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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. 4. (4-3-1).  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 Nursing
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): Admission to the RN to BSN program.
This course explores global health to include health promotion, population health, primary health care, and health ppolicy from a nursing perspective through various geographic regions.  Formerly:  Global Health Systems

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 continuity of care is articulated. 

NURS 4313:    Population Focused Community Health
Cr. 3. (3-3-0).  Prerequisite(s): NURS 3310, 4314
This course introduces the concept of the population 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):  Admission to the RN to BSN Program
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).  Prerequisite(s):  Admission to the RN to BSN Program
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. 4. (4-3-1).  Prerequisite(s)/Co-Requisite(s):  NURS 3310, 4314
This course emphasizes leadership and management theories and includes a practice learning experience focused on nursing management issues.