Upper Division Curriculum

Upper Division Curriculum

Curriculum

1st Semester

Course Number

Course Description

Hours

NURS 344
Community Health Nursing

This course provides students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a variety of community settings in developing depth and breadth of knowledge in holistic assessment and intervention to protect and promote the health of populations around the world.

3 Credits-class (42 hours)
1 Credit-clinical (42 hours)

NURS 345
Foundations for Professional Nursing Practice

This course is designed to introduce professional nursing principles while teaching students to apply foundational knowledge of nursing care. Skills practiced in lab will facilitate application of cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal skills.

3 Credits-class (42 hours)
1 Credit-lab (42 hours)

NURS 346
Management of Care of the Adult Health Client I

This course is to focus on care management of adults, including young adults, middle-aged, and geriatric clients, who have chronic health conditions and are experiencing alterations in body systems.

3 Credits-class (42 hours)
2 Credits-clinical (84 hours)

NURS 347
Health Assessment

This course focuses on assessment component of the nursing process as a foundation of professional nursing practice. A systematic approach to client interview and physical exam techniques are emphasized.

2.5 Credits-class (35 hours)
.5 Credits-lab (21 hours)

2nd Semester

Course Number

Course Description

Hours

NURS 356
Management of Care of the Adult Health Client II

This course focuses on care management of adults, including young, middle-aged and geriatric clients, who have acute health conditions, and experiencing alterations in body systems.

4 Credits-class (56 hours)
3 Credits-clinical (126 hours)

NURS 357
Maternal-Newborn Nursing

Utilizing active learning experiences, this course focuses on nursing care of childbearing families from preconception through the neonatal period with emphasis on multiple factors that impact health promotion, decision making, and disease management.

3 Credits-class (42 hours)
1 Credit-lab (42 hours)

NURS 358
Nursing Research for Evidence-based Practice

This course is designed to explore the translation of research into practice to resolve clinical issues and improve patient outcomes. It emphasizes the ability to locate, interpret, and evaluate research study reports and research-based clinical guidelines.

2 Credits-class (28 hours)

3rd Semester

Course Number

Course Description

Hours

NURS 481
Child Health Nursing

This course is designed to present essential concepts, theories and developmental processes fundamental to understand the acute and chronic health concerns and problems of children and their families.

3 Credits-class (42 hours)
2 Credits-clinical (84 hours)

NURS 486
Management of Care of the Adult Health Client III

Knowledge gained in Management of Care I and II is synthesized and applied in providing care for adults, including young adults, middleaged and geriatric clients with complex health conditions, who are experiencing alterations in body systems.

3 Credits-class (42 hours)
2 Credits-clinical (84 hours)

NURS 487
Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing

This course is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes in providing mental health care across the lifespan in a variety of settings. Students will become change agents in reducing the stigma related to mental illness

3 Credits-class (42 hours)
2 Credits-clinical (84 hours)

4th Semester

Course Number

Course Description

Hours

NURS 491
Transition to Professional Nursing Practice

This course is designed to provide the students with a framework for transition from student to novice professional nurse and planning for career path.

2 Credits-class (28 hours)

NURS 492
Global Public Health

This course integrates contemporary issues in the clinical application of factors that contribute to health locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

3 Credits-class (42 hours)
1 Credit-clinical (42 hours)

NURS 493
Leadership & Management

This course is designed to introduce leadership, management, and health policy principals and health care delivery systems processes. This course focuses on the theory and practice of nursing leadership, management and the skills and characteristics necessary to be a successful professional nurse.

2 Credits-class (28 hours)

NURS 494
Capstone in Professional Nursing Practice

This course is designed to apply knowledge, skills, and attitudes to demonstrate multiple roles of the nurse in providing transition of care for individuals, families and communities across the wellness-illness continuum

2 Credits-class (28 hours)
5 Credits-lab (210 hours)