2018-19 Academic Catalog 
    
    Aug 15, 2022  
2018-19 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


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Schedule Type Classifications

The delivery of instruction often requires educational material to be organized and presented to students in a variety of ways. In order to facilitate the planning for and scheduling of classes to accommodate these multiple types of instruction, it is necessary to divide courses into organizational parts which reflect the unique combinations of instructors, meeting places, and time patterns used to conduct the instruction. The schedule types listed below are intended to reflect the nature of activities required of students, the relationship between students and their instructors, and the settings required to deliver the content of an instructional offering.

  • LEC — Lecture
  • LAB — Laboratory
  • DIS — Distance Education
  • CLN — Clinic
  • EX — Experiential
  • IND — Individual Study
  • SD — Studio
 

Music History and Theory

  
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    MUS 37800 - Jazz History


    Credit Hours: 3.00. A historical and stylistic study of jazz. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    MUS 39000 - Special Topics In Music


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. Topics will vary. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    MUS 49000 - Guided Reading In Music


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 6.00. For students with specialized needs and interests in the field. Permission of instructor required. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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Nursing

  
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    NUR 11800 - Perspectives In Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 12300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 1.00. Introduction to contemporary nursing practice through exploration of nursing’s historical development, legal and ethical aspects of the nurse/client relationship, and practice of the nursing role.. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 11900 - Nursing Assessment


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 12300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 2.00. Assessment techniques to establish a client data base are demonstrated and practiced. Techniques of interviewing, inspection, auscultation and selected palpation are presented as the methods used to determine client health status.. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 12300 - Nursing Foundations


    Prerequisite(s): (NUR 11900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) OR NUR 21900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) ) AND BIOL 21300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND PCTX 20100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 5.00. The nursing process is utilized as the framework for promotion of client health in the context of human needs maintenance/fulfillment. The concepts of holistic client care and client adaptation along the health-illness continuum are emphasized. . Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 12500 - Career Transition To Associate Degree Nursing


    Credit Hours: 3.00. The differences between the LPN and ADN roles are discussed. The nursing process is utilized to establish plans of care and the teaching/learning process is employed to develop teaching plans for clients. The role components of the associate degree are explored.. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 18100 - Introduction To Professional Nursing


    Credit Hours: 1.00. This course is designed to examine nursing within its professional context. The heritage and tradition of professional nursing is explored as a foundation to understanding contemporary nursing. Scholarly writing and research is introduced using APA format. Strategies are given to help students achieve academic success. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
    General Education: First Year Experience


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    NUR 18200 - Conceptual And Theoretical Thinking In Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 18100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 2.00. This course examines the concepts that form the philosophical and theoretical basis of nursing science and patient centered care. The content is leveled to provide undergraduate students a foundational understanding of nursing as a discipline and profession. The conceptual framework and philosophy of the school of nursing will be studied. Special emphasis will be placed on the relationship between nursing philosophy, knowledge, research, and practice. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 18800 - Foundations Of Physical Assessment


    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 21400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND BIOL 21300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. Foundational principles of physical assessment are examined in the context of patient centered care. A systematic approach to physical assessment of individuals across the life span is introduced. Health promotion, evidence based practice, and critical thinking are presented as foundational to physical assessment. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 19200 - Foundations Of Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): CHM 11900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 18100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND BIOL 21400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 2.00. The nursing process is introduced as a systematic approach to patient centered care. The concepts of basic human needs and evidence based nursing practice are presented as foundational to the curriculum. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 19202 - Foundations of Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 18200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 18800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 19600 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 5.00. This course develops foundational nursing knowledge and skills. The nursing process is introduced as a systematic approach to patient centered care. The concepts of basic human needs and evidence-based practice are presented as foundational to the curriculum. In addition, this course serves as the foundational clinical practicum incorporating principles of physical assessment, psychosocial nursing and nursing fundamentals to the clinical setting. Critical thinking skills are developed as students learn to apply the nursing process to provide patient centered care in order to meet the basic human needs to adult individuals. Clinically appropriate psychomotor skills are learned and reinforced. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 19600 - Foundations Of Psychosocial Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 12000 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. Foundational principles of psychosocial nursing are taught in the context of patient centered care. Emphasis is placed on concepts of life span development, basic human needs, therapeutic relationships and therapeutic communication. The elemental components of evidence based nursing practice are introduced. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 19700 - Practicum I


