative health therapies. Emphasizes teaching patients about pharmcotherapeutics.

NURS 4120
Rapid Response Concepts Across the Lifespan
2:2:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
Completion of an Associate degree in nursing.

Prepares registered nurses to respond to, stabilize and transport adult and pediatric patients experiencing life threatening emergencies in hospital and prehospital settings. Enhances skills in the diagnosis and treatment of patients requiring care by a rapid response team, through didactic instruction and active participation in simulated cases. Course Lab fee of $50 applies

NURS 4130
Critical Care in Nursing
2:2:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 3330 and University Advanced Standing

Expands upon nursing care of individuals with complex disorders. Focuses on nursing in the critical care setting and includes specialized topics such as: nursing assessment, equipment, diagnostic tests, medication administration, ECG monitoring and standard nursing care of the client with an acute illness.

NURS 4210
Concepts in Child Bearing
2:2:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 3310 and University Advanced Standing

Introduces the student to special concepts related to the child bearing family, including legal and ethical questions that relate to childbearing. Discusses local and global issues in childbearing.

NURS 4220
Advanced Pediatrics
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 3320 and University Advanced Standing

Applies the nursing process to provide family centered nursing care to hospitalized children from birth through adolescence. Explores and examines sociocultural, economic, developmental, emotional and physiologic factors which influence ill newborns or children and their families.

NURS 4230
Palliative Care in Nursing
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2410 and University Advanced Standing

Addresses nine critical aspects of palliative care. Designed to help the student understand his/her role as a member of the interdisciplinary team in providing quality care. Presents basic principles of palliative care within a quality of life framework: physical, psychological, social, and spiritual well-being.

NURS 4240
Promoting Active Senior Lifestyles
2:1:3
Prerequisite(s):
University Advanced Standing
Prerequisite(s) or Corequisite(s):
NURS 2410, NURS 2415, and NURS 2420

Explores the importance of an active lifestyle throughout the lifespan. Includes service learning experiences in health screening, health promotion teaching, and observation of active senior adults. May require overnight travel.

NURS 4300
Nursing Theory
2:2:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 3300 and University Advanced Standing

Examines various nursing models and theories which influence current nursing practice. Explores essential and interdependent relationships among knowledge, theory, research, and nursing practice. Assists students to conduct a basic assessment of a theory and gain insight into the development of their individual philosophies of nursing practice.

NURS 4320
Nursing in the Community
2:2:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance to BSN-completion program and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
NURS 4325

Explores professional nursing practice in community-based and community-focused settings to promote and preserve the health of populations. Emphasizes nursing's impact on behaviors that promote health and reduce risk. Includes principles of family and community assessments, epidemiology, and environmental health.

NURS 4325
Nursing in the Community Clinical
1:0:3
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 3405 and University Advanced Standing
Corequisite(s):
NURS 4320

Applies professional nursing practice in community-based and community-focused settings to promote and preserve the health of populations. Utilizes family and community assessments, epidemiological and environmental health principles to plan and implement health promotion and risk reduction programs within the community.

NURS 4340
Genomics in Nursing and Health
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 3300 and University Advanced Standing

Explores the expanding science of genomics and related fields, with emphasis on implications for nursing practice. Examines current and developing genetic and genomic concepts and technologies as they relate to nursing practice and health.

NURS 441G
Nursing in Global Perspective
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
(NURS 3400 or Departmental approval) and University Advanced Standing

Explores nursing and health care issues in a global perspective to promote culturally competent health care in a diversifying population.

NURS 4500
Nursing Leadership
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance to BSN-completion program and University Advanced Standing

Explores leadership concepts and assists students to develop knowledge and skills necessary for leadership in nursing care delivery. Discusses leadership concepts related to nursing roles as providers of care, managers of care and members of the profession.

NURS 4510
Clinical Assessment and Reasoning
2:2:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 3405 and University Advanced Standing

Develops skills of systematic history taking, clinical examination and clinical reasoning with a focus on people with complex health problems. Explores critical thinking skills and habits as well as nursing process and other clinical judgment models.

NURS 4520
Navigating Health Systems
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance to BSN-completion program and University Advanced Standing

Examines health systems, including the relationships between delivery, access, utilization and patient outcomes. Explores how organizational and economic structures, political, sociocultural, and legal factors influence the design and functions of health services.

NURS 4540
Research and Theory in Nursing Practice
4:4:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Acceptance to BSN-completion program, completion of a university-level statistics course with a minimum B- or higher and University Advanced Standing

Prepares nurses to find, evaluate and apply evidence as a foundation to propose creative, innovative, or evidence-based solutions to clinical practice problems. Explores selected nursing theories and conceptual models, fundamentals of the research process, and relationships between theory, practice and research.

NURS 4550
Quality and Safety in Nursing
3:3:0
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to BSN completion program and University Advanced Standing

Explores quality and safety initiatives in health care. Develops knowledge and skills to create and maintain a culture of quality and safety through monitoring and improving outcomes of care processes.

NURS 481R
Internship in Nursing
1 to 3:0:5 to 15
Summer
Prerequisite(s):
Department Chair approval and University Advanced Standing

Provides supervised, practical, clinical experience for students preparing for careers in Nursing. May be repeated for a maximum of 3 credits toward graduation. May be graded credit/no credit.

NURS 489R
Undergraduate Research in Nursing
1 to 4:0:5 to 20
On Sufficient Demand
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2410, Department approval, and University Advanced Standing

Provides nursing students the opportunity to conduct research mentored by a faculty member. Students will create a significant intellectual or creative product worthy of publication or presentation. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits toward graduation.

