Nursing (NUR)

NUR 300. Core Concepts in Nursing.3 Credits.

This course introduces students to core concepts in nursing, and focuses on assessment and nursing interventions to support and protect health. The delivery of safe, evidence-based, holistic, patient-centered care is emphasized. Knowledge, attitude and skill acquisition opportunities are provided in campus lab and applied in clinical practicum.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: all preprofessional courses, NUR 304.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 302, NUR 306, NUR 330L, NUR 307.
Offered: Every year, Fall

NUR 302. Nursing Science and Information Literacy.3 Credits.

This course examines historical and contemporary nursing science. Students are introduced to patterns of knowing, clinical reasoning and select disciplinary and interdisciplinary concepts and theories useful in nursing practice. This course also focuses on information literacy and information management in the delivery of quality patient care. Knowledge, attitude and skill acquisition opportunities are provided in campus lab and applied in clinical practicum.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: all preprofessional courses, NUR 304.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 300, NUR 306, NUR 330L, NUR 307.
Offered: Every year, Fall

NUR 304. Health Promotion and Wellness.3 Credits.

This course focuses on health promotion, wellness and disease and injury prevention across the lifespan. Individual prevention strategies and health interventions are explored.

Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

NUR 306. Health Assessment.3 Credits.

This course focuses on health assessment of individuals across the lifespan. Students are introduced to a holistic approach to assessment taking into consideration bio-psycho-social-spiritual, environmental and cultural aspects. Knowledge, attitude, and skill acquisition opportunities are provided in campus lab and applied in clinical practicum.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: all preprofessional courses, NUR 304.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 300, NUR 302, NUR 330L, NUR 307.
Offered: Every year, Fall

NUR 307. Core Nursing Practicum.2 Credits.

This clinical practicum is taken concurrently with NUR 300, 302, 306 and 330L. Students participate in 84 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: all preprofessional courses, NUR 304.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN program: Take NUR 300, NUR 302, NUR 306, NUR 330L.
Offered: Every year, Fall

NUR 308. Health Promotion and Wellness for Individuals Living in the Community.3 Credits.

This course focuses on health promotion, wellness, disease and injury prevention for individuals across the lifespan living in the community setting. Students learn the importance of health education for individuals living with chronic diseases and how individuals can potentially increase control over and improve their health.

Offered: Every year, Spring

NUR 318. Care of Women, Newborns and Families.2 Credits.

This course examines topics related to nursing management for women, newborns and families, and emphasizes health promotion, wellness and the illness states of childbearing families. The delivery of safe, evidence-based, holistic, patient-centered care is emphasized. Knowledge, attitude and skill acquisition opportunities are provided in campus lab and applied in clinical practicum.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 300, NUR 302, NUR 304, NUR 306, NUR 307, NUR 330L.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 320, NUR 323, NUR 324, NUR 325, NUR 326, NUR 340L.
Offered: Every year, Spring

NUR 320. Care of Children and Families.2 Credits.

This course examines topics related to nursing management of infants, children and families, and emphasizes health promotion, wellness and the illness states of these populations. The delivery of safe, evidence-based, holistic, patient-centered care is emphasized. Knowledge, attitude and skill acquisition opportunities are provided in campus lab and applied in clinical practicum.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 300, NUR 302, NUR 304, NUR 306, NUR 307, NUR 330L.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 318, NUR 323, NUR 324, NUR 325, NUR 326, NUR 340L.
Offered: Every year, Spring

NUR 323. Women, Children and Families Practicum.2 Credits.

This clinical practicum is taken concurrently with NUR 318 and NUR 320. Students participate in 84 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 300, NUR 302, NUR 304, NUR 306, NUR 307, NUR 330L.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 318, NUR 320, NUR 324, NUR 325, NUR 326, NUR 340L.
Offered: Every year, Spring and Summer

NUR 324. Care of Adults with Complex Health Needs I.3 Credits.

This course examines concepts of nursing management for adults with complex health care needs. The delivery of safe, evidence-based, holistic, patient-centered care is emphasized. Knowledge, attitude and skill acquisition opportunities are provided in campus lab and applied in clinical practicum.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 300, NUR 302, NUR 304, NUR 306, NUR 307, NUR 330L.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 318, NUR 320, NUR 323, NUR 325, NUR 326, NUR 340L.
Offered: Every year, Spring

NUR 325. Adult Care Practicum I.2 Credits.

This clinical practicum is taken concurrently with NUR 324. Students participate in 84 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 300, NUR 302, NUR 304, NUR 306, NUR 307, NUR 330L.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 318, NUR 320, NUR 323, NUR 324, NUR 326, NUR 340L.
Offered: Every year, Spring

NUR 326. Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy I.3 Credits.

