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Course Descriptions

NR 215: Foundations of Holistic Nursing Practice (3)
The course introduces the concepts of person-centered care as delivered through a relationship-based model of professional nursing practice. The concepts and skills associated with communication, safety, quality improvement, nursing informatics, and leadership are addressed at the beginner level.
Prerequisites: BI 214, 215; BI 232; CH 108; NU 104. Co-Requisite Courses: NR 215, NR 245

NR 235: Holistic Nursing Practice: Health Assessment (2)
This course applies core concepts of health assessment to adults with special emphasis on the geriatric client.
Prerequisites: BI 214, 215; BI 232; CH 108; NU 104. Co-Requisite Courses: NR 215, NR 245

NR 245: Holistic Nursing Practice (4)
This course introduces fundamental, holistic, person-centered clinical concepts and skills with an emphasis on care of geriatric clients. Application of clinical concepts and skills are practiced in laboratory and various clinical settings. Evidence-based practice is used as a foundation for clinical and profession nursing practice.
Prerequisites: BI 214, 215; BI 232; CH 108; NU 104; Co-Requisite Courses: NR 215, NR 245

BI 310: Pathophysiology (3)
This is an introduction to the basic concepts of pathophysiology with emphasis on phenomena that produce alterations in human physiologic function and the resulting human response. Upon completion the student will understand pathophysiological changes, including how pathological processes are manifested, mechanism of disease, progress in the body, primary and secondary effects, and alterations in functions affecting individuals.
Prerequisites: BI 214 and 215 or equivalents

NR 255: Prof. Nursing Practice with Adults I (5)
This course facilitates the identification of alterations in the health status of the adult, with special emphasis on the aging patient. Focus is placed on the integration and application of concepts for the relationship-based, person-centered care of patients in the clinical setting.
Prerequisites: 215, NR 235, NR 245; Co-Requisite Courses: Sophomore level courses

NR 265: Evidenced Based Prof. Nursing Practice (3)
This course challenges students to explore the value of nursing research for evidence-based practice and its contribution to quality patient outcomes; students have opportunities for utilizing research as evidence to make clinical decisions affecting patient outcomes.
Prerequisites: NR 215, NR 235, NR 245; Co-Requisite Courses: Sophomore level courses

NR 275: Pharmacology and Therapeutics in Nursing (3)
This course introduces the student to the role and responsibilities of the professional nurse in medication administration. Content relevant to nursing theory and practice as related to pharmcoceutics, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and drug classification is presented. The course provides an overview of pharmacology with systematic study of a prototype drug within each drug class.  Developmental, cultural, genetical, and pathophysiological related concepts are addressed.
Prerequisites: NR 215, NR 235, NR 245; Co-Requisite Courses: Sophomore level courses

NR 325: Professional Nursing Practice with Adults II (6)
This course focuses on concepts of nursing care delivery across the life span of adults and families with acute and chronic illness in intermediate level health care settings. Commonly occurring health alterations are used as exemplars, integrating evidenced based practice to develop clinical judgment skills in the provision of relationship-based, quality and safe professional nursing care. 
Prerequisite Courses: Sophomore level courses. Co-requisite: NR 335

NR 335: Clinical Professional Nursing Practice with Adults II (4)
This course focuses on the application of concepts of nursing care delivery across the life span of adults and families with acute and chronic illness in intermediate level health care settings. Commonly occurring health alterations are examined and integrated in the clinical setting with an emphasis on management of patients using skills and clinical judgment capabilities to provide relationship-based, quality-focused professional nursing care. Prerequisite Courses: Professional Nursing Practice I, Pharmacology and Therapeutics for Professional Nursing Practice and Evidenced Based Practice. 
Co-requisite: NR 325

NR 355: Clinical Professional Nursing Practice: Child-Bearing/Child-Rearing (4)
This clinical course focuses on family – centered care from preconception through birth to late adolescence. Special emphasis is placed on clinical experiences in the pediatric and maternal – child settings where the student applies family and developmental theories; promotion and maintenance of physical and emotional health and well-being; and manage patient care when deviations from optimum health present.
Prerequisite Courses: Professional Nursing Practice with Adults II or equivalent. Co-requisite Courses: NR 345

BI 220: Human Genetics and Genomics (3)
Exploration of genetics and genomics as it applies to humans. Topics include chromosomal and molecular inheritance, population genetics, and its applications to humans. Human Genome Project, stem cells research, gene therapy, genetic testing and genetic screening will be considered. Various practical approaches will be included, as appropriate, based on emerging research and technology.

NR 435: Health Care Policy and Global Health (3)
This course presents an overview of the role of the nurse in a community setting with emphasis on healthcare policy, social justice, health literacy, health promotion, and epidemiologic methods. Health disparities and inequities at both the local and global levels are threaded throughout the course. Special emphasis is placed on clinical experiences in community settings where the student can examine and apply these concepts.
Prerequisite Courses: Junior level courses

NR 445: Complex Psychiatric Professional Nursing Practice (3)
This course focuses on the care of persons with acute psychiatric issues and/or diagnoses throughout the life span. Theory is applied to clinical practice in the acute psychiatric setting.
Prerequisite Courses: Junior level Courses

NR 455: Prof. Nursing Practice with Adults III (4)
This course focuses on the theory and application of complex nursing practice concepts in the care of the acutely ill adult. Theory is applied to practice in critical care settings.
Prerequisite Courses: Junior level Courses. Co-requisite Course: NR 404 and NR 465

NR 465: Prof. Nursing Leadership: Theory (3)
This course expands upon professional behaviors the nurse uses to meet the primary responsibility of person-center relationship-based nursing practice. The concepts of leadership/management, accountability, communication, collaboration, legal and ethical practice, healthcare systems, quality improvement, safety, and nursing informatics are addressed at an advanced level.
Prerequisite Courses: Junior level Courses. Co-requisite Courses: NR 404 and NR 455

NR 404: Integrative Clinical Experience (5)
This course expands upon the concepts of person-centered care delivered through a relationship-based model of professional nursing. The concepts and skills associated with leadership/management, accountability, communication, collaboration, legal and ethical practice, healthcare systems, quality improvement, safety, and nursing informatics are addressed and applied in the clinical setting.
Prerequisite Courses: Junior level Courses. Co-requisite Course: NR 455 and NR 465