Introduces the components of the organizing framework of the nursing major. Various theories, e.g., health-illness continuum, Maslow's hierarchy of needs, developmental, communication, and crisis, are presented and discussed as they relate to individual systems (client, family, community). Explores the history, definition, philosophy, and role of professional nursing. The role of the professional nurse is identified as keeping the client system stable by intervening at primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention levels. Environmental forces, e.g., socioeconomic and cultural, that impact on nursing practice are presented. Selected ethical and legal aspects of nursing practice are identified. The laboratory experience introduces computational concepts required for professional nursing practice. Concepts include (but are not limited to) systems conversion, ratio and proportion, dosage calculations, and intravenous calculations supported with a computerized assisted learning program. PREREQUISITES: BIO103, BIO104, BIO213; CHE111; PSY101; SOC101; ENG101 or ENG103, ENG102 or ENG104. BIO209 and CHE111 may be taken concurrently.
Introduces computational concepts necessary for professional nursing practice. Concepts include (but are not limited to) systems conversion, ratio and proportion, dosage calculations, and intravenous calculations. Students will be able to challenge this course by taking a validation challenge examination. PREREQUISITE(S): All prerequisites for NUR101. COREQUISITES: NUR101
This course provides the student with a foundation for application of concepts of pharmacology in nursing practice. Drugs will be presented by classification, groups and prototypes. Principles of drug action, including pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, nursing considerations and client teaching for each prototype will be emphasized. PREREQUISITE(S): NUR101, NUR102; BIO209; PSY309. COREQUISITES: NUR104, NUR106
Introductory concepts of the art and science of professional nursing practice are presented and integrated into clinical practice. Gordon's Functional Health Pattern is introduced as the fundamental assessment tool. Selected nursing skills and physical assessment are presented in lecture, practiced in the Nursing Learning Laboratory, and applied in providing care to adults in the clinical setting nursing practice focuses on all aspects of the nursing process, and utilizes the three levels of prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) to facilitate adaptive responses to stressors affecting physiological and safety needs. PREREQUISITE(S): BIO209; PSY309; NUR101, NUR102; CHE111. COREQUISITES: NUR103
RN students only. Explores the meaning of professional nursing preparation through baccalaureate education. Students review the interrelated concepts and theories that serve as a foundation for the application of the nursing process. This course provides students with the opportunity to make a smooth transition into the nursing major. Learning experiences build upon students' prior academic and clinical experience. PREREQUISITE(S): Completion of prerequisites to the upper division nursing major
Provides students with the opportunity to continue application of the nursing process. Emphasis is placed on assessment and diagnosis, expansion of planning and implementation, and beginning use of evaluation. In acute care settings, students provide health care to adults experiencing stressors affecting biophysical needs. Students apply the nursing process in primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. PREREQUISITE(S): NUR103, NUR104, NUR106; PSY302. COREQUISITES: NUR210
Develops skills in interviewing, health history taking, and physical assessment of adults. Students draw upon their biology and science background in order to determine the client's health status. Assessment skills are applied in a variety of clinical settings. PREREQUISITE(S): None. Students may receive credit for this course with successful completion of a challenge exam.
Includes discussion of nursing theories and research methods. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis of published nursing research. Attention is paid to ethical issues and the contribution of research in developing nursing theory and improving nursing practice. PREREQUISITE(S): All prerequisites for NUR206; COREQUISITES: NUR206. RN Students: PSY302, NUR110N, NUR215, NUR208N, NUR220N
Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in assisting the family and its individual members to adapt to stressors of the childbearing and childrearing phases of the life cycle. Students learn to apply the nursing process to meet the needs of families along the health-illness continuum. Clinical experiences include nursing care of the antepartal, intrapartal, and postpartal woman and her newborn, well and hospitalized children, and their families. Health teaching activities occur in various healthcare settings. PREREQUISITE(S): NUR206, NUR210; ENG213. COREQUISITES: NUR215
Analyzes the family system as it responds to stressors throughout the life cycle. A variety of approaches to family analysis are considered throughout the course. Students apply the nursing process in studying the roles, functions, values, and communication patterns within family. Teaching-learning principles are implemented in completing a health teaching project in the community. Students apply the nursing process in primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. PREREQUISITE(S): NUR206, NUR210; ENG213. COREQUISITES: NUR214.
RN students only. Focuses upon the needs of the person throughout the life cycle. Each person is viewed as an open system progressing through predictable developmental stages. This process is influenced by values of family and society. Students utilize needs, developmental, and crisis theories to provide anticipatory guidance for health maintenance and management of common health problems in all phases of the life cycle. PREREQUISITE(S): NUR110N, NUR208N
Synthesizes nursing and public health principles as applied to assessing, promoting and preserving the health of populations. Assists students to conceptualize the complexities of community dynamics (cultural, economic, political, and social) as they impact on the health of the community. Students apply the nursing process in primary, secondary and tertiary levels of prevention. PREREQUISITE(S): NUR214, NUR215. COREQUISITES: NUR304. RN students must have taken NUR110N, NUR208N, NUR215, NUR220N.