This course integrates pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy relevant to concurrent junior spring semester nursing courses. Students are introduced to medications used for health maintenance and the treatment of illness. Legal, ethical and regulatory issues also are examined.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 300, NUR 302, NUR 304, NUR 306, NUR 307, NUR 330L.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 318, NUR 320, NUR 323, NUR 324, NUR 325, NUR 340L.
Offered: Every year, Spring

NUR 330L. Holistic Nursing Integration Lab I.2 Credits.

This integrated campus laboratory experience provides the opportunity to develop nursing knowledge and attitudes, and to practice skills relevant to concurrent junior fall semester nursing courses. Students participate in learning modalities such as guided practice, clinical simulation and problem-based learning activities to develop clinical reasoning. (5 hrs./week, 70 hrs./semester)

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: all preprofessional courses, NUR 304.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 300, NUR 302, NUR 306, NUR 307.
Offered: Every year, Fall

NUR 340L. Holistic Nursing Integration Lab II.2 Credits.

This integrated campus laboratory experience provides the opportunity to develop nursing knowledge and attitudes, and to practice skills relevant to concurrent junior spring semester nursing courses. Students participate in learning modalities such as guided practice, clinical simulation, and problem-based learning activities to develop clinical reasoning. (5 hrs./week, 70 hrs./semester)

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 300, NUR 302, NUR 304, NUR 306, NUR 307, NUR 330L.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 318, NUR 320, NUR 323, NUR 324, NUR 325, NUR 326.
Offered: Every year, Spring

NUR 380. Health Promotion and Wellness.3 Credits.

This course focuses on health promotion, wellness and disease and injury prevention across the lifespan. Individual prevention strategies and health interventions are explored. Open to RN-BSN students only.

Offered: Every year, Fall Online

NUR 382. Nursing Science and Information Literacy.3 Credits.

This online course examines nursing science and its use in nursing practice. Students are introduced to clinical reasoning and disciplinary and interdisciplinary concepts. This course also focuses on information literacy and information management in the delivery of quality patient care.

Offered: Every year, Fall Online

NUR 400. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing.3 Credits.

This course examines concepts of nursing management for individuals with psychiatric-mental health needs across the lifespan. The delivery of safe, evidence-based, holistic, patient-centered care is emphasized. Knowledge, attitude and skill acquisition opportunities are provided in campus lab and applied in clinical practicum.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: all 300 level nursing courses.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 401, NUR 408, NUR 424, NUR 425, NUR 426, NUR 430L.
Offered: Every year, Fall and Summer

NUR 401. Psychiatric-Mental Health Practicum.2 Credits.

This clinical practicum is taken concurrently with NUR 400. Students participate in 84 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: all 300 level nursing courses.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 400, NUR 408, NUR 424, NUR 425, NUR 426, NUR 430L.
Offered: Every year, Fall and Summer

NUR 408. Evidence-Based Nursing Practice and Scholarship.2 Credits.

This course focuses on the related knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for evidence-based decision making in clinical practice. Students learn the basic elements of evidenced based practice and participate in the process of retrieval, appraisal, and synthesis of evidence. Students develop scientific literacy and enhanced information fluency.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: all 300 level nursing courses.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 400, NUR 401, NUR 424, NUR 425, NUR 426, NUR 430L.
Offered: Every year, Fall and Spring

NUR 409. Health Education as a Strategy for Implementing Health Promotion, Wellness and Disease Prevention.0 Credits.

This course focuses on health education as a strategy for implementing health promotion, wellness and disease prevention programs. Emphasis is on secondary and tertiary prevention and nursing management for individuals with chronic health issues in community settings. The delivery of safe, evidence based, holistic, patient centered care is emphasized. Knowledge, attitude, and skill acquisition opportunities are provided in campus lab and applied in clinical practicum.

Offered: Every year, Spring

NUR 410. Integrative Health and Healing.3 Credits.

This course explores the core holistic concepts of nutrition, fresh air, light, quiet, and cleanliness as they relate to contemporary integrative health practices and interventions ranging from nutrition to meditation and their application to whole person health.

Offered: Every year, Fall Online

NUR 412. Health Assessment.3 Credits.

This online health assessment course prepares the Registered Nurse to complete a comprehensive, holistic assessment. The focus is on history taking, interviewing skills and assessment techniques for patients throughout the lifespan. Students demonstrate their assessment skills with video clips as well as concisely presenting their findings to course faculty.

Offered: Every year, Fall Online

NUR 424. Care of Adults with Complex Health Needs II.3 Credits.

