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Nursing (NURS) Courses

Lower-Division

NURS 105 INTERPROFESSIONAL PATIENT CARE SKILLS LAB (0-6-2)(F,S). An interprofessional team approach is used to teach basic patient care skills and interventions to restore and protect health. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: Admission to program.

NURS 108 STEP INTO NURSING (1-0-1)(F,S). Introduction to the nursing program, career options, expectations of students, and the knowledge, skills and attitudes required for success in the nursing program.

NURS 226 ESSENTIALS OF COMMUNICATION IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING (3-0-3)(F,S)(CID). Introduction to concepts of Professional Nursing related to communication, writing, management of health information, and roles in health delivery systems. PREREQ: ENGL 102, Admission to the nursing program. COREQ: NURS 228.

NURS 228 HEALTH ASSESSMENT (2-0-2)(F,S). Through lecture and technology, introduces nursing process and health assessment across the life span including concepts of health promotion and preventive care. PREREQ: Admission to the nursing program. COREQ: NURS 229.

NURS 229 HEALTH ASSESSMENT LAB (0-3-1)(F,S). Application of concepts from NURS 228 through practice and simulation. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: Admission to the nursing program. COREQ: NURS 228.

NURS 230 DOSAGE CALCULATIONS FOR NURSES (1-0-1)(F,S). Application of algebra, mathematical ratios and proportions in medication administration. COREQ: NURS 105, NURS 228.

NURS 232 FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING CARE (3-0-3)(F,S). Introduction to concepts of nursing, therapeutic nursing interventions and critical thinking for acute and chronic alterations in health. PREREQ: Admission to the program. COREQ: NURS 228, NURS 229. PRE/COREQ: HLTHST 300.

NURS 233 FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING CARE LAB (0-3-1)(F,S). Clinical application of assessment, therapeutic communication, patient care skills, and other components of concurrent courses and prior courses in acute and chronic health care setting. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: Admission to the nursing program. COREQ: NURS 232, NURS 226.

Upper-Division

NURS 330 APPLIED PHARMACOTHERAPEUTICS FOR NURSES (3-0-3)(F,S). Emphasis on nursing applications in drug therapy for health and illness, legal aspects, and patient education across the life span. Application of prerequisite information in Pathophysiology to study drugs and their intersystem relations. PREREQ: HLTHST 300. COREQ: NURS 232.

NURS 332 NURSING IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS I (3-0-3)(F,S). Concepts of medical/surgical nursing: therapeutic nursing interventions and critical thinking for acute and chronic alterations in health across the life span. PREREQ: HLTHST 300, NURS 232. COREQ: NURS 333.

NURS 333 NURSING IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS I LAB (0-9-3)(F,S). Clinical application of medical/surgical nursing concepts, therapeutic nursing interventions and critical thinking in acute and chronic alterations in health in acute care health settings. Integrates concepts, pathophysiology, pharmacotherapeutics, and nursing interventions. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: HLTHST 300, NURS 232. COREQ: NURS 332.

NURS 334 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NURSING (3-0-3)(F,S). Theory and principles of nursing practice in behavioral health. Includes psychopathology and therapeutic approaches in mental health and illness. COREQ: NURS 332, NURS 335.

NURS 335 BEHAVIORAL HEALTH NURSING LAB (0-3-1)(F,S). Clinical lab focused on applying and implementing concepts related to chronic and complex behavioral health issues within the community and acute care settings. Integrates concepts and theory from NURS 334. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: NURS 232. COREQ: NURS 334.

NURS 342 NURSING IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS II (3-0-3)(F,S). Continuation of NURS 332. Further exploration of concepts of medical/surgical nursing, therapeutic nursing interventions and critical thinking for acute and chronic alterations in health across the life span. PREREQ: NURS 330. COREQ: NURS 343.

NURS 343 NURSING IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS II LAB (0-9-3)(F,S). Clinical experiences in acute and chronic health settings. Include focus on application of knowledge and skills from concurrent and prior courses. Include emphasis on care planning, prioritization, delegation. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: NURS 330, NURS 332. COREQ: NURS 342.

NURS 344 CHILD AND FAMILY NURSING (4-0-4)(F,S). Nursing assessments, interventions and critical thinking for health promotion for families across the life span. Builds on growth and development theory to focus on family assessment, child health and reproductive health. PREREQ: NURS 330, NURS 332. COREQ: NURS 345.

NURS 345 CHILD AND FAMILY NURSING LAB (0-6-2)(F,S). Clinical application of knowledge and skills from NURS 344 and prior courses. Includes community, virtual clinical experiences, and simulation. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: NURS 330, NURS 332. COREQ: NURS 344.

