NRSG - Nursing

NRSG 115. Nursing as a Profession. 2 Credits. (2 Lec) F,S

Su The purpose of this course is to initiate and foster the professional socialization process. Content and activities expose students to issues surrounding the profession of nursing, multiple roles of nursing in society and health care, and concepts related to the dimensions of nursing practice: nurse, client, health and environment.

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NRSG 220. Foundatns Ethcl Nrsng Recitatn. 2 Credits. (1 Lec, 1 Rct) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE: Consent of Instructor. Drawing on contemporary issues in bioethics this foundational course explores influential moral values, philosophical principles and theories as formal grounding for ethical decision making and action in health care. A broad historical, cultural and societal perspective is emphasized to provide the background for understanding the everyday ethical problems that health professionals encounter in their practices. A psychological and social framework of analysis is used to foster sensitivity, skills of analysis and ethical behavior in situations of moral conflict.

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NRSG 225. Fndtns Plng Prvdng Clin Nrs Cr. 4 Credits. (2 Lec, 2 Lab) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITES: BIOH 201, BIOH 211, FCS 101IS, and BIOM 250. COREQUISITES: NRSG 238 or consent of instructor. Application of nursing principles, concepts and related skills for care of the individual needing assistance. The clinical decision-making process is utilized in the provision of nursing care in clinical settings.

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NRSG 238. Hlth Assmnt Across Lifespan. 4 Credits. (2 Lec, 2 Lab) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITES: BIOH 201 and BIOH 211. COREQUISITE: NRSG 225 or consent of instructor. This course is designed to teach the student a health oriented approach to nursing assessment of clients across the life span in a variety of community based settings. The primary focus of the course is on normal health assessment findings, with recognition of abnormal variations. This course emphasizes development of the skills needed to perform a comprehensive health assessment of children, adults, and the elderly. Data collection through comprehensive history taking and physical assessment is emphasized. Utilizations of assessment findings in clinical decision making is discussed throughout the course.

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NRSG 258. Principles of Pathophysiology. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F,S,Su

3 cr. LEC 3 PREREQUISITES: BIOH 201, BIOH 211, CHMY 121IN, and CHMY 123. This course provides an introduction to the abnormal functioning of human cells, tissues, and organ systems, and the physiological adaptations that occur. Commonly encountered age-related variations are addressed. The influences of environment, genetics, nutrition, and culture are emphasized. Current research that explains the changes that accompany a particular syndrome or disease is considered.

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NRSG 336. Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics. 3 Credits. (2 Lec, 1 Lab) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITES: CHMY 121, CHMY 123, NUTR 221, NRSG 258, and NRSG 238. The focus of this course is to examine pharmocotherapeutics in nursing practice. Clinical application of pharmacological and pathophysiological principles are integrated. Physical, psychological, social and cultural factors; age related variations; and alternative therapies are highlighted.

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NRSG 341. Psychosocial Nursing Concepts. 3 Credits. (2 Lec, 1 Lab) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITES: PSYX 100, SOCI 101, NRSG 115, NRSG 220, NRSG 225, NRSG 258 and NRSG 238. This course explores selected psychosocial concepts and theories basic to nursing practice with clients in a variety of settings. Topics include family theory, palliative care, crisis theory, anxiety, loss, grief & other human responses; and related psychosocial nursing strategies.

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NRSG 469. Cultural Applications Apps in Nursing: The (Specific Culture) Experience. 1-6 Credits. (1-6 Lec/Lab) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE: Enrolled in the undergraduate nursing program. This course is designed as an intense, but time limited, immersion into another culture and is focused on health beliefs, healthcare, and nursing applications. The experience will be preceded by analysis of cultural and healthcare principles applicable to nursing, and concluded by analysis of, or participation in, healthcare delivery in another culture.

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NRSG 477. Pop Based Nursing Care in Comm. 6 Credits. (3 Lec, 3 Lab) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITES: NRSG 437 and NRSG 454. The focus of this course is the health and well-being of the community. Global and national health problems are examined from a public health perspective. Community assessment and epidemiologic methods are used to identify populations at risk and potential areas for intervention.

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NRSG 487. Nursing Ldrshp/Mgmnt Dvlpmnt. 6 Credits. (3 Lec, 2 Lab) F,S

PREREQUISITES: NRSG 437, NRSG 444 and NRSG 454. Senior capstone course. The focus of this course is to provide an integration of theory and skill development in leadership, management and organizational concepts for the design, coordination, and management of health care using the community based philosophy.

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NRSG 503. Curriculum Development. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) Su, alternate years

to be offered Su even years. PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing. Theories and models of curriculum development are explored and designed for nurses teaching in either academic or practice environments. Variables associated with design and planning of educational interventions are explored. Students synthesize appropriate theoretical concepts to develop a model curriculum.

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NRSG 504. Assmnt and Eval of Education. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) Su, alternate years

to be offered Su odd years. PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing. Students engage in discussions around design, assessment, and evaluation of instruction by nurses. Topics include writing instructional objectives and constructing activities to assess student learning outcomes. Students complete a project to gain skills in evaluating learning related to a specific unit of study.

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NRSG 594. Seminar. 1 Credit. (1 Sem; 4 cr max)

PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering. Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

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NRSG 601. Advanced Health Assessment. 3 Credits. (2 Lec, .667 Lab) F

Advanced health assessment of individuals. Documenting and validating information, analyzing, synthesizing, and making clinical decisions about the client's health status. Includes assessment of normal and abnormal physiological and psychosocial processes relevant to gender and culture across the lifespan.