This course examines concepts of nursing management for adults with complex, high-acuity health care needs requiring sophisticated patient care technologies. The delivery of safe, evidence-based, holistic, patient-centered care is emphasized. Knowledge, attitude and skill acquisition opportunities are provided in campus lab and applied in clinical practicum.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: all 300 level nursing courses.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 400, NUR 401, NUR 408, NUR 425, NUR 426, NUR 430L.
Offered: Every year, Fall and Summer

NUR 425. Adult Care Practicum II.2 Credits.

This clinical practicum is taken concurrently with NUR 424. Students participate in 84 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: all 300 level nursing courses.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 400, NUR 401, NUR 408, NUR 424, NUR 426, NUR 430L.
Offered: Every year, Fall and Summer

NUR 426. Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapy II.2 Credits.

This course integrates pathophysiology and pharmacotherapy relevant to concurrent senior fall semester nursing courses. Students are introduced to medications used for health maintenance and the treatment of illness. Legal, ethical and regulatory issues also are examined.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: all 300 level nursing courses.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 400, NUR 401, NUR 408, NUR 424, NUR 425, NUR 430L.
Offered: Every year, Fall and Summer

NUR 428. Community and Public Health Nursing.3 Credits.

This course focuses on concepts of community and public health nursing. Emphasis is on primary, secondary and tertiary prevention and nursing management for individuals, groups and populations with health problems in community settings. The delivery of safe, evidence-based, holistic, patient-centered care is emphasized. Knowledge, attitude and skill acquisition opportunities are provided in campus lab and applied in clinical practicum.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 400 NUR 401 NUR 408 NUR 424 NUR 425 NUR 426 NUR 430L.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 429, NUR 432, NUR 433, NUR 450L, NUR 454.
Offered: Every year, Spring

NUR 429. Community and Public Health Nursing Practicum.2 Credits.

This clinical practicum is taken concurrently with NUR 428. Students participate in 84 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 400 NUR 401 NUR 408 NUR 424 NUR 425 NUR 426 NUR 430L.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 428, NUR 432, NUR 433, NUR 450L, NUR 454.
Offered: Every year, Spring

NUR 430L. Holistic Nursing Integration Lab III.2 Credits.

This integrated campus laboratory experience provides the opportunity to develop nursing knowledge and attitudes, as well as to practice skills relevant to concurrent senior fall or summer semester nursing courses. Students participate in learning modalities such as guided practice, clinical simulation and problem-based learning to develop clinical reasoning. (5 hrs./week, 70 hrs./semester)

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: all 300 level nursing courses.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 400, NUR 401, NUR 408, NUR 424, NUR 425, NUR 426.
Offered: Every year, Fall and Summer

NUR 432. Contemporary Issues and Roles in Nursing.3 Credits.

This course analyzes trends and issues in contemporary health care and their effect on the consumer, the nursing profession and society. It incorporates social intelligence, diversity awareness, creativity and sensitivity required for leadership roles and management functions in dynamic health care environments. Knowledge, attitude and skill opportunities are provided in campus lab and applied in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 400 NUR 401 NUR 408 NUR 424 NUR 425 NUR 426 NUR 430L.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program:Take NUR 428, NUR 429, NUR 433, NUR 450L, NUR 454.
Offered: Every year, January and Spring

NUR 433. Capstone Practicum.2 Credits.

This capstone practicum facilitates the transition from nursing student to professional nurse. Synthesis of knowledge from all course work is integrated into the delivery of safe, evidence-based, holistic, patient-centered care. Students participate in 84 hours of supervised clinical practice in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 400 NUR 401 NUR 408 NUR 424 NUR 425 NUR 426 NUR 430L.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 428, NUR 429, NUR 432, NUR 450L, NUR 454.
Offered: Every year, Spring and Summer

NUR 434L. Capstone Seminar Lab.1 Credit.

This capstone seminar provides the opportunity for students working in small faculty-mentored groups to complete a capstone project that demonstrates synthesis of program learning outcomes, and American Association of Colleges of Nursing Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice. Students participate in 35 hours of a seminar lab in which they create and disseminate evidence-based capstone projects. For accelerated nursing students only.

Offered: Every year, Summer

NUR 440L. Holistic Nursing Integration Lab IV.2 Credits.

This integrated campus laboratory experience provides the opportunity to develop nursing knowledge and attitudes, and to practice skills relevant to concurrent senior summer semester nursing courses. Students participate in learning modalities such as guided practice, clinical simulation and problem-based learning activities to develop clinical reasoning. Students also prepare for the nursing licensure examination (NCLEX-RN ©) with emphasis on content review, transition into professional nursing practice and computer-simulated test taking using web-based technology. For accelerated nursing students only. (5 hrs./week, 70 hrs./semester)

Offered: Every year, Summer

NUR 450L. Holistic Nursing Integration and Transition Into Practice Lab.3 Credits.

