Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022

School of Nursing and Allied Health

Director: Dr. Mary Bennett

Health Sciences Complex, Office 2255
Phone: (270) 745-3391; Fax: (270)745-3392
Website: http://www.wku.edu/nursing

Programs

The School of Nursing and Allied Health (SONAH) offers the following Nursing Programs: Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN), Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Master's Entry Professional Nursing (MEPN), Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), MSN to Doctorate in Nursing Practice (MSN-DNP), and BSN to Doctorate in Nursing Practice - Family Nurse Practitioner focus (BSN-DNP). The School of Nursing and Allied Health offers the following Allied Health Programs – Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene, Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. The School of Nursing and Allied Health also houses the WKU College of Health and Human Services' Institute for Rural Health.

This catalog provides information about the undergraduate Nursing and Allied Health programs. For information about the graduate programs, see www.wku.edu/graduate or contact the program.

Program Accreditation

The Associate of Science in Nursing program at Western Kentucky University located in Bowling Green, Kentucky is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, https://www.acenursing.org/.
 
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
 

The Baccalaureate, Masters, and Doctoral Nursing programs are accredited by:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 887-6791
http://www.ccnaccreditation.org

All WKU nursing programs are approved by the Kentucky Board of Nursing.

The Associate and Baccalaureate Dental Hygiene programs are accredited by the Council of Dental Education/Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) of the American Dental Association.

Admission

Admission to the nursing and allied health programs is competitive and requires a separate application. Enrollment is limited and based on student qualifications, availability of faculty, and clinical resources. Additional admission information and application deadlines are available on the School of Nursing and Allied Health website. Students interested in one of the SONAH programs should contact the program coordinator for the program of choice. See the individual programs listed below for phone and email information.

Colonnade Requirements and Regulations

When planning a program of study in the School of Nursing and Allied Health, each student should be aware of the University’s academic requirements contained in this catalog in the chapter “Academic Information.” Specific attention should be given to the subsections regarding (a) Academic Programs, (b) Colonnade Requirements and (C) Academic Requirements and Regulations. For the most current curriculum requirements, please review the program curriculum information located on the School of Nursing and Allied Health website at http://www.wku.edu/nursing.

Upon acceptance into a School of Nursing and Allied Health program, students will be required to provide the following information/documentation:

  • Professional Liability Insurance          
  • Immunization records
  • Drug Screen    
  • Annual Tuberculin (TB) test  
  • Completed medical exam
  • Criminal Background check 
  • Current medical history
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification (CPR)  
  • Health Insurance
  • Annual Influenza Vaccination

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) requires a criminal background check when applying for a Registered Nurse (RN) license and rejects candidates with some types of misdemeanors and any felony conviction. Therefore, students will be required to disclose any felony or misdemeanor convictions at the time of application to the nursing program and have a criminal background check and drug screen upon acceptance into the program and at random intervals throughout the program. Additionally, there may be certifications, training seminars, or other requirements specified by the program, facility, or agency that students must meet in order to be eligible for a clinical experience. Students will be responsible for purchasing uniforms as described in the student handbook and any necessary supplies. Students are responsible for program, testing and course fees each semester in addition to the regular tuition. See the School of Nursing website for most current fee information. Students are responsible for providing transportation to and from off-campus experiences. It is expected that prospective students review the School of Nursing Student Handbook for additional information on policies, regulations, and requirements.  

Core Performance Standards for Nursing Students

These are the Southern Regional Educational Board approved technical standards for students in nursing programs. These standards must be met by all nursing students with or without reasonable accommodation. Students with disabilities who require accommodation (academic adjustment and/or auxiliary aids or services) to meet the core performance standards must contact the Student Accessibility Resource Center (SARC) and obtain an evaluation of any necessary accommodations prior to entering the WKU nursing programs. Please see the student handbook located on the School of Nursing website at http://www.wku.edu/nursing for more information.

Faculty

Professor

Mary P. Bennett DNS (Doctoral Nursing, Medical Nursing), Rush University, 1997

Crista L. Briggs EdD (Instructional Technology/Education Studies, Instructional Technology), University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2004

Maria E. Main DNP (Nursing Practice), University of Kentucky, 2010

Lizbeth P. Sturgeon PhD (Nursing), University of Kentucky, 2012

Dawn G. Wright PhD (Nursing Science), Vanderbilt University, 2008

Associate Professor

Maire M. Blankenship DNP (Nursing), Western Kentucky University, 2014

Tonya M. Bragg-Underwood DNP (Nursing Practice, MSN to DNP), Western Kentucky University, 2014

Mary L. Branstetter DNP (Nursing Practice, Post Master Science in Nursing), University of Kentucky, 2011

Barbara C. Bush MSED (Clinical and College Teaching), University of Kentucky, 1986