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 19200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 19600 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 18800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 2.00. This course is the foundational clinical practicum incorporating principles of assessment, psychosocial nursing and nursing fundamentals to the clinical setting. Critical thinking skills are developed as students learn to apply the nursing process to provide patient centered care in order to meet the basic human needs of adult individuals. Clinically appropriate psychomotor skills are learned and reinforced. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 20100 - Pathophysiology For Nursing Practice


    Prerequisite(s): (NUR 12300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR NUR 22300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course examines the pathophysiology of the major regulatory mechanisms of the body. Theory and evidence-based practices are emphasized. Diagnostic procedures and therapeutic regimens will be discussed. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 20400 - Psychosocial Health Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 36710 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 22300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 27200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 4.00. This course develops knowledge and skills required for psychosocial health nursing. Theory and evidence-based health care practices are emphasized. Nursing practice experiences are provided in a variety of settings. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 20800 - Lifespan Human Development


    Credit Hours: 2.00. A study of the continuity of development throughout the lifespan to gain an understanding of the influences of heredity, environment, and culture on individuals and families. Nursing implications of normative and non-normative patterns of growth are identified. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 21400 - Introduction To Pathophysiology


    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 21400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND BIOL 21300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. An introduction to pathophysiological alterations in major regulatory mechanisms of the body. Provides a foundation for understanding general nursing practice, various diagnostic procedures, and selected therapeutic regimens. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 21800 - Human Development And Health Promotion


    Prerequisite(s): PSY 12000 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. (HST 21800) This course develops the knowledge required to effectively promote health throughout the lifespan. Theory and evidence-based developmental influences and challenges are addressed. Corequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 21900 - Health Assessment


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 22210 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course develops knowledge and skills required for health assessment in nursing practice. Current practice guidelines are emphasized. Interview and assessment skills are utilized to determine health status across the lifespan. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 22200 - Foundations Of Holistic Health And Wellness


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course examines the foundations of health and wellness from a holistic perspective. Theoretical foundations and modality techniques of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) will be discussed and practiced o attain optimal well-being. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 22210 - Foundations Of Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 27100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 21900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 34700 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 4.00. This course provides an introduction to basic concepts related to foundational nursing practice. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 22300 - Foundations Of Nursing Practice


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 22210 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 21900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 27200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 5.00. This course develops foundational nursing knowledge and skills. Theory and evidence-based health care practices are emphasized. Nursing practice experiences are provided in a variety of settings. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 23000 - Personal Expression In Nursing


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Personal expression through verbal and nonverbal communications is explored. The process of communicating thoughts and information effectively is emphasized.. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 23100 - Nursing Care Of Developing Families


    Prerequisite(s): (NUR 11900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR NUR 21900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C) AND NUR 12300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND (PCTX 20100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR NUR 27100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C) AND (NUR 20800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) OR NUR 21800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) ) AND BIOL 21400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. The nursing process is utilized to assist individual members of childbearing and childrearing families toward the promotion of optimal health. Health promotion and protective measures related to childbearing, childrearing and family dynamics are emphasized. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings.. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 23200 - Nursing Care Of Infants, Children & Adolescents


    Prerequisite(s): (NUR 11900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR NUR 21900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C) AND NUR 12300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND (PCTX 20100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR NUR 27100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C) AND (BIOL 22100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR BIOL 22100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF TR) AND (NUR 20800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) OR NUR 21800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) ) AND (NUR 21400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) OR NUR 20100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) OR NUR 27200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) ) AND BIOL 22100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. The nursing process is utilized to assist individual clients toward the promotion of optimal health during the periods of infancy, childhood, and adolescence. Health promotion and supportive measures are emphasized. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings.. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 23300 - Nursing Care Of Adults


