NURSING (NSG)

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

NSG 207 Nursing Pathophysiology   3(3-0)
Introduction to the basic disease processes of individual body systems. Incorporates nursing assessment/diagnosis with associated intersystem diseases. Prerequisites: BIOL 206/206L, 223/223L, 224/224L, CHEM 111/111L, or by SAFA committee approval. (S,SS)

NSG 208 Basic Pharmacology   3(3-0)
Pharmocokinetics, dynamics, therapeutics as well as drug administration and interaction, safety and legal implications are discussed. Prerequisites: BIOL 223/223L, BIOL 224/224L, CHEM 111/111L, or by SAFA committee approval. (S,SS)

NSG 230 (WS 230) Women, Health and Society   3(3-0)
Introduction to women’s health issues and a basic understanding of how women’s health has been influenced historically, culturally and by socio-economic factors. (F,S)

NSG 231 Introduction to Professional Nursing   2(2-0)
Historical and theoretical basis for professional nursing practice. Introduction to the heath care system, philosophy of the nursing program, the nursing process and human needs. (S,SS)

NSG 232 Fundamentals of Nursing   3(3-0)
Utilization of the nursing process in meeting primary health needs of individuals. Basic nursing interventions, critical thinking and therapeutic communication are emphasized. Prerequisites: admission into Nursing Program. Prerequisites: all nursing prerequisite and general education courses. Corequisites: NSG 232L or by SAFA committee approval. (S,SS)

NSG 232L Fundamentals of Nursing Lab   4(0-8)
Application of NSG 232. Laboratory practice assists students in developing fundamental competencies for providing basic nursing care to individual clients. Corequisites: NSG 232 or by SAFA committee approval. (S,SS)

NSG 282 LPN Bridge to Professional Nursing   2(2-0)
Historical, theoretical and philosophical basis transition from student to PN and RN. Introduction to the program, health care system, nursing process, and human needs. Prerequisites: LPN students are required to take the course in substitution for NSG 231. This course can be substituted for NSG 231 by nursing students electing to take the practical nursing examination after the completion of all junior level courses and ERI examinations. The course is open to all nursing and pre-nursing students. (S,SS)

NSG 283 Inferential Reasoning in Health Care   1(1-0)
Discussion of inferential reasoning as it pertains to the delivery of healthcare. (*)

NSG 284 NSG Framework for Transfer Students   1(1-0)
This course provides transfer students with an introduction to the nursing philosophy, curriculum framework, and human needs, caring, and learning theory. Prerequisites: Transfer credit evaluation by nursing advisor. Must meet current program prerequisites consistent with point of transfer entry or by approval of SAFA committee. (*)

NSG 291 Special Topics   (1-4 VAR)
Topics and/or nursing skills for enrichment of required nursing courses, and which serve the interest of 10 or more students will be considered. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (*)

NSG 302 Health Assessment   3(3-0)
Systematic assessment and analysis of individuals needs across the life span using the nursing process. Pre or corequisite: NSG 207, 307, or RN. Corequisite: NSG 302L or by SAFA committee approval (SS,F)

NSG 302L Health Assessment Lab   1(0-2)
Application of NSG 302. Provides the student with the opportunity to collect and record complete health histories and practice skills of physical assessment of individuals throughout the lifespan. Pre or corequisites: NSG 207, 307. Corequisites: NSG 302 or RN or by SAFA committee approval. (SS, F)

NSG 305 Ethical Issues in Health Care   3(3-0)
Selected theories which influence ethical choice in nursing are presented. Areas of the law and legal systems that affect the public health are included. Current ethical issues related to nursing practice. Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (F,S)

NSG 307 Health and Disease Systems   3(3-0)
Alterations and adaptations of individual body systems to disease processes. Prerequisites: BIOL 223/223L, 224/224L, CHEM 111/111L or RN, or by SAFA committee approval. (S,SS)

NSG 309 Professional Nursing Practice   4(4-0)
Introduction to the philosophy of the Nursing program, and the professional nursing practice theories. Teaching learning theories are examined in relation to nursing practice. Prerequisite: Registered Nurse License. (SS,F)

NSG 311 Concepts for Professional Nursing   4(4-0)
Advanced study of concepts and theory of Maternal, neonatal, pediatric, family and mental health related to professional nursing. An experiential component will be included. Prerequisite: Registered Nurse License. (SS,S)

NSG 312 Nursing Care of Childbearing Families   3(3-0)
Nursing care of the neonate and procreative family during the peri-natal period. Includes health promotion, family theory and human sexuality. Prerequisites: completion of all sophomore level courses. Pre or corequisites: NSG 302/302L, 322/322L. Corequisites: NSG 312L, or by SAFA committee approval. (F,S)

NSG 312L Nursing Care of Childbearing Families Lab   3(0-6)
Application of NSG 312. Clinical experiences emphasize use of the nursing process in meeting needs of the neonate and family during the peri-natal period. Corequisites: NSG 312 or by SAFA committee approval. (F,S)

