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NURS 10060 - INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

Focus on nursing’s development as a discipline and profession. The art and science of nursing including the Scope and Standards of Practice, nursing theory, evidence based practice, and therapeutic communication will be explored. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture


NURS 20010 - INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

A skill-development course, with readings, experiential learning activities and oral and written communication assignments. It is designed to help students enhance their self-confidence in interacting with other people, individually or in groups, and develop their capabilities in writing, leading groups and presenting information. Assertiveness techniques, presentation of self, critical thinking and collaboration skills complement the development of interpersonal and communication competencies. Active learning methods are used to facilitate growth at any level of current student development. Prerequisite: nursing (NURS) major and sophomore standing.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 20020 - FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT AND COMMUNICATION IN NURSING

Individuals are assessed as members of families and community members. Communication in nursing is explored. Prerequisite: Special approval.
3.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

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NURS 20025 - PHARMACOLOGY AND ALTERATIONS IN PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING I

(Repeatable for credit) This course provides nursing students with an introduction to the basic principles of pathophysiology and pharmacology. It offers a general understanding of pathophysiologic processes of body systems and the major classes of pharmacotherapeutic agents that are used to treat these pathophysiologic processes. The course focuses on mechanisms of action, effects of medications, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, as well as principles that guide the administration of medications, dosage, and nursing responsibilities. Age and cultural differences related medication administration will be addressed throughout the course. Prerequisiste: sophomore standing; and nursing (NURS) major. Corequisite: NURS 20020.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 20030 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING INTERVENTIONS

Foundations of nursing interventions focuses on selected aspects of nursing care to improve the health of individuals within families and groups. Utilizes principles of the interpersonal process, nursing process and professional nursing. Prerequisite: NURS 20010 and NURS 20020 with a grade of C (2.000) or better.
5.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
3.000 Lab hours
6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Clinic, Laboratory, Lecture

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NURS 20950 - HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Examines theoretical principles and concepts of human growth and development throughout the life cycle applicable to personal and professional activities essential to the accurate assessment of human needs and understanding human behaviors. Prerequisite: PSYC 11762 and sophomore standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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Course Attributes:
CTAG Nursing/Associate Degree


NURS 21095 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING

(Repeatable for credit)Scheduled topics of interest to faculty and students. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing.
2.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 21096 - INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION IN NURSING

(Repeatable for credit)Designed for the student interested in exploration and research of material not covered in required nursing courses. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and special approval.
2.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Investigation

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NURS 30010 - PARENT AND NEWBORN NURSING

A study of nursing assessment, need identification and evaluation for individuals and families during the child bearing cycle. Prerequisites: NURS 20030 and NURS 20950 with minimum C (2.000) grade. Corequisite: NURS 30020.
4.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 30015 - PHARMACOLOGY FOR INFANTS, CHILDREN AND MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH

(Repeatable for credit) Provides additional information to better understand the complexity of pediatric medications and their safe delivery to pediatric patients of all ages . Also, identifies safe practices for medication administration to mothers and their newborns. Pre/corequisite: NURS 30010 or NURS 30020.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 30020 - HEALTH CARE OF CHILDREN

Nursing process in family-centered care of children including health and developmental promotion and illness and restorative intervention. Prerequisites: NURS 20020 and NURS 20030 with minimum C (2.000) grade. Corequisite: NURS 30010.
4.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 30025 - PHARAMACOLOGY AND ALTERATIONS IN PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONING II

(Repeatable for credit) This course is a continuation of the study of pathophysiology and pharmacology for nursing students. It provides a deeper understanding of pathophysiologic processes of body systems, the management of disease states, interpretation of lab values, and the analysis of symptomology and nursing indicators to allow students to initiate appropriate nursing actions as related to pharmacology and pathophysiology. This course explores assessment of therapeutic effects, side effects, and adverse reactions of medications and presents teaching skills needed to enhance patient education and pharmacologic literacy. Prerequisite: sophomore standing; and nursing (NURS) major. Corequisite: NURS 20030.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 30035 - NURSING OF ADULTS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

(Repeatable for credit) Emphasizes the care of adults, focused on health promotion, prevention of episodic illness, and maintenance of health status. Gerontologic changes and rehabilitation needs will be addressed. Utilizes nursing process as a foundation to provide nursing care. Course is composed of classroom and clinical experience in the acute, chronic, and rehabilitation care settings. Prerequisite: minimum C grade in BSCI 30030 and NURS 20020 and NURS 20030 and NURS 20950.
9.000 Credit hours
4.000 Lecture hours
14.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 30050 - BASIC NURSING INFORMATICS

