Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2021

NRSG - Nursing

NRSG 2780 Healthcare Delivery Systems

Prerequisite: BIOL 2160. This course provides an introduction to the health care delivery system which includes local, national, and international characteristics. The concepts of quality and safety and healthcare policy will be discussed. Factors that affect healthcare outcomes will be identified.

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NRSG 3140 Therapeutic Hlth Assessment

Prerequisites: Acceptance to the nursing major and NRSG 2780. Corequisites: NRSG 3240, 3140L, and 3345. This course provides the student with a systematic method for assessment of adult health status. Includes a clinical component, NRSG 3140L. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 3140L Therapeutic Hlth Assessment Cl

Prerequisite: NRSG 2780. Corequisites: NRSG 3140, 3240, and 3345. Clinical component for NRSG 3140. Additional laboratory fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 3142 Health Asmnt for Prof Nursing

This course provides the student with a systematic method to assess health status and promotes critical thinking skills through comparative analysis of findings across race, gender, and ethnicity.

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NRSG 3240 Fnds of Nursing Practice

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the nursing major and NRSG 2780. Corequisites: NRSG 3140, 3240L, and 3345. Concepts and interventions foundational in assisting individuals to meet their basic needs are introduced. Emphasis is placed on the adult and aging client. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 3240L Fnds of Nursing Practice Clin

Prerequisite: NRSG 2780. Corequisites: NRSG 3140, 3240, and 3345. Clinical component for NRSG 3240. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 3340 Intro to Profession of Nursing

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the nursing major. The discipline of nursing's approach to problem-solving is introduced. The Health Care System, Nursing Process, Communication, Teaching/Learning, Gerontology, and Community-Based Care are the course's focus.

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NRSG 3345 Nursing Pathopharmacology

Prerequisite: Admission to Nursing Program. Corequisites: NRSG 3140L, 3240L. This course will introduce the science of pharmacology and consider the role of the registered nurse in the preparation, management, and administration of medications. Additionally the course focuses on the pathophysiology of disease and its relationship to pharmacological interventions. An emphasis is placed on understanding the action of medications, safe administration practices, and competence in drug calculations. The role of the nurse in creating a safe patient environment and in evaluating the patient's response to drug therapy will be discussed as an essential skill.

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NRSG 3440 Int Nrsg Mgmt Adult/Ger I

Prerequisites: NRSG 3140, 3240, and 3445. Corequisites: NRSG 3440L, 3540, and 3560. This course emphasizes theory and practice with adults and families experiencing prevalent health problems. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 3440L Int Nrsg Mgmt Adult/Ger I Clin

Prerequisites: NRSG 3140, 3240, and 3345. Corequisite: NRSG 3440. Clinical component for NRSG 3440. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 3441 Refl on Compet Based Practice

The course allows registered professional nurses with a diploma degree to demonstrate proficiency in the area of Medical-Surgical Nursing by submitting a prescribed portfolio of career and educational accomplishments. RN students only.

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NRSG 3460 Nrsing in the Childbearing Fam

Prerequisites: NRSG 3140, NRSG 3240, and NRSG 3340. Designed to enhance the student's ability to provide comprehensive care to the childbearing family. Co-requisite NRSG 3440. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 3460L Nrsing/Childbearing Fam Clinic

Clinical component for NRSG 3460. May have additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 3540 Psyc Mental Health Nursing

Prerequisite: Acceptance into the nursing major. The focus of this course is on the biopsychosocial concepts of behavior and its relationship to individuals and family groups. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 3540L Psyc Mental Hlth Nurs Clinical

Clinical component for NRSG 3540. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 3560 Community & Pop-Based Nurs

Prerequisites: NRSG 3140, 3240, and 3345. Corequisites: NRSG 3440, 2540, 3560L. Community health concepts are explored. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 3560L Comm & Pop-Based Nrsg Clinical

Prerequisites: NRSG 3140, 3240, and 3345. Corequisites: NRSG 3440, 3540, 3560. Clinical component for NRSG 3560.

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NRSG 3660 Nursing the Childrearing Famil

Prerequisites: NRSG 3440, NRSG 3460, NRSG 3560. Co-requisite: NRSG 3660L. Designed to enhance the student's ability to provide comprehensive care to the nursing of children and their families. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 3680 Legal & Ethical Issues in Nurs

Prerequisites: NRSG 3140, NRSG 3240, NRSG 3340, NRSG 3540. Legal and ethical issues pertinent to the health environment are examined.

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NRSG 3770 Study Abroad

The topics in this course are individualized based on the student's learning needs, destination country, content of study abroad program, and student interest and professional goals. In all cases, an expected outcome of this course is an increased international and/or multicultural awareness. This course is repeatable for credit.

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NRSG 3880 Independent Study

The topics in this course are individualized based on the student's learning needs, interest and professional goals.

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NRSG 3990 Special Topics

Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program. Description: A discussion of current topics and issues in adult health nursing. Topics and instructor will vary. This course is repeatable for credit.

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NRSG 4001 Sem: Human Cultures & World

Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. This nursing seminar provides the baccalaureate nursing student with an opportunity to engage with healthcare professionals and discuss current nursing and healthcare issues impacting diverse individuals, communities, nations, and/or world cultures.

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NRSG 4002 Sem: Intellect & Prac Skills

Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. This nursing seminar provides the baccalaureate nursing student with an opportunity to engage with healthcare professionals.

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NRSG 4003 Sem: Pers & Soc Responsibility

Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. This nursing seminar provides the baccalaureate nursing student with an opportunity to engage with health care professionals.

