Nursing

NUR 1000: Introduction to Nursing (1)

Offerings

This introductory course gives an overview of nursing as a career choice, as well as how to prepare for entrance into the field. Emphasis will be placed on the educational requirements, advanced practice roles, as well as the array of options for clinical practice as an RN. Registered nurses from the community will come to the seminar to discuss their practice.

NUR 2000: Nursing Fundamentals (1)

Offerings

This introductory course covers the basic skills necessary to deliver nursing care. It will provide a foundation for the practice of nursing including the nursing process.

NUR 2002: Readiness for Re-Enrollment (1-5)

Offerings

This course is designed to prepare students to re-enroll in the nursing program one quarter before they re-enroll. The terms of the learning agreement are to be specified by the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.

NUR 3001: Success in Nursing School (1-6)

Offerings

This course is designed to promote the academic success of nursing students through the utilization of learning strategies and collaborative support. Individual and group partnerships are created between students, faculty and other University resources that assist the student with reading, writing, thinking, and research skills in nursing. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only.

NUR 3952: Basic Nursing Theory (6)

Offerings

An introduction to nursing, covering basic nursing science concepts and an introduction to nursing assessment. The nursing assessment focus is on data collection and nursing diagnosis. Emphasis is with adults in long-term and community setting. Extra fee (non-refundable). Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses. Fee(s): Comprehensive Nursing Test Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only.

NUR 3953: Basic Nursing Practicum (5)

Offerings

Provides experiences in application of the nursing process. Primary and secondary levels of care introduced in a long-term care and community-based setting. Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses. Extra fee. Fee(s): Nursing Fee, Skills Lab Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only.

NUR 3953L: Basic Nursing Practicum Lab (0)

Offerings

Lab Component of NUR 3953.

NUR 3954: Nursing of Adults I - Theory (6)

Offerings

Prerequisites: NUR 3952 and 3953. Concepts of health promotion, health protection, prevention, and managing human responses to physical and mental illness are explored. Pathophysiology, pharmacology, spirituality, and human-diversity issues are integrated. The nursing process is utilized with adults in the context of the family and community-based settings. Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Prerequisites: NUR 3952: D or better AND NUR 3953: D or better

NUR 3955: Nursing of Adults I - Practicum (5)

Offerings

Provides experience in application of the nursing process, with adults and their families in acute-care settings and in community-based settings. Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses. Extra fee. Fee(s): Nursing Fee, Skills Lab Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only.

NUR 3956: Nursing of Adults II - Theory (6)

Offerings

Prerequisites: NUR 3954, 3955. Builds on Nursing of Adults I. Applies nursing process to more complex human responses in health and illness with adults. Emphasis continues to pathophysiology, pharmacology, physical and mental health, and illness issues of the individual in family and community-based settings. Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Prerequisites: NUR 3954: D or better AND NUR 3955: D or better

NUR 3957: Nursing of Adults II - Practicum (5)

Offerings

Provides experience in application of the nursing process with more complex human responses in health and illness contexts for application, including work with adults in selected acute-care and community-based settings. Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses. Extra fee. Fee(s): Nursing Fee, Skills Lab Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only.

NUR 3958: Health Promotion, Assessment & Clinical Prevention (5)

Offerings

Prerequisite: NUR 3954. Individual health assessment, evidence based practice and current issues in health promotion across the lifespan. Focus on social determinants of health for individuals and populations. Topics include: epidemiology, health equity, theoretical foundations for disease prevention, evidence based programs, and population based health strategies.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Prerequisites: NUR 3954: D or better

NUR 4000: Child-Bearing Family Health Nursing Theory (3)

Offerings

Prerequisites: NUR 3956, 3957. Applies the nursing process to the nursing care of the child-bearing family. Integrates concepts of health promotion, growth, and development, cultural diversity, spirituality, pharmacology, physiology, and pathophysiology. Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses. Fee(s):

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only. Prerequisites: NUR 3956: D or better AND NUR 3957: D or better

NUR 4002: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Theory (3)

Offerings

Prerequisites: NUR 3956, 3957. Applies the nursing process to the nursing care of clients with psychiatric disorders, chronic and persistent mental illness, and mental health issues for individuals and families across the lifespan. Integrates concepts of growth and development, cultural diversity, spirituality, pharmacology, physiology, and pathophysiology. Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only. Prerequisites: NUR 3956: D or better AND NUR 3957: D or better

NUR 4005: Child Bearing and Family Health Nursing Practicum (2)

Offerings

Prerequisites: NUR 3956 and 3957. Applies the nursing process to the nursing care of the child-bearing family. Provides students with opportunities to care for families during labor, delivery, and post-partum. Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses. Extra fee. Fee(s): Nursing Fee, Skills Lab Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Health Sciences only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only. Prerequisites: NUR 3956: D or better AND NUR 3957: D or better

