Nursing Courses

This list represents the current list of nursing courses offered in the nursing program. Not all courses are offered every semester. Please see the current course offerings and syllabi for upcoming courses and availability.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Registrar.

Major Courses

NURS-009  Assistant In Research Activities

An opportunity to assist researchers in carrying out health related research. Course may be repeated for credit. 1 credit. (EL)

NURS-010  Creative Stress Management

Education in simple, specialized techniques for mind calming and body relaxation; assessment of individual and environmental stressors; problem-solving strategies that foster analytical, critical, and creative thinking as well as intuitive processes; stress management skills in the clinical setting. Course may be repeated for credit. 1 credit. (EL)

NURS-015  Health Care Terminology

Introduction to the principles of health care terminology. 1 credit. (EL)

NURS-020  Dosage Calculations

Focus on critical thinking in relation to dosage calculation. Practice with conversions between metric, apothecary, and household measurements. Oral, parenteral, and intravenous dosages for both the adult and the pediatric client. 1 credit. (EL)

NURS-025  Testing Skills For The Nclex-rn Exam

Preparation for Senior Review Course. Assessment of baseline English, math, and/or test taking abilities. Individualized remediation. Corequisite: 475 or consent of instructor. 1 credit. (EL)

NURS-030  Spanish Healthcare Terminology

Spanish vocabulary and discursive structures utilized in health professions for basic communication and client assessment. Previous knowledge of basic Spanish language vocabulary and structures recommended. Course may be repeated for credit. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1 credit.

NURS-040  Community Service Activities

Community service activity focused on assisting agencies that provide health services necessary for the well-being of the community. Course may be repeated for credit. 1 credit. (EL)

NURS-050  Experiential Learning Center Student Mentor

Provides students opportunity to learn and develop mentoring skills (how to coach, reinforce learning, and support nursing students who are learning clinical skills). May be taken three times for credit. 1 credit.

NURS-060  Graduate Career Opportunities In Nursing

Exploration of career opportunities in nursing practice, education, administration, and research available with graduate degrees in nursing. 1 credit.

NURS-099  Introduction To Professional Nursing

Introduction to the profession of nursing. Professional values, standards, socialization, critical thinking, culture, research, health care delivery systems and roles of nurses explored at a beginning level. Course fee applies. 1 credit.

NURS-305  Foundations of Community-based Nursing Practice

Foundational concepts across the lifespan of community-based nursing in preparation for reflective professional practice. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 1. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Nursing. Corequisites: 315, 320, 335. 4 credits

NURS-308  Rn-bsn Transition To Professional Practice

A transition to baccalaureate nursing education for the Registered Nurse student. Builds on previous knowledge and skills applicable to the practice of professional nursing. Fees may apply. RN-BSN Program: Semester 1. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Nursing. 6 credits.

NURS-310  Rn-bsn Professional Communication In Health Care

Prepares students for professional practice and effective working relationships in interdisciplinary setting through the use of evidence-based communication strategies. Includes a focus on diverse clients and communication across the lifespan. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. R.N. to B.S.N Program: Semester 2. Prerequisite: 308. 3 credits.

NURS-315  Professional Communication In Healthcare

Preparation for professional practice and effective working relationships in interdisciplinary settings through the use of evidence-based communication strategies. Includes a focus on diverse clients and communication across the lifespan. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 1. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Nursing. Corequissites: 305, 320, 335. 3 credits. 3 credits.

NURS-320  Evidence-based Nursing

Concepts necessary to engage in evidence-based nursing practice. Develop an attitude of inquiry in nursing practice. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 1. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Nursing. Corequisites: 305, 315, 335. 3 credits.

NURS-321  Rn-bsn Evidence-based Nursing

Concepts necessary to engage in evidence-based nursing practice. Develop an attitude of inquiry in nursing practice. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. RN-BSN Program: Semester 2. Prerequisite: 308. 3 credits.

NURS-335  Integrated Experiential Learning I

A knowledge integration course that prepares the student to use sound clinical reasoning in providing safe and effective nursing care with clients across the lifespan. Experiential learning in clinical and simulated laboratory settings that promotes integration of the Semester One concepts. Lecture/Discussion/Lab. $734 fee. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 1. Prerequisite: Admission to the School of Nursing. Corequisites: 305, 315, 320. 4 credits (lab).

NURS-355  Nursing Care of Clients and Families Across The Lifespan Living With Chronic Conditions

Essential knowledge of concepts, theories and clinical practice necessary to make sound clinical judgments when providing nursing care to persons across the lifespan with chronic conditions, their families, and caregivers. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 2. Prerequisites: 305, 315, 320, 335. Corequisites: 365, 375, 395. 3 credits.

NURS-365  Clinical Pathophysiology and Pharmacology For Nursing Practice

Application of concepts of pathophysiology and pharmacology within the context of nursing care of clients with prevalent chronic and mental health conditions across the lifespan. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 2. Prerequisites: 305, 315, 320, 335. Corequisites: 355, 375, 395. 3 credits.

NURS-375  Integrated Experiential Learning II

A knowledge integration course that prepares the student to use sound clinical reasoning in providing safe and effective nursing care with clients across the lifespan experiencing chronic mental and health conditions in a variety of settings. $175 fee. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 2. Prerequisites: 305, 315, 320, 335. Corequisites: 355, 365, 395. 5 credits (lab).

NURS-395  Nursing In Mental Health and Illness Across The Lifespan

Examine promotion of mental health, disease prevention, treatment and nursing care management of mental illness in diverse populations across the lifespan. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 2. Prerequisites: 305, 315, 320, 335. Corequisites: 355, 365, 375. 3 credits.

