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Department of Nursing

Course Descriptions

Nursing

NURS 221 Pre-Professional Development 1 cr. Facilitates the development of professional behaviors, roles, and responsibilities. Provides opportunity for professional development, community service, and continuing education. Nursing elective. Guidelines available through Department of Nursing. Grading Basis: S/U. Prerequisite(s): Pre-nursing or nursing major. CS = 15*

NURS 222 Math for Meds 1 cr. Enables the student to develop calculation skills, using the dimensional analysis technique, to safely calculate and administer medications. CS = 15*

NURS 253 Nursing Perspectives 3 cr. Focuses on introductory concepts of the discipline of professional nursing Open to the general university student. CS = 45*.

NURS 255 Nursing Foundations 5 cr. Applies basic theoretical concepts to professional nursing in appropriate practice settings. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing. CS = 45; C/L = 90*

NURS 264 Health Assessment 4 cr. Applies methods required for a nursing health assessment in classroom and laboratory setting. Prerequisite(s): Admission to Nursing program. CS = 45; C/L = 45*

NURS 325 Adult Health Nursing I 5 cr. Focuses on nursing care of adults experiencing common health problems with predictable outcomes in selected body systems, including concepts of absorption, elimination, regulation, mobility, perceptual dysfunction, cell injury and inflammation, altered immune responses, and perioperative principles. Concepts important in understanding health and illness in the elderly are included. Clinical experiences occur in laboratory simulation and perioperative settings. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing. CS = 45; C/L = 90*

NURS 335 Adult Health Nursing II 5 cr. Focuses on nursing care of adults, including the elderly, who experience chronic and/or progressive health problems in selected body systems. Concepts of sensation, oxygenation, digestion, regulation, movement/coordination, and abnormal cell growth are included. Principles and practices of intravenous therapy are applied to the adult client. Clinical experiences occur in the laboratory, medical, and rehabilitation settings of the hospital. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing. CS = 45; C/L = 90*

NURS 344 Child Health Nursing 4 cr. Applies theories, concepts, and competencies in providing nursing care for infants, children and adolescents within families. Clinical experiences will occur in a variety of settings. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing. CS = 30; C/L = 90*

NURS 354 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing 4 cr. Applies psychosocial concepts and theories in psychiatric-mental health nursing within a nursing process framework for care of persons with mental health conditions. Prerequisite(s): NURS 325, NURS 335, PSY 270 and admission to nursing. CS = 30; C/L = 90*

NURS 361 Women's Health 1 cr. Applies current theories and concepts to Women's Health and Health practices within families. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing. CS = 15

NURS 363 Nursing Theory and Research 3 cr. Surveys contribution of theory and research to the development of the discipline of nursing. Focuses on nursing theories, conceptualizations, and research utilization for decision making within professional nursing. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing. CS = 45*

NURS 364 Maternal Newborn Nursing 4 cr. Applies current theories, concepts and competencies in evidence based Maternal-Newborn Nursing. Provides experiences in caring for women, childbearing families and newborns in the hospital, clinic, and community. Compares the nursing roles in Maternal-Newborn Nursing. Prerequisite: NURS 335. CS=30; C/L=90.

NURS 383 Professional Nursing I 3 cr. Introduces the student to the nature of baccalaureate nursing, including the Department of Nursing philosophy and curricular concepts. Students explore various nursing roles and theories in a variety of traditional and nontraditional settings. Prerequisite(s): Acceptance into RN to BSN program. CS = 45*

NURS 397 Nursing Internship 2-6 cr. Fosters development of clinical nursing skills and decision making in approved health care agencies. Guidelines available through Department of Nursing. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing and NURS 335. Two semester credit hour = minimum of 90 hours of clinical study.

NURS 399 Independent Study General Nursing 1-16 cr. Fosters development of clinical skills and decision making for students considering a health care profession.

NURS 421 Nursing Leadership Development 1 cr. Provides opportunities to implement leadership skills in professional roles and community service. Promotes activities in professionalism, continuing education, and networking. Guidelines available through Department of Nursing. Grading Basis: S/U. Prerequisite(s): NURS 255, and 264; and admission to nursing. CS = 15*

NURS 456 Public Health Nursing 6 cr. Demonstrates population-focused community-oriented nursing through the synthesis of nursing theory and public health theory applied to promoting, preserving and maintaining the health of popuations and grounded in social justice. Provides experience in a variety of urban, rural, and frontier community settings. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing and NURS 344,354,361, and 364. CS = 45; C/L = 135*

NURS 457 Public Health for the Professional Nurse I 3 cr. Focuses on theory of population-focused community- orientated nursing through the synthesis of nursing theory and public health theory applied to promoting, preserving and maintaining the health of populations and grounded in social justice. Prerequisites: Admission ot RN to BSN program, NURS 363 and 383.

NURS 458 Public Health for the Professional Nurse II 3 cr. Provides opportunities for clinical application of population-focused, community-orientated nursing theory through experiences in a variety of urban, rural and/or frontier community settings. Prerequisites: Admission to RN to BSN program, NURS 363 and 383 Corequisite: NURS 457.