NSG 322 Nursing Care of the Adult I   3(3-0)
Nursing process directed toward principles of therapeutic nursing care of adult health promotion and with common health problems. Prerequisites: NSG 302/302L, and completion of all sophomore level courses. Corequisites: NSG 322L or by SAFA committee approval. (F)

NSG 322L Nursing Care of the Adult I Lab   4(0-8)
Application of NSG 322. Clinical experiences emphasize use of the nursing process in meeting selected needs of adult clients. Corequisites: NSG 322 or by SAFA committee approval. (F)

NSG 332 Pediatric Nursing   3(3-0)
Nursing care of children and adolescents. Emphasizes the nursing process related to health promotion, maintenance and restoration for the child, adolescent and family. Prerequisites: completion of all sophomore level courses; pre or corequisites: NSG 302/302L, 322/322L. Corequisites: 332L or by SAFA committee approval. (F,S)

NSG 332L Pediatric Nursing Lab   3(0-6)
Application of NSG 332. Clinical experiences emphasize use of the nursing process in meeting health related needs of children and adolescents. Corequisites: NSG 332 or by SAFA committee approval. (F,S)

NSG 351 Research in Nursing   3(3-0)
An introduction to the roles, and methods of research in nursing. Facilitates development of nurses as consumers of research for research based practice. Prerequisites: MATH 156, NSG 231, or by SAFA committee approval. (S,SS)

NSG 372 Clinical Practicum   3(0-9)
An elective course that provides an opportunity for a concentrated clinical practicum in a variety of patient care settings. Prerequisite: completion of all junior level nursing courses. (*)

NSG 382 Psychiatric Nursing   3(3-0)
Nursing process directed toward care of individuals and families experiencing mental illness. Includes concepts of mental health, group process and group leadership. Pre or corequisites: NSG, 302/302L, 322/322. Corequisites: NSG 382L or by SAFA committee approval. (S)

NSG 382L Psychiatric Nursing Lab   3(0-6)
Application of NSG 382. Clinical experiences emphasize all components of the nursing process in meeting the needs of individuals and families experiencing mental illness. Corequisites: NSG 382 and/or by approval of the SAFA committee. (S)

NSG 391 Special Topics   (1-5 VAR)
Prerequisite: permission of instructor. (*)

NSG 420 Nursing Care of the Adult II   3(3-0)
Builds on content in NSG 322. Includes complex, acute and chronic health problems of individuals and continuity of care within the health care system. Prerequisite: completion of junior level courses. Corequisites: NSG 420L or by SAFA committee approval. (F)

NSG 420L Nursing Care of the Adult II Lab   4(0-8)
Application of 420. Students utilize expanded data base and action strategies to meet complex health needs of individuals. Includes technological skills for nursing interventions. Prerequisite: completion of junior level courses. Corequisites: NSG 420 or by SAFA committee approval. (F)

NSG 431 Gerontological Nursing   3(3-0)
Theory for nursing care of older adults. The promotion of healthy aging through utilization of the nursing process is emphasized. Prerequisite: completion of junior level courses or by SAFA committee approval. (F,S,SS)

NSG 442 Public Health Nursing   3(3-0)
Theory in application of the nursing process, public health principles and concepts related to communities. Prerequisite: completion of all junior level nursing courses. Corequisite: NSG 442L. (F,SS)

NSG 442L Public Health Nursing Lab   3(0-6)
Application of NSG 442. Selected experiences in community health settings. Prerequisites: completion of junior level courses or by SAFA committee approval. Corequisite: NSG 442. (F,SS)

NSG 451 Nursing Management   3(3-0)
Theory and skills that enhance the nurse’s role as leader and manager in health settings and community systems. Prerequisites: completion of all junior level courses or by SAFA committee approval. (S,SS)

NSG 452 Nursing Process: Synthesis   3(3-0)
Synthesis of previous course work with integration of theories, research and the nursing process in meeting complex health needs of clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. Prerequisites: NSG 420/420L, 442/442L. Corequisites: 452L or by SAFA committee approval. (S,SS)

NSG 452L Nursing Process: Synthesis Lab   3(0-9)
Application of NSG 452. Synthesis of process and content of nursing in managing client groups and aggregates. Corequisites: NSG 452 or by SAFA committee approval. (S,SS)

NSG 461 Health Care Issues and Trends   2(2-0)
Issues and trends related to health care including professional, ethical and legal issues. Prerequisites: completion of NSG 420, NSG 431, and NSG 442. Pre or corequisite: NSG 452. (S,SS)

NSG 472 Clinical Practicum II   3(0-9)
Concentrated practicum consisting of application of the nursing process in complex care settings. Prerequisite: NSG 372 or by SAFA committee approval. (S)

