NUR 119 Introduction to Nursing and Health. (3) F, S
Basic nursing philosophy, process, and skills, including health promotion content as related to nursing practice. 3 hours lecture.
NUR 204 Pharmacological Therapeutics for Nursing. (3) F, S
Drug classifications and prototypes. Psychophysiologic principles of drug action. Knowledge basic to safe administration in nursing practice. Prerequisites: MIC 205; NUR 119; ZOL 202 or equivalent.
NUR 211 Nurse-Client Relationships. (3) F, S
Focus on the therapeutic relationship and its application to nursing. Concepts of anxiety, loss, and grief will be emphasized. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisites: ENG 102; PGS 101; SOC 101 or 301 or equivalent.
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NUR 214 Health Assessment in Nursing Practice. (3) F, S
Introductory knowledge and skills for systematic physical, psychosocial, nutritional, and developmental nursing assessments for clients over life span. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisites: FON 241; MAT 117; ZOL 202 or equivalent. Corequisite: NUR 223.
NUR 217 Basic Clinical Skills. (2) F, S
Scientific principles, nursing concepts, and selected psychomotor skills for clinical nursing practice. 1 hour lecture, 3 hours lab. Prerequisites: MAT 117; MIC 205 and 206; NUR 119. Corequisite: NUR 223.
NUR 223 Nursing Process and Hospitalized Adult. (6) F, S
Theories, concepts, and practice in application of the nursing process in care for the hospitalized adult with selected medical-surgical problems. 3 hours lecture, 9 hours lab. Prerequisites: CHM 231, 235; NUR 211; ZOL 202 or equivalent. Corequisites: NUR 214, 217. Pre- or corequisite: NUR 204.
NUR 254 Health for All: Issues of World Health. (3) N
Introduction to issues of world health. Determinants of health and relationships of health to development and change will be explored. Prerequisite: ENG 101 or equivalent. General Studies: G.
NUR 306 Professional Development for Registered Nurse Students: Process, Roles, and Function. (3) F, S
Philosophical and theoretical bases for professional nursing practice. Nursing process for decision making. Professional issues, values, and norms.
NUR 308 Pathophysiology. (3) F, S
Focuses on concepts explicating alterations in health states. A psychophysiological viewpoint provides the unifying framework. Prerequisite: CHM 231, 235 and NUR 223 or instructor approval.
NUR 314 Health Assessment for Registered Nurses. (3) F, S
Introductory knowledge and skills for systematic physical, psychosocial, and developmental nursing assessment over the life span. For RN’s only. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab.
NUR 327 Comprehensive Nursing Care of Children. (4) F, S
Nursing concepts and practice in caring for well and hospitalized children in a variety of clinical settings. 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab. Prerequisite: NUR 329.
NUR 328 Childbearing Family and Women’s Health Care. (4) F, S
Nursing concepts and practice in the reproductive and perinatal periods. Includes the impact of childbearing on family members and their relationships. 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab. Prerequisite: NUR 223.
NUR 329 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. (6) F, S
Guided nursing experiences with individuals and groups based on theory and research. 3 hours lecture, 9 hours lab. Prerequisites: CDE 232 or equivalent; NUR 223. Pre- or corequisite: FAS 331 or SOC 415 (or equivalent).
NUR 330 Care of Acute and Chronically Ill Adults. (4) F, S
Nursing concepts and practice in caring for hospitalized adults with complex acute and chronic medical-surgical problems. Theoretical bases and related nursing management. 1.5 hours lecture, 7.5 hours lab. Prerequisites: NUR 308; junior standing in Nursing major.
NUR 403 Research in Nursing Practice. (3) F, S
Components of the research process. Significance of research to the improvement of nursing practice and development of the profession. Prerequisites: NUR 328, 329; 3 hours statistics. General Studies: L2.
NUR 406 Leadership and Management in Nursing. (2) F, S
Selected theoretical frameworks for organization, management, and leadership in nursing. Prerequisites: NUR 330 and 403 or instructor approval.
NUR 407 Contemporary Issues in Nursing and Health. (2) F, S
Selected contemporary issues influencing nursing and the health care system. Prerequisite: senior status or instructor approval.
NUR 411 Gerontological Nursing. (2) F, S
Provides perspective of biopsychosocial gerontological content applicable to nursing practice and research. Prerequisites: FON 241 and NUR 223 and 308 or instructor approval.
