Individual Nursing Courses

Post-Licensure

NRSG 360 - Pathophysiology  • 3 hours

The focus of this course is to strengthen the understanding of selected pathophysiologic processes. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of common pathophysiologic processes and their relationship with current health issues utilizing evidence-based nursing practice.

NRSG 361 - Pharmacology  • 3 hours

This course helps the licensed nurse better understand clinically relevant pharmacological concepts and principles. Topics to be discussed include principles of drug actions and interactions, drug categories and the prototype of each, and drug considerations through the life span. The nursing process is utilized as students continue to build upon previous knowledge of assessment, implementation, and evaluation of pharmacotherapeutics.

NRSG 350 - Health Assessment  • 3 hours

The focus of this course is to strengthen physical assessment knowledge through the understanding of selected assessment processes. Emphasis is placed on the respiratory, circulatory, abdominal, and neurological systems as to the nursing history, examination, and documentation.

NRSG 342 - Transcultural Nursing  • 3 hours

In this course, the development of cultural sensitivity is studied. Learners design the delivery of culturally appropriate nursing care incorporating the role and function of the family across the life span.

NRSG 445 - Families in Crisis  • 3 hours

This course provides the opportunity to study the nurse’s role in counseling patients and families. This course will challenge the learner to explore the counseling profession and adapt counseling approaches to the nursing role. Students will reflect on self-care and self-growth during this course. Students will identify an approach to counseling that will relate to the patients/clients treated in their professional field.

NRSG 448 - Introduction to Faith Community Nursing  • 3 hours

Faith community nursing (FCN) is recognized as a specialty nursing practice that combines professional nursing and health ministry. In this course, students will learn about spirituality professionalism, wholistic health, the faith community, and the Scope and Standards of Faith Community Nursing (FCN).

NRSG 463 - Leadership/Management in Nursing (Includes practicum/project hours)  • 3 hours

This course is the study of management and leadership theories, principles, and concepts. This course will focus on transforming personal leadership. Emphasis is placed on facilitating professional leadership behavior. 15 Practicum/project hours are required to complete course.

NRSG 470 - Issues in Health Care, Law & Ethics (Includes practicum/project hours)  • 3 hours

A critical examination of the profession of nursing in the 21st century will be analyzed within theoretical frameworks. Topics will include legal, ethical, political, and professional issues that will challenge students. These timely topics will be presented in a way that will provoke thought, dialogue, and debate. The future of nursing within the evolving health-care system will be speculated. 15 Practicum/project hours required to complete course.

 

Graduate

NRSG 653 - Theoretical & Professional Foundations of Nursing  • 3 hours

This course provides an opportunity to explore theoretical models of practice in healthcare systems. The relationship between nursing systems models and other disciplines is examined. An emphasis is placed on developing a foundation for application of professional practice using a systems approach. 
Prerequisite/Corequisite: 629 (only for Education & Leadership tracks)

NRSG 626 - Moral & Ethical Decision Making  • 3 hours

This course provides the opportunity to study the nurses’ role in moral and ethical decision making. This course will challenge the learner to examine moral and ethical value systems when encountering patients with acute and chronic disease processes. This course will allow the nurse to analyze the impact of moral, spiritual, ethical, social, and political values, as they relate to professional practice. Discussions center on recognizing physiological, moral, ethical, and spiritual variance among cultural norms and health care practices in varied racial and ethnic backgrounds. Students will reflect on their personal values as they relate to moral and ethical decision making, the role of change agent for others and nursing implications for professional, spiritual, and personal growth.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: 629 (only for Education & Leadership tracks)

NRSG 628 - Nursing Informatics  • 3 hours

This course prepares students to use information systems and technology to support and improve patient care and to impact healthcare systems. This course builds on basic computer competencies and focuses on information literacy and management, including both electronic patient health information and provider decision support resources. Ethical and legal issues specific to the use of informatics will be explored in this course.
Prerequisite/Corequisite: 629 (only for Education & Leadership tracks)

NRSG 673 - Advanced Pathophysiology  • 2 hours

Advanced Pathophysiology I is the first course of two, focusing on advanced pathophysiology. This is the start of a three-part series which provides the scientific foundation for advanced nursing. This course focuses on the etiology, manifestations, and consequences of human pathological processes across the lifespan via an in-depth examination of genetics, risk, prevention, pathogenesis, morphology, and health impact. Case studies explore clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and the process of team collaborative decision making in recognizing the appropriate treatment in primary care.

