Houston Baptist University Catalog

Nursing ( NURS ) Course Descriptions

  • NURS 3004 CARE OF INDIVIDUALS I LAB

    NURS 3004 Care of Individuals I Lab
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3222/3022 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3323/3023 and NURS 3408/3008 and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Novice Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3110 and NURS 3404 and NURS 4312 and NURS 4414/4014

    This is a 90 hour clinical experience that accompanies NURS 3404 Care of Individuals I.

  • NURS 3008 ART & SCIENCE LAB

    NURS 3008 Art & Science Lab
    Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 1404/1004 or higher) and BIOL 1414/1014 and BIOL 2404/2004 and BIOL 2414/2014 and ENGL 1320 and ENGL 1330 and MATH 1313 and PSYC 1313 and PSYC 2301 and PSYC 3301 and GOVT 2313 and formal acceptance to the Nursing Program and GPA of 3.0
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3222/3022 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3323/3023 and NURS 3408

    This is a 90 hour clinical experience that accompanies NURS 3408 Art and Science.

  • NURS 3022 PERSPECTIVES/HLTH CARE LAB

    NURS 3022 Perspectives/Health Care Lab
    Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 1404/1004 or higher) and BIOL 1414/1014 and BIOL 2404/2004 and BIOL 2414/2014 and ENGL 1320 and ENGL 1330 and MATH 1313 and PSYC 1313 and PSYC 2301 and PSYC 3301 and GOVT 2313 and formal acceptance to the Nursing Program and GPA of 3.0
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3222 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3323/3023 and NURS 3408/3008

    This is an 18 hour practicum that accompanies NURS 3322 Perspectives on Health Care Delivery Systems.

  • NURS 3023 HEALTH ASSESSMENT LAB

    NURS 3023 Health Assessment Lab
    Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 1404/1004 or higher) and BIOL 1414/1014 and BIOL 2404/2004 and BIOL 2414/2014 and ENGL 1320 and ENGL 1330 and MATH 1313 and PSYC 1313 and PSYC 2301 and PSYC 3301 and GOVT 2313 and Formal acceptance to the Nursing Program and GPA of 3.0
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3222/3022 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3323 and NURS 3408/3008

    This is an 67.5 hour practicum that accompanies NURS 3323 Health Assessment.

  • NURS 3024 CARE OF INDIVIDUALS II LAB

    NURS 3024 Care of Individuals II Lab
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3110 and NURS 3404/3004 and NURS 4312 and NURS 4414/4014 and (BIOL 3433 or NURS 3414) and a GPA of 2.5 of higher and successful completion of the Novice Level Curriculum Checkpoint.
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3024 and NURS 3111 and NURS 4434/4034 and NURS 4444/4044

    This is an 90 hour clinical experience that accompanies NURS 3424 Care of Individuals II.

  • NURS 3034 CARE OF INDIVIDUALS III LAB

    NURS 3034 Care of Individuals III Lab
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3111 and NURS 3424/3024 and NURS 4434/4034 and NURS 4444/4044 and a GPA of 2.5 of higher and successful completion of the Advanced Beginner Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3034 and NURS 4424/4024 and NURS 4564/4064

    This is an 90 hour clinical experience that accompanies NURS 3434 Care of Individuals III.

  • NURS 3110 APPLIED CLINICAL REASONING I

    NURS 3110 Applied Clinical Reasoning I
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3408 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3323
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3404

    The first of two courses designed to increase the nursing student’s clinical reasoning skills to better prepare him/her for clinical practice, course examinations, the Evolve HESI RN-Exit Exam, and the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. This course assists the student to develop strategies for success related to personal circumstance, study habits and abilities, and test-taking skills. Critical thinking, clinical reasoning, nursing judgment, and methods for self-remediation of weaknesses are emphasized throughout.

