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NUR 1001
ORIENTATION TO NURSING

A one hour elective course for students interested in pursuing nursing as a professional career. The student is introduced to the history of nursing, issues and trends, basic nursing education, advanced education for nurses, and nursing career opportunities. Students interested in nursing or a career in science are encouraged to take this course during the fall semester of their freshman year.


NUR 2023
INTRO/PROFESSIONAL NURS

Offered: Summer or fall prior to Junior year. Prerequisite: MATH 1113 and permission of Admission and Progression Committee. A non clinical, three hour course which introduces the student to selected basic concepts in professional nursing. Purpose of the course is to introduce nursing concepts to nursing majors. The course focuses on nursing as a caring profession, nurses' roles and functions, ethics, standards, legal aspects, holism, wellness, health care settings, communication, teaching/learning, critical thinking, and the nursing process. The Conceptual Framework and Philosophy of Tech's Department of Nursing will be explored.


NUR 2303
NUTRITION

Principles of normal nutrition at all stages of the life cycle are emphasized. Growth and development needs are incorporated into the maintenance, restoration of nutritional health, and in the prevention of nutritional deficit. Exploration is conducted of the social, religious, and cultural factors which affect the family's nutritional health.


NUR 3003
ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES

Prerequisite: Admission to Upper Division Nursing or consent of instructor. This course focuses on the principles and concepts of alternative therapies for clients of all ages in a variety of health care settings. Alternative therapies are explored in relationship to conventional medicine in the prevention of negative health conditions, promotion of health practices, and support and restoration of wellness.


NUR 3102
NUR SKLS THEOR/MED INT I

Prerequisite: Open to students majoring in Spanish with a concentration in Medical Interpretation. The course provides the student with theory of basic psychomotor and math nursing skills.


NUR 3103
NURSING SKILLS I

Offered: Summer or fall session prior to junior year. Prerequisite: Admission into upper level junior nursing courses. The course provides the student with theory and guided practice of basic psychomotor and math nursing skills in a multimedia simulated laboratory setting. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours equal to one credit hour. $60 course fee.


NUR 3204
THEOR/CONCEPTS NURS I

Prerequisites: NUR 2023, 3103, 3303, 3803 and admission into upper level junior nursing courses. Co-requisites: NUR 3513 and 3404 This course is an introduction to the cognitive framework of the curriculum which emphasizes holistic man, environment, and nursing as an interacting system. The course focuses on bio psycho social and spiritual behaviors as indicators of health throughout the life cycle. The nursing process and the scientific method of problem solving are presented as systematic approaches to nursing care. Further emphasis is placed on assessment of health needs and health practices of individuals in structured episodic health care settings. Beginning concepts of professionalism and care of clients with self-limiting alterations to health are integral parts of this course. Lecture 4 hours. $25 testing fee.


NUR 3213
CARE OF THE OLDER ADULT

Prerequisites: NUR 3103, NUR 2023, and PSY 3813 This course will include a study of communication with individuals, families and groups. It will also provide the foundational basis for the professional care of older adults and thier families. Care of the older adult introduces trends, theories and multidimensional changes of aging and addresses issues related to wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention in older adults.


NUR 3302
HLTH ASSESS THEOR/MED IN

Prerequisite: NUR 3102 The student uses the nursing process to assess the client by the utilization of observation, palpation, percussion, and auscultation skills. The language of Health Assessment is taught and methods of proper documentation are emphasized. The course provides guidance in specific assessment techniques and enables the student to recognize normal findings throughout the life cycle.


NUR 3303
HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Prerequisite: Departmental permission The student uses the nursing process to assess the client by the utilization of observation, palpation, percussion, and auscultation skills. The language of Health Assessment is taught and methods of proper documentation are emphasized. The course provides guidance in specific assessment techniques and enables the student to recognize normal findings throughout the life cycle. The student collaborates with members of the healthcare team in the sharing of health findings in order to make a specific nursing diagnosis. Lecture 2 hours. Laboratory 3 hours equal to one credit hour. $10 laboratory fee.


NUR 3402
PHARMACOLOGY I

Prerequisites: NUR 2303 and 3103 Co-requisites: NUR 3204 and 3404 This course focuses on the relationships between the action of drugs, their effects and the contraindications for their administration. The relationship between specific patient needs and the type of drugs that would be effective to meet those needs will be analyzed. The nursing care related to each type of drug and the rationales for care will be included.


NUR 3404
PRAC/NUR I/INDV CLIENT

Prerequisite: NUR 2023 and NUR 3103. Co-requisites: NUR 3204 and 3304. Practicum facilitating the integration, synthesis, and application of theories, concepts, and psychomotor nursing skills taught in NUR 3103, 3204, 3304 and 3513. The student uses maintenance nursing behaviors to assist individuals to reach functional adaptation. 12 Clinical hours equal to 4 credit hours. $20 laboratory fee.


