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NURS 022 IV Skills Update • V1-3 Cr.

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NURS 026 Venipuncture • 1 Cr.

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NURS 027 ACLS PREP • V1-3 Cr.

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NURS 029 ACLS • 1 Cr.

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NURS 031 PEARS • 0.5 Cr.

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

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NURS 033 Pediatric Adv Life Support Renewal • 1 Cr.

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NURS 044 BASIC AIDS EDUCATION • 0.5 Cr.

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

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

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

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

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

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NURS 068 Special Topics • V1-0.5 Cr.

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NURS 075X RN REFRESHER COURSE • 5 Cr.

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

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NURS 099 Nursing Student Success • 1 Cr.

Designed for first quarter students in the nursing program. Focuses on study and organizational skills, test taking skills and strategies, critical thinking skills, time management, and support to help students succeed in the nursing program.

NURS 100X Foundations of Nursing • 7 Cr.

Provides the framework for nursing theory. Students develop cognitive, psychomotor, assessment, and communicative skills to meet the biophysiological, psychosocial needs of the client. Students discuss relevant concepts in pharmacology and basic human needs and gain clinical experiences in extended-care facilities. Course consists of two components: 100X and 100Z. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

NURS 100Y Foundations of Nursing Skills Lab • 2 Cr.

This is the lab portion of Nursing Fundamentals. In this class nursing assessment and other fundamental skills like medication administration are learned prior to students' first hands-on experience with clients. Prerequisite: Admission to program.

NURS 100Z Foundations of Nursing Clinical • 3 Cr.

Clinical component for NURS 100X. Students gain experience in rehabilitation facilities correlating with and implementing nursing theory. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

NURS 101X Nursing Care of the Adult Client I • 6 Cr.

The first of three medical/surgical courses focusing on acute and chronic health dysfunctions in the adult client. Students gain clinical experience in acute-care settings. Course consists of two components: 101X and 101Z. Prerequisite: NURS 100X and 100Z.

NURS 101Y Nursing Care of the Adult Client Skills Lab • 1 Cr.

A variety of acute care nursing skills provide baseline competency prior to entry into acute care clinical facilities. Students learn hands-on nursing skills and have the opportunity to practice and perform demonstrations. Prerequisite: N100X, N100Y, N100Z.

NURS 101Z Nursing Care of the Adult Client I Clinical • 5 Cr.

Clinical component for NURS 101X. Students gain experience in health agencies correlating with and implementing nursing theory. Prerequisite: NURS 100X and 100Z.

NURS 102X Nursing Care of the Adult Client II • 6 Cr.

The second of three medical/surgical courses focusing on acute and chronic health dysfunctions. Students gain clinical experience in acute-care settings. Course consists of two components: NURS 102X and 102Z. Prerequisite: NURS 101X and 101Z.

NURS 102Y Nursing Care of the Adult Client II Skills Lab • 1 Cr.

A variety of acute care nursing skills provide baseline competency prior to entry into acute care clinical facilities. Students learn hands-on nursing skills and have the opportunity to practice and perform demonstrations and simulation. Prerequisite: NURS 101X, NURS 101Y, and NURS 101Z.

NURS 102Z Nursing Care of the Adult Client II Clinical • 5 Cr.

Clinical component for NURS 102X. Students gain experience in health agencies correlating with and implementing nursing theory. Prerequisite: NURS 101X and 101Z.

NURS 110X Nursing Fundamentals Theory • 7 Cr.

Introduces relevant theoretical concepts related to fundamentals of nursing practice, such as nursing process, ethical and legal framework for nursing practice, pharmacological principles, biological and sociocultural concepts related to meeting basic needs and health issues across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Acceptance into program.

NURS 110Y Nursing Fundamentals Skills Lab • 2 Cr.

A variety of fundamental nursing skills, including physical assessment, medication administration, and IV therapy provide baseline skills prior to entry into the clinical facilities. Students learn hands-on nursing skills and have the opportunity to practice and perform return demonstrations. Prerequisite: NURS 110Y

NURS 110Z Nursing Fundamentals Clinical • 3 Cr.