    Prerequisite(s): (NUR 11900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR NUR 21900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C) AND NUR 12300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND (PCTX 20100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR NUR 27100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C) AND (NUR 21400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) OR NUR 20100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) OR NUR 27200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) ) AND (BIOL 22100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) OR BIOL 22100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF TR)

    Credit Hours: 4.00. The nursing process is utilized to assist individual adult clients toward the promotion of optimal health. Health needs/problems of adulthood are emphasized. Experiences in a variety of clinical settings are provided. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 23400 - Psychosocial Nursing Care


    Prerequisite(s): (NUR 11900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR NUR 21900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C) AND NUR 12300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND BIOL 21400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND PSY 12000 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND (NUR 20100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) OR NUR 27200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) ) OR NUR 21400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND (NUR 20800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) OR NUR 21800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) )

    Credit Hours: 3.00. The nursing process is utilized to assist individuals experiencing dysfunctional interactions in order to achieve optimal health. Therapeutic modalities that reduce dysfunctional thoughts, feeling, or behaviors are emphasized. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings.. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 23500 - Nursing Issues


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 11800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 1.00. Nursing, health care, and societal issues are explored. Legal and ethical problems confronting contemporary nursing practice are examined.. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 23600 - Transition To Nursing Practice


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 23500 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 11800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 23000 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 1.00. The role transition from nursing student to graduate nurse is explored in relation to employment expectations and role responsibilities. Personal accountability as a practicing member within the discipline of nursing is emphasized.. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 23700 - Nursing Synthesis


    Prerequisite(s): (NUR 20100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR NUR 21400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR NUR 27200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C) AND NUR 23300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND (BIOL 22100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR BIOL 22100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF TR) AND FN 30300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 23100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 23200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 23400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND (NUR 23000 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 23500 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 23600 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) OR NUR 10700 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) )

    Credit Hours: 6.00. Nursing process is utilized to assist clients toward the promotion of optimal health within their contextual environment. Nursing care and client care management of adults with complex health care needs/problems are emphasized. Clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 27100 - Pathophysiology And Pharmacology I


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course introduces theory guided evidence-based pathophysiological and pharmacological aspects of illness and disease in the systems of neurological, musculoskeletal, metabolic, endocrine, fluid and electrolyte, gastrointestinal, hematologic, and immunologic. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 27200 - Pathophysiology And Pharmacology II


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 27100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course introduces theory guided evidence-based pathophysiological and pharmacological aspects of illness and disease in the systems of integumentary, respiratory, cardiovascular, renal, sensorineural, and oncologic. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 27400 - Essentials of Safe Medication Administration For Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): CHM 11900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 2.00. The nursing process is utilized as a systematic approach to the safe and accurate administration of medications: Dosage calculations, basic pharmacokinetics, safety implications, and use of critical thinking are emphasized. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 27500 - Alternative Therapies For Nursing Practice


    Credit Hours: 2.00. This course focuses on a range of options that complement Western biomedical health care. Ancient and contemporary practices throughout the world are explored in the context of culture, understanding that other cultures and countries have valid ways of preventing and curing diseases. Emphasis is placed on the integration and balance of body, mind, and spirit. The evidence basis of complimentary and alternative therapies is incorporated into the course. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 28200 - Adult Nursing I


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 19700 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND BIOL 21400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 27400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 4.00. This course builds on the foundational nursing courses. Concepts of health promotion, maintenance, restoration and palliation will be utilized to focus on patient centered care in the adult population. Evidence based practice will guide the nursing process to address basic human needs. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 28201 - Adult Health I


