2014-2015 Catalog

Nursing (Nurs)

http://www.nursing.und.edu

Boguslawski, Burke, Christian, Enger, Evanson, Hanson,  Heintz, Hurley,  Olson, Ralph,  Semmens, Skeim, Sveum, B. Thompson, P. Thompson, Tweeten, Useldinger, Wells and Zeidlik

Mission Statement

The mission of the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines (CNPD) is to prepare future leaders, to advance human well-being and improve quality of life for diverse populations, with an emphasis on rural communities in North Dakota, the region and beyond, through the provision of high-quality innovative inter-professional education, research and service.

Accelerated BSN  RN to BSN Online Option

 

On-Campus Traditional BSN Program

The graduate receives the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.) degree and is eligible to take the NCLEX-RN, the national examination required for registered nurse licensure. UND Nursing programs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are approved by the North Dakota Board of Nursing.

Information on any newly approved programs or changes in programs/major will be available on the Nursing web site.

Selected courses may be offered in an online format and the tuition and fee structure may be impacted. While on campus tuition and fees cap at 12 credits, online course tuition is charged per credit regardless of the number of credits. In addition, online course fees may apply.

The nursing program admits students in March (for the fall class) and October (for the spring class). The application deadline is February 1 (for admission to fall class), and July 1 (for admission to spring class). The application process is online and may be accessed at: http://www.nursing.und.edu/undergrad/admission.cfm.

Application

Approximately 50-60 students are admitted each semester with the actual number determined by the availability of faculty and clinical facilities. Selection is made on the basis of academic record of core courses and points awarded for the personal statement submitted by each applicant and scored by nursing faculty. Students who are resubmitting a qualified application may be eligible for additional consideration. Prospective students should contact their adviser or the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines Admissions and Records Associate for the specifics of the selection process and procedures. Applicants who are not granted admission for the semester they request are eligible to reapply.

To be eligible for consideration for admission to the nursing major, the student applying must first be admitted to UND, must have an active U-mail account, and must have completed the following courses or equivalents with a grade of C or better:

ENGL 110College Composition I3
ENGL 130Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences3
CHEM 115
  & 115L
Introductory Chemistry
   and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory
4
or CHEM 121
  & 121L
General Chemistry I
   and General Chemistry I Laboratory
CHEM 116
  & 116L
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
   and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory *
4
ANAT 204
  & 204L
Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel
   and Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel Laboratory *
5
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology *3
SOC 110Introduction to Sociology *3
or ANTH 171 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
or SOC 115 Social Problems
PSYC 250Developmental Psychology4
or PSYC 270 Abnormal Psychology
MATH 103College Algebra3

 

*

Refers to courses which are used in the “core” grade point average (GPA) calculation for admission.

Additionally, applicants must have earned at least a 2.50 overall and UND GPA (higher core GPAs will be more competitive). College Level Examination Program (CLEP) subject exam results, math placement results, and English Composition waivers will be accepted according to current university policy.

Admission

Upon notice of admission to the nursing program, documentation of the following must be submitted.

  1. Current medical/hospitalization Insurance or Certification of Assumption of full responsibility for any health treatment costs incurred.
  2. Immunization and certification documents as required by clinical agencies and in alignment with Center for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines are identified in student admission letters.
  3. Submission of College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines designated background check with acceptable results.

Failure to provide the above by the deadline provided can result in loss of nursing class placement. A non-refundable $75 deposit on the program fee is required. The minimum GPA of 2.50 must be maintained.

All immunizations, tests, or certifications must be current and may not expire prior to beginning the nursing curriculum. Updates or recertification must be completed prior to starting classes each semester.

The following courses or equivalents must be completed with a “C” or better prior to beginning nursing courses:

MBIO 202
  & 202L
Introductory Medical Microbiology Lecture
   and Introductory Medical Microbiology Laboratory
5
PPT 301Human Physiology4
NUTR 240Fundamentals of Nutrition3
PSYC 270
  & PSYC 250
Abnormal Psychology
   and Developmental Psychology
7

NOTE: Students will be automatically assigned to the UND catalog active at the time of admission to the Nursing program unless they request otherwise.

Students may petition to establish credit through special examinations according to University policy. Equivalency of courses taken on other campuses than UND should be verified by contacting the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines as early as possible.