  • NURS 3111 APPLIED CLINICAL REASONING II

    NURS 3111 Applied Clinical Reasoning II
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3408 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3323 and NURS 3404
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3424

    The second of two courses designed to increase the nursing student’s clinical reasoning skills to better prepare him/her for clinical practice, course examinations, the Evolve HESI RN-Exit Exam, and the NCLEX-RN licensure examination. This course builds on previously implemented strategies for success and continues to refine the student’s ability to be successful with the NCLEX-style question in preparation for success with the Evolve RN Exit Exam at the end of the semester. Critical thinking, clinical reasoning, nursing judgment, and methods for self-remediation of weaknesses continue to be emphasized.

  • NURS 3214 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY HEALTH CARE I

    NURS 3214 Pathophysiology for Health Care I
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2414
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3215

    The 4 hour Pathophysiology Course is being modified to facilitate delivery of the content in two 8 week sessions. This session will run in the 1st 8 week session in the fall. Students must also enroll in NURS 3215 to receive the necessary credit. Enrollment will be 50.

  • NURS 3215 PATHOPHISIOLOGY HEALTH CARE II

    NURS 3215 Pathophysiology for Health Care II
    Prerequisite(s): BIOL 2414
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3214

    The 4 hour Pathophysiology Course is being modified to facilitate delivery of the content in two 8 week sessions. This session will run in the 2nd 8 week session in the fall. Students must also enroll in NURS 3214 to receive the necessary credit. Enrollment will be 50.

  • NURS 3222 PERSPECTIVES:HEALTH CARE DEL

    NURS 3222 Perspectives on Health Care Delivery Systems
    Traditional BSN Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 1404/1004 or higher) and BIOL 1414/1014 and BIOL 2404/2004 and BIOL 2414/2014 and ENGL 1320 and ENGL 1330 and MATH 1313 and PSYC 1313 and PSYC 2301 and PSYC 3301 and GOVT 2313 and Formal acceptance to the Nursing Program and GPA of 3.0
    Traditional BSN Corequisite(s): NURS 3222/3022 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3023 and NURS 3408/3008
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None

    Students analyze the trends that influence the healthcare system and methods of healthcare delivery in the United States. The class discusses agencies, initiatives, and roles for promoting quality improvement in the health outcomes. The practicum experiences provide opportunities to assess health service organizations and world healthcare delivery systems in order to determine their effectiveness in promoting health consistent with cultural beliefs. This is a two-semester hour course that includes 18 practicum hours.

  • NURS 3309 PHARMACOLOGY

    NURS 3309 Pharmacology
    Traditional BSN Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 1404/1004 or higher) and BIOL 1414/1014 and BIOL 2404/2004 and BIOL 2414/2014 and ENGL 1320 and ENGL 1330 and MATH 1313 and PSYC 1313 and PSYC 2301 and PSYC 3301 and GOVT 2313 and Formal acceptance to the Nursing Program and GPA of 3.0
    Traditional BSN Corequisite(s): NURS 3222/2033 and NURS 3323/3023 and NURS 3408/3008
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license, formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None

    A course designed to assist students in preparing for clinical experiences by applying concepts of assessment, pathophysiology, pharmacology, diagnostic and laboratory testing analysis, and therapeutic interventions to specific clinical situations. The course involves didactic and experiential teaching methods and active learning experiences. In addition to preparing for clinical experiences, the course is designed to promote the development of critical and creative thinking, problem-solving, and time management skills.

  • NURS 3323 HEALTH ASSESSMENT

    NURS 3323 Health Assessment
    Traditional BSN Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 1404/1004 or higher) and BIOL 2404/2004 and BIOL 2414/2014 and ENGL 1320 and ENGL 1330 and MATH 1313 and PSYC 1313 and PSYC 2301 and PSYC 3301 and GOVT 2313 and Formal acceptance to the Nursing Program and GPA of 3.0
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3222/3022 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3023 and NURS 3408/3008
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None

    Assessment of the individuals across the lifespan is taught within the context of growth and development. The student should be able to differentiate between normal findings, normal variations and abnormal findings in individuals when performing assessments in a variety of settings. Assessment, as the first step of the nursing process, is the foundation for a systematic approach to care of the individual. The student will organize and analyze data to select appropriate NANDA Nursing Diagnoses for health promotion. This is a three-semester hour course, including 67.5 clinical hours.

