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Course Listings/Descriptions
Semester offering codes corrected and posted on June 7, 2004.
NUR-Nursing: Generic Undergraduate

NUR 3026C Basic Nursing Skills . . . . . 3(F)
Corequisite: NUR 3116, NUR 3145, NUR 3215.
Principles and concepts related to the safe performance of selected psychomotor skills, including physical assessment. Course of study for nursing majors only, Admission to the nursing major, and permission is required. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

NUR 3067 Health Assessment . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: NUR 3116, NUR 4165, NUR 3145.
Corequisite: NUR 3067L.
Health assessment, including a psychosocial assessment. Emphasis will be placed on collection of a data base through physical assessment, history taking and interviewing. Permission is required.

NUR 3067L Health Assessment Laboratory . . . . . 3(S)
Corequisite: NUR 3067.
To be taken concurrently with NUR 3067. It provides the student with practice in the use of diagnostic tools, data gathering, planning and recording. Permission is required.

NUR 3116 Concepts for Nursing Practice . . . . . 3(F)
Basis for the nursing process. It includes systems theory, change theory, health-illness continuum, high level wellness and various nursing models with emphasis on man's uniqueness as an adaptive being. Prerequisite for all courses having a clinical component.

NUR 3145 Pharmacology . . . . . 3(F)
Provides basic pharmocokinetics and physiologic information, including actions, side effects, and interactions of drugs that are widely used. Focuses on the principles and concepts of pharmacology and related nursing practices.

NUR 3215 Medical Surgical Nursing I . . . . . 4(F)
Corequisite: NUR 3116, NUR 3145, NUR 3215L.
Presents adults as holistic beings by identifying health patterns and ecological variables. Pathophysiology is integrated in discussion of specific diseases and disorders. Students use concepts from nursing, humanities, and bio-psycho-social sciences to understand human responses to common actual and potential health problem and as a basis for nursing practice. Admission to the program is required.

NUR 3215L Medical Surgical Nursing I Clinical Lab . . . . . 4(F)
Corequisite: NUR 3215.
Clinical component to NUR 3215 providing opportunity to apply nursing therapeutics for adult and pediatric client care. Course of study for nursing majors only and admission to the nursing major and permission is required. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only.

NUR 3216 Medical Surgical Nursing II . . . . . 4(S)
Prerequisite: NUR 3215, NUR 3215L.
Corequisite: NUR 3535, NUR 3535L.
Presents adults as holistic beings by identifying health patterns and ecological variables. Pathophysiology is integrated in discussion of specific diseases and disorders. Students use concepts from nursing, humanities, and bio-psycho-social sciences to understand human responses to common actual and potential complex health problems and as a basis from nursing practice. Permission is required.

NUR 3216L Medical Surgical Nursing II Clinical Laboratory . . . . . 4(S)
Prerequisite: NUR 3215, NUR 3215L. .
Corequisite: NUR 3216, NUR 3535, NUR 3535L
Clinical component to NUR 3216 providing opportunity to apply nursing therapeutics for adult and pediatric client care. Graded on satisfactory/ unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.

NUR 3535 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: NUR 3215, NUR 3215L.
Corequisite: NUR 3216, NUR 3216L
Introduces students to theory and skills of psychiatric/mental health nursing and focuses on restoration, maintenance, and prevention with individuals experiencing acute and chronic mental health disorders. Permission is required.

NUR 3535L Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical Lab . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: NUR 3215, NUR 3215L.
Corequisite: NUR 3216, NUR 3216L, NUR 3535.
Clinical component to NUR 3535 providing opportunity to apply nursing therapeutics for in-patient care in mental health and psychiatric settings. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.

NUR 3837 Health Care Issues . . . . . 2(S)
Focuses on the nursing profession and current major issues and problems that concern it, and provides a forum for the exploration and evaluation of concerns germane to contemporary nursing. Social forces influencing changes in the nursing profession are analyzed in terms of historical antecedents and their current manifestations.

NUR 3948 Service Learning Field Study II . . . . . 1-3(F,S,SS)
Placement in community agency or other social organizational setting related to field of study. Supervision by faculty and agency. Students and faculty "customize" courses to fit a full range of services that are available in the setting. Student must be able to draw correlation between the discipline and field study. Journal and reflective experience paper are required. With the agreement of the student's faculty sponsor, a minimum of 4-6 hours per week must be done at the field site per semester hour of credit. Permission of instructor is required.

NUR 4165 Nursing Research . . . . . 3(F)
Prerequisite: STA 2023.
Introduction to the stages of the research process from conceptualization to dissemination of results. Designed to assist the nurse to appreciate the contributions of research to improvement of nursing practice, it will provide a necessary base in rudiments of research and an incentive to explore the research potential in the clinical setting.

NUR 4257 Medical-Surgical Nursing III . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: NUR 4615, NUR 4635L, NUR 4455, NUR 4455L.
Corequisite: NUR 4257L, NUR 4827, NUR 4945L.
Theory and skills in caring for individuals and families experiencing acute, unstable, or life threatening problems. Critical thinking skills and nursing interventions developed. Permission is required.