Admission of Transfer Students

Students transferring to the nursing major from other accredited institutions must fulfill the same minimum prerequisite requirements as current University of North Dakota students. The first requirement for admission to the Nursing program is admission to UND. The dates for submission of the application and consideration of applicants are the same for all students. Students seeking to transfer to the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines from other accredited institutions are advised to correspond with the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines before applying for admission to the University of North Dakota. During the admission process the student’s transfer work will be evaluated. Equivalency of courses from other campuses should be verified by contacting the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines as early as possible. The number of applicants typically exceeds the available spaces; therefore, students cannot be guaranteed admission to the nursing major.

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

LPNs interested in pursuing a bachelor’s degree are considered for admission into the traditional program as transfer students. Further information concerning the progression of the LPN student can be obtained on the UND Nursing website. Transcripts of previous academic work must be submitted as part of the application to the University and to the nursing program. Some nursing courses will be waived for applicants who are LPNs.

Additional Expenses

In addition to the regular university tuition and fees, nursing students are charged a nursing program fee each semester. On admission, a deposit of $75 of their first semester nursing program fee is due upon acceptance of a position in the nursing program at UND. This deposit is non-refundable. Costs of laboratory tests and immunizations required for the protection of the student and client, e.g., TB skin test, hepatitis vaccination, and health care insurance costs are the responsibility of the student. There are additional expenses related to background checks, uniforms and clinical equipment, graduation, and licensure. An estimated program cost sheet is available from the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines web pages. Students are responsible for transportation related to clinical experience. Use of a car, especially for public health nursing, is necessary. Students may complete the practicum course at a distant site. There are travel and housing costs associated with that affiliation.

Standardized Testing

To facilitate success on the licensure exam, students participate in standardized testing as they progress through the curriculum and prior to graduation. If, after two attempts, a benchmark score is not attained on exams reflective of course content, students are required to enroll in a one credit remediation course in the next semester. If after enrolling in the remedial course the student does not achieve the benchmark score after retaking the exam twice, the student may not progress in the nursing curriculum.

Curriculum

Required 129 credits (36 of which must be numbered 300 or above, and 60 of which must be from a 4-year institution) including:

I. Essential Studies (ES) Requirements, including 9 credits of Fine Arts and Humanities, 9 credits of Communication and approximately 3 credits of other electives. A minimum of six (6) credits of the Essential Studies requirements must meet the US and Global Diversity designations (See University ES listing on web). It is recommended that students try to complete the majority of these prior to admission to nursing.

