Addendum 4 to 2019-2020 Catalog

Addendum 4 Publication Date:  March 2020

Updated Nursing Course Descriptions

The following descriptions reflect updated courses taught in the nursing program in the summer of 2020 (202060). The lab sections of these courses were combined with the didactic sections to create one course.

NUR 350      FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING AND CARING FOR PERSONS WITH CHRONIC CONDITIONS      Credits: 8
This course introduces concepts of professional nursing practice. The course focuses on persons and families experiencing the impact of chronic illness and disease, including chronic mental health conditions. The course will integrate concepts of spiritual and cultural influences on care delivery as well as fundamental principles of professional nursing practice. A link between NUR 351 (Patho/Pharm I) is facilitated to enhance application of those principles. The course has a clinical component.
Corequisites: NUR 351 and NUR 352.

NUR 353      NURSING ROLE IN THE ACUTE CARE SETTING      Credits: 8
The course will examine the complexity of individuals in acute care settings. The course expands the concepts of professional nursing practice, care coordination, discharge planning, and nursing management of individuals experiencing an acute illness, injury or acute exacerbation of a chronic condition. Examination of mental health influences on acute, episodic events will be explored. The course has a clinical component.
Prerequisites: NUR 350, NUR 351, and NUR 352 with a C or higher
Corequisites: NUR 354 and NUR 355.

NUR 410      NURSING CARE OF CHILDREN AND THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY      Credits: 7
In this course, the student studies both patient and family-centered care of childbearing families, mothers and newborns (obstetrical nursing) as well as patient and family-centered care of children (pediatric nursing). Evidence based practice in maternity, newborn and pediatric care is examined in the classroom, on-campus clinical (lab) that includes pediatric and obstetric assessment and nursing procedures, and in clinical practice in varied health care settings.
Prerequisites: NUR 353, NUR 354, and NUR 355 with a C or higher
Corequisites: NUR 403 and NUR 411

NUR 411      NURSING IN THE COMMUNITY      Credits: 7
This course focuses on community and population-based care. Concepts related to health promotion and illness care are integrated with public health concepts to provide population-centered health care in the community. Vulnerable populations will be served through individual and family-focused care experiences in homes, clinics, shelters, health programs for the vulnerable, and other community based settings. Populations and individuals with chronic illness, mental health, or behavioral issues will be included. Course includes accompanying clinical component.
Prerequisites: NUR 353, NUR 354, and NUR 355 with a C or higher
Corequisites: NUR 403 and NUR 410.

NUR 413      COMPLEX CLINICAL NURSING CARE CAPSTONE      Credits: 8
This senior level capstone course will prepare students to transition into nursing practice. Students will build upon previous theoretical knowledge and clinical experiences to examine advanced concepts and develop advanced technical skills. Students will be immersed in the professional practice role during an accompanying 200-hour preceptored clinical component.
Prerequisites: NUR 403, NUR 410, and NUR 411 with a C or higher
Corequisites: NUR 412 and NUR 414.