NUR 411, INFORMATICS IN NURSING, 1 Credit
Provides an overview of nursing informatics as a means to improve information management in healthcare. Consideration of healthcare technologies with ethical and financial criteria in relation to the quality of their outcomes.
NUR 412, TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING, 3 Credits
Provides an overview of the nursing metaparadigm: client, nurse, health/illness and environment. Nursing theoretical perspectives will be discussed as a foundation for professional nursing practice as care provider and manager of care. Special emphasis will be on the practice of the baccalaureate nurse.
NUR 413, ADVANCED HEALTH ASSESSMENT, 3 Credits
Builds on previous health assessment knowledge and skills, focusing on comprehensive health assessment skills. Using a lifespan approach, students examine the physical, cultural, psychosocial, spiritual and nutritional variables through the use of health history and health assessment.
NUR 414, NURSING EPIDEMIOLOGY, 3 Credits
Presents the basic concepts and methods of epidemiology applied to population focused health care and nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on the use of epidemiologic reasoning in deriving inferences about the etiology of health outcomes from population data and in guiding the design of health service programs.
Prerequisite: ST 201 with D- or better
NUR 415, *NURSING PRACTICE IN A MULTICULTURAL SOCIETY, 3 Credits
Provides an overview of the influence of culture on health care practices and the delivery of nursing care for individuals, groups, and communities. Emphasis is on increasing awareness of culturally diverse nursing care and the impact of cultural beliefs, values, and practices upon health and health care delivery.
Attributes: CPCD – Core, Pers, Cult Diversity
NUR 416, POPULATION-FOCUSED AND COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING PRACTICE I, 4 Credits
Introduces the concepts and principles of community health and the practice of evidence-based community health nursing. The nursing process is applied to the care of individuals, families, and groups within the community. Emphasis on health promotion and illness prevention. Consideration of cultural competence in nursing care. Application of community health nursing principles occurs in the 54-hour independent clinical practicum under the supervision of the faculty.
Prerequisite: NUR 413 with C- or better
Recommended: Completion of at least 12 credits in the RN to BSN program
NUR 417, POPULATION-FOCUSED AND COMMUNITY-BASED NURSING PRACTICE II, 5 Credits
Builds on NUR 416 through the application of the theories and principles of population-focused nursing in a community setting. Emphasis will be on community health measures which promote and maintain the health of the community. Application of community health nursing principles occurs in the 54-hour independent clinical practicum under the supervision of the faculty.
Prerequisite: NUR 416 with C- or better
NUR 418, HEALTH CARE SYSTEM ISSUES IN NURSING PRACTICE, 3 Credits
Consideration of the current and emerging forces that will affect health care delivery across the health care continuum. Issues related to health-care relevant policy, finance, and regulation, with special attention to the impacts on nursing care will be included.
NUR 419, HEALTH CARE QUALITY IN NURSING PRACTICE, 2 Credits
Explores strategies that contribute to building a culture of safe, quality nursing practice. The focus is on incorporating quality assessment and improvement strategies as evidence based practice in an interdisciplinary environment.
NUR 420, ^NURSING RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE, 4 Credits
Overview of the research process and utilization in professional nursing practice. Discussion of evidence-based practice as the foundation for safe, quality care. Reading and interpreting current research, and using writing as a tool for learning on a critical issue in nursing will be the focus of this course. (Writing Intensive Course)
Attributes: CWIC – Core, Skills, WIC
Prerequisite: NUR 414 with D- or better
Recommended: WR II requirement
NUR 421, AGING AND END OF LIFE ISSUES IN NURSING, 3 Credits
Overview of the impact of the aging population on health care. Common ethical dilemmas encountered in health care will be explored. Application of ethical principles to the complicated situations encountered by inter-professional teams, with special consideration of those related to end-of-life care for the professional nurse.
NUR 422, HEALTH PROMOTION IN NURSING PRACTICE, 3 Credits
Builds on prior learning and focuses on preventative health care and health promotion for individuals, families, and communities. Consideration is given to the influence of culture and lifespan development. Using biophysical, environmental, spiritual, sociocultural and economic determinants of health, the focus is on the role of nurses in improving health outcomes with individuals, families, and communities.
Prerequisite: NUR 413 with C- or better
NUR 423, NURSING LEADERSHIP, 4 Credits
Explores the role of the nurse leader, integrating prior learning with an understanding of the nature of leadership as well as leadership and management theories. An introduction to the principles of project management with application to a clinical leadership project is included. Consideration of individual student growth, particularly related to the student outcomes of the program and personal goals for future growth will be a focus. Application of the content will occur in the 54-hour independent clinical practicum, under the direction of the faculty, to develop and implement a clinical leadership project.