NUR 1100 PRINCIPLES OF HEALTH CARE
Four hours. Same as HSC 1100. Prerequisite: Nursing or health sciences major or permission of the instructor. This is an introductory course for nursing and health sciences students exploring health care systems, delivery, payment, professional roles, quality, safety and ethical principles of care. Students will complete a shadow experience during the course.
NUR 2202 NURSING FUNDAMENTALS
Four hours. Prerequisite: Nursing majors only. This course introduces students to the scientific basis for nursing practice and the safe care of patients with diverse needs. Nursing skills are simulated and practiced in the clinical skills assessment laboratory prior to performing in the actual clinical setting. This is a clinical course and students will have patient care experiences in area health care facilities under direct guidance of faculty and clinical preceptors.
NUR 3104 APPLIED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY
Four hours. Same as HSC 3104. Prerequisite: Nursing or health sciences major or permission of the instructor. Pathophysiology is the study of altered human physiology and disease processes. The course content provides a basis for nursing practice through learning body organ systems, homeostatic mechanisms, and the body's response to illness and injury.
NUR 3106 BASICS OF HEALTH ASSESSMENT
Four hours. This course prepares the student to collect and document data accurately as required for a basic health assessment of patients across the life span. It includes a skills laboratory component.
NUR 3204 APPLIED PHARMACOLOGY
Four hours. Prerequisite: HSC/NUR 3104 and nursing or health science majors. In this course the student analyzes the principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics of drugs commonly used in the management of acute and chronic illnesses. Emphasis is on developing critical thinking skill in drug administration and monitoring therapeutic response for a culturally diverse population. Student will be introduced to the use of electronic medication administrations systems and related information technology used to enhance safety.
NUR 3510 PSYCHIATRIC NURSING CARE
Four hours. Prerequisites: NUR 2201 and NUR 3106. This course explores mind, body, and spirit alterations in functional health patterns experienced by patients with acute and chronic mental illness and examines psychopathology, psychopharmacologic therapies, community resources and the role of the nurse in psychiatry.
NUR 3522 NURSING CARE OF OLDER ADULT
Four hours. Prerequisites: Nursing majors and NUR 2201 and NUR 3106. In this course the student has the opportunity to differentiate normal aging from abnormal processes and conditions and to develop nursing interventions that are unique to the specific needs of the older adult. Social, ethical, financial and practical issues facing the older adult, frail elder, and caregiver are presented. This is a clinical course and students will participate in both hospital and community rotations.
NUR 3530 MATERNAL AND NEWBORN NURSING CARE
Four hours. Prerequisites: Nursing majors and NUR 2201 and NUR 3106. This course introduces students to the care of women during child bearing years, pregnancy, delivery, perinatal and newborn care. This is a clinical course and students will provide direct patient care in a variety of health care settings.
NUR 3540 PEDIATRIC NURSING CARE I
Four hours. Prerequisites: Nursing majors and NUR 2201 and NUR 3106. Nursing concepts are presented related to the delivery of nursing care for the childrearing family and children from infancy through adolescence. Principles of growth and development are applied as the student learns to provide nursing care and health teaching for promoting, maintaining, and restoring health in infants, children, and adolescents.
NUR 4110 EVIDENCE BASED HEALTH CARE
Four hours. Same as HSC 4110. Prerequisites: MAT 2022 or MAT 2023 and nursing or health sciences major or permission of the instructor and successful completion of coursework that satisfies Effective Communication SLOs A and B. This course integrates theory and concepts from health care and nursing that apply to the generation, appraisal, use, and dissemination of research that contributes to safe, effective, and high quality healthcare practice and delivery. Gen Ed: EC-C
NUR 4210 SENIOR SEMINAR
Two hours. Prerequisites: senior status in nursing major and permission of the instructor. The senior seminar is a capstone class to prepare students for graduation, NCLEX licensing exam review, and entry into practice. Standardized testing is used to monitor progress and the final exit exam must be passed to qualify for completing the BSN major.
NUR 4550 TOPICS IN GLOBAL HEALTH CARE
One to eight hours. Same as HSC 4550. Prerequisites: Nursing or health science major and permission of the instructor. Students in other majors may be eligible to take this course with permission of the Dean of the School of Nursing and Health Sciences. This is an elective course that allows a student to experience health care in a global setting. Each course will be developed separately depending on availability of resources and suitability of the experience for students. Variable credit will reflect the amount of time expended by each student as 1 credit hour for each 40 clock hours. Course work during the fall or spring semester may be tied to a trip abroad to various countries. Typical trips may be supporting a rural health clinic in Latin America, patient care in a small hospital in Africa, or community health projects in Asia or other parts of the world.
NUR 4560 ADULT HEALTH NURSING CARE I
Six hours. Prerequisites: Nursing majors and NUR 2201 and NUR 3106. In this course, concepts from behavioral, biological and natural sciences are integrated applied to the treatment of adult patients in acute care settings. Students will have clinical placements primarily in area hospitals under the guidance of faculty to develop competent and safe therapeutic nursing interventions directed toward promoting, maintaining and restoring heath or providing end of life care for a culturally diverse patient population in various settings.
NUR 4570 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING CARE
Four hours. Prerequisites: Nursing majors and NUR 2201 and NUR 3106. Students will apply concepts, theories, and practice from nursing and public health sciences to assess the health and health care delivery for culturally diverse and vulnerable populations. Students will assess physical, social, and cultural environments, identify populations at risk, and implement and evaluate appropriate nursing interventions in partnership with community and other health agencies.
NUR 4580 ADULT HEALTH NURSING CARE II
Six hours. Prerequisites: Senior nursing majors and NUR 4560. This course will build on previously learned material and will concentrate on the emergent needs of adult patients with complex health care needs and critical illness. Course work is supplemented with onsite clinical experiences in critical care units and/or emergency departments in area hospitals.
NUR 4590 LEADERSHIP PRACTICUM
Four hours. Same as HSC 4590. Prerequisites: Senior status and nursing or health science majors and permission of instructor. In this course the student examines his or her personal development as a health care professional and identifies goals for transitioning to practice. Leadership skills and life management skills are refined. Political, legal, and advocacy issues in nursing and health care are examined. Students will conduct an independent practicum at area health care facilities.
NUR 4960/4961 INTERNSHIP
One to sixteen hours. Same as HSC 4960/61. Prerequisites: Nursing or health science majors and permission of instructor. The internship provides an intensive experiential experience through supervised practice in a wide variety of heath care settings. The course helps students to build self-confidence, to increase competency with the delivery of evidence-based care, and to perform in a professional role. To the degree possible, students request an internship site consistent with their area of interest and are guided by a preceptor in collaboration with a FSC faculty member.