Nursing (NURS)

NURS CRW CLINICAL REMEDIATION WORKSHOP (0 credits)

Total Course fees: $500.00

NURS 030 SPANISH HEALTHCARE TERMINOLOGY (1 credit)

Spanish vocabulary and discursive structures utilized in health professions for basic communication and client assessment. Previous knowledge of basic Spanish language vocabulary and structures recommended. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

NURS 060 GRADUATE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES IN NURSING (1 credit)

Exploration of career opportunities in nursing practice, education, administration, and research available with graduate degrees in nursing.

(EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING)

NURS 099 INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING (1 credit)

Introduction to the profession of nursing. Professional values, standards, socialization, critical thinking, culture, research, health care delivery systems and roles of nurses explored at a beginning level. Course fee applies.

NURS 198 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAVEL (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

(GLOBAL PLURALISM)

NURS 223 NURSING CARE OF CLIENTS IN THE HISPANIC COMMUNITY (2 credits)

Professional nursing care of Hispanic population. Focus on topics such as religion, access, communication, economics, and politics in relation to health care. Application in a local Hispanic community setting. Enrollment limited by practicum space. Spanish language skills useful, but not required.

Prerequisites: NURS 355, NURS 365, NURS 375, NURS 395

NURS 298 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAVEL (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

(GLOBAL PLURALISM)

NURS 305 FOUNDATIONS OF COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING PRACTICE (4 credits)

Foundational concepts across the lifespan of community-based nursing in preparation for reflective professional practice. Lecture/ Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 1.

Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Nursing. Corequisites: NURS 315, NURS 320, NURS 335.

NURS 308 RN-BSN TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (6 credits)

A transition to baccalaureate nursing education for the Registered Nurse student. Builds on previous knowledge and skills applicable to the practice of professional nursing. Fees may apply. RN-BSN Program: Semester 1.

Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Nursing.

NURS 310 RN-BSN PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION IN HEALTH CARE (3 credits)

Prepares students for professional practice and effective working relationships in interdisciplinary setting through the use of evidence-based communication strategies. Includes a focus on diverse clients and communication across the lifespan. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. R.N. to B.S.N Program: Semester 2.

Prerequisites: NURS308

NURS 315 PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION IN HEALTHCARE (3 credits)

Preparation for professional practice and effective working relationships in interdisciplinary settings through the use of evidence-based communication strategies. Includes a focus on diverse clients and communication across the lifespan. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 1.

Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Nursing. Corequisites: NURS 305, NURS 320, NURS 335.

NURS 320 EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING (3 credits)

Concepts necessary to engage in evidence-based nursing practice. Develop an attitude of inquiry in nursing practice. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 1.

Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Nursing. Corequisites: NURS 305, NURS 315, NURS 335.

NURS 321 RN-BSN EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING (3 credits)

Concepts necessary to engage in evidence-based nursing practice. Develop an attitude of inquiry in nursing practice. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. RN-BSN Program: Semester 2.

Prerequisites: NURS 308.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

NURS 335 INTEGRATED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING I (4 credits)

A knowledge integration course that prepares the student to use sound clinical reasoning in providing safe and effective nursing care with clients across the lifespan. Experiential learning in clinical and simulated laboratory settings that promotes integration of the Semester One concepts. Lecture/Discussion/Lab. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 1.

Total Course fees: $525.00

Prerequisites: Admission to the School of Nursing. Corequisites: NURS 305, NURS 315, NURS 320.

NURS 343 HEALTH DISPARITIES (3 credits)

Culture and socioeconomic status are the foundation for exploring the health of social, ethnic, cultural, and other vulnerable populations. Influences that dictate access to and utilizing of healthcare resources that contribute to health disparities are explored through critical analysis and dialogue.

(INDIVID/SYSTEMS/SOCIETIES)

NURS 345 EVOLUTION OF NURSING (3 credits)

Exploration of selected aspects of nursing history, including the contributions of religious orders and culturally and ethically diverse nurses, and their effects on contemporary nursing.

(VITAL PAST)

NURS 355 NURSING CARE OF CLIENTS AND FAMILIES ACROSS THE LIFESPAN LIVING WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS (3 credits)

Essential knowledge of concepts, theories and clinical practice necessary to make sound clinical judgments when providing nursing care to persons across the lifespan with chronic conditions, their families, and caregivers. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 2.

Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 315, NURS 320, NURS 335. Corequisites: NURS 365, NURS 375, NURS 395.