II. A minimum overall grade point average of 2.50.

III. The following curriculum:

Freshman Year
First SemesterCredits
Pre-Nursing  
ENGL 110College Composition I *3
CHEM 115
  & 115L
Introductory Chemistry
   and Introductory Chemistry Laboratory *
4
PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology *3
SOC 110
   or SOC 115
   or ANTH 171
Introduction to Sociology *
   or Social Problems
   or Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
3
MATH 103College Algebra *3
Second Semester
Pre-Nursing  
CHEM 116
  & 116L
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
   and Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry Laboratory *,**
4
ENGL 130Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences 3
ANAT 204
  & 204L
Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel
   and Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel Laboratory
5
PSYC 250
   or PSYC 270
Developmental Psychology *
   or Abnormal Psychology
4
Fine Arts/Humanities  3
Sophomore Year
First Semester
Pre-Nursing  
PPT 301Human Physiology #4
MBIO 202
  & 202L
Introductory Medical Microbiology Lecture
   and Introductory Medical Microbiology Laboratory (fall only) #
5
PSYC 270
   or PSYC 250
Abnormal Psychology #
   or Developmental Psychology
3
NUTR 240Fundamentals of Nutrition #3
Oral Communication requirement  3
Second Semester
Nursing  
PPT 315Human Pharmacology (On campus in Spring only or online) 3
NURS 282Health Promotion (theory) 2
NURS 284Functional Changes in Aging (theory) 2
NURS 289Professional Development I (theory) 2
NURS 302Pathophysiology (theory) 3
NURS 303Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 hrs theory and 3 hrs lab per week) 4
Junior Year
First Semester
Nursing  
NURS 321Nursing Procedures (1 hour theory, 3 hrs lab per week) 2
NURS 322Communication, Diversity, Families (3 hours theory per week) 3
NURS 371Adult Nursing Care I (2 hrs theory, 6 hrs clinical per week) 4
NURS 372Childbearing Family (1 hr theory, 3 hrs clinical per week) 2
SOC 326
   or PSYC 241
   or ECON 210
Sociological Statistics
   or Introduction to Statistics
   or Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
3-4
Fine Arts & Humanities  3
Second Semester
Nursing  
NURS 323Adult Nursing Care II (theory) 2
NURS 324Public Health Nursing Theory (theory) 2
NURS 325Advanced Nursing Procedures (3 hours lab per week) 1
NURS 326Evidence-Based Practice (theory) 2
NURS 373Adult Nursing Care II Clinical (12 hours clinical per week) 4
NURS 374Public Health Nursing Clinical (6 clinical hours per week) 2
Fine Arts & Humanities  3
Senior Year
First Semester
Nursing  
NURS 421Child Health Nursing Theory (theory) 2
NURS 471Child Health Nursing Clinical (3 hrs clinical per week) 1
NURS 472Psych/Mental Health Nursing Clinical (2 hrs theory, 6 hrs clinical per week) 4
NURS 473Multisystem Complex Adult Health (2 hrs theory, 6 hrs. clinical per week) 4
Elective  2
Second Semester
Nursing  
NURS 420Interprofessional Health Care (3 hours of seminar within six weeks) 1
NURS 425Practicum Theory (32 hours theory within two weeks) 2
NURS 474Professional Development II (6 hours of theory for 8 weeks and experiential learning hours) 5
NURS 475Practicum (192 hours clinical in six weeks) 4
NURS 476Complex Childbearing Family (1.5 hrs theory, 1.5 hrs clinical/week for 8 weeks) 2
 Total Credits: 129-130

 

*

Must be completed prior to admission to the Nursing program.

#

Must be completed prior to beginning nursing courses.

**

will also accept CHEM 122 General Chemistry II & CHEM 122L General Chemistry II Laboratory if BIOL 150 General Biology I & BIOL 150L General Biology I Laboratory and BIOL 151 General Biology II & BIOL 151L General Biology II Laboratory are also completed

Students are encouraged to consider elective nursing courses such as Cooperative Education, Independent Study and Honors; students should obtain supplemental information from their faculty adviser.

Progression and Graduation Requirements

Students should note that nursing courses are sequenced to build on one another over five semesters. Careful attention should be paid to pre-and co-requisites. Each semester is to be completed in its entirety before progressing to the next semester. Students who need to extend or shorten the number of semesters to complete the curriculum (i.e., part-time attendance or LPNs) must see their advisor and notify the Admissions and Records Associate.

  1. A 2.50 overall GPA is required for progression in the nursing program at the end of each semester.
  2. A student must attain a letter grade of at least a “C” in each of the courses required in the undergraduate nursing curriculum, including all the nursing and support courses, to progress to the next semester of nursing courses and for graduation from the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines. A student earning a “D” or an “F” in any required nursing course may repeat the course only once.
  3. A student may only repeat one required nursing course.
  4. Benchmark scores on ATI progression assessments and predictor exam must be achieved or the remediation process successfully completed.

Students who do not meet the academic progression criteria will be placed on probation. The nursing program also reserves the right to place students on probation, to suspend, or to dismiss any student in nursing who does not meet the ATI content exam policy requirements, does not uphold professional standards or conduct, or whose performance in relation to client care is unsatisfactory. Additional details and any modifications in policies may be obtained from the Dean of the College, and are available in the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines undergraduate student handbook.

Accelerated BSN

This intensive program is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field and are seeking an additional baccalaureate degree in nursing. The program is offered in partnership with the Division of Continuing Education with the online fee structure; however, students are required to attend classes on campus. Online course tuition/fees and nursing program fees apply.

