Course Information

 

for BSN Department


Health Assessment RM (NUR 091)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 091 , Health Assessment RM- This course assists students in strengthening test taking strategies with remediation of concepts related to health assessment. This course will focus on study and test taking strategies, time and stress management and selected concepts pertaining to health assessment.  CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 0 Lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 220 CO-REQUISITES: NONE

Hlth & Illness Lifespan RM (NUR 092)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 092 - Health and Illness Across the Lifespan Remediation. This course assists students in strengthening test taking strategies with remediation of concepts related to health and illness. This course will focus on study and test taking strategies, time and stress management and selected concepts pertaining to health and illness across the lifespan. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 0 Lab: 3 Semester Credits.  PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 305 or NUR 311 CO-REQUISITES: NONE

 

Health Assessment (NUR 220)

Credits:4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 220 - Health Assessment w/Lab - provides the student with knowledge of the concepts necessary to perform a comprehensive health history and health assessment of individual patients across the lifespan. To facilitate acquisition of knowledge and concepts, the course incorporates biophysical, psychosocial and spiritual growth and development into the dimensions of health assessment. Emphasis is placed on the normal age-related findings of assessment as well as appropriate developmental tasks. Hands-on laboratory time and simulation experiences will assist the student in developing critical thinking skills. CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 2 Lab: 4 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: BIO 112, FYE 102, SOC 101, PSY 110.  CO-REQUISITE: NUR 297, BIO 300

Nurs Skills:Qual /Safety (NUR 221)

Credits:4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 221 - Nursing Skills: Concepts of Quality & Safety - builds upon health assessment competencies, specifically incorporating the concepts of safety, functional ability, fluid and electrolytes, infection, nutrition, sensory perception, thermoregulation, and pain in the performance of clinical nursing skills. Service learning experiences, simulation experiences, and select acute care inpatient clinical experiences will assist students to integrate course concepts and construct learning from previously-learned concepts. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 2 Clinical: 4 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 220, NUR 297, BIO 300, BIO 121, MAT 105, IS 200, CHEM 105. CO-REQUISITE: NUR 298, BIO 180, BIO 215

Profess Devel (NUR 297)

Credits:2

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 297 - Professional Development Concepts/Capstone - is a professional development course in which the student is introduced to the concepts of caring, professionalism, development, and the nursing process. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to establishing human connections in the role of the nurse. Students will be introduced to the profession of nursing and to the use of the nursing process to guide clinical decision-making across the lifespan. Areas of interest for the capstone project will begin to be explored. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 0 Lab: 2 Semester Credit PRE-REQUISITS: FYE 102 SOPS 101 CO-REQUISITE: NUR 220

Profess Devel (NUR 298)

Credits:1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 298 - Professional Development Concepts/Capstone - is a professional development course in which the student is introduced to the concepts of clinical judgment and the NCLEX exam. Students will begin to learn strategies for success in preparing to take NCLEX. The concept of professionalism is further explored in this course, especially as it relates to professional licensure and accuracy in practice. Responsibilities of the nurse related to independent practice decisions and management of care are explored. Areas of interest for the capstone project are explored. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 0 Lab: 1 Semester Credit PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 220, NUR 297 CO-REQUISITE: NUR 221

Hlth/Illness Across Lifespan I (NUR 305)

Credits:6

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 305 - Health & Illness Concepts Across the Lifespan I - is a health and illness course in which the student participates in the care of patients across the lifespan related to acute and chronic health problems. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to providing safe and quality care to patients in a variety of settings and to providing leadership for the interprofessional healthcare team. Service learning experiences in the community and in long-term care settings, as well as focused acute care clinical experiences, will assist students to integrate course concepts and construct learning from previously-learned concepts. Simulation experiences will assist the student in developing critical thinking and clinical judgment skills. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 4 Lecture, 2 Clinical: 6 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 221, NUR 298, BIO 215, PSY 210 CO-REQUISITES: None

Intellectual Inquiry (NUR 307)

