Course Index

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NRS 277 NURSING BRIDGE COURSE

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who have left the NMC Nursing Program for one semester or longer. Emphasis is placed on assessment of theoretical knowledge, laboratory and clinical skills necessary for the student to continue to progress in the Nursing Program. Students may be assigned to a clinical, didactic or laboratory experience. The plan of study will be developed by the Program Director upon completion of a student assessment (this may include, but is not limited to, curriculum review, skills assessment, completion of an Academic Development Plan, etc.). Credit hours will be determined by the amount of work that is necessary for the student to ensure competency at the appropriate level to progress in the program.

  • Credits: 1.0-6.0

NRS 299 INDEPENDENT STUDY

Independent study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study in an area that is of special interest. A maximum of six credit hours may be earned through independent study.

  • Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Academic Dean of Nursing

NRS 298 DIRECTED STUDY

Directed study allows students the opportunity to complete a course of study when there is a deficiency in course requirements; it is determined by the Program Director of the department.

  • Prerequisites: Permission of Program Director or Academic Dean of Nursing

NRS 312 INFECTIOUS DISEASES: DON'T BUG ME

In this course, students focus on greater in-depth knowledge of identification, treatment, and control of spread of selected infectious diseases across the lifespan.  Students will explore the role of the healthcare professional through the process of prevention, identification, monitoring, reporting, control, and management of communicable diseases.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 220

NRS 325 CURRENT TRENDS AND CONTROVERSIES IN TRANSPLANTATION

This course focuses on the transplantation system in the United States. The organizational framework will present indications, survival, and the transplant process of each type of transplant. Long-term complications of transplant, age-related issues, infectious complications, immunology, and immunosuppression will be depicted. Psychosocial, ethical, and financial issues in transplantation will be explored.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 340

NRS 340 COMMUNITY-BASED CARE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

Students begin to integrate a broad range of concepts related to children and adults in the community. Students build on family concepts and incorporate growth and development into a framework for community-based nursing care across the lifespan.  Content focuses on health promotion, illness prevention, maintenance and management of acute and chronic health problems.  The differences in communication with clients across the lifespan are examined.  The course facilitates professional role development, critical thinking and the use of humanistic/scientific principles and research as the basis of culturally competent care.

  • Credits: 5.0
  • Prerequisites:

    All year-one and -two courses

    Pre/Corequisites: SSC 360

    Corequisites:    COM 320

NRS 340C COMMUNITY-BASED CARE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN CLINICAL PRACTICUM

The clinical practicum promotes integration of nursing process, including prioritization, into community-based care with children and adults.  Caring, professional communication, dialogue and advocacy are used to build partnerships with families.  Health care and economic policies and ethical decision-making are examined.  Students incorporate beginning management and leadership principles and information from research to further develop professional roles.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites: Corequisites: NRS 340

NRS 345 PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE II

This course builds upon public health core concepts and principles introduced in Public Health Science I.  Content focuses on epidemiology and special needs of aggregates at risk.  Current and changing health care are critically analyzed in relation to local, state, national and global conditions and policies

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: Corequisite: NRS 350 (traditional); NRS 340 (ACE)

NRS 350 ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING

The course incorporates concepts and principles of psychiatric mental health nursing, community health nursing and public health science that promote holistic health of diverse vulnerable communities. As students broaden self-awareness and understanding of human beings, major foci are on therapeutic communication, group process and advocacy for individuals, families, aggregates and communities. Students use enhanced critical-thinking skills and a caring approach to apply nursing process to problems with multiple causes.  Students value teaching/learning principles, motivation, risk reduction and health promotion as integral to achieving desired outcomes.  Theory and research related to the promotion of mental health, prevention and management of acute/chronic mental illness and population-based needs are explored.  The roles of the nurse in community-based care, which include interdisciplinary collaboration, advocacy for social justice and professional leadership, are examined.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    All year-one and -two courses, NRS 340/340C, SSC 360

    Pre/Corequisites: SSC 370, HUM 210, COM 320

    Corequisites: NRS 345, NRS 350C

NRS 350C ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING CLINICAL PRACTICUM

The clinical practicum facilitates the synthesis of public health principles and physical and mental health concepts/interventions with diverse populations.  This experience promotes the application of theory and skills in community-based health settings for acute and chronic mental illnesses.  Nursing process is applied to a variety of population-based needs.  Wide-ranging skills include the use of personal and community resources and collaborative problem solving leading to innovative solutions and desired outcomes. The roles of the nurse in community-based care are assumed.  These roles include interdisciplinary collaborator, advocate, casefinder/manager, counselor, referral and change agent.

  • Credits: 5.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 345, NRS 350