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  • NURSNG 107G  Understanding HIV Disease

    Description:
    This course provides a comprehensive overview of HIV disease. Scientific perspectives from virology, immunology, medical and epidemiological literature are presented. Selected works from the humanities describing the lived experiences of persons with HIV are also examined. The relationship between HIV disease and society is studied, including social, cultural, economic, policy, and moral/ethical issues. A comprehensive understanding of HIV is attained through the integration of multiple perspectives of this disease.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 163  Stress Management

    Description:
    This course is designed to provide information and experience to help students better manage their own stress and, for those entering the helping professions, develop skill in sharing stress-management skills with others. The main focus will be on understanding how our thinking creates our experience, and on practicing use of the three steps to change: (1) being aware of our thinking; (2) making choices about our thinking; and (3) following the choices we make. In addition, each student, in teams of two, will make a presentation on a stress-relieving activity.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 201  Pathophysiology

    Description:
    This course deals with alterations in the normal physiology of body structures. Discussion of the normal state is followed by the description of physiological changes that result in the symptoms of disease. Topics include the various body systems, such as cardiovascular, renal, respiratory, and endocrine.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 212  Health Promotion and Teaching

    Description:
    This general education course introduces students to the principles and practices of health promotion and health education. Students analyze environmental, sociocultural, economic, legal and interpersonal variables affecting individual health behaviors and outcomes. The influence of relationships among individuals, health care providers, and the health care system on health outcomes is evaluated. The course considers dominant models, theories, and perspectives used to explain health behavior in relation to evidence-based health promotion and health education strategies. Emphasis is given to effective communication skills. NURSNG 212 is the only course that will satisfy the CNHS Intermediate Seminar requirement for nursing majors.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 220  Health Assessment

    Description:
    This foundation nursing course focuses on health assessment in professional nursing practice for health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan. This course emphasizes clinical reasoning development and effective written and oral communication and information technology skill development in health assessment. Cultural, spiritual and family assessments from multiple theoretical perspectives are considered. Patient assessment in chronic illness and the older adult population and issues of genetics and literacy are also explored.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 226  Introduction to Nursing Practice

    Description:
    This first clinical course provides the basis for the acquisition and development of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes foundational to the art and science of professional nursing practice. This course emphasizes critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and evidence based practices integrated throughout the nursing process. Application of cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills required for safe, effective, compassionate, and culturally congruent patient care delivery is stressed in class, lab, sub-acute, and acute clinical settings, with particular attention to the needs of older adults.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 230  Life Span Growth and Development

    Description:
    This course is designed to examine theories and concepts of normal growth and development. Ranges in human growth, development and behavior for each stage throughout the life cycle, birth through death, are emphasized. The course explores the influence of family, society and culture on health maintenance behaviors and perceived health needs for each developmental stage.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 310  Adult Health Nursing

    Description:
    This is the first of two courses centering on adult health nursing in the acute care setting. Adult Health Nursing I is the study of comprehensive complex nursing care aimed at promotion, restoration and maintenance of health in adults. The lecture portion of the course emphasizes the impact of health problems and the interaction of the environment and access on diverse urban adult populations. Students refine and expand their knowledge through the application of the nursing process and the integration of knowledge, concepts and theories from nursing, sciences, and general education courses. The focus is on nursing interventions for selected adult patients whose quality of life is affected by deviations from health. The clinical practicum occurs within acute care settings and provides the student with experience in content application, collaboration and critical thinking. In addition, students enhance their communication and teaching/learning skills by assuming a leadership role in the seminar portion of the course.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 314  Pharmacology

    Description:
    The professional, political, legal, and interdisciplinary aspects of drug administration within the context of comprehensive nursing interventions form the basis of this course. Emphasis is given to the nurse's role in assessing, administering, educating, and monitoring patients receiving therapeutic agents; and also to the principles of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics across the life span. Consideration is given to the effect of evidence-based cultural, race, religion, gender, lifestyle, age, and economic variables as related to pharmacological principles.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 320  Research

    Description:
    This course focuses on understanding the conceptual, theoretical, and empirical components of research. The student is prepared to evaluate reports of nursing research for evidence-based nursing practice.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 332  Legal, Ethical and Health Policy Issues in Nursing

