Nursing

Professors

Sandra Farmer, Director

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

NURS 201 : Cultural Concepts in Healthcar

Exploration of the meaning of being human, caring, empathetic, and understanding of the healthcare needs of a multicultural society. This is a hybrid course.

Semester Hours

2

NURS 202 : Pathophsiology

This online course offers the study of the physiological changes resulting from illness and imbalances which may occur throughout the lifespan. The highlight is on the relevance of concepts of adaptation and homeostasis of the body systems and association to nursing practice.

Semester Hours

3

NURS 203/203L : Fundamentals of Nursing

Introduction to the fundamental skills essential to the profession of nursing based on the meta paradigm of person, health, environment, and nursing. Students will focus on the care of individuals with altered health patters and in the basic skills required in providing competent nursing care.

Semester Hours

5

Prerequisites

BIOL 120 and BIOL 121

Corequisites

NURS 202 and NURS 205.

NURS 204/204L : Healthcare of the Elderly

A study of the care needs specific to the elderly population. Students will be placed in nursing care facilities and conduct basic nursing skills.

Semester Hours

5

Prerequisites

BIOL 120, 121; NURS 202, 203, 205

NURS 205 : Health Assessment

The development of skills in conducting a thorough, comprehensive health assessment with health history taking. Students will apply communication techniques in interviewing, the use of standard nursing assessment tools, ability to document findings from the assessment, and to analyze the data gathered to formulate a plan of care and promotion and health teaching of information from collected data. This course will involve lab time in the nursing lab and simulation lab.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

BIOL 120, 121.

Corequisites

NURS 202, 203.

NURS 300 : Nursing Ethics

This online course will enable nursing students to explore ethical issues which impact healthcare delivery in today's society. 

Semester Hours

3

NURS 301 : Substance Abuse Issues

This online course is designed to enable students to develop an understanding of addiction and the reciprocal interaction of the addicted individual and societal systems in which they are a part. The focus of the course will be on substance abuse and the compulsive behaviors associated with addiction. There will also be emphasis on addictions in special populations and how to identify an individual who is addicted and the resources available for prevention.

Semester Hours

3

NURS 302 : Pharmacology I

The introduction to pharmacologic and pharmokinetic knowledge. The student will understand the purpose in selection of the appropriate medication, the route, dose, and dosing schedules. Skills will be obtained in administration of medications - oral, intramuscular, intravenous, and intradermal. Students will demonstrate competency in safe administration of medications across the lifespan.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

BIOL 120, 121; NURS 202, 203, 204, 205.

Corequisites

NURS 304, 305.

NURS 303 : Pharmacology II

Continued focus on relationship between pharmacologic and pharmacokinetic knowledge. Emphasis will be placed on critical thinking skills relate to safe medication administration, monitoring for adverse effects across the lifespan.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

BIOL 120, 121; NURS 202,203,204,205,302,304,305.

Corequisites

NURS 306, 307

NURS 304/304L : Medical-Surgical Nursing I

This introductory course will enable students to learn about minor disease processes, pharmacologic treatments, diagnostic and laboratory testing, and nursing management of care. Students will utilize nursing skills obtained in providing appropriate care and teaching opportunities for patients.

Semester Hours

5

Prerequisites

BIOL 120, 121; NURS 202, 203, 204, 205.

Corequisites

NURS 302, 305.

NURS 305/305L : Psychiatric Nursing

Professional mental health roles for the nurse through the constructs of caring, communication skills, and in management of the therapeutic milieu.

Semester Hours

5

Prerequisites

BIOL 120, 121; NURS 202,203,204,205.

Corequisites

Three lecture hours and two lab/clinical hours.

NURS 306/306L : Maternal-Child Nursing

Assimilation of the metaparadigm of person, health, environment, and nursing in providing the care of expectant mothers, newborns, and families.

Semester Hours

5

Prerequisites

BIOL 120, 121; NURS 202,203,204,205,302,304,305.

Corequisites

Three lecture hours and two lab/clinical hours.

NURS 307/307L : Pediatric Nursing

Concepts of care provided to patients from infancy to adolescents with focus on promoting, maintaining, and restoring health of the child while advocating the importance of being an integral member of the family
unit. Students will utilize the nursing process in the planning and implementation of care provided to the child and family.

Semester Hours

5

Prerequisites

BIOL 120, 121; NURS 202,203 204,205,302,304,305.

Corequisites

NURS 303, 306. Three lecture hours and two lab/clinical hours.

NURS 400 : Pathophysiology

This online course offers the study of the physiological changes resulting from illness and imbalances which may occur throughout the lifespan. The highlight is on the relevance of concepts of adaptation and homeostasis of the body systems and association to nursing practice.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

Anatomy and Physiology; Microbiology.

NURS 401 : Informatics & Technology

Explore ethical, legal, professional and social concerns related to healthcare informatics and technology. Access, relevance, evaluation and influence on clinical technology and information systems which are integrated in data management, education, evidence-based practice, client care, and research. Will examine current and developing technologies utilized in healthcare and software applications. This is a hybrid online course.

