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NURSING (NURS 51.16)

NURS 225. Basic Nursing Process.5-3-6. Prerequisite: First 35 hours in the BSN Curriculum. Prerequisites or co-requisites: NURS 226, 228,  DIET 200,  SOCI 204. Introduction of the key concepts underlying nursing practice and the application of basic nursing skills. (51.3801)

NURS 226. Health Assessment and the Adult Client.
3-2-3. Prerequisite: First 35 hours in the BSN Curriculum. Prerequisites or co-requisites: NURS 225, 228, DIET 200, SOCI 204. RN to BSN students must see an advisor. Introduction of the concepts underlying assessment and the application of basic assessment skills. (51.3801)NURS 228. Gerontic Nursing Care Concepts.2-2-0. Prerequisite: First 35 hours in the BSN Curriculum. Prerequisites or co-requisites: NURS 226, DIET 200, and SOCI 204. Examines nursing care of older adults; increased complexity and variations in care; increased co-morbidities and chronic illnesses and associated treatments; and methods to overcome potential barriers to communication with older adults. Formerly NURS 316. (51.1601)NURS 255. Nursing and the Adult I.7-4-9. Prerequisite: Completion of first 51 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. (51.3801)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.  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. (51.3801).

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.  (51.3899)

NURS 340. Interprofessional Concepts for Contemporary Nursing. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: NURS 355. 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. (51.3801)

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.  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 468 and MATH 214. Knowledge, skills and attitudes essential to health needs of adults experiencing multiple health alterations. Clinical components utilize nursing process, emphasizing planning and implementation. (51.3801)

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. (51.3801)

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.  (51.3899)

NURS 371. Nursing and the Childbearing Family. 5-3-6. Prerequisite: NURS 355. Prerequisites or co-requisites: NURS 340 and 381. 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. (51.3801)

NURS 381. Nursing and the Childrearing Family. 5-3-6. Prerequisite: NURS 355. Prerequisites or co-requisites: NURS 340 and 371. 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. (51.3801)

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. Prerequisite or co-requisites: NURS 420, 422. 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. (51.3801)

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.  (51.3899).

NURS 417. Professional Nursing Practice. 5-3-6. Prerequisites: Completion of first 59 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.  (51.3801)

NURS 420. Community Health Nursing. 5-3-6. Prerequisites: NURS 371, 381. Prerequisite or co-requisite: NURS 400 and 422. RN to BSN students must see an advisor. Incorporates family centered, community based nursing process in providing health care to individuals, groups, aggregates, and communities.  (51.3801)

NURS 422. Nursing Research and Evidence for Best Practice. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: MATH 214. Emphasis is on the language of nursing research, cricitcl analysis of nursing research, and application of evidence based research findings in clinical practice. Formerly NURS 440. (51.3801)

NURS 427. Nursing Leadership/Management. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: NURS 400, 420, and 422. Co-requisites: NURS 428. Nursing Leadership and management of healthcare organizations with emphasis on theory, research, management functions, and practical application.  (51.3801)

NURS 428. Preceptorship Experience in Professional Nursing. 4-0-12. Prerequisites: NURS 400, 417, 420, and 422. 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. (51.3801)

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 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 body systems. (51.3801)

NURS 457. Critical Care Nursing II. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: NURS 456. Nursing management of critical health alterations not covered in NURS 456. (51.3801)

NURS 460. Child Abuse. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: Junior standing. 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. Multidisciplinary overview of the field of bioethics. Current theoretical frameworks for ethical decision making as well as current issues in bioethics.  (51.3899)

NURS 500. Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Nursing. 3-3-0. Focus on examination of the theoretical foundations of nursing, including analysis of major theories of nursing and supporting theories as the basis for advanced practice nursing in a variety of healthcare settings and the development of a personal philosophy of nursing. (51.3801)

NURS 502. Generating Evidence for Nursing Practice. 3-3-0. Co-requisite: Concurrent or completion of NURS 500. Presents the logic, methods, and techniques of scientific research, using an evidence-based approach. Emphasis will be placed on critical appraisal of existing evidence, design decisions, psychometrics and appropriate statistical analyses. Students will design a research proposal applicable to nursing practice. (51.3801)

NURS 504. Issues in Advanced Practice Nursing. 3-3-0. An analysis of current issues confronting advanced practice nursing with discussion of strategies to influence health care decisions. (51.3801)

