UHV Catalog 2007-2008

Nursing (NUR)

NUR 3210:

The Role of Professional Nursing
Cr.2. (2-0).
Students will examine personal, professional, and cultural values as influences on nursing practice. Ethical dilemmas confronting nursing are examined from multiple perspectives.

NUR 3240:

Cr. 2. (2-0).
Describes the influence of medication therapies on the care of patients across the life span.

NUR 3315:

Cr. 3. (3-0).
Focus of this course is on understanding the pathophysiological basis of disease processes in across the life span. Central concepts include symptoms, treatment and prognosis.


NUR 3411:

Health Assessment Across the Life Span
Cr. 3. (3-1). Prerequisite or Corequisite: NUR 3315.
Introduces concepts of health and cultural assessment of individuals and families across the life span. History, data collection.

NUR 4222:

Trends and Issues in Professional Nursing
Cr. 2. (2-0). Prerequisite: NUR 4521
This seminar course explores political, legal, ethical, and advocacy issues affecting the quality of health care delivery and of nursing practice.

NUR 4314:

Nursing Research
Cr. 3. (3-0). Prerequisite: Statistics course
An introduction to basic research methodologies, their value, and their use for nursing practice. Emphasis is placed on applying research findings into evidenced based nursing practice.

NUR 4412:

Leadership and Management in Nursing Practice
Cr. 4. (4-0). Prerequisites: NUR 3210 and NUR 3411
Focus on the concepts of leadership and management and their implications for the delivery of professional nursing care. Assessment and analysis of an actual work problem, assessment of the work environment, and development of a proposed solution are investigated.


NUR 4420:

Concept Integration of Complex Patient Care
Cr. 4. (3-1). Prerequisites: NUR 3210, NUR 3411and NUR 4521
Emphasis placed on application of research findings for critical thinking in case management, integration of pathophysiology, psychosocial and cultural concepts and professional values to coordinate care in a variety of settings with quality and continuity.


NUR 4521:

Community Health Nursing
Cr. 5. (3-2) Prerequisites: NUR 3210 and NUR 3411
Focus is on the role of the professional nurse in wellness and health promotion, primary disease prevention and management of chronic health problems in community setting for clients of all age levels.