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
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
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,
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
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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