  • NURS 3404 CARE OF INDIVIDUALS I

    NURS 3404 Care of Individuals I
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3222/3022 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3323/3023 and NURS 3408/3008 and GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Novice Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Co-requisite(s): NURS 3004 and NURS 3110 and NURS 4312 and NURS 4414/4014

    This is the first in a series of three courses that focus on nursing care of individuals. These courses must be taken in order. The dimensions of health are assessed in individuals experiencing health problems. Students apply concepts of case management and continuity of care to individuals across the lifespan, including care during perioperative experiences. Students are expected to be able to provide care in a variety of acute care settings. This is a four-semester hour course with an accompanying lab of 90 clinical hours.

  • NURS 3408 ART & SCIENCE OF NURSING

    NURS 3408 Art and Science of Nursing
    Prerequisite(s): (CHEM 1404/1004 or higher) and BIOL 1414/1014 and BIOL 2404/2004 and BIOL 2414/2014 and ENGL 1320 and ENGL1330 and MATH 1313 and PSYC 1313 and PSYC 2301 and PSYC 3301 and GOVT 2313 and Formal acceptance to the Nursing Program and GPA of 3.0
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3222/3022 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3323/3023 and NURS 3008

    Students learn systematic approaches, basic skills, and professional attitudes for providing care and therapeutic interventions used to promote health in clients across the lifespan and assist these clients with activities of daily living. This course incorporates knowledge of humans in health and illness, aesthetic perception of human experiences, personal understanding of self and others, and the capacity to make legal and ethical choices. Emphasis is placed on critical thinking and legal and ethical decision-making. The course incorporates the principles learned in NURS 3323. This is a four-semester hour course, including 90 clinical hours.

  • NURS 3414 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR HEALTH

    NURS 3414 Pathophysiology for Health Care
    Traditional BSN Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1404/1004 and BIOL 1414/1014 and BIOL 2404/2004 and BIOL 2414/2014 and a GPA of 2.5 or higher
    Traditional BSN Prerequisite(s): None
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None

    Students describe the pathology of health conditions and use concepts of pathophysiology for applying caring/healing practices to designing health care plans for promoting fullness in living across the lifespan. The manifestations of pathology form a basis for health assessment. Synthesis of pathophysiology with levels of health promotion and prevention provides rationale for case management priorities. Four semester hours, including 14 laboratory hours.

  • NURS 3424 CARE OF INDIVIDUALS II

    NURS 3424 Care of Individuals II
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3110 and NURS 3404/3004 and NURS 4312 and NURS 4414/4014 and (BIOL 3433 or NURS 3414) and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Novice Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3024 and NURS 3111 and NURS 4434/3034 and NURS 444/4044

    This is the second in a series of three courses that focus on nursing care of individuals. These courses must be taken in order. The dimensions of health are assessed in individuals experiencing health problems. Students apply concepts of case management and continuity of care to individuals across the lifespan, including care during perioperative experiences. Students are expected to be able to provide care in a variety of acute care settings. This is a four-semester hour course with an accompanying lab of 90 clinical hours.

  • NURS 3434 CARE OF INDIVIDUALS III

    NURS 3434 Care of Individuals III
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3111 and NURS 3424/3024 and NURS 4434/4034 and NURS 4444/4044 and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Advanced Beginner Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): None

    This is the third in a series of three courses that focus on nursing care of individuals. The dimensions of health are assessed in individuals experiencing major and/or life-threatening health problems. Upon successful completion of the course, students are expected to be able to apply concepts of case management and continuity of care across the lifespan and use a systematic approach to provide care for individuals with major and/or life-threatening health problems. Students provide care in a variety of critical care units. The course is four semester hours, including 90 clinical hours.

  • NURS 4014 CARE/FAMILIES/ MENTAL HLTH LAB

    NURS 4014 Care of Families with Mental Health Problems Lab
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3222/3022 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3323/3023 and NURS 3408/3008 and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Novice Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3110 and NURS 3404/3004 and NURS 4312 and NURS 4414

    This is a 90 clinical experience that accompanies NURS 4414 Care of Families with Mental Health Problems.

