Course Index

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NRS 240 COMMUNITY-BASED CARE WITH FAMILIES

This course focuses on developing partnerships with women and childbearing families to promote and maintain health.  Selected changes in the family and in the health of women are addressed. New knowledge and skills build on the frameworks of caring and community-based nursing care.  Selected nursing assessment skills are introduced and applied.  Use of the nursing process enhances critical-thinking skills as needs of women and childbearing families are explored.  Beginning nursing leadership concepts are explored.  Students identify the influence of economics on the health and well being of women and childbearing families.

  • Credits: 3.5
  • Prerequisites:

    All year-one courses and NRS 220/220C, SCI 315

    Pre/Corequisites: HUM ____: World of Ideas (Completion of 1 out of 3 World of Ideas course), SCI 235, SCI 240, SSC 215, SSC 235

    Corequisites: NRS 240C, NRS 245

NRS 240C COMMUNITY-BASED CARE WITH FAMILIES CLINICAL PRACTICUM

The clinical experience offers students the opportunity to collaborate with women and childbearing families in their health care.  Students develop partnerships through professional communication, dialogue and collaboration, critical thinking and shared learning.  The nursing process and concepts of public health science, caring, professionalism and change are incorporated while working with clients.  Students demonstrate selected nursing assessment skills while providing safe effective care within guidelines and policies

  • Credits: 2.5
  • Prerequisites: Corequisites: NRS 240

NRS 245 PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCE I

This course introduces public health concepts and principles.  Emphasis is on the core functions of public health: assessment, policy development and assurance.  The course content provides an overview of the history and organization of public health and public health issues at the local, state, national and global levels.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites: Corequisites: NRS 240

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