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 19201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 29400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 41500 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 5.00. This course builds on the foundational nursing courses. Concepts of health promotion, maintenance, restoration and palliation will be utilized to focus on person-centered care in the adult population. Evidence based practice will guide the nursing process to address basic human needs in a variety of clinical settings. Typically offered Fall Spring.
    Experiential Learning (EL): Yes


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    NUR 28300 - Practicum II


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 19700 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 28200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 2.00. Practicum II is the second clinical course in a series of three practica. Clinical lab experiences emphasize application of the nursing process in the direct care of adult individuals with an emphasis on health promotion, health restoration, health maintenance, and palliation. Patient centered care related to basic human needs is implemented utilizing critical thinking and evidence based nursing practice. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
    Experiential Learning (EL): Yes


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    NUR 28600 - Mental Health Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 19600 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. Building on the foundations of psychosocial nursing, this course advocates for autonomy of clients in the least restrictive environment. A commitment to social justice for those who experience discrimination on the basis of their mental illness is emphasized. Evidence based nursing practice provides the structure for supporting clients’ and families’ strengths and adaptation when faced with pathology and dysfunction. The focus is on interpersonal and communication skills critical to every area of nursing practice. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 28700 - Mental Health Practicum


    Credit Hours: 1.00. Building on the theoretical knowledge of Mental Health Nursing, this course provides both structured and unstructured clinical experiences with individuals and families experiencing mental disorders. The focus is on mental health promotion, mental health restoration, and mental health maintenance. Using current evidence, patient centered care is based on the analysis of individual clients’ psychodynamics and psychoeducational needs. Interpersonal and communication skills are utilized to help clients attain their personally defined quality of life. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 29400 - Essential Pharmacotherapeutics For Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 19201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. A systematic approach is used to examine the pharmacotherapeutics and the administration of common prescription and non-prescription medications across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on nursing responsibilities related to ongoing assessment of drug effects, analysis of corresponding diagnostic data, and evidence based interventions with individuals receiving drug therapy. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 31700 - Nursing Care Of Women Through The Lifespan


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 28201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. Building on previous curricular concepts this course focuses on principles of health promotion, health maintenance, health restoration and palliation, specifically applied to the female patient. Students further develop critical thinking skills by planning developmentally appropriate patient and family centered care. Students utilize best available evidence when implementing the nursing process with female patients and their families. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 31800 - Maternity Practicum


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 28201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 31700 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 1.00. Building on the theoretical knowledge of Nursing Care of Women Throughout the Lifespan this provides structured clinical experiences with women and their families during the childbearing experience. Evidence based nursing practice is utilized to assist families as they progress through the childbearing experience. The teaching learning process is used to assist childbearing families meet basic needs of the developing family. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
    Experiential Learning (EL): Yes


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    NUR 32500 - Philosophy And Theory Of Nursing


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Philosophical assumptions and values, nursing theories, ethical frameworks, legal principles, and nursing traditions are synthesized, culminating in the articulation of a personal philosophy of nursing by students. Methodologies that foster analysis and critical thinking, encourage dialectic, and promote self-evaluation are utilized. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 32510 - Eastern Energy Healing And Spirituality


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Explore energy healing and spirituality concepts based on eastern philosophies or religions. Develop and practice energy healing and spirituality modalities to enhance well being by promoting health, reducing stress, and achieving harmony in life. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 32700 - Gerontology: Healthcare Concepts


    Credit Hours: 2.00. Course focuses on normal aging. Relevant findings from the gerontology literature are discussed as they apply to older adults. Ethical/legal issues related to older adults are discussed. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 33000 - Human Sexuality Nursing Implications


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Human Sexuality Nursing Implications. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 33100 - RN Transition To Professional Nursing


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides for the discussion of practice roles, responsibilities, and involvement in baccalaureate nursing. Conceptual frameworks, critical components of professional nursing practice, and issues pertinent to the changing health care environment are explored. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 33300 - Adult Health Nursing I


