Nursing

Course Offerings

NURS–160 Nursing Modalities: Therapeutic Relationships (3 credits)
Provides beginning knowledge of nursing modalities used to facilitate health. Specific modalities include supportive counseling, teaching, social support, and alternative care. Opportunities to use nursing modalities may include simulations and interviews with healthy people (3 clock hours).
NURS–165 Dynamic Integration: a Model for Nursing (3 credits)
Introduction to the role of the nurse within the framework of the Dungan nursing model of Dynamic Integration. Explores historical, social, legal, ethical, and research components of professional nursing practice (3 clock hours).
NURS–261 Dynamic Integration: Healthy and Vulnerable Adults (3 credits)
Focuses on the promotion of healthy physiological responses and the provision of a safe environment for healthy and vulnerable individuals (3 clock hours). Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 112,113; Chemistry 108. Corequisite: Nursing 262. Fall.
NURS–262 Nursing Modalities: Healthy and Vulnerable Adults (3 credits)
Clinical laboratory includes instruction and practice in modalities to provide a safe environment and promote healthy physiological responses for healthy and vulnerable adults. Focus is on the modality of direct care (6 clock hours). Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 112, 113; Chemistry 108. Corequisites: Nursing 261. Fall.
NURS–264 Dynamic Integration: Physical Assessment (3 credits)
Class component for NURS 264 Dynamic Integration: Physical Assessment. Introduces the assessment of health within the Dungan Model of Dynamic Integration (developmental, cultural, physiological cognitive, psychological, behavioral,spiritual, and social support). Focus is on assessment of individuals and families across the life span. Practice component provided(3 lab hours, 5 clock hours). Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 112,113; Chemistry 108 or 118 or admission to the RN to BSN program.
NURS–264L Physical Assessment Lab
Practice component for NURS-264 Dynamic Integration: Physical Assesment. Introduces the assessment of health within the Dungan Model of Dynamic Integration (developmental, cultural, physiological cognitive, psychological, behavioral, spiritual, and social support). Focus on the assessment of physiological responses of the individual across the life span. Practice component provided (3 lab hours, 5 clock hours). Prerequisites: Exercise and Sport Science 112, 113; Chemistry 108 or 118.
NURS–271 Dynamic Integration: the Healthy Family (3 credits)
Focuses on the life cycle of a healthy family beginning at conception. Addresses family development, maternity care, transitions, and common problems of healthy families (3 clock hours). Prerequisites: Nursing 160 or 165, 261, 262, 264; Biology 110; Nutrition 280. Corequisite: Nursing 272. Spring.
NURS–272 Nursing Modalities: Healthy Family Nursing Mod/Healthy Family (3 credits)
Clinical laboratory includes instruction and practice in the modalities of direct care, teaching, counseling, alternative care, and social support in healthy families. Focus on clients and families of all ages, especially childbearing, child rearing, and aging family (9 clock hours). Prerequisites: Nursing 160 or 165, 261, 262, 264; Biology 110; Nutrition 280. Corequisite: Nursing 271. Spring.
NURS–351 Transition to Professional Nursing (6 credits)
Provides overview of the philosophy of baccalaureate nursing education and role of the nurse within the framework of the Dungan Nursing Model of Dynamic Integration. Guides the RN student with unique life and work experiences to conceptualize changes in professional nursing roles. Topics include caring interaction in nursing, nursing process, health promotion and maintenance, health care delivery system, nursing theory, learning theories, and contemporary nursing. Provides forum for discussion of changing perceptions and dimensions of professional nursing (6 clock hours). Prerequisite: Admission to RN to BSN Program.
NURS–361 Dynamic Integration: Transition Related To Common Illness Phenomena (3 credits)
Focuses on vulnerable individuals and families across the life span with an emphasis on pediatric clients, who are in transition due to their responses to common illness-related phenomena such as pain, inflammation, infection, neoplasia, altered immunity, surgical intervention, or fluid/electrolyte imbalances, accidents and poisoning, gastrointestinal disorders, congenital and developmental disorders (3 clock hours). Prerequisites: All 100- and 200-level nursing courses; Health Sciences 205. Corequisite: Nursing 362. Fall.
NURS–362 Nursing Modalities: Transition Related to Common Illness Phenomena (2 credits)
Clinical laboratory includes instruction and practice with the modalities of direct care, teaching, counseling, alternative care, social support in persons or families in transition related to their responses to common illness-related phenomena. Primary focus is on pediatric and surgical clients including their families (6 clock hours). Prerequisites: All 100-and 200-level nursing courses; Health Sciences 205. Corequisite: Nursing 361. Fall.
NURS–363 Dynamic Integration: Mental Health (3 credits)
Focuses on individuals and their families who are vulnerable or in transition due to acute or chronic mental health problems such as mood and thought disorders, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and manipulative or angry behavior (3 clock hours). Placement: Junior. Prerequisites:All 100- and 200-level nursing courses; Health Sciences 205. Corequisite: Nursing 364. Fall.