NUR 4257L Medical-Surgical Nursing III Clinical Laboratory . . . . . . 4(S)
Prerequisite: NUR 4615, NUR 4635L, NUR 4455, NUR 4455L.
Corequisite: NUR 4257, NUR 4827, NUR 4945L.
Clinical component of NUR 4257 provides opportunity to apply nursing therapeutics for the acutely ill client in critical care settings. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required. Material and supply fee will be assessed.

NUR 4455 Maternal-Child Nursing . . . . . 3(F)
Prerequisite: NUR 3216, NUR 3216L, NUR 3535, NUR 3535L.
Corequisite: NUR 4455L, NUR 4615.
The examination of family care principles as related to reproduction with an emphasis on reproduction, childbearing, and family relationships, the pediatric component is focused on giving the student core pediatric nursing knowledge which prepares them to practice in a multitude of settings. Emphasis is placed on care of the pediatric patient as it relates to family dynamics, culture, and growth and development of the child. Permission is required.

NUR 4455L Maternal-Child Nursing Clinical Laboratory . . . . . 3(F)
Prerequisite: NUR 3216, NUR 3535.
Corequisite: NUR 4455, NUR 4615.
Clinical component of NUR 4455, provides opportunity to apply nursing therapeutics for family care in childbearing and pediatric settings. Graded on satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.

NUR 4496 The Healthy Woman . . . . . 3(S)
Normal physiological and psychological changes that occur in women at differing phases of the life cycle. Topics include causes, prevention, and treatment of women's most common health concerns, women's health policy and research and cultural diverseness. Offered concurrently with NGR 5481; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

NUR 4615 Family and Community Health Nursing . . . . . 3(F)
Prerequisite: RN-BSN: NUR 3067 and NUR 3067L; Generic: NUR 3216 and NUR 3216L.
Corequisite: RN-BSN: NUR 4615L; Generic: NUR 4635L.
Prevention of disease, environmental sanitation and crisis intervention to help the client, family and community achieve their maximum health potentials.

NUR 4615L Family and Community Health Nursing Laboratory . . . . . 3(F)
Corequisite: NUR 4615.
Application of the concepts of health maintenance and promotion is afforded the student in primary, secondary and tertiary care setting. Fifteen clinical hours.

NUR 4635L Family and Community Health Nursing Clinical Lab . . . . . 3(F)
Prerequisite: NUR 3216, NUR 3216L, NUR 3535, NUR 3535L.
Corequisite: NUR 4455, NUR 4615.
Application of the concepts of health maintenance, promotion, and care in primary, secondary, and tertiary settings. Graded on satisfactory/ unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.

NUR 4645 Drugs and the Human Body . . . . . 3(F,S)
Designed to introduce students to the dynamics of drug addiction from a physiological perspective. Legal and historical data related to current categories of drugs will be explored. Basic pharmacology and physiology; acute and chronic pathologic effects, and the physiological symptoms of withdrawal for commonly abused drugs will be a major focus. Offered concurrently with NGR 5196; graduate students will be assigned additional work.

NUR 4655 Cultural Factors in Health and Illness . . . . . 3(SS)
Influence of culture on health and health care beliefs and practices. Institutional health care policies which conflict with ethnic or cultural health beliefs will be discussed. Selected content and learning experiences will guide students who interact with clients in a variety of settings. Completion of Social Science component of general studies is required prior to taking this course. Offered concurrently with NGR 5934; graduate students will be assigned additional work. Meets Multicultural requirement.

NUR 4827 Nursing Management and Leadership . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: NUR 4615, NUR 4615L or NUR 4615, NUR 4635L, and NUR 4455, NUR 4455L.
Corequisite: NUR 4836L and NUR 3837 or NUR 4257, NUR 4257L, NUR 4945L and NUR 3837.
Group process provides the forum to study leadership, collaboration and coordination in health-care settings. Permission is required.

NUR 4836L Nursing Management and Leadership Laboratory . . . . . 3(S)
Prerequisite: NUR 4615, NUR 4615L.
Corequisite: NUR 4827.
Individually planned experience related to professional goals of the student. Includes the completion of a project designed to improve the health of consumers through nursing actions. Permission is required.

NUR 4936 Men's Health . . . . . 3(S)
Through an interdisciplinary approach, addresses men's health and perceptions of masculinity, differences in men's health care, differences and disparities related to race, ethnicity, and social class. Topics include wellness, cardiovascular disease, breast and prostate cancer, sexually transmitted disease (including HIV), aging, violence, depression, infertility, erectile dysfunctions, and impotence. Includes historical cases and epidemiological differences among groups. Offered concurrently with NGR 5290. Students registered for graduate credit have different criteria and values for assignments. Completion of all General Studies requirements and Junior status is required.

NUR 4945L Nursing Management & Leadership Clinical Laboratory . . . . . 4(S)
Prerequisite: NUR 4455, NUR 4615.
Corequisite: NUR 3837, NUR 4257, NUR 4827.
Clinical component to NUR 4827 providing opportunity to apply nursing leadership and management strategies to health care settings. Graded on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis only. Permission is required.