Courses in Nursing

NUR 2100: Health Promotion and Nutrition Across The Lifespan (2)
This course focuses in the holistic approach to the health promotion and nutrition of the individual and family throughout all developmental stages across the lifespan. This course will address the primary influences on health and health risks specific to each age group, with cultural care considerations. Emphasis will be on the role of the nurse in guiding individuals and families through life transitions.

NUR 3000: Fundamentals of Nursing (3)
This course provides the student with the theoretical principles of nursing interventions designed to assist clients in meeting their human needs. The course focuses on the use of the nursing process in the application of knowledge from nursing, including the behavioral, social, and biological sciences and the humanities, to meet acute and chronic unmet human needs of clients.

NUR 3010: Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical Laboratory (3)
This course is the clinical component of NUR 3000: Fundamentals of Nursing, and consists of 126 hours of clinical experience.

NUR 3030: Basic Nursing Simulations and Skills Laboratory (1)
This course provides the student with the study of nursing therapeutics that serve as the basis for many aspects of nursing care. Nursing care techniques and the evaluation of the outcomes of those techniques for a selected group of health care concepts will be discussed, demonstrated, practiced, and validated in this laboratory course.

NUR 3100: Pathophysiology (3)
Pathophysiology and clinical nursing management of selected conditions affecting adults and children.

NUR 3130: Health Assessment (2)
Knowledge and skills to conduct a basic health assessment including health history and physical examination. Interpretation of normal findings and identification of deviations from normal.

NUR 3140: Health Assessment Lab (1)
Knowledge and skills to conduct a basic health assessment including health history and physical examination. Interpretation of normal findings and identification of deviations from normal.

NUR 3150: The Professional Role (3)
(RN to BSN students only)
Expand knowledge about nursing and health care related to differentiated nursing practice, community-based nursing, education about healthy life-styles, and clinical reasoning.

NUR 3160: Health Care Communications (3)
A course intended to improve the communication skills of health care professionals. Three components of communication are the focus of this course: enhancing interpersonal communication skills; developing teaching skills; and health care informatics. Elective. 

NUR 3180: Nursing Theory (3)
(RN to BSN students only)
Analysis of selected theoretical approaches and discussion of philosophy and issues related to a variety of concepts and theories.

NUR 3200:  Principles of Medication Administration Laboratory (1)
This course is designed to prepare students to safely administer medications to clients of all ages and in a variety of clinical settings. Medication dosage calculation, techniques of medication administration, and the role of the nurse in medication administration will be discussed, demonstrated, practiced, and validated in this laboratory class.

NUR 3300: Pharmacology (3)
Knowledge and interventions needed to maximize therapeutic effects and prevent or minimize adverse effects of drugs.

NUR 3400: Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing (3)
This course is designed to focus on the principles of nursing practice as it relates to adult patients experiencing subacute, acute, and chronic alterations and possible alterations of their human needs related to pathophysiology. The content also includes nursing care of the family experiencing the stressors accompanying the illness of one of its members. The course focuses on using the nursing process in applying knowledge from nursing and other disciplines as a basis for assisting patients so that their human needs are satisfied and wellness is promoted, restored, and maintained.

NUR 3410: Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing Clinical Laboratory (3)
This course is the clinical component of NUR 3400: Adult Medical-Surgical Nursing, and consists of 126 hours of clinical experience.

NUR 3530: Intermediate Nursing Simulations and Skills Laboratory (1)
The discussion and practice elements of the course are focused on enhancing previously encountered skills and incorporating additional care skills for adults and family groups into a performance repertoire. The student is provided with the opportunity to explore, demonstrate, and validate selected skills.

NUR 3600: Maternal-Newborn Nursing (3)
This course includes the study of nursing care as it relates to families experiencing stressors associated with family planning, pregnancy, childbirth, and caring for the newborn. The content of the course also focuses on specific physiologic changes and pathophysiological disorders of childbearing women, including menarche, menopause, and aging. The course focuses on using the nursing process in applying knowledge from the nursing and other disciplines as a basis for assisting persons in meeting their needs and promoting wellness. 