Semester Hours

3

Prerequisites

Admission to RN to BSN program.

NURS 402 : Informatics & Technology

The study of historical development and advancement of research in nursing and the utilization of evidence-based practice to guide current nursing practices. Students will engage in scholarly inquiry of evidence-based research to implement strategies to be utilized in current nursing practice. This course will be a hybrid course with primarily online instruction. Three semester credit hours.

Semester Hours

3

NURS 403 : Evidence-Based Practice and Research in Nursing

A didactic and clinical course based in evidence-based practice designed for the application of professional nursing concepts into practice. Significant concepts include skills of leadership and management, self-directed learning, interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork, time management, and quality improvement. A required project will be presented demonstrating evidence-based practice and scholarly inquiry. This course will be a hybrid course with online and face-to-face instruction. Five semester credit hours.

Semester Hours

3

NURS 404 : Leadership & Management in Nursing

This online course will enable students to develop understanding of healthcare economics, financing, and policies which have a significant impact on the provision of care, nursing practice, and society implications. Three semester credit hours.

Semester Hours

5

NURS 405 : Healthcare Policy & Finance

Application of the nursing metaparadigm to synthesize nursing knowledge of health issues across a multicultural lifespan population. Health prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) and health promotion principles will be emphasized. This clinical course will involve community experiences in varied settings. This course will be a hybrid course with online and face-to-face instruction. Five semester credit hours.

Semester Hours

3

NURS 406 : Population & Community Nursing

The RN to BSN Practicum is the capstone course. The student participates in academic endeavors which indicates application, synthesis and evaluation of nursing concepts and issues from knowledge gained throughout the program. Emphasis will be placed on the concentration to professional growth and impact to the nursing profession. This is a hybrid course with clinical application. Four semester credit hours.

Semester Hours

5

NURS 407 : RN to BSN Practicum

The RN to BSN Practicum is the capstone course. The student participates in academic endeavors which indicates application, synthesis and evaluation of nursing concepts and issues from knowledge gained throughout the program. Emphasis will be placed on the concentration to professional growth and impact to the nursing profession. This is a hybrid course with clinical application.

Semester Hours

4

NURS 408 : Role Transition - Nursing Profession

Synthesis of knowledge acquired for the transition to professional nursing practice. Will address themes of: communication, collaboration and interprofessional teamwork, quality improvement and safety, evidence-based practice, leadership, informatics and technology. This is an online course. Prerequisite: RN Licensure; Admission to RN-BSN program. Three semeser credit hours.

NURS 409/409L : Medical Surgical Nursing II

Identify and incorporate health promotion interventions into nursing practice. Develop a higher level of understanding related to advanced disease processes with emphasis in applying critical thinking skills in implementation of nursing care specific to care of the patient. Study of actions and reactions which place a patient in a potential or actual life-threatening state. Critical care interventions in a high-tech setting will enable students to implement critical care intervention modalities.

Semester Hours

5

Prerequisites

BIOL 120, 121; All NURS 200 and 300 courses.

Corequisites

NURS 410,414.

NURS 410/410L : Leadership & Management in Nursing

A didactic and clinical course based in evidence-based practice designed for the application of professional nursing concepts into practice. Significant concepts include skills of leadership and management, self-directed learning, interdisciplinary collaboration and teamwork, time management, and quality improvement.

Semester Hours

5

Prerequisites

All NURS 200 and 300 courses.

Corequisites

NURS 409,414.

NURS 411/411L : Population & Community Nursing

Application of the nursing metaparadigm to synthesize nursing knowledge of health issues across a multi-cultural lifespan population. Health prevention (primary, secondary, and tertiary) and health promotion principles will be emphasized. This clinical course will involve community experiences in varied settings.

Semester Hours

5

Prerequisites

All NURS 200 and 300 level courses, NURS 409,410.

Corequisites

NURS 412,413.

NURS 412/412L : Nursing Capstone

The student participates in academic endeavors which indicates application, synthesis and evaluation of nursing concepts and issues from knowledge gained throughout the program. Emphasis will be placed on the concentration to professional growth and impact to the nursing profession.

Semester Hours

4

Prerequisites

All NURS 200 and 300 level courses; NURS 402,403,409,410,414.

Corequisites

NURS 411,413.

NURS 413 : NCLEX Prep

Course designed for senior nursing students to prepare for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam with focus being on the current test plan and student's identified learning needs.

Semester Hours

2

Prerequisites

All NURS 200 and 300 courses; NURS 402, 403,409,410,414.

Corequisites

NURS 411,412.

NURS 414 : Transition to Practice

Synthesis of knowledge acquired for the transition to professional nursing practice. Will address themes of: communication, collaboration and interprofessional teamwork, quality improvement and safety, evidence-based practice, leadership, informatics and technology.

Semester Hours

2

Prerequisites

All NURS 200 and 300 courses; NURS 402, 403.

Corequisites

NURS 409,410.