  • NURS 4024 NURSING IN/THE COMMUNITY LAB

    NURS 4024 Nursing in the Community and Nursing the Community Lab
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3111 and NURS 3424/3024 and NURS 4434/4034 and NURS 4444/4044 and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Advanced Beginner Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3434/3034 and NURS 4424 and NURS 4564/4064

    This is a 90 hour clinical experience that accompanies NURS 4424 Nursing in the Community and Nursing the Community.

  • NURS 4034 CARE/CHILDBEARING FAMILIES LAB

    NURS 4034 Care of Childbearing Families Lab
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3110 and NURS 3404/3004 and NURS 4312 and NURS 4414/4014 and (BIOL 3433 or NURS 3414) and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Novice Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3434/3034 and NURS 4424 and NURS 4564/4064

    This is a 90 hour clinical experience that accompanies NURS 4434 Care of Childbearing Families.

  • NURS 4044 CARE/FAMILIES/ CHILDREN LAB

    NURS 4044 Care of Families with Children Lab
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3110 and NURS 3404/3004 and NURS 4312 and NURS 4414/4014 and (BIOL 3433 or NURS 3414). and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Novice Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3111 and NURS 3424/3024 and NURS 4434/4034 and NURS 4444

    This is a 90 hour clinical experience that accompanies NURS 4444 Care of Families with Children.

  • NURS 4064 HEALTH CARE ADMIN NURSES LAB

    NURS 4064 Health Care Administration for Nurses Laboratory
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3111 and NURS 3424/3024 and NURS 4434/4034 and NURS 4444/4044. A GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Advanced Beginner Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3434/3034 and NURS 4424/4024 and NURS 4564

    This is a 108 clinical experience that accompanies NURS 4564 Health Care Administration for Nurses.

  • NURS 4181 SPECIAL TOP/INDEPENDENT STUDY

    NURS 4181 Special Topics/Independent Study
    Prerequisite(s): None
    Topics are selected on basis of student need and academic qualifications of staff. If regular lectures are not given, a minimum of 30 hours of work for each hour credit must be included.

  • NURS 4312 CARE OF VULNERABLE POPS

    NURS 4312 Care of Vulnerable Populations
    Traditional BSN Prerequisite(s): NURS 3222/3022 and NURS 3309 and NURS 3323/3023 and NURS 3408/3008 and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Novice Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Traditional BSN Corequisite(s): NURS 3110 and NURS 3404/3004 and NURS 4414/4014
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None

    Students apply concepts of epidemiology to determine the factors that contribute to vulnerability in individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. Students will examine (a) health norms for the elder population based on age, gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status in order to determine the major health problems and surveillance issues and (b) research methodologies/approaches/models that are employed to improve health outcomes for vulnerable aging populations. Students will also be expected to use communication skills and education theory to plan and present health information to promote health of a population. Critical thinking and mathematical skills will be developed in using a statistical approach to assessing and evaluating health outcomes. Concepts of health promotion and disease prevention serve as a basis for analyzing recommendations for health programming.

  • NURS 4394 SR SEM: APP NURSING RESEARCH

    NURS 4394 Senior Seminar: Applied Nursing Research and Externship
    Traditional BSN Prerequisite(s): NURS 3404/3004 and NURS 4312 and NURS 4414 and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of Novice Level Checkpoint
    Traditional BSN Corequisite(s): None
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None

    This course focuses on professional issues in nursing and the research process and on the transition from student to professional role and applying the research process to clinical practice. Students practice nursing at the level of advanced beginner in specified environments and address clinical practice quality improvement issues via research methods appropriate for the baccalaureate prepared nurse. Upon successful completion of this course, students are expected to be able to address current issues in nursing and health care delivery; relate philosophical perspectives to nursing theories, research and practice; analyze nursing as a career and profession; and evaluate the professional role in developing health policy and regulation. In addition, students should be able to analyze and resolve ethical dilemmas in health care situations by applying critical thinking skills and ethical theories and principles. Students should also be able to apply research findings to Performance Improvement in health care delivery system.