NURS 362 PALLIATIVE CARE NURSING (3 credits)

Overview of palliative nursing as a scientific and humanistic approach to caring for individuals experiencing life-limiting illness. Examines approaches to care that combine compassion with quality care measures that address physical, psychological, social, spiritual, cultural, and existential aspects of holistic care of the individual and family across the lifespan. Pre-licensure Programs.

Prerequisites: NURS 355 or RN to BSN major.

(ULTIMATE QUESTIONS)

NURS 365 CLINICAL PATHOPHYSIOLOGY AND PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSING PRACTICE (3 credits)

Application of concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology within the context of nursing care of clients with prevalent chronic and mental health conditions across the lifespan. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 2.

Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 315, NURS 320, NURS 335. Corequisites: NURS 355, NURS 375, NURS 395.

NURS 372 TRAUMA INFORMED CARE (3 credits)

Adverse childhood experiences, exposure to toxic stress, and trauma experiences that can lead to physical and mental health disparities, higher risk behaviors, and learning challenges are examined. Trauma Informed Care and other models such as the Recovery Model are used to explore ways educators and health care professionals can intervene to help develop hardiness and resilience. Systems, institutions, communities, and policies are examined to address those marginalized by trauma.

(U.S. PLURALISM)

NURS 375 INTEGRATED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING II (5 credits)

A knowledge integration course that prepares the student to use sound clinical reasoning in providing safe and effective nursing care with clients across the lifespan experiencing chronic mental and health conditions in a variety of settings. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 2.

Total Course fees: $580.00

Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 315, NURS 320, NURS 335. Corequisites: NURS 355, NURS 365, NURS 395.

NURS 395 NURSING IN MENTAL HEALTH AND ILLNESS ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (3 credits)

Examine promotion of mental health, disease prevention, treatment and nursing care management of mental illness in diverse populations across the lifespan. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 2.

Prerequisites: NURS 305, NURS 315, NURS 320, NURS 335. Corequisites: NURS 355,NURS 365,NURS 375.

NURS 398 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAVEL (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

Prerequisites: IDST 098 previous fall.

NURS 425 TRANSITIONS IN HEALTH AND ILLNESS (3 credits)

Explores essential concepts, knowledge and skills to care for clients and their families across the lifespan during major health and illness transitions. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 3.

Prerequisites: NURS 355, NURS 365, NURS 375, NURS 395. Corequisites: NURS 435, NURS 445, NURS 455.

NURS 435 INTEGRATED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING III (6 credits)

Integrates knowledge of acute nursing care into planning and delivering safe and effective evidenced based nursing care that prioritizes needs and goals, demonstrates skill proficiency, and considers ethical and cultural implications. Lecture/Discussion/Lab. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 3.

Total Course fees: $580.00

Prerequisites: NURS 355, NURS 365, NURS 375, NURS 395. Corequisites: NURS 355, NURS 365, NURS 375, NURS 395.

NURS 455 NURSING CARE OF CLIENTS AND FAMILIES ACROSS THE LIFESPAN WITH ACUTE CONDITIONS (4 credits)

Essential concepts, theories and clinical practice necessary to make safe and effective clinical judgments when providing care to persons with acute conditions and their families. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 3.

Prerequisites: NURS 355, NURS 365, NURS 375, NURS 395. Corequisites: NURS 425, NURS 435, NURS 445.

NURS 460 POPULATION-BASED NURSING (3 credits)

Healthcare issues and nursing interventions from multicultural, domestic and global perspectives. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 4.

Prerequisites: NURS 425, NURS 435, NURS 455. Corequisites: NURS 470, 475.

NURS 462 RN-BSN POPULATION-BASED NURSING (3 credits)

Health care issues and nursing interventions from multicultural, domestic and global perspectives. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. RN-BSN Program: Semester 3.

Prerequisites: NURS 308

NURS 470 NURSING LEADERSHIP (3 credits)

Nursing leadership in healthcare organizations, policy and management. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 4.

Prerequisites: NURS 425, NURS 435, NURS 455. Corequisites: NURS 460, NURS 475.

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

NURS 472 RN-BSN NURSING LEADERSHIP (3 credits)

Nursing leadership in healthcare organizations, policy and managment. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. RN-BSN Program: Semester 3.

Prerequisites: NURS 308

(MAJOR WRITING INTENSIVE)

NURS 475 INTEGRATED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IV (7 credits)

Immersion experience in nursing. Experiential learning that incorporates simulation and practice in leadership, management and population-based nursing care. Pre-licensure Programs.

Total Course fees: $580.00

Prerequisites: NURS 425, NURS 435, NURS 455. Corequisites: NURS 425, NURS 435, NURS 445, NURS 455.