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 22300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 27200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 5.00. This course develops knowledge and skills required for adult health nursing roles. Theory and evidence-based health care practices are emphasized. Nursing practice experiences are provided in a variety of settings. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 33500 - Women And Newborn Health Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 36710 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 4.00. This course develops the knowledge and skills required for women and newborn health nursing. Theory and evidence-based health care practices are emphasized. Nursing practice experiences are provided in a variety of settings. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 34700 - Nursing Theory And Research I


    Prerequisite(s): SOC 10000 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) OR GS 19100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course develops fundamental knowledge of theory and research in nursing. Various nursing theories will be presented. The research process will be reviewed. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 34900 - Contemporary Trends In Health Care Systems


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides an overview of the contemporary health care system in the United States. Cultural and ethnic diversity, and health beliefs and practices are emphasized. The influence of global health care systems on the US health care system is explored. Permission of department required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 35200 - Nursing Care Of Older Adults


    Credit Hours: 1.00. This course examines concepts related to basic human needs specific to older adults. Evidence based health care practices that exhibit patient centered care related to health promotion, maintenance, restoration and palliation are examined. Ethical and legal dilemmas impacting the lifestyle of older adults are presented. Emphasis is placed on promoting positive attitudes of the professional nurse in caring for older adults. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 35300 - Health Care Informatics


    Credit Hours: 3.00. (HST 35300) A comprehensive approach to information technology is examined. Major concepts in health care informatics, trends, innovative strategies, and applications are introduced. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
    General Education: Technology


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    NUR 35500 - Applied Thanatology


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Exploration of the basic needs of the dying individual and the family. Identification of the appropriate and supportive nursing intervention within a social and cultural framework will enable students to better appreciate and apply various psychological therapeutic interventions for the client and the family resulting in better coping and/or adaptive behaviors within the system.. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 35600 - Nursing Leadership


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Nursing Leadership. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 35700 - Nursing Theory And Research II


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 34700 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND STAT 30100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course develops critical thinking skills required for the application of theory and research in nursing. The contribution of theory and research in evidence-based practice will be discussed. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 35800 - Cultural Diversity Related To Illness


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Cultural Diversity Related To Illness. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 36100 - Pediatric Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 37200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 39201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 2.00 or 3.00. Building on previous curricular concepts this course focuses on principles of health maintenance, health restoration and palliation specifically applied to the pediatric patient. Students further develop critical thinking skills by planning developmentally appropriate patient and family centered care. Students utilize best available evidence when implementing the nursing process with pediatric patients. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 36710 - Nursing Theory And Research


    Prerequisite(s): STAT 21300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D- (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) OR STAT 30100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF D- (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course develops critical thinking skills required for the application of theory and research in nursing. The contribution of theory and research in evidence-based practice will be discussed. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 37200 - Pediatric Nursing Practicum


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 36100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 39201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 1.00. This clinical provides patient care experience that support the application of the nursing process in the provision of patient centered care to children and families. These experiences are provided in acute and chronic settings. Developmentally appropriate, evidence based nursing care is practiced. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 37800 - Growing Old In A New Age


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Concepts and issues of aging are explored to enhance the understanding of the impact of aging on society. The processes of aging and old age as stages of life are identified.. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 38400 - Concepts Of Role Development In Professional Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 19700 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course examines professional nursing roles and professional nursing standards of practice within the context of structured and unstructured settings. Concepts and issues pertinent to the current environmental of professional nursing practice are discussed. Personal and professional values that provide a focus for evolving professional socialization are explored. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 38800 - Nursing Of Families And Groups


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 28600 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 18200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. Theoretical frameworks and the nursing process are utilized to support the basic needs, promote the health of families and groups, and facilitate the development of group leadership skills. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 38801 - Health Assessment For The Nursing Professional


    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level NUR 39000 Minimum Grade of C

    Credit hours: 3.00.  Principles of physical assessment builds on previous knowledge and skills gained from the sciences, humanities, and nursing. This course uses a systematic approach to patient history-taking, review of systems, physical exam and documentation of findings for individuals across the life span.