NURS 506. Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning Practicum. 1-0-4. Co-requisite: NURS 516. Clinical practicum to apply advanced knowledge and clinical skills related to primary health care assessment and development of individuals, families, and groups throughout the life cycle. (51.3801)

NURS 508. Diagnostic Considerations and Psychopharmacology for Psychiatric Disorders. 3-3-0. Prerequisite Courses: NURS 515; NURS 517; NURS 518. Diagnostic criteria within the current Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM) for Psychiatric Disorders are examined. Functional brain anatomy and physiology are studied with emphasis given to those disruptions which lead to mental illness, including environmental, developmental and genomic influences. Psychopharmacological and therapies currently utilized to treat specific mental illnesses based on current science and practice standards are detailed with emphasis on optimal outcomes and primary, secondary and tertiary prevention. (51.3810)

NURS 509. Population Based Primary Care. 3-3-0. Prerequisite Course: Completion of or concurrent enrollment in NURS 500. Analysis and synthesis of major theoretical, empirical, and clinical foundations of population-based health care. Populations-at-risk in culturally diverse community settings are examined with an emphasis on building advanced practice nursing competencies to assess and address unmet care and health service needs. Focus is also placed on epidemiological techniques for community assessment and program planning, implementation, and evaluation. (51.3801)

NURS 516. Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning for Advanced Practice Nursing. 3-3-0. Co-requisite NURS 506. Diagnostic reasoning models and human systems theories utilizing knowledge in primary care of advanced health assessment of individuals and families across the life span. (51.3801)

NURS 517. Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice. 3-3-0. Application of advanced pharmacotherapeutics to individuals across the life span.  Includes natural/alternative health care, educational management strategies, and expected outcomes. (51.3801)

NURS 518. Pathophysiology for Advanced Practice Nursing. 3-3-0. Advanced physiological, pathological and psychosocial processes in health promotion and disease prevention among individuals and families of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds across the lifespan. (51.3801)

NURS 534. Nursing Education Roles, Issues and Foundations. 3-3-0. Introduction to contemporary nursing education. (51.3817)

NURS 535. Curriculum and Program Development. 3-3-0. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NURS 534. Introduction to program and curriculum development, implementation, and evaluation. (51.3817)

NURS 536. Teaching Methodologies and Technologies. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: NURS 534 and NURS 535. Analysis and synthesis of evidence-based teaching methods and technologies. (51.3817)

NURS 539. Nursing Education Practicum. 4-1-15. Prerequisite: NURS 570. Implementation of nursing educator roles in selected precepted class, lab and clinical settings. (51.3817)

NURS 546. Policy, Organization and Structure in Health Care Systems. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: NURS 500, NURS 502. This course is designed to prepare nurse leaders for active policy making participation in health care organizations, professional associations, and governmental agencies. The focus of the course is on managerial decisions and influences that contribute to policy at the organizational, local, regional, national and international levels. (51.3802)

NURS 548. Nurse Leadership/Management in Healthcare. 3-3-0. An introduction to the theory and practice of nursing leadership and management in healthcare organizations. The emphasis is on understanding the key skills employed by highly successful nurse leaders/managers such as thinking critically, communicating effectively, handling conflict, delegating successfully, building teams, improving quality, managing stress, and leading change. A personal assessment of leadership and management styles will be conducted, and opportunities provided to reflect on how this self-knowledge can help in developing effective leadership/management skills. (51.3802)

NURS 549. Health Care Workforce Management. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: NURS 500; NURS 502. Examination of employment relationships in the work organization including the Human Resource Management (HRM) model for health care settings.  Includes employee recruitment and selection, appraisal, reward systems, training and development and international aspects of HRM. (51.3802)

NURS 554. Nurse Leadership and Administration Field Study I. 2-1-5. Prerequisites: NURS 500; NURS 502; NURS 509: NURS 546; NURS 548; NURS 549. Development of the nurse leader role in a practicum experience under the guidance of faculty-supervised preceptors. Focus is placed on the development of a philosophy and framework for the practice of nursing administration that promotes delivery of effective and efficient services in a healthcare setting. (51.3802)

