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Nursing (NURS)

NURS 3310:    Transition to the BSN Role

Cr.3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Admission to the RN to BSN program.
This course focuses on the baccalaureate-prepared nursing role and explores the standards that define professionalism.  (Formerly NURS 3210) (Credit will not be given for both NURS 3310 and NURS 3210; former course title "Professional Role Development and Practice Issues").

NURS 3315:    Foundations of Comprehensive Pathophysiology in Nursing

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).
This course examines basic pathological processes that underlie diseases commonly found in clinical practice.  Modifiable factors that offer opportunities for nursing intervention are identified. Former course title "Pathophysiology". 

NURS 3411:     Comprehensive Health Assessment

Cr. 3. (4-3-3).  Prerequisite(s): NURS 3310, 3315
This course provides an in-depth coverage of a comprehensive health assessment and introduces health promotion and how this concept is applied within nursing practice. 

NURS 4102:    Independent Study

Cr. 1 Prerequisite(s):  Instructor approval.
Topic will vary.

NURS 4110:    Capstone Project

Cr. 1. (1-0-2).  Prerequisite(s): NURS 3310, 4314, 3315, 4410, 3411, 4322, 4313, 4311
This capstone course provides students with an experiential learning practicum experience to integrate clinical knowledge with concepts/theories into professional nursing practice.

NURS 4200:    Selected Topics in Nursing

Cr. 2. (2-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Instructor approval.
Topics in Nursing vary each semester.

NURS 4202:    Independent Study

Cr. 2 Prerequisite(s):  Instructor approval.
Topic will vary.

NURS 4300:    Selected Topics in Nursing

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s):  Instructor approval.
Topics in Nursing vary each semester.

NURS 4302:    Independent Study

Cr. 3 Prerequisite(s):  Instructor approval.
Topic will vary.

NURS 4310:    Global Health Systems

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Admission to the RN to BSN program.
This course introduces students to global health care systems and models.  The concept of global health disparities is explored.

NURS 4311:    Healthcare Organizations and Informatics

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  
This course explores U.S. health care delivery organizations and payment systems.  The role of information systems in the contunity of care is articulated. 

NURS 4313:    Population Focused Community Health

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): NURS 3310, 4314, 3315, 4410.
This course introduces the concept of the ppopulation focused health, health policy, and the roles of the nurse in community services.

NURS 4314:    Introduction to Evidence-based Practice

Cr. 3. (3-3-0). Prerequisite(s)/Co-Requisite(s):  NURS 3310, Statistics course.
This course provides a foundation for the use of research in practice through a synthesis of introductory research knowledge with emphasis on writing, and scholarly exchange.

NURS 4322:    Ethics in Healthcare

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  
This course builds on the ethical and legal foundations for professional nursing practice and health care services.  Former course title "Policy, Polities, and Ethics in Professional Nursing Practice."

NURS 4410:    Leadership Roles

Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s)/Co-Requisite(s):  NURS 3310, 4314, 4311
This course emphasizes leadership and management theories and includes clinical experiences focused on management of issues and interactive observation of leaders and managers in a variety of settings.