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NURS - Nursing

NURS 2275. Introduction to Professional Nursing (2-3-3) Co-requisite: BIOL 2222. Examination of the theoretical concepts of professional nursing and nursing practice with a focus on individual, environment, health and nursing as described by nursing theorists and applied in current practice by nurses in the resolution of client problems. Focus on nursing process including basic skills in communication, data gathering, observation/process recording, conclusions about assessment data and required interventions.

NURS 3175. Pharmacology in Nursing (2-0-2) Prerequisite: Admission to upper division nursing. This course provides an introduction to major drug classifications, principles of drug mechanism, distribution and absorption of drugs, actions, toxicity, and regulation of drugs. Knowledge gained in this course serves as a foundation to build upon in the clinical nursing courses where students calculate, administer, and assess the client’s response to medications.

NURS 3176. Basic and Therapeutic Nutrition (2-0-2) Prerequisite: Admission to upper division nursing. Basic science of human nutrition and its role in health promotion and maintenance across the life cycle. Includes dietary management of common health problems.

NURS 3275. Foundations of Nursing Practice (6-9-9) Prerequisite: NURS 2275. Focuses on nursing process as a systematic, problem-solving, interactional process. Students apply principles from the liberal arts and sciences and nursing theory within the framework of the nursing process while providing nursing care to clients. Application of the nursing process as applied to the client experiencing health problems across the life span. Selected mental health concepts are integrated throughout. Clinical practice in a variety of settings will provide opportunities to assess growth and development and risk factors of selected clients.

NURS 3276. Introduction to Health Assessment and Wellness (1-3-2) Prerequisite: Admission to upper division nursing courses. Provide knowledge and psychomotor skills necessary for assessing the health of clients throughout the life span with a focus on wellness. Students will use the nursing process to develop competence in eliciting a health history, conducting a physical examination, establishing data base and integrating basic techniques of systems assessment into the care of clients in varied settings.

NURS 3277. Advanced Nursing Practice (7-12-11) Prerequisites: NURS 3175, 3176, 3275, and 3276; Co-requisite: NURS 3279. Application of the nursing process, refinement of health assessment and psychomotor skills in the care of adults and children. Selected mental and community concepts are integrated throughout. Critical thinking is applied as students explore theories relating to etiology pathogenesis and clinical manifestations found in common disease processes. Previous knowledge acquired from anatomy and physiology provide the foundation for exploring human dysfunction. Clinical experiences will be provided in acute care and community settings.

NURS 3278. Conceptual Bases of Professional Nursing Practice (3-0-3) Prerequisite: Admission to upper division nursing; Co-requisite: NURS 3279 Designed for registered nurses seeking a B.S.N. degree. Synthesis of concepts, principles, theories and roles undergirding professional nursing practice including health promotion, prevention and wellness. Group dynamics/collaboration, written communications and principles of community health nursing practice are emphasized. Upon successful completion of the course, RN students are eligible to receive credit for NURS 3175, NURS 3176, NURS 3277, and NURS 4275.

NURS 3279. Applied Pathophysiology (3-3-4) Prerequisites: NURS 3175, NURS 3176, NURS 3275, and NURS 3276; Co-requisite: NURS 3277. Application and refinement of health assessment skills in the care of adults and children. Selected pathophysiological conditions are assessed relating to etiology, pathogenesis and clinical manifestations of potentially life threatening disease processes. Application of lab techniques will be applied and analyzed with clients in the clinical settings.

NURS 4175. Nursing Research (2-0-2) Prerequisites: MATH 1127 and Admission to upper division nursing. Introduction to basic research methodology and process. Includes research design, critique of nursing studies, identification of research problems,. Development of a research proposal and application to practice.

NURS 4275. Parent-Infant Nursing (3-9-6) Prerequisites: NURS 3277 and NURS 3279. Application of the nursing process with families in the childbearing and child rearing phase of family development. Nursing intervention with well childbearing and child rearing families assists students to acquire skills to help families at high risk. Health problems of the reproductive and lactation systems are also included. Selected mental health concepts are integrated throughout. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings.

NURS 4276. Family and Community Nursing (2-9-5) Prerequisite: NURS 4275. Utilization of the nursing process with families, aggregates and communities to promote wellness, prevent illness and maintain health. Course content includes the concepts of epidemiology, levels of prevention, ecology and theoretical frameworks applicable to working in community settings.

NURS 4277. Application of Professionalism in Nursing (4-9-7) Prerequisite: NURS 4276. Application of theories and concepts related to leadership and management skills in the professional nurse role within selected health care systems. Focuses on contemporary trends that influence health care delivery and nursing practice.

NURS 4278. Managed Care and Nursing Case Management (3-3-4) Prerequisites: NURS 4175 and NURS 4276. Focuses on managed care as an organized system for financing, delivering, and managing appropriate quality, cost effective health care services. How professional nurses demonstrate their value in the managed care system is described. The practicum experience will focus on the role of the nurse as a case manager, a project that is mutually negotiated with the health care organization, will provide the framework direction for the student's activities.

NURS 4279. Complex Care in Nursing Practice (4-9-7) Prerequisite: NURS 4176. Application of the nursing process with adults and children experiencing complex multi-system physiological and psychological problems.

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