  • NURS 4414 CARE:FAMILIES MNTL HLTH PROB

    NURS 4414 Care of Families with Mental Health Problems
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3222/3022 and NURS 3309 and 3323/3023 and NURS 3408/3008 and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Novice Curriculum Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3110 and NURS 3404/3004 and NURS 4312 and NURS 4014

    This is one of three courses that focus on specialty care of individuals and their families. In this course, the dimensions of health are assessed in families dealing with mental health problems. Students apply concepts of care to case management and continuity of care of families with mental health problem in the home, community, and specialized environments. Students are expected to be able to use a systematic approach to provide care for families with mental health problems. This course is four semester hours, including 90 clinical hours.

  • NURS 4424 NURS IN COMM/NURS THE COMM

    NURS 4424 Nursing in the Community and Nursing the Community
    Traditional BSN Prerequisite(s): NURS 3111 and NURS 3424/3024 and NURS 4434/4034 and NURS 4444/4044 and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Advanced Beginner Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Traditional BSN Corequisite(s): NURS 3434/3034 and NURS 4024 and NURS 4564/4064
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    RN to BSN Corequisite(s): None

    This course is one of four courses for the Baccalaureate Nursing program that focus on care of groups, populations, and communities. Students analyze historical trends and characteristics and factors that have impacted community health nursing and contributed to community health issues. Students compare and contrast the professional nursing roles in the community and apply theories, models, and principles to community health nursing practice. Opportunities are provided to use systematic approaches to identify health needs to groups and populations and promote health in the community. This is a four-semester hour course, including 90 clinical hours.

  • NURS 4434 CARE OF CHILDBEARING FAMILIES

    NURS 4434 Care of Childbearing Families
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3110 and NURS 3404/3004 and NURS 4312 and NURS 4414/4014 and (BIOL 3433 or NURS 3414) and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Novice Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3111 and NURS 3424/3024 and NURS 4034 and NURS 4444/4044

    This is one of three courses that focus on specialty care of individuals and their families. The dimensions of health are assessed in childbearing families requiring specialized care. Students apply concepts of care to case management and continuity of care of childbearing families. Students use a systematic approach to providing care for childbearing families, in the community and in specialty care units such as labor and delivery, neonatal intensive care units, pre-natal and postpartum units. This is a four-semester hour, including 90 clinical hours.

  • NURS 4444 CARE OF FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN

    NURS 4444 Care of Families with Children
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 3110 and NURS 3404/3004 and NURS 4312 and NURS 4414/4014 and (BIOL 3433 or NURS 3414) and a GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Novice Level Curriculum Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3111 and NURS 3424/3024 and NURS 4434/4034 and NURS 4044

    This is one of three courses that focus on specialty care of individuals and their families. The dimensions of health are assessed in families with children and adolescents. Students are expected to be able to apply concepts of care to case management and continuity of care of families with children and adolescents in the community and in pediatric health care environments. Students use a systematic approach to provide care for families with children and adolescents. This course is four semester hours, including 90 clinical hours.

  • NURS 4564 HEALTH CARE ADMIN FOR NURSES

    NURS 4564 Healthcare Administration for Nurses
    Traditional BSN Prerequisite(s): All Liberal Arts Core Curriculum requirements, University Proficiencies, and prerequisites for nursing, including the following courses: BIOL 1414/1014, BIOL 2404/2004, and BIOL 2414/2014, and CHEM 1404/1004; ENGL 1313 and ENGL 1323; GOVT 2313; MATH 1313; PSYC 1313, PSYC 2301, and PSYC 3313
    School fo Nursing and Applied Health Requirements: Completion of all prior nursing courses: NURS 3110, NURS 3111, NURS 3222/3022, NURS 3309, NURS 3323/3023, NURS 3404/3004, NURS 3408/3008, NURS 3414 (BIOL 3433), NURS 3424/3024, NURS 4312, NURS 4394, NURS 4414/4014, NURS 4434/4034, and NURS 4444/4044. A GPA of 2.5 or higher and successful completion of the Advanced Beginner Checkpoint
    Corequisite(s): NURS 3434/3034 and NURS 4424/4024
    RN to BSN Prerequisite(s): Unencumbered RN license and formal acceptance into the RN to BSN program
    Corequisite(s): None

