Nursing (NU)

NU-193 Special Topics in Nursing for First Year Students

LASC Categories: FYS

Introductory level course covering topics of special interest to first year students. Offered only as a First Year Seminar.

Every year. 3 Credits

NU-200 Introduction to Professional Nursing I

Prerequisites: BI-161, BI-162, BI-206, CH-112, EN-101, EN-102
Prerequisites or Corequisite: NU-206 and HE-120.

Nursing is introduced as an art and science focusing on critical thinking and decision making. clinical occurs in on-campus labs and long-term care facilities.

Every year. 5 Credits

NU-203 Transition from LPN to Professional Nursing

Prerequisites: BI-161 BI-162 CH-112 EN-101 EN-102.
Prerequisites or Corequisite: BI-206 MA-150 PS-101

This course focuses on the transitions from the Licesnsed Practical Nurse to the Baccalaureate prepared Registered Nurse.

1 Credit

NU-206 Principles of Pathophysiology and Pharmocology I

Prerequisites: BI-161 and BI-162 and CH-112 and BI-206 and EN-102
Corequisites: NU-200 and HE-120

This course is a two semester continuation course which combines assessment of the human conditions which result in pathophysiology. The pharmacological therapies are integrated into the content.

Every year. 3 Credits

NU-210 Introduction to Professional Nursing II

Prerequisites: NU-200 NU-206 SO-100 PS-101
Corequisites: NU-216

Health of individuals and families is assessed. Communication, physicl assessment, nursing process and other skills for professional practice are introduced. Medication calculations continue and the administration of medication is introduced. Lecture, an on-campus laboratory on physical assessment and off-campus clinical experiences in sub-acute care agencies are included in this course.

Spring only and every year. 5 Credits

NU-213 Health Assessment for the LPN

Prerequisites: NU-203, NU-206.
Prerequisites or Corequisite: NU-216, HE-120

The LPN student will develop an increased knowledge base and skills related to performing a complete health assessment including a physical exam on the adult patient.

Fall only and every year. 2 Credits

NU-216 Principles of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology II

Prerequisites: NU-200 PS-101 SO-100 NU-206
Corequisites: NU 210 must be completed as a co-requisite.

The focus of this course is on the study of relationships of pathophysiology to pharmacotherapy. Students examine health problems across the lifespan which result in alterations in human functioning. The therapeutic pharmacological interventions which promote the reparative process are integrated into the content

Spring only and every year. 3 Credits

NU-310 Nursing Science I

Prerequisites: NU-210 NU-216 MA-150 BI-206.
Prerequisites or Corequisite: NU-430 as required corequisite

Students will apply the nursing process when caring for the childbearing family and adult medical-surgical patients. Concepts of wellness, disease and health behaviors will be examined as the nursing process is operationalized in the care of adult medical-surgical patients and the child-bearing family. Lecture and off-campus clinical experiences in maternal-child health nursing and medical-surgical nursing are included in this course.

Every year. 9 Credits

NU-311 Nursing Science I

Prerequisites: NU-203 and NU-216
Prerequisites or Corequisite: NU-430

Concepts of wellness, disease and health behaviors will be examined in the adult medical-surgical patients and the childbearing family. Track III only.

Fall only and every year. 7 Credits

NU-315 Group Communication Seminar I

Prerequisites: NU-310 NU-430
Prerequisites or Corequisite: NU-340

The focus of this course is on effectively assessing, analyzing and problem solving the processes of group interactions with peers in the classroom in order to integrate this information into various health care settings.

Spring only and every year. 1 Credit

NU-332 Transition to Professional Nursing

LASC Categories: WAC

Prerequisites: EN-102 BI-161 BI-162 PS-101 SO-100 BI-206 MA-150.
Prerequisites or Corequisite: NU-333 and NU-334

This course focuses on nursing knowledge and theory as foundations of professional nursing. The elements of the Department of Nursing's conceptual nursing practice model are analyzed and examined in terms of nursing, diagnostic, and teaching-learning processes. Legal, ethical and environmental factors are studied in relation to their impact on person/environment unity. The format is a hybrid or blended format. Track II only.

Fall only and every year. 3 Credits

NU-333 Health Informatics

LASC Categories: QR

Prerequisites: MA-150 BI-161 BI-162 EN-101 EN-102 PS-101 SO-100 BI-20
Prerequisites or Corequisite: NU-332 and NU-334

Nursing Informatics combines knowledge and skills from nursing science, computer science, information science and cognitive science to design and implement automated systems that support the nursing process in the delivery of healthcare services. Students will explore their own role as nurses in implementing patient-centered care in an environment of advancing technology. Students will critically evaluate health information systems and their role in patient safety, safe medication administration, maintenance of patient privacy, data security, and efficacy of health care processes. Meets online. Track II only.

Fall only and every year. 3 Credits

NU-334 Selected Mechanisms of Disease and Related Pharmocology

Prerequisites: MA-150 BI-161 BI-162 EN-101 EN-102 PS-101 SO-100 BI-206.

The focus of this course is on the study of the interrelatedness of pathophysiology and pharmacodynamics. This nursing focus examines health problems across the lifespan which produce alterations in human functioning and the subsequent response, along with the pharmacological management of these problems. Interventions focus on the reparative process. Meets in a blended/hybrid format. Track II only.

