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Department of Nursing

NSG 320-320L. Foundations for Nursing Practice (3, 9).* 3, 3 credits.

A foundation course for nursing practice encompassing nursing concepts and skills. An overall introduction to nursing concepts and skills and nursing responsibilities relative to humans, environment and health is presented.

NSG 322-322L. Nursing Care of the Elderly (2, 3). *2, 1 credits.

Study of the social, psychological and physiological changes that occur with advancing age. Examines the psychosocial problems that affect the elderly and nursing care of the elderly.

NSG 324-324L. Nursing of the Childbearing Family (3, 3).* 3, 1 credits.

Introduction to the concepts, principles and theories of nursing care related to childbearing. Focuses on the holistic needs of family members during pregnancy and early infancy.

NSG 325L. Childbearing and Child Rearing II (6). 2 credits.

A companion course to NSG 324-324L and NSG 326-326L which provides clinical experiences in settings other than the hospital.

NSG 326-326L. Nursing of the Child Rearing Family (3, 3).* 3, 1 credits.

Focuses on the concepts, principles and theories used in the delivery of nursing care to children, adolescents and their families. Emphasis is on use of the nursing process to promote optimum health or assist in coping with alterations in wellness throughout childhood and adolescence.

NSG 331. Alterations in Levels of Wellness. 2 credits.

Introduction to optimal wellness through nutrition, cardiovascular fitness, stress-management and freedom from abusive habits. An introduction to pathophysiology affecting major organ and immune systems of the human body throughout various stages of growth and development. Identification of the impact of individual lifestyle choices, the environment and cultural milieu on health.

NSG 333. Dimensions of Professional Nursing. 3 credits.

Study topics related to nursing as a profession. Explores historical foundations, nursing education, legal and ethical standards, nursing roles and responsibilities. Suggests methods of practical integration of the core concepts and sub-concepts of the school's conceptual framework for a nursing curriculum.

NSG 335. Selected Topics in Family Health Care Nursing. 3 credits.

Using a seminar format, students will consider topics and issues which relate to family health. Emphasis will be placed on nursing care from a family perspective in a variety of settings and situations. Taken concurrently with NSG 324 and NSG 326.

NSG 336-336L. Health Assessment Across the Life Span (2, 3).* 2, 1 credits.

A practicum course that reinforces previously learned assessment skills and introduces advanced assessment techniques utilized in evaluation of health across the life span. Course focuses on normal health status as a basis for determining deviations from the normal.

NSG 337. Introduction to Pharmacological Concepts for Nursing. 1 credit.

Introduction to pharmacological concepts which guide medication administration in the practice setting. Emphasis on legal and ethical issues inherent in medication administration. Drug classification, side effects, interactions, potential for abuse are reviewed and concomitant nursing interventions correlated.

NSG 420-420L. Nursing of Adults With Acute Alterations in Levels of Wellness (3, 9).* 3, 3 credits.

A case study course that examines the dynamic effects that altered body and system function have on the adult client. Learning events in class and acute care settings are integrated and focus on use of nursing process to promote optimal levels of wellness when health has been compromised by acute disease conditions.

NSG 422-422L-423L. Nursing of Adults With Long Term Alterations in Levels of Wellness (3, 6, 3).* 3, 2, 1 credits.

Correlated class content and clinical learning experiences promote in-depth exploration of altered patterns of selected body and system dysfunctions. Focus in on the use of the nursing process in rehabilitative care to promote the maximum level of wellness when health has been compromised by chronic disease/condition(s).

NSG 424-424L. Nursing Care of Clients With Alterations in Mental Health (3,6).* 3, 2 credits.

Explores broad-ranging, humanistic, interactional and psychobiologic view of the scope of a holistic psychiatric nursing practice. Guided learning experiences in a variety of hospital and community settings integrate the nursing process to provide a systematic method for delivering care.

NSG 426-426L-427L. Nursing of Clients With Multidimensional Alterations in Levels of Wellness (2, 6, 3).* 2, 2, 1 credits.

A summative course designed to promote synthesis of nursing knowledge and skills. Learning events in class and acute and critical care clinical settings are integrated to promote application of the nursing process, leadership and management in the care of clients experiencing multidimensional, complex alterations in health.

NSG 433. Introduction to Research in Nursing. 3 credits.

This introductory research course focuses on understanding the research process and its application to the clinical practice of nursing. Emphasis is on critical appraisal of research reports, being knowledgeable consumers and applying research findings. The development of research in nursing and ethical issues are explored.

NSG 437. Nursing Leadership. 2 credits.

Explores basic leadership and management theory, concepts, processes and skills. Emphasis is on understanding and the application of leadership and management principles in institutional and community settings. The goal is development of behaviors which promote the implementation of effective management decisions in professional nursing practice.

NSG 438-438L. Dimensions of Nursing Practice in the Community (2, 6).* 2, 2 credits.

Designed to promote synthesis of nursing knowledge with emphasis on key concepts and strategies basic to community health within the contemporary health care system. Guided introductory experiences in community settings focus on population-based practice.

NSG 490. Special Studies in Nursing. 1-3 credits.

Study of selected topics in nursing. No prerequisites. Course may be repeated for credit.

NSG 497-498. Independent Study. 1-3 credits each semester.

Independent study in nursing under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of the department head.

NSG 499. Honors. 3 credits each semester. Year course.

* Three clock hours per week of clinical practice and/or laboratory equals one credit hour.

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