    Description:
    This course integrates ethical, legal, and health policy issues in contemporary nursing. The major ethical principles, several ethical theories and conceptual frameworks as well as ethical decision-making models are reviewed. The ANA Code of Ethics with Interpretive Statements is analyzed in relation to individual practice settings and the nursing profession. Students utilize debate methodology to resolve common ethical dilemmas in nursing. Legal implications related to providing nursing care, particularly examples of malpractice, how a bill becomes a law, and the legislative process are discussed. Students develop a position paper on a relevant health policy issue including integration of relevant ethical, legal, legislative, and economic implications.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 335  Maternity and Women's Health Nursing

    Description:
    This clinical course focuses on patient-centered care for women, newborns, and families with particular attention to the psychosocial concerns of the developing family. Health promotion from diverse cultural perspectives is examined. Collaboration and inter-professional team building skills are further developed.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 344  Global Perspectives on Health: Exploring the intersection of Equity, Economics, and Culture

    Description:
    This course brings together undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students to compare and contrast local population health priorities and challenges from a global health perspective. The course emphasizes the population health sphere of influence and utilizes the United Nations Millennium Development Goals and US Department of Health and Human Services Healthy People 2020 as a framework to explore global health. The focus is on synthesizing knowledge from a variety of interdisciplinary empirical and theoretical literature to better understand the social, political, economic, cultural and environmental issues that affect the health of all of us. Students deepen their knowledge and appreciation of global health, health disparities, human rights and cultural humility. Students will learn how culture as a way of knowing imposes its structure on individual and population health.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 345  Mental Health Nursing

    Description:
    This clinical course presents theoretical concepts and evidence-based practices for mental health nursing with a focus on health promotion, maintenance, and disease management. The care of vulnerable populations, including the elderly, is emphasized. Advocacy for quality, safe, culturally sensitive, patient-oriented care within complex health care system is also explored.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 350  Introduction to Professional Nursing - Accelerated Track Option

    Description:
    This introductory course of the accelerated option in the undergraduate pre-licensure nursing program focuses on core concepts of professional nursing practice, including human beings, environment, health, and nursing. Historical, theoretical, and professional membership perspectives are emphasized. Important health care competencies and concepts, including patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and informatics, and established.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 351  Nursing Process and Skills-Accelerated Track Option

    Description:
    This course of the accelerated option in the undergraduate pre-licensure nursing program provides the basis of development and acquisition of knowledge, skills, and attitudes foundational to the art and science of nursing practice. Knowledge development takes place in the classroom and skills lab utilizing the nursing process and clinical judgment model as organizing frameworks. Application of psychomotor skills for safe, effective, and compassionate patient care delivery is highlighted. Emphasis on professional standards and cultural humility is particularly addressed.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 353  Pathophysiology and Pharmacology in Nursing-Accelerated Track Option

    Description:
    This combined, accelerated course will examine alterations in the normal physiology of body structures, as well as principles of pharmacodynamics, biochemistry and pharmacokinetics across the lifespan. The relationships among evidence-based nursing practice and many variables impacting pathophysiology and pharmacology, such as culture, genetics, religion, gender, lifestyle, economics, and age, will also be explored.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 360  Professional Issues in Nursing for RNs

    Description:
    This introductory course of the online RN-BS nursing program focuses on core concepts of professional nursing practice including human beings, environment, health, and nursing. This course meets the University Intermediate Seminar requirements. Students will increase their critical thinking, reading, and writing skills while addressing the key issues facing nursing. Important health care competencies and concepts, including patient-centered care, teamwork and collaboration, safety, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, and informatics, are established. Historical, theoretical, and professional membership perspectives are emphasized.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 361  Health Assessment and Promotion

    Description:
    This course focuses on health assessment in professional nursing practice, health promotion, and disease prevention across the lifespan. This course emphasizes clinical decision-making and communication of comprehensive assessment. Students will refine their written, oral, and information technology skills in health assessment. Cultural, spiritual, and family assessments from multiple theoretical perspectives are considered. Students will explore issues of genetics, health literacy, patient assessments in chronic illness, and health issues with particular attention to healthcare issues of elders.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 362  Research and Evidence-based Practice