Terry R. Dean DMD (Dentistry), University of Louisville, 1990

Joseph W. Evans DDS (Dentistry), Meharry Medical College, 2003

Sonya L. House EdD (Education Leadership), Western Kentucky University, 2013

Assistant Professor

Elizabeth A. Groves DNP (Nursing Practice), Western Kentucky University, 2019

Kara S. Haughtigan DNP (Nursing Practice), Western Kentucky University, 2016

Kimberly A. Link DNP, Western Kentucky University, 2016

Kimberly M. Riddle MSN (Nursing (RN to BSN)), Western Kentucky University, 2012

Melissa K. Travelsted DNP (Nursing Practice), Western Kentucky University, 2014

Clinical Assistant Professor

Mark W. Flener MSN (Nursing, Nursing Educator), Gonzaga University, 2016

Jessica A. Kelley BSN (Nursing), Western Kentucky University, 2017

Clinical Associate Professor

Lori K. Fox MSN, Western Kentucky University, 2001

Neena W. Jones MSN (Nursing, Education), Walden University, 2008

Pedagogical Professor

Lora W. Moore DNP (Nursing Practice), Western Kentucky University, 2015

Pedagogical Associate Professor

Lori J. Alexander DNP (Nursing Practice), Western Kentucky University, 2016

Carol W. Evans DNP (Nursing Practice), Western Kentucky University, 2015

Mary K. Green MSN (Nursing), Vanderbilt University, 2000

Kimberly W. Harris MSN (Nursing), Bellarmine University, 1994

Instructor I

Matthew T. Atkinson MSN (Nursing, Nurse Educator), Western Kentucky University, 2014

William S. Cole MSN (Nursing, Nursing Educator), Western Kentucky University, 2010

Alexandria T. Colovos BSN (Nursing), Western Kentucky University, 2017

Tracy L. Jenkins MSNED (Nursing), Aquinas College, 2014

Leanna Miller DNP (Nursing Practice), Western Kentucky University, 2016

Miranda D. Peterson DNP (Nursing Practice), Northern Kentucky University, 2016

Rhonda B. Quenzer MSN (Nursing, Nursing Educator), Western Kentucky University, 2014

Dianna L. Ransdell MAE (Adult Education), Western Kentucky University, 2014

Talitha W. Richards MSN (Nursing, Nurse Educator), Western Kentucky University, 2015

Heather J. Scarborough MS (Nursing), Western Kentucky University, 2013

Kelly A. Watson MSN (Nursing), Western Kentucky University, 2016

Instructor II

Christy DeHay MSN, University of Missouri - Kansas City, 2013

Chandra C. Ellis-Griffith MSN (Nursing), University of Alabama at Birmingham, 2011

Wendi J. Hulsey MDH (Dental Hygiene), University of Tennessee, Memphis, 2010

Deanna L. Melloan MSN (Nursing), Western Kentucky University, 2005

Vickie L. Shoumake MSN (Nursing, Nurse Educator), Western Kentucky University, 2011

Lindsay S. Wheat MSN (Nursing, Nursing Educator), Western Kentucky University, 2014

Allied Health (AH)

AH 190    Introduction to Allied Health Professionals    2 Hours

This course provides an overview of the history, current practice, wellness issues, and future potential for allied health practitioners. Legal, ethical, and interpersonal aspects of patient care are introduced. Educational requirements, credentialing procedures, and career opportunities are outlined. Observation of an allied health professional is required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

AH 290    Medical Terminology    2 Hours

A course designed to acquaint the student with the specialized language of medicine and to develop communication skills in areas where use of medical terms is necessary and appropriate.

Equivalent(s): HIM 290

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

Dental Hygiene (DH)

DH 100    Introduction to Dental Hygiene    1 Hour

Exploratory course for pre-dental hygiene majors. This course will expose students interested in dental hygiene to the field and introduce them to the professional role of a dental hygienist. Communication and personal interaction skills will play a significant role during the course. During the course, students will be introduced to the clinic setting and will conduct a personal plaque control program.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene-Prep (Assoc) (226P) or Dental Hygiene-Prep (Bac) (524P)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

DH 115    Independent Clinical Study    0.5-3 Hours (repeatable max of 9 hrs)

Designed to allow students to complete clinical requirements remaining from the previous semester. Note: Permission of instructor required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2021

DH 201    Dental Radiology I    2 Hours (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

The concepts of radiation physics and production are presented as a basis for understanding dental radiology and radiography. Receptor properties and processing are detailed and supplemented with clinical practice sessions. Lecture and laboratory sessions provide the student the opportunity to understand, produce, and evaluate radiographs. Radiographic techniques including panoramic radiographs and computer technology are also introduced. Infection control for the patient and the operator are emphasized along with current exposure limits and recommendations.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

DH 204    Periodontics    3 Hours

The role of the dental hygienist in the prevention and treatment of periodontal disease is stressed in this course. A study of the macroscopic and microscopic characteristics of the normal periodontium is presented to facilitate the recognition of changes in the gingiva and supporting tissues produced by periodontal pathology. The epidemiology, classification, etiology and prevention of periodontal disease will be covered. Clinical determinations in patient examination and the objectives and techniques in periodontal therapy will be emphasized.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

DH 206    Dental Pharmacology    3 Hours

A course that acquaints students with the origin of drugs and their physical and chemical properties, modes of administration and effects upon the body systems. Drug classes, actions, interactions and adverse effects are discussed. Emphasis in this course is given to drugs that the dental professional actively prescribes in the practice of dentistry. All major drug groups, management of dental and medical emergencies from a pharmacological standpoint and pain control are included.

