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Simulation orientation video

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Courses at the 300-level

NURS 302: Health Care Organizations

The unique aspects of health care organizations are examined. Topics include governance, leadership challenges, performance improvement, finance, ethics, and regulation. Comparisons are made to traditional business organizations.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 201 or consent of department chair.
NURS 303: Health Policy and Contemporary Issues

Policymaking processes and current policies affecting delivery of health care for individuals and populations are examined. Effectiveness, impact on cost, accessibility, and quality of care are analyzed.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 201 or consent of department chair.
NURS 312: Death and Dying

Students explore their own feelings about death and dying from historical, ethical, and legal perspectives.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Consent of instructor
NURS 313: Mental Health and Aging

Focus is on mental health issues as they relate to the elderly. Using a primary, secondary, tertiary intervention framework, issues related to loneliness, loss, isolation, and grief are explored. (Formerly Health Maintenance of the Elderly.)
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • SOC 217 or consent of instructor
NURS 314: Health and Aging

An interdisciplinary approach is taken to the health/mental health of older adults. Normal aging is compared to disease/ disorders. Students cannot receive credit for both GRTL 314 and NURS 314.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Completion of at least 45 credit hours
NURS 316: Physical Assessment of the Adult and Child

Diagnostic skills are used to assess clients of all age groups. Assessment of health and developmental status is done through interview, inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • RN students
NURS 340: Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing

Psychiatric/mental health theory, practice, and the professional role are introduced, with emphasis on the adult client. Common psychiatric disorders across the lifespan are included.
6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 222
  • NURS 223
  • NURS 224
  • NURS 220
NURS 342: Adult Health Nursing I

Focus is on the promotion of health and the management of illness in the adult client. Students learn to manage client care in various settings and to develop professional behaviors through learning activities and practice situations.
6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 222
  • NURS 223
  • NURS 224
  • NURS 220
  • NURS 340
NURS 344: Maternal Newborn Nursing

Nursing theory and application are introduced in the practicum setting, with focus on the comprehensive and continuing care of expectant and newly expanded family systems.
6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 222
  • NURS 223
  • NURS 224
  • NURS 220
NURS 346: Nursing of Children and Families

The nursing care of children is examined within the context of the individual, family, and community. Principles of growth and development, health promotion, and therapeutic interventions are analyzed and applied.
6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 222
  • NURS 223
  • NURS 224
  • NURS 220
  • NURS 344
NURS 370: Public and Community Health Nursing

Principles of public health and nursing are synthesized and applied to the care of families and populations in theory and in practice. Ethnographic, epidemiological, and public policy approaches are used to understand public health issues.
6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • For general students: NURS 340, 342, 344, 346
  • For licensed RN students: acceptance by Department of Nursing for senior level
NURS 372: Adult Health Nursing II

Focus continues on the promotion of health and the management of illness in adult clients. Students expand their knowledge and nursing practice in various settings. Professional behaviors are also developed.
6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 340
  • NURS 342
  • NURS 344
  • NURS 346
NURS 374: Contemporary Professional Nursing

Major topics pertinent to professional development and practice are analyzed in depth. Leadership and management theories, contemporary nursing issues, and factors facilitating professional achievements are also presented.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 340
  • NURS 342
  • NURS 344
  • NURS 346
NURS 375: Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

Professional values, roles, and issues, as well as client population-focused issues are discussed in seminar and applied in practicum. Students select a clinical setting in which the transition from student to professional nurse is fostered.
6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • NURS 372
  • NURS 374
NURS 376: Issues and Challenges in Contemporary Nursing Practice

Professional values, roles, and issues pertinent to the contemporary health care environment are examined.
6 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • RN student and NURS 370
NURS 390H-391H: Directed Study

Individual research and/or creative projects in nursing are conducted for two semesters.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Honors program in nursing

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