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College-Program Codes: 7-56. Check with department for semester when these courses are offered. Read each course description for prerequisites. Enrollment in the Nursing courses requires admission to the major, unless "Registered Nurse" is noted.
3110 ALTERED PHYSIOLOGICAL PROCESSES: SELECTED CONCEPTS FOR NURSING PRACTICE (3 credits) Alterations in physiological function are studied through a conceptual approach. Nursing practice implications are examined in relation to altered physiological responses influencing multiple systems. Nursing management approaches address optimal health and health care resources. Prerequisite: Registered Nurse.
3120 TRANSCULTURAL NURSING (2 credits) Examines theoretical frameworks for performing a cultural assessment and for planning and implementing culturally appropriate nursing care. Studies cultural barriers to adequate health care, and health beliefs and practices of clients from diverse backgrounds. Provides opportunity for students to reflect on culture in relation to oneself and nursing practice roles. Prerequisite: Registered Nurse.
3130 PSYCHOSOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE (3 credits) Examines concepts and frameworks concerning values, beliefs, and responses to transitions in health states. Addresses values clarification and ethical decision-making. Includes study of role relationships, care-giver, and advocacy roles and group dynamics. Prerequisite: Registered Nurse.
3200 HEALTH EDUCATION IN NURSING PRACTICE (2 credits) Examines the role of health education in nursing practice and health care. Addresses concepts, principles, and theories related to teaching-learning processes. Prerequisites: Admitted to major or Registered Nurse.
3210 FAMILY HEALTH NURSING (4 credits) Includes health promotion, attainment, and preservation, and amelioration of illness, in individual and family systems. The nursing process serves as a framework to address health and illness concerns and nursing practice. Prerequisites: NRSG 3100, NRSG 3110, NRSG 3120, NRSG 3130, and admitted to major; Corequisite: NRSG 3220.
3220 NURSING PRACTICUM: FAMILY (3 credits) Provides the opportunity to use the nursing process with individuals and families at various stages in the lifespan. Corequisite: NRSG 3210.
3230 THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS FOR PRACTICE (1 credit) Provides an introduction to selected nursing theories, and an exploration of implications for nursing practice approaches. Prerequisites: NRSG 3100, NRSG 3110, NRSG 3120, NRSG 3130, and admitted to major.
3457 SEXUAL ABUSE (2 credits) A basic introduction and overview of child sexual abuse, sexual harassment, and sexual assault. Examines a wide range of sexual abuse issues such as history, definitions, theory, incidence/prevalence, etiology, consequences and effects, perspectives of the victim/offender/family/society, treatment, prevention, cultural aspects, research, legal issues, and resources. Guest speakers will provide a glimpse of the "real world" of sexual abuse and what is being done about it. Learners will explore their own thoughts, feelings, and behaviors regarding sexual abuse. Liberal Education Category 9
3920 DIRECTED GROUP STUDY (1-4 credits) Provides an in-depth study of a selected topic. Course title, credit, and prerequisites vary by course offering. Selected courses open to general university students. Prerequisite: Registered Nurse.
4100 NURSING RESEARCH (3 credits) Considers the role and use of nursing research in nursing practice. An introduction to the research process is provided and interpreted for its implication to nursing practice. Prerequisites: All 3000 level Nursing courses except NRSG 3457 and NRSG 3920.
4110 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING (3 credits) Emphasizes the use of the nursing process as the framework for addressing the community as client. Analyzes major issues in community health nursing, rural health, the health care system, nursing practice roles, and diverse community settings. Prerequisite: All 3000 level Nursing courses except NRSG 3457 and NRSG 3920.
4120 NURSING PRACTICUM: COMMUNITY (4 credits) Provides opportunity to use the nursing process with the community as client. Focuses on client populations in diverse rural community settings and participation in professional nursing practice roles. Corequisite: NRSG 4110.
4130 PRACTICUM SELECTIVE: ASSESSMENT AND PLANNING (1 credit) Involves development of a practicum experience for the next semester. Objectives for NRSG 4220 serve as a guide for establishing individual practicums. Prerequisites: All 3000 level Nursing courses except NRSG 3457 and NRSG 3920; Nursing major anticipating enrollment in NRSG 4220 the following semester.
4200 NURSING LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT (3 credits) A study of leadership/management theories, concepts, and strategies as applied to professional nursing roles and practice. Topics relate to nursing care delivery patterns, leadership/management processes, issues, and resources. Prerequisites: All 3000-level major courses except NRSG 3457 and NRSG 3920.
4210 NURSING LEADERSHIP/MANAGEMENT LABORATORY (2 credits) Provides opportunity for observation and dialogue in the application of leadership/management theories, concepts, and strategies. Selected nurse leaders in various health care settings serve as facilitators/mentors for the learning experiences. Corequisite: NRSG 4200.
4220 PRACTICUM SELECTIVE: IMPLEMENTATION AND EVALUATION (5 credits) A practicum experience mutually approved by the respective faculty and student. Provides an opportunity to synthesize major curriculum concepts within a practice setting. Prerequisites/Corequisites: NRSG 4100, NRSG 4110, NRSG 4120, NRSG 4130, NRSG 4200, and NRSG 4210.
4230 NURSING PROFESSION IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY (2 credits) Focuses on the analysis of trends, issues, and the contemporary social context of nursing. Provides opportunity for critical reflection related to individual professional perspectives. Prerequisites/Corequisites: All 3000-level major courses except NRSG 3457 and NRSG 3920.