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NUR 201: Introduction to Professional Nursing
Focuses on lifelong skills to prepare students for a successful professional nursing career. Provides nursing students with a strong foundation in professionalism critical thinking, communication skills, nursing math, and networking skills.

NUR 210/211: Basic Health Care Skills
Focuses on the performance of basic health care skills. Emphasis is placed on the provision of holistic care to individual clients. Supervised didactic, learning laboratory, and clinical laboratory experiences provide a foundation for the delivery of basic health care. Prerequisite: CHM 121 & 122, BIO 330 & 331 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these sciences

NUR 212: Concepts in Healthcare
Focuses on the survey of health care across the disciplines. Examines the historical, political, ethical and legal dimensions of health care. Emphasis is placed on theoretical and philosophical foundations of health professions. Explores the importance of individuality in defining health. Prerequisites: Completion of CHM 121 & 122, BIO 330 & 331 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these sciences

NUR 213: CNA Bridge to Professional Nursing
Focuses on role transition and professional nursing development. Assists with study skills, development of self-directed learning, and understanding of academic support systems. Builds on the mastery of skills previously learned in the 75 hour State-tested Nursing Assistant Program. Working with an instructor, emphasis is placed on the provision of holistic care to individual clients. Students will use the Learning Laboratory experiences to provide a foundation for the delivery of basic health care. Prerequisites: CHM 121 & 122, BIO 330 & 331 with a minimum GPA of 2.5 in these sciences. Must have current certification as State Tested Nurses’ Aide

NUR 301: Clinical Pharmacology
An intensive course designed to introduce nursing students to the fundamental principles of drug action, and present the essentials of how major classifications of drugs are used therapeutically in various disease states. Identification, assessment, and intervention of adverse drug responses and drug-drug interactions are also considered. Prerequisites: CHM 211, BIO 331 Crosslisted with CHM 311

NUR 310/311: LPN Advancement to Professional Practice
Focuses on the mastery of assessment and basic nursing skills within the context of the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on the collection of data, the development of nursing diagnosis, and provision of holistic care to adults. Interrelated classroom and supervised laboratory experience focuses on interviewing, record review, observation, physical examination, documentation and basic psychomotor skills. In addition will examine the historical, political, ethical, legal dimensions of nursing, placing emphasis on theoretical and philosophical foundations including the nursing process. Prerequisites: Admission to the major. License as a Practical Nurse

NUR 313: Nursing Assessment for RNS
Focuses on the development of assessment skills for the registered nurse within the context of the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on the collection of data and the development of nursing diagnoses as the basis for promoting client adaptation. Interrelated classroom, supervised laboratory experience, individual review and faculty directed work focuses on interviewing, record review, observation, physical examination, instrumentation, and documentation. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Major, completion of an RN basic education program or permission by department chairperson

NUR 314-315: Nursing Assessment
Focuses on the development of assessment skills within the context of the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on the collection of data and the development of nursing diagnoses as the basis for promoting client adaptation. Interrelated classroom and supervised laboratory experience focuses on interviewing, record review, observation, physical examination, instrumentation, and documentation. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Major

NUR 316/317: Adult Health 1 Nursing
Focuses on basic clinical nursing knowledge and skill in the care of individual clients in health promotion and subacute/acute treatment settings. Develops capacity for clinical nursing judgment based on an adaptive nursing conceptual framework. The course examines the historical, ethical, and legal context of professional nursing settings. Emphasis is places on the physiological needs and responses of adults and the primary and secondary levels of prevention. Interrelated classroom and supervised laboratory experiences focus on nursing therapeutics based on the integration of basic and applied sciences and the humanities. Prerequisite: Admission into the nursing major, NUR 210 Basic Health Care Skills NUR 212 Concepts in Health Care, NUR 314/315 Health Assessment

NUR 318/319: Psychosocial Health Nursing
Focuses on the care of individuals and groups experiencing maladaptive and ineffective coping mechanisms in the physiological, self-concept, role function, and interdependence modes. Emphasis is placed on the adaptive nursing process, therapeutic communication, teaching/learning, coping mechanisms, and therapeutic nurse-client relationships. Interrelated classroom and clinical laboratory experiences focus on critical thinking, self-awareness, professional behavior, and community service. Prerequisites: NUR 210/211 through NUR 316/317

NUR 324/325: Perinatal and Women's Health Nursing
Focuses on the nursing care of perinatal families and women within an adaptive nursing process model. Emphasis is placed on wellness/illness, therapeutic communication, teaching/learning, individual responsibility/accountability and critical thinking. Nursing therapeutics focus on the physiological and psychosocial adaptation of the perinatal family and women. Interrelated classroom and supervised clinical laboratory experiences are in a variety of nursing care systems. Prerequisites: NUR 210-NUR 326/327

NUR 326/327: Adult Health Nursing II
Focuses on clinical nursing knowledge and skill with individuals with varying degrees of acute and chronic illness in ambulatory and acute care settings. Emphasis is placed on increased understanding of the physiological and psychosocial adaptive modes during periods of illness. The student will collaborate with the health care team in utilizing resources to promote adaptation. Interrelated classroom and supervised clinical laboratory experiences focus on adult clients as holistic adaptive systems with adaptive and ineffective coping mechanisms. Prerequisite: NUR 210 through NUR 317

