2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Bulletin

Courses

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NU 201 Holistic Health Assessment (Theory) 2 cr.  (2-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: NU 001 Health Assessment, NU 202, NU 211/212, NU 221 and NU 231.
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing major.
Students will develop basic holistic assessment skills in a classroom setting. Assessments of mental status, psychosocial status, functional patterns and physical status will be taught using a systems approach. Skills in communication, interviewing and history taking, and physical assessment will be attained.
NU 202 Holistic Health Assessment (Lab) 1 cr.  (0-0-2)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Co-requisites: NU 201, NU 211/212, NU 221 and NU 231.
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing major.
Students will develop basic holistic assessment skills in a lab course. Assessments of mental status, psychosocial status, functional patterns and physical status will be taught using a systems approach. Skills in communication, interviewing and history taking, and physical assessment will be attained.
NU 211 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice (Theory) 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: NU 201/202, NU 212 and NU 231.
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing major.

Provides the foundation for the nursing major. Students will be introduced to concepts of professional nursing including communication and caring, wellness, health promotion, disease prevention, holistic nursing care, nursing informatics, evidence-based nursing practice, culture, ethics, advocacy and safety.

NU 212 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice (Clinic) 3 cr.  (0-0-6)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: NU 201/202, NU 211, NU 221 and NU 231.
  • Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing major.

In the first weeks of this combination lab/clinic course, students will learn skills required to care for diverse patients using demonstration and simulated practice. After mastery of basic skills, students will provide safe, holistic nursing care of patients/residents in a non-emergent health care setting.

NU 221 Pharmacology I 2 cr.  (2-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: NU 201/202, NU 211/212 and NU 231.
  • Prerequisites: BI 104 or BI 207 and BI 208 or instructor's permission.

This course introduces students to the accurate therapeutic use and safe administration of drugs. A prototype approach is used to emphasize the application of key concepts of selected drug classes in professional nursing practice. Clinical examples will be provided throughout the course.

NU 231 Pathophysiology 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: NU 201/202, NU 211/212, and NU 221.
  • Prerequisites: BI 104 or BI 207 and BI 208, or instructor's permission.

Pathophysiology is the study of how normal physiologic processes are altered by disease. Concepts learned in this course are fundamental to nursing practice and will be applied in higher level nursing courses.

NU 295 Special Topics in Nursing 1-4 cr.
  • Offered: Winter
  • Prerequisites: Instructor's permission.
Study of a particular topic reflecting special interests of students and instructor. Intended for freshmen and sophomores. Notes: May be repeated if topic differs.
NU 301 Nursing Care of Adults I (Theory) 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Prerequisites: NU 201/202, NU 211/212, NU 221 and NU 231.

Provides the theoretical foundation necessary to make critical decisions in planning and implementing therapeutic nursing interventions in the care of the adult experiencing medical-surgical health needs. The nursing process is the organizing framework for the discussion of each topic area.

NU 302 Nursing Care of Adults I (Clinic) 6 cr.  (0-0-12)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Co-requisites: NU 301 and NU 311.
  • Prerequisites: NU 201/202, NU 211/212, NU 221 and NU 231.
Clinical practice focusing on planning and implementing therapeutic nursing interventions in the care of the adult experiencing medical-surgical health needs. The nursing process is the organizing framework for the care provided.
NU 311 Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice 2 cr.  (2-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: NU 301/302.
  • Prerequisites: NU 201/202, NU 211/212, NU 221 and NU 231.
An examination of the basic principles of research providing students with the ability to evaluate research and evidence-based findings for the purpose of improving nursing practice.
NU 322 Nursing Care of Women and the Perinatal Family (Clinic) 2 cr.  (0-0-4)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Co-requisites: NU 321, NU 331/332, and NU 341.
  • Prerequisites: NU 301/302.
Focus on the family unit during pregnancy. Physiological and psychosocial adaptations of the mother/baby following delivery are explored along with complications that may arise. This course also provides students with an opportunity to explore women’s health issues.
NU 331 Nursing Care of Children/Adolescents (Theory) 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: NU 321/322, NU 332, NU 341.
  • Prerequisites: NU 301/302, AH 102.

