Study of nutrition in relation to nutrients throughout the life cycle. Nursing assessment, planning and evaluation of diet, and food beliefs are explored.
Introduces the students to the knowledge base of professional nursing. Presents theoretical foundations that support practice such as critical thinking, communication, ethics and law, nursing theorists and health and illness. Introduces professional values of caring, altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice. Explores the history of nursing creating an understanding for current nursing practice and education. Initiates the socialization of the student to the expectations of the profession of nursing. Includes a weekly laboratory to foster success in the major.
Introduces selected foundational nursing concepts. Develop skills in health and physical assessment and apply it to well adult populations. This course includes a lecture component as well as a laboratory component which requires extensive practice time. Requires successful achievement of practicum to demonstrate mastery of skills. Limited clinical experiences may be included.
Overview of principles of physiology and common pathology found in humans. Clinical situations and case studies used to analyzed and discuss the etiology of disease processes. Develop rationales formanagement of clients experiencing abnormal bodily function. Prerequisite: All 200 level Nursing courses. Corequisites: NUR 323, NUR 349, NUR 355.
Introduces basic medical surgical concepts integral to care of the adult client. Develops critical thinking and basic technical skills. Applies the nursing process and prioritize care to selected interventions. Requires extensive independent practice. Requires laboratory and clinical days.
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of pathophysiology and pharmacology. Students will study the science of pharmacology to develop an understanding of medications and their interactions in human disease and the mechanisms that govern them. Students will examine the pathophysiological and pharmacological phenomena that produce alterations in human physiology and the resulting human response to pharmaco-therapeutic intervention.
This course is an introduction to the basic concepts and principles of pathophysiology and pharmacology. Students will study the science of pharmacology to develop an understanding of medications and their interactions in human disease and the mechanisms that govern them. Students will examine the pathophysiological and pharmacological phenomena that produce alterations in human physiology and the resulting human response to pharmacotherapeutic intervention.
Focuses on therapeutic use of self with individuals, families, and communities to promote behavioral health. Uses a researched based and holistic approach to provide nursing care for clients exhibiting behavioral disorders within a cultural context including anxiety, mood and psychotic disorders in acute care and community settings. Requires 1 clinical day.
This course builds on the previous course, Integrated Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice I, with the introduction of further advanced concepts and principles of pathophysiology and pharmacology. Students will study the science of
pharmacology to develop a deeper understanding of medications and their interactions in human disease and mechanisms that govern them. Students will continue to examine the pathophysiological and pharmacological phenomena that produce alterations in human physiology and the resulting human response to pharmacotherapeutic intervention.
Builds on Adult Health I. Reinforces contemporary medical-surgical concepts integral to the care of the client. Focuses on acute and chronic diseases and related nursing interventions in the acute care setting. Reinforces organizational skills and ability to prioritize client care founded on evidence based practice. Requires 2 clinical days.
Focuses on growth and development from newborn to senescence. Provides the framework for understanding the person and factors that predispose individuals to health-wellness and disease-illness. Includes understanding of physical, cognitive, emotional, social and environmental factors influencing development. Cultural influences on the person emphasized through discussion and case studies.
Uses concepts of growth and development, family theory, and the nursing process to interact with children and families for health promotion and illness prevention. Course centers on care of women during antepartum; birth; postpartum: newborns and children during wellness and illness. Focuses on priority setting strategies for family centered education. Requires1 clinical day.
Focuses on research as a foundation for practice, education, and health care policy. Introduces the concepts and processes of nursing research and evidence based practice to enable students to become critical consumers and evaluators of research findings for use in practice. Includes weekly laboratory session that focus on different styles of writing and the effectiveness of the writing as a means of professional communication.
Students study the science of pharmacology to develop an understanding of drugs and their interactions in humans. Drug classifications provide the framework for nursing interventions and client education. Dimensional analysis is used to solve a variety of medication calculation problems. Prerequisites: CHM 120; NUR 215, NUR 235. Corequisites: BIO 200; NUR 241.
Theory provides the framework for understanding leadership role performance andmanagement principals. Course promotes development of personal attributes for leadership and management. Clinical settings may be used to foster application of theory to practice.
Introduces critical care nursing theory, emphasizes and reinforces adult nursing principals. Focuses on clients with multi-system problems. Designs, implements, and evaluates nursing care of clients with complex health care issues. Requires 2 clinical days.
Applies primary and secondary prevention, expands focus from the nurse client interaction to the nurse-community relationship. Introduces the community as a client, as well as strategies to promote health and prevent disease. Clinical experiences provide students the opportunity to explore the roles of nurses in the community and the diverse populations they serve. Requires two (2) clinical days each week.
Opportunities to apply previous course content and major concepts of the nursing curriculum in a culminating project that demonstrates integration of college competencies. Students create an original patient/health-oriented project in areas such as: Clinical Practice, evidence-based Practice (EBP), Political Activism, Research, and Certification in health-related specialty area.
Students implement projects designed in NUR 460 Capstone I, such as Clinical Practice, Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), Research, Political Activism, Research or Certification in a Specialty Area. This will involve off-campus field experiences depending upon specific individual/team project