Prerequisite(s): CHEM 109 and BIOL 131

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

DH 210    Dental Materials and Expanded Functions in Restorative Dentistry I    2 Hours

The first of two courses designed to introduce the student to dental materials and to the basic concepts of operative dentistry and the dental specialties, including the implementation of expanded functions. The course will include a study of the characteristics, physical and chemical properties, manipulation, uses and care of dental materials used in the practice of dentistry. Topics include rubber dam placement and removal, direct and indirect restoration placement and finishing, provisional restorations, cements and other expanded functions. A proficiency level will be acquired through laboratory and clinical experiences.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

DH 212    Oral Anatomy    3 Hours

A study of the visible anatomy of the oral cavity and the underlying structures. The basic concepts of the anatomy of cranial and facial bones, muscles, nerve supply, blood supply and lymphatic drainage of the head and neck is covered. A study of the eruption, arrangement, function and morphological characteristics of both the permanent and deciduous dentition is presented.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

DH 222    Preventive Dental Hygiene Care    2 Hours

Basic concepts of health promotion and oral disease prevention. Communication and behavior modification skills are presented to facilitate the role of the dental hygienist as an educator.

Corequisite(s): DH 270

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

DH 226    Dental Materials and Expanded Functions in Restorative Dentistry II    2 Hours (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

The second of two courses covering the utilization of the dental hygienist in expanded functions in operative dentistry. The more advanced concepts and procedures in restorative dentistry implemented to reinforce and expand the previously learned skills. The course will include the study of the characteristics, physical, and chemical properties, manipulation, uses and care of dental materials used in the practice of dentistry. Topics to be covered will include dental impressions, manipulation of gypsum materials, sealant placement, oral appliances, whitening and custom tray fabrication as well as discussion of dental specialties. A proficiency level will be acquired through laboratory and clinical experiences.

Prerequisite(s): DH 210

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

DH 230    Oral Histology and Embryology    3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

This course covers the development and growth of the face and oral cavity, including a detailed study in the development of the teeth and their supporting structures. An abbreviated study of General Histology and Embryology and a microscopic study of the primary human tissues precedes the study of Oral Histology, including a detailed study of the tissues of the teeth and surrounding structures.

Prerequisite(s): DH 212

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

DH 270    Pre-Clinical Dental Hygiene    3 Hours

This course will introduce students to the field of dentistry and prepare them for the clinical aspects of dental hygiene practice. This course is designed to develop knowledge of theoretical principles associated with oral prophylaxis and patient education, to develop proficiency in the performance of specific oral prophylaxis procedures, and to further develop awareness of ethical and professional responsibilities in preventive service. Ethics are emphasized in relation to patients, peers and the profession.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

DH 271    Clinical Dental Hygiene I    4 Hours

This course is designed to further develop clinical skills and techniques. The student is introduced to instrument sharpening, maintenance of dental appliances, and pedodontic and adolescent patient management. Reviews of selected topics from pre-clinical content are also included with major emphasis on patient education, patient evaluation, treatment planning and maintenance. The clinical sessions will apply techniques learned in pre-clinical courses and dental radiology and dental materials courses.

Prerequisite(s): DH 270 and DH 212 and DH 201

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

DH 302    Dental Radiology II    2 Hours

This second course in radiology is designed to discuss advanced techniques in radiography including extraoral techniques and continue to develop technical skills that result in radiographs of interpretive quality. Emphasis is placed on identification of normal anatomy and abnormal findings. Radiographic manifestations of dental diseases are taught.

Prerequisite(s): DH 201

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

DH 303    Community Dental Health    4 Hours

Community dental health is that portion of the dental hygiene curriculum that prepares students to promote oral health and prevent oral disease in a community. The approach taken within the course provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet specific oral health needs of community groups as distinct from the traditional clinical approach that is designed to meet the needs of individual patients. Instructional methods for individual and group presentations are developed and implemented through extramural experiences.

Prerequisite(s): DH 271

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

DH 304    Advanced Periodontology    4 Hours (repeatable max of 4 hrs)

This course is designed to provide the dental hygiene student or dental hygienist with advanced knowledge in periodontics. It will provide students with the conceptual framework and clinical skills to treat periodontal infections. Note: Open only to matriculated dental hygiene students or registered dental hygienists who have completed all attempted dental hygiene program courses with a grade of "C" or better.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

DH 307    General and Oral Pathology    3 Hours

This course will be devoted to oral and general pathological conditions of the head and neck. This course encompasses an abbreviated coverage of genral pathology to prepare the student for clinical diagnostic procedures in oral pathology, oral medicine, and radiology. The biology of the basic pathologic processes and how these processes produce diseases will be presented. Diseases that require special attention or require alterations in normal dental treatment planning will be emphasized.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

DH 309    Pain Control in Dentistry    4 Hours

This course is designed to prepare the dental hygiene student to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide/oxygen sedation at a clinical level of competency. Students will study and perform various local anesthetic injection techniques and will administer nitrous oxide and oxygen to achieve conscious sedation. Students will also study the pharmacology of nitrous oxide and local anesthetic agents.

