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NUR228 - Nutrition for Nurses

This course is for nursing students anticipating licensure as a registered nurse. The course focuses on the basics of healthy nutrition through the lifespan with selected cultural variation nutritional therapy, diet and physical activity, nutrition in selected diseases and medical conditions, and food safety. Admission into a basic nursing program.

NUR330 - Philosophy of Professional Nursing

This course focuses on the re-socialization of the RN student from a technical to a full professional nursing role through an overview/synthesis of the conceptual foundations of professional nursing practice. Facilitation of this change will be through incorporation of principles and concepts of self-awareness and self-directed learning throughout discussions of professional self-concept development, theoretical bases of professional nursing, and delivery of professional nursing as related to the various roles of the professional nurse. Prerequisites: Upper division status. (3 crs.)

NUR350 - Health Assessment

This course focuses on the opportunity for the student to develop and practice skills in the use of data-gathering methods and techniques for the health assessment of individuals throughout the developmental life span. Emphasis is on history taking and physical assessment of adults using a systems approach, focusing on variations across cultures and variations in findings at different stages of adulthood. Prerequisites: Upper division status. (3 crs.)

NUR360 - Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

This course is designed to increase the professional nurse's knowledge and use of the research process. Emphasis is on reading, interpreting, and evaluating research findings considering ethical and practical aspects as the basis for evidence-based nursing practice. Upper Division Status.

NUR370 - Methods of Nursing Research

This course focuses on basic concepts, principles, methods and procedures related to the research process. Opportunity will be provided for the development of critical thinking and decision making skills needed by the professional nurse to analyze and evaluate research findings for application to practice. Prerequisites: Upper division status. (3 crs.)

NUR375 - Leadership and Change in Nursing

This course focuses on analysis and synthesis of concepts in nursing and related fields regarding planned change and group development through study and experience in group process and leadership roles. Selected clinical experiences provide for application of theory in critical analysis of situations and decision-making within the practice of nursing to meet emerging health needs of consumers. *This course includes a clinical practicum experience. Prerequisites: Upper division status. Credits: 6 credit hours (3 credits class; 3 credits clinical)

NUR410 - Research Utilization and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing

This course focuses on the ability to differentiate between conducting research, research utilization, and evidence-based practice. Through participation in designated research activities, students will learn to synthesize evidence-based knowledge into applicable protocols of care and to utilize research on an organizational level. Prerequisites: Upper division status; NUR 370. (2 crs.)

NUR420 - Nursing Informatics

This course introduces the learner to the history and current state of health informatics, basic informatics concepts, health information management systems and the use of technology to improve healthcare within the framework of interprofessional communication. The course will provide the learner with the knowledge and skills needed to competently practice and provide patient care through the use of current and emerging healthcare technology. Content includes legal and ethical considerations associated with nursing informatics, as well as the exploration of patient care technologies to support clinical decisions, provide safe, quality patient care, document nurse sensitive indicators and the role of nursing informatics in communication strategies. Upper Division Status.

NUR450 - Trends and Issues in Nursing

This course focuses on the analysis of professional nursing and bioethical issues within a systems framework. Implications for professional nursing practice in the health care delivery system are emphasized. Prerequisites: Upper division status. (3 crs.)

NUR470 - Family Health Nursing

This course focuses on the theory and practice of family nursing, a domain within professional nursing which is rapidly becoming an integral part of generalist practice. Emphasis will be on the recognition that family nursing is conceptually and empirically distinct from nursing of individuals. A variety of nursing and family theories will provide the basis for serving families as units as well as family subsystems and individual family members. Family assessment, family nursing diagnoses, family nursing roles and goals from health promotion through rehabilitation, theoretical approaches which guide family assessment and intervention, and general family nursing interventions will be addressed. *This course includes a clinical practicum experience. Prerequisites: Upper division status. Credits: 6 credit hours (3 credits class; 3 credits clinical)

NUR475 - Community Health Nursing

This course focuses on the synthesis of theories from nursing and the public health sciences. The emphasis is on improving the health of the community by identifying subgroups that are at risk for illness, disability or premature death. Emphasis will be on epidemiology, history of public health science, social policy, ethical, legislative/ political issues related to health care, social justice, community organizations, special needs of aggregates, and trends in community health care administration. *This course includes a clinical practicum experience. Prerequisites: Upper division status. Credits: 6 credit hours (3 credits class; 3 credits clinical)

NUR485 - Professional Development in Nursing

Examines professional growth from entry into the BSN program to graduation. This capstone course culminates in completion of a professional resume and self-assessment, which documents achievement of program objectives and defines individual career goals.

NURPOR - Nursing Portfolio

Transfer Nursing Credits. (variable crs.)