skip to content

2012 - 2013 Undergraduate Catalog

Course Descriptions

Nursing Degree Completion:

Back to all Departments

Icon Legend

  • Prerequisites
  • General Education
  • Writing Emphasis
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable
  • Additional Fees
Credits1-4
Field EXP
NURSING-299

Travel Course

  • Pre-Requisites
  • General Education
  • Travel Course
  • Repeatable

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

Prerequisites
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
  • Gen Ed: World Culture
  • Travel Course
  • Course is repeatable for credit.
Credits4
Lecture
Spring
Fall
NURSING-317

Health Assessment

Techniques of health history and physical examination to ascertain normal from variation of normal health conditions, in addition cultural and developmental variations are considered.

Prerequisites
P: major in Nursing and RN license.
    Credits4
    Lecture
    Spring
    Fall
    NURSING-341

    Theoretical Foundations

    Concepts and theories pertinent to professional nursing practice are developed and historical, legal, cultural, economic, and social factors that influence nursing and health care are analyzed.

    Prerequisites
    P: major in Nursing and RN license.
      Credits3
      Lecture
      Spring
      Fall
      NURSING-434

      Nursing Research

      Prepares nurses to identify and critique research and to evaluate the readiness of research as a basis for nursing practice.

      Prerequisites
      P: major in Nursing and RN license; Math 260, Comm Sci 205 or Bus Adm 215 or conc enrl.
        Credits4
        Lecture
        Spring
        Fall
        NURSING-437

        Management and Leadership

        Examine nursing leadership and management using relevant theories and concepts. Analyze decision making in relation to delegation, supervision, and group process.

        Prerequisites
        P: major in Nursing and RN license.
          Credits3
          Lecture
          Spring
          Fall
          NURSING-444

          Community Health Nursing

          This course provides an overview of community nursing theory, roles, tools and skills needed to promote the health of individuals, families, and populations in communities.

          Prerequisites
          P: major in Nursing and RN license.
            Credits3
            Field EXP
            Spring
            Fall
            NURSING-445

            Community Health Nursing Practicum

            Community Health Nursing Practicum complements the theory, models, and concepts learned in Community Health Nursing. It is a practice component that brings community health nursing into reality. The focus is on disease prevention and health promotion for individuals, families, aggregates, and communities.

            Prerequisites
            P: major in Nursing and RN license; Nursing 444 or conc enr. Instr cons req.
              Credits3
              Lecture
              Spring
              Fall
              NURSING-451

              Synthesis for Nursing Practice

              Course focus is synthesis of professional nursing roles introduced in previous courses. In addition, nursing theories are analyzed in light of their value to practice. Nursing's societal involvement is emphasized.

              Prerequisites
              P: Major in Nursing; Nursing 317, 341, 434, 437, 444, 445 and 492 or conc enrl.
                Credits3
                Lecture
                NURSING-483A

                Evidence-Based Nursing Practice

                This course focuses on the evaluation and utilization of research and other sources of knowledge necessary to address patient needs and provide quality care. Course content covers methods, appraisal, and utilization of research findings with the goal of implementing best practices. Barriers to the use of evidence-based practice and facilitating innovations within the workplace are addressed.

                Prerequisites
                P: Math 260, Comm Sci 205 or Bus Adm 215 or conc enrl.
                  Credits2-4
                  Lecture
                  NURSING-492

                  Special Topics in Nursing

                  Course topics vary. Typical topics include Nursing Care of Older Adults, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Women's Health Care, Informatics, School Health.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: major in Nursing.
                  • Course is repeatable to 12 credits.
                  Credits1-4
                  IND Study
                  Spring
                  Fall
                  NURSING-498

                  Independent Study

                  Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
                  • Course is repeatable for credit.
                  Credits1-6
                  Field EXP
                  NURSING-499

                  Travel Course

                  • Pre-Requisites
                  • General Education
                  • Travel Course
                  • Repeatable

                  Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.

                  Prerequisites
                  P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.
                  • Gen Ed: World Culture
                  • Travel Course
                  • Course is repeatable for credit.