Students develop cognitive, psychomotor, assessment, and communicative skills to meet the biological, physiological, and psychosocial needs of the client. Students gain clinical experiences in rehabilitation and extended-care facilities. Prerequisite: NURS 110X and NURS 110Y.

NURS 111X Acute Care Nursing I Theory • 6 Cr.

The first of four medical-surgical courses focusing on acute and chronic health dysfunctions in the adult client. These include nursing and pharmacological management of clients with a variety of medical and surgical diagnosis. Prerequisite: NURS 110X.

NURS 111Y Acute Care Nursing I Skills Lab • 2 Cr.

A variety of acute care nursing skills provide baseline competency prior to entry into acute care clinical facilities. Students learn hands-on nursing skills and have the opportunity to practice and perform demonstrations. Prerequisite: NURS 111X and NURS 110Y.

NURS 111Z Acute Care Nursing I Clinical • 5 Cr.

Clinical component for NURS 111X. Students gain experience in a medical-surgical acute-care facility correlating theory instruction and implementing nursing process. Prerequisite: NURS 110Z and 111Y.

NURS 112X Acute Care Nursing II Theory • 2 Cr.

The second of four medical-surgical courses focusing on acute and chronic health dysfunctions in the adult client. These include nursing and pharmacological management of clients with a variety of medical and surgical diagnosis. Prerequisite: NURS 111X.

NURS 113X Acute Care Nursing III Theory • 4 Cr.

"The third of four medical-surgical courses focusing on acute and chronic health dysfunctions in the adult client. These include nursing and pharmacological management of clients with a variety of medical and surgical diagnosis. Prerequisite: NURS 110X, 111X, and 112X. "

NURS 113Z Acute Care Nursing III Clinical • 5 Cr.

Clinical component for NURS 113X. Students gain experience in a medical-surgical acute-care facility correlating theory instruction and implementing nursing process. Prerequisite: NURS 113X and NURS 111Z.

NURS 114X Gerontology Nursing • 1 Cr.

This course covers the biological, psychosocial, cultural, and environmental challenges associated with aging and the geriatric client. Awareness of these changes and challenges assists the student to effectively plan, negotiate, and implement client-specific strategies of care. Prerequisite: NURS 113X.

NURS 120 Nursing Fundamentals • 6 Cr.

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

NURS 121 Nursing Fundamentals Clinical • 6 Cr.

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

Description starting Summer 2018

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

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

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

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

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

Description starting Summer 2018

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

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

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

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

This course is the clinical component of NURS 124. The students gain experience in medical-surgical settings applying nursing theory and quality and safety concepts to clients with acute and chronic health dysfunctions. Students also further develop a professional nurse identity. Course graded credit/no credit. Formerly NURS 102Y & NURS 102Z. Prerequisites: NURS 122 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 123 with credit.

Description starting Summer 2018

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

NURS 198 Independent Study Clinical • V1-6 Cr.

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

NURS 199 Independent Lab • 1 Cr.

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

NURS 217X Gerontology Nursing • 3 Cr.

This course explores the process of aging. Physiological, psychological, sociocultural, ethical, and legal aspects of aging are examined within the context of the family and society. A focus will be on promoting healthy aging. Use of evidence based research findings and assessment tools will be utilized in the course. Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission of Associate Dean of Nursing.

NURS 220Y Maternal and Child Health Nursing Skills Lab • 1 Cr.

A variety of maternity and pediatric acute care nursing skills provide baseline competency prior to entry into the maternity and pediatric care clinical facilities. Students learn hands-on nursing skills and have the opportunity to practice and perform demonstrations and simulation. Prerequisite: NURS 221Z.

NURS 221X Behavioral Health Nursing • 6 Cr.

Focuses on the nurse's therapeutic role in maintaining and enhancing mental health. Students learn to meet the needs of clients with challenged emotional and/or cognitive abilities that impair their day-to-day functioning. Prerequisite: NURS 102X and 102Z.

NURS 221Z Behavioral Health Clinical • 3 Cr.

Provides experience in acute inpatient psychiatric facilities and various community-based mental health programs. Students practice the nursing process in providing client-centered care. Prerequisite: NURS 102X and 102Z.

NURS 222X Transition to Professional Nursing Practice • 6 Cr.