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    NUR 38900 - Family Health Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 33500 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. Community concepts and theories related to families and groups are introduced. Traditional therapeutic intervention and emerging community-nurse strategies to promote health and quality of life are explored. Families and groups experiencing disabilities and issues related to quality of life for elder adults are included. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 39000 - Nursing Research


    Prerequisite(s): BHS 20100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR SOC 38200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C OR STAT 30100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 19201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course examines the research process and use of research based evidence as a foundation for nursing. A review of both quantitative and qualitative methodologies will be incorporated. Distinguishing among non-research based primary and meta-sources of evidence will be emphasized. Critical thinking skills will be used to read and evaluate published research. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 39100 - Professional Ethics


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 19201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 2.00. Theoretical and practical applications of ethical principles are applied to nursing and patient centered care. Particular attention is given to the ideas of advocacy, autonomy, and authority in beginning professional nursing practice. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 39200 - Adult Nursing II


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 28300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. Continuing to build on the core concepts introduced in Adult Nursing I evidence based nursing practice is utilized as an approach to patient centered care with adult individuals seeking health. Concepts relative to basic human needs are emphasized. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 39201 - Adult Health II


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 28201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 5.00. Continuing to build on curricular concepts introduced in Adult Health I, evidence based practice is utilized as an approach to person centered care of adults with complex health problems in a variety of healthcare settings. Concepts relative to basic human needs are emphasized. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
    Experiential Learning (EL): Yes


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    NUR 39300 - Practicum III


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 28300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. Practicum III is the third clinical course in a series of three practica. Clinical lab experiences involve the provision of evidence based, patient centered, nursing care to individuals and small groups of adults with complex medical problems. Building on the complexity of the role of the nurse, the concepts of time management, prioritization, delegation, and collaboration are introduced with practical application in the clinical setting. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
    Experiential Learning (EL): Yes


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    NUR 39400 - Health Promotion And Education


    Prerequisite(s): Undergraduate level NUR 18800 Minimum Grade of C and Undergraduate level NUR 19201 Minimum Grade of C [may be taken concurrently]

    Credit Hours: 3.00. The role of the nurse as a health educator is implemented. Nursing and non-nursing theories related to health promotion and teaching-learning processes are examined. Principles of health literacy related to patient education are emphasized. Evidence-based nursing projects related to health education within a community environment are implemented. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 39401 - Health Promotion And Education


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 18800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 19201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 2.00. The role of the nurse as a health educator is implemented. Nursing and non-nursing theories related to health promotion and teaching-learning processes are examined. Principles of health literacy related to patient education are emphasized. Evidence-based nursing projects related to health education within a community environment are implemented. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
    Experiential Learning (EL): Yes


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    NUR 39500 - Children’s Health Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 44300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 4.00. This course develops knowledge and skills required for child health nursing. Theory and evidence-based health care practices are emphasized. Nursing practice experiences are provided in a variety of settings. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 39700 - Nursing Care Of The Aged, Disabled and Chronically Ill


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 28201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. Basic human needs of the aged, person’s living with chronic health problems and/or disabilities are introduced. Principles of health promotion, health restoration and palliation are examined. Evidenced based nursing practice is emphasized within the context of patient centered care. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 39900 - Special Topics


    Credit Hours: 0.00 to 3.00. Hours, credit, and subject matter to be arranged by faculty. Typically offered Fall Spring.


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    NUR 41500 - Pathophysiology


    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 21300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND BIOL 21400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND BIOL 22100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. The most common morbidity problems manifested throughout the lifespan are studied. Pathophysiologic concepts and physiologic responses are integrated with the nursing process. The application of evidence based nursing practice modalities provides a basis to address basic human needs. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 41600 - Nursing Research


    Credit Hours: 3.00. Explore the research process as a foundation for understanding, evaluating, and applying nursing research. An overview of research, its purpose, and approaches to solving research problems are examined. Typically offered Fall.


