ACADEMICS

  • Nursing Courses

    Nursing Courses: Track I, II and III

    (Open only to students who have been accepted into the undergraduate
    nursing major)
     
    TRACK I (Undergraduate)
     
    NU 200 Introduction to Professional Nursing I
    Prerequisites: BI 161, BI 162; CH 112; EN 101, EN 102
    Corequisites: BI 204, NU 205
    Philosophy and conceptual framework of the program is introduced. Nursing theory, history and professional practice roles are presented. Medical terminology is introduced as well as introduction to medication calculations.
    Offered Fall semester every year. 5 credits.
     
    NU 205 Pathophysiology
    Prerequisites: BI 161, BI 162; CH 112; EN 101, EN 102
    Corequisites: BI 206, PS 210, NU 200
    Students will develop beginning principles in providing nursing care for individuals with altered pathophysiological responses
    Offered Fall semester every year. 3 credits.
     
    NU 210 Introduction to Professional Nursing II
    Prerequisite: NU 200, NU 205, PS 101, SO 100
    Corequisites: HE 120, NU 215, CS 124
    Health of individuals and families is assessed. Communication, physical 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.
    Offered Spring semester every year. 5 credits.
     
    NU 215 Pharmacology
    Prerequisite: NU 200, NU 205, PS 101, SO 100
    Corequisites: HE 120, NU 210, CS 124
    Students will learn underlying principles of safe and competent medication administration.
    Offered Spring semester every year. 3 credits.
     
    NU 310 Nursing Science I
    LASC—Writing Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisites: NU 210, NU 215; HE 120, CS 124, MA 150, BI 206
    Corequisite: NU 430
    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 childbearing family. Lecture and off-campus clinical experiences in maternal-child health nursing and medical-surgical nursing are included in this course.
    Offered Fall semester every year. 9 credits.
     
    NU 315 Group Communication Seminar I
    Prerequisite: NU 310, NU 430
    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.
    Offered Spring semester every year. 1 credit.
     
    NU 340 Nursing Science II
    LASC—Writing Across the Curriculum; Diversity Across the Curriculum
    Prerequisites: NU 310, NU 430
    Corequisite: NU 315

    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.
    Offered Spring semester every year. 9 credits.

    NU 415 Group Communication Seminar II
    Prerequisites: NU 315 and NU 340
    Corequisite: NU 440
    The independent and interdependent role of the professional nurse as an agent of change is examined.
    Offered Fall semester every year. 1 credit.
     
    NU 430 Research Seminar in Nursing
    Prerequisite: MA 150
    Corequisites: 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.
    Offered Fall semester every year. 3 credits.
     

    NU 440 Nursing Science III
    Prerequisites: NU 315 and NU 340
    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.
    Offered Fall semester every year. 8 credits.
     
    NU 450 Leadership in Nursing
    Prerequisites: NU 415, NU 440
    Corequisites: NU 460, NU 470
    This course focuses on theories of leadership, management, delegation and supervision, which supports the knowledge, skill 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.
    Offered Spring semester every year. 3 credits.
     
    NU 460 Nursing Science IV
    Prerequisite: NU 415, NU 440
    Corequisites: NU 450, NU 470
    The focus is on the study and practice of nursing directed at health promotion/restoration of clients with chronic person/environment disunity. Complex health problems are studied in classrooms and clinical settings. Preceptorship opportunities are available to eligible students.
    Offered Spring semester every year. 8 credits.
     

    NU 470 Nursing: Capstone
    Prerequisites: NU 415, NU 440
    Corequisites: NU 450, NU 460

    This two (2) credit course focuses on Evidence Based Practice in which students will demonstrate the integration and synthesis of all previous learning in the nursing major.
    Offered Spring semester every year. 2 credits.
     
    NU 480 Independent Study
    Prerequisite: Consent of Department
    Opportunities for students to engage in special studies in nursing according to individual interests and faculty availability.
    Offered every year. 1-6 credits.

    TRACK II (RN-TO-BS)
     
    NU 332 Transition to Professional Nursing
    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.
    (3 credits)
     
    NU 342 Health Assessment
    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.
    (4 credits)
     
    NU 430 Nursing Research
    The focus of this course is on the student learning the research process and the utilization of research in practice.
    (3 credits)
     
    NU 432 Advancing Nursing Perspectives in Chronic Illness
    The focus of this course is on the study and practice of nursing directed at heath promotion/prevention/ restoration of clients with chronic person/environment disunity. Theories and environmental factors that influence health promotion, prevention and restoration of particular client populations are examined. The nursing practice model is further applied to maximize person/environmental unity of clients with chronic alterations in functional patterns.
    (9 credits)
     
    NU 452 Professional Nursing Leadership in Organizations
    The course focuses on leadership management, delegation and supervision, which supports the knowledge, skills and values integrated by the professional RN leadership role in organizations.
    (3 credits)
     
    NU 472 Community Nursing Capstone Course
    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 application of the nursing process and
    diagnostic reasoning in promoting the health of individuals, families and communities is emphasized. Clinically students collaborate with preceptor and faculty to integrate community/public health nursing theory into practice.
    (9 credits)