Nursing (NURS)

Nursing (NURS)

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NURS 2204 Concepts of Nursing Practice: 4 semester hours.

Introduces fundamental nursing skills and analyzes theoretical foundations, historical and social forces affecting the evolution of the nursing profession and their impact on health care. The professional nurse's role, health promotion, the nursing process, and teaching and learning are presented through discussion and simulation. COREQ: NURS 2204L. PREREQ: Accelerated students. S

NURS 2204L Concepts of Nursing Practice Lab: 2 semester hours.

Application and practice of fundamental nursing skills. PREREQ: Acceptance into BS with a major in Nursing program. COREQ: NURS 2200 and NURS 2204. S

NURS 3100 Professional Nursing: 2 semester hours.

Social, political, legal and economic forces affecting health care are analyzed in the context of their impact on the professional nurse's scope and standards of practice. Interprofessional verbal communication, evidence-based practice, time management/prioritization, delegation, the nursing process, and teaching and learning are presented. Equivalent to NURS 2204. PREREQ: Acceptance into BS with a major in nursing program. F, Su

NURS 3110 Fundamentals of Nursing: 3 semester hours.

Provides the theoretical basis for nursing skills, medical terminology, medication calculation, nursing process, health promotion, and written interprofessional communication as they relate to holistic nursing care of diverse and rural populations. COREQ: NURS 3110L. PREREQ: Acceptance into nursing program. F, Su

NURS 3110L Fundamentals of Nursing Lab: 1 semester hour.

Application and practice of nursing skills, medical terminology, medication calculation, nursing process, and health promotion as they relate to holistic nursing care of diverse and rural populations. Written interprofessional communication will focus on patient-centered care planning and documentation using electronic medical records. COREQ: NURS 3110. PREREQ: Acceptance into Nursing program. F, Su

NURS 3120 Health Assessment: 2 semester hours.

Assessment and interconnectedness of physiologic, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental, cultural, relational, contextual and psychological health status and health promotion needs of clients throughout the lifespan. Promotes patient-centered and culturally appropriate care using evidence-based methods for collecting and interpreting health history and assessment data. COREQ: NURS 3120L. PREREQ: Acceptance into BS with major in Nursing program. F, Su

NURS 3120L Health Assessment Lab: 1 semester hour.

Application and practice of comprehensive and focused assessment of physiologic, mental, emotional, spiritual, environmental, relational, contextual, health status and health promotion needs of clients using culturally and developmentally appropriate approaches to establish a foundation for clinical judgment. Communication of assessment will focus on professional written communication strategies for client and interprofessional interactions. COREQ: NURS 3120. PREREQ: Acceptance into Accelerated Nursing or Traditional Nursing program. F, Su

NURS 3130 Adult Health Nursing I: 3 semester hours.

Nursing care of adult clients as they age with an emphasis on wellness, restoration of health and end-of-life care. There is integration of evidence, critical thinking and communication knowledge and skills necessary to provide holistic, patient-centered care for diverse clients in sub-acute settings. COREQ: NURS 3130C. PREREQ: NURS 3110 and NURS 3120. F

NURS 3130C Adult Health Nursing I Clinical: 4 semester hours.

Application of the nursing process to provide evidence-based care for adult clients as they age with emphasis on wellness, restoration of health and end-of-life care. Care is delivered in a variety of care settings and includes applied drug therapy. Up to one credit occurring in the lab/simulation setting. COREQ: NURS 3130. PREREQ: NURS 3110L and NURS 3120L. F

NURS 3150C Health Assessment/Fundamentals Clinical: 2 semester hours.

Application of fundamental nursing skills, terminology, nursing process, health promotion, and comprehensive and focused physical, spiritual, and psychosocial assessment skills for efficient, safe, and compassionate delivery of patient care for diverse and rural populations in acute or sub-acute settings. Application of professional communnication strategies to client and interprofessional interactions, including documentation. COREQ: NURS 3110 and NURS 3120. PREREQ: Admission to the BS with major in Nursing program. F, Su

NURS 3330 Evidence-Based Nursing Practice: 3 semester hours.

