Courses

NUR 2650 Transcultural Communications in Health Care Today 3 Credits

Broadens the perceptions and understanding of health care beliefs and practices of specific cultural groups in the United States; fosters the development of essential communication skills and techniques necessary for effective multidisciplinary teams and culturally sensitive practice.

NUR 3065C Comprehensive Health Assessment 3 Credits

Examines comprehensive health assessment principles and techniques. Emphasizes the principles of assessment of health status of individuals across the lifespan and therapeutic communication.

Prereq: admission to the RN-BSN track.

NUR 3069C Communication and Health Assessment 3 Credits

Examines therapeutic communication and health assessment principles and techniques. Focuses on development of therapeutic relationships and the use of general and specialized assessment skills as a basis for clinical decision making.

Prereq: admission to the college; Coreq: NUR 3129.

NUR 3123 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 4 Credits

Increases understanding of cellular physiology and alterations in structure and function resulting from the action of stressors on the human body at the cellular level.

Prereq: admission to RN-BSN track.

NUR 3129 Pathophysiology and Psychopathology 4 Credits

Examines pathophysiology and psychopathology related to human illness within a systems framework. Focuses on presentation of selected pathophysiology and psychopathology and subsequent symptomatology in diverse clients across the lifespan.

Prereq: admission to upper-division BSN program.

NUR 3138 Systems of Care 1: Wellness Promotion and Illness Prevention 2 Credits

Examines models of health in wellness promotion and illness prevention across the lifespan. Focuses on appraisal of risk and evidence-based reduction of risk.

Prereq: admission to upper-division BSN program; Coreq: NUR 3069C and NUR 3138L.

NUR 3138C Clinical Practice 1: Wellness Promotion and Illness Prevention 4 Credits

Provides clinical experience in the promotion of wellness and prevention of illness for diverse clients across the lifespan. Focuses on use of health education and counseling with clients in selected settings.

Prereq: admission to upper-division BSN program; Coreq: NUR 3069C and NUR 3138.

NUR 3145 Pharmacology for Nursing 3 Credits

Examines the pharmacotherapeutic agents used in the treatment of illness and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of wellness in diverse individuals across the lifespan.

Prereq: NUR 3129 and NUR 3138; Coreq: AGR 4932.

NUR 3169 Inquiry and Evidence in Professional Nursing Practice 3 Credits

Examines the processes required to translate and to integrate evidence into nursing practice.

Prereq: admission to upper-division BSN Program.

NUR 3638 Population Focused Care 2 Credits

Examines strategies for wellness promotion, disease prevention and disaster management in communities and populations. Focuses on the impact of interventions that address health disparities in related populations.

Prereq: NUR 3138

NUR 3738 Systems of Care 2: Restoration of Wellness 3 Credits

Examines the knowledge necessary to participate in development of plans of care for clients with common acute and chronic illnesses across the lifespan and for intrapartal women. Focuses on clients with a medium to high potential for wellness.

Prereq: NUR 3069C, NUR 3129 and NUR 3138; Coreq: NUR 3145.

NUR 3738C Clinical Practice 2: Restoration of Wellness 5 Credits

Provides laboratory and clinical experiences to provide nursing care for clients with common acute and chronic illnesses across the lifespan and for intrapartal women.

Prereq: NUR 3138; Coreq: NUR 3145, NUR 3169, NUR 3738 or NGR 6101.

NUR 3805 Professional Nursing in the Evolving Healthcare System 3 Credits

Builds on initial nursing education to enhance professional development, prepare for a broader scope of practice, and provide deeper understanding of the cultural, political, economic, and social issues that affect clients and influence care delivery.

Prereq: admission to the RN-BSN track.

NUR 3816 Seminar in Professional Nursing 1 Credit

Relates past nursing practice and current academic achievements to professional nursing role development.

Prereq: NUR 3123 and NUR 3826; Coreq: NUR 3197 and NUR 3169.

