Nursing – NURS

NURS 200 - Introduction to the Nursing Profession (2)

This course introduces the nursing student to the profession of nursing within the U.S. and global context. It includes discussions of ways of thinking, image of nursing, professional ethics, Christian values, and factors that motivate and influence Christian nurses. The student will be introduced to information management skills, concepts of care, communication techniques, nursing theories, and the culture of the profession from a biblical and Christian framework. (2 credit hours) Offered every Spring semester.

NURS 210 - Medical Terminology and Calculation (2)

This course introduces the student to the mathematical concepts related to medication administration and medical terminology to provide a framework of reference for subsequent nursing content. Medication abbreviations, measurements, conversions, and dosages are discussed. Legal and ethical issues surrounding the nurse's role related to these concepts are incorporated. The successful completion of this course is required before full acceptance into the nursing program. (2 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

NURS 230 - Pathophysiology (3)

This course builds on the knowledge of human anatomy and physiology. the student will explore the causes and mechanisms of abnormal processes in the human body. The course begins with an introduction to basic physiological principles including genes and genetic injury, cellular communication and injury, infection and inflammation, effects of stress, coping with illness and tumor biology. Building upon this introduction, students are educated regarding the most common alterations and disease processes according to each body system with emphasis placed on disease definition, and signs and symptoms (3 credit hours) Prerequisites: successful completion of ASMA 131, ASSC 143, 226 and 227. Offered every Spring semester.

NURS 300 - Fund of Medical Surgical Nursing (5)

This course utilizes the nursing process in giving care to adult and geriatric populations. Focus is on developing basic nursing skills while applying beginning physical assessment skills, pharmacological principles, clinical decision-making principles, and therapeutic communication techniques. Simulated experiences and supervised practice of skills in the nursing laboratory along with clinical experiences in extended and acute care inpatient facilities provide the opportunity to develop basic skills including medication administration. Prerequisites: NURS 200, 210 (5 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

NURS 3010 - Fundamentals of Medical Surgical Nursing Clinical (3)

This course utilizes the nursing process in giving care to adult and geriatric populations. Focus is on developing basic nursing skills while applying beginning physical assessment skills, pharmacological principles, clinical decision-making principles, and therapeutic communication techniques. Simulated experiences and supervised practice of skills in the nursing laboratory along with clinical experiences in extended and acute care inpatient facilities provide the opportunity to develop basic skills including medication administration. Prerequisites: NURS 200, 210 (3 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

NURS 305 - Health Assessment (3)

This course utilizes the nursing process in giving care to adult and geriatric populations. Focus is on developing basic nursing skills while applying beginning physical assessment skills, pharmacological principles, clinical decision-making principles, and therapeutic communication techniques. Simulated experiences and supervised practice of skills in the nursing laboratory along with clinical experiences in extended and acute care inpatient facilities provide the opportunity to develop basic skills including medication administration. Prerequisites: NURS 200, 210 (3 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

NURS 308 - Pharmacology (3)

This course is designed to expand the knowledge of medications and medication administration to clients across the lifespan. Cultural, legal, and ethical considerations are included. The nursing process is applied to medication delivery. This course will also include an introduction to nutrition and an integration of methods of conducting a nutritional assessment and principles for providing nutritional care to patients in various states of altered health. Prerequisites: NURS 200, 210 (3 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

NURS 310 - Women’s Health Maternity Nursing (4)

This course is designed to apply the nursing process to health promotion, wellness, and maintenance of women and families during pregnancy and care during the child bearing period as well as throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on nursing care through-out pregnancy, during labor and delivery, and postpartum. Nursing care of clients and concepts of family, spiritual, and cultural adaptation, nutrition, genetics, and education are integrated. (3 credit hours theory, 1 credit hour clinical) Prerequisites: Successful completion of all previous nursing, science and math courses; Corequisites or successful completion of: NURS 313. Offered every Spring semester.

NURS 3100 - Womn’s Health Matrnity Nurs Clin

Offered every Spring semester.
Please see NURS 310 course description.

NURS 313 - Pediatric Nursing (5)

This course is designed to provide the student the opportunity to care for and evaluate infants through adolescents and their families. A focus is incorporated throughout the curriculum on the adaptation of nursing care as it relates to the patient's growth and development, concepts of family, spiritual and culture. the course will incorporate practice standards related to pediatrics, pharmacology, nutrition, genetics, current treatment modalities, education, legal implications of the care of children, and the nursing process. (4 credit hours theory, 1 credit hour clinical) Prerequisites: Successful completion of all previous nursing, science and math courses; Corequisites or successful completion of: NURS 310. Offered every Spring semester.

