Nursing Course Description(s)
NURS1000 Introduction to the Profession of Nursing (1)
An introduction to the profession of nursing and the uniqueness of nursing in health care delivery. The origins, scope, and levels of nursing will be explored in relation to the current healthcare environment and will help students explore nursing as a possible career path. This is a preferred course for admission and can be used in the overall GPA requirement for entrance to the BSN program.
NURS2000 Health Assessment (3)
The focus of this course will be health assessment through the gathering of subjective and objective data through interview and physical examination of the adult client. An introduction to the nursing process, communication skills and documentation as related to health assessment will be presented. Older adult and cultural considerations will be addressed for each body system. Clinical/Nursing lab component. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Program admission.
NURS2015 Foundations of Professional Nursing and Nursing Care of the Older Adult (4)
There are two modules to this course. The first module provides an introduction to the theoretical foundations of nursing including nursing history and theory, the code of ethics, characteristics of professional practice and therapeutic relationships, and the healthcare delivery system in the U.S. The second module focuses on promoting healthy aging. Current theories on aging will be explored as well as the multidisciplinary needs of older adults, including developmental and relationship challenges, and meeting the physical, developmental, cultural and spiritual needs of older adults. The course will include an overview of the common health problem and transitions experienced by the elderly. End-of-life and palliative care will be introduced. Lab and clinical experiences are directed towards the development of beginning therapeutic communication skills, and the adaptation of basic nursing care for the elderly client. Service learning opportunities in health promotion and risk reduction activities will be completed off-campus for this module. Clinical/Nursing lab component. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: Program admission.
NURS2030 Fundamentals of Nursing (5)
This course focuses on the application of critical thinking through use of the nursing process. It integrates concepts from course prerequisites in the development and implementation of individualized plans of care. The use of evidence-based nursing intervention including basic nursing interventions and medication administration are included. Clinical rotations will include experiences with the multidisciplinary team. Clinical/Nursing lab component. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: NURS2015, NURS2000, BIOL2420, BIOL2420L, PSYC2100 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. This course is required for admission to the BSN program.
NURS3010 The Childbearing Family (3)
Focuses on health promotion for the family 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: NURS3010, NURS4010, NURS4030
NURS3020 Mental Health (3)
This course focuses on the nursing management of individuals with acute and chronic mental disorders in acute and community settings. Application of psychopharmacology will be integrated. Clinical component included. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: KINE2730, 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, nursing management and transitional care of adult patients and their families in an acute care setting is emphasized. Clinical/Simulation Lab component. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: KINE2730, 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: NURS2015, NURS2000, BIOL2420, BIOL2420L Corequisites: BIOL3820
NURS4000 Medical Surgical Nursing: Complex Health Needs (5)
The impact of multifactorial complex health needs will be explored. Critical thinking, evidence-based practice, and nursing management of clients pertaining to complex health needs will be practiced across multiple settings including high acuity settings for adults. Multidisciplinary collaborative care, transitional care, and end of life issues will be incorporated. Clinical/Simulation Lab component. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: NURS4010, NURS3010, NURS3030, NURS4030 Corequisites: NURS3015
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. Fees: Additional fee required. Prerequisites: NURS3020, NURS3030 Corequisites: NURS3010, NURS4030
NURS4020 Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing (3)
Explores 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 is 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 (6)
This capstone course facilitates the transition from student to graduate professional nurse and fosters professional growth and development. Students will apply knowledge and skills acquired throughout the major under the mentorship of a nurse preceptor. Students review and prepare for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX).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: Instructor's approval
NURS4094 Special Topics in Nursing (1-2)
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