NURS 476 RN-BSN INTEGRATED EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING (6 credits)

Immersion experience in nursing. Experiential learning that incorporates simulation and practice in leadership, management and population-based nursing care in a multi-cultural and global society. R.N. to B.S.N. Program: Semester 4.

Total Course fees: $160.00

Prerequisites: NURS 310, 321, 462, and 472.

NURS 480 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-5 credits)

For students with advanced standing who want to continue to investigate topics of interest developed in required nursing courses or to study material not specifically addressed in other nursing courses.

NURS 498 SPECIAL TOPICS: JAN TERM TRAVEL (4 credits)

Topics vary according to faculty availability and interest. May be repeated for credit with different topics.

(GLOBAL PLURALISM)

NURS 500 NURSING AND THE HEALTHCARE ECOSYSTEM (4 credits)

Provides a foundation for understanding the concept of healthcare ecosystem, its relationships with nursing, and the role of nursing leaders. Using a multidisciplinary perspective, core concepts of the healthcare ecosystem are explored and analyzed as they relate to the nurse clinician, educator, and leader. Also provides foundational content in graduate level evidenced based practice and scholarship.

Prerequisites: Admission to the Master of Science in Nursing Program or Admission as a M.S.N. non-degree-seeking student.

NURS 501 POLICY, ADVOCACY, AND SOCIAL JUSTICE (4 credits)

Explores policies (internal and external) in the healthcare ecosystem that impact the delivery of quality health care outcomes of populations. Learners will utilize professional advocacy to incorporate social, economic, cultural, and political considerations into the care of populations. Application of theories and models of policy making are examined to ascertain progress towards promoting social justice, ethical principles, and empowerment of self and others within the Healthcare Ecosystem.

NURS 510 HEALTH CARE FINANCE AND BUSINESS CONCEPTS (4 credits)

Introduces the concepts of financial management and analysis within the health services industry. Focus on healthcare consumption, supply and demand, healthcare resource allocation, and the impact of health policy on the delivery of health care in the U.S. Includes fiscal data monitoring and management and marketing impacts on the healthcare ecosystem.

Prerequisites: NURS 500.

NURS 511 LEADING THROUGH CHANGE (4 credits)

Explores organizational & systems leadership skills such as: systems thinking, ethical and critical decision making; interprofessional team development and leadership; succession planning and change management. Emphasizes and develops effective leadership skills including the ability to work with diversity, influence behavior, communicate, and be skilled at collaborative negotiation to ensure high quality outcomes.

Prerequisites: NURS 500.

NURS 520 EMERGING HEALTHCARE TRENDS IN WELLNESS AND CHRONIC CONDITIONS (4 credits)

Explores the concept of health across the wellness-illness spectrum with a focus on emerging therapeutic modalities including integrative health. Emphasizes effective management of multiple stakeholders, interprofessional and community resources and optimizing health behavior modalities to improve physical function and symptom management.

Prerequisites: NURS 500.

NURS 521 INFORMATICS AND HEALTHCARE TECHNOLOGY (4 credits)

Evaluation and application of emerging technologies to improve coordination, management, and delivery of care. Advanced skills will be developed in applying health information systems (e.g. EHR) for evidence-based care and education. Includes using informatics and healthcare technology to inform change, improve safety and quality of care, advance patient health literacy and communication, and improve healthcare systems.

Prerequisites: NURS 500.

NURS 530 HEALTH IMPLICATIONS OF THE DYNAMIC ENVIRONMENT (4 credits)

Examines the broad impact of the dynamic built and natural environments on individual and population health. Explores preferred futures that build communities promoting physical and mental wellbeing and looking for upstream solutions to environmental challenges. Health implications related to the natural environment for different populations are explored along with studies in ecological sciences. Basics concepts of ecology are used to support the need for health professionals to expand interprofessional collaboration with experts in other fields: architects, planners, policymakers, social scientists, traffic engineers, developers, law enforcement officers, economists, social marketers, and others to assist in building communities and environments that enhance and promote health.

Prerequisites: NURS 500.

NURS 531 INTEGRATED PRACTICUM (4 credits)

Practice-focused interventions with both direct and indirect experiences. Precepted hours are designed to integrate experiential learning and course content at the advanced nursing practice level with a focus on leadership & population health. Practicum activities are a collaborative effort between faculty and learners to individualize experiences based on program focus and each learner's goals. NURS 530 may be taken prior or concurrently.

Prerequisites: 500, 501, 510, 511, 520, 521, 530 (one course may be taken concurrenlty).