NURS 3130 - Pediatric Nursing Clinical

Offered every Spring semester.
Please see NURS 313 course description.

NURS 325 - Medical Surgical Nursing 2 (6)

This course explores the role of the nurse in the care of the adult throughout the aging process experiencing acute and chronic illness or multiple system dysfunction and disease. The nursing student will apply the nursing process, critical decision-making, teaching and learning principles, and beginning leadership concepts to coordinate and provide care for patients in the acute care setting. This course builds on the concepts of family, spiritual and cultural adaptation learned in Medical-Surgical Nursing I and will apply previously acquired knowledge and the nursing process in the areas of pre- and post-operative patients, medication and intravenous fluid therapy, and preventative/curative care. (4 credit hours theory, 2 credit hours clinical) Prerequisites: Successful completion of all previous nursing, science and math courses; Corequisites or successful completion of: NURS 310 and NURS 313. Offered every Spring semester.

NURS 3250 - Medicl Surgical Nursing 2 Clinicals

Offered every Spring semester.
Please see NURS 325 course description.

NURS 405 - Nursing Research (3)

This course introduces the student to issues and trends in nursing today and their impact for the future. A history of the nursing profession and its relation to nursing is discussed. Economics, social policy, health care delivery, cultural, legal and ethical aspects are discussed. The impact of changes in nursing are explored. Prerequisites: NURS 310, 313, 325 (3 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

NURS 410 - Public Health Vulnerable Population (4)

This course will introduce the student to the care of vulnerable populations in the public healthcare setting. The students will focus on contemporary health issues of populations while acquiring an understanding of theoretical models of epidemiology, health promotion, primary health care, and public health practice. This course will integrate the concepts of acute and chronic adult mental health issues. Simulated experiences along with clinical experiences in inpatient and outpatient facilities serve as practice areas. Prerequisites: NURS 310, 313, 325 (4 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

NURS 4100 - Public Health for Vulnerble Populations Clinical (2)

This course will introduce the student to the care of vulnerable populations in the public healthcare setting. The students will focus on contemporary health issues of populations while acquiring an understanding of theoretical models of epidemiology, health promotion, primary health care, and public health practice. This course will integrate the concepts of acute and chronic adult mental health issues. Simulated experiences along with clinical experiences in inpatient and outpatient facilities serve as practice areas. Prerequisites: NURS 310, 313, 325 (2 credit hours) Offered every Fall semester.

NURS 411 - Advanced Medical Surgical Nursing (6)

This course will allow the student to combine previously learned concepts and apply the nursing process while caring for the critically ill patient. Students will incorporate critical decision-making, teaching/learning principles, and leadership skills to coordinate care for clients in a variety of acute care settings. Ethical, legal, and moral responsibility in conjunction with independent judgment, prioritization and delegation of care will be explored. Students will demonstrate the application of Christian principles into practice as evidenced through behavior, communication, and adaptation to the nursing environment. (4 credit hours for theory; 2 credit hour for clinical) Prerequisites: Successful completion of all previous nursing, science and math courses. Offered every Fall semester.

NURS 4110 - Advanced Medical Surgical Clinical

Offered every Fall semester.
Please see NURS 411 course description.

NURS 412 - Issues and Trends (2)

This course introduces the student to issues and trends in nursing today and their impact for the future. A history of the nursing profession and its relation to nursing is discussed. Economics, social policy, health care delivery, cultural, legal and ethical aspects are discussed. The impact of changes in nursing are explored. (2 credit hours) Prerequisites: Successful completion of all previous nursing, science and math courses; Corequisite or successful completion of: NURS 421. Offered every Spring semester.

NURS 421 - Capstone Practicum (8)

This course provides the student with the opportunity to synthesize all information gained from their previous courses and incorporate it into the role of a professional nurse in a clinical setting. This experience assists the student in making the transition from the academic setting to the professional work setting. Emphasis is placed on clinical decision-making skills using the nursing process, principles of care giving, leadership and management concepts, delegation, conflict resolution, teaching and learning principles research, change, education and advocacy. (3 credit hours theory; 5 credit hours clinical) Prerequisites: Successful completion of all previous nursing, science and math courses; Corequisite or successful completion of: NURS 412. Offered every Spring semester.

NURS 4210 - Capstone Practicum Clinical

Offered every Spring semester.
Please see NURS 421 course description.

NURS 425 - NCLEX Review (1)

Focuses on review of nursing course content in Medical Surgical Nursing in preparation for the National Council's Licensure Exam for RN (NCLEX-RN). Includes computer based practice exams to evaluate and build on the student's knowledge base. Prerequisites: NURS 405, 410, 411 (1 credit hour) Offered every Spring semester.

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