NURS 2010 Health and Human Development Across the Lifespan
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course focuses on development and health concepts across the lifespan with the context of physical, cognitive, social, and emotional domains.

NURS 2040 Conceptual Foundations of Nursing and Trends
Credit Hours 1.0
Prerequisites acceptance into the nursing program
Description

This course introduces the student to the profession of nursing through an exploration of nursing history, philosophy, ethics, professionalism, legal aspects and regulatory matters, nursing education and licensure, and current trends in nursing and health care as a whole. The course exposes students to resources available to assist them in being successful in their nursing education.

NURS 2060 Pathophysiology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1110K and BIOL 1120K, two semesters of a general lab science, BIOL 2300/2310 and acceptance into the nursing program
Corequisites NURS 2040
Description

The course is designed to facilitate the student’s understanding of selected pathophysiological concepts and the body/mind response to associated disease and injury.

NURS 2061 Pharmacology
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites BIOL 1110K and BIOL 1120K, two semesters of a general lab science, BIOL 2300/2310 and acceptance into the nursing program
Corequisites NURS 2040, NURS 2060
Description

The course is designed to introduce the student to the basic principles of pharmacology in order to safely administer medications and educate clients in all clinical areas.

NURS 2080 Basic Concepts of Nursing Care
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites Acceptance into the nursing program
Corequisites NURS 2040, NURS 2060, NURS 2061 and NURS 2160
Description

The nurse’Â’s role in promotion of wellness, prevention of disease, and restoration of health will be examined. This course is also designed to explore the basic concepts of nursing care across the life span in various settings. Students will utilize the nursing process to plan care for common clinical phenomena. This class has been identified by the School of Nursing as a Critical Thinking through Writing course (CTW) for the nursing major.

NURS 2160 Basic Health Assessment and Nursing Skills
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites acceptance into the nursing program
Corequisites NURS 2040, NURS 2060, NURS 2061, NURS 2080 and SNHP 3000
Description

Four lecture hours and six laboratory hours a week.
The course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of both health assessment and basic nursing skills. It is composed of three distinct components: health assessment theoretical content, basic skills theoretical content, and laboratory/clinical performance. In order to pass the course students must pass all three components. An additional component of the course is mastery of basic drug calculations.

NURS 2220 Verification of Nursing Knowledge and Nursing and Health Assessment Skills
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites NURS 2160 or equivalent
Description

This course focuses on assisting pre-licensure students to prepare for verification of previous nursing knowledge and/or nursing skills so they can re-enter or transfer in to the undergraduate program in the Byrdine F. Lewis School of Nursing (BFLSON). The student and faculty will determine the appropriate credit hour allocation based on previous nursing courses completed and the nursing knowledge and/or nursing skills that need to be confirmed.

NURS 3300 Human Services Policy, Planning and Trends
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NURS 2040, NURS 2060, NURS 2061, NURS 2080 and NURS 2160
Description

This course focuses on the complex forces that influence public policy and program planning. Emphasis is placed on ecological, political, economic, and social issues and the role of the practitioner as advocate for the civil and social rights of the public. These components provide insight into future trending, forecasting and program planning in the public sector.

NURS 3500 Research Methods
Credit Hours 3.0
Description

This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the major research concepts as applied to the profession of nursing. Emphasis is on how to critically evaluate published and empirical research.

NURS 3510 Caring for Adult Populations
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites NURS 2010, NURS 2040, NURS 2060, NURS 2061, NURS 2080, NURS 2160, and SNHP 3000
Corequisites NUTR 3200
Description

The course focuses on the nursing knowledge and skills needed to care for adults in acute care settings with the goals of assisting individuals and their families in promotion, maintenance, and restoration of optimal patterns of health. Under faculty supervision, the student develops and refines professional practice.

NURS 3610 Caring for Childbearing Families
Credit Hours 5.0
Prerequisites NURS 2010, NURS 2040, NURS 2060, NURS 2061, NURS 2080, NURS 2160 3510, 3810 and SNHP 3000
Corequisites NURS 3500
Description

The course focuses on the nursing knowledge to care for childbearing families with the goal of assisting them in the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of optimal patterns of health. Attention is given to early detection and intervention of altered health patterns during the childbearing period. Women’s health issues will be discussed. Under faculty supervision, the student develops and refines professional practice.

