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.
Course introduces the RN student to current concepts and theories of professional nursing. Explores theoretical foundations that support critical thinking, communication skills, ethics and law, professional values and the health/illness continuum. Examines the dynamics of the evolving healthcare delivery system and the impact on health policies. Course focuses on the core healthcare professional competencies established by the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
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.
RN students develop comprehensive physical assessment techniques and apply them in assessing the health status of people across the life span. This course includes a lecture component as well as a laboratory component which requires extensive practice in time. Requires successful achievement of practicum to demonstrate mastery of skills.
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 health promotion for the well individual and family in the community. Explores health risk across the lifespan and strategies effective in risk reduction. Prerequisites: NUR 305RN, NUR 335RN.
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.
Introduces the concepts and processes of nursing research and evidence based practice to enable students to become critical consumers and evaluators of research findings. Focuses on the utilization and application of research and evidence based findings in practice.
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.
Course provides the essential and foundational leadership skills necessary for the RN student to progress to complex clinical environments. Content explores the complexity of organizational cultures and systems for the emerging leader. Concepts of change and innovation, personal attributes of leaders, conflict skills, patient care delivery models, interdisciplinary practice, healthcare economies, and ethical challenges prepare the RN student for leadership roles in this time of significant health transformation.
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.
Builds on NUR 345-RN, expanding the focus from the nurse-client interaction to the nurse community relationship. Content includes concepts essential for the community/public health nurse. Clinical experiences provide students the opportunity to explore the roles of nurses in the community and the diverse populations they serve. Includes one (1) clinical practice day each week.
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.
Opportunities to apply previous course content and major concepts of the nursing curriculum in a culminating project that demonstrates integration of college competencies. Student creates an original patient/health-oriented project in areas such as: Clinical Practice, Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), Political Activism, Research, and Certification in a 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
Students implement projects designed in NUR 460RN Capstone I-RN, such as Clinical Practice, Evidence-Based Practice (EBP), Research, Political Activism, and Certification in a Specialty Area. This will envolve off-campus field experiences dependent upon specific individual/team project