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NURS 022 IV Skills Update • V1-3 Cr.

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NURS 026 Venipuncture • 1 Cr.

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NURS 027 ACLS PREP • V1-3 Cr.

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NURS 029 ACLS • 1 Cr.

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NURS 031 PEARS • 0.5 Cr.

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NURS 032 Pediatric Adv Life Support Initial Certification • 1 Cr.

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NURS 033 Pediatric Adv Life Support Renewal • 1 Cr.

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NURS 044 BASIC AIDS EDUCATION • 0.5 Cr.

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NURS 057X RN REFRESHER-THEORY • V1-11 Cr.

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NURS 057Y RN Refresher Preceptorship • V1-4.4 Cr.

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NURS 057Z RN REFRESHER CLINICAL • V1-4.3 Cr.

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NURS 058X RN REFRESHER II-THEORY • V1-6 Cr.

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NURS 058Z RN REFRESHER II-CLINICAL • V1-9 Cr.

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NURS 068 Special Topics • V1-0.5 Cr.

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NURS 075X RN REFRESHER COURSE • 5 Cr.

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NURS 076X RN REFRESHER THEORY MEDICAL SURGERY • 4 Cr.

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NURS 120 Nursing Fundamentals • 6 Cr.

The Nursing Fundamentals course provides students with foundational concepts related to nursing practice. This course introduces essential principles of health and wellness, medical terminology, med-math, health assessment, and the nursing process. Formerly known as NURS 100X. Prerequisite: Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program.

NURS 121 Nursing Fundamentals Clinical • 6 Cr.

In this course fundamental concepts and principles of nursing practice are reinforced, and students apply these in laboratory, clinical settings and simulated situations. Course graded credit/no credit. Formerly NURS 100Y and 100Z. Prerequisite: Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

NURS 122 Nursing Care of the Adult Client I • 6 Cr.

This is the first of two courses applying nursing theory; quality and safety; and evidence based care concepts to individual, adult clients. Professional interactions and teamwork are emphasized. Formerly known as NURS 101X. Prerequisites: NURS 120 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 121 with credit.

NURS 123 Nursing Care of the Adult Client I Clinical • 6 Cr.

This course is the clinical component of NURS 122. Students implement the nursing process of assessment, planning, intervention, and evaluation for adult medical-surgical patients. They apply nursing theory, identify physiological changes in these patients, and develop a professional nursing identity. Course graded credit/no credit. Formerly NURS 101Y and 101Z. Prerequisites: NURS 120 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 121 with credit. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

NURS 124 Nursing Care of the Adult Client II • 6 Cr.

This is the second of two courses applying nursing theory; quality and safety; and evidence-based care concepts to adult clients with acute and chronic health dysfunctions. Developing professional interactions are emphasized. Formerly NURS 102X. Prerequisites: NURS 122 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 123 with credit.

NURS 125 Nursing Care of the Adult Client II Clinical • 6 Cr.

This course is the clinical component of NURS 124. The students gain experience in medical-surgical settings applying nursing theory and quality and safety concepts to clients with acute and chronic health dysfunctions. Students also further develop a professional nurse identity. Formerly NURS 102Y & NURS 102Z. Prerequisites: NURS 122 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 123 with credit. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

NURS 198 Independent Study Clinical • V1-6 Cr.

This is an independent study course where students can engage in clinical experiences to meet learning outcomes that have been determined by student and instructor. Prerequisite: Permission of Associate Dean of Nursing.

NURS 199 Independent Lab • 1 Cr.

This is an independent nursing lab class where students can review and practice nursing skills learned in the nursing program. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 252 Nursing Care of the Behavioral Health Client • 3 Cr.

Focuses on the nurse's therapeutic role in maintaining and enhancing behavioral health. Students learn to meet the needs of clients with challenged emotional and/or cognitive abilities that impair their day-to-day functioning. Formerly NURS 221X. Prerequisites: NURS 124 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 125 with credit.

NURS 253 Behavioral Health Clinical • 2 Cr.

Provides experience in acute inpatient psychiatric facilities and various community-based mental health programs. Students practice the nursing process in providing client-centered care. Formerly NURS 221Z. Prerequisites: NURS 124 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 125 with credit. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

NURS 254 Nursing Care of the Pediatric Client • 4 Cr.

This course focuses on the nurse's role of health promotion in the pediatric patient and family emphasizing expected growth trends and overall assessment data. Differences in adult and pediatric nursing are highlighted to promote safety and minimize risk. Opportunities for reflective practice, clinical reasoning development, and collaborative teamwork are integrated into learning activities. Formerly NURS 231X. Prerequisites: NURS 252 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 253 with credit.

NURS 255 Nusring Care of the Pediatric Client Clinical • 5 Cr.

This course provides students the opportunity to engage in health promotion of the pediatric patient and family. Students apply developmental theory and principles of pediatric safety to deliver family-centered care. Students also gain confidence in articulating nursing priorities and developing clinical reasoning and reflective practice in the care of pediatric patients. Formerly NURS 231Y and 231Z. Prerequisites: NURS 252 with a grade C or better, and NURS 253 with credit. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

NURS 256 Nursing Care of the Maternal Client • 2 Cr.

