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NSG 2561Nursing as a ProfessionThis course is designed to introduce students to the nursing profession. Components addressed will include the evolution of the nursing profession, the image of nursing, the education and socialization of nursing, cultural competency and social issues of the nurse, nurse practice roles, and legal, ethical and health policy issues.
NSG 2573/NSG 2573LBasic Skills for Healthcare ProvidersThis course provides an introduction to the basic skills of nursing. Emphasis will be placed on foundational care provided to adults. Course structure includes 1 credit lecture and 2 credits skills lab. This course will be offered May Interim. (Students with a Certified Nursing Assistant License may exempt this course if they are actively working as a CNA.)
NSG 3173Nursing TransitionsThis course is designed to assist the advanced placement RN student in making the transition from educational experiences from an associate degree or hospital diploma program to the evidence based practice of baccalaureate nursing education. The values and ethics of professional nursing is based on theoretical and empirical knowledge from the natural and behavioral sciences, the humanities, and nursing receive focus. The roles of the professional nurse as teacher, caregiver, researcher and leader are related to the nursing and client systems. The student explores the influence of the physical, psychological, spiritual, and social systems and other environmental forces on the health of client systems. Critical thinking, information technology and therapeutic communication skills, as well as progress toward professional and personal growth are emphasized. Three (3) semester hours. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program and current Registered Nurse license.
NSG 3586/NSG 3586LBasic Concepts in NursingThis course focuses on basic concepts and skills that form the foundation of nursing practice in the following areas: health, wellness-illness, safety, communication, patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, evidenced based practice, and quality improvement. Students will embark on the skill of critical thinking, gain knowledge of and implement the use of the nursing process, study therapeutic communication techniques and principles of teaching-learning styles to establish and facilitate nurse client/family relationships in developing and providing a basic plan of care. Course structure includes 2 credits lecture and 4 credits clinical lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program.
NSG 3594/NSG 3594LPsychiatric and Mental Health NursingThis course focuses on the basic psychopathology of mental disorders, therapeutic communication, and legal/ethical guidelines. Emphasis will be placed on individuals, families, or groups experiencing maladaptive alterations in mental health. Course structure includes 3 credits lecture and 1 credit clinical lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program.
NSG 3603(WI) Healthcare Research for Evidence Based PracticeThis course provides students with opportunities to acquire basic healthcare research skills necessary for evaluation of research. Students use critical thinking to explore the scientific methods of inquiry, research design and methodology, and ethical consideration in human subject investigation. Research critique and evaluation will be introduced as a foundation for evidence-based practice.
NSG 3612Nursing and Healthcare Delivery TheoriesThis course introduces philosophies and theories of nursing, healthcare, and related fields as a foundation to the practice of professional nursing. Concepts of person, health, and environment will be explored within the four functions of theory (description, explanation, prediction, and control). Students will examine different perspectives of knowing and reflect how these impact their future healthcare practice.
NSG 3626/NSG 3626LAdult Health IThis course provides the opportunity to examine and practice concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with basic and commonly concurring health care needs. Content includes internal and external environmental factors affecting the health of adults with basic and commonly occurring health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in health promotion and maintenance, illness care, and rehabilitation adults. Course structure includes 4 credits lecture and 2 credits clinical lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program.
NSG 3636/NSG 3636LFamily/Child NursingThis course presents basic nursing theory of childbearing family and pediatric health care. Unfolding case studies, lecture, evidence based guidelines, clinical simulation and clinical experiences are used to guide the student from the preconceptional period through adolescence. Course structure includes 3 credits lecture and 3 credits clinical lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program.
NSG 3643Transcultural HealthcareEmphasizing non-Western cultures, this course assists student exploration and analysis of the influence of culture on health beliefs, attitudes, values, health norms, and practices. Examines how providers from various cultures differ in their approach to healthcare and how assessment and intervention techniques apply to specific cultural groups. Meets the university requirement of a Non-Western Cultures course.
NSG 4301 � 4Independent StudyThis course is designed to allow the individual student to explore an issue of importance to professional nursing in depth. The student identifies the area of concentration and explores the existing nursing literature, related literature, and other resources (such as expert nursing leaders, authorities in the community, and population groups). Consent of faculty.
NSG 4321 � 3Special Topics in NursingThese course(s) are designed to allow groups of students to explore a broad range of topics in nursing that include, but are not limited to historical, sociological and political influences in the development of professional nursing. May also include special courses in clinical reasoning, NCLEX-RN review, gerontology, pediatrics, and women�s health. Pre/Co requisite: Consent of faculty teaching the course.
NSG 4656/NSG 4656LAdult Health IIThis course provides the opportunity to examine and practice concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with complex health care needs. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in the use of the nursing process with adults experiencing complex health care needs and their families. Course structure includes 3 credits lecture and 3 credits clinical lab. Prerequisite: NSG 3626 Adult Health I.
NSG 4672Disaster Nursing and Emergency PreparednessThis course introduces nursing roles in the planning for and participation in mass casualty disasters. The causes and unique characteristics of disasters and their effects on communities will be presented. The nurses' participation in the multidisciplinary organizational and clinical management of disaster will be emphasized.
NSG 4692Health Promotion and WellnessExplores nursing health promotion strategies to facilitate individual, group, and community health and wellness across the lifespan. The development of disease states and methods to prevent or decrease risk factors will be discussed. Emphasis is on the role of the professional nurse in planning and implementing effective teaching and interventional behaviors. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program.
NSG 4709/NSG 4709LAdult Health IIIThis course provides the opportunity to examine and practice concepts, research, issues and trends in caring for adults with complex, multisystem healthcare needs in structured and unstructured settings. Content includes managing nurse resources, delegation, patient progress through the continuum of care, and skills practice at a competency level necessary to assume beginning level as a professional nurse. Course structure includes 4 credits lecture and 5 credits clinical lab. Prerequisite: NSG 4656 Adult Health II. Corequisite: NSG 4722.
NSG 4714/NSG 4714LCommunity Based NursingThis course introduces students to the basic concepts of community based nursing. Students gain an understanding of community resources with an emphasis on community based settings, disease states, community health models and theories, barriers to healthcare services, and the needs of vulnerable populations. Course structure includes 3 credits lecture and 1 credit clinical lab. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing Program.
NSG 4722Leadership PrinciplesThis course presents basic leadership theory and skills for novice to advanced beginner healthcare providers. Evidence based best practices coupled with systems thinking form a foundation for the concepts of change, transformation, risk taking, and vision as they relate to the leadership role. Co-requisite: NSG 4709 Adult Health III; or in one of the last two semesters for RN-to-BSN students.
NSG 4735/NSG 4735LPalliative and Gerontological CareThis course provides the foundational basis for professional nursing care for the chronic, end of life clients of all ages, and the older adult clients and their families. Core course concepts include comfort, chronicity, and optimal sense of wellness and functional status. This course explores and builds on theories related to the end of life and aging, normal changes of the aging, complex interactions of chronic co-morbid physical and mental conditions, and associated nursing care common to the chronically ill patient and older adult. Course structure includes 3 credits lecture and 2 credits clinical lab.

 
 
 
 
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