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Nursing Course Descriptions

NSG 1000 Perspectives on the American Health Care System
3 credits
An overview of factors affecting health in contemporary American society. Students examine the health care system from the perspective of the consumer as well as from the perspectives of various health care providers. Open to non-nursing majors. Distribution Requirement: CSI.

NSG-ANT 1600 Complementary Health Therapies
3 credits
A study of the nature and philosophies that underlie Non Western Complementary Health Therapies. Modalities such as guided imagery, reflexology and therapeutic touch are discussed. Open to non-nursing majors. Distribution Requirement: NW and LAS.

NSG 2010 Introduction to Professional Nursing
3 credits
This introductory nursing course centers on theories and concepts relevant to professional nursing practice. Students will focus on self-assessment and the internal and external factors which influence the role of the student nurse and the transition to professional practice. Prerequisites: Sophomore standing in nursing. Distribution Requirement: CSI.

NSG-HMS 2030 End-of-Life Issues
3 credits
Examination of end-of-life issues from a multidisciplinary perspective including physical, psychological, social, cultural and spiritual aspects of dying. Open to non-nursing majors. Distribution Requirement: GN.

NSG 2510 Fundamentals of Nursing Care I
2 credits
A practicum course that focuses on the student in a transition who is acquiring skills basic to the practice of nursing. Experiences will be provided in a long-term care health care setting. Prerequisite: NSG 2010.

NSG 2520 Fundamentals of Nursing Care II
3 credits
The second practicum course continues to focus on the student in transition. Through the ongoing use of the nursing process the student develops additional skills for the care of the client in institutional health care settings. Prerequisite: NSG 2510.

NSG 3000 Perspectives of Professional Nursing Care
3 credits
Theories, processes and concepts selected from nursing and other relevant fields of the arts and sciences will be studied in relation to the professional self-system of the student. Emphasis will be placed on the assessment of internal and external factors that influence the role of the student who is in the process of transition towards professional practice. Prerequisite: Registered Nurse status. Fulfills W-Course Requirement.

NSG 3110 Nursing Care of Adult Clients
6 credits
This clinical course focuses on the study of nursing as a process with the individual, as a client. Basic concepts of medical-surgical nursing will be applied to adult clients at different points on the health-illness continuum. Prerequisite: NSG 2520. BIO 3310 must be taken concurrently with or prior to NSG 3110.

NSG 3111 Nursing Care of Women’s Health Clients
3 credits
A clinical nursing course that uses the nursing process to study developmental discontinuity in the individual client. The prenatal and newborn cycle are studied as developmental discontinuities. Prerequisite: NSG 3110. Must be taken concurrently with NSG 3112. Offered in Term II.

NSG 3112 Nursing Care of Critically Ill Clients
3 credits
A clinical nursing course that uses the nursing process to study situational discontinuity in the individual client. The care of the critically ill adult is studied as a situational discontinuity. Prerequisite: NSG 3110. Must be taken concurrently with NSG 3111. Offered in Term II.

NSG 3115 Health Assessment of Clients Across the Life Span
2 credits
This laboratory course focuses on data collection and nursing diagnostic components of the nursing process. Laboratory activities will provide the student with an opportunity to increase skills in conducting the health history and physical assessment of clients across the life span. Prerequisite: RN status or Sophomore standing in nursing.

NSG 3130 Individual Nursing Care II
6 credits
A clinical course that applies the nursing process in the study of developmental and situational discontinuity in the individual client. The childbearing and neonatal periods are studied as a developmental discontinuity for the individual and critical illness as a situational discontinuity. Prerequisite: NSG 3110.

NSG 3210 Professional Seminar
3 credits
A seminar that explores the influences of political, economic and societal trends on the nursing profession. Utilizing presentation, debating and lobbying techniques, students continue to develop their skills in critical analysis. One all day field trip may be required. Prerequisite: NSG 3000 or NSG 2520.

NSG 3900 Nursing Care of Mental Health Clients
3 credits
A clinical course that uses the nursing process to plan care for the client who experiences psychiatric mental health discontinuities. Concepts of psychiatric nursing will be framed using systems theory and the transitional process. Prerequisite: NSG 2520 or permission of the instructor.

NSG 4009 Nursing Care of Family Clients
3 credits
A clinical course focusing on the effects of developmental and situational discontinuities within a family. Prerequisites: NSG 3111 and NSG 3112. Offered Term I. Must be taken concurrently with NSG 4011.

NSG 4011 Nursing Care of Pediatric Clients
6 credits
A clinical course focusing on the effects of developmental and situational discontinuities of pediatric clients. Prerequisites: NSG 3111 and NSG 3112. Offered Term I. Must be taken concurrently with NSG 4009.

NSG 4120 Nursing Care of Community Clients
6 credits
A clinical course which studies the community system’s adaptive abilities in health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration. The student will have the opportunity to utilize the nursing process identifying the community as the client, assessing internal and external discontinuities of the community. Students are expected to provide own transportation doing clinical rotations, some travel is involved. Prerequisite: NSG 4009, 4011, and BIO 3000. Fulfills W-Course Requirement.

NSG 4200 Health and Aging
3 credits
Exploration of physiological and psychosocial issues related to aging. Health and illness needs discussed with a focus on the resources needed and available. Nursing role emphasized. Prerequisites: BIO 1210 and BIO 1211.

NSG 4210 Critical Thinking and Clinical Decision Making
1 and 3 credits in Nursing
This course synthesizes concepts from the biological, psychological, social and nursing sciences as a foundation for enhancing the student’s ability to solve complex clinical problems. Metacognitive theory and use of meta-cognitive strategies will be stressed as key to critical thinking and clinical decision making. Prerequisite: NSG 4009 and NSG 4011.

FEX 4510 Career-Related Nursing Practicum
6 credits
This capstone experience provides the student the opportunity to explore a career role in nursing. Principles of nursing leadership are incorporated into a synthesis of all previous nursing coursework and experiences. Prerequisites: All other Nurse Education Program requirements.