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The nursing education programs offered at UF address gaps in the health care system, as do the college’s innovations in technological resources and initiatives linking students to diverse and international populations. The College of Nursing has a history of pioneering leadership in nursing education, having offered Florida’s first nurse practitioner programs and first PhD in Nursing Science program.
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Courses

NUR 2650 Transcultural Communications in Health Care Today 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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.

Attributes: Satisfies 2000 Words of Writing Requirement

NUR 3065C Comprehensive Health Assessment 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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

Prerequisite: RN to BSN major.

NUR 3066C Clinical Reasoning: Health Assessment 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Establishes a foundation of clinical reasoning, data collection, and documentation for patient assessment. Focuses on normal findings and variations across the lifespan. Acquire the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to perform a health assessment.

Prerequisite: Nursing major.

NUR 3069C Communication and Health Assessment 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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.

Prerequisite: Nursing major.

Corequisite: NUR 3129.

NUR 3106 Lead and Inspire 1: Professional Nursing Practice 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides a foundation for exploring and evaluating the roles, functions, and perspectives of the professional nurse. Emphasizes the history of nursing, ethical and legal issues, policy, and standards of professional nursing practice as a basis for professional development and transformation.

Prerequisite: Nursing major.

NUR 3123 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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.

Prerequisite: RN to BSN major.

NUR 3128 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology in Nursing 2 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

This second of a two-semester sequence of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing emphasizes examining pathophysiology of human illness in diverse groups of individuals across the lifespan utilizing a systems based approach; incorporates nursing implications for safe and effective delivery of related pharmacotherapeutic agents.

Prerequisite: NUR 3066C and NUR 3196 and NUR 3737C.

NUR 3145 Pharmacology for Nursing 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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

Prerequisite: NUR 3129 and NUR 3138;

Corequisite: AGR 4932.

NUR 3168 Lead and Inspire 2: Research and Evidence-Based Nursing 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides a foundation for evidence-based nursing practice; emphasizes problem identification and assessing and analyzing evidence to support the delivery of personalized nursing care.

Prerequisite: NUR 3106.

NUR 3169 Inquiry and Evidence in Professional Nursing Practice 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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

Prerequisite: admission to upper-division BSN Program.

NUR 3196 Pathophysiology/Pharmacology in Nursing 1 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

This course is part one of a two semester sequence for pre-licensure students examining pathophysiology and pharmacology of human illness in diverse groups of individuals across the lifespan. Emphasis is on alterations in homeostatic mechanisms and underlying bases for disease risk/manifestations. Corresponding pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenetic principles will be included.

Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program

NUR 3197 Genetics and Genomics in Health Care 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Genetics and genomics are advancing quickly and will play a greater role in health care as personal genome sequencing becomes available. Reinforces basic genetics and genomics concepts and exploring how genomics may affect health care.

Prerequisite: Nursing major.

NUR 3219C Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Adult Acute Conditions 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides foundational knowledge and principles of personalized nursing care while caring for adults with acute illnesses or injury. Emphasizes care coordination and interprofessional collaboration to optimize wellness and recovery of adults. Focuses on evidence-based, safe, cost effective, quality care to achieve optimal health outcomes.

Prerequisite: NUR 3066C and NUR 3737C.

NUR 3227C Principles of Personalized Nursing Care 2 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

This second of a two-semester sequence of Principles of Personalized Nursing Care emphasizes integration and application of personalized nursing care across the lifespan and health care settings; focuses on interprofessional collaboration and clinical reasoning in the delivery of evidence based, safe, cost-effective quality care.

Prerequisite: NUR 3737C.

NUR 3535C Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Mental Health 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides foundational knowledge and principles of personalized nursing care in prevention, treatment, and recovery of mental illness and substance misuse disorders across the life span. Emphasizes on using biobehavioral theories to design personalized nursing care for promoting mental health and recovery.

Prerequisite: NUR 3066C and NUR 3737C.

