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UNDERGRADUATE COURSE OFFERINGS

Nursing (NRSG)

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.


2000 INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING (2 credits) The discipline of nursing, concepts about health and health care, and the social context of the profession, including attention to rural health care. Uses concepts emphasized by the university and within the departmental curriculum as a framework for examining the profession, role perspectives, and role socialization. Provides for exploration of career opportunities.

2004 PSYCHOSOCIAL NURSING (2 credits) Focuses on psychosocial, including spiritual, dimensions of nursing care. Includes interpersonal communication and nursing practice approaches supportive to individuals experiencing transitions in health states. Prerequisite: 4-year track enrollee; Prerequisite/Corequisite: NRSG 2000 and PSY 1100.

2203 INTRODUCTION TO CLINICAL PRACTICE (3 credits) The nursing process as a framework for providing a holistic approach to nursing care. Focuses on knowledge and practice related to basic needs and selected interventions, including medication administration. Learning environments include classroom, laboratory, and nursing care settings. Prerequisite: 4-year track enrollee; Prerequisite /Corequisites: BIOL 1110, BIOL 2110, NTC BIOL 2221, HLTH 2100, NRSG 2000, NRSG 2004, NRSG 2204, NRSG 3120, PSY 1100, PSY 2237, and SOC 1104 or SOC 2210, CNA/Home Health Aide and CPR Certification.

2204 HEALTH ASSESSMENT (3 credits) Introduces beginning theory and practice for systematic data collection about the health status of individuals, including the identification of characteristics common to particular age groups. Guides the student in distinguishing between normal and abnormal profiles and potential health concerns. Learning environments include classroom and laboratory settings. Prerequisites: 4-year track enrollee, BIOL 1110, BIOL 2110, and NRSG 2000.

3000 ELEMENTS OF SCHOLARLY PRACTICE (2 credits) Examines forms of knowledge, the interrelationship between knowledge and practice, and the development of critical reflective thought. Introduces selected nursing theories, evidence-based practice, and an exploration of implications for nursing practice approaches. Includes study of ingredients expected in formal paper presentations. Prerequisites: 4-year track enrollee, NRSG 2000, NRSG 2004, NRSG 2203, NRSG 2204, and NRSG 3120.

3001 ADULT/GERIAN HEALTH (6 credits) Focuses on common physiological health and illness concerns experienced by adults and gerians. Studies nursing care management approaches and health care resources supportive of promotion, attainment, and preservation of health and amelioration of suffering. Includes related psychosocial, nutritional, and pharmacological dimensions of nursing practice. Prerequisites: 4-year track enrollee, NRSG 2000, NRSG 2004, NRSG 2203, NRSG 2204, and NRSG 3120; Corequisite: NRSG 3003.

3002 PALLIATIVE CARE (2 credits) Examines nursing care needs common to individuals and families receiving palliative and end-of-life care. Emphasizes nursing practice representing a holistic, interdisciplinary, client-centered approach aimed at ameliorating suffering and supporting a peaceful death. Health care resources and issues related to the provision of palliative care are addressed. Prerequisites: NRSG 2000, NRSG 2004, NRSG 2203, NRSG 2204, and NRSG 3120; Corequisite: NRSG 3003. Required for 4-year track enrollees. RNs may use as an elective for the baccalaureate completion program requirements.

3003 PRACTICUM: ADULT/GERIAN (4 credits) The nursing process, incorporating a holistic view, serves as the framework for the provision of nursing care to adults and gerians. Nursing practice roles and abilities relate to promotion, attainment, and preservation of health, amelioration of suffering, and supporting a peaceful death. Learning experiences include laboratory and a variety of rural health care environments. Prerequisite: 4-year track enrollee; Corequisites: NRSG 3001 and NRSG 3002.

3004 VALUES, ETHICS, AND LEGAL DIMENSIONS OF PRACTICE (2 credits) Examines values, the relationship of values and beliefs to the conduct of practice, and recognition of perspectives held by oneself and recipients of care. Studies frameworks for ethical decision-making, rights and responsibilities, and legal dimensions of contemporary practice. Prerequisites: 4-year track enrollee, NRSG 2000, NRSG 2004, NRSG 2203, NRSG 2204, and NRSG 3120.

3100 CONCEPTS OF NURSING AND HEALTH CARE (4 credits) Introduces concepts emphasized in the program. Explores the nature of the discipline within professional and social contexts. Concepts of health are studied in relation to professional practice roles. Examines philosophies, theories, and frameworks for nursing practice. Students also address values clarification and ethical decision making. Prerequisite: Registered Nurse.

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) Health beliefs and practices of clients from diverse backgrounds, including the concept of rural culture and cultural barriers to quality health care. Theoretical frameworks for performing a cultural assessment and for planning and implementing culturally appropriate nursing care. Provides opportunity for students to reflect on culture in relation to oneself and nursing practice roles. Prerequisite: Admitted to major.