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    NUR 42100 - Nursing Practicum: Community And Leadership


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 38900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 39500 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 44300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 43900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 48900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course develops knowledge and skills required for nursing leadership and community health nursing. Theory and evidence-based health care practices are emphasized. Nursing leadership and community practice experiences are provided to populations in a variety of settings. Typically offered Fall, Spring, Summer.


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    NUR 42900 - Community Health Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 38900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 44300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 5.00. This course develops knowledge and skills required for community health nursing. Theory and evidence-based health care practices are emphasized. Nursing practice experiences are provided to populations in a variety of settings. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 43800 - Nursing Management And Leadership


    Credit Hours: 6.00. This course provides students with the opportunity to synthesize previous learning and develop knowledge and skills required for management and leadership roles within a dynamic health care system. Evidence-based health care practices and organizational quality improvement models are discussed. Experiences are provided in a variety of health care settings. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 43900 - Nursing Management And Leadership


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 44300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course develops knowledge and skills required for nursing management and leadership roles. Theory and evidence-based health care practices are emphasized. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 44300 - Adult Health Nursing II


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 33300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 5.00. This course continues the development of knowledge and skills required for adult health nursing roles. Theory and evidence-based health care practices are emphasized. Nursing practice experiences are provided in a variety of settings. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 44700 - Capstone In Holistic Health And Wellness


    Credit Hours: 1.00 to 3.00. This course serves as the culminating experience in holistic health and wellness. The course provides opportunities for students to integrate previous learning experiences with the program goals. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 44800 - Holistic Health And Wellness: Stress Management


    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course uses Chen’s “Conformity with Nature” theory as a theoretical foundation for developing and implementing stress management strategies. This theory is developed from Eastern philosophy, culture and medicine. Stress management techniques and skills will be practiced. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 45100 - Nursing Informatics


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 19201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides a basic understanding of nursing science, computer science, and information science to prepare students to effectively and efficiently use technology to identify, collect, process, and manage health care information. A focus on technology based health applications which support clinical, administrative, research, and educational decision-making to enhance the efficacy of nursing is provided. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
    General Education: Technology


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    NUR 45200 - Quality And Safety In Professional Nursing Practice


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 28201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. Using a project-management focus, this course provides students the opportunity to synthesize and apply previous knowledge related to: patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and safety in a professional leadership role. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 48200 - Nursing Leadership And Management


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 28201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 2.00 or 3.00. Theories and evidence based practice related to leadership, organization and management are examined. Specific strategies for effective time management, priority setting, decision making, career planning and delegation are introduced. Approaches to the evaluation of quality nursing practice within a complex work environment are discussed. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 48300 - Community And Public Health Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 39000 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 38800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 39400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 4.00. Concepts of community and public health nursing are introduced. Community health nursing roles related to evidence based practice, leadership, collaboration, quality improvement and political activism are explored. Critical thinking skills are applied in the assessment of vulnerable populations existing within various communities. The reciprocal influence of the environment on the patient, family and community relative to human needs is emphasized. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 48500 - Community Health Nursing Practicum I


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 39300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 39700 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 48600 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This community health practicum emphasizes integration of professional nursing roles and community health concepts. Evidence based nursing practice is utilized as an approach to patient centered care with patients throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on health promotion, health restoration, health maintenance or palliation within community based settings. The reciprocal influence of the environment on the patient, family and community relative to human needs is emphasized. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
    Experiential Learning (EL): Yes