Accelerated BSN Admission Requirements

  • Earned baccalaureate degree in a field other than nursing from a regionally accredited institution
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater preferred
  • Successful interview
  • Prerequisite courses listed below (or equivalent):
  • CHEM 116Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry3
    ANAT 204
      & 204L
    Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel
       and Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel Laboratory
    5
    MBIO 202
      & 202L
    Introductory Medical Microbiology Lecture
       and Introductory Medical Microbiology Laboratory
    5
    or MBIO 302
      & 302L
    General Microbiology Lecture
       and General Microbiology Laboratory
    PPT 301Human Physiology4
    PPT 315Human Pharmacology3
    SOC 326Sociological Statistics3
    or PSYC 241 Introduction to Statistics
    or ECON 210 Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics
    NUTR 240Fundamentals of Nutrition3
    PSYC 250Developmental Psychology4

Accelerated BSN General Education/Essential Studies Requirements

Students will be required to meet all UND general education or Essential Studies requirements, as appropriate. Students who have completed their general education requirements at another North Dakota University System institution as recognized by the General Education Requirement Transfer Agreement (GERTA) or at a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities System (MnSCU) institution will be deemed to have completed their general education/essential studies requirements.

Accelerated BSN Curriculum

Students complete the same nursing courses as traditional students, only in an altered format and in a four-academic term sequence. The course sequence is:

First Year
FallCredits
 
Spring
Accelerated Certified Nurse Assistant prep - if needed (1 week)  0
Full-term courses:  
NURS 302Pathophysiology (theory) 3
NURS 303Assessment Across the Lifespan (3 hrs theory and 3 hrs lab per week) 4
NURS 322Communication, Diversity, Families (theory) 3
1st half:  
NURS 284Functional Changes in Aging (theory) 2
NURS 289Professional Development I (theory) 2
2nd half:  
NURS 282Health Promotion (theory) 2
NURS 321Nursing Procedures (2 hrs theory, 6 hrs lab per week) 2
Summer
Full-term course:  
NURS 372Childbearing Family (1 hr theory, 3 hrs clinical per week) 2
1st half:  
NURS 325Advanced Nursing Procedures (3 hr lab twice per week) 1
NURS 371Adult Nursing Care I (4 hrs theory, 12 hrs clinical per week) 4
2nd half:  
NURS 323Adult Nursing Care II (theory) 2
NURS 373Adult Nursing Care II Clinical (24 hrs of clinical per week) 4
Second Year
Fall
Full-term course:  
NURS 326Evidence-Based Practice (theory) 2
1st half:  
NURS 421Child Health Nursing Theory (theory) 2
NURS 471Child Health Nursing Clinical (6 hrs clinical per week) 1
NURS 476Complex Childbearing Family (1.5 hrs theory, 1.5 hrs clinical per week) 2
2nd half:  
NURS 324Public Health Nursing Theory (theory) 2
NURS 374Public Health Nursing Clinical (96 total clinical hours) 2
NURS 472Psych/Mental Health Nursing Clinical (4 hrs theory, 12 hrs clinical per week) 4
Spring
1st half:  
NURS 474Professional Development II (6 hrs theory per week and experiential learning hours) 5
NURS 473Multisystem Complex Adult Health (4 hrs theory, 12 hrs clinical per week) 4
NURS 420Interprofessional Health Care (3 hrs of seminar for six weeks - or 2nd half) 1
2nd half:  
NURS 425Practicum Theory (32 hrs theory for two weeks) 2
NURS 475Practicum (192 hours of clinical in six weeks) 4
 
 Total Credits: 62

Accelerated BSN Progression and Graduation Requirements

  1. A 2.50 overall GPA is required for progression in the nursing program at the end of each academic term.
  2. A student must attain a letter grade of at least a “C” in each of the courses required in the undergraduate nursing curriculum, including all the nursing and support courses, to progress to the next semester of nursing courses and for graduation from the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines.
  3. A student earning a “D” or an “F” in any required nursing course may repeat that course only once.
  4. A student may only repeat one required nursing course.
  5. Benchmark scores on ATI progression assessments and predictor exam must be achieved or the remediation process successfully completed.

Students who do not meet the academic progression criteria will be placed on probation. The nursing program also reserves the right to place students on probation, to suspend, or to dismiss any student in nursing who does not meet the ATI content exam policy requirements, does not uphold professional standards of conduct, or whose performance in relation to client care is unsatisfactory. Additional details and any modifications in policies may be obtained from the Dean of the College, and are available in the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines undergraduate student handbook.

