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. (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, BIOL 206/206L, CHEM 111/111L. (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)
Provides a bridge for healthcare professionals and students to understand historical, philosophical, and theoretical concepts used in healthcare, professional practice, human needs and nursing process. Prerequisites: ENG 101, ENG 102, Foreign Language, SPCOM 103, PSYCH 151. (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. Corequisite: NSG 232L. (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. Corequisite: NSG 232. (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 295 Independent Study (1-6 VAR) (*)

NSG 302 Health Promotion and Assessment 3(3-0)
Systematic assessment and analysis of individuals needs using the nursing process to develop a plan of care, to educate, and to promote health and wellbeing. Pre or corequisites: NSG 207, 307, or RN. Corequisite: NSG 302L. (SS,F)

NSG 302L Health Promotion and Assessment Lab 1(0-2)
Provides the skills to complete a comprehensive assessment, for educating and promoting health and wellbeing using the nursing process, evidenced based practice and diagnostic reasoning. Pre or corequisites: NSG 207, 307, or RN. Corequisite: NSG 302. (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, BIOL 206/206L, BIOL 224/224L, CHEM 111/111L or RN. (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. Prerequisites: Registered Nurse License. ENG 101, ENG 102, Foreign Language, SPCOM 103, PSYCH 151 or by permission. (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 required 200 level nursing courses. Pre or corequisites: NSG 302/302L, 322/322L. Corequisite: NSG 312L. (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. Corequisite: NSG 312. (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 required 200 level nursing courses. Corequisites: NSG 322L; NSG 302/302L. (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. Corequisite: NSG 322. (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 required 200 level nursing courses; pre or corequisites: NSG 302/302L, NSG 322/322L. Corequisite: 332L. (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. Corequisite: NSG 332. (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, completion of all required 200 level nursing courses. (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 300 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. Prerequisites: NSG, 302/302L, 322/322. Corequisite: NSG 382L. (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. Corequisite: NSG 382. (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 all required 300 level nursing courses. Corequisite: NSG 420L. (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 all required 300 level nursing courses. Corequisite: NSG 420. (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 all required 300 level nursing courses. (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 required 300 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. Prerequisite: completion of all required 300 level nursing courses. Corequisite: NSG 442. (F,SS)

NSG 451 Healthcare Management and Issues 3(3-0)
Analyze and apply management & leadership theories used in healthcare. Explore issues and trends related to the healthcare including ethical and legal issues. Prerequisites: completion of NSG 420, NSG 431, and NSG 442. Pre or corequisite: NSG 452. (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. Corequisite: 452L. (S,SS)

NSG 452L Nursing Process: Synthesis Lab 5(0-10)
Application of NSG 452. Synthesis of process and content of nursing in managing client groups and aggregates. Corequisite: NSG 452. (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 471 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: completion of all required 300 level nursing courses. 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 491 Special Topics (1-6 VAR) (*)

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, Policy & Issues 3(2.5-2)
Exploring advanced practice roles, the potential impact, trends, issues and benefits to the public and the effect of policy and politics. Observation hours required. 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 & Finance 3(3-0)
Analyze and utilize the historical, political, economic, and financial concepts in the development of one’s practice and the advanced practice role. Prerequisites: admission to Graduate Nursing Program or by permission. (SS)

NSG 551 Health and Well Being 3(2-4)
Health and psychological wellbeing of clients in the context of primary, secondary and tertiary prevention in advanced practice. Clinical hours required. 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 591 Special Topics (1-6 VAR) (*)

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 595 Independent Study (1-6 VAR) (*)

NSG 599 Thesis Research (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. (*)