    Description:
    This course focuses on understanding the conceptual, theoretical, and empirical components of research. The student is prepared to evaluate reports of nursing research for evidence-bases nursing practice. Students will assess websites and peer-reviewed journals, as sources of evidence, and as sources of action plans to promote EBP. Students will evaluate evidence for clinical practice, and apply scientific findings to treat specific patient problems.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 405  Independent Study

    Description:
    Students participate in ongoing research on clinical projects or expand and reinforce clinical knowledge and skills through specifically arranged experiences. This course may be taken by arrangement with individual Nursing Program faculty and approval of the department chair.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 430  Nursing in the Community

    Description:
    This clinical course presents clinical prevention interventions for health promotion and disease prevention. Population-focused care emphasizing community assessments and interventions and culturally sensitive care in urban settings provides a focus. Advocating for social and environmental justice and protecting vulnerable populations in disasters is also explored.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 435  Nursing Care of Children

    Description:
    This clinical course focuses on patient-centered, culturally sensitive care for children, adolescents, and families. Common health concerns of the pediatric urban population are emphasized. Ongoing development of quality and safety competencies and use of information technologies in evidence-based practice is highlighted.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 440  Nursing Leadership and Management

    Description:
    This senior-level nursing course focuses on leadership development for entry-level professional nursing practice. Management theories and concepts are emphasized, including the identification of key organizational structures, intra- and inter-professional communication and team work, collaboration and conflict resolution, delegation and supervision, workforce motivation, and change processes. The course addresses building cultures of quality and safety in complex health care delivery systems based on organizational strengths, using multiple strategies within environmental turbulence and change managing fiscal resources for cost-effectiveness. Professional issues related to self-care of the nurse, such as work-life balance, healthy work environments, and resource assistance in building a nursing career are also considered.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 450  Preparation for Professional Licensure and Practice

    Description:
    This senior-level nursing course focuses on leadership development for entry-level professional nursing practice. Management theories and concepts are emphasized, including the identification of key organizational structures, intra- and inter-professional communication and team work, collaboration and conflict resolution, delegation and supervision, workforce motivation, and change processes. The course addresses building cultures of quality and safety in complex health care delivery systems based on organizational strengths, using multiple strategies within environmental turbulence and change managing fiscal resources for cost-effectiveness. Professional issues related to self-care of the nurse, such as work-life balance, healthy work environments, and resource assistance in building a nursing career are also considered.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 455  Nursing Synthesis and Capstone

    Description:
    This clinical course integrates human responses to complex adult acute and chronic health care concerns within diverse, urban populations. Clinical judgment and reasoning skills are further developed in a precepted clinical experience within complex health care systems. Application and evaluation of safety, quality improvement, evidence-based practice, informatics, and teamwork and collaboration competencies culminates in the senior capstone project.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 456  Leadership and Professional Practice Accelerated Option

    Description:
    This accelerated course focuses on leadership development for entry-level professional nursing practice. Inter-professional communication, conflict resolution, delegation, and change processes are explored. Building cultures of quality and safety and teamwork in complex health care systems are also addressed. Professional career development, practice regulations, and preparation for licensure are specifically highlighted.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 461  Community Health for Registered Nurses

    Description:
    This course presents clinical prevention interventions for health promotion and disease prevention. Population-focused care emphasizing community assessments and interventions and culturally sensitive care in urban settings provides a focus. Advocating for social and environmental justice while protecting vulnerable populations in disasters is also explored. Students are required to participate in a service-learning project during the semester.   More Info

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  • NURSNG 462  Legal, Ethical and Health Policy and Capstone for RNs

    Description:
    This course integrates ethical, legal, and health policy issues in contemporary Nursing. The major ethical principles, several ethical theories and conceptual frameworks, as well as, ethical decision-making models are reviewed. The ANA Code of Ethics with interpretive statements are analyzed in relation to individual practice settings and the nursing profession. Legal implications related to providing nursing care, particularly examples of malpractice, how a bill becomes law, and the legislative process are discussed. Students develop a position paper in memo format on a health policy issue including integration of relevant ethical, legal, legislative and economic implications. Students are responsible for a Capstone paper that presents analysis of individual case studies from the students professional clinical experience integrating concepts of ethical reasoning, policy formation, and legal processes.   More Info

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