An introduction to nursing research and evidence based practice with emphasis on the critical evaluation of existing nursing literature for application to nursing practice and on the relationship among research, evidence based practice, and professional nursing practice. PREREQ: MATH 1153, NURS 3120, and acceptance into BS with a major in Nursing program. F, S, Su

NURS 3372 Nursing Care of the Older Adult: 2 semester hours.

Use of geriatric nursing principles to help older adults. PREREQ: NURS 2200 and acceptance into BS with a major in Nursing program. F

NURS 3381 Care of the Acutely Ill Child and Family: 1-2 semester hours.

Application of the nursing process, in providing care for children and their families with an emphasis on acute illnesses or acute episodes of chronic illness in a tertiary care setting. A nursing elective course. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. Su

NURS 4130 Adult Health Nursing II: 4 semester hours.

Nursing care of adult clients as they age with an emphasis on acute and chronic health problems including end-of-life care. There is an emphasis on the patient safety, integration of evidence, critical thinking and communication knowledge and skills necessary to provide and manage holistic, patient-centered care for diverse clients in the acute care setting. COREQ: NURS 4420. PREREQ: NURS 3130. S

NURS 4140 Child Health Nursing: 3 semester hours.

Theoretical and evidence-based foundations for nursing care of children recognizing the unique developmental differences in physiological, psychological and social development between infants, children, and adolescents. Establishes holistic, ethical and patient-centered nursing care for children across the health-illness continuum in the context of their families, environment and culture in a variety of settings. Evaluate how genetics, behavioral health, health promotion, injury prevention, and advocacy influence health throughout childhood and into adult life. PREREQ: NURS 3120. S

NURS 4150 Women and Childbearing Family Nursing: 2 semester hours.

Theoretical and evidence-based perspectives of nursing care which promote the health of rural and/or diverse families, women in the reproductive years and neonates in a variety of settings. COREQ: NURS 4150C. PREREQ: NURS 4140. F, S

NURS 4150C Women and Childbearing Family Nursing Clinical: 2 semester hours.

Practical application of evidence-based, holistic nursing care of rural and/or diverse families, women in the reproductive years and neonates in a variety of settings. COREQ: NURS 4150. PREREQ: NURS 4140. F, S

NURS 4160 Mental Health Nursing: 3 semester hours.

Theoretical and evidence-based perspectives of nursing care of patients with behavioral and mental health issues across cultures and the life span. Emphasis on societal impact, communication, safety, quality of life, and ethical considerations. COREQ: NURS 4160C. PREREQ: Admission to the Bachelor of Science with a major in Nursing Program. S, Su

NURS 4160C Mental Health Nursing Clinical: 2 semester hours.

Clinical application of theoretical and evidence-based behavioral mental health nursing care in diverse populations and settings across the lifespan. COREQ: NURS 4160. PREREQ: Acceptance into the BS with a major in Nursing program. S, Su

NURS 4180 Foundations of Health Informatics for Nurses: 2 semester hours.

This course focuses on the use of health informatics principles with both consumers and health care professionals to transform data and information into knowledge and wisdom to assure the safe and effective use of health information and communication technologies that promote evidence-based, patient-centered health care. The course will highlight the nurse's role using emerging informatics tools for practice, administration, research, education, quality improvement, and for rural and population health. PREREQ: Acceptance into BS with a major in Nursing program. F, Su

NURS 4200 Population Health Nursing: 3 semester hours.

This course provides theoretical and evidence-based strategies to improve the health and quality of life for populations in geopolitical and phenomenological communities. An understanding of epidemiology, community assessment, health education, environmental health, and health policy and legislation as it relates to the professional nurse's role is established. COREQ: NURS 4200C. PREREQ: Acceptance into the BS with a major in Nursing program. F

NURS 4200C Population Health Nursing Clinical: 2 semester hours.