Focuses on the use of nursing informatics for clinical nursing practice, inquiry and communication. Prerequisite: NURS 20020 with a grade of C (2.000) or better.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 30060 - BASIC PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSING PRACTICE

Introduction to general principles of pharmacology. Major classes of pharmacotherapeutic agents, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, dosage and administration; effects and nursing responsibilities. Prerequisites: NURS 20020 with minimum C grade.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 30070 - HEALTH CARE POLICY

This course looks at the organizational and societal context in which health care is delivered in the U.S. A historical perspective is developed early in the semester. Building on this, the course explores existing health care policy early in the semester. Building on this, the course explores existing health networks, forms of care delivery, consumer needs and economics and funding. Prerequisite: NURS 20030 with a minimum C (2.000) grade.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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Course Attributes:
Writing Intensive Course


NURS 31010 - APPLICATION OF STATISTICAL FINDINGS FOR EVIDENCE - BASED PRACTICE IN NURSING

An introduction to statistical techniques with an emphasis on application in the health care setting. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 31095 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING

(Repeatable for credit)Scheduled topics of interest to faculty and students. Prerequisite: NURS 20950.
2.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 31096 - INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION

(Repeatable for credit)Designed for the student interested in exploration and research of material not covered in required nursing courses. Prerequisite: special approval.
2.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Investigation

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NURS 35020 - TRANSCULTURAL NURSING AND HEALTH CARE

Provides students with the opportunity to explore and understand the role of the transcultural nurse in the care of patients from multiple and diverse cultural groups. Prerequisite: junior standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 35030 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY: ANALYSIS AND APPLICATION OF THE NURSING PROCESS

Enhances the understanding of pathophysiologic processes, the management of disease states, and analysis of related concepts of pharmacology, symptomology and lab interpretation of data for the purpose of identification of priority nursing diagnosis and formulation of care plans appropriate for individual disease processes. Prerequisite: minimum grade of C (2.000) in NURS 20020 and 20030 and 30030 and 30040 and 30060; nursing (NURS) major; and junior or senior standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 35060 - CRITICAL THINKING AND TEST TAKING SKILLS

(Repeatable once for credit) The focus of this course is to understand the art of analyzing and evaluating one’s thinking. The focus is on how a person thinks and how they can improve their thinking. This course is designed for nursing students seeking to expand their critical thinking ability and improve studying and test taking skills. This course promotes analysis and evaluation of problem solving abilities and requires self-directed, self-disciplined and corrective thinking. The student will explore and develop individual plans with the course faculty person to improve their studying and test taking skills. Prerequisite: enrolled in the College of Nursing.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 35065 - STUDENTS HELPING STUDENTS: A STUDENT MENTORING COURSE

(Repeatable once for credit) This course is designed for the junior or senior student that has demonstrated a strong understanding of one or more course topics and who desires to function in the role of a mentor or tutor. Throughout the course the student will utilize skills learned in the course while engaging in a mentortutor relationship with students of a lower class rank in need of mentoring andor tutoring. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing; and nursing (NURS) major.
2.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 40005 - PROFESSIONAL NURSING DEVELOPMENT

Course focuses on professional development and the transition from student to graduate nurse, including interviewing techniques and resume preparation. Explores health care economics and policy, political activism, cultural competence, nursing theory, leadership of meetings and managing group dynamics, the future of nursing and health care, nursing practice opportunities, role development, professional nursing organizations, graduate education and specialty certification. Professional skill development continues from NURS 20010. Students have the opportunity to attend a professional nursing organization meeting. Prerequisites: NURS 20010 or NURS 25010 and NURS 30010 and NURS 30030 and NURS 30040 and NURS 30050 and NURS 30060 - all with a minimum C grade.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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Course Attributes:
Writing Intensive Course


NURS 40010 - NURSING OF THE CRITICALLY ILL

Holistic approach to assessing, intervening and evaluating critically ill persons. Nursing practice in critical care settings with diverse populations. Prerequisites:NURS 30010 and NURS 30030 and NURS 30040 and NURS 30050 and NURS 30060 - all with minimum C (2.000) grade.
4.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
2.500 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 40020 - COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

