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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.