The final course in medical/surgical nursing. Students integrate nursing theory from all previous courses while providing comprehensive nursing care to clients with complex health problems. There is also a focus on care of the older adult. Prerequisite: NURS 221X and 221Z.

NURS 222Z Transition to Professional Nursing Practice Clin • 6 Cr.

Provides clinical experience in advanced medical/surgical nursing. Topics include nursing organizations, legal and ethical considerations in nursing and professional licensing. Community-based experience with the older population is also included. Prerequisite: NURS 221X and 221Z.

Description starting Summer 2018

Provides clinical experience in advanced medical/surgical nursing. Topics include nursing organizations, legal and ethical considerations in nursing and professional licensing. Community-based experience with the older population is also included. Prerequisite: NURS 221X and 221Z. Grading: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory.

NURS 230X Mental Health Nursing Theory • 6 Cr.

Focuses on the nurse?s therapeutic role in maintaining and enhancing mental health. Students learn to meet the needs of clients with challenged emotional and/or cognitive abilities that impair their day-to-day functioning. Prerequisite: NURS 114X and NURS 113Z.

NURS 230Z Mental Health Nursing Clinical • 4 Cr.

Clinical component for NURS 230X. Students gain experience in a mental health acute care and outpatient facilities, correlating theory instruction and implementing nursing process. Prerequisite: NURS 114X and NURS 113Z.

NURS 231X Pediatric Nursing Theory • 4 Cr.

Focuses on the normal growth and development of the child from birth through adolescence. Students learn principles of care of the ill child focusing on adaptation and health maintenance. Prerequisite: Admission to program.

NURS 231Y Pediatric Nursing Skills Lab • 1 Cr.

A variety of acute-care pediatric nursing skills provide baseline competency prior-entry into acute-care pedicatric clinical facilities. Students learn hands-on pediatric nursing skills and have the opportunity to practice and perform return demonstrations. Prerequisite: Admission to program.

NURS 231Z Pediatric Nursing Clinical • 3 Cr.

Includes community-based clinical observation as well as in-hospital experience in delivery of care of ill children and their families. Prerequisite: Admission to program.

NURS 233X Maternal/Newborn Nursing Theory • 3 Cr.

This course focuses on women?s health promotion and maintenance and family-centered nursing care of the maternal and newborn populations. Students learn how to promote health maintenance, provide preventive care, and manage complications through the antepartum, intrapartum and postpartum periods of childbirth. Prerequisite: Admission to program.

NURS 233Z Maternal/Newborn Nursing Clinical • 1 Cr.

This course focuses on clinical observations, as well as in-hospital experience in labor/delivery, mother/baby care, and the care of pregnant mother and newborn. Prerequisite: Admission to program.

NURS 234X Professional Role Transitions Theory • 6 Cr.

This is the final course in medical/surgical nursing. Students integrate nursing theory from all previous courses while providing comprehensive nursing care to clients with complex health problems. Prerequisite: NURS 233X and NURS 233Z.

NURS 234Y Professional Role Transitions Skills Lab • 1 Cr.

Students maintain competency of all nursing skills previously learned and have the opportunity to practice and perform return demonstrations. Variety of clinical simulations performed using a high velocity simulation mannequin. Prerequisite: NURS 230Z, 231Z and 233Z.

NURS 234Z Professional Role Transitions Clinical • 6 Cr.

Provides clinical experience in advanced medical-surgical nursing in a variety of acute care facilities. Prerequisite: NURS 234X.

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

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

NURS 253 Behavioral Health Clinical • 2 Cr.

Provides experience in acute inpatient psychiatric facilities and various community-based mental health programs. Students practice the nursing process in providing client-centered care. Course graded credit/no credit. Formerly NURS 221Z. Prerequisites: NURS 124 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 125 with credit.

Description starting Summer 2018

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

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

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

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

This course provides students the opportunity to engage in health promotion of the pediatric patient and family. Students apply developmental theory and principles of pediatric safety to deliver family-centered care. Students also gain confidence in articulating nursing priorities and developing clinical reasoning and reflective practice in the care of pediatric patients. Course grade credit/no credit. Formerly NURS 231Y and 231Z. Prerequisites: NURS 252 with a grade C or better, and NURS 253 with credit.