NURS–364 Nursing Modalities in Mental Health (2 credits)
Clinical laboratory includes instruction and practice with the modalities of counseling, teaching, and social support with individuals and groups. Focuses on the client and family with acute or chronic problems in mental health (6 clock hours). Placement: Junior. Prerequisites: All 100- and 200-level nursing courses; Health Sciences 205. Corequisite: Nursing 363. Fall.
NURS–371 Illness Response I: Disruption in Energy (3 credits)
Focuses on vulnerable individuals and families across the life span who are in transition related to common illnesses causing alterations in fluid and gas transport, metabolism, digestion, and elimination (3 clock hours). Prerequisites: Nursing 361, 362, 363, 364. Corequisites:Nursing 373, 374. Spring.
NURS–373 Illness Response II: Disruption in Protection (3 credits)
Focuses on vulnerable individuals and families across the life span who are in transition related to common illnesses causing alterations in reproduction and sexuality, cognition, sensation and motion, and immunity (3 clock hours). Prerequisites: Nursing 361, 362,363, 364. Corequisites: Nursing 371, 374. Spring.
NURS–374 Nursing Modalities Related to Disruptions in Energy and Protection (4 credits)
Clinical laboratory includes instruction and practice with modalities of direct care, teaching, counseling, alternative care, social support in persons or families in transition related to disruptions of energy and protection (12 clock hours). Prerequisites: Nursing 361, 362, 363, 364. Corequisites:Nursing 371, 373. Spring.
NURS–385 Research in Nursing (3 credits)
Extends focus on evidence-based practice by examining the specific role of research in the development of the body of nursing knowledge. Primary emphasis on the nurse as a consumer of research findings (3 clock hours). Prerequisite: Statistics.
NURS–395 Special Topics in Health Care and Nursing (2-6 credits)
Specific health care and nursing topics. Classroom and experiential learning experiences appropriate.
NURS–463 Nursing Professional Leadership (3 credits)
NURS–466 Professional Leadership I (2 credits)
Focuses on principles of leadership and management as practiced in a community setting. Emphasizes concepts of client advocacy, change, power, and politics (2 clock hours). Prerequisites: All 300-level nursing courses or admission to the RN to BSN program. Corequisite: Nursing 468.
NURS–467 Dynamic Integration: Health Promotion within the Community (3 credits)
Focuses on individuals,families, and groups within the community. Emphasis on vulnerable populations, their health, and the provision of health care. Examines health of the community including communicable disease, environmental health hazards, mortality and morbidity, and epidemiology (3 clock hours). Placement: Senior. Prerequisites: All 300- level nursing courses or admission to the RN to BSN program. Corequisite: Nursing 468.
NURS–468 Nursing Modalities for the Community (4 credits)
Clinical laboratory includes instruction and practice with the modalities of teaching, counseling, alternative care, and social support. Focuses on vulnerable groups within the community who require health promotion and/or suffer chronicity. Primary emphasis on teaching and social support (12 clock hours). Prerequisites: All 300-level nursing courses or admission to the RN to BSN program. Corequisite: Nursing 467.
NURS–469 Strategies for Success in Prof Nursing (2 credits)
NURS–474 Nursing Modalities: Community/Publ Hlth (1.5 credits)
NURS–476 Professional Leadership II (2 credits)
Focuses on the principles of leadership and management as they are practiced in an institutional setting. Concepts of organizational behavior, and transformational and transactional leadership emphasized (2 clock hours). Prerequisites: All 300-level nursing courses or admission to the RN to BSN program. Corequisite: Nursing 478.
NURS–477 Dynamnic Integration: Transitions Associated With Complex Illness Problems (3 credits)
Focuses on individuals and families who are in transition due to complex acute or chronic illness problems which increase susceptibility to multi-system failure (3 clock hours). Prerequisites: All 300-level nursing courses or admission to the RN to BSN program. Corequisite: Nursing 478.
NURS–478 Nursing Modalities: Health Promotion in Complex Problems (4 credits)
Clinical laboratory includes instruction and practice with modalities necessary to promote reintegration in individuals and families with complex acute or chronic illness problems. Clinical experiences include opportunities for practice in direct care and leadership roles (12 clock hours). Prerequisites: All 300-level nursing courses or admission to the RN to BSN program. Corequisite: Nursing 477.
NURS–484 Dynamic Integration: Health Issues (3 credits)
Societal and global health issues critically examined with emphasis on the impact on individual consumers, health care providers, and society as a whole. Focuses on refining problem solving skills, using the student's liberal and professional education. Scholarly presentation required (3 clock hours). Prerequisites: All 300-level nursing courses or admission to the RN to BSN program.
NURS–490 Seminar on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse (2 credits)
Examines psychological and physiological aspects with emphasis on current theories and practices in the prevention, detection, and treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse (2 clock hours). Summer.