Prerequisite(s): DH 206 and DH 271

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) , Dental Hygiene-Prep (Assoc) (226P) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019; winter 2021; summer 2021

DH 323    Research Methods    3 Hours

This course involves study of the research process and its application to dental hygiene education and practice. Emphasis is placed on critical analysis of selected research in dental hygiene and dentistry, including theory of research design, bibliographical and data gathering technique, and interpretation of results. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): DH 303

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021

DH 324    Practice Management and Ethics    3 Hours

A course that emphasizes present day concerns of the oral health provider and career management for dental hygienists. Foundations and application of ethical and legal concepts, cultural competence and dental office management are presented in the course.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

DH 330    Clinical Teaching I    4 Hours

Integration of previous knowledge and concepts in the supervision of first year dental hygiene students in the pre-clinical and laboratory setting. Note: Current Kentucky Dental Hygiene License required.

Prerequisite(s): DH 371 and FACS 381

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

DH 340    Clinical Teaching II    4 Hours

Integration of previous knowledge and concepts in the supervision of first year dental hygiene students in the laboratory and clinical setting. Note: Current Kentucky Dental Hygiene License required.

Prerequisite(s): DH 330

Corequisite(s): DH 350

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

DH 350    Clinical Teaching III    4 Hours

Clinical teaching experience in classroom areas as selected by the student under the direction of a supervising professor. The student develops behavioral course objectives, test and examination items, classroom teaching areas. The student my select teaching assignments in one of the developed externship student teaching programs. Conferences will be held in conjunction with the course. Note: Current Kentucky Dental Hygiene License required.

Prerequisite(s): DH 330

Corequisite(s): DH 340

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

DH 360    International Health and Human Services Learning Program    3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

The purpose of this study abroad/service-learning course is to enhance student learning through the integration of academic and co-curricular experiences. This will be accomplished with active service to community partners, while encouraging civic engagement, community awareness, interdisciplinary teamwork and pesonal leadership development. Note: Permission of instructor.

Prerequisite(s): DH 270 and DH 210

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

DH 370    Clinical Dental Hygiene II    5 Hours

This course consists of fourteen (14) hours of clinical experience, one hour lecture, and one hour seminar each week. The course concentrates on the dental patients’ conditions beyond the routine prophylaxis procedures. The student is introduced to dietary counseling and supplemental instrumentation skills. Course emphasis is also placed on patients with special needs; including the diabetic patient, the cardiovascular disease patient, the older adult patient, and the patient with mental and/or physical handicaps. This course also contains case study preparatory work, dietary counseling reviews, and poster presentation preparation.

Prerequisite(s): DH 271

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Dental Hygiene (226) or Dental Hygiene (524)

Recent Term(s) Offered: fall 2019; fall 2020; fall 2021

DH 371    Clinical Dental Hygiene III    5 Hours (repeatable max of 5 hrs)

Prerequisite(s): DH 370. Students are required to perform a specified number of oral prophylaxis, under supervision, on pediatric and adult patients, to administer a given number of topical fluoride treatments, take, process and review dental radiographs and overall accomplish every clinical procedure that a licensed dental hygienist is expected to provide.

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; spring 2020; spring 2021

Nursing (So Campus) (NUR)

NUR 104    Calculations for Nursing    1 Hour

An introduction to medication dosage calculations, symbols, abbreviations, unit dosing, and system equivalent conversion operations. Emphasis of course is on medication problems involving metric and household measurement conversion necessary for medication administration in nursing.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NUR 105    Fundamentals of Nursing    6 Hours

Introduces fundamental nursing concepts and principles utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process, and evidence-based interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 104 (may be taken concurrently) and (PSY 220 (may be taken concurrently) or PSYS 220 (may be taken concurrently)) and BIOL 131 (may be taken concurrently)

Corequisite(s): NUR 106

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NUR 106    Fundamentals of Nursing Clinical    1 Hour

Application of fundamental nursing concepts, principles, and skills.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 104 (may be taken concurrently) and NUR 105 (may be taken concurrently) and (PSY 220 (may be taken concurrently) or PSYS 220 (may be taken concurrently)) and BIOL 131 (may be taken concurrently)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NUR 150    LPN to RN Transition    1 Hour

Concepts required to transition from the licensed practical nurse to the registered nurse role.

Prerequisite(s): (PSY 220 (may be taken concurrently) or PSYS 220 (may be taken concurrently)) and BIOL 131 (may be taken concurrently)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NUR 155    Medical-Surgical Nursing I    6 Hours

Medical-surgical concepts utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process, and evidence-based interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 104 and NUR 105 and NUR 106 and NURS 150 (may be taken concurrently) and BIOL 131 and (PSY 220 or PSYS 220) and BIOL 207 (may be taken concurrently)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Course Fee: $128

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NUR 156    Medical-Surgical Nursing I Clinical    2 Hours

Application of medical-surgical nursing concepts, principles, and skills.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 104 and NUR 105 and NUR 106 and NURS 150 (may be taken concurrently) and BIOL 131 and (PSY 220 or PSYS 220) and BIOL 207 (may be taken concurrently) and NUR 155 (may be taken concurrently)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NUR 157    Medical-Surgical Nursing I Skills Lab    1 Hour

