Nursing (NU)

Courses

NU-190 DIRECTED STUDY IN NURSING 1.00-3.00 Credits

NU-193 SERVICE LEARNING 12.00 Credits

NU-290 DIRECTED STUDY IN NURSING 1.00-3.00 Credits

NU-291 WORKSHOP IN NURSING 1.00-3.00 Credits

NU-292 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING 1.00-12.00 Credits

NU-295 PRACTICUM IN NURSING 1.00-12.00 Credits

NU-299 RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 1.00-12.00 Credits

NU-306 HEALTH ASSESSMENT 2.00 Credits

The theory component introduces a systems approach using the nursing process as a foundation for conducting a physical health assessment of an individual. The process includes data collection, interpretation, and documentation. The lab portion provides an opportunity to practice and apply techniques of physical assessment.

NU-308 NURSING APPLICATIONS OF GENETICS 1.00 Credit

Utilize previously gained knowledge in genetics to explore nursing interventions in genetic science and legal, ethical, and social implications of genetic manipulation.

NU-309 SKILLS TRANSITION 1.00 Credit

Designed for the LPN transitioning to the BSN role, this course assures competency in the skills required of the professional nurse. Basic skills will be reviewed. The student will learn additional professional nurse skills to include central venous monitoring and dressing changes, CVP measurement, intravenous medication administration, chest tube management, infusion algorithms, blood administration, and basic EKG skills. Prerequisite: Admission to LPN to BSN track.

NU-310 END OF LIFE CARE 1.00 Credit

Increase your knowledge and skills in caring physically and emotionally for dying patients of all ages and their families. Emphasis will be on caring for patients in acute care settings, but hospice care will be discussed. Mourning will also be addressed.

NU-312 PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING 3.00 Credits

Provides the student with the knowledge necessary to administer medications as a provider of care. Examines principles of pharmacology within the framework of body systems and alterations of health across a lifespan. The physiologic process of drug actions, adverse effects of medication therapy, and safe administration are emphasized.

NU-313 PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT I: PROVIDER OF CARE 4.00 Credits

Investigates the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse as provider of care to individuals. Professional standards of practice, principles of evidence-based practice, and the program philosophy are introduced. Fundamental skill development and use of technology in providing nursing care are emphasized.

NU-314 PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT II: DESIGNER OF CARE 3.00 Credits

Examine the role of the professional nurse as Provider of Care through understanding the theoretical and historical basis for nursing practice. The role of nurse as Provider of Care is expanded to include families as clients. The role of Designer of Care is explored as it relates to the role of the nurse for the client and family. Outcome analysis and evaluation is emphasized as a part of the nursing process.

NU-317 PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT II: DESIGNER OF CARE 2.00 Credits

The purpose of this course is to explore the foundational ideas of professional nursing practice. The course is framed in the programs outline of Provider & Designer of Care as the basis for practices used in working with the patient and family. Topics include, ethics, interdisciplinary collaboration, legal aspects, Nurse Practice Act, organ donation, models of care, and concepts related to nursing theory. Skills in nurse caring, communication, teaching-learning, prioritization/decision-making, and customer service are also covered.

NU-318 NURSING GENETICS 3.00 Credits

This course provides the RN-BSN student with a basic understanding of genetics from a practicing Registered Nurse point of view. It is designed to help students expand their learning about basic concepts of molecular genetics, gene expression, and genomics as it applies to health issues through the life span and how it influences specific health problems, and ethical concerns. Specific health topics of behavioral health, cardiovascular disease, cancer, immunity, and responses to medications will be applied to nursing issues in diverse contexts. Pre-requisites: BIOL252 (must be a RN-BSN track pre-nursing or nursing student).

NU-325 ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH I 3.00 Credits

Provides the student with a comprehensive theoretical foundation for the management of clients across the lifespan who experience alterations in health. The course builds on knowledge from the biological support courses to examine health problems within the context of medical and nursing sciences. Skills in critical thinking are developed for application to the nursing process as a provider of care.

NU-332 PRACTICUM: ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH I 5.00 Credits

The professional nurse role of provider of care is practiced in a variety of settings with individuals across the lifespan. Integrates basic skill performance, the application of the nursing process, critical thinking and teaching skills to clients experiencing alterations in health. Written and verbal communication within the healthcare team and to patients is emphasized. Graded Pass/Fail only.

