Course Descriptions

NURS 310 Professional Nursing Perspectives

An overview of the Nursing Department’s philosophy, conceptual framework, and

objectives. Philosophical, historical, ethical, economic, and legal aspects of nursing

practice are examined. Contemporary and future goals of the nursing profession in

relation to education, practice and research, as well as the health care delivery system are

investigated. In the practice learning environment component students explore

professional nursing activities and the course concepts.

Prerequisite: Must be an R.N.

 

NURS 325 Nursing Informatics

A Web-enhanced course that introduces the student to the role of nursing informatics in

identifying, collecting, processing, and managing information that uniquely impacts

nursing practice. The practice learning environment component emphasizes the

development of proficiency in the use of the computer as a critical thinking and decision making tool.

Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.

 

NURS 330 Primary Prevention in the Community

An exploration of community values, beliefs, standards, and practices as they relate to

health. The concept of primary prevention is applied through the nursing activities of

education, motivation, advocacy, and assistance. A community-based practice learning

environment component with a focus on prevention is included.

Prerequisite: Nursing majors only.  

 

NURS 420 Nursing Theory

An examination of nursing theory, the scientific process of theory development, and

theory evaluation. Selected nursing theories that are relevant to current nursing practice

are analyzed and applied in the practice learning environment component.

Prerequisites: NURS 310 Professional Nursing Perspectives.

 

NURS 430 Secondary Prevention

An overview of the utilization of functional health pattern nursing assessment to identify

health at the secondary level of prevention in order to arrest the development of illness

and promote wellness. The practice learning environment component enables the student

to deliver nursing care through the use of the nursing process.

Prerequisites: NURS 310 Professional Nursing Perspectives and NURS 330 Primary

Prevention in the Community.

 

NURS 440 Introduction to Nursing Research

An introduction to the research process and the evaluation of nursing research. The

practice learning environment activities are organized around the identification and

exploration of specific nursing problems.

Prerequisites: NURS 325 Nursing Informatics.

 

 

NURS 460 Nursing Leadership

A presentation of theories of leadership and management and their applications to

nursing. Central concepts included are: communication theory, teaching-learning theory,

the nurse’s role in delegation of responsibility, evaluation of nursing care, and effecting

change. The practice learning environment component enables the student to apply the

principles of nursing practice.

Prerequisites: NURS 325 Nursing Informatics.

 

NURS 470 Tertiary Prevention

An examination of the role of health-related behaviors in chronic illness or disability.

Aspects of habilitation and rehabilitation are explored throughout the person’s life. The

practice learning environment component enables the student to apply nursing theory to

the care of individuals and families in order to minimize the negative consequences of

illness or disability.

Prerequisites: NURS 430 Secondary Prevention

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