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School of Nursing Course Descriptions

BSN Nursing Course Descriptions

Semester Three

B234 Promoting Healthy Populations

B235 Promoting Healthy Populations: The Practicum

B244 Comprehensive Health Assessment

B245 Comprehensive Health Assessment: The Practicum

B253 Professionalism in Collaborative Practice (IPE)

Semester Four

B260 Fundamentals Course with Lab/Clinical

B261 Pathophysiology and Pharmaology for Nursing Practice

L230 Health Care Delivery Systems

Semester Five

H355 Data Analysis/Practice & Research

H356 Clinical Nursing Care 1: Biophysical Processes

H360 Clinical Nursing Care 2: Interactive Processes

Semester Six

B334 Transitional Care of Families and Populations

H371 Clinical Nursing Care 3: Adaptive Processes

R375 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Semester Seven and Eight

H399 Honors Proposal Development

H499 Honors Research

B444 Managing Health and Illness across Care Environments

B453 Interprofessional Practice

H476 Clinical Nursing Care 4: Complex Processes

L430 Leadership in Healthcare Delivery and Policy

S474 Applied Health Care Ethics

S483 Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone

S488 Nursing Synthesis

 

B234 Promoting Healthy Populations
3 credit hours didactic
This course focuses on preventative health care and health promotion in individuals, families, and communities, considering the influence of culture and lifespan development. Using biophysical, environmental, sociocultural and economic determinants of health, students focus on improving health outcomes with individuals, families, and communities.

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B235 Promoting Healthy Populations: ThePracticum
2 credit hours
B234 Students assess individuals, families, and communities, providing needed education, preventative services, and support. Students provide individual and population based care in community based settings, giving consideration to the perspective of those being served. C: B234

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B244 Comprehensive Health Assessment
3 credit hours didactic
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. NURS B234/B235 Promoting Healthy Populations with Practicum

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B245 Comprehensive Health Assessment: The Practicum
2 credit hours
SStudents will have the opportunity to use techniques of interview, observation, percussion, palpation, inspection, and auscultation in assessing clients across the life span in simulated and actual environments. C: B255

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B253 Professionalism in Collaborative Practice (IPE)
3 credit hours
Students practice communication skills for working with health team members and clients, including self-awareness, interpersonal communication, team skills, and technological communication. Students are introduced to the scope and standards of nursing practice, roles of health team members, and components of professional practice. Students are introduced to leadership and ethical standards.

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B260 Fundamentals Course with Lab/Clinical
3 credit hours didactic/2 credit hours clinical
This course focuses on the fundamentals of nursing from a theoretical, evidence base.  Students will gain a knowledge base for, and have an opportunity to apply, fundamental nursing concepts, skills and the nursing process.  The evidence based knowledge gained forms a basis for clinical reasoning and decision making as students develop their nursing skills.

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B261 Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nursing Practice
4 credit hours
 This course provides a foundation in the pathophysiology of key disease processes and pharmacological therapies. Principles of pathophysiology and pharmacology are presented in an integrated manner to provide a basis for study of selected medications that are used to treat or manage diseases with an application to nursing practice.

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L230 Health Care Delivery Systems
3 credit hours
Students examine health care delivery systems, leadership, health policy, regulation and economics. Students explore quality practices of health care organizations. Students analyze the impact of informatics on health care and nursing including the electronic health record, information technology in healthcare, and information literacy.

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H355 Data Analysis/Practice & Research
3 credit hours didactic
This course introduces nursing and other health sciences students to the basic concepts and techniques of data analysis needed in professional health care practice. Principles of measurement, data summarization, and unvariate and bivariate statistics are examined. Differences in types of qualitative data and methods by which these types of data can be interpreted are also explored. Emphasis is placed on the application of fundamental concepts to real world situation in client care.

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H356 Clinical Nursing Care 1: Biophysical Processes
5 credit hours
This course focuses on providing nursing care for individuals and families with acute and chronic biophysical illnesses across the lifespan. Particular attention is focused on developing clinical reasoning and competent nursing practice at a beginning level.

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H360 Clinical Nursing Care 2: Interactive Processes
5 credit hours
This course focuses on nursing care management of individuals and families experiencing acute and chronic health problems related to interaction with the environment and others: sensory, motor, cognitive, affective, and interpersonal processes. Using a holistic approach this course addresses health problems occurring across the lifespan.  

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B334 Transitional Care of Families and Populations
5 credit hours
Using the childbearing family as an extensive exemplar, this course focuses on family and community health: community assessment, epidemiology, and intervention with individuals, families, communities and populations. Students address prenatal care, normal and high risk pregnancy and childbirth, newborn care, genetic counseling, care coordination, complementary care, and environmental health.

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H371 Clinical Nursing Care 3: Adaptive Processes
5 credit hours
This course builds on Biophysical Processes.  The primary focus is on the nursing care management of individuals and families experiencing acute and chronic health problems using an adaptive and holistic approach.  Particular attention is focused on developing clinical reasoning and competent nursing practice at an intermediate level.

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R375 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice
3 credit hours didactic
This course focuses on nursing research and evidence-based practice. Students develop skills in retrieving and appraising literature relevant to clinical problems, understanding the research process, and critiquing evidence from research publications and other sources to inform evidence-based nursing practice.

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H399 Honors Proposal Development
3 credit hours
In this course, students seeking to achieve departmental honors will work with a faculty member in the literature review and development of a research proposal. The proposal will be the basis for the honors study completed in H499 the subsequent semester. This is an individually negotiated course requiring faculty approval prior to enrollment.

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H499 Honors Research
3 credit hours
After completion of H399, students pursuing departmental honors will work with a faculty member to implement the research study designed in H399. After data collection and analysis, the student will prepare a manuscript of the study suitable for publication. This is an individually negotiated course requiring faculty approval prior to enrollment.

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B444 Managing Health and Illness across Care Environments
4 credit hours
Students study a focused clinical area of concern for nursing, exploring the ways in which culture, health disparity, transitions between care environments, and health policy impact care for an aggregate, population, or specialty. Immersed in a care environment, students gain relevant clinical knowledge as well as an understanding of the aggregate health concerns.

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B453 Interprofessional Practice
3 credit hours
Students engage with interprofessional colleagues in seminar, simulation, and practice settings, focusing on effective nursing practice and interprofessional communication skills including self-awareness, interpersonal communication, conflict resolution, team skills, and technological communication. Students hone leadership, professionalism, and ethical competencies in preparation for practice

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H476 Clinical Nursing Care 4: Complex Processes
5 credit hours
The primary focus is on the nursing care management of individuals and families experiencing complex and significant illnesses across the lifespan. Particular attention is focused on developing clinical reasoning and competent nursing practice at an advanced level.

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L430 Leadership in Healthcare Delivery and Policy
5 credit hours
This course focuses on development of effective leadership skills relevant in health care systems. Students examine health policy, information management, and processes that result in exceptional organizational outcomes. Students use healthcare data and research evidence in quality improvement and change initiatives.

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S474 Applied Health Care Ethics
3 credit hours didactic
This course is designed to introduce the student to major ethical theory, principles, and models for the recognition, analysis and resolution of ethical dilemmas in health care practice.

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S483 Clinical Nursing Practice Capstone
3 credit hours
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. P: All junior level courses.

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S488 Nursing Synthesis
2 credit hours
Students integrate knowledge and skills acquired throughout the program: critical thinking, information technology, cultural competence, care coordination, leadership, collaboration, and communication skills. Students demonstrate competence in evidence-based practice and quality and safety initiatives, as achieved in a complex and changing health care environment. Students begin the transition to professional practice.

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