RN to BSN Online Option

The RN/BSN option is designed for students who hold an associate (diploma) degree or diploma in nursing and are seeking to obtain a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Students in the RN/BSN option program may attend classes either full or part-time. Thirty semester credits of UND nursing coursework are required (see below). In addition, students must complete all UND Essential Studies requirements, RN/BSN program pre-requisites and UND graduation requirements. A minimum of 129 credits and a minimum overall grade point average of 2.50 are required for graduation. Online tuition/fees and the nursing program fee apply.

RN to BSN Admission

Completed online applications received by July 1 will be considered for the following fall admission. Applications will be accepted once per calendar year.

Prior to application, the following must be completed:

  1. Admission to the University of North Dakota
  2. All transcripts from other universities or colleges must be submitted to the University of North Dakota
  3. Minimum 2.75 overall and UND GPA
  4. Submission of copy of a current, unencumbered RN license
  5. Completion of the following courses with a grade of “C” or better:
     
  6. ENGL 110
      & ENGL 130
    College Composition I
       and Composition II: Writing for Public Audiences
    6
    PSYC 111Introduction to Psychology3
    PSYC 250Developmental Psychology4
    SOC 110Introduction to Sociology3
    or SOC 115 Social Problems
    or ANTH 171 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
    ANAT 204
      & 204L
    Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel
       and Anatomy for Paramedical Personnel Laboratory
    5
    PPT 301Human Physiology4
    MBIO 202
      & 202L
    Introductory Medical Microbiology Lecture
       and Introductory Medical Microbiology Laboratory
    5
    PPT 315Human Pharmacology3
    NUTR 240Fundamentals of Nutrition3
    SOC 326Sociological Statistics3
    or PSYC 241 Introduction to Statistics
    or ECON 210 Introduction to Business and Economic Statistics

Important Deadlines

July 1: Applications for Fall Admission completed

July 1: Petitions pertaining to Fall Admission to the nursing program submitted

Upon notice of admission to the nursing program, students must submit the following by the date indicated on the Admission Acceptance Form. Failure to do so by the deadline will result in loss of nursing palcement:

  1. Admission Acceptance form; and
  2. $75 deposition program fee.

RN to BSN Curriculum

  1. Total 30 credits
  2. Two options:
    1. Full-time (completion in 12 months)
    2. Part-time (completion in 24 months)

The following are the courses that must be taken by most RN/BSN students after establishing credit for prior associate degree or diploma education. All are offered through distance delivery. NURS 374 Public Health Nursing Clinical course requires daytime clinical hours and can be conducted in a community near the student. UND may not be able to accommodate clinical experiences in some states due to specific state board of nursing regulations. For additional information, contact the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines or visit the RN/BSN area on the College website.

Full-time Curriculum

FallCredits
NURS 282Health Promotion 2
NURS 302Pathophysiology 3
NURS 350Nursing in Transition 3
NURS 410Clinical Reasoning for Safety and Quality Outcomes 3
Spring
NURS 326Evidence-Based Practice 2
NURS 405Informatics in Nursing 3
NURS 415lnterprofessional Collaborations For Improving Health Care Systems Outcomes 3
NURS 490Transcultural Health Care Theories, Research, and Practice 3
Summer
NURS 324Public Health Nursing Theory 2
NURS 374Public Health Nursing Clinical 2
NURS 474Professional Development II 5
 Total Credits: 31

Part-time Curriculum

First Year
FallCredits
NURS 282Health Promotion 2
NURS 350Nursing in Transition 3
Spring
NURS 326Evidence-Based Practice 2
NURS 490Transcultural Health Care Theories, Research, and Practice 3
Summer
NURS 324Public Health Nursing Theory 2
NURS 374Public Health Nursing Clinical 2
Second Year
Fall
NURS 302Pathophysiology 3
NURS 410Clinical Reasoning for Safety and Quality Outcomes 3
Spring
NURS 405Informatics in Nursing 3
NURS 415lnterprofessional Collaborations For Improving Health Care Systems Outcomes 3
Summer
NURS 474Professional Development II 5
 Total Credits: 31

RN/BSN Progression and Graduation Requirements

Students should note that nursing courses are sequenced to build on one another. Careful attention should be paid to pre- and co-requisites. Enrollment may be either full- or part-time.