    This course focuses on professional issues in nursing, nursing management and the use of research in clinical practice as well as the study of health administration and leadership from the nurse’s perspective. Students apply leadership and management behaviors and skills to providing care for a group of patients and promoting positive consumer relationships; and analyze effectiveness and efficiency of care delivery systems promoting positive health outcomes. The course is five semester hours, including 108 clinical hours.

  • NURS 5120 ADVANCED SKILLS

    NURS 5120 Advanced Skills
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304 and NURS 5305
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5320

    This course will provide didactic and hands-on practice with the advanced skills needed in primary care. This is a hybrid course requiring eight hours on campus.

  • NURS 5220 PNP I

    NURS 5220 PNP I
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304 and NURS 5305 and NURS 5120 and and NURS 5320
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  • NURS 5221 PNP II

    NURS 5221 PNP II
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304 and NURS 5305 and NURS 5120 and NURS 5320 and NURS 5220
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  • NURS 5222 PNP III

    NURS 5222 PNP III
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304 and NURS 5305 and NURS 5120 and NURS 5320 and NURS 5220 and NURS 5221
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  • NURS 5223 PNP IV CHRONIC ILLNESS

    NURS 5223 PNP IV Chronic Illness
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304 and NURS 5305 and NURS 5120 and NURS 5320 and NURS 5220 and NURS 5221 and NURS 5222
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  • NURS 5230 PNP ROLE

    NURS 5230 PNP Role
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304 and NURS 5305 and NURS 5120 and NURS 5320 and NURS 5220
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  • NURS 5300 NURSING THEORY

    NURS 5300 Nursing Theory
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to MSN Program
    This course explores and analyzes theories and propositions from social, psychological, medical, nursing, and interpersonal relations as a foundation to understanding research, practice, and scholarship in nursing.

  • NURS 5301 ADVANCED RESEARCH

    NURS 5301 Advanced Research
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to MSN Program
    This course is designed to further nursing science through knowledge utilization and the testing of evidence-based research. The students will be given the opportunity to apply evidence-based research methods to nursing problems identified in their practice. Inductive and deductive approaches will be explored. The focus of this course is on acquiring knowledge and understanding of research reported in the literature, critique findings, and applying to practice.

  • NURS 5302 LDRSHP QUAL SAFETY HLTH PLCY

    NURS 5302 Leadership for Quality, Safety and Health Policy
    Prerequisite(s): Admission to MSN Program
    The principles and theories germane to leadership will be explored in relation to complex organizations and the development of leadership styles and policy making within Microsystems, mesosystems, and macrosystems to transform those healthcare systems. Course content will include continuous quality improvement models, processes, and tools to measure outcomes in a healthcare facility. Emphasis will be placed on the political, demographic, and economic forces that influence the development of health policy and professional nursing practice. Ethical and legal dimensions of nursing practice and interprofessional relationships at advanced level will be explored.

  • NURS 5303 ADVANCED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

    NURS 5303 Advanced Pathophysiology
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300
    This course focuses on pathophysiological processes across the lifespan and the development of clinical reasoning skills that distinguish the relationships between normal physiology and specific system alterations produced by injry and disease. Particular attention will be given to etiology, pathogenesis, developmental and environmental influences, and clinical manifestations of major health problems.

  • NURS 5304 ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY

    NURS 5304 Advanced Pharmacology
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303
    This course provides the opportunity to acquire advanced knowledge and skills in the therapeutic use of pharmacologic agents. The pharmacologic treatment of major health problems will be explored. Principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacogenomics will be examined. The effects of culture, ethnicity, age, pregnancy, gender and funding on pharmacologic therapy will be emphasized. Legal aspects of prescribing will be fully addressed.