3130 PSYCHOSOCIAL DIMENSIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE (3 credits) Concepts and frameworks concerning values, beliefs, and responses to varying health states. Values clarification and ethical decision-making. Role relationships, provider of care and advocacy roles, and group dynamics. Prerequisite: Registered Nurse.

3200 HEALTH EDUCATION IN NURSING PRACTICE (3 credits) Examines the role of health education in nursing practice and health care. Addresses concepts, principles, and theories related to teaching-learning processes. The development, delivery, and evaluation of health education are studied in relation to healthcare and nursing roles. Also examines group dynamics. Prerequisites: Admitted to major or Registered Nurse.

3201 THE CHILDBEARING FAMILY (2 credits) Introduces family assessment as a framework for nursing practice. Incorporates a holistic approach in the nursing care of families and newborns during an uncomplicated perinatal experience. Prerequisites: 4-year track enrollee, NRSG 2000, NRSG 2004, NRSG 2203, NRSG 2204, and NRSG 3120; Corequisites: NRSG 3202 and NRSG 3203.

3202 CHILD/ADOLESCENT HEALTH (5 credits) Focuses on health and illness concerns experienced by infants, children, and adolescents. Studies nursing care management approaches and health care resources supportive of promotion, attainment, and preservation of health and amelioration of suffering. Includes nutritional and pharmacological dimensions of nursing practice. Prerequisites: 4-year track enrollee, NRSG 2000, NRSG 2004, NRSG 2203, NRSG 2204, and NRSG 3120; Corequisites: NRSG 3201 and NRSG 3203.

3203 PRACTICUM: THE FAMILY (4 credits) The nursing process, including family assessment, serves as the framework for providing a holistic approach in the nursing care of childbearing families, children, and adolescents. Nursing practice roles and abilities relate to promotion, attainment, and preservation of health and amelioration of suffering. Learning experiences include laboratory and a variety of rural health care environments. Prerequisite: 4-year track enrollee; Corequisites: NRSG 3201 and NRSG 3202.

3210 FAMILY HEALTH NURSING (3 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, 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: 4-year track or RN enrollee.

4001 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (5 credits) Focuses on the psychodynamics of human behavior in relation to the mental health/mental illness spectrum and common lifespan concerns. In addition to assessment, nursing care management includes interventions such as psychopharmacologic approaches and therapeutic communication. Examines nursing and health care delivery resources that address mental health needs, especially those of people living in rural areas. Prerequisites: 4-year track enrollee and all 3000-level NRSG courses required for 4-year track except NRSG 3457 or NRSG 3920.

4003 PRACTICUM: RURAL COMMUNITIES/POPULATIONS (5 credits) Provides opportunity to use the nursing process with a community/population as the client. Nursing practice roles and abilities relate to health promotion, attainment, and preservation of optimal health of clients, including clients with mental health needs, in diverse rural community settings. Prerequisite: 4-year track enrollee; Corequisites: NRSG 4001 and NRSG 4110.

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 utilization in nursing practice. Prerequisites: Admitted to major.

4110 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING (3 credits) Emphasizes use of the nursing process as the framework for addressing the community/population as client. Nursing role abilities inherent in the conduct of community/population-focused practice. Contemporary community topics, health concerns related to selected populations, and nursing/health care delivery in diverse community (including rural) contexts. Prerequisite: 4-year track or RN enrollee and all 3000-level NRSG courses required for 4-year track or RN program except NRSG 3457 or NRSG 3920.

4120 NURSING PRACTICUM: COMMUNITY (3 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 (2 credits) Involves development of a practicum experience for the next semester. Objectives for NRSG 4220 serve as a guide for establishing individual practicums. Also addresses application of nursing theories to practice. 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: 4-year track or RN enrollee and all 3000-level NRSG courses required for 4-year track or RN program except NRSG 3457 or NRSG 3920.

4201 PRACTICUM: ROLE INTEGRATION (6 credits) A comprehensive practicum supportive to the continued development of role expectations of the baccalaureate graduate. Emphasizes providing, designing, managing, and coordinating nursing care within a selected rural setting. Taken final semester of program enrollment in major courses. Prerequisites: 4-year track enrollee, NRSG 4001, NRSG 4003, NRSG 4100, and NRSG 4110; Co-requisites: NRSG 4200 and NRSG 4230.

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, and NRSG 4200.

4230 NURSING PROFESSION IN CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY (2 credits) The contemporary social, including rural, context of nursing, social action, and expectations and opportunities related to membership in the profession. Provides for critical reflection concerning perspectives of oneself as a professional and university graduate. Prerequisites: 4-year track or RN enrollee and all 3000-level NRSG courses required for 4-year track or RN program except NRSG 3457 or NRSG 3920.


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