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Strategies for Acad Success (Formerly 33.101)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: Restricted to Nursing Majors.

Academic Strategies Portfolio Seminar (Formerly 33.103)

Description

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.

Nursing Fundamentals (Formerly 33.210)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: Nursing Majors, Sophomore level; Co-Reqs: NURS 2100L, and NURS 3120.

Nursing Fundamentals Lab (Formerly 33.210L)

Description

There is currently no description available for this course.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: NURS.2100 Nursing Fundamentals.

Introduction to Nursing Practice (Formerly 33.212)

Description

Nursing as a health profession is introduced in this foundation course. The course is organized using functional health patterns. Within the context of the American Nurses Association Standards of Clinical Practice, standards of professional performance are introduced and standards of care are emphasized. Students, at the completion of this course, will demonstrate an understanding of the nursing process and competencies to perform basic nursing interventions in a laboratory and a clinical setting. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Diversity and Cultural Awareness (DCA).

Prerequisites

Co-req: NURS 2120L Intro to Nursing Prac Lab and NURS 2120R Introduction to Nursing Practice Medication Calcs and sophomore level.

Introduction to Nursing Practice Laboratory (Formerly 33.212L)

Description

This course enables students to apply their basic theoretical knowledge of nursing in a laboratory and clinical setting. The course is organized using functional health patterns. At the conclusion of this course, students will demonstrate competency in performing basic nursing interventions for individuals in a clinical setting.

Prerequisites

NURS 2120L - Co-Req 2120/2120R

Introduction to Nursing Practice Medication Calcs (Formerly 33.212R)

Description

This course reviews the mathematics necessary to complete drug calculations This course reviews the mathematics necessary to complete drug calculations using dimensional analysis. It covers the metric and household system of weights and measures. The focus of the course is on the completion of drug dosages for oral and parenteral medication.

Prerequisites

NURS 2120R - Co-Req 2120/2120L

Research in Nursing and Health Care (Formerly 33.301)

Description

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. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Information Literacy (IL).

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: Nursing Majors only.

Health Assessment (Formerly 33.306)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Academic Plan Nursing (BS); RN's only.

Concepts for Baccalaureate Nursing (Formerly 33.307)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Academic Plan Nursing (BS); RN's only.

Health Promotion in Nursing (Formerly 33.308)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-req: NURS.3090 Health Promotion in Nursing Practice Practicum. and Academic Plan Nursing (BS); RN's only.

Health Promotion in Nursing Practice Practicum (Formerly 33.309)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: NURS 1030 Academic Strategies Portfolio, NURS 3010 Research in Nursing and Health Care, NURS 3060 Health Assessment, NURS 3070 Concepts for Baccalaureate Nursing and Co-req: NURS 3080 Health Promotion in Nursing Practice.

Health Promotion Risk Reduction Families I (Formerly 33.310)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: NURS.3110 Hlth Promotn Fam Pract I.

Hlth Promotion and Risk Reduction of Families Practicum I (Formerly 33.311)

Description

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. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Applied & Integrative Learning (AIL).

Prerequisites

Restricted to Juniors or Higher Level Nursing Majors.

Concepts of Professional Nursing (Formerly 33.312)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-Req: Nursing majors, Sophomore level; Co-Req: NURS 2100 Nursing Fundamentals and NURS 2100L Nursing Fundamentals Lab.

Nursing Assessment and Skills (Formerly 33.313)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: NURS.3130L Nursing Assessment &Skills Lab.

Nursing Assessment and Skills Lab (Formerly 33.313L)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-req: NURS.3130 Nursing Assessment and Skills.

Health Promotion Risk Reduction Families II (Formerly 33.314)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-Req: NURS.3150 Health Promotion Family Practicum II.

Health Promotion Family Practicum II (Formerly 33.315)

Description

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. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Social Responsibility & Ethics (SRE).

Pharmacology (Formerly 33.318)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Restricted to Juniors or Higher Level Nursing Majors.

Community-Focused Health and Policy (Formerly 33.320)

Description

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.

Independent Study (Formerly 33.321)

Description

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

Independent Study (Formerly 33.322)

Description

There is currently no description available for this course.

Independent Studies (Formerly 33.323)

Description

Independent Studies

Community-Focused Project Implementation (Formerly 33.324)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

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

Community-Focused Project Dissemination (Formerly 33.325)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

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

Acute Care Nursing (Formerly 33.410)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-Reqs: NURS 4110 Nsg Acute Care Practicum, NURS 4120 Com Hlth & Health Policy. Students must be in the School of Nursing UMass Lowell program.

Acute Care Nursing Practicum (Formerly 33.411)

Description

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. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Critical Thinking & Problem Solving (CTPS).

Prerequisites

Co-Reqs: NURS 4100 Nsg Acute Care, NURS 4120 Com Hlth & Health Policy. Students must be in the School of Nursing UMass Lowell program.

Community Health and Health Policy (Formerly 33.412)

Description

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.

Role Transition (Formerly 33.413)

Description

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. Meets Core Curriculum Essential Learning Outcome for Written & Oral Communication (WOC).

Prerequisites

Co-Req: NURS.4140 Role Practicum.

Role Transition Practicum (Formerly 33.414)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Co-req: NURS.4130 Role Transition.

Community Health Project (Formerly 33.415)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: NURS.4120 Com Hlth & Health Policy

Leadership in Nursing (Formerly 33.420)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

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

Selected Topics in Nursing (Formerly 33.421)

Description

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.

Prerequisites

Pre-req: NURS 3070 Concepts for Baccalaureate Nursing, NURS 3080 Health Promotion in Nursing, and Nursing (BS); RN's Only.