NUR 328/329: Child Centered Nursing
Focuses on nursing of children and their families within an adaptive nursing process model.  Emphasis is placed on the developmental level of child, client, and family.  Nursing knowledge and skills focus on well children and children with actual and potential acute and chronic physiologic stress.  Interrelated classroom and supervised laboratory experiences incorporate critical thinking skills and the application of the adaptive nursing process in a variety of pediatric settings. Prerequisite: NUR 210-326/327

NUR 403: Nursing Research
Focuses on the understanding and appreciation of the research process with an emphasis on the utilization of nursing research in clinical practice. Examines the interrelationship among nursing theory, nursing practice, and nursing research. Critically evaluates research proposals and published research studies. Develops an appreciation of the ethical considerations in human investigations. Prerequisites: NUR 210-329 Co-requisite: MTH 212

NUR 416-417: Community Centered Nursing
Focuses on comprehensive management of family, group and community clients within the context of an adaptation conceptual framework, the nursing process and public health science. Emphasis is placed on the assessment and development of nursing care systems for families, groups, and populations within communities. Interrelated classroom and supervised laboratory experiences includes care of clients across the lifespan and at all levels of prevention with an emphasis on preventative health services and health promotion. Prerequisite: NUR 210- 329 Co-requisite NUR 414/415, NUR 313 (RNs only)

NUR 418/419: Adult Health Nursing III
Focuses on advanced clinical nursing knowledge and skills with adult clients and their families in the acute care and home care settings. Emphasis is placed on mastery of complex pathophysiology and advanced technological and holistic nursing health care therapeutics. Examines the integration of physiological and psychosocial modes in the complex client. Interrelated classroom and supervised laboratory experiences based on the application of the adaptive nursing process are included and offered in the acute care and home care setting. Prerequisite: NUR 210 through NUR 329

NUR 424-425: Leadership Roles and Nursing Management
Focuses on nursing management and leadership roles in health care organizations. Emphasis is placed on data resource management, change, conflict, communication and critical thinking within the adaptive nursing process. Examines the concepts and theories of health care organizational development, maintenance, and growth. Interrelated classroom and supervised laboratory experiences facilitate the transfer of theory to individual and group intervention in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NUR 210-329, NUR 414/415 (RN only) NUR 418/419 (Basic only)

NUR 426-427: Transitions in Nursing Practice
Focuses on the analysis, synthesis, and evaluation of therapeutic interventions, nursing judgment, and role development in professional nursing practice. Emphasis in the clinical setting is placed on the integration of nursing knowledge to care for clients. The student is prepared to apply teaching and learning principles to instruct other health professionals, clients and their families in the continuum of health promotion, prevention and illness. Interrelated classroom and supervised clinical experiences promote personal and professional growth in dealing with current and emerging roles in health care delivery systems. Prerequisites: NUR 210 through NUR 419

NUR 434: Principles of Professional Nursing
Focuses on the transition to baccalaureate education for registered nurses. Examines the nature of professional nursing and the processes guiding practice and skills. Interrelated classroom and practice activities focus on the application of professional nursing principles with clients across the lifespan within a variety of nursing care delivery systems. Prerequisite/Co-requisite: NUR 313

NUR 444: Population Focused Nursing
This course focuses on comprehensive nursing management of group and population clients within the context of an adaptation conceptual framework, the nursing process and public health science. Emphasis is placed on the assessment and development of nursing care systems for groups and populations within communities with a special focus on vulnerable populations and health policies. Classroom and practice experiences includes care of populations at all levels of prevention. Co-requisite: NUR 313 and NUR 434,

NUR 454: Nursing Leadership and Management Roles
Focuses on the nursing leadership and management roles and skills needed for the 21st century in health care organizations. Emphasis is placed on the emerging concepts of leadership in the 21st century, characteristics of an integrated leadermanager, thriving with change in a complex environment, communication in a multicultural workplace, the culture of safety, and critical thinking within the dynamic adaptive management processes. Analyzes the complex systems of planning, staffing, organizing, directing, and controlling in light of the transforming environment within which health care institutions exist. Interrelated classroom and practice experiences facilitate the integration of theory to a variety of practice settings. Prerequisite: Must be a licensed registered nurse

NUR 464: Patterns of Knowing in Nursing Science
Focuses on the analysis, synthesis and evaluation of empirical, aesthetic, personal and ethical knowledge in nursing for the registered nurse. Student is prepared to apply teaching and learning principles to instruct, patients, families and other health professionals regarding the health/illness continuum. Classroom, online discussions and practice experiences promote personal and professional growth in dealing with current and emerging roles in healthcare and nursing. Prerequisites: NUR 434, NUR 313

NUR 499: Topics in Nursing: Community Service Learning Project
Provides an opportunity to design a community service learning project in a specialized area of student interest at an advanced level. Students will develop a project to meet individual goals and objectives to enhance student learning. The student will identify the community partner and have the project and proposal approved by the instructor. Prerequisites: Admission into the Nursing Major