NURS 490R
Special Topics in Nursing
1 to 4:1 to 4:0
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2410 and University Advanced Standing

Explores and examines special topics in nursing. Focuses on special topics of current relevance to the profession of nursing, including societal impacts of topics. Allows nursing students an opportunity to investigate special nursing topics in an in-depth manner. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits toward graduation.

NURS 495R
Independent Study in Nursing
1 to 3:0:3 to 9
Fall, Spring, Summer
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 2410, Departmental approval, and University Advanced Standing

Provides students an opportunity to pursue independent study in nursing with a faculty mentor. Includes any combination of literature reviews, original research, participation in departmental and independent projects. Requires preparation and presenation of oral and/or written reports. May be repeated for up to 3 credits toward graduation.

NURS 6000
Leadership Development
2:2:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
Admission into the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program or Department approval

Provides opportunities for students to examine the role of the graduate nurse leader of the 21st century. Explores requisite skills necessary to lead in complex environments, facilitate improved patient outcomes, and institute quality improvement strategies as they gain an understanding of the interconnectedness of academia and service and apply professional leadership concepts in an interdisciplinary context.

NURS 6050
Nursing Informatics
2:2:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
Admission into the MSN program or Department approval.

Introduces nursing informatics theory, evolving practice applications, and skill development. Discusses human factors essential to effective application of nursing informatics in practice. Applies technical skills and processes for the integration of nursing informatics into nursing education and clinical practice settings.

NURS 6200
Advanced Nursing Theory
2:2:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
Admission into the MSN program or Department approval

Provides students opportunities to critique and deconstruct extant and emerging theories as they relate to nursing. Explores the relationships among theory, knowledge, science, and evidence-based nursing practice. Facilitates the advancement of nursing practice based on theoretical principles.

NURS 6250
Advanced Nursing Research
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
Admission into the MSN program or Department approval

Prepares students to explore, critique, synthesize, and utilize appropriate research findings to resolve nursing problems and improve outcomes. Incorporates various research designs in the development of nursing practice. Applies research methodology and ethical considerations in development of a research proposal for evidence-based practice.

NURS 6300
Advanced Nursing in Health Systems and Policy
2:2:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Admission into the MSN program or Department approval

Prepares students for their role in becoming change agents within the workforce. Provides students opportunity to critique current healthcare policies, including the effects policies have on current nursing practice, and current health care systems. Identifes changes that need to occur in order to advance nursing and health care in the future.

NURS 6350
Advanced Nursing Pathophysiology/Pharmacology
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Admission into the MSN program or Department approval

Focuses on pathophysiological and pharmacological processes across the lifespan and the development of clinical reasoning skills that distinguish the relationships between normal physiology and the specific system alterations produced by injury and disease. Gives particular attention to etiology, pathogenesis, developmental and environmental influences and the clinical manifestations of major health problems with pharmacologic interventions to students enrolled in the nursing education program.

NURS 6450
Advanced Nursing Assessment
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the MSN program or departmental approval.

Introduces concepts of advanced health assessment of individuals, families, and communities. Emphasizes application of advanced assessment techniques to perform focused and comprehensive health assessments for patients across the lifespan. Utilizes diagnostic reasoning as the primary means of collecting and analyzing data. Incorporates ethical and cultural factors in care plan development.

NURS 6500
Curriculum Design and Development
3:3:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the MSN Program or Department approval

Explores curriculum design and development in nursing and incorporates reviewing, restructuring, and developing curricula to meet identified learning needs. Enhances student skill and understanding of curricular processes designed to foster and advance nursing education.

NURS 6600
Teaching Nursing in the Classroom Setting
2:2:0
Spring
Corequisite(s):
NURS 6605

Focuses on facilitating learning in classroom settings. Incorporates aspects of the philosophy of adult education and adult learning theory, the teaching process and self-evaluation through reflective thinking/processing.

NURS 6605
Teaching Nursing in the Classroom Setting Practicum
2:0:6
Spring
Corequisite(s):
NURS 6600

Focuses on application of teaching/learning skills in the nursing classroom setting. Incorporates aspects of the philosophy of adult education and adult learning theory, the teaching process and self-evaluation through reflective thinking/processing. Provides practicum experience in the teaching/learning environment.

NURS 6650
Teaching Nursing in the Clinical Setting
2:2:0
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to MSN program
Corequisite(s):
NURS 6655

Focuses on effective teaching skills for clinical settings. Establishes teacher-learner relationships as being different than in the didactic setting.

NURS 6655
Teaching Nursing in the Clinical Setting Practicum
2:0:6
Spring
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to MSN program
Corequisite(s):
NURS 6650

Focuses on applying effective teaching skills for clinical settings. Establishes teacher-learner relationships as being different than in the didactic setting.

NURS 6700
Evaluation of Learning Outcomes
3:3:0
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to MSN program

Explores the application of various methods of evaluation, measurement and grading of learning outcomes. Applies assessment techniques to various aspects of nurse education.

NURS 6795
Synthesis of Teaching Practice Practicum
1:0:3
Fall
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to MSN program

Provides the opportunity for individualized synthesis of learning in the nurse educator role in clinical and/or academic settings. Incorporates the standards of practice and core competencies for the nurse educator.

NURS 699R
MSN Project or Thesis
1 to 6:0:3 to 18
Fall, Spring
Prerequisite(s):
NURS 6200 and NURS 6250

Individualized faculty supervision of MSN thesis or project research and/or planning and implementation. May be repeated with department approval.