NU-341 ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH II 3.00 Credits

Provides the student with a comprehensive theoretical foundation for clients experiencing complex alterations in health. Expands knowledge of the nursing and medical sciences for examining increasingly complex alterations of health for individuals across the lifespan within the context of family. Skills in critical thinking and judgment continue to be emphasized as a provider and designer of care.

NU-342 PRACTICUM: ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH II 5.00 Credits

Expands the professional nurse role of provider of care. Introduces the role as designer of care to clients across the lifespan in the context of their social support system. Integrates advanced skill performance, individualized application of the nursing process, critical thinking and teaching skills to clients experiencing more complex alterations in health, including mental illness. Emphasis on therapeutic communications, and coordination and evaluation of care. Graded Pass/Fail only.

NU-352 PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING 2.00 Credits

Introduces the role of the professional nurse in caring for mentally ill individuals in inpatient and community settings. Theoretical knowledge of psychiatric conditions and appropriate nursing and therapeutic interventions are taught. Emphasis on therapeutic communication and treatment modalities to assist patients to attain optimal mental wellness.

NU-354 GERIATRIC NURSING 2.00 Credits

Examines issues related to the provision of holistic nursing care to elderly clients. Emphasis on assessment, health promotion, development and cultural aspects of aging. Chronicity and common syndromes associated with aging, along with theories of aging are examined. The importance of individualized interventions in geriatrics is stressed.

NU-360 TRANSCULTURAL HEALTHCARE 2.00 Credits

Focuses on transcultural nursing and healthcare, with culturally competent care as the central phenomenon to promote health and well-being. This course is designed to help students expand their learning about culture care beliefs, values and practices of specific cultures, subcultures, and marginalized groups. Specific transcultural nursing/health care concepts, principles, and strategies will be applied to contemporary issues in diverse contexts. Writing integrated.

NU-370 TRANSITIONS TO BACCALAUREATE NURSING 1.00 Credit

Develops a conceptual basis of nursing and applies information processing skills to socialize the Registered Nurse or LPN student into the BSN Program. In-depth analysis of the philosophy of the BSN program, nursing history, and theoretical frameworks for nursing practice. Introduction to professional nursing roles, social and cultural dimensions of practice and current issues affecting the nurse, the profession, and society. Pre-requisite: RN licensure or permission of instructor.

NU-390 DIRECTED STUDY IN NURSING 1.00-3.00 Credits

NU-392 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING 1.00-3.00 Credits

NU-399 RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIP 1.00-3.00 Credits

NU-407 MATERNAL HEALTH THEORY 2.00 Credits

Provides a theoretical framework for the care of pregnant women, and families in a variety of settings. Utilizes the nursing process to explore therapeutic nursing interventions and the roles of the professional nurse. Pre-requisite: Acceptance to BSN Program or permission of instructor and successful completion of all previous nursing classes with a grade of C or above.

NU-408 PEDIATRIC HEALTH THEORY 2.00 Credits

Provides a theoretical framework for the care of children, and families in a variety of settings. Utilizes the nursing process to explore therapeutic nursing interventions and the roles of the professional nurse. Pre-Requisite: Acceptance to BSN Program or permission of instructor and successful completion of all previous nursing classes with a grade of C or above.

NU-413 PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT III: MANAGER/COORDINATOR OF CARE 3.00 Credits

Explores the roles and responsibilities of the professional nurse as manager/coordinator of care for diverse clients and in the healthcare system. The exploration of nursing and management theories provides a basis for the roles of patient advocate, interdisciplinary coordinator, and team manager. Management skills emphasized in this course include management of quality nursing care through outcome and evidence-based evaluation, collaboration, and collegiality.

NU-414 PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT IV: MEMBER OF THE PROFESSION 2.00 Credits

Develops and refines the role of the baccalaureate nurse as a leader within the profession and society. Professional and societal issues are used as a forum for the development of personal goals for lifelong learning. Leadership skills include advocacy, communication, and political awareness.

NU-415 FAMILY HEALTH NURSING 4.00 Credits

Provides a theoretical framework for the care of children, pregnant women, and families in a variety of settings. Utilizes the nursing process as a foundation to explore therapeutic nursing interventions and the roles of the professional nurse.

NU-416 PRACTICUM IN FAMILY HEALTH 3.00 Credits

Applies theoretical knowledge in the care of children, pregnant women, and families in a variety of settings. Integrates basic skill performance, the application of the nursing process, critical thinking and teaching skills.

