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Transitions in Nursing
NURS  0301 3.00 Credit Hours
This course will assist the Registered Nurse student to examine the role of a baccalaureate degree prepared nurse in a changing health-care environment. The student will have the opportunity to integrate current nursing practice, philosophy, concepts, and theories into his/her professional practice. Offered online only. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program and registered nurse licensure.
Herbal & Complementary Thpy
NURS  0302 3.00 Credit Hours
Herbal and Complementary Therapies is a course designed to enhance the learner's understanding and appreciation of universal alternative and holistic approaches to health. "Nontraditional" treatment methods that comprise complementary therapies include herbal medicine, homeopathy, naturopathy, therapeutic massage, and acupuncture. One three-hour lecture per week. Prerequisite: BIO 101.
Pharmacology in Nursing
NURS  0305 3.00 Credit Hours
This course is designed to introduce the nursing student to essentials of basic and clinical pharmacology in preparation for application with patient populations in a clinical setting. The student will focus on the commonalities of drug classifications related to the physiologic systems of clients during the life span. Concurrent and subsequent courses will provide opportunity for clinical application of principles of pharmacology taught in this course. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program and concurrent with NURS 310, NURS 330 and NURS 335. (Concurrent enrollment in NURS 301 is required for RNs).
Hlth Assessment & Technologies
NURS  0310 5.00 Credit Hours
Incorporates a systematic approach to basic health assessment and application of basic nursing interventions for the person with limited variances in health. Three hours lecture and six hours lab per week. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program and concurrent with NURS 305, NURS 330 and NURS 335.
Adult Nursing I
NURS  0330 3.00 Credit Hours
This course focuses on beginning concepts in nursing practice and variances in health of adults with common health problems. Emphasis is on application of the nursing process in secondary prevention. Four (4) hours lecture per week for the first half of term of the fall semester concurrent with nine (9) hours clinical per week for first half of term of the fall semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program and concurrent with NURS 305 and NURS 310. This course precedes NURS 335 that is offered in the second half of term of the fall semester.
Adult Nursing II
NURS  0335 4.00 Credit Hours
NURS 335 builds on the concepts of NURS 330 and expands on nursing practice regarding variances in health of adults with common health problems. Emphasis is on application of the nursing process in secondary prevention. This course is taught in the second half of term of the fall semester with four (4) hours lecture per week, and nine (9) hours clinical per week for the second half of term of the fall semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program, successful progression from NURS 330 with a minimum grade of "C" and concurrent with NURS 305 and NURS 310.
Nursing Care Childbearing Fmly
NURS  0340 4.00 Credit Hours
Focuses on health promotion of the developing family and nursing care of the maternity client with variances of health. Four (4) credit hours. Three (3) hours of lecture and three (3) hour clinical per week. Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 310, NURS 330 and NURS 335 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and concurrent with NURS 360, NURS 370, and NURS 380.
Mental Health Nursing
NURS  0360 4.00 Credit Hours
Focuses on assessment, promotion of mental health, and care of the person with variances in mental health. Use of therapeutic communication and the nurse-client relationship are emphasized. Two hours lecture, six hours of clinical per week. Prerequisites: Minimum 2.5 GPA in prior semester in NURS 305, NURS 310, NURS 330 and NURS 335 and concurrent with NURS 340, NURS 370 and NURS 380.
Gerontologic Nursing (WI)
NURS  0370 3.00 Credit Hours
Focuses on the normal aging process and common health variances of the older person. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisites: Minimum 2.5 GPA in prior semester in NURS 305, NURS 310, NURS 330 and NURS 335 and concurrent with NURS 340, NURS 360 and NURS 370 or RN status with permission of instructor.
Nursing Care Child & Family
NURS  0380 5.00 Credit Hours
Focuses on health promotion of the developing family and nursing care of the pediatric client with variances of health. Five (5) credit hours. Three (3) hours of lecture and six (6) hours of clinical per week. Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 310, NURS 330 and NURS 335 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 and concurrent with NURS 340, NURS 360 and NURS 370.
Complex Nursing
NURS  0400 6.00 Credit Hours
Focuses on the nursing care of persons with complex variances in health in acute care and rehabilitation settings. Three hours lecture, nine hours of clinical per week. Prerequisites: Minimum of 2.5 GPA in prior semester in NURS 340, NURS 360, NURS 370, and NURS 380 and minimum score of 850 on Evolve MC-1 or MC-2 test, and concurrent with NURS 420 and NURS 430.
Nursing Ethics/Informatics(WI)
NURS  0420 3.00 Credit Hours
Focuses on the process of ethical decision making. Ethical issues confronting the professional nurse including issues related to informatics in healthcare are explored. Three hours lecture per week. Prerequisites: Minimum 2.5 GPA in prior semester in NURS 340, NURS 360, NURS 370, and NURS 380 and minimum score of 850 on Evolve MC-1 or MC-2, and concurrent with NURS 301 (RNs), NURS 400 and NURS 430.
Advanced Health Assessment
NURS  0430 3.00 Credit Hours
The emphasis of advanced health assessment will be refining abilities to utilize techniques to assess, identify, and describe variances from normal. Two hours lecture, three hours of lab per week. Prerequisites: Minimum of 2.5 SPA in prior semester in NURS 340, NURS 360, NURS 370 and NURS 380 and minimum score of 850 on Evolve MC-1 or MC-2 test, and concurrent with NURS 400 and NURS 420.
Community Health Nursing
NURS  0450 5.00 Credit Hours
Concepts and methods for assessment of community strengths and health needs will be analyzed to improve the overall health status of the person and aggregates. Three hours lecture, six hours of clinical per week. Prerequisites: Minimum 2.5 GPA in prior semester in NURS 400, NURS 420, and NURS 430 and concurrent with NURS 460 and NURS 470.
Nursing Research (WI)
NURS  0460 3.00 Credit Hours
Emphasizes evaluation of nursing research, utilization of research findings in the clinical setting, and assisting in the conduct of research. Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: Psy 320, minimum 2.5 GPA in prior semester in NURS 400, NURS 420, and NURS 430 and concurrent with NURS 450 and NURS 470.
Nursing Mgmt & Leadership
NURS  0470 5.00 Credit Hours
Emphasis is on nursing management and organization, nursing leadership skills, and resource allocation. Three hours lecture and six hours clinical per week. Prerequisites: Minimum 2.5 GPA in prior semester in NURS 400, NURS 420, and NURS 430 and concurrent with NURS 450 and NURS 460.
Advanced Topics in Nursing
NURS  0498 1.00 Credit Hours
Special topic or topics not normally included in another course. Prerequisites: Upper division standing; additional requirements will be stipulated in the syllabus of the course.