Nursing

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33.313L Nursing Assessment and Skills Lab Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 33014
Status Active

This laboratory course introduces students to the foundations of communication, nursing assessment, and psychomotor skills guided by standards of nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the integration and application of these skills through the use of critical thinking.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.210 Nursing Fundamentals and Skill, and Co-req: 33.313 Nursing Assessment and Skills.

33.210L Nursing Fundamentals Lab Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 34583
Status Active

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 33.210 Nursing Fundamentals.

33.101 Strategies for Acad Success Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 33747
Status Active

This introductory course will assist nursing students to learn strategies for creating greater academic, professional, and personal success. Specific attention will be given to exploring the profession of nursing, academic integrity, goal setting, time management, critical thinking and communicating with others. Consideration will be given to note taking skills, test reading and studying, writing, test-taking strategies, library use and research techniques, wellness and stress management, and campus resources.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Restricted to Nursing Majors.

33.103 Academic Strategies Portfolio Seminar Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 35273
Status Active

Nursing students with a diploma in nursing, associate degree in nursing, or second baccalaureate degree will submit a portfolio to demonstrate how they have met the course objectives. The portfolio will show evidence of goal setting and time management, UML library orientation for literature searches, understanding of academic integrity and writing and referencing using APA style. Students will participate in seminar(s) on communication, cultural sensitivity , and conflict resolution.

33.210 Nursing Fundamentals Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 34582
Status Active

This course enables students to begin their basic knowledge of nursing. The course provides an organizing framework, based on Gordon's functional health patterns, that is strictly nursing. Therapeutic nursing interventions are incorporated into the more detailed discussion of each of the functional health patterns. A separate laboratory component is included for demonstration and practice of nursing interventions. At the conclusion of this course students will demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing intervention for individuals in a clinical setting.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Nursing Majors, Sophomore level; Co-Reqs: 33.210L, and 33.312.

33.301 Research in Nursing and Health Care Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4545
Status Active

This course provides an overview of the research process. Health care research interests and the methodology of various disciplines are examined. Through a review of research studies, students examine the basic steps in the process of research. Ethical problems in the world of research are explored and students learn how research influences health care practice and policy.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Nursing Majors only.

33.306 Health Assessment Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4550
Status Active

This combined didactic and laboratory course builds on the students' professional nursing education and experiences through the inclusion of health assessment information as applied to the professional nursing role in the community setting. Emphasis is on systematic data collection including thorough history taking, physical examination, screening and risk-factor recognition.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Nursing (BS); RN's only.

33.307 Concepts for Baccalaureate Nursing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 4551
Status Active

This course is designated as a transition course for registered nurse students pursuing a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing. This course aims to refine critical thinking skills and analyze nursing's unique contribution to health care. Consideration is given to the interrelationships of theory, research, and practice. Special emphasis is placed on the concepts of health promotion and risk reduction as they relate to individuals and families who are at risk for or experiencing health problems. This course includes a practicum component that focuses on the development of interventions to promote the health of individuals and families at risk.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Academic Plan Nursing (BS); RN's only.

33.308 Health Promotion in Nursing Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4552
Status Active

This course is designed as a transition course for registered nurse students pursuing a baccalaureate degree with a major in nursing. It introduces the theory and research related to the concepts of health/ promotion and risk reduction. These concepts are presented as essential components of professional nursing practice. This course includes a clinical practicum which focuses on the development of interventions to promote the health of individuals and families. This course aims to refine critical thinking skills and analyze nursing's unique contribution to health care. Consideration is given to the interrelationships of theory, research and practice.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-req: 33.309 Health Promotion in Nursing Practice Practicum. and Academic Plan Nursing (BS); RN's only.

33.309 Health Promotion in Nursing Practice Practicum Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 33015
Status Active

This course is a clinical practicum which focuses on the development of interventions to promote the health of individuals and families. This course aims to refine critical thinking skills and analyze nursing's unique contribution to health care. Consideration is given to the interrelationships of theory, research and practice.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.103 Academic Strategies Portfolio, 33.301 Research in Nursing and Health Care, 33.306 Health Assessment, 33.307 Concepts for Baccalaureate Nursing and Co-req: 33.308 Health Promotion in Nursing Practice.

33.310 Health Promotion Risk Reduction Families I Credits: 5

Course Details
Min Credits 5
Max Credits 5
Course ID 4553
Status Active

This course focuses on health promotion and risk reduction with young individuals and families who are responding to potential or actual physical and psychosocial health problems. Content is centered on holistic nursing care from a lifespan perspective beginning in pregnancy and ending with adolescence.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 33.311 Hlth Promotn Fam Pract I.

33.311 Hlth Promotion and Risk Reduction of Families Practicum I Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4554
Status Active

This community-based clinical course is focused on health promotion of young families including childbearing women, infants, children, and adolescents. A portion of the clinical experience consists of establishing a relationship by the student with a family. first four semesters of nursing curriculum.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Restricted to Juniors or Higher Level Nursing Majors.

33.312 Concepts of Professional Nursing Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4555
Status Active

Nursing as a health profession is introduced in this foundation course. The concepts of health promotion, communication, critical thinking, culture, nursing theory and research, and therapeutic nursing interventions are presented. Within the context of the American Nurses' Association Standards of Clinical Nursing Practice, standards of professional performance are introduced and standards of care are emphasized. First four semesters of nursing curriculum.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-Req: Nursing majors, Sophomore level; Co-Req: 33.210 Nursing Fundamentals and 33.210L Nursing Fundamentals Lab.