NUR 3737C Principles of Personalized Nursing Care 1 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides a foundation of personalized nursing care in individuals across the lifespan. Emphasizes integrating and applying multiple dimensions of cultural and social determinants of health. Focuses on evidence-based, safe, quality care, and achievement of optimal patient outcomes using the nursing process.

Prerequisite: Nursing major.

NUR 3805 Professional Nursing in the Evolving Healthcare System 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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.

Prerequisite: RN to BSN major.

NUR 3816 Seminar in Professional Nursing 1 Credit

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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

Prerequisite: NUR 3123 and NUR 3826;

Corequisite: NUR 3197 and NUR 3169.

NUR 3826 Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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.

Prerequisite: junior standing in the college.

NUR 3946L Individual Clinical Practice 1-5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

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

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

NUR 4108 Lead and Inspire 3: Policy and Change in Nursing Practice 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Introduces strategies that support safe, effective, and ethical nursing care in health care systems. Emphasizes developing knowledge and demonstrating behaviors that enable the professional nurse to lead and participate in the design, revision, and implementation of policies to improve nursing practice and healthcare outcomes.

Prerequisite: NUR 3168.

NUR 4467C Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Women, Children and Families 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Acquire and apply knowledge and principles of personalized nursing care for women, children, and families; emphasizes applying a biobehavioral approach to care of the child-bearing and child-rearing family.

Prerequisite: NUR 3227C and NUR 3219C and NUR 3535C.

NUR 4635C Public Health Nursing 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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

Prerequisite: NUR 3197 and NUR 3169;

Corequisite: NUR 4837.

NUR 4636C Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Population Health 4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides knowledge and principles of personalized nursing care required for community/public health nursing practice. Emphasizes integrating community-based, community-oriented, and population-focused concepts and focuses on health maintenance and promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention within individuals, communities, and populations to achieve optimal health outcomes.

Prerequisite: NUR 4467C and NUR 4768C.

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

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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.

Prerequisite: NUR 3738;

Corequisite: NUR 3826.

NUR 4766C Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Adult Complex Conditions 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides in-depth knowledge of personalized nursing care of adults with complex conditions. Emphasizes multisystem illness requiring multi-faceted approaches to treatment across settings and focuses on nursing leadership, care coordination, and advocacy to provide safe, cost-effective high quality health care that improves quality of life.

Prerequisite: NUR 4467C and NUR 4768C.

NUR 4768C Clinical Reasoning and Personalized Nursing Care: Adult Chronic Conditions 6 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides foundational knowledge and principles of personalized nursing care for adults with chronic illnesses. Emphasizes care coordination and chronic disease management and Focuses on interprofessional collaboration, evidence-based care, and clinical reasoning to achieve improved health outcomes and quality of life in adults with chronic conditions.

Prerequisite: NUR 3227C and NUR 3219C and NUR 3535C.

NUR 4815 Professional Nursing Transformation 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Provides an opportunity to apply professional behaviors, clinical reasoning, and evidence-based decision making to address clinical issues related to nursing care. Emphasizes participation in the design and/or implementation of a project relevant to clinical nursing practice and dissemination to peers and stakeholders.

Prerequisite: NUR 4108.

NUR 4827 Lead and Inspire 4: Leadership and Innovation in Nursing Practice 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

Synthesize the roles, functions, and perspectives of the professional nurse utilizing the lead and inspire concepts; emphasizes leadership and innovation to transform professional nursing practice and healthcare systems.

Prerequisite: NUR 4108.

NUR 4829 Leadership and Management in Nursing 2 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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.

Prerequisite: NUR 3826.

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

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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.

Prerequisite: senior standing.

NUR 4905 Individual Study 1-4 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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

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

NUR 4930 Special Topics 1-3 Credits

Grading Scheme: Letter Grade

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

NUR 4935 Honors Seminar in Nursing 3 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

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)

Prerequisite: NUR 3168.

NUR 4944L Transition to Professional Practice 5 Credits

Grading Scheme: S/U

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.

Prerequisite: senior standing;

Corequisite: NUR 4748, NUR 4748L, NUR 4829 and NUR 4837.