Credits:3

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 307 - Concepts of Intellectual Inquiry - provides students with a foundational understanding of research, evidence-based practice, healthcare quality, and healthcare information systems and technologies utilized in nursing practice and nursing education. A basic understanding of research terminology and process will be explored. Introduction to evidence-based practice will emphasize identification of a clinical issue, formulation of a researchable question, performing an effective search for sound evidence, and changing practice based on evidence. Information management systems to improve healthcare outcomes related to safety, quality, cost-effectiveness, and coordination of healthcare services along with ethical, legal, and regulatory issues will also be explored. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 3 Lecture, 0 Lab: 3 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 221, NUR 297, STAT 201, PHI 103 CO-REQUISITES: NUR 305, NUR 309, NUR 397

Professional Nursing (NUR 309)

Credits:2

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 309 - Professional Nursing Concepts - is a course in professional nursing concepts. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors related to collaboration, care coordination, patient education, caregiving and palliation. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the concept of family caregiving, especially as it relates to chronic and terminal disease. Completing of a formal teaching plan will allow students to obtain the skills necessary to provide healthcare teaching in any setting. An emphasis on collaboration with other nurses and with the inter-professional team provides the basis for care coordination in a variety of settings. Simulation experiences will assist the student in developing critical thinking and clinical judgment skills. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 0 Lab: 2 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 221, ENG 315 CO-REQUISITES:

Hlth/Illness Across Lifespan II (NUR 311)

Credits:6

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 311 - Health & Illness Concepts Across the Lifespan II - is a health and illness course in which the student applies evidence in the care of patients across the lifespan related to acute and chronic health problems. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to providing safe and quality care and patient education in a variety of settings and to providing leadership for the interprofessional healthcare team. Service learning experiences in the community and in long-term care settings, as well as focused acute care clinical experiences, will assist students to integrate course concepts and construct learning from previously-learned concepts. Simulation experiences will assist the student to further develop critical thinking and clinical judgment skills. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning CREDITS: 4 Lecture, 2 Clinical: 6 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 305 CO-REQUISITES: None

Leadership & Hlth Care Del (NUR 312)

Credits:4

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 312 - Concepts of Leadership and Health Care Delivery - is a course in nursing leadership and health care delivery concepts. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors related to leadership, healthcare policy, healthcare economics, healthcare law, and change theory. Students will have the opportunity to explore the professional nurse’s role in leading the inter-professional team. Emphasis will be placed on the evolution of the current and future healthcare system as it is affected by healthcare economics, policy, and law. Change theory will be utilized to solve a current problem in healthcare. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 4 Lecture, 0 Lab: 4 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 307 CO-REQUISITES: None

Population Health (NUR 313)

Credits:2

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 313 - Concepts in Population Health - introduces students to current concepts in community-based nursing and population–focused care. Building upon previously-learned concepts, students engage in the process of conceptualizing individuals, families, groups and communities as populations in which lifestyle, environmental, and genetic factors are major determinants of health. Comprehensive assessment of community and population characteristics is emphasized as a basis for planning population-focused interventions aimed at health promotion, disease, and injury prevention across the lifespan. Using principles of evidence-based practice through a project focused on the older adult in the community, students perform a comprehensive evidence-based assessment and plan health promotion. Simulation assists the student in developing critical thinking and clinical judgment skills related to the concepts of addiction, self-management, and interpersonal violence. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 2 Lecture: 2 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 305 CO-REQUISITES: None

Professional Develop (NUR 397)

Credits:1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 397 - Professional Development Concepts/Capstone - is a professional development course in which the student continues to develop strategies for NCLEX Success. Increased exposure to NCLEX-style questions is provided to enhance proficiency in answering the types of test items found on the NCLEX exam. Practice NCLEX-style questions will also help to support learning in nursing coursework. The concept of professionalism is further explored in this course as it relates to scope of practice. Areas of interest for the Capstone project will be refined, with identification of a specific Capstone topic area by the end of this course. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 0 Lab: 1 Semester Credit PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 298, COM 101 CO-REQUISITES:

Professional Develop (NUR 398)