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NRSG 603. Advanced Pharmacology I. 2 Credits. (2 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: NRSG 602 This course provides an understanding of the science of therapeutics and principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics.

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NRSG 605. Evidence Based Practice II. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

Su (12 weeks in Su) PREREQUISTE: NRSG 604; NRSG 606 In this graduate course, students will become skilled using a variety of tools from research, biostatistics, epidemiology, and other data based disciplines to translate critically appraised evidence into action plans aimed at addressing clinical problems.

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NRSG 608. Design H C Delivery Systems. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: NRSG 604 for Nursing students or EIND 458 for IE students or instructors permission. Examines the role of nurses and industrial engineers in healthcare. Examines major systems within healthcare organizations which affect care delivery. Learn strategies for analyzing, improving processes, and coordinating interdisciplinary healthcare teams to enhancing healthcare quality management and reducing health risk through medical error elimination.

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NRSG 609. Advanced Nursing Leadership & Roles. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F,Su

Prepares graduate nursing students for direct and indirect advanced nursing roles and core competencies in organizational and systems leadership. Emphasis on leadership, communication, collaboration, negotiation, team functioning, conflict resolution and scholarship.

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NRSG 611. Program Planning & Evaluation, Outcomes, & Quality Improvement. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing This graduate course focuses on the role of the graduate nurse in health-related program planning and evaluation. Principles of quality improvement and outcomes management are integrated into the methods. Formative and summative evaluation models will be integrated throughout the course.

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NRSG 612. Ethics, Law, and Policy for Advocacy in Healthcare. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) S

PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing The graduate nursing student will integrate knowledge of bioethics, current legal issues, ethical comportment, clinical decision-making, and functions of law and policy analysis as applied to clinical practice.

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NRSG 613. Finance & Budget H C Systems. 2 Credits. (2 Lec) S

PREREQUISITES: Graduate Standing. This course focuses on the application of fiscal management principles of health care systems. Emphasis is on health care economics, fiscal management, and budgeting concepts as they relate to healthcare.

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NRSG 614. Vulnerability and Health Care in Diverse Communities. 4 Credits. (2 Lec, 2 Lab) F

PREREQUISITE: Graduate Standing This graduate nursing course addresses concepts of vulnerability and disparity in health and healthcare among diverse and rural populations. Students will examine vulnerable populations. Interactions with the healthcare systems, including access, utilization, and outcomes will be examined. Students will address strategies for addressing disparities in healthcare.

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NRSG 615. Translational Research Adv Pra. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) F

PREREQUISITES: NRSG 601, 602, 603, 604, and 605. This graduate nursing course provides students opportunities to explore translational research. The course focuses on understanding complementary disciplines with the goal of enhancing communication and collaboration among researchers.

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NRSG 620. Adv Pharm II. 3 Credits. (3 Lec) Su

PREREQUISITE: NRSG 602, NRSG 603. Focuses on pharmacologic effects and clinical use of selected drug classifications for the treatment and management of acute and chronic illnesses. Ethical and legal responsibilities, pharmacologic mechanisms, contraindications, complimentary alternative medicine and patient education will be addressed.

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NRSG 621. Advanced Clinical I-FI. 6 Credits. (3 Lec, 3 Lab) Su

PREREQUISTIE: NRSG 601, 602, 603, 604, 605 and 607. Focus on comprehensive assessment, intervention and preventive care for childbearing and childrearing families in primary health care. Includes content on physiological, pathophysiological, psychological, developmental, sociocultural and spiritual primary health care needs of childbearing and childrearing families.

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NRSG 623. Advanced Clinical II: Psychotherapeutic Modalities. 6 Credits. (3 Lec, 3 Lab) Su

PREREQUISITES: NRSG 622. Focus on assessment, treatment and preventative care for aging families in primary health care settings. Physiological, pathophysiological, psychological, developmental, sociocultural and spiritual responses to acute and chronic conditions will be explored emphasizing the importance of advocacy.

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NRSG 630. Adv Psychopharm II. 3 Credits. (2 Lec) Su

PREREQUISITE: NRSG 602, NRSG 603. Advanced concepts in the clinical management of psychiatric symptoms. Analyze psychotropic interventions, mechanisms of action and indications of use, dosing, side effects, drug-drug interactions, contraindications, and patient education. Psychotropic agents and complimentary alternative medicine.

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NRSG 631. Advanced Clinical I – Psych/Mental Health. 6 Credits. (3 Lec, 3 Lab) Su

PREREQUISITE: NRSG 601, 602, 603, 604, 605, 607. The role and scope of advanced psychiatric nursing practice and foundational legal and ethical issues are explored. The neuroanatomy and neurophysiology of psychiatric disorders are reviewed. Conduct comprehensive and systematic psychiatric assessments in complex situations.

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NRSG 633. Advanced Clinical III, Psych/Mental Health. 6 Credits. (3 Lec, 3 Lab) Su

PREREQUISITES: NRSG 632 In this course, students will explore the conceptual and theoretical foundations for providing psychotherapy with families and couples. Continuation of psychopharmacology concepts presented in Advanced Clinical I and II will be provided with an emphasis on expanded pharmacology concepts.

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NRSG 675. Professional Paper and Project. 1-9 Credits. (1-9 Ind; 9 cr max) F,S,Su

PREREQUISITE: NRSG 602, NRSG 603, NRSG 604, NRSG 674 or instructor permission. Professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

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