Application of medical-surgical nursing concepts, principles and skills.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 104 and NUR 105 and NUR 106 and NUR 150 and BIOL 131 and (PSY 220 or PSYS 220) and NUR 155 (may be taken concurrently) and BIOL 207 (may be taken concurrently)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NUR 165    Mental Health Nursing    3 Hours

Includes mental health nursing concepts utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process and evidence-based interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 104 and NUR 105 and NUR 106 and NUR 150 and BIOL 131 and (PSY 220 or PSYS 220) and BIOL 207 (may be taken concurrently)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NUR 166    Mental Health Nursing Clinical    1 Hour

Application of mental health nursing concepts, principles, and skills.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 104 and NUR 105 and NUR 106 and NUR 150 and BIOL 131 and (PSY 220 or PSYS 220) and NUR 165 (may be taken concurrently) and BIOL 207 (may be taken concurrently)

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NUR 208    Medical-Surgical Nursing II    5 Hours

Expansion on previous medical-surgical concepts utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process, and evidence-based interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 155 and NUR 156 and NUR 157 and NUR 165 and NUR 166 and BIOL 207 and (ENG 100 (may be taken concurrently) or ENGL 100C (may be taken concurrently))

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Course Fee: $128

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NUR 209    Medical-Surgical Nursing IIClinical    3 Hours

Application of medical-surgical nursing concepts, principles and skills.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 155 and NUR 156 and NUR 157 and NUR 165 and NUR 166 and BIOL 207 and NUR 208 (may be taken concurrently) and (ENG 100 (may be taken concurrently) or ENGL 100C (may be taken concurrently))

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NUR 215    Maternal-Newborn Nursing    2 Hours

Includes maternal-newborn nursing concepts utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process and evidence-based interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 155 and NUR 156 and NUR 157 and NUR 165 and NUR 166 and BIOL 207 and (ENG 100 (may be taken concurrently) or ENGL 100C (may be taken concurrently))

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NUR 216    Maternal-Newborn Nursing Clinical    1 Hour

Application of maternal-newborn nursing concepts, principles and skills.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 155 and NUR 156 and NUR 157 and NUR 165 and NUR 166 and BIOL 207 and NUR 215 (may be taken concurrently) and (ENG 100 (may be taken concurrently) or ENGL 100C (may be taken concurrently))

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NUR 254    Pediatric Nursing    2 Hours

Includes pediatric nursing concepts utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process and evidence-based interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 208 and NUR 209 and NUR 215 and NUR 216 and (CS 146 (may be taken concurrently) or MA 109C (may be taken concurrently) or MA 115C (may be taken concurrently) or MA 116C (may be taken concurrently) or MA 117C (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 136 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 142 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 183 (may be taken concurrently) or PHIL 215 (may be taken concurrently)) and (ART 100 (may be taken concurrently) or ART 105 (may be taken concurrently) or ART 106 (may be taken concurrently) or DANC 110 (may be taken concurrently) or FILM 201 (may be taken concurrently) or MUS 120 (may be taken concurrently) or PHIL 101 (may be taken concurrently) or PHIL 102 (may be taken concurrently) or PHIL 103 (may be taken concurrently) or POP 201 (may be taken concurrently) or RELS 100 (may be taken concurrently) or RELS 101 (may be taken concurrently) or RELS 102 (may be taken concurrently) or THEA 151 (may be taken concurrently))

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NUR 255    Medical Surgical Nursing III    3 Hours

Expansion on previous medical-surgical concepts utilizing basic human needs, developmental theory, nursing process and evidence-based interventions to promote and maintain health for selected populations.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 208 and NUR 209 and NUR 215 and NUR 216 and (CS 146 (may be taken concurrently) or MA 109C (may be taken concurrently) or MA 115C (may be taken concurrently) or MA 116C (may be taken concurrently) or MA 117C (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 136 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 142 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 183 (may be taken concurrently) or PHIL 215 (may be taken concurrently)) and (ART 100 (may be taken concurrently) or ART 105 (may be taken concurrently) or ART 106 (may be taken concurrently) or DANC 110 (may be taken concurrently) or FILM 201 (may be taken concurrently) or FLK 276 (may be taken concurrently) or MUS 120 (may be taken concurrently) or PHIL 101 (may be taken concurrently) or PHIL 102 (may be taken concurrently) or PHIL 103 (may be taken concurrently) or POP 201 (may be taken concurrently) or RELS 100 (may be taken concurrently) or RELS 101 (may be taken concurrently) or RELS 102 (may be taken concurrently) or THEA 151 (may be taken concurrently))

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Course Fee: $128

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NUR 257    Nursing Seminar & Practicum    4 Hours

Capstone clinical experience with exploration of issues and policies related to the profession of nursing.

