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2006-2008 Undergraduate Studies Northwest Campus Bulletin: Undergraduate Course Descriptions

 

 

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Nursing (NURS)

NURS A190 Learning Strategies in Nursing (3 cr.)
The focus of this course is to assist nursing students in strengthening essential learning skills necessary for academic success. Students will develop skill in performing nursing drug dosage calculations, reading nursing texts and reference books, writing nursing papers, studying for and taking nursing tests. Principles of lifelong learning, self-direction, and critical thinking are used to guide course content and evaluation. (Summer)

NURS B215 Nutrition for Health Professionals (3 cr.)
P: CHEM C 102, PHSL P261, PHSL P262. Emphasis on nutritional needs and eating habits throughout the life span. Discusses the classification, functions, and food sources of the nutrients; the components of a balanced diet; the process by which the body utilizes food; and nutritional concerns of various cultures. (Summer II)

NURS B219 Pharmacology (3 cr.)
P: PHSL P261, PHSL P262. This course provides students with a basic understanding of pharmacodynamics relevant to clinical nursing practices. Principles from the basic sciences to include a holistic perspective will be reinforced. The nurse’s interdisciplinary role in drug administration and the need for continuous drug study are emphasized. (Summer)

NURS B230 Developmental Issues and Health (4 cr.)
P: PSY P101. C: NURS B244, NURS B245, NURS B248, NURS B249. This course focuses on the theoretical perspectives of growth and development, family theories and family adaptation at different stages, and usual patterns of aging. Students will make assessments of individuals in various stages of life to identify developmental issues and their impact on health phenomena of interest to nursing. (Spring)

NURS B231 Communication for Health Care Professionals (3 cr.)
C: NURS B232 and NURS B233. Students in this course will focus on basic communication skills essential for working with clients of various ages and health care professionals. Content includes interpersonal communications and group dynamics. Students will practice communication skills with individuals, within groups, and through electronic media. (Fall)

NURS B232 Introduction to the Discipline of Nursing: Theory, Practice, Research (3 cr.)
This course focuses on core theoretical concepts of nursing practice: health, wellness, illness, holism, caring, environment, self-care, uniqueness of persons, interpersonal relationships, and decision making. This course helps the student understand nursing’s unique contributions to meeting societal needs through integrating theory, research, and practice. (Fall)

NURS B233 Health and Wellness (4 cr.)
This course focuses on the use of concepts from nursing, nutrition, pharmacology, and biopsychosocial sciences to critically examine the determinates of health, wellness, and illness across the life span. Environmental, sociocultural, and economic factors that influence health care practices are emphasized. Theories of health, wellness, and illness are related to health-promotion, disease-prevention, illness-prevention nursing interventions. (Fall)

NURS B244 Comprehensive Health Assessment (2 cr.)
P or C: PHSL P261, PHSL P262, PSY P101, SOC S161. C: NURS B245. This course focuses on helping students acquire skills to conduct a comprehensive health assessment, including the physical, psychological, social, functional, and environmental aspects of health. The process of data collection, interpretation, documentation, and dissemination of assessment data will be addressed. (Spring)

NURS B245 Comprehensive Health Assessment: Practicum (2 cr.)
C: NURS B244. Students will have the opportunity to use interview, observation, percussion, palpation, inspection and auscultation in assessing clients across the life span in simulated and actual environments. (Spring)

NURS B248 Science and Technology of Nursing (2 cr.)
P or C: BIOL M200, PHSL P261, PHSL P262. C: NURS B249. This course focuses on the fundamentals of nursing from a theoretical research base. It provides an opportunity for basic care nursing skills development. Students will be challenged to use critical thinking and problem solving in developing the ability to apply an integrated nursing therapeutics approach for clients experiencing health alterations across the life span. (Spring)

NURS B249 Science and Technology of Nursing: Practicum (2 cr.)
C: NURS B248. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate fundamental nursing skills in the application of nursing care for clients across the life span. (Spring)

NURS B304 Professional Nursing Seminar I(3 cr.)
This course focuses on core theoretical concepts of professional nursing practice, including health, wellness, illness, self-care and caring, disease prevention, and health promotion. Students, in developing care outcomes consistent with maximizing individual potentials for wellness, will be expected to explore theoretical premises and research related to the unique wellness perspectives and health beliefs of people across the life span. (Summer II)

NURS B404 Professional Nursing Seminar II(3 cr.)
This course focuses on the application of nursing theory and research findings in restoring and maintaining individual and family functioning for those dealing with multi-system alterations. Students will explore the ethical, legal and moral implications of treatment options and identify tactics to maximize nursing’s effectiveness in facilitating individuals and families through the health care system. Students will complete a scholarly analysis as part of their practicum experience. (Fall)

NURS H351 Alterations in Neuro-Psychological Health (3 cr.)
P: all sophomore-level nursing courses. C: NURS H352. This course focuses on individuals and small groups experiencing acute and chronic neuropsychological disorders. Content includes the effect of brain-body disturbances on health functioning. Other content areas are growth and development, stress, mental status, nurse-client relationships, psychopharmacology, and nursing approaches for clients experiencing DSM-IV neuropsychological disorders. (Fall)

