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Nursing Course Description(s)

NURS1000 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing (1)

A survey course to help students explore nursing as a possible career path.

NURS2000 Health Assessment and the Promotion of Family Health (3)

The focus of this course will be health assessment through the gathering of subjective and objective data. Critical thinking will be encouraged through learning how to analyze and cluster data that is obtained through health assessment. Evidence-based practice as the foundation for clinical nursing will be incorporated. An introduction to the nursing process, therapeutic use of self, caring and communication skills will be presented. The clinical focus will be gerontology. Clinical/Nursing lab component. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Program admission required.

NURS2010 Theoretical Foundations of Professional Nursing (3)

Students will be introduced to nursing history, theory, the code of ethics and characteristics of professional practice including an overview of the scopes & standards of practice, the use of clinical reasoning, the nursing process, and EBP. Additionally, students will be introduced to definitions of health & wellness and health promotion and risk reduction activities. Students will examine issues that impact individual and family, and wellness and health behaviors throughout the life span. There is a significant focus on care of the normally aging elderly client and those living with chronic disease. Lab/clinical is directed toward the development of beginning therapeutic communication skills and basic nursing care. Clinical/Nursing lab component. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Program admission required.

NURS2030 Fundamentals of Family Health Nursing (5)

Focuses on the application of nursing process, including basic clinical nursing intervention for individuals and their families. Integrates concepts from microbiology and pathophysiology into nursing interventions that are designed to meet individual and family health needs. Emphasizes the use of evidence-based nursing intervention in diverse health care settings including an introduction to medication administration, the nursing process and critical thinking application. Clinical/Nursing Lab component. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: PSYC2100, BIOL2420, BIOL2420L, NURS2000, NURS2010, KINE2730 Corequisites: BIOL3820

NURS2100 Medical Terminology (1)

A hybrid independent study, with online quizzes, designed to prepare students for comprehension and utilization of medical terminology in health professions.

NURS3010 The Childbearing Family (4)

Focuses on the family, health promotion, and preventive care during the reproductive years. Application of pharmacology, physiology & pathophysiology pertaining to childbearing families will be incorporated. Clinical/Nursing Lab component. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: NURS3020, NURS3030

NURS3015 Pediatrics and the Family Unit (3)

Focuses on the family, growth and development, health promotion, and preventive care of children. Application of pharmacology, physiology & pathophysiology pertaining to childrearing families will be incorporated. Clinical/Nursing Lab component. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: NURS3020, NURS3030

NURS3020 Mental Health (3)

The nursing management of individuals with acute and chronic mental disorders utilizing a Stress-Coping-Adaptation theoretical framework. Application of psychopharmacology will be integrated. Clinical component included. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: NURS2030, NURS3040, BIOL3820

NURS3030 Medical Surgical Nursing: Acute and Chronic Health Needs (6)

The nursing process is applied to selected acute and chronic disease processes. Clinical reasoning and critical thinking, health promotion, evidence based practice and nursing management of adult patients and their families in an acute care setting is emphasized. Clinical/Simulation Lab component. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: NURS2030, NURS3040, BIOL3820

NURS3040 Pharmacology (3)

An examination of the major classifications of drugs, mechanism of action, interactions and clinical implications will be discussed. Roles and responsibilities in utilizing pharmacotherapeutics will be explored. Prerequisites: NURS2000, NURS2010, BIOL2420, BIOL2420L Corequisites: BIOL3820

NURS4000 Medical Surgical Nursing: Complex Health Needs (5)

The impact of multifactorial complex health needs on the family will be explored. Critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing management of clients pertaining to complex health needs will be practiced within high acuity settings for adults. Family presence in such settings and end of life issues will be incorporated. Clinical/Simulation Lab component. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: NURS3010, NURS3015, NURS3030, NURS4030

NURS4010 Nursing of Diverse Populations in the Community (4)

A study of nursing in health promotion, health protection, and health maintenance for communities and populations. A major emphasis will be the collaborative role of nursing in management of community health care needs. Environmental influences upon the health of groups will be a focus. Clinical component. Fulfills a General Education Level II Cross Cultural Experience if taken with NURS4010CC Intercultural Lab 2. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: NURS3010, NURS3015, NURS4030

NURS4020 Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing (3)

Explore concepts of leadership and management applied within professional nursing practice. Nursing and health care trends within the context of regional, national and international arenas will be explored. Emphasis on healthcare systems and policy. Prerequisites: NURS4000, NURS4010

NURS4030 Nursing Research/Evidence Based Practice (3)

Students acquire an understanding of the research process and evidence-based practice. Students will be guided in applying and incorporating research into evidence-based nursing practice. Human subject protection training is required. Prerequisites: MATH2240, ENGL1030, NURS3020, NURS3030

NURS4040 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice/Capstone (4)

This capstone course facilitates the transition from student to graduate professional nurse and assists the student to review and prepare for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX). This course enables the student to apply knowledge and skills acquired throughout the major under the mentorship of a nurse preceptor. The course assists majors to reflect on their educational experience and professional development in light of the institutional values of Northwest Nazarene University. Clinical preceptorship of 180 hours. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Students must receive approval from the instructor to register for this course.

NURS4094 Special Topics in Nursing (1)

A study of special topics related to current issues and trends in nursing. Subject matter may change to meet the needs of the learner. Prerequisites: Instructor's approval