NURS-425  Transitions In Health and Illness

Explores essential concepts, knowledge and skills to care for clients and their families across the lifespan during major health and illness transitions. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 3. Prerequisites: 355, 365, 375, 395. Corequisites: 435, 445, 455. 3 credits.

NURS-435  Integrated Experiential Learning III

Integrates knowledge of acute nursing care into planning and delivering safe and effective evidenced based nursing care that prioritizes needs and goals, demonstrates skill proficiency, and considers ethical and cultural implications. Lecture/Discussion/Lab. $227 fee. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 3. Prerequisites: 355, 365, 375, 395. Corequisites: 425, 445, 455. 6 credits (lab).

NURS-455  Nursing Care of Clients and Families Across The Lifespan With Acute Conditions

Essential concepts, theories and clinical practice necessary to make safe and effective clinical judgments when providing care to persons with acute conditions and their families. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 3. Prerequisites: 355, 365, 375, 395. Corequisities: 425, 435, 445. 4 credits.

NURS-460  Population-based Nursing

Healthcare issues and nursing interventions from multicultural, domestic and global perspectives. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 4. Prerequisites: 425, 435, 455. Corequisites: 470, 475. 3 credits.

NURS-462  Rn-bsn Population-based Nursing

Health care issues and nursing interventions from multicultural, domestic and global perspectives. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. RN-BSN Program: Semester 3. Prerequisites: 310, 321. 3 credits.

NURS-470  Nursing Leadership

Nursing leadership in healthcare organizations, policy and management. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. Pre-licensure Programs: Semester 4. Prerequisites: 425, 435, 445, 455. Corequisites: 460, 475. 3 credits. (MWI)

NURS-472  Rn-bsn Nursing Leadership

Nursing leadership in healthcare organizations, policy and managment. Lecture/Discussion. Fees may apply. RN-BSN Program: Semester 3. Prerequisites: 310, 321. 3 credits.

NURS-475  Integrated Experiential Learning IV

Immersion experience in nursing. Experiential learning that incorporates simulation and practice in leadership, management and population-based nursing care. $155 fee. Pre-licensure Programs: Prerequisites: 425, 435, 445, 455. Corequisites: 460, 470. 7 credits (lab).

NURS-476  Rn-bsn Integrated Experiential Learning

Immersion experience in nursing. Experiential learning that incorporates simulation and practice in leadership, management and population-based nursing care in a multi-cultural and global society. $100 fee. R.N. to B.S.N. Program: Semester 4. Prerequisites: 462, 472. 6 credits (lab).

Elective Courses

NURS-130  Substance Abuse Issues For Health Professionals

Exploration of substance abuse issues with individuals and their famalies. Emphasis on the role of the healthcare professional as part of an interdisciplinary team. 3 credits.

NURS-223  Nursing Care of Clients In The Hispanic Community

Professional nursing care of Hispanic population. Focus on topics such as religion, access, communication, economics, and politics in relation to health care. Application in a local Hispanic community setting. Enrollment limited by practicum space. Prerequisites: 355, 365, 375, 395. Spanish language skills useful, but not required. 2 credits.

NURS-240  Nursing Perspectives On Survivors of Violence

The survivor's experience of violence, with emphasis on developing self-awareness as an essential component of providing nursing care to survivors of violence. 2 Credits.

NURS-245  Evolution of Nursing

Exploration of selected aspects of nursing history, including the contributions of religious orders and culturally and ethically diverse nurses, and their effects on contemporary nursing. 3 credits. (VP)

NURS-291  Holistic Nursing: Practicing Healthy Living and Healing

Theories and concepts necessary for understanding holistic principles. Recognition that holism is a way of being. Application of holistic principles in students' personal and professional roles. 2 credits.

NURS-312  Feminist Ethics In Health Care

Exploration of issues and methods in health care ethics that have arisen from the influence and perspectives of women. Includes overview of feminist ideology and examination of the foundations of bioethics in relation to gender and power.

NURS-343  Health Disparities

Culture and socioeconomic status are the foundation for exploring the health of social, ethnic, cultural, and other vulnerable populations. Influences that dictate access to and utilizing of healthcare resources that contribute to health disparities are explored through critical analysis and dialogue. 3 credits. (IS)

NURS-358  Hiv Nursing: Caring and Concepts

Overview of HIV infection to include current concepts and analyses of societal impact from both global and local perspectives. Examination of development of therapeutic tools and skills to educate, reduce risks, control infection, and affect care and healing of adult and children clients, family members, and community from a nursing perspective. 3 credits. (UQ)

NURS-360  Family Violence and The Nurse's Role

Family violence as a multifaceted problem within the broader social context, with focus on theories, research, and nursing practice. The nurse's role in working with those involved in partner, child, and elder abuse. Prerequisite or corequisite: 395. 2 credits.

NURS-362  Palliative Care Nursing

Overview of palliative nursing as a scientific and humanistic approach to caring for individuals experiencing life-limiting illness. Examines approaches to care that combine compassion with quality care measures that address physical, psychological, social, spiritual, cultural, and existential aspects of holistic care of the individual and family across the lifespan. Pre-licensure Programs: Prerequisite: 355 or RN to BSN major. 3 Credits. (UQ)

NURS-480  Independent Study

For students with advanced standing who want to continue to investigate topics of interest developed in required nursing courses or to study material not specifically addressed in other nursing courses. Prerequisite: consent of instructor. 1-5 credits.

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