Nursing (NURS)

NURS 1000 Professional Nursing Orientation

[1 credit hour]

Course provides opportunity for development of academic, personal, and interpersonal skills required to become a successful, independent learner, introduces student to professional nursing as a career.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

NURS 3040 Nursing to Promote Wellness Across the Lifespan

[5 credit hours]

Focus on wellness and primary prevention across the lifespan. Introduction to nursing as a discipline. Emphasis on concepts of wellness, communication, lifespan, clinical judgment and physiologic processes. Recognize individuals in context of family and community. Student experiences in community-based settings.

Corequisites: NURS 3080, NURS 3150, NURS 3190

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 3080 Fundamentals of Nursing and Assessment Across the Lifespan

[5 credit hours]

Focus on holistic assessment of individuals across the lifespan. Emphasis on assessment, skills, technology and professional nursing role. Experiential learning with peers in a simulated environment.

Corequisites: NURS 3040, NURS 3150, NURS 3190

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 3150 Pathopharmacology 1

[3 credit hours]

Focus on fundamental concepts in pathophysiology and pharmacology across the life span. Foundation for understanding disease processes and drugs [i.e. therapeutic outcomes and potential drug interactions.

Corequisites: NURS 3040, NURS 3080, NURS 3190

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 3190 Nursing Research 1

[2 credit hours]

Focus on introduction of concepts, issues, and processes in nursing research.

Corequisites: NURS 3040, NURS 3080, NURS 3150

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 3280 Advanced Fundamentals

[3 credit hours]

Focus on application of assessment skills and demonstrating safe procedures for high risk interventions in simulated experiences. Emphasis on the concepts of clinical judgment, professional behaviors, and collaboration.

Prerequisites: NURS 3040 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3190 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3150 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3080 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: NURS 3290, NURS 3300, NURS 3400, NURS 3540

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 3290 Nursing Research 2

[1 credit hour]

Introduction to evidence based practice. Emphasis is on learning how to evaluate research for evidence based practice in nursing as a baccalaureate nurse.

Prerequisites: NURS 3040 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3190 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3150 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3080 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: NURS 3300, NURS 3400, NURS 3540

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 3300 Nursing Care of Persons with Health Challenges

[4 credit hours]

Focus on holistic care of adults and older adults in acute care settings experiencing health problems. Emphasis on the concepts of leadership, collaboration, and communication. Recognizes individuals in context of family and community.

Prerequisites: NURS 3040 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3190 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3080 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3150 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: NURS 3280, NURS 3400, NURS 3540

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 3400 Family Health

[4 credit hours]

Focus on health, wellness and illness of child - bearing families and children across various settings. Emphasis on concepts of gas exchange, sexuality, reproduction, grief, mood and affect, family, safety, advocacy and family communication. Recognizes individuals in context of family and community.

Prerequisites: NURS 3040 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3190 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3150 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3080 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: NURS 3280, NURS 3300, NURS 3540

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 3540 Pathopharmacology 2

[3 credit hours]

Focuses on selected alterations and related pharmacology across the life span. Foundation for understanding disease processes and drugs [i.e. therapeutic outcomes and potential drug interactions]. Basis for critical thinking in nursing to help clients cope with effects of illness and return to health. Emphasis on concepts of: clotting, elimination, gas exchange, intracranial regulation, mood & affect, nutrition, patient education, perfusion, reproduction, sensory perception, tissue integrity.

Prerequisites: NURS 3040 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3190 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3150 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3080 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: NURS 3280, NURS 3300, NURS 3400

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4080 Perioperative Nursing Care

[4 credit hours]

Clinical elective with focus on the practice of perioperative nursing.

Prerequisites: (NURS 3120 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3630 with a minimum grade of C)

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4100 Transition to BSN Practice

[3 credit hours]

Explores concepts relevant to the transition from ADN/Diploma RN role to BSN nursing practice.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4110 Applied Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

[3 credit hours]

This course emphasizes the concepts and skills essential to the assessment parameter of the nursing process to broaden the learners' knowledge base and to increase assessment skills in all settings.

Prerequisites: NURS 4100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4130 Nursing Care of Persons in Crisis 1

[4 credit hours]

Focus on nursing care of persons across the lifespan in the acute care setting with mental health issues. Emphasis on concepts related to coping and stress tolerance; emotion; cognitive function; and maladaptive behavior.

Prerequisites: NURS 3280 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3300 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3540 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3290 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3400 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: NURS 4240, NURS 4260

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4240 Nursing Care of Persons in Crisis 2

[8 credit hours]

Focus on changes in health in acute care settings across the lifespan. Emphasis on concepts related to oxygenation and hemostasis; homeostasis and regulation; protection and movement, and coping and stress tolerance.

Prerequisites: NURS 3280 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3300 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3400 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3290 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3540 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: NURS 4130, NURS 4260

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4260 Professional Development

[3 credit hours]

This course facilitates the development and implantation of strategies to enable the synthesis of professional development for the baccalaureate nurse. The course enables the student to recognize and understand the critical role that nurses play in health care delivery. Students will analyze principles of professional practice and will explore strategies to model the professional practice role in current clinical situations. This course also assists the student in the online classroom environment.

Prerequisites: NURS 3280 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3300 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3540 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3290 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 3400 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: NURS 4130, NURS 4240

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4270 Applied Health Assessment Across the Lifespan

[3 credit hours]

This course emphasizes the concepts and skills essential to the assessment parameter of the nursing process. The purpose of this course is to broaden the learners' knowledge base, to increase their assessment skills, and to facilitate their ability to apply these skills in a clinical setting. The knowledge from this course is immediately applicable to everyday patient care. This is an online course.