Credits:1

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 398 - Professional Development Concepts/Capstone - is a professional development course in which the student continues to develop strategies for NCLEX Success. Increased exposure to NCLEX-style questions is provided to enhance proficiency in answering the types of test items found on the NCLEX exam. Practice NCLEX-style questions will also help to support learning in nursing coursework. The student’s chosen topic for the Capstone project will be developed in a Capstone Proposal in which the student will delineate strategies for assessment of the population at risk, anticipated population outcomes, the implementation of evidence-based interventions to improve population outcomes, and evaluation of the achievement of population outcomes. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 0 Lab: 1 Semester Credit PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 397 CO-REQUISITES:

Clinical Intensive I (NUR 410)

Credits:6

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 410 - Clinical Intensive I - is a clinical intensive course in which the student applies evidence in the care of patients across the lifespan related to acute and chronic health problems. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to providing safe and quality care in the inpatient acute care setting. Students will synthesize all previously learned concepts in the clinical area as well as in clinical integration seminars. Simulation experiences will assist the student to further develop critical thinking and clinical judgment skills. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 5 Clnical: 6 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 311, NUR 312, NUR 313 CO-REQUISITES:

Clinical Intensive II (NUR 412)

Credits:6

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 412 - Clincial Intensive II - is a clinical intensive course in which the student applies evidence in the care of patients across the lifespan related to chronic health problems. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to providing safe and quality care for patients and populations in the community setting. Students will synthesize all previously learned concepts in the clinical area as well as in clinical integration seminars. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 5 Clinical: 6 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 410 CO-REQUISITES:

Clinical Intensive III (NUR 414)

Credits:6

COURSE DESCRIPTION" NUR 414 - Clinical Intensive III - is a clinical intensive course in which the student applies evidence in the care of patients across the lifespan related to acute and chronic health problems. This is a role transition course in medical surgical nursing in which the student will perform care in the role of the professional nurse under the direction of a preceptor. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to providing safe and quality care for patients in the acute care setting. Students will synthesize all previously learned concepts in the clinical area as well as in clinical integration seminars. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 0 Lab, 5 Clinical: 6 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 412 CO-REQUISITES:

Clinical Intensive IV (NUR 416)

Credits:6

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 416 - Clincial Intensive IV - is a clinical intensive course in which the student applies evidence in the care of patients across the lifespan related to acute and chronic health problems in the specialty or community setting. This course is designed to facilitate the student’s acquisition of knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to providing safe and quality care for patients and populations in the specialty setting or in the community. Students will synthesize all previously learned concepts in the clinical area as well as in clinical integration seminars. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 1 Lecture, 5 Clinical: 6 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 412 CO-REQUISITES:

Professional Develop (NUR 497)

Credits:2

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 497 - Professional Development Concepts/Capstone - is a professional development course in which the student continues to develop strategies for NCLEX Success. Increased exposure to NCLEX-style questions is provided to enhance proficiency in answering the types of test items found on the NCLEX exam. Practice NCLEX-style questions will also help to support learning in nursing coursework. The student’s Capstone project will be implemented as developed in the Capstone Proposal. The student will implement an assessment of the identified population at risk and will implement evidence-based interventions to improve population outcomes. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning. CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 1 Lab: 2 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 398 CO-REQUISITES:

Professional Develop (NUR 498)

Credits:2

COURSE DESCRIPTION: NUR 498 - Professional Development Concepts/Capstone - is a professional development course in which the student continues to develop strategies for NCLEX Success. Increased exposure to NCLEX-style questions is provided to enhance proficiency in answering the types of test items found on the NCLEX exam. Practice NCLEX-style questions will also help to support learning in nursing coursework. The student’s Capstone project will be evaluated as developed in the Capstone Proposal. The student will evaluate outcomes for an identified population at risk following implementation of interventions. A final Capstone Paper and Presentation will illustrate the Capstone project in its entirety. Active learning strategies employed in this course will promote the development of leadership skills and self-directed lifelong learning CREDITS: 2 Lecture, 0 Lab: 2 Semester Credits PRE-REQUISITES: NUR 497. CO-REQUISITES: 416