NURS 301 - Theory and Practice of Professional Nursing (3-0-3)
Building on the historical and theoretical foundations of the profession, students explore the theme of health, the continuum of health illness, the sociocultural variations that influence health and response to illness, and the many dimensions of health. Nursing interventions are explored in relation to ethical, social, legal, political, and personal issues as students clarify their own professional identity, responsibility and power.
NURS 302 - Comprehensive Health Assessment (3-0-3)
Focuses on total health assessment with differentiation between normal and abnormal findings. The total health assessment content focuses on individuals across the life span. Emphasis is placed on data collection and analysis through history and physical examination.
NURS 304 - Nursing Informatics (4-0-4)
Computer applications for nursing. Exposes students to PC-based and mainframe computer systems through computer laboratory and field experiences.
NURS 305 - Adaptations and Alterations in Body Functions (3-0-3)
Reviews and extends fundamental concepts of physiology and changes that produce signs and symptoms and the body's remarkable ability to compensate for these illness-related changes. Findings will establish the database for formulating appropriate nursing strategies.
NURS 306 - Pharmacology ( 2-0-2)
Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 305. Reviews and extends students? previous knowledge of pharmacological science. Explores mechanisms of actions of drugs used to treat various health conditions at the cellular level.
NURS 307 - Epidemiology in Nursing Practice (2-0-2)
An introduction to population-based approach to health care. Incorporate information on the etiology and predictors of events in order to design health promotion and disease prevention strategies.
NURS 401 - Patterns of Community Health (3-6-6)
Prerequisites: completion of all NURS 300-level courses. Focuses on nursing knowledge and interventions directed to enhance community health for diverse populations. Clinical practicum focusing on clients with diverse needs and in a variety of settings enhances classroom learning.
NURS 402 - Environmental and Occupational Health (4-0-4)
Prerequisites: completion of all NURS 300-level courses. Prepares students to assess changes in health status related to the environment or the workplace. Students are provided with the skills needed to evaluate, and recommend control strategies for the phenomena.
NURS 403 - Nursing Care Delivery Systems (3-6-6)
Prerequisites: completion of all NURS 300-level courses. Focuses on the professional nurse's leadership and management role within health care systems. The multi-faceted aspects of the role of the nurse as a leader and manager are explored in depth, with emphasis on the role of the nurse as change agent. Includes organizational behavior, decision-making, the change process, the management of health care delivery, and nursing care within health care organizations.
NURS 404 - Research Applications in Nursing Practice (3-0-3)
Prerequisites: Completion of all NURS 300-level courses. Prepares students to critically analyze nursing issues from an applied research perspective.