Prerequisite(s): NUR 208 and NUR 209 and NUR 215 and NUR 216 and (CS 146 (may be taken concurrently) or MA 109C (may be taken concurrently) or MA 115C (may be taken concurrently) or MA 116C (may be taken concurrently) or MA 117C (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 136 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 142 (may be taken concurrently) or MATH 183 (may be taken concurrently) or PHIL 215 (may be taken concurrently)) and (ART 100 (may be taken concurrently) or ART 105 (may be taken concurrently) or ART 106 (may be taken concurrently) or DANC 110 (may be taken concurrently) or FILM 201 (may be taken concurrently) or FLK 276 (may be taken concurrently) or MUS 120 (may be taken concurrently) or PHIL 101 (may be taken concurrently) or PHIL 102 (may be taken concurrently) or PHIL 103 (may be taken concurrently) or POP 201 (may be taken concurrently) or RELS 100 (may be taken concurrently) or RELS 101 (may be taken concurrently) or RELS 102 (may be taken concurrently) or THEA 151 (may be taken concurrently))

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (273)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

Nursing (NURS)

NURS 102    Introduction to Professional Nursing    3 Hours

This course is required for students seeking entry into the nursing major. Course includes history, trends, professional roles and responsibilities, educational options, and licensure issues. Taking this course does not guarantee admission into nursing or count towards hours in the nursing major. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code E-SB | SB

Prerequisite(s): (ENG 100 or ENGL 100C)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 300    Concepts of Disease Processes    3 Hours

Explores the pathophysiological processes influencing the health of clients across the lifespan and the role of the nurse in assessing manifestations of these processes.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

NURS 309    Health Assessment Across the Lifespan    3 Hours (repeatable max of 3 hrs)

Development of physical assessment skills to determine health status of clients across the life span.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

NURS 315    Concepts in Pharmacology    3 Hours

Explores principles of pharmacology, drug prototypes used to treat alternations in body systems and the nurse's role in administering drugs to clients across the lifespan.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 300 and NURS 309 and NURS 313 and NURS 325 and ENG 300 (may be taken concurrently)

Corequisite(s): NURS 328, NURS 321

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

NURS 317    Special Topics / Independent Study    1-3 Hours (repeatable max of 6 hrs)

A variable-credit course which permits the student to select and explore a topic of interest in nursing. With faculty guidance, the student is expected to design, implement and evaluate objectives based on identified learning needs.

Recent Term(s) Offered: winter 2019; spring 2019; summer 2019; winter 2020; winter 2021

NURS 320    Women’s Health Issues Through the Life Cycle    3 Hours

Through lecture and class discussion, health issues confronting women throughout the life cycle will be explored.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NURS 321    Transcultural Nursing    3 Hours (repeatable max of 2 hrs)

Focus on developing knowledge of theoretically based transcultural nursing with application of nursing care to clients across the lifespan.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NURS 323    Concepts of Professional Nursing    3 Hours

Emphasizes concepts that enhance development of advanced professional practice and continued professional development.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NURS 324    Pathophysiology for Nursing    3 Hours

Explores the basic pathophysiology of selected disease processes that alter the health of individuals across the lifespan. Focuses on nursing assessment and identification of presenting signs and symptoms and manifestation of the selected disease processes.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 131 with a minimum grade of C and BIOL 231 with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Pre-Nursing) (586P)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NURS 329    Concepts in Pharmacology I    2 Hours

Explores introductory principles of pharmacology, drug prototypes used to treat alternations in health for medical, surgical, and mental health patients, and the nurse's role in administering drugs to patients.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 333 and NURS 334 and NURS 335 and NURS 336 and NURS 337

Corequisite(s): NURS 413, NURS 344, NURS 342, NURS 343, NURS 341

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 333    Fundamentals of Nursing    3 Hours

Fundamental concepts and principles that form the basis for professional nursing practice.

Corequisite(s): NURS 334, NURS 335, NURS 336, NURS 337

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 334    Clinical: Fundamentals of Nursing    2 Hours

Application of fundamental concepts and principles, performance of psychomotor skills and techniques that form the basis for professional nursing practice. Students are responsible for arranging own transportation to assigned sites.

Corequisite(s): NURS 337, NURS 336, NURS 335, NURS 333

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Course Fee: $80

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 335    Health Assessment    3 Hours

Development of physical assessment skills to determine health status of clients across the life span.

Corequisite(s): NURS 333, NURS 337, NURS 336, NURS 334

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NURS 336    Health Assessment Lab    1 Hour

Application of assessment concepts, principles, psychomotor skills, and techniques that form the basis for professional nursing assessment.

Corequisite(s): NURS 335, NURS 334, NURS 333, NURS 337

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Course Fee: $15

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NURS 337    Health Promotion and Disease Prevention    3 Hours

Explores professional nursing interventions and standards to promote the health of individuals, families, and groups from diverse cultures across the lifespan. Includes discussion of health policies at the local, regional, and national levels.