Focus on the nursing care of children and family units ranging from infancy through adolescence. The information from AH 102 Growth and Development will be used as a basis for course content on the pediatric population. The foundations of pediatric care, including growth and development, family theory, anticipatory guidance and care of the child with simple and complex health care needs are presented.

NU 332 Nursing Care of Children/Adolescents (Clinic) 2 cr.  (0-0-4)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Co-requisites: NU 321/322, NU 331 and NU 341.
  • Prerequisites: NU 301/302.
Students will develop and implement the theoretical concepts of NU 331. Opportunities are provided for students to develop and implement pediatric-specific skills in the laboratory setting as well as in-patient and community settings.
NU 341 Pharmacology II 3 cr.  (3-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: NU 321/322, NU 331/332.
  • Prerequisites: NU 221, NU 301/302.

This course builds upon a basic knowledge of pharmacology focusing on the application of pharmacological concepts to nursing care of patients with complex multi-system health problems. Use of evidence-based knowledge to provide safe, quality nursing care related to drug therapy is a major focus.

NU 352 Advanced Concepts in Family Nursing 2 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: NU 211 and NU 212 or concurrent enrollment or instructor's permission.

An exploration of family nursing in which the family unit is the focus of care. Family assessment models provide the framework for planning nursing care for families in a variety of health care settings.

NU 370 Cardiac Arrhythmias and Nursing Care 2 cr.
  • Offered: On demand
  • Prerequisites: NU 201, NU 202, NU 211, NU 212, NU 221 and NU 231.

This course covers the fundamentals of single-lead, basic cardiac rhythm and arrhythmia interpretation and current treatments. The student will be able to recognize common cardiac rhythms and arrhythmias and describe related nursing care.

NU 386 Interdisciplinary Study in Global Healthcare - Latin America 3 cr.  (0-0-6)
  • Offered: Winter On demand.
  • Prerequisites: EN 211 and sophomore standing.

Provides students with an interdisciplinary cultural immersion experience in a service-learning setting. Students will have an opportunity to learn about the culture of a selected Latin American country with a particular focus on the health and health care of the country's residents. 

Notes: Cross listed with HL 386.
NU 390 Palliative and End of Life Care 2 cr.  (2-0-0)
  • Offered: Contact department
  • Prerequisites: Junior standing, minimum grade of "C" in NU 301 or instructor permission.

This course will provide students with an intense immersion into the care of patients and their family at end of life. Students will have an opportunity to learn about palliative care, pain management, symptom management, ethical/legal issues, cultural/spiritual considerations, communication, loss, grief and bereavement.

NU 401 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (Theory) 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: NU 402 and NU 411/412.
  • Prerequisites: NU 321/322, NU 331/332 and NU 341.

Using developmental, psychological, biological and cultural concepts, students will develop the theoretical and evidence-based foundation necessary to effectively assess and plan for safe, compassionate nursing care for diverse mental health patients.

NU 402 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (Clinic) 3 cr.  (0-0-6)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Graded: S/U
  • Co-requisites: NU 401 and NU 411/412.
  • Prerequisites: NU 321/322, NU 331/332 and NU 341.
This course provides the opportunity for students to use the knowledge gained in NU 401 (Theory) to provide care to mental health patients and their families in hospital and community settings.
NU 411 Nursing Care of Populations (Theory) 4 cr.  (4-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: NU 401/402 and NU 412.
  • Prerequisites: NU 321/322, NU 331/332 and NU 341.

Focuses on population-based nursing care. Using a public health perspective, local, national and global health problems are examined. Issues related to vulnerable populations, social justice, ethics, economics and health care policy are considered. Primary, secondary and tertiary prevention strategies are integrated throughout the course.

NU 421 Nursing Issues Seminar 2 cr.  (2-0-0)
  • Offered: Fall Winter
  • Co-requisites: NU 431/432, NU 441 and NU 452.
  • Prerequisites: NU 401/402 and NU 411/412.
A forum for analysis and debate of selected ethical, legal, and local, national and global political issues relevant to preparation for professional nursing practice. Topics include historical development of nursing, current roles, trends, and professional standards of practice.