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Nursing

Courses - NRSG Upper Division

302. Foundations of Clinical Pharmacology (2)

Prerequisites: BIOL 207, 208, CHEM 140, MICR 200 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 200, 202, 305, and NUTR 339.
Systematic study of medications used for major body system disorders, their pharmacologic and therapeutic classisications, modes of action, dosages, routes of administration, contraindications and toxic effects. Special emphasis is placed on clinical nursing implications and patient teaching.
Letter grade only (A-F).

305. Pathophysiology for Nurses (3)

Prerequisites: BIOL 207, 208, CHEM 140, MICR 200 or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 200, 202, 302, and NUTR 339.
The study of the pathogenesis of body systems throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is on pathophysiological processes, understanding disease trajectory and interventions to limit disease progression. The importance of the nurses' role in reducing morbidity and mortality is emphasized. Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 304.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion 3 hours)

309. Dimensions of Professional Nursing (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the ADN to BSN program. Support courses: CHEM 140, NRSG 305.
Focuses on analysis of transition from a technical to a professional baccalaureate prepared nurse. Content includes: program and University orientation, role changes, ethics, dimensions of nursing, and training in completion of a research based paper and presentation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

312. Health Assessment (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 202, 302, 305, NUTR 339, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 250, 260, or consent of instructor. Support courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.
Provides opportunity to learn and apply techniques of history taking and physical examination which are used by nurses in identification of patient problems. Includes demonstration and practice of physical assessment methodology.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lec-discussion 2 hrs, activities/lab 3 hrs)

331. Critical Care Nursing (5)

Prerequisites: NRSG 250, 260, 312, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 341 or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Advanced study of acute and critically ill multicultural patients. Utilizes complex knowledge and applications required to provide comprehensive evidence based nursing care to patients and families experiencing critical illness or injury in a variety of settings.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 2 hours, Lab 9 hours)

341. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (6)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, SOC 100, NRSG 250, 260, 312, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 331, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Apply theories and implement evidence based care for clients with psychiatric/mental health issues, including psychosocial concepts; cultural, ethical, economic, and legal influences; and wellness of individuals and family groups. Development of professional role in psychiatric mental health nursing.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hours, lab 9 hours)

353. Legal Aspects of Health Care (2)

Prerequisites: NRSG 331, 341, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 361, 372, or consent of instructor.
Presents legal duties and responsibilities of nurses in delivery of health care services. Professional licensure regulations, scope of nursing practice, and ethical issues related to nursing practice are emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F).

361. Child Health Care (7)

Prerequisites: NRSG 331, 341, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 353, 372, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Foundational basis of care for pediatric patients from birth to adolescence based on developmental theory and evidence based practice. Assessment of physical, psychological, and cultural issues while planning, implementing, and evaluating age appropriate nursing care for well and ill children.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 4 hours, Laboratory 9 hours)

372. Health Care of the Childbearing Family (6)

Prerequisites: NRSG 331, 341, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 353, 361, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Theory and application of health care needs for the child bearing family including health promotion and disease prevention. Gynecologic, obstetric, and women's health are explored within the context of cultural, psychosocial influences, and evidence based practice.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 3 hours, Lab 9 hours)

400. Health Care Delivery Systems (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 353, 361, 372, or consent of instructor; for RNs: NRSG 305, 309, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 402 or consent of instructor.
Study of health care delivery systems with emphasis on role of nursing, less well defined problems and their causes, and in-depth study of impact of political, economic and social, ethical, and international issues of health care system.
Letter grade only (A-F).

402. Community Health Nursing (7)

Prerequisites: NRSG 353, 361, 372, or consent of instructor; for RNs NRSG 305, 312, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 400, or consent of instructor.
Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Experience in working with diversified health problems of individuals, families, communities and systems with an emphasis on development of appropriate evidence based nursing interventions for underserved populations and communities. Multi-level disaster preparedness is addressed.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture discussion 4 hours, 9 hours lab)

450. Nursing Research (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402. Corequisites: NRSG 452 or 453 or 454.
Emphasizes application of research theory to evidence-based nursing practice, including ethics in nursing research and research process.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

451. Nursing Leadership and Management (2)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402. Corequisites: NRSG 450, 452 or 453 or 454. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Principles of leadership and management as they apply to front line management positions in healthcare. Emphasison understanding role and responsibilities of professional nurse as leader and manager of patient care services within a variety of settings.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 450L.

452. Advanced Nursing Critical Care (6)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Provides advanced theoretical concepts and clinical experiences in critical care/emergency department with application of management/leadership theories to select populations. Integration of evidence based practice and critical care nursing knowledge critical to new professional roles.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 2 hrs, supervision 4 hrs)

453. Advanced Maternal Child Health in Nursing (6)

Prerequisites: NRSSG 400, 402, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Provides advanced theoretical concepts and clinical experiences in maternal child nursing with application of management/leadership theories to select populations. Integration of evidence based practice and maternal child nursing knowledge critical to new professional roles.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 2 hrs, supervision 4 hrs)

454. Advanced Medical, Surgical, Community, Mental Health Nursing (6)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, or consent of instrucotr. Corequisites: NRSG 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Provides advanced theoretical concepts and clinical experiences in a variety of nursing specialties with application of management/leadership theories to select populations. Integration of evidence based practice and nursing knowledge critical to new professional roles.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 2 hrs, supervision 4 hrs)

458. NCLEX-RN Preparatory Course (1)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402. Corequisites: NRSG 450, 452 or 453 or 454.
Provides the student with competencies and strategies to enhance transition from student to baccalaureate prepared nurse. Students gain understanding of the role of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) in developing and administering the RN licensing examination.
Credit/No Credit grading only. Credit reflects work at the level of "B" or better.

481I. Parenting (3)

Prerequisites: GE Foundation requirements, one or more Exploration courses, and upper division standing.
Effective parenting with emphasis on common parenting concerns and developmental tasks of parents and children.

482. Health Assessment of the Aging Client (3)

Prerequisites: GERN 400I or equivalent and upper standing or consent of instructor.
Assessment of physical, psycho-social status of aging client as they affect health and well being, and identification of actual or potential health related problems using a variety of tools and techniques.
Same course as GERN 482. Not open for credit to students with credit in GERN 482. (Lecture-Discussion, 3 hrs.)

490. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of any nursing faculty. Students who have made arrangements with a faculty advisor for appropriate learning objectives may enroll.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

499./599. Selected Topics in Nursing (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics consistent with contemporary nursing or curricular trends.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units with different topics. Topics announced in the Schedule of Classes.