Course Index

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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 healthcare 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

NRS 355 TRANSCULTURAL PERSPECTIVES IN HEALTH & ILLNESS

This course explores a variety of cultural influences that shape attitude and beliefs toward health and illness. The impact on the delivery of culturally competent healthcare is examined in light of the dynamic changes in the population of the United States and the global community. Cultural influences on healthcare policies and research are identified. The course design enhances professional healthcare providers' perceptions and understanding, expanding their ability to critically think about the uniqueness of cultural perspectives. Emphasis is placed on communication and the application of caring and transcultural theory concepts.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites:

    NRS 220

NRS 358 PARISH NURSING: BASIC PARISH NURSE PREPARATION

This course is based on the accepted philosophy and practice of Parish Nursing and examines the roots of health and healing found in many religious traditions.  Critical thinking strategies, such as Socratic questioning are used to analyze the spiritual dimension of health and healing for the practitioner as well as clients they serve.  Using the standard core curriculum developed through the International Parish Nurse Resource Center as the foundation, students explore the practice of nursing in the faith community and its ministry.

  • Credits: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: NRS 220