NU-417 FAMILY HEALTH FOR THE LPN 2.00 Credits

Provides an opportunity for the Practical Nurse to build upon and reinforce maternal/newborn and family health nursing knowledge gained through prior PN coursework. Provides an opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and basic nursing skills within the acute care family health setting. Pre-requisite: Admission to the LPN-BSN Track.

NU-418 FAMILY NURSING 2.00-3.00 Credits

Provides a theoretical framework for the care of children, pregnant women, and families in a variety of settings. Utilizes the nursing process to explore therapeutic nursing interventions and the roles of the professional nurse. This course may be a theory or a combined theory/clinical option depending on student learning needs. Pre-Requisite: Acceptance to PN-BSN Program or permission of instructor and successful completion of all previous nursing classes with a grade of C or above.

NU-421 PROFESSIONAL ROLE DEVELOPMENT V: PREPARATION FOR PRACTICE 2.00 Credits

Synthesizes knowledge from all previous BSN courses; thus preparing students for the provision of safe care during their guided preceptorship experience. Knowledge and skills in critical thinking and judgment continue to be emphasized, particularly in relation to preparation for graduation and licensure. Expands knowledge regarding NCLEX style test taking. Pre-requisite: Completion of all prior nursing courses or permission of instructor.

NU-440 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING 3.00 Credits

Explores the theoretical and conceptual foundations of community and public health nursing. Community assessment, population-focused practice, epidemiology, and health promotion are examined in a rural, regional, and global context.

NU-442 PRACTICUM IN COMMUNITY HEALTH 2.00 Credits

Provides an opportunity to integrate theoretical and conceptual foundations with clinical practice focusing on the community as a client. Develops community assessment, analysis, and diagnosis as the basis for implementation of community-level interventions for health promotion in diverse community settings. Explores collaboration with partners in the delivery of healthcare to a community. Graded Pass/Fail only.

NU-445 NURSING RESEARCH I 2.00 Credits

Develops basic research concepts and processes that are necessary for the professional nurse to participate in an evidence-based practice. Emphasis on the process of retrieval, appraisal, and synthesis of evidence in collaboration with other members of the healthcare team to improve patient outcomes. Pre-requisite: Acceptance to BSN program or permission of faculty; PSYC 300 or MATH 253 or equivalency with a grade of 'C' or better.

NU-446 NURSING RESEARCH II 2.00 Credits

Continued development of research concepts and processes that are necessary for the professional nurse to participate in an evidence-based practice. Emphasis on models for applying evidence to clinical practice with a focus on improved patient care/outcomes, nursing practice, and healthcare systems. Pre-requisites: Acceptance to the BSN program or permission of faculty and completion of NU 445.

NU-469 HEALTHCARE POLICY AND ECONOMICS 2.00 Credits

Provides the student with a basic understanding of the world of healthcare from an economic and political point of view. The student will gain an understanding of the business and financial environments impacting healthcare today, general economic and financial concepts, budgeting processes, the influence of economic and political factors on access to healthcare, and the use of financial information in the decision-making process.

NU-477 GUIDED PRECEPTORSHIP 4.00 Credits

Synthesizes the role of the professional nurse as a Provider/Designer/Manager of care to individuals and groups through application of all previous clinical and theoretical coursework. In a supervised setting, the student's competence in nursing skills and the nursing process is assessed followed by advancement to an independent preceptorship in an assigned clinical setting. The professional nurse roles of provider of care, designer/manager/coordinator of care, and member of the profession are emphasized.

NU-478 PRACTICUM IN LEADERSHIP FOR THE REGISTERED NURSE 2.00 Credits

Facilitates the application of theoretical leadership and management concepts while working with a nurse manager or leader in a variety of settings. Emphasis on change, communication, current practice and care delivery issues, and development of professional leadership skills for the registered nurse.

NU-480 NEONATAL RESUSCITATION 1.00 Credit

This course is intended primarily for persons who may be required to assist with the resuscitation of a newborn infant in a hospital setting. The material used in this course is provided by the American Heart Association of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Pre-requisite: Permission of the instructor.

NU-490 DIRECTED STUDY IN NURSING 1.00-3.00 Credits

NU-491 WORKSHOP IN NURSING 1.00-3.00 Credits

NU-492 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING 1.00-12.00 Credits

NU-495 PRACTICUM IN NURSING 1.00-12.00 Credits

NU-499 RESEARCH PROJECT AND SEMINAR IN NURSING 1.00-12.00 Credits