Description starting Summer 2018

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

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

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

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

This course provides students the opportunity to engage in health promotion of the pregnant mother and newborn. Students gain confidence in articulating nursing priorities, developing clinical reasoning, and continuing reflective practice. This course focuses on clinical observations, as well as in-hospital experience in labor/delivery and mother/baby care. Course graded credit/no credit. Formerly NURS 233Z. Prerequisites: NURS 252 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 253 with credit.

Description starting Summer 2018

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

NURS 260 Transition to Professional Nursing • 3 Cr.

This course assists in the transition from student to the professional nurse and is the final course in medical-surgical nursing. Students incorporate concepts of evidence -based practice, quality improvement, and informatics along with previous theory and competencies learned throughout the nursing program to assimilate into their professional practice. Formerly NURS 222X. Prerequisites: NURS 254 and NURS 256 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 255 and NURS 257 with a grade of credit.

Description starting Summer 2018

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

NURS 261 Pre-Professional Nursing Preceptorship • 4 Cr.

This course assists in the transition from nursing student to the role of professional nurse in the clinical setting. The students, working with a registered nurse (RN) preceptor, develop their ability to prioritize and delegate care for multiple patents while using concepts of health information technology and evidence-based practice to assure quality and safety. Course graded credit/no credit. Formerly NURS 222Z. Prerequisites: NURS 254 and NURS 256 with a grade of C or better, and NURS 255 and NURS 257 with a grade of credit.

Description starting Summer 2018

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

NURS 290 Global Health and Nursing • 5 Cr.

Focuses on global health care within the domain of community health nursing and culturally competent practice. Provides students an opportunity to apply community health concepts in an international environment, gaining experience in diverse health care settings and participating in a community nursing health project. Prerequisites: NURS 100X, NURS 100Z, NURS 101X and NURS 101Z.

NURS 301 Transitions to Baccalaureate Nursing • 3 Cr.

This bridge course provides the conceptual background and essential skills for success in a baccalaureate nursing program and the professional nursing role. Course covers: critical thinking, scholarly writing, communication and leadership skills at the BSN level, as well as the relationship between research, theory, and evidence-based practice. Students will conduct a reflective analysis of life-long learning goals. Prerequisites: Acceptance into BSN program, graduated from state approved associate degree nursing program, and passed NCLEX.

NURS 302 Foundations of BSN Practice • 4 Cr.

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

NURS 310 Scholarly Inquiry in Nursing • 5 Cr.

This course examines the nature of inquiry, basic research concepts, language and processes. Content and process will focus on how research contributes to the development of nursing knowledge, improves nursing practice, and enhances professional development and professional accountability. Qualitative and quantitative research methods are compared. Students will critically appraise and interpret nursing research studies in order to enhance their understanding of the research process. Ethical and legal rights of human subjects are explored. Students will explore the considerations of nursing research related to diverse populations. Prerequisites: Acceptance into BSN program, associate degree in nursing from state approved program, and passed NCLEX.

NURS 320 Foundations of Scholarly Inquiry • 3 Cr.

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

NURS 321 Scholarly Inquiry Project Development • 2 Cr.

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

NURS 350 Perspectives in Global Health • 5 Cr.

This is an elective course that continues to build upon the community health experience with the ability to apply concepts from community and global health in an international environment. This course expands the focus of the 200 level global health course offered in the ADN program. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the BSN program.

NURS 360 Management in Healthcare • 4 Cr.

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

NURS 366 Nursing Ethics • 1 Cr.

This course focuses on the application of bioethical principles in nursing practice. Students will evaluate moral values and ethical principles from a nursing perspective. Ethical models in nursing will underpin topics presented in Philosophy 365. Topics may include: the nature of the provider-patient relationship, patient decision-making and advocacy, life-sustaining treatments, reproductive issues, euthanasia and physician-assisted suicide, and research ethics. Prerequisites: Admission to BSN program and concurrent enrollment in PHIL 365.

NURS 390 Nursing Management • 3 Cr.