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    NUR 48600 - Community Health Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 38800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 39000 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 39400 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. Concepts of community and community health nursing are introduced. Community health nursing roles related to evidence based practice, leadership, collaboration; quality improvement and political activism are explored. Critical thinking skills are applied in the assessment of a community and its potential for meeting the basic human needs of its constituents. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 48602 - Community Health Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 39201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 39700 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 35200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 36100 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 37200 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 31700 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 31800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 5.00. This course provides the knowledge and skills required for community health nursing. Theory and evidence-based practice are emphasized. Critical thinking is applied in the assessment of a community and in analyzing its ability to meet the health needs of its members. Nursing roles and functions are developed throug hexperiences provided to populations in a variety of settings. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.
    Experiential Learning (EL): Yes


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    NUR 48702 - Transitions Into Professional Nursing Practice


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 49800 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)  AND NUR 49301 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) 

    Credit Hours: 2.00. This two credit hour course prepares senior nursing students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to effectively prepare for transition from the role of student to entry level nurse. Specifically, test-taking strategies and practice, NCLEX preparation and licensure application will be addressed. Permission of department required. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 48900 - Community Health Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 38900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 39500 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 44300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 3.00. Concepts of community, community change, epidemiology, biostatistics and community health nursing are introduced. Nursing roles related to practice, teaching, research utilization, and leadership/management in the community are explored. Assessment of a community and its potential for facilitating health and quality of life is examined. Typically offered Fall.


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    NUR 49300 - Advanced Adult Health Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 44300 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 6.00. This course develops advanced knowledge and skills required for adult health nursing roles. Theory and evidence-based health care practices are emphasized, focusing on complex health needs. Nursing practice experiences are provided in a variety of settings. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 49301 - Adult Health III


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 39201 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 48601 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY)

    Credit Hours: 6.00. A continuation of Adult Health I and II, this advanced medical surgical course develops advanced knowledge and skills required to provide safe and quality care for adults with complex health alterations. Evidence-based health care practices are emphasized. Nursing clinical experiences are provided in a variety of settings focusing on the care of multiple adult patients with high acuity. Typically offered Fall Spring.
    Experiential Learning (EL): Yes


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    NUR 49500 - Baccalaureate Nursing Capstone


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 42900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 43900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C

    Credit Hours: 2.00. This course synthesizes concepts, theories, and research from nursing and other disciplines. Students will transition to practice as a beginning baccalaureate nurse with a preceptor. A mandatory NCLEX-RN review course and satisfactory completion of a department exit exam is required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring Summer.


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    NUR 49600 - RN-BS Nursing Capstone


    Prerequisite(s): (NUR 35700 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) AND NUR 43900 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C (MAY BE TAKEN CONCURRENTLY) ) OR (NUR 32500 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C AND NUR 41600 FOR LEVEL UG WITH MIN. GRADE OF C)

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course provides the opportunity to integrate concepts, theories, and research from nursing and other disciplines to develop and improve practice. There is a focus on concepts and roles of management and leadership within a health care system under the guidance of a practicing nurse leader. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.


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    NUR 49800 - Capstone Course In Nursing


    Credit Hours: 3.00. In collaboration with a nursing faculty and clinical liaison, students will plan and implement an evidence-based project consistent with the professional leadership role. Students will use critical thinking skills and evidence based practice to promote patient centered nursing in a health care environment of work complexities. This course will culminate with an evidence-based project that will be presented to peers and the academic community. Permission of department required. Typically offered Summer Fall Spring.
    Experiential Learning (EL): Yes


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    NUR 50000 - Theoretical Constructs In Nursing


    Prerequisite(s): NUR 50100 FOR LEVEL GR WITH MIN. GRADE OF B

    Credit Hours: 3.00. This course examines the integration of theory/conceptual relationships in the development of nursing knowledge. Students explore ways in which nurses in advanced practice incorporate theoretical knowledge in the implementation of the advanced practice in nursing role. Students analyze the clinical relevance of mid-range and practice theories. Students examine the relationship of theoretical constructs to research and praxis through concept analysis, theory evaluation, and discussion of the application of theory to practice. This course examines ways in which theoretical thought is embedded in evidence-based nursing practice. Typically offered Fall Spring Summer.


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