NUR 3501
NUR SKL THEOR/MED INT II

Prerequisite: NUR 3102. A continuation of NUR 3102. The course provides the student with theory of intermediate-level psychomotor nursing skills. Lecture 1 hour.


NUR 3503
END-OF-LIFE CARE

This course is designed to offer basic skills and knowledge needed to recognize and intervene with a client at the end of life. Emphasis is to implement the nursing process with clients at the end of life. Students will apply concepts, theories, principals and techniques gained from their general education and previous nursing courses.


NUR 3513
NURSING SKILLS II

Prerequisite: NUR 3103 A continuation of NUR 3103. A guided practice of intermediate level theory and skills in a multimedia simulation laboratory. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 3 hours equal to one credit hour. $20 course fee.


NUR 3603
PERSONAL/PROF SELF-CARE

Prerequisite: Admission to Upper Division Nursing or consent of instructor. This course provides the RN-BSN student with the opportunity to assess one's own current health, lifestyle, and professional career and consider where one is, where one has been, and where one wants to be in the future. This class will provide a mechanism for change by actively involving the student in a self-analysis and establishment of a course of action for changes that are assessed to be needed.


NUR 3606
THEOR/CONCEPT/NURS II

Prerequisites: NUR 3204, 3304, 3404, 3513 This course, utilizing the nursing process, builds upon NUR 3204 and includes the bio psycho social and spiritual needs of the family. The course emphasizes family development, the childbearing experience, and the child's unique response to the internal and external environment. Lecture 6 hours. $25 testing fee.


NUR 3703
NURSING PHARMACOLOGY

Prerequisites: NUR 3204, 3304, 3404, 3513 This course focuses on the relationships between the action of drugs, their effects and the contraindications for their administration. The relationship between specific patient needs and the type of drugs that would be effective to meet that need will be analyzed. The nursing care related each type of drug and the rationales for the care will be included.


NUR 3802
PHARMACOLOGY II

Prerequisites: NUR 3204, NUR 3402, NUR 3404 Co-requisites: NUR 3606 and NUR 3805 This course is a continuation of Pharmacology I and focuses on the relationships between the action of drugs, their effects and the contraindications for their administration. the relationship between specific patient needs and the type of drugs that would be effective to meet those needs will be analyzed. The nursing care related to each type of drug and the rationales for the care will be included.


NUR 3803
APPLIED PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Cross-listed: BIOL 3803 Prerequisites: BIOL 2014 or BIOL 2404 and BIOL 2414 or BIOL 3074 This course focuses on the mechanisms and concepts of selected pathological disturbances in the human body. Emphasis is placed on how the specific pathological condition effects the functioning of the system involved, as well as its impact on all other body systems.


NUR 3805
PRAC/NURS II/NURS FAM

Prerequisites: NUR 3103, 3204, 3304, 3404, 3513 Co-requisites: NUR 3606 and 3703 A practicum course which facilitates the integration, synthesis, and application of the theories, concepts, and skills taught in NUR 3103, NUR 3513, NUR 3606 and NUR 3703. 15 clinical hours equal to 5 credit hours. $20 laboratory fee.


NUR 3892
CLINICAL COMPETENCY I

These courses are practicum courses designed to enable a student to prove clinical competence. Students who have failed a junior or senior level theories and concepts course but have passed the accompanying practicum course must prove clinical competence in order to progress to the next level. For the student who failed, NUR 3892 or NUR 4892 would be taken the same semester that the student is repeating the accompanying theories and concepts course. Students who have been absent from the upper division of the nursing curriculum must prove clinical competence at the level of the last practicum course they successfully completed before they can reenter upper division. $20 laboratory fee.


NUR 4202
SELECTED TOPICS

Prerequisite: Departmental permission This course is designed to offer a selection of topics which will meet student needs and interests. The course provides the student with the opportunity to expand and improve knowledge in a carefully selected topic of relevance to nursing and/or health care. General demand will play a part in the topics offered. Note: May be repeated for credit if course content differs.


NUR 4206
THEOR/CONCEPT/NUR III

Prerequisites: NUR 3606, 3703, 3805 The course focuses on the prevention of illness, maintenance of health and the restoration of wellness in the care of clients and families experiencing major dysfunctions in adaptation. The nursing process is the methodology used to assist clients and families toward achieving optimal health. Principles of growth and development throughout the life cycle, utilization of research findings, principles of communication in crisis, and the role of the nurse in crises situations are included in the course. Psycho social theories and concepts relevant to the care of the emotionally disturbed client and family are explored in depth. Lecture 6 hours. $25 testing fee.


