Course Index

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NRS 450 COMMUNITY-BASED CARE: COMPLEX CONCEPTS ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN

This course focuses on the application of theory when caring for complex, high-risk clients across the lifespan.  Students build upon research findings and previous knowledge to further develop critical thinking skills through the advanced nursing concepts presented in the course.  Students examine the roles of professional caregiver, teacher and manager with families in an interdependent world.  Students expand strategies for dialogue, collaboration and advocacy within an increasingly complex global health care environment.

  • Credits: 4.0
  • Prerequisites:

    All year-one, -two and -three courses, COM 320

    Pre/Corequisites: NRS___:  Non-Clinical Nursing Elective, HUM ___ World of Ideas (Completion of 2 out of 3 World of Ideas courses)

NRS 450C COMMUNITY-BASED CARE: COMPLEX CONCEPTS ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN CLINICAL PRACTICUM

This clinical practicum provides opportunities for students to apply culturally diverse, holistic care with high-risk families across the lifespan.  In the delivery of nursing care, students provide collaborative, complex care with families along the continuum of well being.  When providing care in the changing health care environment, students promote autonomy, altruism, human dignity, integrity and social justice.

  • Credits: 5.0
  • Prerequisites: Corequisites: NRS 450

NRS 462 COMMUNITY-BASED CARE: COMPLEXITY OF AGING

This course focuses on the synthesis of humanistic/scientific principles and research in the care of the older adult with complex needs. Students use critical thinking skills to examine professional nursing care in the areas of health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, illness/disease management, and rehabilitation in the changing environments of the older adult. Holistic concepts including spirituality, sexuality, end-of-life and economics are expanded. The roles of the professional nurse in meeting the mutually identified needs of the older adult in the community are evaluated.

  • Credits: 1.5
  • Prerequisites:

    All year-one, -two, -three courses and NRS 445, NRS 450

    Pre/Corequisite: HUM___ World of Ideas (Completion of all 3 World of Ideas courses)       

    Corequisites:    NRS 462C, SSC 465

NRS 462C COMMUNITY-BASED CARE: COMPLEXITY OF AGING CLINICAL PRACTICUM

The clinical practicum facilitates student implementation of the nursing process in the care of the older adult with complex needs.  Dialogue and collaborative partnerships with clients and health care providers assist students to assume professional roles in complex health care with older adults.  Ethical/legal accountability and responsibility are practiced through the roles of facilitator, collaborator, teacher, advocate, change agent, case manager, as well as care provider.

  • Credits: 1.5
  • Prerequisites:

    Corequisites:    NRS 462

NRS 470 SENIOR SYNTHESIS

Students integrate concepts of the professional role into a personal philosophy of nursing.  Using a problem-based learning approach, students critically evaluate research and refine decision-making skills. Leadership/management and legal/ethical principles provide a framework for classroom activities.

  • Credits: 1.0
  • Prerequisites:

    All year-one, -two, -three courses and NRS 460

    Pre/Corequisites: HUM ___ World of Ideas (Completion of all 3 World of Ideas courses)

    Corequisites: NRS 470P, SSC 465

NRS 470P SENIOR PRECEPTOR PRACTICUM

Students experience the role of the practicing nurse within a community-based learning environment.  Students are assigned a RN preceptor to promote the development of confidence and competence in applying the skills and knowledge expected from a novice.  Through the synthesis of prior knowledge, students apply management and communication skills to foster interdisciplinary collaboration.  Students demonstrate responsibility and legal/ethical accountability in their professional role as caregiver, teacher and manager of client care.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: Corequisites: NRS 470

NRS 476/476C COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

The course synthesizes concepts and principles of community health nursing and public health science that promote population centered health care in the community. Course theory incorporates the history of community health nursing, community health nursing standards, roles and functions of the community health nurse, Healthy People 2010 goals, case management, community assessment and diagnosis, program planning and evaluation, and evidenced-based practice in the community. Students evaluate strategies to improve the health status and eliminate health disparities of diverse vulnerable populations using ethical, advocacy, and social justice philosophies. The function and status of the US health care system and public health care system are analyzed as well as ethical and future challenges facing the respective systems. Public health content focuses on the application of the core functions and epidemiology, biostatistics, environment, global health, determinants of health, infectious disease, health surveillance, health behavior, disasters, and healthcare systems, policy, and delivery concepts.  Current and changing community and public health issues are critically analyzed in relation to local, state, national, and global population health concerns and policies.

  • Credits: 6.0
  • Prerequisites: Placement: Admission to the RN to BSN Program or RN to MSN Program

NRS 477 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 480 COMPLEXITY IN NURSING

This course focuses on the synthesis of humanistic/scientific principles and research in the care of the complex client across the lifespan, with special emphasis on the older adult. Students use critical thinking skills to examine professional nursing care in the areas of health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, illness/disease management, and rehabilitation. The course is concept driven to include holism, including spirituality, sexuality, end-of-life and economics. The role of the professional nurse as a case manager, in meeting the mutually identified needs of the client, is evaluated.

  • Credits: 3.0
  • Prerequisites: Placement: Admission to the RN to BSN Program

NRS 498 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