NSG 492 Research   2(2-0)
Major nursing theories are examined in relation to nursing functions they imply, kinds of hypotheses they would generate, and kinds of research they would stimulate. There is examination of research process, design, methods of collecting and analyzing data, and interpretation of data. Prerequisite: NSG 351. (*)

NSG 495 Independent Study   (1-6 VAR) (*)



GRADUATE COURSES

NSG 506 Roles & Issues   3(2.5-2)
Theory-based concepts essential to advanced practice nursing in a variety of settings. Observation hours required (30 hrs). Prerequisites: admission to Graduate Nursing Program or by permission. (F)

NSG 508 Advanced Practice Theory   3(3-0)
Examines the theoretical basis of nursing which guides advanced nursing practice. Theories are evaluated for their applicability to practice, research, education, and administration. Prerequisites: admission to Graduate Nursing Program or by permission. (F)

NSG 550 Health Policy   3(3-0)
Historical, political, economic, and financial overview review of the health care industry, education, and health professions. Prerequisites: admission to Graduate Nursing Program or by permission. (SS)

NSG 551 Health and Well Being   3(2-4)
Health and well being of clients in the context of primary and secondary prevention for the advanced practice role. Clinical hours required (60 hrs). Prerequisites: graduate nursing core courses. (SS)

NSG 552 Advanced Pathophysiology   3(3-0)
Comprehensive scientific background and understanding of pathophysiology as it relates to client’s needs and assessment across the lifespan. Prerequisites: admission to Graduate Nursing Program or by permission. (S)

NSG 561 Advanced Pharmacology   3(3-0)
Prepares the advanced clinical practitioner for drug therapy management in the diagnosis and treatment of clients across the lifespan. Prerequisites: admission to Graduate Nursing Program or by permission. (S)

NSG 562 Advanced Assessment   3(2-4)
Data collection, organization, recording, physical and psychosocial assessment and communication of data reflecting the health status of the client. Clinical hours required (60 hrs). Prerequisites: admission to Graduate Nursing Program or by permission. (S)

NSG 571 Healthcare Informatics   3(3-0)
The course includes internet use by health care consumers, policy, current and future role of telehealth. Covers informatics, current issues and challenges facing nursing. Prerequisites: admission to the Graduate Nursing Program or by permission by graduate SAFA committee. (S,SS)

NSG 575 Curriculum Development   2(2-0)
Historical foundations, theories and conceptual frameworks and processes for curriculum development are explored for all levels of nursing programs and continuing nursing education programs. Prerequisites: admission to Masters Program or by permission. (SS)

NSG 576 Teaching & Instruction in Nursing   2(2-0)
Teaching methods, evaluation tools, and the complexities of the educator role are explored in seminar discussions. Prerequisites: admission to Masters Program or by permission. (SS)

NSG 585 Acute/Chronic/Emergent Health Needs I   8(4-16)
Practitioner’s role in the diagnosis and management of client’s needs in fluid-electrolytes, cardiovascular-respiratory, nephrology-dialysis, transplants, GI/GU, endocrinology, nutrition, and genetics (240 clinical hours). Prerequisites: completion of all core graduate nursing courses. (F)

NSG 586 Acute/Chronic/Emergent Health Needs II   8(4-16)
Role of the practitioner in the diagnosis and management of client’s needs for neuro-trauma, oto-ophthalmology, oncology, women/men’s health, orthopedics, immunology, palliation, gerontology (240 clinical hours). Prerequisites: completion of all core graduate nursing courses. (SS)

NSG 587 Synthesis Experience   9(3-24)
Synthesizes theory into practice based on specialty competencies and advanced practice clinical requirements. This course may need to be repeated based on specialization. Prerequisites: completion of all core graduate nursing courses. Specialization plan developed by academic advisor and approved by graduate SAFA committee. (F,S,SS)

NSG 588 Management of Pediatric Clients   4(2-8)
Role of the practitioner in the management of minor acute and chronic problems of infants, children, and adolescents (120 clinical hours). Prerequisites: completion of all core graduate nursing courses. (S)

NSG 592 Research   3(3-0)
Focuses on research methods needed for investigation and expansion of nursing knowledge. Appraisal and analysis of research and development of a proposal will be covered. Prerequisites: undergraduate statistics course; admission to Graduate Nursing Program or by permission by graduate SAFA committee. (F)

NSG 593 Thesis Seminar   3(3-0)
Developing skills in creating and writing research-based proposals or protocols and in using research methods to evaluate nursing care. Prerequisite: NSG 592. (F,S,SS)

NSG 599 Thesis   (1-6 VAR)
Preparation of thesis to meet degree requirements. Must be enrolled each semester in at least one credit hour if thesis is still in process. (IP or S/U grading). Prerequisites: NSG 593 and approval by thesis advisor. (*)

AS OF 01/24/06, THE MASTER OF NURSING COURSES FROM OUR ON-LINE AND PRINTED ADDENDUM SUPERCEDES THE 2005-2006 PRINTED CATALOG.