Prerequisites: NURS 4350 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

NURS 4300 Informatics in Nursing

[2 credit hours]

Focuses on current and future topics of informatics in nursing.Foundation for competency in documentation, informatics-based theory, implementation of evidence-based quality measures, evolving trends, legal, ethical implications.

Prerequisites: NURS 4100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: NURS 4100

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4310 Research Methods and Evidence Based Practice

[3 credit hours]

Introduction to concepts, issues and processes in nursing research and evidence-based practice. Emphasis is on the use of research as a baccalaureate-prepared nurse, including critical analysis and evaluation of published research for use in evidence-based practice.

Prerequisites: NURS 4350 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4320 Pathopharmacology Across the Lifespan

[4 credit hours]

Covers basic concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology. Prepares the nurse for critical thinking in application of concepts to nursing practice.

Prerequisites: NURS 4350 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4330 Nursing Leadership and Management

[5 credit hours]

Students focus on the professional nurse’s role in applying the principles and theories of leadership and management as a basis for provision of nursing care across healthcare delivery systems. Emphasis will be on leadership concepts to achieve safe, high quality patient-centered nursing care.

Prerequisites: NURS 4350 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

NURS 4340 Population Focused Care

[5 credit hours]

This course facilitates the development and implementation of strategies to enable the synthesis of professional development for the baccalaureate nurse within the community. The course enables the student to recognize and understand the critical role that nurses play in community and public health care delivery. Students will analyze principles of public health and will explore strategies to model the professional practice role in current community clinical situations. This course also assists the student in the online classroom environment. This is an online course.

Prerequisites: NURS 4350 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or NURS 4100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4350 Transition to BSN Practice

[2 credit hours]

This course facilitates the development and implementation of strategies to enable the synthesis of professional development for the baccalaureate nurse. The course enables the student to recognize and understand the critical role that nurses play in health care delivery. Students will analyze principles of professional practice and will explore strategies to model the professional practice role in current clinical situations. This course also assists the student in the online classroom environment. This course is online.

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

NURS 4360 Theory and Collaborative Practice

[3 credit hours]

This course facilitates the development and implementation of strategies to enable the synthesis of nursing theory and collaborative practice for the baccalaureate nurse. The course enables the student to recognize and understand the critical role that nurses play in health care delivery collaboration. Students will analyze theories of nursing and will explore strategies to apply nursing theory in current clinical situations. This course also assists the student in the online classroom environment. This is an online course.

Prerequisites: NURS 4350 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C or NURS 4100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4370 Health Promotion and Wellness Across the Lifespan

[3 credit hours]

Focus on wellness and health promotion across the lifespan. Health promotion has become a national priority and is a foundation to the care for people of all ages.

Prerequisites: NURS 4100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4390 Health Promotion and Wellness Across the Lifespan

[3 credit hours]

Focus on wellness and primary prevention across the lifespan. Emphasis on concepts of wellness, communication, lifespan, and physiologic processes. Additional concepts include the role of the nurse in healthcare delivery as related to health promotion. This is an online course.

Prerequisites: NURS 4350 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Fall

NURS 4400 Quality and Safety in Nursing

[2 credit hours]

Course examines responsibilities of baccalaureate prepared nurses in healthcare teams and ways they provide patient safety and quality care leading to optimum patient outcomes. This is an online course.

Prerequisites: NURS 4100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4500 Leadership and Professional Development

[3 credit hours]

Focus on the professional nurse's role in applying the principles of leadership. Emphasis will be on leadership and professional development concepts to achieve safe, high quality patient-centered nursing care.

Prerequisites: NURS 4100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4510 Population Health

[4 credit hours]

Focuses on the design and implementation of nursing care for aggregates and communities across the lifespan. Emphasis on professional nursing and health care concepts.

Prerequisites: NURS 4130 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4240 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4260 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: NURS 4620, NURS 4700, NURS 4760

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4520 Pathopharmacology for the Practicing RN

[3 credit hours]

Basic concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology. Prepares for critical thinking in application of concepts to nursing practice.

Prerequisites: NURS 4100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4610 Translating Evidence for Nursing Practice

[3 credit hours]

Introduces concepts, issues and processes in nursing evidence-based practice (EBP). Emphasis is on application of scientific evidence as a baccalaureate-prepared nurse, including critical appraisal and synthesis of evidence for EBP.

Prerequisites: NURS 4100 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C and MATH 2600 with a minimum grade of C

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4620 Precepted Clinical Practicum

[5 credit hours]

Focus on partnering with clients (individuals. families, groups and/or communities) who are dealing with complex health problems of any age group and setting. Emphasis on concepts of health-care delivery, attributes and roles of nurse, and care competencies. Includes weekly seminars relevant to clinical issues.

Prerequisites: NURS 4130 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4240 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4260 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: NURS 4510, NURS 4700, NURS 4760

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4700 Nursing Care of Persons and Families with Complex Care Needs

[3 credit hours]

Focus on nursing care of people with complex health issues across the lifespan. Emphasis on care coordination and Interprofessional collaborative teamwork.

Prerequisites: NURS 4130 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4240 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4260 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: NURS 4510, NURS 4620, NURS 4760

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4760 Professional Nursing Competency

[3 credit hours]

Focus on preparation for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX – RN). All concepts in the curriculum are included in comprehensive review.

Prerequisites: NURS 4130 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4240 with a minimum grade of C and NURS 4260 with a minimum grade of C

Corequisites: NURS 4510, NURS 4620, NURS 4700

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall

NURS 4990 Independent Study

[1-3 credit hours]

Independent study in nursing.

Term Offered: Spring, Summer, Fall