NURS 206 Foundations of the Discipline and Profession of Nursing
Students learn about nursing as a profession, the role of the professional nurse and the evolution of nursing. Exploration of professional identity, comportment, and moral, altruistic, legal, ethical, and regulatory standards and principles are addressed. Concepts of collective collaboration, leadership and evidenced-informed practice and their core competences are introduced. Introduction to learning plans and portfolio development are also included. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all first-year courses. Three credits
NURS 232 Alterations in in Health and Nursing Therapeutics I
Students are introduced to pathophysiology and disease processes. The focus is on select human structures and functions that support health and well-being including fluid and electrolyte balance, acid-base balance, thermoregulation, oxygenation, perfusion, and comfort/pain. Reproductive health and sexuality are introduced. This course builds on pharmacological applications of select medication routes, calculations, and medication safety. Complementary therapeutics to manage pain is emphasized. More advanced communication skills are a focus with emphasis on communication challenges. Three-hour supervised lab practice is a required component for the course. Prerequisites: NURS 206, 207, 208, 209. Three credits.
NURS 307 Alterations in Health and Nursing Therapeutics II
Students build on concepts of pathophysiology and disease and injury processes gained from NURS 232. The focus is on select human structures and functions that support physical and mental health and well-being including intracranial regulation, neurological, and sensory perception. Attention is given to pathophysiology and biological processes of cancer. Pharmacological applications and nursing therapeutics, including complementary therapies, related to major acute physical and mental health conditions for persons and families across the lifespan are a focus. Three-hour weekly supervised lab practice is a required component for the course. Prerequisites: NURS 231, 232, 233, 234. Three credits.
NURS 405 Nursing of Adults III
A theory and practice course designed to provide the senior nursing student with opportunities to render comprehensive care for adults who are experiencing, or who are at risk for, selected complex health problems. Students participate in the selection of nursing practice experiences that enable them to apply knowledge and critical thinking in the application of the nursing process in acute care, community, and home settings. Clinical component. Three credits.