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NURSING (NURS 51.16)

NURS 225. Basic Nursing Process. 5-3-6. Prerequisite: First 36 hours in the BSN Curriculum. Prerequisites or co-requisites: NURS 226, CMPS 101 or OIS 200, CHEM 208, DIET 200, PSYC 212. Introduction of the key concepts underlying nursing practice and the application of basic nursing skills. (51.1601)

NURS 226. Health Assessment and the Adult Client. 3-2-3. Prerequisite: First 36 hours in the BSN Curriculum. Prerequisites or co-requisites: NURS 225, CMPS 101 or OIS 200, CHEM 208, DIET 200, PSYC 212. RN to BSN students must see an advisor. Introduction of the concepts underlying assessment and the application of basic assessment skills. (51.1601)

NURS 255. Nursing and the Adult I. 7-4-9. Prerequisite: Completion of first 54 semester hours of baccalaureate nursing curriculum. Prerequisites or co-requisites: AHSC 220, 221, English Literature Elective. Nursing of the adult individual with selected well defined health alterations. Lecture, laboratory, clinical components utilize nursing process with emphasis on assessment, nursing diagnosis, and planning. (51.1601)

NURS 269. Topics in Health Care. 1-1-0. Prerequisite: Permission of Department Head. Selected topics related to health and health care. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (51.3899)

NURS 307. Drug Abuse. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Pathophysiological approach to chemical dependency. History, composition, use and reactions of drugs relative to their potential injurious effects on the human body and their potential for inducing drug dependency. This course is also available via the Internet. Open to non nursing students. (51.3899)

NURS 308. EGG Interpretation and Management. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department head. Interpretation and management of dysrhythmias and twelve-lead EKGs. (51.1601).

NURS 311. General Medical Terminology. 1-1-0. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. Language of Health Sciences, including classification of word parts under anatomical systems and new word roots. A course designed for students in nursing, dietetics, social service fields, and all areas related to health. Course formerly NURS 211. (51.3899)

NURS 315. Gerontology. 3-3-0 Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department head. A multidisciplinary overview of biopsychosocial aspects of the older adult. Open to non-nursing students. This course is also available via the Internet. (30.1101)

NURS 316. Gerontic Nursing. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department head. Designed to examine attitudes toward and of elderly; nursing care of the older adult to include assessment of elderly, laboratory tests, interventions specific to older people. Issues specific to health care of the aging will be explored. (51.1601)

NURS 340. Dimensions of Professional Nursing. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: NURS 255. Examines the historical development of nursing and its relationship to contemporary issues and trends. Focus is on social, legal, and ethical components of professional nursing. (51.1601)

NURS 352. Perspectives on Death and Dying. 3-3-0. A multidisciplinary overview of death and dying. Explores death as a personal phenomenon. Information sharing, values clarification, and coping behaviors are emphasized. This course is also available via the Internet. Open to non nursing students. (51.3899)

NURS 355. Nursing and the Adult II. 8-4-12. Prerequisite: NURS 255. Prerequisites or co-requisites: NURS 340, ENGL 368. Knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to health needs of adults experiencing multiple health alterations. Clinical components utilize nursing process, emphasizing planning and implementation. (51.1601)

NURS 357. Perioperative Nursing Principles and Practice. 3-1-6. Prerequisite: NURS 355 or permission of department head. Perioperative nursing care with emphasis on interdisciplinary team member roles. Application of concepts which enhance positive patient outcomes in various perioperative settings. (51.1601)

NURS 360. Human Sexuality. 3-3-0. Sophomore standing. A comprehensive study of the physical, emotional, and social dimensions of human sexuality. Open to all students. This course is also available via the Internet. (51.3899)

NURS 371. Nursing and the Childbearing Family. 5-3-6. Prerequisite: NURS 355. Prerequisites or co-requisites: NURS 381 and MATH 214. Emphasis on knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to health needs of healthy obstetric/newborn clients and those experiencing multiple health alterations within the family. Laboratory and clinical components utilize nursing process with emphasis on planning and implementation. (51.1601)

NURS 381. Nursing and the Childrearing Family. 5-3-6. Prerequisite: NURS 355. Prerequisites or co-requisites: NURS 371 and MATH 214. Emphasis on knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential to health needs of pediatric clients from infancy to adolescence experiencing multiple health alterations within the family unit. Laboratory and clinical components utilize nursing process with emphasis on planning and implementation. (51.1601)

NURS 385. Honors Special Topics in Global Health Care. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Permission of department head. Selected topics related to health and health care. May be repeated for credit if content differs. (51.3899)

NURS 400. Mental Health Nursing. 5-3-6. Prerequisites: NURS 371, 381. Co-requisite: NURS 420. Promotion, maintenance, and restoration of optimal mental health with emphasis on therapeutic communication skills and therapeutic use of self in providing care to individuals, groups, aggregates, and communities. (51.1601)

NURS 401. End-of-Life Care. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: NURS 355 or permission of department head. Prepares registered nurses, student nurses, and other health care professionals to provide optimum end-of-life care. This course is available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section. (51.3899).

NURS 417. Professional Nursing Practice. 5-3-6. Prerequisites: Completion of first 66 credits of RN to BSN Articulation and unrestricted registered nurse licensure. Seminars and field experiences assist the registered nurse in the transition to the role of the professional baccalaureate nurse. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section. (51.1601)

NURS 420. Community Health Nursing. 5-3-6. Prerequisites: NURS 371, 381. Co-requisite: NURS 400. RN to BSN students must see an advisor. Incorporates family centered, community based nursing process and biopsychosocial sciences in providing health care to individuals, groups, aggregates, and communities. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section. (51.1601)

NURS 427. Nursing Leadership/Management. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: NURS 400, 420, 440. Co-requisites: NURS 428. Nursing Leadership and management of healthcare organizations with emphasis on theory, research, management functions, and practical application. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section. (51.1601)

NURS 428. Preceptorship Experience in Professional Nursing. 4-0-12. Prerequisites: NURS 400, 417, 420, 440. Co-requisite: NURS 427. RN to BSN students must see an advisor. Theory, research, and practical application to management of a health care team for individuals, families, aggregates, and communities by incorporating critical thinking and decision-making skills. The clinical focus is on utilization of plan of care with emphasis on implementation and evaluation in providing and managing nursing care. (51.1601)

NURS 435. Informatics for Health Care Providers. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: Senior standing, CMPS 101 or OIS 200, or permission of department head. Computer applications in health care delivery systems. (51.3899)

NURS 440. Nursing Theory and Research. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: MATH 214. Nursing theory and the research process. Emphasis on critical analysis and application of selected research findings. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet section. (51.1601)

NURS 456. Critical Care Nursing I. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: NURS 255 or permission of department head. Basic information for the nursing management of clients with critical health alterations in specific bodily systems. (51.1601)

NURS 457. Critical Care Nursing II. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: NURS 456. Nursing management of critical health alterations not covered in NURS 456. (51.1601)

NURS 460. Child Abuse. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department head. All dimensions of child abuse, including physical, emotional, sexual, and neglect. Multidisciplinary approach to theory, research, prevention, treatment, and high risk families. Open to all students. (51.3899)

NURS 499. Bioethics for Health Care Professionals. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of department head. Multidisciplinary overview of the field of bioethics. Current theoretical frameworks for ethical decision making as well as current issues in bioethics. This course is also available via Internet. Basic computer knowledge is required for students enrolled in the Internet Section. (51.3899)

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