NUR 427 Community Health Nursing. (3) F, S
Introduction to public health theory and principles of community health nursing practice. Prerequisite: NUR 330.
NUR 428 Management of Clients in Health Care Settings. (4) F, S
Application of principles of nursing management and leadership in health care settings. 1 hour lecture, 9 hours lab. Prerequisite: NUR 330. Pre- or corequisites: NUR 406, 407.
NUR 429 Community Health Nursing: Clinical. (4) F, S
Clinical experience in community health nursing roles and leadership strategies in a variety of settings. 12 hours lab. Pre- or corequisite: NUR 427.
NUR 430 Home Health Care. (3) F, S
Issues, trends, and practice in the development and delivery of home health care. 1 hour lecture, 6 hours lab. Prerequisites: NUR 411, 429.
NUR 431 Introduction to Cardiovascular Nursing. (3) N
Selected aspects of cardiovascular nursing. Diagnostic evaluation, history and physical assessment, medical and surgical interventions, and preventive and rehabilitative management. Prerequisite: NUR 223 or instructor approval.
NUR 432 Cardiovascular Nursing Laboratory. (1) N
Experiences to accompany NUR 431. Observation, direct care, decision making, and planning for clients in various stages of cardiac disease. 3 hours lab. Prerequisite: NUR 223 or instructor approval. Corequisite: NUR 431.
NUR 433 Abnormal Stress in the Maternity Cycle. (2–3) N
Clinical nursing in high-risk obstetrics. Abnormal stresses for pregnant women, effects in newborns, and appropriate nursing interventions. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab optional. Prerequisite: NUR 328 or instructor approval.
NUR 434 Cultural Variations of Health and Illness. (2–3) N
Health-illness beliefs, behaviors, and interventions in selected ethnic cultures. Integrating scientific and folk medicine in nursing practice. 2 hours lecture, 3 hours lab optional. Prerequisite: instructor approval.
NUR 435 Nursing of Children with Developmental Disabilities. (3) N
Congenital and acquired physical and mental developmental disorders, including the evaluation of child and family and community resources. Prerequisite: NUR 327 or instructor approval.
NUR 440 Introduction to Computer Applications in Health Care. (3) N
Emphasis on applications that most directly affect nurses in staff positions. Prerequisite: senior standing in Nursing major or instructor approval.
NUR 441 School Nursing Practice. (3) N
Role of the professional nurse in planning, implementation, and evaluation of the school health program. Prerequisite: NUR 327 or RN status.
NUR 442 Sexuality in Illness and Disability. (3) N
Consideration of illnesses, injuries, and treatments that have implications for sexual function of patients and clients.
NUR 457 Women in Developing Countries. (3) F
Economic, sociopolitical, and demographic context for understanding the roles of third-world women in health, family, work, education, and community. Cross-listed as SPF 457/WST 457. Prerequisite: 6 hours of social science credit or instructor approval. General Studies: SB, G.
NUR 494 Special Topics. (1–4) F, S, SS
Advanced study and/or supervised practice in an area of nursing. Lecture and lab to be arranged. Prerequisite: 12 hours in Nursing major or instructor approval.
NUR 500 Research Methods. (3) F, S
Research methods including research conceptualization and design in nursing. Pre- or corequisite: graduate-level inferential statistics course.
NUR 501 Advanced Adult Health Assessment/Promotion. (3) F
Designed to expand adult health assessment/promotion skills through knowledge/strategies essential for developing and interpreting data. Lecture, demonstration. Prerequisites: college core courses except thesis/project; undergraduate health assessment course. Corequisite: NUR 580.
NUR 502 Management and Maintenance of Adults with Chronic Health Alterations: Theory. (3) S
Includes theory/research that guides the management/maintenance of adults with chronic health alterations. Psychophysiological interrelationships of illnesses emphasized. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: NUR 501, 580; admission to graduate Nursing program; all flexible core courses except thesis/project.
NUR 503 Management and Maintenance of Adults with Acute Health Alterations: Theory. (3) S
Emphasizes theoretical research foundations essential for advanced practice involving care of adults with acute episodic alterations in health. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: NUR 501. Pre-/corequisite: NUR 580.
NUR 512 Community Health Nursing: Advanced Theory I. (3) F
Students identify and analyze theoretical perspectives and models guiding advanced community health nursing practice. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: all graduate program core courses. Corequisite: NUR 580.