Corequisite(s): NURS 334, NURS 333, NURS 336, NURS 335

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 338    Transcultural Nursing: Concepts and Application    3 Hours

Explores the meaning of health and illness for diverse populations. Explores transcultural issues related to organizational readiness, such as leadership, data collection and use, and workforce issues. Additional issues may include the environment of care, rights and responsibilities of the individual and patient, and family and community engagement.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 324 and NURS 333 and NURS 334 and NURS 335 and NURS 336 and NURS 337

Corequisite(s): NURS 344, NURS 343, NURS 342, NURS 341, NURS 329

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NURS 339    Care of the High Acuity Patient    3 Hours

Application and integration of advanced medical-surgical concepts. Emphasis on critical thinking and clinical judgement in the care of the high acuity patient.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

NURS 340    Teaching and Health Promotion in Nursing Practice    3 Hours

Emphasizes client educational assessment, special learning needs, theories, models and nurses' role of teaching and health promotion for clients across the life span.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 323 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of C

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019

NURS 341    Medical-Surgical Nursing I    3 Hours

Basic medical surgical nursing concepts to provide holistic care to diverse individuals and families experiencing alternations in health.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 333 and NURS 334 and NURS 335 and NURS 336 and NURS 337

Corequisite(s): NURS 413, NURS 344, NURS 343, NURS 329, NURS 342

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 342    Clinical: Medical Surgical Nursing I    3 Hours

Application of basic medical surgical nursing concepts to provide holistic care to diverse individuals and families experiencing alternation in health. Students are responsible for arranging own transportation to assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 337 and NURS 333 and NURS 334 and NURS 335 and NURS 336

Corequisite(s): NURS 413, NURS 343, NURS 341, NURS 329, NURS 344

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Course Fee: $65

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 343    Mental Health Nursing    3 Hours

Integration of mental health concepts to provide care to clients experiencing alterations in mental health.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 337 and NURS 333 and NURS 334 and NURS 335 and NURS 336

Corequisite(s): NURS 413, NURS 344, NURS 342, NURS 341, NURS 329

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 344    Clinical: Mental Health Nursing    1 Hour

Application of mental health concepts to provide nursing care to clients experiencing alterations in mental health. Students are responsible for arranging own transportation to assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 337 and NURS 333 and NURS 334 and NURS 335 and NURS 336

Corequisite(s): NURS 342, NURS 343, NURS 413, NURS 329, NURS 341

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NURS 345    Agricultural Health Nursing    3 Hours

Explores issues influencing the health of agricultural workers with emphasis on the role of the nurse in recognizing and preventing agricultural illnesses and injuries along with strategies to promote the health of agricultural workers and their families. Note: Completion of first semester pre-licensure BSN nursing program required.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NURS 369    Cooperative Education in Nursing    3 Hours

Practical experience in a supervised work situation with a cooperating hospital, governmental or other health care agency, emphasizing application of knowledge and skills in selected areas of nursing. Note: Completion of all Junior level nursing courses required for course enrollment.

Recent Term(s) Offered: summer 2019

NURS 400    Nursing Leadership and Management    3 Hours

Theoretical foundations of nursing management and leadership emphasizing human resource management, decision making, and motivational skills.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019

NURS 403    Nursing Leadership, Management, and Professional Issues    4 Hours

Examines issues and trends in professional nursing practice, and theoretical foundations of nursing management and leadership. Note: A nursing elective is required to be taken concurrently.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 413 and NURS 429 and NURS 432 and NURS 433 and NURS 444 and NURS 445

Corequisite(s): NURS 422, NURS 448, NURS 421, NURS 449

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 405    Nursing Informatics    2 Hours

Explores the science and art of nursing informatics in the health care system in the context of nursing practice, education, systems administration and research.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019

NURS 408    Professional Issues    3 Hours

This course must be taken in the final semester of the program. Explores issues and trends in current professional practice: social, legal, economic, historical, theoretical, political, ethical and research components.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020

NURS 411    School Health Nursing    3 Hours

Provides theory and skills to assist the registered nurse in fulfilling the multiple roles of the school nurse in K-12 settings. Clinical practicum may be completed in school of employment. Note: Admission to school nurse certification program required for course enrollment.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NURS 412    Introduction to Nursing Research    3 Hours

A study of the research process with emphasis on critical analysis and evaluation of selected research findings for application to professional nursing practice.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019

NURS 413    Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice    3 Hours

A study of the research process. Emphasis on critical analysis of selected research in nursing, evaluation of research findings, and application to evidence-based nursing practice.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 333 and NURS 337 and NURS 334 and NURS 335 and NURS 336

Corequisite(s): NURS 329, NURS 341, NURS 344, NURS 343, NURS 342

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; summer 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 415    Complementary Health Care    3 Hours

Selected holistic modes of healing will be explored. Focus will be on history, research findings, theoretical basis and legal implications. Colonnade/Statewide General Education Code K-SC

Prerequisite(s): 21 hours of Foundations and Explorations Courses, or junior status

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 421    High Acuity Nursing    3 Hours

Application and integration of advanced medical-surging nursing concepts to provide holistic nursing care to the high-acuity patient.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 429 and NURS 413 and NURS 432 and NURS 433 and NURS 444 and NURS 445

Corequisite(s): NURS 448, NURS 449, NURS 403, NURS 422

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 422    Senior Practicum    4 Hours

Application and integration of previous knowledge and skills in the delivery of nursing care to multiple clients in a variety of health care settings.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 429 and NURS 413 and NURS 432 and NURS 433 and NURS 444 and NURS 445

Corequisite(s): NURS 403, NURS 421, NURS 448, NURS 449

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Course Fee: $35

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 424    Cardiac and Hemodynamic Monitoring    3 Hours

Interpretation of basic cardiac dysrhythmias and hemodynamic waveforms, application of principles and techniques, and recommended interventions. Note: Completion of all junior level nursing courses required.