Develops knowledge and skills in applying the nursing process with individuals and families experiencing stressors affecting psychosocial needs. Students expand previous knowledge of human behavior and interpersonal relationships. Behavior is viewed on a continuum from healthy, adaptive responses to unhealthy, maladaptive responses. Therapeutic use of self as a nursing approach is emphasized in providing care in day treatment and inpatient settings. Students investigate selected mental health issues and analyze professional roles within the context of primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. PREREQUISITE(S): NUR214, NUR215. COREQUISITES: NUR302
Provides a framework for the student to assist individuals, families, and groups in adapting to complex stressors. Emphasis is placed on the development by the student of critical thinking and critical judgment while using the nursing process to assist clients to meet their biophysical and psychosocial needs. Health teaching activities and research findings are incorporated into nursing care. PREREQUISITE(S): NUR302, NUR304
Focus on the leadership process and development of the leadership role of the professional nurse. Students apply the nursing process in primary, secondary, and tertiary levels of prevention. Students analyze leadership and management functions, characteristics, styles, and roles. Interpersonal communication, staff development, change theory, and assertiveness skills are applied. PREREQUISITES: NUR306
Increases the student's ability to synthesize the knowledge, skills, concepts, and theories essential for effective professional nursing practice. Students examine issues that affect clients and healthcare systems. Consideration is given to the impact of cultural, economic, ethical, legal, political, professional, and social issues upon nursing practice. PREREQUISITES: None. COREQUISITES: NUR306, NUR307. Open to second semester seniors only
This course will assist the student in preparing for the NCLEX-RN Examination. The student will be required to complete content modules in preparing for a culminating computerized examination.
Nursing knowledge development, worldview, and competencies of the advanced practice nurse are examined. This focus of this course is professional practice development, communication, leadership, team building, and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Evidenced based practice and clinical reasoning are explored. Problem identification, problem solving, ethical standards and principles of research are the focus of a research proposal. Dissemination of research and translational research are analyzed for interdisciplinary practice.
Quality improvement, standards of care, health care policy, and organizational science, are topics of this course. Information technology and trends of healthcare are examined. Legal and economic challenges of advanced practice nursing are incorporated.
Family, community and public health nursing are the focus of this course. Complex science and systems theory are explored in relation to design, delivery and evaluation of population health. Concepts of cultural safety are considered.
Principles of evidence - based nursing education for pre-licensure nursing students are the focus of this course. Classroom and clinical teaching is emphasized. Evaluation of student learning outcomes is included.
The aim of this course is to prepare nurse educators to evaluate student progress in achieving course objectives. Course content includes evaluation of learning in the cognitive, psychomotor and affective domains. Construction of test items based on course blueprints, use of rubrics, and clinical evaluation are included topics. Objective evaluation and student feedback are discussed as critical legal and ethical standards for nurse educators.
This course focuses on the knowledge and tools to support, promote, and implement change leading to improvements in patient and health system outcomes. Students will be introduced to concepts and theories of quality measurement and best practices including application to Deming’s Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) method of continuous quality improvement.
This course examines cultural safety, cultural tolerance, and cultural diversity related to population-focused nursing through the study of healthy ethnic communities and diverse socio-cultural groups. Travel to Toronto, Ontario, Canada for an accelerated cultural experience is required. This course is offered in the first summer session. This course requires additional course fees TBA prior to registration depending on current cost of travel, room and board.
Fiscal management, strategic planning, trend analysis, and resource management are the focus of this course. Elements and processes of outcome measurements are explored. Leadership and management of personnel are included topics.
This course describes an overview of nursing informatics the importance to healthcare and general categories of software. Electronic health records and electronic communication are explored with an emphasis on technology, ethics, and legal implications.
This course explores the integral approach of Holistic Nursing as an art and a science in concert with contemporary nursing by examining the Core Values of Holistic Nursing and Holistic Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice. The focus is on the role of the nurse as an instrument of healing the whole person, mind, body, spirit and emotions while honoring the interconnectedness and the interrelatedness of the nurse, client, society, and universal environment. Holistic nursing is based on a foundation of self-care, healing relationships, mutuality and presence. Caring healing interventions will be introduced and considered for integration into relationship-centered clinical practice and self-care to restore balance and enhance well-being.
This course explores essential writing skills for professional nurses. Grant application and papers for submission as publications are the focus of this course. Components of the course include: clear exposition, persuasive argument, effective synthesis and mastery of writing mechanics including APA format.
Principles of pathophysiology including biopsychosocial science and genomics are the focus of this course. Nursing's role in management of chronic and acute adult onset illnesses is examined.
Pharmacological management of adult onset acute and chronic illness is the focus of this course. Principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics will be examined. Cultural beliefs and practices for adult onset illnesses related to medication management are analyzed.
Health assessment of individuals and families are explored from the perspective of client-centered care, safety, cultural diversity, genomics, and biopsychosocial principles. Laboratory practice is required.
Clinical practicum practice in nursing education is the focus of this course. Students begin their own reflective nursing education practice with the guidance of a mentor. A practicum project presentation is required. Pre-requisite: NUR540
Clinical practicum practice in nursing administration is the focus of this course. Students are mentored in a nursing administrative practice with an advanced practice nurse. A practicum project presentation is required. PREREQUISITE(S): NUR550