Course Information Listing
for BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING Department

Course   Credits Detail
C-HOUR COLLEGE HOUR 0
M300 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS 3
N301 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 3 Pathophysiology of Health Deviations builds on previous knowledge gained from anatomy, physiology, chemistry and microbiology. It provides the student an opportunity to examine health deviations and their impact on human functioning. It is designed to facilitate the student's development of nursing systems, thereby enabling the student to manage the health deviations of the individual therapeutically.
N302 HEALTH ASSESSMENT 3 Health Assessment is designed to provide the student with the theoretical knowledge of examining an individual's state of health across the lifespan. The student experiences focus upon the utilization of a health history and the performance of physical assessment skills to assemble a comprehensive health assessment. (Prerequisites: anatomy and physiology, sociology and psychology or permission of the Dean. No corequisites; may be taken as a Student-at-Large)
N302L Health Assessment Lab 0
N304 CONCEPTS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING 3 Concepts of Professional Nursing examines nursing theories, legal and ethical issues and the professional development of the nurse. Historical, political and social influences affecting nursing practice within the changing health care delivery system are explored. (No pre- or co-requisites; may be taken as a Student-at-Large)
N307 Foundation of Nursing Practice 8 Foundations of Nursing Practice focuses on concepts, principles, and skills basic to beginning professional nursing practice. Scientific and theoretical foundations of basic human needs and selected pathophysiological processes are introduced. The course prepares students to apply critical thinking skills when examining individual responses to health problems of a medical-surgical nature. (PREREQUISITE: Acceptance into the BSN program. C0-requisites: N301; N302; N304 or permission of the Dean)
N309 Pathopharmocology I 2
N310 Foundations of Nursing Practice 4 This course meets the first 8 weeks of the semester.
N311 Concepts & Practice of Adult Health Deviations 4
N317 Adult Health Deviations 3 Adult Health Deviations focuses on the holistic nursing care management of patients experiencing select acute and chronic problems. Theories and concepts related to alterations in health in the adult are presented within the framework of critical thinking and caring. (Prerequisites: Successful completion of N301,N302, N304, N307 or permission of the Dean. Co-requisites: None)
N324 PRINCIPLES OF PHARMACOLOGY 3 Principles of Pharmacology is a theory course that introduces the student to the basic principles of drug action and nursing implications within the framework of the nursing process. Specific drugs and the pharmacologic affects of these drugs on the body are discussed. Calculation of intravenous medications is included. Safety and legal implications of drug administration are emphasized. (Prerequisites: N301,N304, N307, or permission of the Dean)
N326 NURSING RESEARCH 3 Nursing Research provides the undergraduate student with a basic understanding of the research process and its application to nursing and nursing practice. Various types of research and research methods as well as statistical methods will be discussed, with particular emphasis on the rights and responsibilities toward 70 human subjects. Various nursing theories are explored to serve as frameworks for nursing research. (Prerequisites: N304, N307, or permission of the Dean)
N332 CULTURAL/SPIRITUAL ASPECTS PT CARE 2 Cultural and Spiritual Aspects of Nursing Care examines the beliefs and practices of individuals and groups. Emphasis is placed on methods for providing cultural and spiritual care with the framework of the nursing role. (Prerequisites: N304 or permission of the Dean)
N350 NRS OF FAMILIES W INFANTS & CHILDRN 8 Nursing of Families with Infants and Children focuses on the wholistic care of the child-bearing and childrearing family. The health care focus includes health promotion and maintenance with emphasis on lifecycle therapeutic self-care demands and limitations. The nurse may function as a dependent-care agent in a variety of settings. (Pre-requisites: N301, N302, N304, and N305. Pre or co-requisites: N324)
N401 Nrsg Care of Adult w/Cmplx Hlth Dev 8 Nursing Care of the Adult with Complex Health Deviations continues the preparation of the student to provide holistic care to adults in a medical surgical environment. The student will provide comprehensive care in a variety of acute and subacute settings. The student will collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to create health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention strategies for patients. (Prerequisites:Completion of Junior Level or permission of the Dean. Co-requisites: N326, P342)
N430 NRS LDRSHP/MGT IN HLTH CARE SYSTEM 4 Nursing Leadership and Management in Health Care Systems provides opportunities to apply leadership and management skills to contemporary health care issues influencing professional practice. Opportunities to explore professional practice issues are provided. (Prerequisites: Completion of Senior I semester. Corequisites: N453. N469 or permission of the Dean.)Primarily on-line. Course meets in class on weeks 1 and 16.
N453 Community and Mental Health Nursing 8 Community and Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing analyzes the scope of biopsychosocial factors which influence the health of individuals, families, and aggregates within communities. Emphasis is placed upon the integration of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention. Nursing concepts, therapeutic communication skills, and elements of group process are integrated into theory and practice in a variety of community and psychiatric mental health settings. (Prerequisites: junior and senior I level courses or permission of the Dean. Corequisites: N430)
N469 Case Studies in Nursing 4 Case Studies in Nursing is a comprehensive review of previously learned concepts. Students apply the nursing process in varied patient simulations and case studies. Emphasis is placed on preparing the student for success on the NCLEX-RN examination. (Prerequisites: Successful completion of all junior level and first semester senior year courses, or permission of the Dean. Co-requisites: N430, N453)
P342 Catholic Principles & Ethics in Healthcare 4 Catholic Principles for Ethics and Health Care guides the student in developing a basis for making bioethical decisions from a Judeo-Christian system. The essential beliefs and structures of the Catholic faith are surveyed. The student is introduced to the ethical decision-making process and this framework is utilized in topics pertaining to Christian,nursing, and medical ethics.
S300 Strategies for Success 1
TEAS TEAS Admission Testing 0

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