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586) or Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NURS 429    Concepts in Pharmacology II    2 Hours

Explores advanced principles of pharmacology, drug prototypes used to treat alterations in health for women, infants, children and high acuity patients, and the nurse's role in administering drugs to patients.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 329 and NURS 413 and NURS 341 and NURS 342 and NURS 343 and NURS 344

Corequisite(s): NURS 445, NURS 444, NURS 432, NURS 433

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Course Fee: $25

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 430    Concepts of Public Health Nursing    4 Hours

Theories and concepts from public health nursing address the multidimensional health needs of diverse populations and role of the nurse in community-based settings.

Corequisite(s): NURS 431

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020

NURS 431    Application of Public Health Nursing    2 Hours

Application of nursing process with diverse populations across the lifespan in community-based settings. Focus on health promotion.

Corequisite(s): NURS 430

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020

NURS 432    Medical-Surgical Nursing II    3 Hours

Advanced medical-surgical nursing concepts to provide holistic care to diverse individuals, families, and groups experiencing complex alterations in health.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 329 and NURS 413 and NURS 341 and NURS 342 and NURS 343 and NURS 344

Corequisite(s): NURS 444, NURS 429, NURS 433, NURS 445

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 433    Clinical: Medical-Surgical Nursing II    3 Hours

Application and integration of advanced medical-surgical nursing concepts to provide holistic care to diverse individuals, families, and groups experiencing complex alterations in health. Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 329 and NURS 413 and NURS 341 and NURS 342 and NURS 343 and NURS 344

Corequisite(s): NURS 444, NURS 432, NURS 429, NURS 445

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 444    Maternal Child Nursing    4 Hours

Application and integration of nursing concepts to provide holistic care to diverse women, infants, and children experiencing alterations in health.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 329 and NURS 413 and NURS 341 and NURS 342 and NURS 343 and NURS 344

Corequisite(s): NURS 445, NURS 429, NURS 432, NURS 433

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 445    Clinical: Maternal Child Nursing    2 Hours

Application and integration of concepts in acute care and community settings to provide holistic nursing care to diverse women, infants, and children experiencing alterations in health. Students are responsible for arranging own transportation to assigned sites.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 329 and NURS 413 and NURS 341 and NURS 342 and NURS 343 and NURS 344

Corequisite(s): NURS 432, NURS 433, NURS 444, NURS 429

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 448    Community Health Nursing    3 Hours

Theories and concepts from nursing and public health address multidimensional health needs of diverse populations: role of the nurse in healthcare of society. Note: A nursing elective must be taken concurrently with this course.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 413 and NURS 429 and NURS 432 and NURS 433 and NURS 444 and NURS 445

Corequisite(s): NURS 403, NURS 421, NURS 422, NURS 449

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

NURS 449    Clinical: Community Health Nursing    2 Hours

Application of public health concepts to address multidimensional health needs of diverse populations: role of the nurse in healthcare of society. Students are responsible for arranging own transportation to assigned sites. Note: A nursing elective must be taken concurrently with this course.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 413 and NURS 429 and NURS 432 and NURS 433 and NURS 444 and NURS 445

Corequisite(s): NURS 403, NURS 422, NURS 448, NURS 421

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Course Fee: $30

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; summer 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; summer 2021; fall 2021

NURS 451    Gerontological Nursing    3 Hours

This course focuses on the nursing care of older adults. Emphasis is placed on theories of aging, pathophysiological processes, and normal variations specific to the aging population, and use of the nursing process to enhance positive outcomes. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Prerequisite(s): NURS 300

Restriction(s): Enrollment is limited to students in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586) or Nursing (RN to BSN) (596)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

NURS 492    Faith Community Nursing    3 Hours

Builds upon practice of community health nursing to develop skills needed to provide nursing care for individuals and groups in faith communities. Note: Permission of instructor may be required.

Restriction(s): Students with a semester level of Academy Junior, Academy Senior, Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Students cannot enroll who are in Nursing (Officially Admitted) (586)

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

Safety (SFTY)

SFTY 171    Safety and First Aid    1 Hour

The course is designed to prepare students to provide immediate and temporary care in emergency situations involving accidents or sudden illness. The symptoms and appropriate first aid for shock, wounds, heart problems, fractures, heat and cold injuries, poisons, and proper methods of transportation will be covered. The course is applicable to all students, especially those pursuing a teaching career where they will be responsible for other students entrusted to their supervision and care.

Course Fee: $10

Recent Term(s) Offered: spring 2019; fall 2019; spring 2020; fall 2020; spring 2021; fall 2021

SFTY 270    General Safety    3 Hours

Introduction to the history of safety in America. Examines steps involved in analyzing the causes and prevention of accidents. Emphasizes programs designed to educate the student in general safety concepts and principles, and an overview of statistical analysis, theories, and models used in hazard pre-planning and post-incident analysis and/or mitigation. Major topics include traffic, home, recreational, fire, and occupational safety.

Recent Term(s) Offered: None

SFTY 271    Emergency Care and Transportation    6 Hours

Students will learn how to evaluate, provide emergency care, and properly move and transport ill or injured people utilizing equipment available in an ambulance. Successful completion of this course and a skills evaluation leads to certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

Recent Term(s) Offered: None