33.313 Nursing Assessment and Skills Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4556
Status Active

This course introduces students to the foundations of communication, nursing assessment, and psychomotor skills guided by standards of nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the integration and application of these skills through the use of critical thinking.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.210 Nursing Fundamentals and Skill, and Co-req: 33.313L Nursing Assessment and Skills Lab.

33.314 Health Promotion Risk Reduction Families II Credits: 5

Course Details
Min Credits 5
Max Credits 5
Course ID 4557
Status Active

This course focuses on health promotion and risk reduction with adults and their families who are responding to potential or actual biopsychosocial health problems. Content is centered on holistic nursing care throughout the adult lifespan.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.210, 33.210L, 33.301, 33.312, 30.319 and Co-req: 33.315.

33.315 Health Promotion Family Practicum II Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4558
Status Active

In this clinical course, students provide nursing care to adult clients and their families. The focus is the development of specifically tailored therapeutic interventions to promote the health of these clients and assist with potential or actual health problems.

33.318 Pharmacology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30340
Status Active

This course focuses on the study of pharmacology. Pharmacology is the study of drugs prescribed to prevent, cure or care for disease processes. The nursing focus highlights major health problems across the lifespan to include pharmacological management.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Restricted to Juniors or Higher Level Nursing Majors.

33.319 Pathophysiology Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30878
Status Active

33.320 Community-Focused Health and Policy Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37806
Status Active

This course provides a foundation to community health nursing with the community, family and individual as Client. This course presents an overview of the US health care delivery system with an emphasis on the role of government in healthcare, Medicaid, and current efforts at healthcare reform.

33.321 Independent Study Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 30341
Status Active

Independent Study on a topic chosen by the student and agreed on by the faculty member.

33.322 Independent Study Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 30342
Status Active

33.323 Independent Studies Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 30865
Status Active

Independent Studies

33.324 Community-Focused Project Implementation Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 37882
Status Active

This course focuses on improving the health of one aspect of the community. Students analyze health problems in identified communities. Interventions for community as client are developed and implemented and the effectiveness of applied interventions in evaluated.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Nursing (BS); RN's Only.

33.325 Community-Focused Project Dissemination Credits: 1

Course Details
Min Credits 1
Max Credits 1
Course ID 37883
Status Active

This one credit course focuses on the dissemination of the results of a community based program. Students develop presentations which describe methods used to identify, intervene and evaluate the health problems of a community. Students are required to present their findings at a formal dissemination venue identified by faculty.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Nursing (BS); RN's Only.

33.410 Acute Care Nursing Credits: 5

Course Details
Min Credits 5
Max Credits 5
Course ID 4567
Status Active

This course addresses the nursing care of adults with life threatening conditions. Particular attention is paid to nursing care of clients with increasing complexity and acuity levels.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Reqs: 33.411 Nsg Acute Care Practicum, 33.412 Com Hlth & Health Policy.

33.411 Acute Care Nursing Practicum Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4568
Status Active

In this clinical course, students provide nursing care to adults in the acute care setting. The focus of the experience is the development of specifically tailored therapeutic interventions in providing care to adults with acute illness.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Reqs: 33.410 Nsg Acute Care, 33.412 Com Hlth & Health Policy.

33.412 Community Health and Health Policy Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4569
Status Active

This course analyzes the development of policy and its impact on the health of populations. Students apply epidemiology and community health science to population-based nursing practice. Students identify a community health problem that can be addressed through health promotion activities.

33.413 Role Transition Credits: 4

Course Details
Min Credits 4
Max Credits 4
Course ID 4570
Status Active

This capstone course focuses on the transition to the professional nursing role. Content includes professional issues, trends, and leadership and management principles which impact on nursing practice. Students analyze nursing practice in relation to the standards of professional performance.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-Req: 33.414 Role Practicum.

33.414 Role Transition Practicum Credits: 6

Course Details
Min Credits 6
Max Credits 6
Course ID 4571
Status Active

During this clinical experience the student works collaboratively with nurse preceptor and other members of the health team. The student becomes increasingly self-directed in carrying out the professional nursing role.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Co-req: 33.413 Role Transition.

33.415 Community Health Project Credits: 2

Course Details
Min Credits 2
Max Credits 2
Course ID 4572
Status Active

The student applies the ANA Public Health Nursing Scope and Standards of Nursing Practice with community as client. Teams of students utilize community assessment data collected from previous semester to develop, implement and evaluate a community health promotion activity.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.412 Com Hlth & Health Policy

33.420 Leadership in Nursing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37884
Status Active

This course focuses on leadership roles, responsibilities, and opportunities for the professional nurse. Course content includes professional issues, trends, and leadership and managerial principles pertinent to healthcare and nursing practice. Students explore professional perspectives, norms, and ethical standards essential in values-driven management and leadership.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: Nursing (BS); RN's Only.

33.421 Selected Topics in Nursing Credits: 3

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 37885
Status Active

Selected Topics in Nursing is a course for advanced undergraduates in the RN-BS option. The content will vary from semester to semester depending on the research interest of the faculty member(s) teaching the course.

Pre/Co-Requisites: Pre-req: 33.307 Concepts for Baccalaureate Nursing, 33.308 Health Promotion in Nursing, and Nursing (BS); RN's Only.