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Courses Offered

NUR 301 Dimensions of Professional Nursing

Prerequisite: Admission to BSN program or permission of the instructor (First semester/3 credits) 

This course focuses on nursing as a profession, including its history, current stage of development, significant trends and goals. The student will be introduced to health care theories and their role on nursing practice. Responsibilities of the professional nurse will be examined. Contemporary Issues in nursing practice will be applied to selected theories.

NUR 302 Trends in Health Care Delivery

Prerequisite: Admission to BSN program or permission of the instructor (Second semester/3 credits) 

This course introduces students to government health care policies, regulatory agencies, managed care, and health care finance from the perspective of nursing practice. The student will examine socio-cultural issues, economic, legal, and political factors influencing the provision of health care. The influence of advocacy groups on health care policy, including nursing, will be explored.

NUR 303 Health Assessment

Prerequisite: Admission to the BSN program (Summer/5 credits) 

This course is designed to assist the student compile a complete and comprehensive database to establish the health status on an adult through history taking, physical assessment, and documentation. Course content will reflect a holistic approach to health status, a three generational pedigree, developmental status, and health promotion. Effective communication, assessment, and documentation will be practiced in the laboratory setting.

NUR 304 Informatics and Health Care Technology

Prerequisite: Admission to the BSN program or permission of the instructor (Second semester/3 credits) 

This course introduces the student to information technology in health care. The foundations of information management and the use of technology for decision making, patient safety, documentation, and data management will be investigated. Regulatory requirements, legal and ethical issues, and privacy and confidentiality issues will be examined. Finally, the students will explore and the future of technology in health care and nursing practice.

NUR 401 Nursing Research and Evidenced-Based Practice

Prerequisite: Admission to the BSN program or permission of the instructor (Second semester/3 credits) 

This course focuses on scientific inquiry. Discusses specific elements of the research process including problem identification, literature review, variables, research design, sampling concepts, data collection, data analysis, and interpretation. The student will gain experience in research dissemination, critique, and application through a translational project.

NUR 402 Ethical Issues in Contemporary Health Care

Prerequisite: Admission to the BSN program or permission of the instructor (Summer/3 credits) 

This course is designed to explore ethical issues occurring in health care and nursing practice. Students will analyze personal values, the ethical and legal responsibilities in nursing practice, and examine factors influencing health care among vulnerable populations. Ethical issues will be examined and conceptualized using critique, expressive media, and advocacy.

NUR 403 Community Health Nursing

Prerequisite: NUR 303 or permission of the instructor (First semester/5 credits) 

This course examines the provision of public health care with the goal of promoting and preserving the health of communities. The focus of the health care is on clients who may be represented by individuals, families, or aggregates of individuals. Students will examine health care in the context of local, state, national, and global resources and issues. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a clinical experience as a component of their public health education.

NUR 404 Leadership in Nursing Practice

Prerequisite: NUR 303 (Second semester/5 credits) 

This course will enable students to synthesize constructs from previous courses to analyze and debate theoretical and practice issues in health care delivery. Organizational and leadership skills in conflict management, quality improvement, and finance will be examined. Students will have an opportunity to apply nursing theory, research, education, and clinical skill in the health care environment to demonstrate professional nursing competency and leadership.