Catalog 2021-2022

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NUR 314 Nursing Care of the Developing Family

For basic students only.  In this course, knowledge from the physical, biological, behavioral and social sciences as well as the humanities, is applied for the provision of safe nursing care of child-bearing families.  In a classroom setting, methodologies including case studies and interactive activities form the basis for the student to use the nursing process as a framework for addressing developmental change, illness prevention, health promotion, maintenance and restoration in child-bearing families.  Particular emphasis will be placed on the prenatal, intrapartum and postnatal period. 

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisites

Completion of 200 level nursing core

Corequisites

NUR 314L.

NUR 314L Nursing Care of the Developing Family Laboratory

For basic students only. The course provides students the opportunity to apply the concepts associated with responses of families during the childbearing cycle through a combination of laboratory and supervised clinical practice activities. Clinical experiences occur under faculty supervision in a variety of childbearing patient care settings.

Credit Hours: 1

Corequisites

NUR 314.

NUR 315 Nursing Care of Children

For basic students only. This course presents the essential concepts, theories and developmental processes vital in understanding the health concerns and problems of children, adolescents and their families. Students examine family-centered nursing care in the health promotion and health maintenance of infants, children and adolescents.

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisites

Completion of 200 level nursing core

Corequisites

NUR 315L

NUR 315L Nursing Care of Children Laboratory

For basic students only. This course provides students the opportunity to apply the essential concepts, theories and processes useful in meeting the health and developmental needs of children and their families. Learning experiences are provided to emphasize the role of the nurse and continuity of care in meeting the needs of children and families in acute care and community settings.

Credit Hours: 1

Corequisites

NUR 315.

NUR 317 Nursing Care of Adult and Older Adult

For basic students only. This course explores the concepts and theories necessary to promote and restore health of adults and older adults with biological problems and their related physiological and psychological responses. There is an integration of both physical changes and developmental tasks with the implementation of care considerations of patients throughout the life span.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Completion of 200 level nursing core. Prerequisite or corequisite: NUR 317L, NUR 345, NUR 347

NUR 317L Nursing Care of Adult and Older Adult Laboratory

This course provides students the opportunity to apply concepts and processes learned in the classroom to help adults and older adults in the promotion and maintenance of health. Students examine both adults and older adults from physical, social, psychological and developmental perspectives through a combination of supervised clinical practice activities. Clinical experiences will occur under faculty supervision in a variety of both acute and long-term patient care settings. 140 clinical hours are provided during the semester.
Credit Hours: 2

Corequisites

NUR 317

NUR 322 Contemporary Issues in Health Care

For basic and pre-MSN students. The health care delivery system is examined from political, economic, legal and ethical perspectives with particular emphasis on the written analysis of legal and ethical dilemmas related to the practice of nursing.

Credit Hours: 3
(W)

NUR 330 Health Caring Communication

This course introduces essential skills and techniques for effective communication and relationship building in nursing and other healthcare fields. Based on assertive communication for quality and patient safety, students will: examine step-by-step guidelines to establish relationships with patients, families and colleagues; reflect on how personal style affects communication; demonstrate an understanding of the connection between communication and caring; and explore strategies for self-care to build confidence for personal and professional effectiveness. Specific situations will be explored such as working with people who are distressed or aggressive; managing team conflict; confrontation; working in groups; electronic communication; and professional dress and demeanor as nonverbal communication.
Credit Hours: 3
(W)

NUR 345 Pharmacology

For basic students only. This course introduces students to the fundamentals of pharmacology and therapeutics in the treatment of illness, and the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health in patients across the lifespan. The major drug categories are reviewed with emphasis placed on the therapeutic use, action and adverse reaction, as well as benefits and risks to the drug therapy. This prepares the health professional for safe, therapeutic pharmacological interventions.

Credit Hours: 4

Prerequisites

Completion of 200 level nursing core

Corequisites

NUR 317

NUR 346 Expressive Art in Healing

Subtitle: Health Promotion through the Arts. This course examines creativity through a variety of expressive art forms to promote healing for clients and to heal the healer, an imperative for holistic nurses. Various art forms are explored, including visual arts, mask-making, visual and written journals, storytelling, movement and others. Students experience expressive arts through guided exercises and art practices.

Credit Hours: 3
(A)

NUR 347 Clinical Human Nutrition

For basic students only. This course provides information on the fundamentals of nutrition and application. Nutritional needs across the lifespan and nutritional support in selected disorders are specifically discussed.

Credit Hours: 2

Prerequisites

Completion of 200 level nursing core

NUR 392 Transcultural Healthcare in Latin America

All students: permission of instructor. This course allows students to travel to a selected Latin American country to apply community health promotion and disease prevention concepts in a trans-cultural environment.

Credit Hours: 3
(IG)

Prerequisites

200 level courses (Basic BSN), or HSC 200 or HSC 236 and HSC 350 or PSY 211 (ESC students).