NUR 4007: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practicum (2)

Offerings

Prerequisites: NUR 3956 and 3957. Applies the nursing process to the care of individuals and families who are dealing with acute and chronic mental illness. Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses. Extra fee. Fee(s): Nursing Fee, Skills Lab Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Health Sciences only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only. Prerequisites: NUR 3956: D or better AND NUR 3957: D or better

NUR 4010: Child-Rearing Family Health Nursing Theory (3)

Offerings

Prerequisites: NUR 3956, 3957. Applies the nursing process to the nursing care of the child-rearing family, with an integration of concepts of health promotion, growth, and development, cultural diversity, spirituality, pharmacology, and the pathophysiology of disease in acute and chronic illnesses. Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only. Prerequisites: NUR 3956: D or better AND NUR 3957: D or better

NUR 4012: Community and Family Health Nursing Theory (3)

Offerings

Prerequisites: NUR 3956, 3957. Applies the nursing process to nursing's role in community-health assessment and diagnosis, program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Health policy issues will be explored related to health promotion and disease prevention. Family health is studied in the context of a diverse community. Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only. Prerequisites: NUR 3956: D or better AND NUR 3957: D or better

NUR 4015: Child Rearing and Family Health Nursing Practicum (2)

Offerings

Prerequisites: NUR 3956 and 3957. Applies the nursing process to the nursing care of the child-rearing family, providing students with opportunities to care for hospitalized children and their families. Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses. Extra fee. Fee(s): Nursing Fee, Skills Lab Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Health Sciences only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only. Prerequisites: NUR 3956: D or better AND NUR 3957: D or better

NUR 4017: Community and Family Health Nursing Practicum (2-3)

Offerings

Prerequisites: NUR 3956 and 3957. Applies the nursing process to the nursing care of families across the lifespan in a variety of community settings and allows students to develop community-care skills through participation in community-health programs and by exploring health-policy issues. Theory and practicum courses are co-requisites; the minimum grade must be achieved in both courses. If the minimum grade in either course is not achieved, the student must repeat both courses. Extra fee. Fee(s): Nursing Fee, Skills Lab Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Health Sciences only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only. Prerequisites: NUR 3956: D or better AND NUR 3957: D or better

NUR 4391: Applied Concepts of Pathophysiology (3)

Offerings

In depth study of pathologic changes occurring in selective disease and wellness states. Problem solving, clinical judgement, and critical thinking skills will be used to identify patient history, abnormal laboratory work, clinical manifestations, rish factors, and disease management.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.

NUR 4848: Leadership and Professional Role Development (3)

Offerings

Theoretical investigation of leadership and organizational concepts and their application to the professional nursing role within the health care team and in the delivery of health care to individuals, groups, and selected populations.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.

NUR 4859: Professional Nursing Synthesis Internship (6-8)

Offerings

Prerequisites: NUR 4848. Focus is on synthesis of past educational experiences within a variety of acute-care and community settings. Interdisciplinary work, application of leadership skills, and working in partnerships with selected communities provide opportunities to demonstrate effective integration and synthesis of prior learning. Also offered off campus. Extra fee. Fee(s): Nursing Fee, Skills Lab Fee

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.

NUR 4899: Professional Nursing Synthesis Theory (3)

Offerings

Focus is on the future of health care and nursing and on continued professional development. This is a capstone course that integrates all prior coursework including core curriculum concepts, and courses from the first two years of study are expected.

Attributes: Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.

NUR 4900: Independent Study (1-5)

Offerings

Independent Study May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

NUR 4938: Transition to Practice Clinical (6)

Offerings

Provides experience in the synthesis, integration, and application of curricular concepts to Professional nursing practice to ensure readiness to enter practice.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only.

NUR 4950: Selected Topics (1-5)

Offerings

Focuses on emerging and specialized topics in nursing. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.

Attributes: Upper-Division

NUR 4971: Research (3)

Offerings

Prerequisite: One of the following: EDU 2600, MAT 1300, MAT 1360, MAT 2360, HSC 4044, PSY 2360 or SOC 2360. The examination of clinical practice for development of researchable problems. Gives opportunity for systematic investigation of a health-related topic of the student's choice.

Attributes: Upper-Division Restrictions: Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only. Prerequisites: MAT 1300: D or better OR MAT 1360: D or better OR MAT 2360: D or better OR HSC 4044: D or better OR PSY 2360: D or better OR SOC 2360: D or better OR EDU 2600: D or better OR (PSY 2360: D or better