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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): Admission to the RN to BSN program. 
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 will prepare students to be competent consumers of research by examining research methodology and evidence-based practice principles.  Former course title "Nursing Research."

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): Admission to the RN to BSN program.
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.

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