BS in Nursing Courses

NUR 105

Study of nutrition in relation to nutrients throughout the life cycle. Nursing assessment, planning and evaluation of diet, and food beliefs are explored.  

0.50 c.u.
Prerequisites: WRT 102 Enhanced Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 105 Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 106 Accelerated Argumentative and Analytic Writing , BIO 205 Human Anatomy And Physiology I
Undeclared-Nursing major students only and Prerequisite or Co-requisite.
Corequisites: WRT 102 Enhanced Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 105 Argumentative and Analytic Writing , WRT 106 Accelerated Argumentative and Analytic Writing , BIO 205 Human Anatomy And Physiology I
NUR 215

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.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: BIO 206 Human Anatomy And Physiology II , MTH 140 College Algebra: Enhanced , MTH 141 College Algebra , NUR 105 Nutrition , WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Corequisites: CHM 120 Fundamentals Of Inorganic, Organic And Biochemistry , NUR 235 Health And Physical Assessment
NUR 235

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.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: BIO 206 Human Anatomy And Physiology II , MTH 140 College Algebra: Enhanced , MTH 141 College Algebra , NUR 105 Nutrition , WRT 108 Enhanced Synthesis and Research Writing , WRT 109 Synthesis and Research Writing
Corequisites: CHM 120 Fundamentals Of Inorganic, Organic And Biochemistry , NUR 215 Foundations Of Professional Practice
NUR 236

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.  

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: NUR 215 Foundations Of Professional Practice , NUR 235 Health And Physical Assessment , CHM 120 Fundamentals Of Inorganic, Organic And Biochemistry
Corequisites: BIO 200 Microbiology , NUR 241 Adult Health I , CHM 120 Fundamentals Of Inorganic, Organic And Biochemistry
NUR 241

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.

1.50 c.u.
Prerequisites: CHM 120 Fundamentals Of Inorganic, Organic And Biochemistry , NUR 215 Foundations Of Professional Practice , NUR 235 Health And Physical Assessment , PSY 100 Introduction To Psychology , SOC 100 Introduction To Sociology
Corequisites: BIO 200 Microbiology , NUR 268 Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice I
NUR 268

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.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: BIO 200 Microbiology , CHM 120 Fundamentals Of Inorganic, Organic And Biochemistry , NUR 241 Adult Health I
Corequisites: BIO 200 Microbiology , CHM 120 Fundamentals Of Inorganic, Organic And Biochemistry , NUR 241 Adult Health I
NUR 268

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.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: BIO 200 Microbiology , CHM 120 Fundamentals Of Inorganic, Organic And Biochemistry , NUR 241 Adult Health I
Corequisites: BIO 200 Microbiology , CHM 120 Fundamentals Of Inorganic, Organic And Biochemistry , NUR 241 Adult Health I
NUR 323

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.

1.00 c.u.
All 200 level Nursing courses.
Corequisites: NUR 349 Growth And Development , NUR 355 Nursing Research , NUR 268 Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice I
NUR 338


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.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: CHM 120 Fundamentals Of Inorganic, Organic And Biochemistry , NUR 268 Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice I , NUR 323 Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nursing , NUR 355 Nursing Research
Corequisites: CHM 120 Fundamentals Of Inorganic, Organic And Biochemistry , NUR 268 Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice I , NUR 323 Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nursing , NUR 355 Nursing Research
NUR 341

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.

1.50 c.u.
Prerequisites: NUR 323 Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nursing , NUR 349 Growth And Development , NUR 355 Nursing Research , NUR 268 Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice I
Corequisites: NUR 351 Maternity And Pediatric Nursing
NUR 349

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.

0.50 c.u.
Prerequisites: NUR 323 Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nursing , NUR 355 Nursing Research , NUR 268 Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice I
Corequisites: NUR 341 Adult Health II , NUR 351 Maternity And Pediatric Nursing
NUR 351

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.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: NUR 323 Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nursing , NUR 349 Growth And Development , NUR 355 Nursing Research , NUR 268 Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice I
Corequisites: NUR 341 Adult Health II
NUR 355

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.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: MTH 200 Applied Statistics I
All 200 Level Nursing courses;
Corequisites: NUR 323 Psychiatric/Behavioral Health Nursing , NUR 349 Growth And Development , NUR 268 Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice I
Writing Intensive
NUR 358

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.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: NUR 358 Pharmacology , NUR 215 Foundations Of Professional Practice , NUR 235 Health And Physical Assessment
Corequisites: BIO 200 Microbiology , NUR 241 Adult Health I
NUR 404

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.

1.00 c.u.
Prerequisites: NUR 441 Adult Health III
Corequisites: NUR 460 Capstone Project I
NUR 441

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.

1.50 c.u.
All 300 level Nursing courses.
Corequisites: NUR 460 Capstone Project I
NUR 454

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.

1.50 c.u.
Prerequisites: NUR 441 Adult Health III , NUR 460 Capstone Project I
Corequisites: NUR 461 Capstone Project II
NUR 460

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.

0.50 c.u.
All 300 level Nursing courses.
Corequisites: NUR 441 Adult Health III
Writing Intensive
NUR 461

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

0.50 c.u.
Prerequisites: NUR 460 Capstone Project I
Corequisites: NUR 454 Community Nursing , NUR 404 Management And Leadership
Writing Intensive

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