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NURS 221 Pre Professional Development 1 cr Facilitates the development of professional behaviors roles and responsibilities Provides opportunity for professional development community service and continuing education Nursing elective graded pass fail Guidelines available through Department of Nursing Prerequisite Pre nursing or nursing major sophomore level NURS 222 Math for Meds 1 cr Enables the student to develop calculation skills using the dimensional analysis technique to safely calculate and administer medications NURS 223 Art and Aesthetics in Nursing 1 cr Provides a framework to foster caring and critical thinking in nursing Artistic forms are utilized as transformative learning experiences to convey the concerns and feelings of others the sensitivity to the contexts in which others live their cultures and the unique ways they live in the world Nursing elective graded pass fail NURS 253 Nursing Perspectives 3 cr Focuses on introductory concepts of the discipline of professional nursing Open to the general university student Prerequisites ENGL 110 and PSY 111 CS 45 NURS 255 Nursing Foundations 5 cr Formulates deliberate and caring nursing actions based on scientific priniciples using the nursing process and directed toward meeting the specific needs of the adult client from diverse backgrounds within a health care setting Emphasis of this course is on effective communication techniques theoretical concepts and psychomotor skills which lead to the development of more complex nursing knowledge and practice CS 45 C L 90 NURS 263 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention 3 cr Introduces nursing theories and concepts basic for maintaining and promoting health through the life span Clinical experiences occur in various community agencies and settings Prerequisites COMM 110 HMS 213 240 and NURS 253 CS 30 C L 45 NURS 264 Health Assessment 4 cr Applies methods required for a nursing health assessment in classroom and laboratory setting Prerequisites BIOL 220 221 CHEM 115 and HMS 213 CS 45 C L 45 NURS 321 Gerontological Nursing 2 cr Fosters an awareness and understanding of the aging population by investigating the biopsychosocial and spiritual needs of the elderly population The issues of wellness health and function are addressed The student is expected to gain an understanding of nursing and nursing s role in providing care for the older population Prerequisites NURS 256 263 264 or permission of instructor NURS 365 Adult Health Nursing I 5 cr Focuses on nursing care of adults experiencing common health problems with predictable outcomes in selected body systems including concepts of absorption elimination regulation mobility perceptual dysfunction cell injury and inflammation altered immune responses and perioperative principles Concepts important in understanding health and illness in the elderly are included Clinical experiences occur in laboratory simulation and perioperative settings Prerequisites NURS 256 263 and 264 CS 45 C L 90 NURS 375 Adult Health Nursing II 5 cr Focuses on nursing care of adults including the elderly who experience chronic and or progressive health problems in selected body systems Concepts of sensation oxygenation digestion regulation movement coordination and abnormal cell growth are included Principles and practices of intravenous therapy are applied to the adult client Clinical experiences occur in the laboratory medical and rehabilitation settings of the hospital Prerequisite NURS 365 CS 45 C L 90 NURS 382 LPN to BSN Bridge Course 2 cr Facilitates the transition of Licensed Practical Nurses into baccalaureate education by emphasizing core theory and clinical experience utilizing strategies of adult learning The course content is derived from NURS 256 365 and 375 Clinical experiences occur in the laboratory medical surgical and rehabilitation health care settings Prerequisite Acceptance as advanced standing student CS 15 C L 45 NURS 383 RN Bridge Course 1 3 cr Facilitates the transition of registered nurses into baccalaureate nursing education by emphasizing core theory and clinical practice within an adult learner environment Prerequisites ENGL 110 COMM 110 PSY 111 SOC 101 NURS 264 and acceptance as advanced standing student NURS 384 Adult Health Nursing III 4 cr Focuses on advanced nursing care of adults experiencing acute complex and potentially unstable illnesses and injuries Concepts principles and theories relating to adaptation and life support management of regulatory systems are included Clinical experiences include laboratory simulation and life system support settings including critical care areas dialysis and emergency trauma services Prerequisite NURS 375 CS 30 C L 90 NURS 385 Women s Health Nursing 5 cr Emphasizes theories and clinical nursing practices relating to women s health child bearing the newborn and health practices within families Prerequisite NURS 375 CS 37 5 C L 112 5 NURS 397 Nursing Internship 1 6 cr Fosters development of clinical nursing skills and decision making in approved health care agencies Nursing elective graded pass fail Guidelines available through Department of Nursing Prerequisite NURS 256 263 and 264 One semester credit hour minimum of 45 hours of clinical study NURS 421 Nursing Leadership Development 1 cr Provides opportunities to implement leadership skills in professional roles and community service Promotes activities in professionalism continuing education and networking Nursing elective graded pass fail Guidelines available through Department of Nursing Prerequisites NURS 256 263 and 264 NURS 422 Therapeutic Touch 2 cr This elective course explores the scientific theoretical and clinical foundations of therapeutic touch Contemporary research findings are discussed and critiqued Blends both didactic and experiential learning into a balanced grounded approach to this new version of an ancient caring healing art Prerequisites junior or senior year or faculty approval CS 30 NURS 443 Child Health Nursing 3 cr Applies theories concepts and competencies in providing nursing care for children Prerequisites NURS 384 and 385 CS 30 C L 45 NURS 453 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing 3 cr Applies psychosocial concepts and theories in psychiatric mental health nursing within a nursing process framework for care of the mentally ill Prerequisites NURS 384 and 385 and PSY 270 CS 22 5 C L 67 5 NURS 456 Community Health Nursing 6 cr Operationalizes principles and concepts of community health nursing as well as basic


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