NUR 513 Community Health Nursing: Advanced Theory II. (3) S
Drawing from their internship, students critically examine the application of theory to advanced community health nursing/public health practice. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: NUR 512. Corequisite: NUR 580.
NUR 521 Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing: Advanced Mental Health Assessment. (3) S
Students gain knowledge of theories related to holistic health assessment for the promotion of physical/psychological health and develop skill in mental health assessments. Lecture, seminar, lab. Prerequisites: all graduate program core courses.
NUR 522 Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing: Advanced Theory I. (3) F
Analysis of issues, theories, and research in restoration and promotion of mental health. Emphasizes developing conceptual framework for psychiatric nursing. Prerequisite: NUR 521. Corequisite: NUR 580
NUR 523 Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing: Advanced Theory II. (3) S
Focus of this course is development of theoretical basis for intervention and a knowledge base for collaboration and consultation in the mental health area. Prerequisite: NUR 522. Corequisite: NUR 580.
NUR 524 Psychoneuroimmunology Approaches to Practice. (3) F, SS
Overview of theories, concepts, and research in psychoneuroimmunology including physiological aspects and application to a holistic nursing model. Seminar. Prerequisite: graduate standing.
NUR 531 Nursing of Children: Theory I. (3) F
Focus on current practices, research, and issues related to health promotion and disease prevention for children and adolescents. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: All core and flexible courses except thesis and/or applied project. Corequisite: NUR 580.
NUR 532 Nursing of Children: Theory II. (3) S
Focus on concepts, theories, and research as basis for strategies related to management of illness and health maintenance for children. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: NUR 531. Corequisite: NUR 580.
NUR 533 Nursing of Children with Special Needs: Theory II. (3) S
Focus on concepts, theories, and research related to acute and chronic health deviations of children. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: NUR 531 or instructor approval. Corequisite: NUR 580.
NUR 534 Women’s Health: Theory I. (4) F
Focuses on theories, principles, and research related to managing the health of normal perinatal women and families. Cooperative learning strategies. Prerequisite: all graduate program core courses. Corequisite: NUR 580.
NUR 535 Women’s Health: Theory II. (4) S
Focuses on management of nursing care for high-risk perinatal women and women with common health problems. Cooperating learning strategies. Prerequisite: NUR 534. Corequisite: NUR 580.
NUR 542 Nursing Administration Theory I. (1–3) F
Critical analysis of leadership theories, organizational dynamics, and nursing administration processes. Seminar, case study. Prerequisite: all graduate program core courses.
NUR 543 Nursing and Health Care Finance. (3) S
Provides an understanding of finances in nursing and health care accounting; language, concepts, budgeting, rates, reimbursement, and capital financing are analyzed. Lecture, discussion.
NUR 544 Nursing Administration Theory II. (1–3) S
Synthesis of knowledge from previous courses to develop advanced nursing role. Analysis of resource and quality management and informatics. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisites: NUR 542, 543.
NUR 551 Theoretical Foundations of Advanced Practice Nursing. (3) F, S
Designed to facilitate student exploration and examination of the foundations of advanced nursing practice. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: enrollment in graduate Nursing program.
NUR 552 Health Care Issues and Systems. (3) F, S
Analysis of organization, financing, service delivery and outcomes of the health system. Emphasizes policy issues, roles, and challenges for nurses. Lecture, seminar.
NUR 553 Life Span Development. (3) F
Critical examination of concepts, theories, issues, and research related to developmental periods throughout the life span. Biological and health, cognitive, psychological, and sociocultural influences are analyzed. Lecture, discussion. Prerequisite: Undergraduate course in human development, admission to the graduate Nursing program, or instructor approval.
NUR 554 Population-Based Health Care. (3) F
Identification and assessment of specific community health needs and health care patterns of target populations. Promotion, protection, and improvement of health is addressed when planning health care services. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate Nursing program or instructor approval.
NUR 560 Advanced Health Assessment. (2) S
Expansion of basic health assessment skills and development of clinical problem-solving skills are emphasized for the role of the advanced practice nurse. Assessments of infants, children, adolescents, and adults included. Lecture, lab. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate Nursing program and undergraduate health assessment within the last five years.
