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Courses Required for the Major:

NURS 200W INTRODUCTION TO NURSING RESEARCH (3) Introduction to methods and philosophy of empirical inquiry as applied to research in nursing. Prerequisite: NURS 215, NURS 225, NURS 230, NURS 351; or NURS 390 and STAT 200 for RN to BS majors

NURS 351 HEALTH ASSESSMENT (3) Designed to broaden the student's knowledge and skills in health assessment and physical examination across the lifespan. Prerequisite: NURS 111, NURS 112 (for associate degree majors); or current and valid RN license for RN to BS majors Concurrent: NURS 215

NURS 390 (US) TRANSITION AND THE PROFESSIONAL NURSING ROLE (3) Transition to baccalaureate education and professional nursing practice, emphasizing leadership, management, and issues influencing nursing education and practice. Prerequisite: current and valid RN license

NURS 417 (US; IL) FAMILY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCEPTS (4) Study of the concepts of family and community-based nursing care emphasizing multicultural influences on health practices. Prerequisite: NURS 390 and NURS 457; current and valid RN license

NURS 418 APPLICATION OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY HEALTH CONCEPTS (3) Application of family and community health concepts in a specialized practice setting. Prerequisite: NURS 200W, NURS 351, NURS 390,
NURS 417, NURS 457, NURS 465; current and valid RN license

NURS 457 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING AND NURSING INFORMATICS (3) An introduction to computers and nursing informatics focusing on applications to the nursing profession. Prerequisite: NURS 215, NURS 230, STAT 200; or RN license

NURS 465 HEALTH CONCEPTS FOR ADULTS WITH COMPLEX HEALTH CARE NEEDS (3) In-depth study of the theoretical principles and roles of adult clients and families with complex health care needs. Prerequisite: NURS 390, NURS 457; current and valid RN license



NURSING ELECTIVE COURSES:

NURS 401 (IL) CONCEPTS OF HEALTH (3) Exploration of current and ancient concepts of health and their respective modes of intervention. Prerequisite: PSY 002 or SOC 001

NURS 402 (US; IL) HOLISTIC HEALTH (3) Examination of emerging conceptualizations of health and therapy based on a holistic view of human beings. Prerequisite: NURS 401

NURS 404 CARDIAC DYSRHYTHMIAS: INTERPRETATION, TREATMENT, AND NURSING MANAGEMENT (1) An introductory course with a focus on dysrhythmia recognition and interpretation of abnormal 12-lead electrocardiograms (EKG, ECG). Prerequisite: BIOL 141, BIOL 129 or equivalent, or approval of program

NURS 407 DRUGS OF ABUSE AND MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES (3) Examines the health care needs across the lifespan of clients who have an alcohol or other drug disorder. Prerequisite: BB H 143, or PSY 002, or approval of program

NURS 408 CLINICAL APPLICATION OF PHARMACOLOGICAL CONCEPTS (1) Study of the application of pharmacological concepts to the clinical setting. Prerequisite: NURS 205, NURS 301, NURS 302, NURS 310, NURS 320

NURS 409 INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC NURSING (3) Provides an introduction to the forensic health sciences, forensic nursing, and the nursing role in the scientific investigation of violence. Prerequisite: NURS 215, NURS 225, NURS 230

NURS 430 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION FOR THE NURSE MANAGER (3) Introduction to organizational theory and principles of practice in the administration of nursing services and patient care. Prerequisite: NURS 301, NURS 302, NURS 310, NURS 320; or current and valid RN license for RN to BS majors

NURS 431 DATA MANAGEMENT FOR NURSE MANAGERS (3) Analysis of information systems to manage nursing service organizations; includes financial management, budgeting processes, and productivity measurement. Prerequisite: NURS 301, NURS 302, NURS 310, NURS 320; or current and valid RN license for RN to BS majors

NURS 432 NURSING MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES (3) Human resource management and related factors in nursing service organizations. Prerequisite: NURS 301, NURS 302, NURS 310, NURS 320; or current and valid RN license for RN to BS majors

NURS 433 SEMINAR FOR NURSE MANAGERS (3) Course focuses on the application of management principles in the role of the nurse manager. Prerequisite: NURS 301, NURS 302, NURS 310, NURS 320; or current and valid RN license for RN to BS majors

NURS 440 TRAUMA/CRITICAL CARE NURSING (3) Focuses on the impact of and the nursing care of persons experiencing acute trauma and/or critical illness. Prerequisite: NURS 301, NURS 302, NURS 310, NURS 320 or approval of nursing program

NURS 452 (US) (BB H; WMNST) WOMEN'S HEALTH ISSUES (3) Exploration of major health issues concerning women today, with an emphasis on social, cultural, and medical influences. Prerequisite: BIOL 141 or PSY 002

NURS 458 ETHICAL CHALLENGES IN HEALTHCARE INFORMATICS (3) A case-based collaboratory designed for the exploration and analysis of the ethical dilemmas facing healthcare informatics practitioners. Prerequisite: NURS 457

NURS 464 (US; IL) DYING AND DEATH (3) Explores attitudes toward death and dying; concept of grief; responsibilities to the dying person and the family. Prerequisite: PSY 002 or SOC 001

NURS 492 EMERGENCY CARE AND SAFETY (3) A comprehensive first aid course designed to provide knowledge of pre-hospital emergency care at the First Responder level. Prerequisite: BIOL 141, BIOL 129 or equivalent, or approval of program

NURS 495 NURSING STUDY IN SPECIALIZED SETTING (1 -12) Designed to provide student with in-depth study and practice in clinical specialty area of choice. Prerequisite: seventh-semester standing

NURS 496 INDEPENDENT STUDIES (1 -18)

NURS 497 SPECIAL TOPICS (1 - 9)

NURS 498 SPECIAL TOPICS (1 - 9)

NURS 499 (IL) FOREIGN STUDY - NURSING (1 - 9) Study of nursing issues in a foreign country.

 

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