  • NURS 5305 ADV HEALTH ASSESSMENT

    NURS 5305 Advanced Health Assessment
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304
    This course will build upon health assessment skills developed in the professional nurse’s basic educational program. The theoretical and clinical basis for assessment in advanced nursing practice will be developed. The process whereby the advanced practitioner utilizes comprehensive physical, psychosocial, and cultural assessment across the lifespan to gather specific data relevant to common health problems is demonstrated. Faculty and preceptors facilitate laboratory and clinical experiences, which focus on assessment of clients and presentation of findings in a variety of settings.

  • NURS 5310 POPULATION STATE OF SCIENCE

    NURS 5310 Population State of the Science
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304 and NURS 5305
    This course provides a foundation for understanding of evidence-based clinical prevention and population care and services to individuals, families, and aggregates/identified populations through the identification of key competencies and relevant and predictable learning opportunities in their practice settings.

  • NURS 5311 CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT

    NURS 5311 Curriculum Development
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304 and NURS 5305
    This course examines various classical and modern curriculum theorists as they apply nursing curriculum development. Emphasis is placed on congruence between institutional mission, philosophy, and goals; professional standards; and needs and expectations of a program’s communities of interest. Students design a curriculum to meet the needs of a stated nursing role and setting.

  • NURS 5312 EFFECTIVE TEACHING STRATEGIES

    NURS 5312 Effective Teaching Strategies
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304 and NURS 5305
    This course will incorporate a learner-centered approach to course development and instructional delivery. Assessment tools and strategies used to evaluate student learning will be emphasized. Students will demonstrate instructional techniques and strategies in the teaching of didactic competencies and clinical proficiencies based upon evidenced-based teaching practices.

  • NURS 5313 EVALUATION OF LEARNING

    NURS 5313 Evaluation of Learning
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300, NURS 5301, NURS 5302, NURS 5303, NURS 5304, and NURS 5305
    This course examines a variety of assessment models and techniques used to evaluate student classroom performance and clinical performance, instructor performance, and effectiveness of educational programs. Students will design and execute assessment and evaluation plans, interpret assessment data and develop closing the loop activities.

  • NURS 5314 MENTRD EXP: CLINICAL POPULATNS

    NURS 5314 Mentored Experience: Clinical Populations
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304 and NURS 5305 and NURS 5310 and NURS 5311 and NURS 5312 and NURS 5313
    This practicum course provides students the opportunity to explore the scope and responsibilities of educators in community health system environments. Clinical activities support understanding responsiveness to human resourcing, competency maintenance, safety, and staff development for enhanced clinical and system outcomes. Additional focus includes use of technology and informatics applications that support learning in diverse practice settings. This course requires 135 hours of documented mentored experience.

  • NURS 5315 MENTRD EXP: EDUCATOR ROLE

    NURS 5315 Mentored Experience: Educator Role
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304 and NURS 5305 and NURS 5310 and NURS 5311 and NURS 5312 and NURS 5313
    This practicum course provides students the opportunity to explore the scope and responsibilities of teaching in an academic setting; including exposure to regulatory processes and faculty governance, as well as, faculty practice, service, research and scholarship activities. Students will also begin direct engagement in teaching students in their area of practice or population foci in classroom, online, lab, simulation and clinical settings. This course requires 135 hours of documented mentored experience.

  • NURS 5320 ADVANCED DIAGNOSTICS

    NURS 5320 Advanced Diagnostics
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304 and NURS 5305
    Corequisite(s): NURS 5120

  • NURS 5420 ADVANCED PNP PRACTICUM

    NURS 5420 Advanced PNP Practicum
    Prerequisite(s): NURS 5300 and NURS 5301 and NURS 5302 and NURS 5303 and NURS 5304 and NURS 5305 and NURS 5120 and NURS 5320 and NURS 5220 and NURS 5221 and NURS 5222 and NURS 5230
    This course will provide the opportunity for the learner to integrate and practice the content from previous courses. This course has 120 hours of precepted clinical.

  • NURS Nursing 4312

    CARE OF VULNERABLE POPS