Nursing Genr Undergrad (NUR)
This co-requisite clinical course integrates previous general education, sciences, and healthcare knowledge and skills into the role development of the professional nurse through the utilization of nursing concepts. Major content focuses on the application of nursing concepts, pathophysiology, and clinical experiences among diverse populations across the lifespan to develop clinical judgment and reasoning.
This clinical course builds on the fundamental concepts and skills with a focus on application of the nursing process and concepts to a diverse population across the lifespan. Content includes clinical application of knowledge and skills in growth and development, health promotion and maintenance, and behavioral health for the surgical patient and patients with common medical-surgical conditions across the lifespan. Students will apply nursing concepts within the clinical environment to develop clinical judgment and reasoning.
Individual prerequisites will be determined by course instructor. Nursing topics of current or special interest. Topics may vary according to interests and needs of students. May be repeated for credit if topics are substantially different from prior offerings. Permission of instructor required to enroll. This 1-4 credit course and may be repeated for a maximum of 9 credits.
This advanced clinical course integrates knowledge and skills into the clinical environment with a focus on care of the critically and/or chronically ill complex patient. The focus within the clinical environment is to provide safe, evidence-based nursing care for patients with chronic conditions in a variety of settings. Students will apply nursing concepts within the clinical environment to develop clinical judgment and reasoning.
This clinical course applies the nursing process and course concepts/exemplars to family-centered care with a focus on maternal, neonatal, and pediatric patients in the clinical areas and the community.
This course is designed to provide students with the opportunity to gain a global health perspective through a study abroad. The student will travel to a supervised international site and experience local culture through interaction with healthcare providers and healthcare recipients from local communities. Healthcare systems and cultural values surrounding international healthcare will be explored through clinical experiences.
This transition clinical course integrates previous general education, sciences, and healthcare knowledge and skills, into the role development of the professional nurse through the use of nursing concepts. Major content focuses on the application of nursing concepts, pathophysiology, and clinical experiences among diverse populations across the lifespan to develop clinical judgment and reasoning.
This clinical course provides the opportunity for application of leadership and management skills in delivering care to diverse patients across the lifespan. Experiences will include clinical assignments and a preceptorship in the acute care facility. Students will apply nursing concepts and leadership skills within the clinical environment providing the opportunity to develop clinical judgment and reasoning.
Review of legal and ethical issues, cultural diversity, oncology and pain management, sepsis and infections as they relate to critically ill clients, lab - data/nutrition, bioterrorism and disaster preparedness and continued preparation for the NCLEX examination.
The course is designed to provide students the opportunity to enhance their knowledge in areas identified by employers as professional expectations, and explore other issues related to professional nursing/delivery of care.
This course provides a foundation of nursing informatics and research to prepare professional nurses to apply concepts from these fields to professional nursing practice. An emphasis is placed on the current and future impact of informatics and research in healthcare. Students will analyze electronic health information systems, evaluate levels of evidence, and critique qualitative and quantitative research studies.
This course explores the unique role nurses play in healthcare, beginning with the history and evolution of the nursing profession. An emphasis is placed on the responsibilities and accountability of professional nurses including cultural competency, advocacy for patient rights, and the legal and ethical issues related to supervision and delegation. Students will analyze professional conduct, leadership, the public image of nursing, the work environment, and issues of social justice.
This course examines the aging process and its impact on individuals, families, and the community. It addresses the physiological, psychological, social, and spiritual needs of the elderly. Appropriate nursing interventions, end of life issues, care options and settings, and the impact of the elderly on society are explored. The focus is on the application of current gerontological theory to the care of diverse populations of aging clients and their families.
As scholar practitioners, students in this course learn to use evidence in clinical decision-making to promote a safe healthcare environment. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are used to ask clinical questions, search for best evidence, and appraise research articles appropriate to the healthcare needs of individuals and families experiencing complex health disorders. Students apply course concepts to identify a current problem in nursing practice, synthesize and evaluate literature, and utilize quality improvement models in promoting practice changes. Students will analyze clinical guidelines and nurse-sensitive indicators to establish quality and safety initiatives.
This course combines the principles of leadership, communication, quality assurance (QA), cultural competence, and management. Topics include decision-making, problem solving, critical thinking, and delegation in leadership. The focus on nursing leadership includes developing and refining knowledge, skills, attitudes, and cultural competence within organizational and community arenas, and the techniques and principles of improving team performance. Nursing management will be examined with a focus on performance measures, safety and quality indicators, and improvement of patient outcomes and population health.
This course will examine the impact of healthcare policy, financial, and regulatory environments on the nature and functioning of the healthcare system and professional nursing practice. Content includes an overview of the contextual environment including values, ethics, systems theory, policy intervention planning, the interdependence of the political and legislative process relevant to nursing issues, and the politics of healthcare. Content will also focus on the nurse’s role in advocating for social justice and elimination of health disparities.
This course explores the process of nursing and health education: teaching, learning, and evaluation. Students will develop learner and course objectives and outcomes, explore instructional strategies, and demonstrate application of these strategies across the lifespan, with awareness of cultural considerations.
Professional practice of the baccalaureate RN focuses on being the human contact between the US/global healthcare system and the individual client through health promotion, disease prevention, and direct and indirect care of patients, families, and communities. The capstone course requires the student to demonstrate competencies consistent with program outcomes and to synthesize the knowledge, skills, concepts, and theories attained in a professional portfolio. This course allows the student to enhance his/her knowledge and expertise in a global environment. The focus is on health-related issues confronting sub-Saharan Africa, their social and economic impact, and international, regional, national, government, community, and private sector efforts to address them. Particular attention is paid to the demographics, prevention, and treatment of non-communicable and infectious disease. The course includes exposure to a variety of healthcare environments.