This course focuses on the nurse's role in the care of the maternal patient and family and highlights the normal physiological and emotional changes related to pregnancy. The nursing process is implemented and evaluated in the context of overall assessment data. Opportunities for reflective practice, clinical reasoning development, and collaboration are integrated into learning activities. Formerly NURS 233X. Prerequisites: NURS 252 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 253 with credit.

NURS 257 Nursing Care of the Maternal Client Clinical • 1 Cr.

This course provides students the opportunity to engage in health promotion of the pregnant mother and newborn. Students gain confidence in articulating nursing priorities, developing clinical reasoning, and continuing reflective practice. This course focuses on clinical observations, as well as in-hospital experience in labor/delivery and mother/baby care. Formerly NURS 233Z. Prerequisites: NURS 252 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 253 with credit. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

NURS 260 Transition to Professional Nursing • 3 Cr.

This course explores the determinants of health and illness including social, psychological, environmental, spiritual, and cultural dimensions across the lifespan and within the context of healthcare. Students become familiarized with the social and psychological attributes contributing to individual, familial and community level functioning, and how it shapes health providers' perception and expression. Allows for application of concepts from previous courses in psychology and sociology to the direct care of clients in various healthcare settings. Prerequisites: NURS 120, NURS 121, NURS 122, NURS 123, NURS 124, NURS 125, or permission of the Associate Dean of Nursing. Recommended: PSYC& 100 and PSYC& 200.

NURS 261 Pre-Professional Nursing Preceptorship • 4 Cr.

This course assists in the transition from nursing student to the role of professional nurse in the clinical setting. The students, working with a registered nurse (RN) preceptor, develop their ability to prioritize and delegate care for multiple patents while using concepts of health information technology and evidence-based practice to assure quality and safety. Formerly NURS 222Z. Prerequisites: NURS 254 and NURS 256 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 255 and NURS 257 with a grade of Satisfactory or Credit. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

NURS 302 Foundations of BSN Practice • 4 Cr.

Provides the conceptual background and essential skills for success in a BSN program and the professional nursing role. Course covers: core competencies of professional nursing practice; scholarly writing; nursing ethics and leadership skills; and, the relationship between research, theory, and evidence-based practice. Reflective analysis of life-long learning goals is included. Prerequisite: Acceptance into BSN program.

NURS 320 Foundations of Scholarly Inquiry • 3 Cr.

Examines basic research concepts, language and processes. Content focuses on research contributions to development of knowledge, improving practice, and enhancing professional development/accountability. Research methods are compared, critically appraised and interpreted. Ethical and legal rights of human subjects are explored. Students will explore the considerations of research related to diverse populations. Prerequisite: Acceptance into BSN program.

NURS 321 Scholarly Inquiry Project Development • 2 Cr.

Reviews basic research concepts, language and processes. Working in Learning Teams, students develop a research proposal to study a health related issue in a targeted community population. Students increase informational literacy skills to critically appraise and interpret research studies and enhance their understanding of the health related issue. Prerequisite: Acceptance into BSN program and successful completion of NURS 320.

NURS 360 Management in Healthcare • 4 Cr.

Focuses on the development management skills assumed by healthcare professionals: delegation of responsibility; networking; facilitation of groups; conflict resolution; case management; and collaboration. Management and organizational theories are studied, evaluated and applied. Concepts include organizational structure, change, managing quality and performance, workplace diversity, budgeting and resource allocation, and delivery systems. Prerequisite Admission into BSN program.

NURS 410 Community and Public Health Nursing • 5 Cr.

This course focuses on the principles, theories, and concepts of community and public health utilized in the role of the professional nurse in community oriented and population focused nursing practice. Analysis, application and evaluation of nursing interventions that include: disease prevention and health promotion, protection and maintenance within the context of family and community partnerships. Evidence-based practice for the health of individuals, families, aggregate populations, communities and systems on a local to global scale is examined. Analyzes epidemiological, environmental, economic, and socio-cultural issues that impact local, national and global healthcare delivery and functional status. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the BSN program.

NURS 420 Leadership in Healthcare • 4 Cr.

This course covers the analysis, integration and application of leadership principles in health care organizations and population-based efforts across the health care delivery system. The focus is on interaction and socialization into the professional leadership role and skills needed for health care providers as leaders in today's health care environment. Prerequisite: Acceptance into BSN program.

NURS 460 Health Information Technology • 4 Cr.

This course is an introduction to health information systems and informatics concepts encountered in healthcare settings. The course is designed to enable students to use information management and patient care technologies to deliver safe and effective care to diverse patient populations in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: Acceptance into BSN program.

NURS 485 Fieldwork in Community and Public Health Nursing • 4 Cr.

This course provides fieldwork for students to apply nursing theory and nursing process while working collaboratively with families, communities, and populations. Fieldwork experience focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, patient education, and case management. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NURS 410.