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NRSG 301 Nursing in the Community

5 cr.  (5 lec/wk)  Prerequisite: ASN coursework completed. Corequisite: NRSG 302.  Offered ONLY Online.  (Sp)

Provides the student with an opportunity to apply the nursing process to the care of communities.  The course explores concepts in population-focused interdisciplinary care, levels of prevention, and levels of practice (individual/family, systems, and communities).  Health status indicators for the local community and the Healthy People 2020 national healthcare agenda are researched.  Basic concepts of environmental health, emergency preparedness, economics, and epidemiology are discussed.  Students explore community coalitions and work groups that interface with vulnerable, at-risk populations in the community.

 

NRSG 302 Nursing in the Community – Clinical

1 cr.  (15 clinical/wk)  Prerequisite: ASN coursework completed.  Corequisite: NRSG 301.  Offered ONLY Online.  (Sp)

Provides a clinical experience in community health preceptor-based learning, a home visit program, and health promotion at community sites.

 

NRSG 320 Nursing Informatics

3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisite: ASN coursework completed.  Offered ONLY Online.  (F)

Introduces health informatics by focusing on applications relevant to the nursing profession.  Emphasis will be placed on the integration of nursing science with computer technology and information science to support patient care and provide leadership within healthcare systems.

 

NRSG 322 Health Promotion and Education

3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisite: ASN coursework completed.  Offered ONLY Online.  (F)

Prepares the student to expand practice from illness to include wellness and health promotion, focusing on disease prevention and education.  Course content will include theories of learning, assessment of learning needs, and developing and evaluating patient teaching strategies.  Focus will be on wellness and health promotion interventions and education across the lifespan for all patient populations.


NRSG 325 Health Assessment

3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisite: ASN coursework completed.  Offered ONLY Online.  (F)

Prepares the learner to develop a nursing database and builds on the education and skills gained during previous course work.  Learners will enhance their assessment techniques through learning experiences that focus on physical, developmental, emotional, psychosocial, cultural, spiritual, and functional assessment of patient wellbeing.  The course emphasizes analysis, synthesis, and documentation of assessment data as a foundation for providing holistic clinical reasoning and nursing care.

 

NRSG 326 Complex Healthcare Needs

3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisite: ASN coursework completed.  Offered ONLY Online.  (Sp)

Examines client centered nursing care of individuals with multiple comorbidity health and illness needs.  Applies clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice concepts from pathophysiological nursing.  The impact of multiple comorbidity illness and injury of individuals and their families is examined.

NRSG 344 Family Nursing

3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisite: ASN coursework completed.  Offered ONLY Online.  (Su)

Applies the theories and models of family coping and adaptation by integrating the concepts into professional nursing care of the family unit.  Apply these principles while caring for families, identify the strengths and weaknesses of the family unit, and predict how the family will cope in times of illness and wellness.  The impact of genetic nursing on the family will be examined.

 

NRSG 361 Global Nursing

3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisite: ASN coursework completed.  Offered ONLY Online.  (Su)

Examines the foundations of healthcare policy, the financial structure of healthcare systems, and the regulatory environments that impact nursing practice and client care.  This course will also analyze current and emerging global health priorities, including emerging infectious diseases, poverty, health inequity, health systems reforms, and major global initiatives for disease prevention and health promotion.


NRSG 424 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

3 cr.  (3 lec/wk)  Prerequisite: ASN coursework completed.  Offered ONLY Online.  (Sp)

Examines the research process and the translation of research into clinical practice.  Students explore and evaluate current nursing evidence-based knowledge.  Emphasis is placed on gaining competency in accessing and critically reading, evaluating, and applying research findings to clinical judgement and nursing practice utilizing evidence-based models.

 

NRSG 463 Leadership and Management for the RN

5 cr.  (5 lec/wk)  Prerequisite: ASN coursework completed.  Corequisite: NRSG 464.  Offered ONLY Online.  (Su)

Examines the theory, research, and practical application of nursing leadership and the managing role of the leader within a variety of nursing practice settings.  Concepts such as the leader and manager roles, healthcare organizations, care delivery strategies, managing resources, interpersonal and personal skills, and career management that were introduced at the ASN level are examined in depth in this course.  Managerial concepts and leadership skills needed to promote high quality nursing care delivery and organizational effectiveness are examined.  Emphasis is placed on applying leadership and management concepts to a complex healthcare system in various clinical settings.

 

NRSG 464 Leadership and Management for the   RN – Clinical

1 cr.  (15 clinical/wk)  Prerequisite: ASN coursework completed.  Corequisite: NRSG 463.  Offered ONLY Online.  (Su)

Enables the student to further develop leadership abilities, communication, critical thinking skills, and decision-making in the role of nurse leader and manager in a variety of settings.