  1. A 2.50 overall GPA is required for progression at the end of each semester.
  2. A student must attain a letter grade of at least a “C” in each of the courses required in the undergraduate nursing curriculum, including all the nursing and support courses, to progress to the next semester of nursing courses and for graduation from the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines.
  3. A student earning a “D” or an “F” in any required nursing course may repeat that course only once.
  4. A student may only repeat one required nursing course. Students who do not meet the academic progression criteria will be placed on probation. The nursing program also reserves the right to place students on probation, to suspend, or to dismiss any student in nursing who does not uphold professional standards of conduct or whose performance in relation to client care is unsatisfactory. Additional details and any modifications in policies may be obtained from the Dean of the College, and are available in the College of Nursing and Professional Disciplines undergraduate student handbook.

RN/BSN students must meet all UND Essential Studies Requirements. This will typically include an additional three credits of Oral Communications, a three-credit Global Diversity course, and nine credits of Fine Arts and Humanities, for which online courses are available.

129 credits are required for graduation.
60 credits must be completed at a four-year school.
36 credits must be upper division (300 level or above).
30 credits must be UND credits.

Undergraduate Nursing Courses

Unless otherwise indicated, nursing courses are open only to those admitted to the Nursing Program or with the consent of the instructor.

The methods for achievement of curriculum/course objectives may be individualized as needed.

NOTE: Some clinical courses may require early morning, evening, night, or weekend clinicals to provide the most varied and rewarding experience for the students. Some learning experiences may be at places distant from Grand Forks.

NURS 282. Health Promotion. 2 Credits.

This course focuses on the promotion of health across the lifespan based on national health objectives. Lecture. Prerequisites: Nursing majors only. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 284 and NURS 303. F,S.

NURS 284. Functional Changes in Aging. 2 Credits.

This course deals with normal aging and the functional and psychosocial changes that occur. Lecture. Prerequisite or corequisite: Nursing major or Gerontology minor. F,S.

NURS 289. Professional Development I. 2 Credits.

An introduction to professional nursing practice is provided, with exploration of major factors guiding the practice of nursing. Lecture. Prerequisite: Nursing major. F,S.

NURS 302. Pathophysiology. 3 Credits.

The focus of this course is the application of concepts of altered health in the development of clinical manifestations of disease and illness. Lecture. Prerequisites: PPT 301 and Nursing major. F,S.

NURS 303. Assessment Across the Lifespan. 4 Credits.

Application of scientific principles in holistic assessment of infants, children, and adults. Lecture/Lab. Prerequisites: PPT 301 and Nursing major. Corequisites: NURS 282, NURS 284 and NURS 302. F,S.

NURS 306. Palliative Care. 2 Credits.

This two credit course will provide the student with an understanding of palliative care to include further knowledge of pain and symptom management, hope, grief and bereavement, as well as hospice care, across the settings and lifespan. Prerequisite: NURS 371 and admission to the RN-BSN track or RN-MS track. SS.

NURS 321. Nursing Procedures. 2 Credits.

Acquisition and application of foundational nursing procedures supported by the nursing process and theoretical concepts. Lecture/lab. Prerequisites: NURS 282, NURS 289, NURS 302 and NURS 303. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 371 and PPT 315. F,S.

NURS 322. Communication, Diversity, Families. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to elements of the nurse patient relationship, the assessment of diverse families, use of therapeutic communication, and application of transcultural concepts. Lecture. Prerequisites: NURS 282, NURS 284, NURS 289, NURS 302 and NURS 303. F,S.

NURS 323. Adult Nursing Care II. 2 Credits.

This course focuses on the nursing care of adult patients with a variety of conditions, with a primary emphasis on acute health alterations. Lecture. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 371, NURS 372 and PPT 315. Corequisities: NURS 325 and NURS 373. F,S,SS.

NURS 324. Public Health Nursing Theory. 2 Credits.

The course emphasizes population-based health and the role of the public health nurse. Lecture. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 371 and NURS 372. Corequisite: NURS 374. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 323, NURS 325, NURS 326 and NURS 373. F,S,SS.

NURS 325. Advanced Nursing Procedures. 1 Credit.