Concepts of community health nursing with emphasis on health promotion and prevention of population-based health problems. Students are responsible for their transportation to field experience. Prerequisites: NURS 30010 and NURS 30020 and NURS 30030 and NURS 30040 and NURS 30050 and NURS 30060 - all with minimum C grade. Corequisite: NURS 40030.
4.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 40030 - PSYCHIATRIC NURSING AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CARE

Focuses on the development of therapeutic relationships with individuals, families and vulnerable populations across the lifespan who have potential and or identified mental health needs. Students will learn and apply theory about mental health and illness. Prerequisites: NURS 30010 and NURS 30020 and NURS 30030 and NURS 30040 and NURS 30050 and NURS 30060 - all with minimum C grade.
4.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 40045 - INTEGRATION OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING

Course provides students with the knowledge and skills for a beginning leadership position (team leader, module leader and primary nurse), applicable to the care of patients in a health care environment. Course provides students with opportunities to synthesize their nursing knowledge and collaborate with their clinical preceptor in preparation for their professional nursing role. Prerequisites: NURS 30020 and NURS 30030 and NURS 30040 - all with minimum C (2.000) grade; and senior standing.
6.000 Credit hours
2.000 Lecture hours
4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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Course Attributes:
Experiential Learning Req


NURS 40075 - INFORMATION AND PATIENT CARE TECHNOLOGY FOR HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS

(Cross-listed with RSPC 40075). Focuses on the use of information management and information systems, technology and the human technology interface utilized in healthcare. Students taking this course must be registered nurses. Prerequisite: nursing (NURS) major.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 40872 - INTRODUCTION TO EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE

This course introduces the student to the process of identifying quality research studies and applying the findings to nursing practice to improve patient outcomes. Prerequisites: PSYC 21621 or SOC 32200 or PH 30002 or NURS 31010.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 41095 - SPECIAL TOPICS

(Repeatable for credit)Scheduled topics of interest to faculty and students. Topics to be announced when scheduled. Prerequisite: none.
2.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 41096 - INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION

(Repeatable for credit)Designed for the student interested in exploration and research of material not covered in required nursing courses. Prerequisite: none.
2.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Individual Investigation

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NURS 44002 - GLOBAL HEALTH IMMERSION: GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

(Slashed with NURS 54002) Participants explore a number of health concerns, policies, and challenges with global importance and implications. Students will investigate current global health policies and themes, and become familiar with experts in global health including governmental and nongovernmental organizations and multinational agencies. Presentation are given by experts currently working in various regions of the world to solve global problems such as HIV AIDS, post-war trauma, tuberculosis, and non-communicable disease prevention, and environmental contamination. Prerequisite: sophomore standing in the Nursing (NURS) major; and special approval.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 45010 - HEALTHCARE POLICY AND DELIVERY SYSTEMS

Web-based course looks at the organizational and societal context in which health care is delivered in the U.S. An historical perspective is developed early in the semester. Building on this, the course explores existing health care policy and delivery systems, including legislation, the professional disciplines, organizations and health networks, forms of care delivery, consumer needs, and economics and funding. The ability of the current health care system to serve all segments of the U.S. population is examined in depth. Global health needs are examined as a minor theme. Ends with a focus on future forms of delivery that would improve the health care status of the American population as a whole. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 45020 - CRITICAL APPLICATION OF NURSING IN PHARMACOLOGY

Enhances application and analysis of pharmacology in nursing. Explores assessment of therapeutic effect, side effects and adverse reactions of medications. Analyzes pathophysiological symptoms, lab values and nursing indicators in order to allow students to initiate appropriate nursing actions as related to pharmacology. Further, course presents teaching skills needed to enhance patient education and pharmacologic literacy. Prerequisites: NURS 20020 and 20030 and 30060; and nursing (NURS) major; and junior or senior standing.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 45060 - NCLEX REVIEW PREPARATION

(Repeatable for a maximum of 6 credit hours) This course reviews nursing concepts and content important for a registered nurse to make safe clincal judgments. Specific study strategies for passing the national licensure exam will be reviewed. Students will practice answering NCLEX style questions. Prerequisite: senior standing.
2.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
2.000 TO 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 45070 - HEALTH CARE NEEDS FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES

(Slashed with NURS 55070) Healthcare Needs for Individuals with Disabilities focuses on the developmental, physical, and mental needs of the individual with disabilities. Strategies to identify and safely manage the unique needs of individuals with disabilities will be provided. Prerequisite: none.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

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