NUR 561 Advanced Practice Nursing Role. (2) S
Focuses on the examination and implementation of the role of the advanced practice nurse, emphasizing major components and subcomponents of the role. Lecture, seminar. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate Nursing program or instructor approval.
NUR 562 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory I: Health Promotion, Management, and Maintenance. (4) F
First didactic role specialty course. Focus on concepts and strategies to promote, manage, and maintain health of child, adult, and family. Corequisite: NUR 580.
NUR 563 Family Nurse Practitioner Theory II: Health Promotion, Management, and Maintenance. (4) S
Second didactic role specialty course utilizing knowledge from previous courses to formulate therapeutic promotion, management, and maintenance for individuals across the life span. Corequisite: NUR 580.
NUR 564 Applied Pharmacotherapeutics for Advanced Practice. (2) SS
Lifespan course for advanced nurse practitioners to expand knowledge and encourage synthesis of pharmacological concepts and principles. Lecture, discussion, case studies. Prerequisite: admission to the graduate Nursing program or instructor approval.
NUR 565 Applied Physiology/Pathophysiology in Advanced Practice. (3) SS
Lifespan course for advanced nurse practitioners designed to expand previously acquired anatomy and physiology knowledge and discern pathological alterations within a psychoneuroimmunology framework. Lecture, seminar, case studies. Prerequisites: admission to the graduate Nursing program or instructor approval and undergraduate anatomy and physiology.
NUR 571 Teaching in Nursing Programs. (3) S
Analysis of theories, issues, and research related to teaching in nursing. Focus on the process of teaching/learning. Seminar, cooperative learning. Prerequisite: graduate standing. Corequisite: teaching practicum.
NUR 576 Computer Applications in Health Care. (3) F
Analysis of current and developing computer applications in health care. Emphasis on nursing applications in administration, education, and practice. Prerequisites: NUR 440 or equivalent; graduate standing in Nursing or related field.
NUR 578 Gestalt Therapy I. (3) F
An introduction to theory and methodology of Gestalt therapy and its uses for mental health promotion and restoration.
NUR 579 Gestalt Therapy II. (3) S
Focus is on further development of Gestalt therapy and its application in working with various client populations. Prerequisite: NUR 578.
NUR 580 Practicum (Electives). (1–4) N
Clinical application of theories, concepts, and principles such as health promotion, health management, health maintenance, teaching, management, and special clinical studies.
NUR 580 Advanced Nursing Practicum I, II. (2–6) F, S
Clinical application of theories, concepts, and principles. The areas of concentration include the following:
Adult Health Nursing
Community Health Nursing
Community Mental Health/Psychiatric Nursing
Conferences. Prerequisites: admission to the graduate program; instructor approval.
NUR 581 Family Systems Theory in Health Care. (3) F
Critical analysis of issues and research relevant to family systems theory. Emphasis on relationship between theory and practice.
NUR 582 Advanced Human Physiology. (3) F
Analyzes major theories and concepts of human physiology. Interrelationship of physiology and health is explored.
NUR 583 Pathophysiology. (3) S
Manifestation of altered human physiology and disease. Systems theory is used to analyze the relationships of disease and physiology.
NUR 584 Community Health Nursing Internship. (3) S
Students operationalize community health nursing/public health content in leadership roles in a variety of community agencies. Clinical internship. Prerequisites: NUR 512, 580. Corequisite: NUR 513.
NUR 585 Stress Reduction. (3) A
Theory, application, and evaluation of mind/body relaxation methods, including physiological effects. Research findings emphasized. Daily student practice. Prerequisite: graduate standing or instructor approval.
NUR 588 Qualitative Methods in Nursing Research. (2) SS
Provides an introduction to the use of qualitative approaches, discovery procedures, analysis, interpretation of data, and contribution to theory building.
NUR 591 Seminar. (2–4) N
Advanced topics, including curriculum development and health promotion. Prerequisite: instructor approval in selected courses.
NUR 593 Applied Project. (3)
Emphasis on the synthesis and application of research to an identified clinical nursing problem. Prerequisites: NUR 500; inferential statistics; all program core courses.
NUR 598 Special Topics. (2–4) N
Special study, including issues in health care and organizations, management in nursing, ethical issues, and clinical nurse specialist role. Prerequisite: instructor approval in selected courses.
NUR 599 Thesis. (1–6) F, S, SS
Research proposal development, data collection and analysis, thesis writing, and thesis oral defense. Six hours required.
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