Application of the theoretical and evidence-based strategies to improve the health and quality of life for populations in geopolitical and phenomenological communities. COREQ: NURS 4200. PREREQ: Acceptance into the BS with a major in Nursing program. F

NURS 4220 Leadership and Management in Nursing: 3 semester hours.

Evidence-based knowledge of leadership and management theories and concepts to prepare professional nurses to function across a variety of health care settings. Includes emphasis on nursing leadership accountability and influence in organizational structure, quality improvement, patient outcomes, role transition, and personal career development principles. PREREQ: NURS 4180. S

NURS 4416 Health Care Informatics Nursing: 1 semester hour.

Introduction to the management of health care information through technology with an emphasis on nursing applications. Current issues and trends will be examined along with skills for accessing, managing, and critically examining information. PREREQ: Acceptance into BS with a major in Nursing program and permission of instructor. F, S

NURS 4417 Interdisciplinary Evaluation: 1 semester hour.

Introduction to principles, techniques of interdisciplinary evaluation. Disciplines emphasized: Audiology, Dietetics, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Psychology, Social Work, Special Education, Speech-Language Pathology. Equivalent to CSD 4417, DHS 4417, PSYC 4417, and SOWK 4417. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. S

NURS 4418 Leadership and Management: 3 semester hours.

Fundamental knowledge of leadership and management theories to prepare professional nurses to function in any health care setting. Includes personal career development principles. PREREQ: NURS 3374 and acceptance into BS with a major in Nursing program. COREQ: NURS 4418L. F, S, Su

NURS 4418L Leadership and Management Lab: 2 semester hours.

Application of leadership and management theories to prepare professional nurses to function in any health care setting. PREREQ: NURS 3371 and acceptance into BS with a major in Nursing program. COREQ: NURS 4418. F, S, Su

NURS 4420 Professional Nursing Capstone: 4 semester hours.

This course focuses on the integration of the professional nursing role, with emphasis on the application of holistic nursing principles, evidence and theory in the care of multiple patients with complex problems. Along with the faculty and preceptor, students will have opportunities to synthesize and integrate previous learning and apply it to a professional nursing practice in a safe and effective manner. This is a capstone clinical practice experience that can only be taken after completion of all other courses in the baccalaureate curriculum. PREREQ: Enrolled in final semester of BS in Nursing major program and approval of instructor. S

NURS 4428 Holistic Health Care: 2 semester hours.

Introduction of world health beliefs, evolving practices complementary to western medicine and health care. A nursing elective course. Also offered for no credit as Holistic Health, ISU Continuing Education/Special Programs. S

NURS 4430 Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Adult and Family: 3 semester hours.

Theoretical application of the nursing process with a focus on care of critically ill adults and families with an emphasis on acute illness or acute episodes of chronic illness. A nursing elective course. PREREQ: Permission of instructor. D

NURS 4431 Nursing Care of Critically Ill Adult and Family Practicum: 2 semester hours.

Clinical application of the nursing process with a focus on care of critically ill adults and families with an emphasis on acute illness or acute episodes of chronic illness. A nursing elective course. PREREQ: Approval of instructor. D

NURS 4440 Professional Nursing Synthesis: 1 semester hour.

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to integrate, improve, and evaluate their level of preparation for beginning practice as a graduate professional nurse and a future nurse leader. Through focused review of critical content, students will integrate the nursing competencies that are essential for high quality, evidence-based, safe practice of nursing. PREREQ: Admission to BS with major in Nursing program and approval of instructor. S

NURS 4480 Genetics for Health Care: 2 semester hours.

An in-depth, interdisciplinary review of the impact of genetics on patients and patient care and the biological, social, ethical and legal issues surrounding genetics and genomics. Equivalent to CSD 4480 and DHS 4480. Su

NURS 4491 Independent Study in Nursing: 1-3 semester hours.

Independent study in a specific area of nursing of special interest. PREREQ: Permission of the School of Nursing. F, S

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