NRSG 674 - Advanced Pathophysiology II  • 2 hours

Advanced Pathophysiology II is the second course of two, focusing on advanced pathophysiology. This is the start of a three-part series which provides the scientific foundation for advanced nursing. This course focuses on the etiology, manifestations, and consequences of human pathological processes across the lifespan via an in-depth examination of genetics, risk, prevention, pathogenesis, morphology, and health impact. Case studies explore clinical presentation, diagnostic evaluation, and the process of team collaborative decision making in recognizing the appropriate treatment in primary care.
Prerequisite(s): NRSG 673.

NRSG 675 - Advanced Pharmacology I  • 2 hours

This course integrates the knowledge of pathophysiology with the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, therapeutics, physiological considerations, adverse reactions, contraindications, interactions, compliance concerns, and other issues that pertain to the use of pharmacological interventions in advanced nursing. Case studies explore the process for selecting effective, safe, and cost-efficient pharmacologic or integrative regimens in primary care.
Prerequisite(s): NRSG 673, NRSG 674.

NRSG 676 - Advanced Pharmacology II  • 2 hours

This course integrates the knowledge of pathophysiology with the pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, therapeutics, physiological considerations, adverse reactions, contraindications, interactions, compliance concerns, and other issues that pertain to the use of pharmacological interventions in advanced nursing. Case studies explore the process for selecting effective, safe, and cost-efficient pharmacologic or integrative regimens in primary care.
Prerequisite(s): NRSG 673, NRSG 674, NRSG 675.

NRSG 677 - Advanced Health Assessment I  • 2 hours

This course builds on pathophysiological and pharmacological principles, and expands knowledge and skills of physical examination and psychosocial, spiritual, risk, and functional assessment for advanced nursing. A systematic process for health screening, diagnostic reasoning, and the triangulation of laboratory, radiographic, and other data in the identification of health problems are included. Case studies explore the process and documentation of health assessment in primary care.
Prerequisite(s): NRSG 673, NRSG 674, NRSG 675, NRSG 676.

NRSG 678 - Advanced Health Assessment II  • 2 hours

This course builds on pathophysiological and pharmacological principles, and expands knowledge and skills of physical examination and psychosocial, spiritual, risk, and functional assessment for advanced nursing. A systematic process for health screening, diagnostic reasoning, and the triangulation of laboratory, radiographic, and other data in the identification of health problems are included. Case studies explore the process and documentation of health assessment in primary care.
Prerequisite(s): NRSG 673, NRSG 674, NRSG 675, NRSG 676, NRSG 677.

NRSG 679 - Evidence-Based Practice & Project Proposal Development I  • 2 hours

This course provides an opportunity to examine the foundation for best practice, evidence-based nursing practice. An overview of qualitative and quantitative methodology, analysis of literature, research process, and data analysis will be presented. Strategies for devising research are explored and applied through an evidence-based practice (EBP) research proposal.
Prerequisite(s): NRSG 653, 629 (only for Education & Leadership tracks)

NRSG 680 - Evidence-Based Practice & Project Proposal Development II  • 2 hours

This course provides an opportunity to examine the foundation for best practice, evidence-based nursing practice. An overview of qualitative and quantitative methodology, analysis of literature, research process, and data analysis will be presented. Strategies for devising research are explored and applied through an evidence-based practice (EBP) research proposal.
Prerequisite(s): 679

 

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