Nursing (NURS)

NURS 3000 Registered Nursing Experience/License

Prerequisites: Associate degree or diploma in nursing plus RN license.

Description: Credit to be determined by a successful passing of the NCLEX (National Council Licensing Exam) and holding a current active Registered Nursing License from a state board of nursing. Offered for variable credit, 1-20 credit hours, maximum of 20 credit hours.

Credit hours: 1-20

Contact hours: Other: 1

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Independent Study

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

NURS 3013 Theoretical and Conceptual Foundations of Nursing

Prerequisites: Associate degree or diploma in nursing plus RN license.

Description: An introduction to theories that is specific to the health care environment. Analysis of the theoretical frameworks of nursing theorists to include: Florence Nightingale, Jean Watson, Patricia Benner, Virginia Henderson and Margaret Neuman, and address the tenets of inter-professional collaborative practices. The application of these theories to health and wellness promotion will be examined.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

NURS 3025 Health Assessment, Wellness and Community Health

Prerequisites: Associate degree or diploma in nursing plus RN license.

Description: Introduction to health strategies for communities and diverse populations with social, cultural, environmental, and economic dimensions. Students will revisit the theoretical frameworks of nursing theorists, Core Competencies for Interprofessional collaborative Practice, and the wellness model. Application to health and wellness promotion in the community will be examined through a clinical component.

Credit hours: 5

Contact hours: Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lab, Lecture, Combined lecture and lab

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

NURS 3033 Cultural Considerations in Health Care

Prerequisites: Associate degree or diploma in nursing plus RN license.

Description: Prepares students to become culturally competent health care providers and to provide care of a culturally diverse population. Exploration of institutional, sociocultural and economic factors that impact health and wellness of minority populations.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

NURS 3034 Global and Public Health

Prerequisites: Associate degree or diploma in nursing plus RN license.

Description: Explores the impact of professional nursing on the health and well-being of individuals globally. This relationship between health and illness of larger populations of individuals is an ever-evolving facet of being a professional nurse.

Credit hours: 4

Contact hours: Lecture: 4

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

NURS 4013 Healthcare Policy, Finance and Regulatory Environments

Prerequisites: Associate degree or diploma in nursing plus RN license. NURS 3013, NURS 3025, NURS 3033, NURS 3034.

Description: Provides information, perspectives and strategies that nurses need to develop the capacity and skills to influence reform, quality of care and access to health. Active learning strategies include individual and group learning experiences.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

NURS 4023 Trends and Issues in Nursing

Prerequisites: Associate degree or diploma in nursing plus RN license. NURS 3013, NURS 3025, NURS 3033, NURS 3034.

Description: Current and emerging topics that directly affect the professional nurse. Concepts include professionalism, professional values, advanced nursing practice, future of nursing practice, case management, changing trends in managed health care, infomatics, fiscal responsibility, ethical/legal issues, and global health.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

NURS 4033 Leadership and Management in Nursing

Prerequisites: Associate degree or diploma in nursing plus RN license. NURS 3013, NURS 3025, NURS 3033, NURS 3034.

Description: Exploration and analysis of leadership and management theories and competencies to develop inter-professional leadership skills, demonstrate leadership and management abilities and integrate leadership and management competencies into their professional nursing practice.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

NURS 4043 Nursing Research and Evidenced Based Practice

Prerequisites: Associate degree or diploma in nursing plus RN license. NURS 3013, NURS 3025, NURS 3033, NURS 3034.

Description: Students will gain basic understanding of the research process and its application to nursing and evidence-based practice. Course content includes evidence-based practice, appraisal of literature, research design, research ethics, and statistical methodology. Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methodology research, data summarization, statistical analysis, and principles of measurement will be reviewed.

Credit hours: 3

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych

NURS 4050 RN-BSN Capstone

Prerequisites: Associate degree or diploma in nursing plus RN license. NURS 3013, NURS 3025, NURS 3033, NURS 3034.

Description: Addressing health and wellness across the lifespan, this course emphasizes the role of the RN in the areas of interprofessional collaborative practice, leadership, management, policies, infomatics, evidence-based practice, health, wellness and research.

Credit hours: 3-6

Contact hours: Lecture: 3

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule types: Lecture

Department/School: App Health & Ed Psych