Courses

Nursing courses in the post-baccalaureate major are specially designed for the evening and weekend format.

NURS 3200: INTRODUCTION TO NURSING THEORY AND PRACTICE (4 credits)
This course provides an opportunity for you to apply the patterns of knowing in nursing, the nursing process, and concepts pertinent to professional nursing. Emphasis is placed on the development of cognitive, interactive and psychomotor skills in the assessment phase of the nursing process. You will assume a health promotion and teaching role, interacting with clients across the lifespan. Psychomotor skills are learned and practiced in the campus laboratory. You will also provide selected direct nursing care activities to individual clients with your mentor in clinical.

NURS 3300: APPLICATION OF NURSING THEORY AND SKILLS (8 credits)
This course explores physiologic functioning and patterns in health. A holistic perspective is emphasized, viewing the individual as functioning with interdependent parts acting in unity. Learning opportunities in lab facilitate your analysis and application of concepts and skills essential to intervening with clients. You will apply the patterns of knowing in nursing to individuals through the provision of nursing care in clinical. Theory, lab and clinical components involve synthesis of concepts and processes. Prerequisite: NURS 3200.

NURS 3600: NURSING THEORY AND PRACTICE TO PROMOTE HEALTH (8 credits)
This course explores and applies the patterns of knowing in nursing to representative alterations in physiologic function common throughout the lifespan. Using a holistic perspective, selected major health problems, their pathophysiology, and nursing and medical treatment are discussed. Units are organized around body systems. Theory, laboratory and clinical components emphasize care of the acutely ill client. Prerequisites: NURS 3200, 3300.

NURS 3700: THE FAMILY AS CLIENT (4 credits)
This course explores the patterns of knowing in nursing as applied to the family. The theoretical base facilitates empiric, aesthetic, ethical, and personal ways of knowing. Functional health patterns are applied to the family. Theory, clinical, and lab components focus on enhancing skills in the development of therapeutic relationships and nursing care of the family as client. Prerequisites: NURS 3200, 3300.

NURS 4300: PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE IN COMPLEX CLIENT SYSTEMS (8 credits)
This course applies the patterns of knowing in nursing to individuals and families. The theoretical base facilitates empirical, aesthetic, ethical, and personal ways of knowing. Functional health patterns are applied in the provision of nursing care in homecare, hospice, community health, and mental health settings. Critical thinking in complex situations and refinement of therapeutic nurse-client relationships are emphasized. Theory and clinical components are included. Prerequisites: NURS 3600, 3700.

NURS 4400: LEADERSHIP IN POPULATION-BASED NURSING PRACTICE (8 credits)
This course examines the profession of nursing within the healthcare system and the role of the nurse as leader/manager within this complex system. The course also introduces the population/community as client and provides an opportunity for you to assess and establish goals for the population/community as client system. Theory, seminar and clinical components are included. Prerequisite: NURS 4300.