NURS 3710 Caring for Children and Adolescents
Credit Hours 5.0
Prerequisites NURS 2010, NURS 2040, NURS 2060, NURS 2061, NURS 2080, NURS 2160, NURS 3510, NURS 3810, and SNHP 3000
Corequisites NURS 3500
Description

The focus of the course is on the nursing knowledge and application of the skill needed to care for children and their families with the goal of assisting them in the promotion, maintenance, or restoration of optimal patterns of health. Under faculty supervision, the student develops and refines professional practice.

NURS 3810 Psychiatric/Mental Health Care for Populations
Credit Hours 5.0
Prerequisites NURS 2010, NURS 2040, NURS 2060, NURS 2061, NURS 2080, NURS 2160, SNHP 3000 and PSYC 3140
Corequisites NUTR 3200
Description

The course focuses on the student’s application of nursing knowledge to the care of individuals whose dysfunctional health patterns are associated with mental illness. The course builds upon requisite knowledge of therapeutic use of self, knowledge and application of the nursing process, principles and concepts of cultural diversity, communication theory, and psychopharmacology. In the clinical component of the course, the student assumes the role of the professional nurse in psychiatric settings under the supervision of clinical faculty. The major focus of the clinical component is on developing the student’s ability to care for individuals whose dysfunctional health patterns are associated with mental illness.

NURS 4040 Directed Readings
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 3.0
Prerequisites consent of the instructor
Description

The course provides the student with an opportunity to complete readings and/or literature review on a special topic in nursing under the guidance of an instructor with expertise in the selected topic area. The student may elect to complete one to three credit hours of study.

NURS 4210 Introduction to Critical Care
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NURS 3510 and NURS 3810
Corequisites NURS 3610 and NURS 3710
Description

The course focuses on obtaining beginning nursing skills in caring for critically ill patients and families. An emphasis is placed on the day-to-day information required of a critical care nurse, such as pathophysiology, pharmacology technology, and nursing interventions that are based on these data.

NURS 4510 Caring for Families and Communities
Credit Hours 6.0
Prerequisites 3510, 3610, 3710, 3810 for undergraduate generic students
Corequisites NIURS 3300, 3500
Description

This course focuses on the acquisition and application of nursing knowledge needed to care for communities as clients with the goal of assisting families, aggregates and communities in the promotion, maintenance and restoration of optimal patterns of health. This course will have a theory component which will be graded and will be assigned 4 credit hours and a clinical practicum component which will be 12 hours per week for seven weeks in a clinical agency and will be pass/fail for 2 credit hours. Both components have to be passed to pass the course. The total credit hours for this course is 6 credits and the grade assigned to the theory portion will be the final grade for the 6 hours.

NURS 4600 Leadership and Management in Nursing
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NURS 3500, NURS 3510, NURS 3610, NURS 3710 and NURS 3810
Description

This course focuses on the transition from the student role to the professional nurse role and the application of principles of leadership and management in health care delivery systems. Emphasis is placed upon the student assuming responsibility for nursing practice decisions and actions. This class has been identified by the School of Nursing as a Critical Thinking through Writing course (CTW) for the nursing major.

NURS 4610 Senior Practicum
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites NURS 3510, NURS 3610, NURS 3710, NURS 3810 and NURS 3500
Corequisites NURS 4510, NURS 4600, NURS 4620
Description

180 clinical hours over the semester. The course focuses on transition to professional practice. Under supervision, the student assumes the role of professional nurse. Nursing care of clients experiencing complex health care problems is emphasized. The specialty area for the practicum is selected with input from the student, faculty and the clinical agency.

NURS 4620 Complex Health Care Problems Across the Lifespan
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites NURS 3510, NURS 3610, NURS 3710, NURS 3810 and NURS 3500
Corequisites NURS 4510, NURS 4600, and NURS 4610
Description

This course focuses on complex health care problems across the lifespan. The nurse’s role in development, initiation and evaluation of care is studied.