Undergraduate Courses

Adult Nurse Practice

Course Prefix: 
NR
Course Number: 
320
Course Credits: 
8

Didactic, clinical with 4.5 class hours/week, 1.5 lab hours/week and 135 hours clinical/semester. Study of health alterations of the adult through the lifespan. Application of critical thinking and the nursing process in the care of adults with short-term acute and/or chronic health alterations. Interrelationships of body systems are emphasized as well as interrelationships with other complex adaptive systems. Application of strategies for health promotion, maintenance and restoration of the adult.Prerequisites: HP 216, NR 216, NR 225, NR 310 (or concurrent).

Community and Population Health Nursing

Course Prefix: 
NR
Course Number: 
425
Course Credits: 
3

Introduces concepts and strategies to promote culturally sensitive care for communities and populations. Diversity and culture are examined in relation to social systems and patterns of interconnected relationships. Epidemiological concepts are integrated throughout. Examines the role of the nurse in caring for communities and populations. Emergency preparedness and bioterrorism are introduced. Collaboration and coordination with community members and agencies is emphasized.
Post- licensure RN/BSN track requirements: Pre-Requisites: NR 300 or concurrent, 3 Credit hours;

Community/Populations Nursing Practice

Course Prefix: 
NR
Course Number: 
420
Course Credits: 
5

Didactic three hours/week and 90 clinical practicum hours/semester. Introduces concepts and strategies to promote culturally sensitive care for communities and populations. Diversity and culture are examined in relation to social systems and patterns of interconnected relationships. Epidemiological concepts are integrated throughout. Examines the role of the nurse in caring for communities and populations. Emergency preparedness and bioterrorism are introduced. Collaboration and coordination with community members and agencies is emphasized. Pre-licensure track requirements: Prerequisites: NR330, NR 340 and NR 410 (or concurrent).

Evidence-Based Practice

Course Prefix: 
NR
Course Number: 
310
Course Credits: 
3

Didactic with 3 class hours/week. Sources, levels and strength of evidence for best practice are reviewed. Process for critiquing evidence is discussed. Methods and tools for implementation of evidence-based practice to achieve optimal patient outcomes are examined. Relationship of health care policy to evidence-based practice is discussed. Prerequisites: NR 216, NR 225; MA 221 (or concurrent); NR 300 (or concurrent) for students enrolled in the Post-Licensure RN to BSN Track.

Family Nursing

Course Prefix: 
NR
Course Number: 
340
Course Credits: 
6

Didactic, clinical with three and one-half class hours/week, one and one-half lab hours/week and ninety hours clinical/semester. Family assessment and diversity of family styles. Issues related to providing health care services for vulnerable family populations are compared with issues related to healthy families. Strategies to minimize health risk and to promote health and well being of the family are discussed. Care of parents, including pregnancy, and children from newborn through adolescence are presented in the context of a childrearing family as a complex adaptive system. Service learning opportunities are provided with vulnerable family populations. Prerequisites: NR 310 and NR 320.

Foundations in Nursing I

Course Prefix: 
NR
Course Number: 
215
Course Credits: 
4

Didactic with 3 class hours/week. Pharmacokinetics and clinical applications of a variety of classes of drugs based on pathophysiological alterations and clinical concepts are presented. Drug interactions with living systems are examined. Role of the nurse is discussed, including legal and ethical issues related to medication administration. Opportunities to develop skill in drug calculations are provided. Prerequisites: NR 200, NR 215, BI 240/241, NR 216 (or concurrent).

Foundations in Nursing II

Course Prefix: 
NR
Course Number: 
216
Course Credits: 
5

Didactic, lab, clinical with 2 class hours/week, 3 lab hours/week and 90 hours clinical/semester. Builds on concepts, knowledge and skills introduced in Foundations of Nursing I. Establishes a foundation for safe nursing practice in meeting basic care needs for individuals with common disruptions of body systems. Presents scientific principles and evidence base for skill development, including medication administration. Opportunities for self mastery and application of skills are provided in a variety of settings. Use of critical thinking in application of skills is stressed. Prerequisites: NR 200; NR 215; NR 225 (or concurrent).

Gerontological Nursing

Course Prefix: 
NR
Course Number: 
455
Course Credits: 
3

Didactic course with three class hours per week. Study of theories of aging and systems impacting older adults. Literature, art and/or film are used as mediums to examine issues related to aging. Discussion of end-of-life concepts and theories. Examines responses of the older adult in health and illness from an interdisciplinary perspective. Prerequisites: NR 300 (or concurrent) for students enrolled in the Post-Licensure RN to BSN Track.

Gerontology

Course Prefix: 
NR
Course Number: 
450
Course Credits: 
3

Didactic, Clinical/Practice experience with two class hours/week and forty-five (45) clinical hours in the pre-licensure BSN program. Study of theories of aging and systems impacting older adults. Literature, art and/or film are used as mediums to examine issues related to aging. Discussion of end-of-life concepts and theories. Examines responses of the older adult in health and illness from an interdisciplinary perspective. Prerequisites: NR 330 and NR 340 for students enrolled in the BSN Pre-Licensure Track; Junior or senior status is required.

Health Assess Across Lifespan

Course Prefix: 
NR
Course Number: 
200
Course Credits: 
3

Didactic, and lab with two and one-half class hours/week, one and one-half lab hours/week. A systems approach is used to provide students with a comprehensive approach for basic health assessment of the individual. Cross cultural approaches for interviewing and communication principles are presented. Collection of data and identification of patterns and relationships provide a foundation for personal health assessment and the nursing care planning process. Developmental theories across the lifespan serve as a framework for assessment of normal growth and development. Prerequisites: Admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (BSN), BI 240/ 241, and PY 251 (or concurrent).

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