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302. Foundations of Clinical Pharmacology (2)

Prerequisites: BIOL 207, BIOL 208, CHEM 140, MICR 200 or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 200, NRSG 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)

Prerequisite: Admisson to the School of Nursing or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 200, NRSG 302, and NUTR 339.
Study of the pathogenesis with an emphasis on pathophysiological processes, understanding disease trajectory and interventions to limit disease progression. The nurses' role in reducing morbidity and mortality and communicating with patients regarding the pathology of their illness will be covered.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion 3 hours) Not open for credit to students with credit in BIOL 304.

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) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

312. Health Assessment (3)

Prerequisites: Basic students : NRSG 200, NRSG 302, NRSG 305, and NUTR 339, or consent of instructor. RN to BSN students: NRSG 309 or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: Basic students: NRSG 250 and NRSG 321, 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) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

321. Health Care of the Childbearing Family (6)

Prerequisites: NRSG 200, NRSG 302, NRSG 305, and NUTR 339, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 250 and NRSG 312, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Theory and application of health care for pregnant/parenting families from pre-conception to newborn care including health promotion and disease prevention and/or treatment. Obstetric, gynecologic and family health is explored within the context of cultural, psychosocial influences, and evidence based practice.
Letter grade only (A-F). Not open to students with credit in NRSG 372. (Lecture-discussion 3 hours, laboratory 9 hours) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

331. Advanced Acute Care Nursing (5)

Prerequisites: NRSG 250, NRSG 312 and NRSG 321 or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 341 and GERN 400, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Advanced study of complex acute conditions. Integration of theoretical knowledge and clinical applications to provide comprehensive evidence based nursing care to diverse populations of patients and families in a variety of acute care settings including medical-surgical and critical care units.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion 2 hours, Lab 9 hours) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

341. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (6)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, SOC 100, NRSG 250, NRSG 312, NRSG 321 or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 331, GERN 400 or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Application and integration of evidence based care for clients with psychiatric mental health challenges, including psychosocial concepts, cultural, ethical, 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) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

353. Legal Aspects of Health Care (2)

Prerequisites: NRSG 331, NRSG 341, and GERN 400, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 361 and NRSG 402, 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

361. Child Health Care (6)

Prerequisites: NRSG 331, NRSG 341, and GERN 400, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 353 and NRSG 402, 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 3 hours, Lab 9 hours) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

402. Community Health Nursing (6)

Prerequisites: NRSG 331, NRSG 341, and GERN 400, or consent of instructor; for RNs NRSG 305, NRSG 312, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 361 and NRSG 353, or consent of instructor.
Focuses on diverse aggregates and populations to impact health and/or quality of life as it relates to individuals/families, populations, and systems. Emphasis on prevention and the greater good of the community/population, including disaster.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture discussion 4 hours, 9 hours lab) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

450. Nursing Research (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 353, NRSG 361, and NRSG 402 or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 452 or NRSG 453 or NRSG 454, NRSG 456 and NRSG 458.
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) Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

451. Nursing Leadership and Management (2)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, NRSG 402.
Corequisites: NRSG 450, NRSG 452 or NRSG 453 or NRSG 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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

452. Senior Concentration in Critical Care (6)

Prerequisites: NRSG 353, NRSG 361, and NRSG 402, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 450, NRSG 456, and NRSG 458, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Provides advanced theoretical concepts and clinical experiences in critical care arenas with application of management/leadership theories to selected populations. Integration of evidence-based practice and critical care nursing knowledge requisite to professional roles will be the focus of this course.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Students are to complete 180 clinical hours to obtain credit for the clinical portion of the class.

453. Senior Concentration in Maternal Child Health (6)

Prerequisites: NRSG 353, NRSG 361, and GERN 400, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites: NRSG 450, NRSG 456, and NRSG 458, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Provides advanced theoretical concepts and clinical experiences in maternal child nursing in select populations. Provides opportunities to integrate evidence based practice and maternal child nursing knowledge critical to new professional roles.
Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Students are to complete 180 clinical hours to obtain credit for the clinical portion of the class.

454. Senior Concentration in Selected Populations (6)

Prerequisites: NRSG 353 and NRSG 402, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites:NRSG 450, NRSG 456, and NRSG 458, 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). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here. Students are to complete 180 clinical hours to obtain credit for the clinical portion of the class.

456. Health Care Delivery Systems and Nursing Leadershp (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 353, NRSG 361, and NRSG 402, or consent of instructor.
Corequisites:NRSG 450, NRSG 452 or NRSG 453 or NRSG 454, or consent of instructor.
Study of how politics, economics, ethics, societal needs. and international issues impact the American healthcare system. Advocacy, organizational mangement and leadership theories and models are analyzeed as they relate to the role of the baccalaureate nurse in healthcare delivery.
Not open to students with credit in NRSG 400. Letter grade only (A-F). Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

458. NCLEX-RN Preparatory Course (1)

Prerequisites: NRSG 361, NRSG 402, and NRSG 353.
Corequisites: NRSG 450, 456 and NRSG 452 or NRSG 453 or NRSG 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.

481. 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.
Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

482. Health Assessment of the Aging Client (3)

Prerequisites: GERN 400 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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.

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. Course fee may be required. Information on fees related to this course can be found here.


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