NUR 3610: Maternal-Newborn Nursing Clinical Laboratory (3)
This course is the clinical component of NUR 3600: Maternal-Newborn Nursing, and consists of 126 hours of clinical experience. 

NUR 3700: Nursing Research (3)
Role of research in nursing practice and health care delivery. Overview of research methodologies and processes, critical review of research reports, and application of research findings.

NUR 4010: Health Care: An International Perspective (3)
Comparison of health status, delivery systems and education of health professionals in selected industrial and developing countries. Open to non-majors. Elective.

NUR 4030: Advanced Nursing Simulations and Skills Lab (1)
This course is designed to build upon clinical nursing skills introduced in previous nursing courses. The content will be presented and developed through simulated application. Additionally, this course will incorporate critical thinking activities related to clinical simulations.

NUR 4300: Advanced Concepts in Clinical Nursing (3)
Development of clinical decision-making skills related to adults and children with selected acute and complex illnesses.

NUR 4310: Advanced Concepts in Nursing Clinical Laboratory (3)
This course is the clinical component of NUR 4300: Advanced Concepts in Nursing, and consists of 126 hours of clinical experience.

NUR 4400: Acute Nursing Care of Children (3)
This course includes the study of nursing care as it relates to infants, children, and adolescents experiencing multiple stressors from continually changing internal and external environments. The content also includes the nursing care of the family experiencing the stressors accompanying the illness of one of its members, with biological, psychosocial, social, cultural, and spiritual dimensions.

NUR 4410: Acute Nursing Care of Children Clinical Laboratory (3)
This course is the clinical component of NUR 4400, Acute Nursing Care of Children, and consists of 126 hours of clinical experience.

NUR 4500: Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (3)
This course focuses on the psychiatric-mental health needs of the individual and family. Biological, psychological, and emotional systems will be emphasized. Development of nursing knowledge and skill for intervention with social-emotional balances and imbalances in the lifespan will be explored. Stress, adaptation, communication, and personality development are emphasized. Behavioral and cognitive concepts, crisis theory, and mental health theories are explored.

NUR 4600: Community Health Nursing (3)
Development of clinical decision-making skills related to health and chronic illness of individuals and families in rural communities.

NUR 4610: Community Health Clinical Laboratory (3)
This course is the clinical component of NUR 4500:Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, and NUR 4600: Community Health Nursing, and consists of 126 hours of clinical experience.

NUR 4650: Community Health Nursing Clinical Practicum (2)

(RN to BSN students only)
This course is the clinical component of NUR 4600: Community Health Nursing, designed specifically for the RN to BSN student.

NUR 4651: Practicum in Rural Community Health Agencies (1)
(RN to BSN students only)
Case management and clinical decision making in nursing of individuals and families in rural communities. Elective.

NUR 4652: Home Health Care Nursing (3)
(RN to BSN students only)
Clinical decision making and case management based on principles of home health nursing practice. Application of clinical skills, family and community concepts with emphasis on clinical reasoning and decision making. Elective.

NUR 4653: Practicum in Rural Community Health Agencies Lab (2)
(RN to BSN students only)
This course is the clinical component of NUR 4651: Practicum in Rural Community Health Agencies, designed specifically for the RN to BSN student. Elective.

NUR 4810: Health Care Leadership and Management Lab (3)
This course is the clinical component of NUR 4800, Health Care Leadership and Management, and consists of 126 hours of clinical experience.

NUR 4820: Patient Teaching (3)
Introduction to teaching theories and strategies and application of teaching principles to nursing and health care. Elective.

NUR 4930: Synthesis of Professional Nursing Practice (3)
This course is designed to enhance transition to professional nursing positions. A major focus is on strengthening critical-thinking skills in the application of nursing knowledge. Students will have the opportunity to assess and analyze their ability to synthesize concepts of nursing care and apply those concepts in clinical, simulated and standardized examinations.

NUR 4950: Special Topics (1-3)
Topical courses related to health, illness, wellness and nursing. Designed by faculty with student input. Some courses may be open to non-majors. Elective.

NUR 4970: Independent Study (1-3)