Every year. 3 Credits

NU-340 Nursing Science II

LASC Categories: DAC, WAC

Prerequisites: NU-310 NU-430 EN-102
Prerequisites or Corequisite: NU-315

Concepts of wellness, disease, and health behavior are examined as the nursing process is operationalized in the care of pediatric patients and acutely ill medical-surgical patients. Lecture and an off-site clinical experience are included in this course.

Spring only and every year. 9 Credits

NU-342 Health Assessment

Prerequisites: NU-332 and NU-333 and NU-334
Corequisites: NU-430 and NU-432

The nursing process is used as the organizing framework to identify person/environment unity of individuals. A variety of skills and theories relevant to professional nursing practice are utilized. The student will develop an increased knowledge base and skills related to performing a complete physical examination of the adult and pediatric client. The format is a weekly three-hour lab/lecture on campus. Track II only.

Spring only and every year. 4 Credits

NU-344 Nursing Science II

LASC Categories: DAC

Prerequisites: NU-311 and NU-430

Concepts of wellness, disease, and health behaviors are examined as the nursing process is operationalized in the care of pediatric patients and acutely ill medical-surgical patients. Lecture and an off-campus clinical experience are included in this course. Track III only.

Spring only and every year. 7 Credits

NU-357 Global Perspectives in Health

LASC Categories: GP, ICW

Interactive course preparing students for global service immersion experience in partnership with host country.

Other or on demand and other or on demand. 3 Credits

NU-408 Directed Study: Nursing

Directed study offers students, who because of unusual circumstances may be unable to register for a course when offered, the opportunity to complete an existing course with an established syllabus under the direction and with agreement from a faculty member.

3 Credits

NU-415 Group Communication Seminar II

Prerequisites: NU-315 and NU-430
Prerequisites or Corequisite: NU-440

The independent and interdependent role of the professional nurse as an agent of change is examined.

Fall only and every year. 1 Credit

NU-430 Research Seminar in Nursing

LASC Categories: QAC

Prerequisites: MA-150
Prerequisites or Corequisite: NU-310

The focus is on the development of the student as a consumer of nursing research and the utilization of research findings in practice.

Fall only and every year. 3 Credits

NU-432 Advanced Nursing Perspectives in Chronic Illness

LASC Categories: DAC

The focus of this course is on the study and practice of nursing directed at health promotion/prevention/restoration of clients with chronic person/environment disunity. The format is a hybrid course. Track II only.

Fall only and every year. 3 Credits

NU-440 Nursing Science III

Prerequisites: NU-315 NU-340
Prerequisites or Corequisite: NU-415

Students practice professional nursing with acutely ill adults in mental health care settings and identify multiple aspects of community and public health issues. critical thinking and decision making skills are developed and applied. lecture and off-campus clinical experiences are included in this course.

Fall only and every year. 8 Credits

NU-450 Leadership in Nursing

LASC Categories: WAC

Prerequisites: NU-415 NU-440
Corequisites: NU-460 NU-470 as a required corequisite

This course focuses on theories of leadership, management, delegation and supervision, which supports the knowledge skills and values integrated by the nurse into professional leadership behavior. Current trends in nursing and in research relating to nursing leadership and management are explored.

Spring only and every year. 3 Credits

NU-452 Professional Nursing Leadership and Organization

Prerequisites: NU-342 and NU-430 and NU-432
Prerequisites or Corequisite: NU-472 and NU-473

Hybrid Format. Track II only.

Fall only and every year. 3 Credits

NU-460 Nursing Science IV

Prerequisites: NU-415 NU-440
Corequisites: NU-450 NU-470 as required corequisite

The focus is on theories of leadership management, change, and communication which support development of professional nursing. Complex health problems are studied in classrooms and clinical settings.

Spring only and every year. 3 Credits

NU-470 Nursing: Capstone

LASC Categories: CAP

Prerequisites: NU-415 NU-440
Corequisites: NU-450 NU-460

This 7 credit course focuses on EB Practice in which students will demonstrate the integration and synthesis of all previous learning in the nursing major. Complex health problems will be studied in the clinical setting. Preceptorship opportunities are available to eligible students.

Spring only and every year. 7 Credits

NU-472 Community/Public Health Nursing

LASC Categories: CAP

Prerequisites: NU-342 and NU-430 and NU-432
Prerequisites or Corequisite: NU-452 and NU-473

The focus of this course is on the study and practice of community-oriented nursing. Theories and environmental factors which influence the health of communities are analyzed. The format is a four-hour lecture/seminar. Hybrid format. Track II only.

Fall only and every year. 6 Credits

NU-473 Health Policy

Prerequisites: NU-342 and NU-430 and NU-432
Corequisites: NU-452 and NU-472

This course introduces the basic framework for health policy with focus on research, review and analysis of the major components of the US health policies in health care. Online/blended format. Track II only.

Fall only and every year. 3 Credits

NU-480 Independent Study in Nursing

Opportunities for students to engage in special studies in nursing according to individual interests and faculty availability.

Fall and Spring and every year. 1-6 Credits