This integrated campus laboratory experience provides the opportunity to develop nursing knowledge and attitudes, and to practice skills relevant to concurrent senior spring semester nursing courses. Students participate in learning modalities such as guided practice, clinical simulation and problem-based learning activities to develop clinical reasoning. Students also prepare for the nursing licensure examination (NCLEX-RN ©) with emphasis on content review, transition into professional nursing practice, and computer-simulated test taking using web-based technology. For traditional BSN students only. (7.5 hrs./week, 105 hrs./semester)

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 400, NUR 401, NUR 408, NUR 424, NUR 425, NUR 426, NUR 430L.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 428, NUR 429, NUR 432, NUR 433, NUR 454.
Offered: Every year, Spring

NUR 454. Nursing Capstone.3 Credits.

This nursing capstone course provides a framework within which the student intentionally reflects upon and integrates the experiences that represent the meaning of their collegiate learning. Each student designs a final signature work, which demonstrates a scholarly representation of those experiences. For traditional BSN students only.

Prerequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 400, NUR 401, NUR 408, NUR 424, NUR 425, NUR 426, NUR 430L.
Corequisites: Traditional BSN Program: Take NUR 428, NUR 429, NUR 432, NUR 433, NUR 450L.
Offered: Every year, Spring

NUR 475. Research and Evidence-Based Practice Fieldwork Experience.1 Credit.

This course facilitates the student's ability to synthesize knowledge learned in concurrent semester coursework. Students demonstrate competency by developing, implementing and evaluating an outcomes-based project in a clinical setting. Open to RN-BSN students only.

Corequisites: Take NUR 478.
Offered: Every year, Spring Online

NUR 477. Community and Public Health Nursing Fieldwork Experience.1 Credit.

This course facilitates the student's ability to synthesize the knowledge learned in concurrent semester course work. Students demonstrate competency by developing, implementing and evaluating an outcomes-based project in a clinical setting. Open to RN-BSN students only.

Offered: Every year, Fall Online

NUR 478. Evidence-Based Nursing Practice.3 Credits.

This course focuses on the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary for evidence-based decision making in clinical practice. Students learn the basic elements of evidence-based practice and use evidence to improve practice. The course includes one credit of application in a fieldwork setting.

Corequisites: Take NUR 475.
Offered: Every year, Spring Online

NUR 479. Contemporary Issues and Roles in Nursing Fieldwork Experience.1 Credit.

This course facilitates the student's ability to synthesize the knowledge learned in concurrent semester course work. Students demonstrate competency by developing, implementing and evaluating an outcomes-based project in a clinical setting. Open to RN-BSN students only.

Corequisites: Take NUR 486.
Offered: Every year, Spring Online

NUR 480. Interprofessional Practice and Quality Improvement.3 Credits.

This course describes and applies quality improvement methods to address problems identified in practice and actions needed to effect a positive change for care. The process and significance of interprofessional practice and collaboration in the delivery of patient care and in engagement with performance improvement are described. Open to RN-BSN students only.

Offered: Every year, Summer Online

NUR 482. Health Disparities in Vulnerable Populations.2 Credits.

Students analyze the impact of social determinants of health and health disparities on selected vulnerable populations. Health policy and advocacy for vulnerable populations also are examined. Open to RN-BSN students only.

Offered: Every year, Summer Online

NUR 484. Community and Population Health Nursing with Fieldwork.3 Credits.

This course investigates concepts of community and public health nursing. Emphasis is on health promotion with a focus on the role of the community and public health nurse for individuals, groups, and populations. The delivery of safe, evidence-based, holistic centered care is demonstrated during fieldwork conducted in a community setting.

Offered: Every year, Fall Online

NUR 486. Contemporary Issues and Roles in Nursing Practice.3 Credits.

This course analyzes trends and issues in contemporary health care and their effect on the consumer, the nursing profession, and society. It incorporates social intelligence, diversity awareness, creativity and sensitivity required for leadership roles and management functions in dynamic health care environments. This course includes 1 credit of clinical practice.

Corequisites: Take NUR 479.
Offered: Every year, Fall Online

NUR 492. Special Topics in Health Care.2 Credits.

The latest developments and concepts in the field of health care are presented. Students examine current or emerging topics from multiple perspectives through readings, discussions and multimedia presentations. Students engage in a holistic examination of current issues in health care. The content of this course varies from semester to semester based on relevant contemporary issues in health care.

Offered: Every year, Summer Online