Advanced nursing procedures are acquired and applied through simulated laboratory experiences. Laboratory. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 371 and NURS 372. Corequisite: NURS 323 and NURS 373. F,S,SS.

NURS 326. Evidence-Based Practice. 2 Credits.

The course focuses on evidence-based practice in nursing with the emphasis on the philosophy, models, and application of evidence to practice. Students will apply research findings, clinical expertise, and patient preferences to a clinical problem. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 371 and NURS 372; SOC 326 or PSYC 241 or ECON 210. Corequisite: NURS 323 and NURS 373. F,S.

NURS 350. Nursing in Transition. 3 Credits.

This course covers two distinct essentials for nurses returning for their bachelor's or master's degree. The first portion of the course explores concepts preparing the registered nurse student for entry into baccalaureate nursing and continuing socialization in the profession. The second portion provides an orientation to resources essential for successful program completion. F.

NURS 363. Test Taking Strategies. 1 Credit.

Content includes: test taking strategies, completion of a personal Learning Plan, completion of practice questions related to the ATI test(s) the student needs to retake, non-proctored exams, and successful passing of the ATI test(s) the students needs to take F,S,SS.

NURS 371. Adult Nursing Care I. 4 Credits.

This theory and clinical course focuses on the nursing care of adults in different settings with a variety of conditions with a primary emphasis on concerns of the elderly. Caring and professional behaviors are implemented as a member of the health care team to promote, maintain, and/or restore optimum health of individuals in selected clinical settings. Successful completion of the non-credit clinical experience is required. Lecture/Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 284, 289, 302, 303, and Nursing majors only. Corerequisite: NURS 321. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PPT 315. F,S,SS.

NURS 372. Childbearing Family. 2 Credits.

This course concentrates on the delivery of nursing care to the healthy childbearing family. Lecture/Clinical. Successful completion of the non-credit clinical component of the course is required. Prerequisites: NURS 282, NURS 284, NURS 289, NURS 302, NURS 303, and Nursing majors only. Corequisites: NURS 321 and NURS 322. F,S.

NURS 373. Adult Nursing Care II Clinical. 4 Credits.

Application of nursing care for adult patients with a variety of conditions, with a primary emphasis on acute health alterations. Caring, professional behaviors are implemented as a member of the health care team to promote, maintain and/or restore optimum health of individuals in acute clinical settings. Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 371, NURS 372, PPT 315, and Nursing majors only. Corerequites: NURS 323 and NURS 325. F,S,SS.

NURS 374. Public Health Nursing Clinical. 2 Credits.

Students will apply the concepts of population-based practice through various public health nursing roles. Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 322, NURS 371, NURS 372, and Nursing majors only. Corequisites: NURS 323, NURS 324, NURS 325, NURS 326, and NURS 373. F,S,SS.

NURS 394. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

Supervised independent study of non-honors students in nursing. Prerequisite: Only open to juniors and seniors in the nursing program. On demand.

NURS 397. Cooperative Education: Nursing. 1-2 Credits.

An experiential learning experience in nursing integrating clinical work experience, nursing theory and evaluation. Designed to enhance the student's prior course work in nursing. Qualified nursing students are employed by selected healthcare agencies on either the parallel or summer plan. Hours are arranged by mutual agreement among student, coordinator, and employer. Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 321, NURS 371, Nursing majors only, and minimum overall GPA of 2.50. F,S,SS.

NURS 400. Special Topics. 1-4 Credits.

Elective opportunities offered in the College of Nursing which may be a combination of special projects, seminars, and clinical experience.

NURS 402. Complex Adult Health Theory. 3 Credits.

A conceptual approach is taken to understand complex topics that will be applied to individuals experiencing multiple healthcare concerns. The students will integrate theoretical knowledge into the care of patients in the acute care setting. There will be emphasis on providing comprehensive, evidence based care to include physiologic and psychosocial factors unique to each individual patient and family. Prerequisites or corequisites: NURS 302 and Admission to the RN-BSN track. F.

NURS 405. Informatics in Nursing. 3 Credits.