NURS H352 Alterations in Neuro-Psychological Health: Practicum (2 cr.)
C: NURS H351. Students will provide nursing care to individuals and small groups who are experiencing acute and chronic neuropsychological disturbances related to psychiatric disorders. Student experiences will be with individuals and small groups in supervised settings such as acute, community-based, transitional, and/or home care. (Fall)

NURS H353 Alterations in Health I(3 cr.)
P: all sophomore-level courses. C: NURS H354. This course focuses on the pathophysiology and holistic nursing care management of clients experiencing acute and chronic problems. Students will use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan interventions appropriate to health care needs. (Fall)

NURS H354 Alterations in Health I: Practicum (2 cr.)
C: NURS H353. Students will apply the science and technology of nursing to perform all independent, dependent, and interdependent care functions. Students will engage clients in a variety of settings to address alterations in health functioning, identify health care needs, and determine the effectiveness of interventions given expected care outcomes. (Fall)

NURS H361 Alterations in Health II(3 cr.)
P: NURS H353, NURS H354, all sophomore-level courses. C: NURS H362. This course builds on Alterations in Health I and continues to focus on pathophysiology and holistic nursing care management of the associated needs of clients experiencing acute and chronic health problems. (Spring)

NURS H362 Alterations in Health II: Practicum (2 cr.)
C: NURS H361. Students will continue to apply the science and technology of nursing to perform all independent, dependent, and interdependent care functions. Students will engage clients in a variety of settings to address alterations in health functioning. (Spring)

NURS H363 The Developing Family and Child (3 cr.)
P: all sophomore-level courses. C: NURS H364. This course focuses on the needs of individuals and their families who are facing the phenomena of growth and development during the childbearing and child-rearing phases of family development. Factors dealing with preserving, promoting, and restoring healthy status of family members will be emphasized. (Spring)

NURS H364 The Developing Family and Child: Practicum (3 cr.)
C: NURS H363. Students will have the opportunity to work with childbearing and child-rearing families, including those experiencing alterations in health. (Spring)

NURS H365 Nursing Research (3 cr.)
P: PSY K300. This course focuses on development of students’ skills in using the research process to define clinical research problems and to determine the usefulness of research in clinical decisions related to practice. The critique of nursing and nursing-related research studies will be emphasized in identifying applicability to nursing practice. (Spring)

NURS S470 Restorative Health Related to Multi-System Failures (3 cr.)
P: all junior-level courses. C: NURS S471. This course focuses on the pathophysiology and nursing care management of clients experiencing multi-system alterations in health status. Correlations among complex system alterations and nursing interventions to maximize health potential are emphasized. (Fall)

NURS S471 Restorative Health Related to Multi-System Failures: Practicum (2 cr.)
C: NURS S470. Students will apply the nursing process to the care of clients experiencing acute multi-system alterations in health. (Fall)

NURS S472 A Multi-System Approach to the Health of the Community (3 cr.)
P: all junior-level courses. C: NURS S473. This course focuses on the complexity and diversity of groups or aggregates within communities and their corresponding health care needs. Through a community assessment of health trends, demographics, epidemiological data, and social/political-economics issues in local and global communities, the student will be able to determine effective interventions for community-centered care. (Fall)


NURS S473 A Multi-System Approach to the Health of the Community: Practicum (2 cr.)
C: NURS S472. Students will have the opportunity to apply the concepts of community assessment, program planning, prevention, and epidemiology to implement and evaluate interventions for community-centered care to groups or aggregates. Professional nursing will be practiced in collaboration with diverse groups within a community. (Fall)

NURS S481 Nursing Management (2 cr.)
P: all junior-level courses. C: NURS S482. This course focuses on the development of management skills assumed by professional nurses, including delegation of responsibilities, networking, facilitation of groups, conflict resolution, leadership, case management, and collaboration. Concepts addressed include organizational structure, change, managing quality and performance, workplace diversity, budgeting and resource allocation, and delivery systems. (Spring)

NURS S482 Nursing Management: Practicum (3 cr.)
C: NURS S481. Students will have the opportunity to apply professional management skills in a variety of nursing leadership roles. (Spring)

NURS S483 Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone (3 cr.)
P: all junior-level courses. Students will have the opportunity to demonstrate competencies consistent with program outcomes and to refine their nursing care practice skills. Students will collaborate with faculty and a preceptor in choosing a care setting, planning and organizing a learning experience, and practicing professional nursing in a safe and effective manner. (Spring)

NURS S484 Research Utilization Seminar (1-2 cr.)
C: NURS S483. This course focuses on students’ abilities to refine their critical/analytical skills in evaluating clinical research for applicability to nursing practice. Students will examine the role of evaluation, action research, and research findings in assuring quality of nursing care and in solving relevant problems arising from clinical practices. (Spring)

NURS S485 Professional Growth and Empowerment (3 cr.)
P: all junior-level courses. This course focuses on issues related to professional practice, career planning, personal goal setting, and empowerment of self and
others. Students will discuss factors related to job performance, performance expectations and evaluation, reality orientation, and commitment to lifelong learning. (Spring)

NURS Z492 Individual Study in Nursing (1-6 cr.)
P: consent of instructor. Opportunity for the nurse to pursue independent study of topics in nursing under the guidance of a selected faculty member. (Occasionally)

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