NUR 3825 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing 2 Credits

Examines the framework for acculturation into professional nursing. Focuses on knowledge and understanding of the ANA Code of Ethics and the legal parameters governing nursing practice.

Prereq: admission to the college.

NUR 3826 Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing 2 Credits

Examines the legal issues and ethical dilemmas in nursing practice. Consequences of ethical misconduct and legal malpractice are explored. Focus is on case analysis of legal and ethical issues.

Prereq: junior standing in the college.

NUR 3946L Individual Clinical Practice 1-5 Credits

Additional opportunities for nursing practice. Objectives to be developed collaboratively by student and faculty. (S-U)

Prereq: 8 credits of 3000/4000-level nursing courses or instructor permission.

NUR 4635C Public Health Nursing 4 Credits

Provides classroom and clinical experiences in population-focused nursing by examining strategies that promote wellness and disease prevention.

Prereq: NUR 3197 and NUR 3169; Coreq: NUR 4837.

NUR 4739 Systems of Care 3: Restoration of Wellness 4 Credits

Examines the knowledge necessary to participate in development of plans of care for diverse clients with complicated acute and chronic illnesses across the lifespan. Focuses on the principles inherent in the care of clients whose complexity affects restoration to wellness.

Prereq: NUR 3738; Coreq: NUR 3826.

NUR 4739L Clinical Practice 3: Restoration of Wellness 4 Credits

Provides clinical experiences in the provision of healthcare for diverse clients with complicated acute and chronic illnesses and the application of population-focused care principles. Focuses on the evaluation of healthcare outcomes in individuals and groups with varied levels of acuity across the lifespan.

Prereq: NUR 3738; Coreq: NUR 3638, NUR 3826 and NUR 4739.

NUR 4748 Systems of Care 4: Multi-system Care 3 Credits

Examines multi-system alterations in equilibrium across the lifespan. Focuses on synthesis of knowledge from multiple sources to influence client-centered outcomes.

Prereq: NUR 4739.

NUR 4748L Clinical Practice 4: Multi-system Care 3 Credits

Provides clinical experiences in the provision of healthcare for diverse clients with multi-system alterations in equilibrium and the application of population-focused care principles. Focuses on the delivery of holistic, safe and evidence-based healthcare for clients with multi-system illness.

Prereq: NUR 4739L; Coreq: NUR 4748.

NUR 4829 Leadership and Management in Nursing 2 Credits

Examines leadership and management concepts used to address complex microsystem issues within selected healthcare organizations. Focuses on the interrelationship of selected roles within the context of specific theoretical frameworks and models of care.

Prereq: NUR 3826.

NUR 4837 Healthcare Policy, Finance, and Regulatory Environments 2 Credits

Examines the foundations of healthcare policy, the financial structure of healthcare systems and the regulatory environments that impact nursing practice and client care. Focuses on the influence of the nursing profession on policy and regulation.

Prereq: senior standing.

NUR 4905 Individual Study 1-4 Credits

Individual study. Qualified students may choose particular issues for study.

Prereq: 8 credits of 3000/4000-level nursing courses or instructor permission.

NUR 4930 Special Topics 1-3 Credits

Prior to registration, students should contact the College of Nursing for special topics offered.

Prereq: 8 credits of 3000/4000-level nursing courses or instructor permission.

NUR 4935 Honors Seminar in Nursing 3 Credits

The honors seminar provides a unique and challenging experience for students who have exhibited exceptional academic ability to enhance the development of creativity and the ability to engage in scientific inquiry. (S-U)

Prereq: NUR 4165.

NUR 4944L Transition to Professional Practice 5 Credits

Provides opportunities to translate, integrate and apply available evidence to the care of clients. Focuses on the transition from student to entry-level professional nursing practice.

Prereq: senior standing; Coreq: NUR 4748, NUR 4748L, NUR 4829 and NUR 4837.