NUR 4303
NURSING RESEARCH

Prerequisites: Admission to Upper Division Nursing, senior standing or consent of instructor. This introductory research course focuses on the validity and applicability of research findings for the improvement of nursing practice. Emphasis is on scientific inquiry and the role of the nurse as an intelligent consumer of research.


NUR 4405
PRAC/NUR III/CLIENT CR

Prerequisites: NUR 3103, 3304, 3513, 3606, 3703, and 3805 Co-requisites: NUR 4206 This is a clinical nursing course which provides the opportunity for the integration of theories and concepts in the application of the nursing process in the care of the emotionally and/or physically dysfunctional client, family or group who are undergoing adaptation difficulties due to major deviations from wellness. The health care is delivered according to scientific principles, research findings, and accepted standards of care. Nursing behaviors and nursing roles are emphasized which are appropriate to the level of the students. Learning experiences are gained through caring for clients. 15 clinical hours equal to 5 credit hours. $20 laboratory fee.


NUR 4502
PRINCIPLES OF ACLS

Prerequisite: Departmental permission or consent of the instructor. This course is designed to offer the student the knowledge and skills necessary to provide appropriate early treatment for cardiopulmonary arrest in the adult patient utilizing current ACLS protocols as guidelines for emergency care.


NUR 4606
THEOR/CONCEPTS/NUR IV

Prerequisites: NUR 4202, 4206, 4303, and 4405 The course focuses on the prevention of illness, maintenance of health, and the restoration of wellness of individuals, families, and communities. Concepts of epidemiology, prevention, decision making, and collaboration are utilized to organize and deliver distributive nursing care in complex situations. Theories and techniques of management are studied which relate to self, team members, and care of groups of clients. The emerging role of the professional nurse is explored. Lecture 6 hours. $25 testing fee.


NUR 4804
PRAC/NUR IV/NURS COMM

Prerequisites: NUR 4206 and 4405 Co-requisites: NUR 4606 and 4903 A clinical course which integrates theories and concepts from all nursing courses and provisions for practice in predominantly distributive healthcare settings. Emphasis is on the utilization of the nursing process, the prevention of illness, maintenance of health, and the restoration of wellness of individuals, families, and communities, experiencing adaptation to complex health problems. Management skills and techniques are utilized in the delivery of holistic nursing care. Activities are provided which facilitate the role transition from student to professional nurse. Clinical experiences occur in a variety of distributive healthcare settings. 12 clinical hours. $20 laboratory fee. $64 testing fee.


NUR 4892
CLINICAL COMPETENCY II

These courses are practicum courses designed to enable a student to prove clinical competence. Students who have failed a junior or senior level theories and concepts course but have passed the accompanying practicum course must prove clinical competence in order to progress to the next level. For the student who failed, NUR 3892 or NUR 4892 would be taken the same semester that the student is repeating the accompanying theories and concepts course. Students who have been absent from the upper division of the nursing curriculum must prove clinical competence at the level of the last practicum course they successfully completed before they can reenter upper division. $20 laboratory fee.


NUR 4903
SYNTHESIS/CLIN/THEOR/NUR

Synthesis of clinical and theoretical nursing knowledge occurs throughout the course. Students will be required to use all previously learned clinical and theoretical knowledge in the management of a diverse client population for which they are planning and providing a full-range of needed health care. Theory and clinical application of nursing knowledge must be integrated in order to prioritize, delegate, and ensure the delivery of comprehensive health care to clients in a variety of institutional and community-based settings. Students work closely with designate professional nurse preceptors and faculty in carrying out these learning activities. $40 testing fee.


NUR 4951
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.


NUR 4952
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.


NUR 4953
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.


NUR 4954
UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

Offered: On demand Prerequisite: Departmental approval Advanced students carry out independent research activity relating to a significant problem in a major field of study. Supervised by faculty member. Formal report and presentation required. One to four credits depending on problem selected and effort made.


NUR 4991
INDEPEND STUDY/NURSING

Prerequisites: Departmental permission or NUR 4303 Faculty and student collaborate on the selection, development, and evaluation of an individual project or topic in an area of nursing or health. 15 clock hours per credit hour.


NUR 4992
INDEPEND STUDY/NURSING

Prerequisites: Departmental permission or NUR 4303 Faculty and student collaborate on the selection, development, and evaluation of an individual project or topic in an area of nursing or health. 15 clock hours per credit hour.


NUR 4993
INDEPEND STUDY/NURSING

Prerequisites: Departmental permission or NUR 4303 Faculty and student collaborate on the selection, development, and evaluation of an individual project or topic in an area of nursing or health. 15 clock hours per credit hour.


NUR 4994
INDEPEND STUDY/NURSING

Prerequisites: Departmental permission or NUR 4303 Faculty and student collaborate on the selection, development, and evaluation of an individual project or topic in an area of nursing or health. 15 clock hours per credit hour.


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