Courses

This online course is designed to correlate basic knowledge of normal physiology with dysfunctional body mechanisms. Students will gain understanding of disease processes through study of causative mechanisms and the signs and symptoms which reflect disease processed and disturbances in homeostasis at the cellular, tissue and major organ level.

Credit Hours: 3

This 1st level course introduces students to beginning generalist nursing practice. Concepts and skills basic to nursing will be integrated using traditional classroom and skills laboratory methods. A theoretical component will include scope of practice, communication, decision making and nursing process. Generic nursing intervention skills that support planning, managing and delivering patient care will include assessment of patients in their environment, safety and asepsis, comfort and hygiene, activities of daily living and supportive care for mobility, respiration, nutrition, elimination and other body functions.

Credit Hours: 3

Nursing science and knowledge related to the developing family, to include child bearing, labor and delivery and post partum health and deviations will be addressed. Acute and chronic health problems of children and adolescents will be integrated with developmental needs, as related to nursing practice. Gynecological health and respective nursing practice will be incorporated

Credit Hours: 3

This clinical based course combines theoretical knowledge gained in NUR 352 and 466 with clinical practice. The student will apply principles of nursing science and evidence based care in the specialty areas of obstetrical, gynecological and pediatric nursing. Inter-professional collaboration in planning and implementing care will be addressed. The role of nurse as advocate and educator in support of the family system will be addressed.

Credit Hours: 3

Knowledge and skills are developed to perform and document a comprehensive health examination, physical, psychosocial and spiritual, of a child and an adult, including unique assessment of elderly adults, using contemporary technological assessment tools. The student will identify health needs of individuals for promotion, risk reduction and nursing intervention.

Credit Hours: 3

Companion Lab for NUR 354 Health Assessment & Promotion

Credit Hours: 1

Epidemiological concepts are applied to health of populations. Role of nurse in planning, delivering and evaluating programs to communities is addressed. The trans-theoretical model of stages of readiness to change is contrasted with King’s Interactive system theory. Public health mandates and research-based nursing interventions are applied to population based health.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: NUR 354, NUR 466

This course provides an overall view of drugs used for treatment of clinical disorders if patients at all levels of the age continuum. Pertinent information about specific drug classifications, dosage, interactions and nursing implications will be discussed in three sections, A, B and C. Each section will be one credit and cover essential content pertinent to the nursing theory and clinical practicum associated with the semester

Credit Hours: 3

In this second level course, deviations from health are contrasted with healthy states of individuals. The influence of genetics and the bio-psycho-social and spiritual components of health and related threats are discussed. Therapeutic interventions, both immediate and long term are discussed and the role of the professional nurse examined.

Therapeutics, diagnostics, and nutritional interventions for collaborative care are included.

Credit Hours: 3

Multidimensionality of professional nursing is explored. Personal vision, values, philosophy, goals are examined. Contemporary issues are related to scope of practice, standards of care, legal and ethical guidelines. King’s Theory of Goal Attainment exemplifies theory based practice. Other health related theories are compared to build a personal framework for practice. Evidence based practice is introduced.

Credit Hours: 3

In this clinical course, the student applies principles of nursing care management, knowledge and skills associated with the delivery of professional nursing care appropriate to patient health needs that is based on mutual goal setting with patients, inter-professional collaboration with colleagues and research based evidence in health care delivery settings.

Credit Hours: 3

Emphasis is on accessing, analyzing and critiquing research in scientific literature to determine implications for practice. The scientific process to conduct research is examined. Ethical considerations are discussed. Professional nurse’s role in identifying potential research problems, participating in research, evaluating its content and synthesizing findings for evidence-based practice is examined.

Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on nursing science and knowledge applicable to persons with imbalances of health in complex conditions. Bio/psycho/social threats and genetic implications in relation to complex health imbalances will be examined. Unique aspects of age and developmentally appropriate communication, therapeutics, nutritional interventions will be related to specific complex health imbalances. Nursing implications will be discussed.

Credit Hours: 3

This clinical course combines knowledge gained in NUR 460 with clinical practice in the care of the maturing individual and family. Contemporary evidence based nursing interventions are used to design and deliver patient focused care to persons with imbalances of health due to complex conditions. Skill in providing developmentally appropriate communication, therapeutics, pharmacological and nutritional nursing interventions will be a major focus.

Credit Hours: 3

Credit Hours: 3

Administration and Management (3 Credits) -Principles are applied to the unique business and service of health care delivery. Goal-setting, decision-making, ethical treatment of stakeholders are grounded in organizational mission and policy. Unit management tools include budgeting, staffing, staff development, team building, problem solving and conflict management. Delegation and communication styles are discussed.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: NUR 376

Nursing Care of Families Throughout the Life Span (3 Credits)- This course focuses upon knowledge and skills to apply nursing science and process to families across the life span. Emphasis is on family as a social system. The nurse assumes role of advocate, collaborator, case manager and change partner to maintain health, treat deficiencies, facilitate restoration, support end of life.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: NUR 354

This online course familiarizes the nurse with terminology, standards and rationale for health system information technology. Computer systems to access, enter and manage information are demonstrated. Students employ search and retrieval of scientific literature to support evidence-based practice. Ethics regarding privacy, information storing, sharing, and security are discussed.

Credit Hours: 3

Leadership in Health Care Environments (3 Credits)- System thinking is applied to health care. Role of mission and vision in creating a values-driven organizational culture is discussed. Strategic planning, corporate ethics, leadership styles and theories of change are related to health systems. Trends in public policy are applied to health care. Interdisciplinary relationships are described.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: NUR 376, NUR 464

This capstone course provides experiences to synthesize and apply baccalaureate nursing knowledge and skills in the professional nurse role. A concentrated clinical will be coordinated with a prepared clinical agency preceptor and the student in selected areas of nursing. Experiences that enhance the newly defined professional role are emphasized.

Credit Hours: 3   /   Prerequisites: All other nursing courses