NURS 370 HOLISTIC NURSING CARE (2-0-2)(F,S). Theoretical frameworks and evidence-based practice for mind-body-spirit wellness/healing. Supervised practice in holistic therapeutic nursing interventions. PREREQ: Admission to nursing or PERM/INST.

NURS 373 (ENGR 373) GLOBAL CITIZENSHIP AND SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY (3-0-3)(S). A collaborative approach for addressing the global issues of poverty and inequity from the context of integrated health, business, education, and engineering systems. Requires an international, spring break service learning experience; acceptance into Study Abroad required. May be taken for credit for NURS or ENGR, but not both.

NURS 375 EMERGENCY NURSING CARE (2-3-3)(F,S). Develop knowledge and skills in emergency nursing care. PREREQ: NURS 342 or PERM/INST.

NURS 376 CARING FOR THE DIVERSE COMMUNITY (3-0-3)(F,S). Examining cultural belief systems and utilizing a variety of assessment models during encounters in the community to broaden nursing skills and practice through a variety of applications.

NURS 377 RURAL NURSING (1-2-3)(SU). An introduction to rural nursing theory, research, and clinical practice. PREREQ: NURS 332, NURS 333 and PERM/INST.

NURS 379 NURSING CARE FOR NICU, L & D, OR PEDIATRIC PATIENTS AND THEIR FAMILIES (1-3-2)(F,S). Provides students with the opportunity to expand their experiences in the specialized areas of perinatal, post-partum, or pediatric clients. PREREQ: NURS 303 or NURS 342 or PERM/INST.

NURS 392 NURSING RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE (3-0-3)(F,S). Introduction to the research process. Emphasis on defining researchable problems, analyzing steps in the research process, and utilizing research in the practice setting. PREREQ: MATH 254.

NURS 407 NURSING PROJECT ELECTIVE (Variable 1-3)(F,S). Synthesis of nursing concepts into developed projects within various health care venues. May be repeated once for credit. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: NURS 302 and NURS 303, or PERM/INST.

NURS 409 CLINICAL NURSING ELECTIVE (0-6-2)(F,S). Precepted course. Provides students with experience in the management of nursing care of clients in various community sites. (Pass/Fail.) PREREQ: NURS 302 and NURS 303, or PERM/INST.

NURS 414 CRITICAL THINKING SYNTHESIS (1-0-1)(F,S). Critical thinking related to licensure, delegation, and dilemmas in practice. PREREQ: NURS 342, NURS 344, NURS 392.

NURS 416 COMMUNITY AND POPULATIONS HEALTH NURSING (3-0-3)(F,S). Concepts and principles of community and population health nursing in professional practices. PREREQ: NURS 392.

NURS 417 COMMUNITY AND PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING (0-9-3)(F,S). Application of community and population health nursing concepts and principles in professional practice. PREREQ: NURS 392.

NURS 420 POLICY, POWER, AND VOICE (3-0-3)(F,S)(CID). Use of personal power to plan career goals. Exploration of nurses’ personal and collective power and voice to participate as leaders and advocates in health policy process. PREREQ: ENGL 102, NURS 392.

NURS 422 CARE COORDINATION AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F,S). This course focuses on health care coordination and resource management, using the principles of collaborative interprofessional practice and health information management to deliver safe and appropriate patient care. PREREQ: NURS 392.

NURS 424 NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (3-0-3)(F,S). Theory and concepts of issues in nursing management: Utilization of theory surrounding conflict resolution, negotiation, budgeting, scheduling, ethics, human resources, and policy development. PREREQ: NURS 392.

NURS 427 CLINICAL PRECEPTORSHIP (0-15-5)(F,S). Precepted clinical experience in selected health care settings. Focus on management of care, priority setting, delegation, managing and leading teams, resource management and utilization. (Pass/Fail). PREREQ: NURS 392. COREQ: NURS 424.

NURS 428 NURSING ROLES IN HEALTHY AGING (2-0-2)(F,S). Focuses on the role of the nurse from a holistic perspective in promoting healthy aging and healthy adaptation to disease processes and issues common to the older adult. COREQ: NURS 424.

NURS 430 CURRENT TRENDS IN NURSING (1-0-1)(F,S). Examines a variety of timely and relevant trends in nursing-related issues and practice. Topics will be rotated to reflect current issues and interest. May be repeated for credit. PREREQ: NURS 392 or PERM/INST.

NURS 432 PREPARING FOR GRADUATE EDUCATION AND ADVANCED PRACTICE (2-0-2)(F/S/SU). Explores graduate education opportunities and provides knowledge, skills and abilities needed for success in graduate programs of nursing. PREREQ: NURS 392.

Nursing Programs