Nursing

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

NURS 101 : Nursing I

Nursing 101 introduces concepts and theories basic to the art and science of the nursing role. Provides an introduction to holistic assessment and care management, evidence based clinical decision making, concepts of caring, safety, patient teaching, collaboration, therapeutic communication, and professionalism. Requires admission to the nursing program.

Credits

5

NURS 102 : Nursing II - Theory

Nursing 102 is a nursing theory course with a focus on chronic illness. Chronic alterations in health are considered in the context of holistic assessment and care management, pharmacology, evidence based clinical decision making, concepts of caring, safety, patient teaching, collaboration, therapeutic communication, and professionalism.

Credits

6

NURS 103 : Nursing III - Theory

Nursing 103 is a nursing theory class where student explore acute and chronic alterations in health across the lifespan are considered in the context of holistic assessment and care management, pharmacology, evidence based clinical decision making, concepts of caring, safety, patient teaching, collaboration, therapeutic communication, and professionalism.

Credits

6

NURS 111 : Fundamental Clinical Nursing Skills

Nursing 111 is a basic nursing skills lab course. Students demonstrate basic nursing skills using principles of holistic assessment, evidence based standards of practice, caring, safety, patient teaching, organizing and managing care, collaboration, therapeutic communication, and professionalism. Requires admission to the nursing program.

Credits

2

NURS 112 : Nursing II - Lab

Nursing 112 is a clinical/lab course where students begin to demonstrate competencies necessary to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of those experiencing alterations in health across the lifespan. Integrated concepts include holistic assessment, evidence based practice, caring, safety, patient teaching, organizing and managing care, collaboration, therapeutic communication, and professionalism.

Credits

5

NURS 113 : Nursing III - Lab

Nursing 113 is a clinical/lab course where students continue to demonstrate competencies necessary to meet the needs physical and psychosocial needs of those experiencing alterations in health across the lifespan. Focus on the acute care and community setting. Integrated concepts include holistic assessment, evidence based practice, caring, safety, patient teaching, organizing and managing care, collaboration, therapeutic communication, and professionalism.

Credits

5

NURS 201 : Nursing IV-Theory

Nursing 201 is a nursing theory course where student continue to explore complex alteration in health across the lifespan in the context of holistic assessment and care management, pharmacology, evidence based clinical decision making, concepts of caring, safety, patient teaching, collaboration, therapeutic communication, and professionalism.

Credits

6

NURS 202 : Nursing V-Theory

Nursing 202 is a nursing theory course where student continue to explore increasingly complex alteration in health across the lifespan in the context of holistic assessment and care management, pharmacology, evidence based clinical decision making, concepts of caring, safety, patient teaching, collaboration, therapeutic communication, and professionalism.

Credits

4

NURS 203 : Nursing VI - Theory

Nursing 203 is a nursing theory course where student continue to explore complex alteration in health across the lifespan in the context of holistic assessment and care management, pharmacology, evidence based clinical decision making, concepts of caring, safety, patient teaching, collaboration, therapeutic communication, and professionalism.

Credits

4

NURS 211 : Nursing IV - Lab

Nursing 211 is a clinical/lab course where students continue to demonstrate competencies necessary to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of those experiencing alterations in health across the lifespan. Focus on the acute care and mental health setting. Integrated concepts include holistic assessment, evidence based practice, caring, safety, patient teaching, organizing and managing care, collaboration, therapeutic communication, and professionalism.

Credits

5

NURS 212 : Nursing V-Lab

Nursing 212 is a clinical/lab course where students continue to demonstrate competencies necessary to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of those experiencing alterations in health across the lifespan. Focus on the acute care and obstetric health setting. Integrated concepts include holistic assessment, evidence based practice, caring, safety, patient teaching, organizing and managing care, collaboration, therapeutic communication, and professionalism.

Credits

6

NURS 213 : Nursing VI-Lab

Nursing 213 is a clinical/lab course where students continue to demonstrate competencies necessary to meet the physical and psychosocial needs of those experiencing alterations in health across the lifespan. Focus on the transition to the novice registered nurse role. Integrated concepts include holistic assessment, evidence based practice, caring, safety, patient teaching, organizing and managing care, collaboration, therapeutic communication, and professionalism.

Credits

6

NURS 255 : Service Learning for Nursing Students

This variable 1-5 credit service learning elective course allows nursing students to volunteer for health care based experiences in a variety of traditional or non-traditional settings. Students may select their own activities, and/ or work with other health care providers or faculty, as approved by the nursing faculty.

Credits

1 - 5

NURS 260 : Special Topics in Global Health

Students will prepare for travel/ study in Costa Rica by completing a short course in survival and medical Spanish and complete readings and activities to explore community health concepts, develop an awareness of Costa Rican culture, the country and its people. Once in Costa Rica, students will participate in community health activities and learn about the Costa Rican health system and may have the opportunity to learn about traditional medicine. (E)

Credits

1 - 5