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NRSG 4004 Sem: Integrative & Ap Learning

Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program. This nursing seminar provides the baccalaureate nursing student with an opportunity to engage with healthcare professionals.

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NRSG 4010 Survey of Health Science Info

This course is an overview of electronic information related to health sciences. The focus of the course is the use of computer and technology-based health applications to support clinical, administrative, and educational decision-making. This course is taught entirely online.

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NRSG 4100 Transition to Bacca Nrsg Pract

Prerequisite: Acceptance to RN-BSN program. This course explores the trends and issues related to nursing practice in the context of future baccalaureate role development. Professional knowledge and skills that help transition to baccalaureate practice, such as assimilating information literacy and computer literacy into practice, will be articulated. Incorporating these skills and knowledge in mentored experiences facilitate transition to baccalaureate nursing role. This course is taught entirely online. The clinical practice experience includes both direct and indirect application of didactic content and are designed to meet course outcomes. These clinical practice experiences are facilitated by a mentor and supervised and evaluated by the course faculty.

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NRSG 4140 Discovery & Evidenced-Based Pr

Prerequisite:Enrolled in Nursing Program. Corequisites: NRSG 3140, 3240, and 3345. Foundation upon which scientific investigations in the health care system are based and research methodologies are explored.

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NRSG 4200 Reproductive Health

The foundations of reproductive health will be explored in terms of normal physiology and pathophysiology. Family planning will be critically appraised in terms of safety, effectiveness, convenience, patient education, access, expense, and personal preferences. History and physical assessment skills will be presented from a both feminist/male holistic viewpoint that emphasizes providing men and women's healthcare in a culturally sensitive manner.

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NRSG 4500 Leg&Ethic Aspects of Prof Nurs

This course focuses on the influence of law, legal and ethical issues on professional nursing practice. Through seminar, written and oral presentations, students apply legal concepts within an ethical framework. RN students only. The course is taught entirely on line.

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NRSG 4550 Family Systems

This course focuses on theories and concepts that guide nursing practice with the family as a unit of analysis. Selected health care issues that impact family roles are examined. RN students only (elective option). This course is taught entirely on line.

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NRSG 4580 Int Nrsg Mgmt Adult/Ger II

Prerequisites: NRSG 3440, 3540, and 3560. Corequisites NRSG 4665, 4580L, and 4140. This course emphasizes complex and multi-system health needs of adults and the interdisciplinary nature of managing the client's therapeutic regimen. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 4580L Int Nrsg Mgmt Adult/Ger II Cl

Prerequisites: NRSG 3440, 3540, and 3560. Corequisites: NRSG 4665, 4580, 4140. Clinical component for NRSG 4580. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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NRSG 4600 Nurs Research in Prof Practice

This course focuses on research methodology, critical analysis of studies, and the relationship among theory, research, and clinical practice. RN students only. This course is taught entirely on line.

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NRSG 4660 Comm & Population Based Care

Prerequisite: Acceptance to RN-BSN program. This course focuses on theories and concepts that guide professional nursing practice in community health settings. The RN student will explore family dynamics and various issues encountered in caring for clients in the community. Mentored experiences provide opportunities to examine health care in the community and apply baccalaureate nursing roles in the context of future nursing practice. RN students only. The clinical practice experience includes both direct and indirect application of didactic content and are designed to meet course outcomes. These clinical practice experiences are facilitated by a mentor and supervised and evaluated by the course faculty.

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NRSG 4665 Nursing Care of the Family

Corequistie: NRSG 4665L. Prerequisites: NRSG 3440/L, 3540/L, 3580/L. This course is designed to enhance the student's ability to provide comprehensive nursing care of the family.

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NRSG 4665L Nursing Care of the Family Cl

Corequisite: NRSG 4665, 4580. Prerequisites: NRSG 3440, 3540, and 3560. Clinical component of NRSG 4665.

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NRSG 4780 Leadership and Mgmt in Nursing

The multidimensional roles of leader and manager in healthcare and health related systems are explored. Co-requisite: NRSG 4980.

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NRSG 4800 Lead & Managem in Professional

Prerequisite: Acceptance to RN-BSN program. Exploration of the knowledge and skills needed to lead and manage nursing care delivery in the changing healthcare environment. Mentored experiences provide opportunities to examine and apply leadership and management skills and concepts in context with future baccalaureate nursing practice. The clinical practice experience includes both direct and indirect application of didactic content and are designed to meet course outcomes. These clinical practice experiences are facilitated by a mentor and supervised and evaluated by the course faculty.

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NRSG 4980 Trans to Nursing Practice

Prerequisite: Completion of all previous Nursing courses. Corequisites: NRSG 4980L, 4981, 4780. The student synthesizes and applies the cognitive, psychomotor, and affective abilities and skills learned throughout the curriculum.

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NRSG 4980L Trans to Nursing Practice Clin

Prerequisites: All previous Nursing courses. Corequisites: NRSG 4980, 4981, 4780. Clinical component for NRSG 4980.

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NRSG 4981 Synthesis Clinical Reasoning

Prerequisite: All previous NRSG courses. Corequisites: NRSG 4980 and 4780. This is a companion course to NRSG 4980, the capstone course in nursing. Students apply critical thinking, communication, and therapeutic nursing interventions to decisions about simulated clients to demonstrate readiness for the mock and actual NCLEX-RN. Additional special course fee required; see semester course schedule for amount.

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