NURS 464 Adult Health Nursing III 4 cr. Focuses on advanced nursing care of adults experiencing acute, complex, and potentially unstable illnesses and injuries. Concepts, principles, and theories relating to adaptation and life support management of regulatory systems are included. Clinical experiences include laboratory simulation and life system support settings, including critical care areas, dialysis, and emergency/trauma services. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing. CS = 30; C/L = 90*

NURS 471 Nursing Review 1 cr. Provides a systematic review of essential nursing content required for licensure. Grading Basis: S/U. Prerequisite(s): NURS 456 and NURS 484. CS = 15*

NURS 472 Trends and Issues 2 cr. Evaluates current issues and trends impacting upon professional nursing practice. Introduces strategies to empower nurses for professional nursing with emphasis on legal, ethical, and political economic frameworks, career management; and health care policy. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing. CS = 30*

NURS 473 Nursing Leadership & Management 3 cr. Analyzes theories and concepts of leadership and management for the professional nurse in dynamic nursing care delivery systems. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing. CS = 45*

NURS 483 Professional Nursing II 3 cr. Provides the student with an opportunity to examine professional nursing in a changing health care delivery system, including the current and future focus of nursing care. Prerequisite(s): acceptance into RN to BSN program. CS = 45*

NURS 493 Professional Nursing III 3 cr. This integrative capstone provides the student opportunity to design and implement a project in collaboration with faculty by integrating leadership and management concepts into nursing practice in a health care system. Prerequisite: acceptance into RN to BSN program.CS = 45*

NURS 496 Study Abroad 1-6 cr. Provides opportunities for MSU faculty-led study trips to appropriate locations. Focuses on becoming more culturally knowledgeable about global health care by immersion in a nursing culture of a different country. Will include additional requirements beyond travel itself. May be repeated for up to 24 credits for different countries. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore status, minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and prior approval by the Office of International Programs.

NURS 497 Nursing Practicum 6 cr. Integrates management concepts in clinical nursing practice in selected health care systems with the collaborative guidance of faculty and clinical preceptors. Prerequisite(s): Admission to nursing. C/L = 270*

*CS = clock hours of classroom study; C/L = clock hours of clinical or laboratory study.

Health Management Science

HMS 151 Stress Management 2 cr. (GE4) Focuses on utilizing concepts related to stress and stress management strategies to achieve holistic high level wellness.

HMS 203 Health Care Through the Life Span 3 cr. Provides an overview of promotion of health and prevention of illness throughout the life span.

HMS 208 Medical Terminology 2 cr. Comprehensive examination of prefixes, stems, and suffixes as well as emphasis on pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of words used by health professionals including key pathology, diagnostic and treatment procedure terms.

HMS 213 Life Span Growth and Development 3 cr. Focuses on human growth and development throughout the life span. Prerequisite(s): PSY 111. Classroom Study = 45 hrs.

HMS 215 Principles of Pharmacology 3 cr. Provides a survey of all major drug groups as they apply to providing safe, therapeutic client care.

HMS 240 Nutrition 3 cr. Nutrition and application to human dietary needs of people at different ages.

HMS 243 Pathophysiology 3 cr. Provide fundamental knowledge of the structural and functional changes caused by disease and alterations in body function. Emphasis is placed on understanding changes and responses that produce signs and symptoms in common health problems. Prerequisite(s): BIOL 220 and BIOL 221.

HMS 260 Introduction to Public Health 3 cr. Examines the history, biomedical basis, disciplines (epidemiology, statistics, social and behavioral sciences), and techniques of public health, including education and policy development. Focuses on the health care system, medical care, and trends in public health. Prerequisite(s): sophomore standing or departmental approval.

HMS 279 Death and Dying 3 cr. Provides a holistic approach to end-of-life issues, including death, dying, and bereavement.

HMS 322 Therapeutic Touch 2 cr. This elective course explores the scientific, theoretical, and clinical foundations of therapeutic touch. Contemporary research findings are discussed and critiqued. Blends both didactic and experiential learning into a balanced, grounded approach to this new version of an ancient, caring, healing art. Prerequisite(s): junior or senior year or faculty approval. CS = 30.*

HMS 333 Transcultural Health Care 3 cr. (Diversity) Presents framework for health care providers to learn concepts and characteristics of diverse populations to provide culturally competent care for individuals, families, and communities.

HMS 379 Health and Physiological Aspects of Aging 3 cr. Examines concepts of health, physiological changes, and health related practices of older adults. Required for Gerontology minor.

HMS 460 Quality and Risk Management in Health Care 3 cr. Examines the fundamentals of a health care quality and risk management program, including risk identification, loss prevention, loss reduction, claims management process, risk financing, legal-ethical factors, and clinical risk exposures. Provides experience in quality and risk management practices that are unique to the health care settings. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing, recommended for nursing majors & those with healthcare &/or management background.

HMS 463 Issues in Healthcare Regulation and Professional Practice 3 cr. Examines a variety of agencies that oversee and regulate healthcare in the United States. Focuses on a variety of professional standards and laws that affect quality of care delivery and managerial decision making. Prerequisite: Senior standing, recommended for nursing majors & those with healthcare &/or management background.