This web-enhanced course introduces students to the role of nursing informatics in identifying, collecting, processing, and managing information uniquely relative to nursing and healthcare. Students learn how to assess, develop and use nursing information systems to work more efficiently and effectively, and to improve patient care. The learning environment emphasizes the development of proficiency in the use of the computer as a critical thinking and decision making tool. Prerequisites: Basic keyboard and internet utilization skills. S.

NURS 410. Clinical Reasoning for Safety and Quality Outcomes. 3 Credits.

This course emphasizes the development of higher level clinical reasoning skills with an outcome based focus on safety and quality. F.

NURS 415. lnterprofessional Collaborations For Improving Health Care Systems Outcomes. 3 Credits.

Utilizing opportunities to collaborate with other health care professionals in their home communities and online, students will explore the theory and practice of improving health care systems while providing an opportunity for interprofessional educational experience. S.

NURS 420. Interprofessional Health Care. 1 Credit.

The focus of this course is learning to work effectively with an interprofessional health care team using a shared patient-centered approach. Case studies will be the primary teaching strategy. Professions include: physical therapy, nursing, occupational therapy, medicine, social work, communication science disorders, clinical lab science, physician assistant, and dietetics. Seminar. Prerequisite: NURS 473. F,S.

NURS 421. Child Health Nursing Theory. 2 Credits.

Complex care and nursing management of the acute and chronically ill child within the context of the family and the community. Lecture/Discussion. Prerequisites: NURS 323, NURS 324, NURS 325, NURS 326, NURS 373 and NURS 374. F,S.

NURS 425. Practicum Theory. 2 Credits.

Emphasis is on concepts related to assuming a professional nurse role. Analysis and evaluation focuses on the transition process, nursing regulations, quality improvement, and other concepts contributing to professional performance. Lecture/Discussion. Prerequisites: NURS 471, NURS 472, NURS 473, and Nursing majors only. Corequisite: NURS 475. F,S.

NURS 471. Child Health Nursing Clinical. 1 Credit.

Complex care and management of the vulnerable, high risk child and the ill child within the context of the family and the community. Lecture/Discussion/Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 323, NURS 324, NURS 325, NURS 326, NURS 373, NURS 374, and Nursing majors only. Prerequisite or corequisitie: NURS 421. F,S.

NURS 472. Psych/Mental Health Nursing Clinical. 4 Credits.

Emphasis is on interactive processes, and dynamics of human diversity and behavior in mental health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. Lecture/Discussion/Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 323, NURS 324, NURS 325, NURS 326, NURS 373, NURS 374, and Nursing majors only. F,S.

NURS 473. Multisystem Complex Adult Health. 4 Credits.

Complex concepts are integrated into the management of nursing care of adults with multisystem health problems. Lecture/Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 323, NURS 324, NURS 325, NURS 326, NURS 373, NURS 374, and Nursing majors only. F,S.

NURS 474. Professional Development II. 5 Credits.

Focus is on the development of the professional nursing role within a complex and dynamic health care environment, with exploration of issues critical to leadership in nursing. Lecture/Discussion/Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 471, NURS 472, NURS 473, and Nursing majors only. F,S.

NURS 475. Practicum. 4 Credits.

This is an intensive clinical experience providing application of content from all previous courses. Emphasis is on the application of concepts related to professional nursing role development, transition process, and evaluation processes used in the delivery of health care. Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 471, NURS 472, and NURS 473, and Nursing majors only. Corequisite: NURS 425. F,S.

NURS 476. Complex Childbearing Family. 2 Credits.

This course concentrates on the delivery of nursing care to complex, high risk childbearing families. Lecture/Clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 471, NURS 472, NURS 473, and Nursing majors only. F,S.

NURS 489. Senior Honors Thesis. 1-8 Credits.

Supervised independent study culminating in a thesis. Prerequisites: Nursing majors only; Consent of the department and approval of the Honors Committee. F,S.

NURS 488. Nursing Practicum Theory. 2 Credits.

Prerequisites: NURS 448, NURS 478, NURS 481, NURS 484, and Nursing majors only.

NURS 490. Transcultural Health Care Theories, Research, and Practice. 3 Credits.

Analysis of theories, principles, and research related to transcultural health care. Students develop awareness of the biological, psychological, and sociological aspects of clients of selected cultural groups and identify their specific health care values and practices. Prerequisites: Nursing major and junior standing; or permission of instructor. F,S.

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