NURS 555. Nurse Leadership and Administration Field Study II. 2-1-5. Prerequisites: NURS 554; NURS 556; NURS 558. Development of the nurse leader role in a practicum experience under the guidance of faculty-supervised preceptors. Focus is placed on formulating a philosophy, framework and strategy for the practice of nursing administration that promotes delivery of effective and efficient services in a healthcare setting. (51.3802)

NURS 556. Legal and Regulatory Issues in Nursing Administration. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: NURS 500; NURS 502. Exploration of laws, legislative processes, accrediting agencies, and ethical issues, which influence decision-making and operation of health care systems. (51.3802)

NURS 558. Fiscal and Economic Principles for Nurse Leaders. 4-4-0. Prerequisites: NURS 500; NURS 502. Examination and application of principles of budget preparation, presentation, analysis, and management in health care organizations and introduction of principles of applied health care economics. (51.3802)

NURS 559. Nurse Leadership and Administration Internship. 3-0-10. Prerequisites: NURS 554; NURS 556; NURS 558. Development of the nurse leader role in a practicum experience under the guidance of faculty-supervised preceptors. Focus is placed on the application and evaluation of a philosophy, framework and strategy for the practice of nursing administration that promotes delivery of effective and efficient services in a multi-disciplinary setting. (51.3802)

NURS 570. Measuring Outcomes in Nursing Education. 3-3-0. Prerequisites: NURS 534 and NURS 535. Identifying and measuring outcomes germane to nursing education at the learner and program levels. (51.3817)

NURS 582. Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Health I. 5-3-16. Prerequisites: NURS 500; NURS 502; NURS 504; NURS 506; NURS 516; NURS 517; NURS 518.  Pre or Co-requisite: NURS 509. This course will focus on the care of individuals and families in the infant, child, adolescent and child-bearing women populations, emphasizing promotion of health and prevention of disease.  (51.3805)

NURS 583. Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Health II. 5-3-16. Prerequisites: NURS 582. Develop the role and competencies for primary care family nurse practitioners. Clinical experiences will focus on the care of individuals and families in the adolescent and adult populations.  (51.3805)

NURS 584. Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Health III. 5-3-16. Prerequisites: NURS 583. Course is designed to provide advanced practice nursing students with content to develop the role and competencies for primary care family nurse practitioners. Clinical experiences are designed to focus on the care of individuals and families in the geriatric population.  (51.3805)

NURS 590. Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse. 3-2-4. Analysis and synthesis of major theoretical, empirical, and clinical foundations of various psychotherapeutic approaches in mental health care. (51.3810)

NURS 591. Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Psychiatric/Mental Health (PMH) I. 5-3-16. Prerequisites: NURS 500; NURS 502; NURS 504; NURS 506; NURS 508; NURS 516; NURS 517; NURS 518; NURS 590. Introduction to initial diagnostic assessment, basic individual and family psychotherapeutic processes, interventions, and modalities with focus on differential diagnosis, risk-analysis and clinical management of clients with common psychiatric disorders.  (51.3810)

NURS 592. Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Psychiatric/Mental Health (PMH) II. 5-3-16. Prerequisites: NURS 591. Addresses advanced Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing competencies with a focus on differential diagnosis, clinical management, intervention, basic group/family therapies, risk-analysis and evaluation of outcomes for clients with common and complex psychiatric disorders across the lifespan.  (51.3810)

NURS 593. Advanced Practice Nursing: Family Psychiatric/Mental Health (PMH) III. 5-3-16. Prerequisites: NURS 592. Focus is on professional role development in advanced practice. Clinical experiences are designed to focus on continued development of advanced clinical competencies for provision of care to the psychiatric client across the lifespan, family and community.  (51.3810)

NURS 595. Focused Scholarly Project. 3-3-0. Prerequisite: NURS 502. An independent focused scholarly project supervised by a graduate faculty member. The focused scholarly project creatively employs scientific inquiry to systematically advance the practice, teaching, or research of nursing. Emphasis is on a focused project that has tangible application to the practice setting. Approval of the project by the faculty of record must be obtained prior to registration for the course. (51.3801)

NURS 599. Thesis. Credit variable 1-6 hours each semester, with six hours needed for graduation. Prerequisite: NURS 502. The student must enroll in the thesis course each semester the thesis is in progress. The thesis is graded Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. Independent study of a selected topic in nursing requiring a written proposal, data collection and analyses, and resulting in a written thesis under the guidance of graduate nursing faculty. An oral defense of thesis is required. (51.3801)

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