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Simulation orientation video

Students must view Outside Linkthis brief video prior to participating in simulation in the School of Nursing.

Courses at the 200-level

NURS 201: Introduction to Health Care Systems

Students analyze organizational structure, resources, current technology, informational systems, outcome measures, safety initiatives, health care policy, and ethics. The consumer's central role in health care decision making is examined.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • a major in health care administration or consent of department chair.
NURS 207: Baccalaureate Education for Nursing

This is the formal transition for the RN student into the baccalaureate program in nursing. Emphasis is on the nursing process as the scientific methodology for nursing practice.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Licensed RN students
NURS 220: Foundations of Therapeutic Interventions

Concepts of nutrition, pharmacology, and pathophysiology are introduced as foundations for therapeutic intervention in nursing practice.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • BIOL 231
  • PSYC 230
  • Prior or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 335
  • Acceptance to the nursing program
  • CHEM 106
NURS 222: Professional Nursing I

The profession of nursing is introduced, including the history and practice of nursing, the health illness continuum, the health care system, the nursing process, and the demographic and economic changes that affect nursing practice.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • BIOL 231
  • PSYC 230
  • Prior or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 335
  • Acceptance to the nursing program
  • CHEM 106
NURS 223: Fundamentals of Nursing Practice

Cognitive and psychomotor skills are applied through guided experiences in simulated and clinical situations. Emphasis is on skills essential for the nursing practice.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • BIOL 231
  • BIOL 335
  • NURS 220
  • NURS 222
  • PSYC 230
  • Prior or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 348 and NURS 224
  • CHEM 106
NURS 224: Health Assessment

Basic health assessment skills are introduced. Emphasis is on normal findings.
3 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • BIOL 231
  • PSYC 230
  • Prior or concurrent enrollment in BIOL 335 and 348
  • Prior or concurrent enrollment in NURS 220, 222, 223
  • CHEM 106
NURS 225: Introduction to Writing and Research in Nursing

Students are introduced to the conventions of writing In nursing and the role of research in evidence-based nursing practice.
2 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Acceptance to the nursing program
NURS 261: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Childbearing and Mothering

The universal experience of childbirth and mothering is explored, using cross-cultural perspectives. Focus is on analyzing and comparing Western and non-Western beliefs and customs. Writing and critical thinking skills are emphasized.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2, and 3.
NURS 262: Substance Abuse as a Global Issue

Students examine how substance abuse evolves from multicultural factors influencing human behavior and becomes a global issue. Emphasis is on ways in which dynamic processes operate in different cultures with respect to drugs.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2, and 3.
NURS 263: Dying, Loss, and Grief: Cross-Cultural Perspectives

Death and dying across several cultures is surveyed from a public health perspective. A comparison is made between five religious traditions. Also examined are non-Western versus Western cultural beliefs.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2, and 3.
NURS 264: The State of the World's Children

The impact of cultural identity and heritage upon the wellbeing of children around the world is analyzed. Included are global issues of child exploitation and the necessary global effort to halt that exploitation.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2, and 3.
NURS 265: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Healing Practices

Healing practices are examined from a global perspective. Emphasis is on historical, cultural, social, philosophical, and economic influences on the evolving model of East-West healthcare.
4 credit hours

Prerequisites:
  • Gen. Ed. Core 1, 2, and 3.

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