This course focuses on the development of management skills assumed by professional nurses, including delegation of responsibilities, networking, group facilitation, conflict resolution, case management and collaboration. Management and organizational theories and concepts are studied, evaluated and applied. Concepts addressed include organizational structure, change, managing quality and performance, workplace diversity, budgeting and resource allocation, and delivery systems. Prerequisites: Acceptance into BSN program, associate degree in nursing from state approved program, and passed NCLEX.

NURS 401 Nursing Leadership • 3 Cr.

Course covers the analysis, integration and application of leadership principles in health care organizations and population-based efforts across the health care delivery system. The focus is on interaction and socialization into the professional leadership role. Emphasis is placed on practical skills needed for nurses to succeed as leaders in today's local, state, national, and global health care environment. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the BSN program.

NURS 402 Nursing Leadership Fieldwork • 3 Cr.

This course is designed to provide a mentored nursing leadership practicum that offers the opportunity to integrate knowledge of nursing, leadership and management in a selected healthcare related organization. Learning needs are identified and personal objectives are negotiated with a mentor, emphasizing preparation for advanced leadership and management responsibilities. Practicum seminars focus on current nursing leadership/management issues in a variety of health care environments. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the BSN program.

NURS 410 Community and Public Health Nursing • 5 Cr.

This course focuses on the principles, theories, and concepts of community and public health utilized in the role of the professional nurse in community oriented and population focused nursing practice. Analysis, application and evaluation of nursing interventions that include: disease prevention and health promotion, protection and maintenance within the context of family and community partnerships. Evidence-based practice for the health of individuals, families, aggregate populations, communities and systems on a local to global scale is examined. Analyzes epidemiological, environmental, economic, and socio-cultural issues that impact local, national and global healthcare delivery and functional status. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the BSN program and successful completion of NURS 321 and NURS 360.

NURS 411 Community and Public Health Nursing Fieldwork I • 3 Cr.

This course provides the opportunity for students to apply family and community nursing theory and nursing process to work collaboratively with families and communities in the process of assessment. Students will utilize tools of data collection and analysis to develop a collaborative plan to meet identified needs. Prerequisite: Acceptance into BSN program.

NURS 412 Community and Public Health Nursing Fieldwork II • 2 Cr.

Students apply community and population focus health concepts to develop and implement nursing interventions in a community health nursing project that will address identified problems/needs for groups in the community setting. Group work, field experience and project development provide analysis, application and evaluation of community and population focused nursing processes. Prerequisite: Acceptance into BSN program, NURS 410 and NURS 411 (may be taken concurrently with NURS 412).

NURS 420 Leadership in Healthcare • 4 Cr.

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

NURS 450 Nursing Health Information Technology • 3 Cr.

This course is an introduction to health information systems and informatics concepts encountered in healthcare settings. The course is designed to enable students to use information management and patient care technologies to deliver safe and effective care to diverse patient populations in a variety of settings. Students will explore the nurse's role in implementing advanced technology and identifying the impact of health information systems. Prerequisite: Acceptance into the BSN program.

NURS 451 Nursing Health Information Technology Fieldwork • 3 Cr.

This course is designed to provide a mentored nursing informatics practicum that offers the opportunity to integrate knowledge of nursing with the application of health care information technology and informatics. Learning needs are identified and personal objectives are negotiated with a mentor, emphasizing preparation for the role of the nurse in the health IT environment. Students will have a ?hands-on? experience in healthcare information technology while working with a mentor. Practicum seminars focus on current issues in healthcare technology and implementation and management of technology in a variety of healthcare environments. Prerequisite: Acceptance into BSN program and NURS 450.

NURS 460 Health Information Technology • 4 Cr.

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

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

This course provides fieldwork for students to apply nursing theory and nursing process while working collaboratively with families, communities, and populations. Fieldwork experience focuses on health promotion, disease prevention, patient education, and case management. Prerequisite: Admission into BSN program. Recommended: NURS 410 as a prerequisite or corequisite.

NURS 490 BSN Senior Portfolio • 1 Cr.

The senior nursing portfolio project is a purposeful collection of materials that documents the student's academic and professional development throughout the RN-BSN program. The portfolio is designed to foster student empowerment through analysis and critique of one's own work and self-awareness through reflection and self-evaluation. It serves as a method of measuring achievement of course and program outcomes. Prerequisite: Acceptance into BSN program and NURS 410, 411, and 412.