College of Health Professions


Department of Nursing

Course Descriptions

Prerequisite Course Descriptions

BIOL 190 Introductory Biology for the Health Professions (4)
Basic principles of biology including process of scientific investigation, cells, macromolecules, metabolism, DNA, genetics, evolution, and ecology. Intended for College of Health Professions majors who will take additional biology courses. Not for Biology major/minor credit. Not open to those who successfully completed BIOL 201. GenEd II.A or Core: Biological & Physical Sciences. Lab/Class fee will be assessed.

BIOL 215 Essentials of Microbiology (4)
Pathogenesis of bacteria and viruses, their interactions with the human body, and methods of treatment and prevention. Three hours of laboratory per week. Recommended for Health Science majors. Not for Biology major credit. Prerequisites: BIOL 190 and CHEM 121/ CHEM 121L (CHEM 105). Lab/Class fee will be assessed.

BIOL221 (3) Human Anatomy and Physiology I Lecture
Cell biology, histology skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Corequisite: BIOL 221L (lab). Prerequisite: BIOL 190 or BIOL 201 with a grade of C or better. Not open to students who have successfully completed BIOL 213. To receive major Biology credit, BIOL 214 or BIOL 222/ BIOL 222L must also be completed.

BIOL221L (1) Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
Cell biology, histology skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems. Average of three laboratory hours per week. Corequisite: BIOL 221 (lecture). Prerequisite: BIOL 190, BIOL 192, or BIOL 201 with a grade of C or better. To receive major Biology credit, BIOL 214 or BIOL 222/ BIOL 222L must also be completed. Lab/class fee will be assessed.

BIOL222 (3) Human Anatomy and Physiology II Lecture
Cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine and reproductive systems. Not open to those who have successfully completed BIOL 214. Students who successfully completed BIOL 325 may not take this course without departmental approval. To receive Biology major credit, BIOL 213 or BIOL 221/ BIOL 221L must also be completed. Corequisite: BIOL 222L (lab). Prerequisite: BIOL 213 or 221/ BIOL 221L witha grade of C or better.

BIOL222L (1) Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
Cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine and reproductive systems. Average of three laboratory hours per week. To receive Biology major credit, BIOL 213 or BIOL 221/ BIOL 221L must also be completed. Corequisite: BIOL 222 (lecture). Prerequisites: BIOL 213 or BIOL 221 / BIOL 221L with a grade of C or better. Lab/Class fee will be assessed..


CHEM 121 Allied Health Chemistry I Lecture (3)
Atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, states of matter, solutions, intermolecular forces, acids, bases and buffers, chemical equilibrium, reaction energies and rates. Not open to those who successfully completed CHEM 105/ CHEM 115. Corequisite: CHEM 121L (Allied Health Chemistry I Laboratory); CHEM 121L must be taken concurrently. Prerequisite or corequisite: MATH 115, MATH 119, MATH 211 or MATH 273 with a grade of C or higher. Core: Biological and Physical Sciences or GenEd II.A..

CHEM 121L Allied Health Chemistry I Laboratory (1)

Laboratory experiments to support concepts of Allied Health Chemistry I Lecture. Not open to those who successfully completed CHEM 105/115. Corequisite: CHEM 121 (Allied Health Chemistry I Lecture); CHEM 121 must be taken concurrently. Core: Biological and Physical Sciences or GenEd II.A. Lab/class fee will be assessed.

ENGL 102 Writing for a Liberal Education (3)

Development of strategies for writing expository prose based on analytical reading. Intellectually challenging writing and reading activities and student-teacher interaction emphasizing collaborative and active learning. Not open to those who have successfully completed ENGL 190. Requires grade of C or better to fulfill Gen Ed or Core requirement. GenEd IA or Core: English Composition.

HLTH 331 Nutrition for Health Professionals (3)

An in-depth study of the chemical nature and utilization of nutrients: the composition, digestion, absorption of foods, and the normal nutritional requirements of the human body. Focus on nutrition and health, and nutrition and disease. Prerequisite: BIOL 190 or higher with lab or consent of the instructor.

MATH 115 Basic Mathematics for the Sciences (3)

Intended primarily for students in biology, natural sciences, environmental studies, medical technology and nursing. Functions and equations: linear, quadratic, exponential, trigonometric. Applications of concepts and skills to the life and physical sciences are stressed. Not open to those who successfully completed MATH 119. Prerequisites: one year of plane geometry and one of the following: two years of algebra or DVMT 110 or MATH 102 or MATH 103 or MATH 109 or University placement above the developmental level. GenEd I.C. or Core: Mathematics.

PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology (3)

Psychological theories, principles and methods, with focus on measurement and experimentation, biopsychology, sensation and perception, learning and memory, motivation and emotion, personality and adjustment, abnormality and psychotherapy, development and individual differences. GenEd. II.C.2 or Core: Social & Behavioral Sciences.

PSYC 203 Human Development (3)

Study of research and theories related to the overall development of the human throughout the life span with an emphasis on physical, cognitive, social and emotional dimensions. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or PSYC 102. GenEd II.C.2.

SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology (3)

Sociological concepts, theories, methods; a study of society and culture; the influence of the social environment on individual behavior. GenEd II.C.2 or Core: Social & Behavioral Sciences.

Nursing Major Course Descriptions

NURS 332 Professional Nursing I: Introduction to Nursing (3)

Introduces students to the profession of nursing including the historical and theoretical basis of nursing and current issues facing the nursing profession. Prerequisites: Admission to major or sophomore standing with permission of the Department of Nursing

NURS 333 Professional Nursing II: Issues (3)

Advanced writing course for nursing that focuses on social policy and the contemporary issues and challenges of the healthcare system and nursing. Prerequisites: Completion of all junior level, first semester nursing courses

NURS 340 Pathopharmacology (5)

This comprehensive course focuses on human pathophysiological and pharmacological concepts as a basis for nursing practice. Prerequisites: Admission to the major

NURS 347 Health Assessment Across the Life Span (3)

Acquisition of skills for physical and psychosocial assessment across the lifespan. Prerequisites: Admission to the major

NURS 350 Nursing & Healthcare I: Foundations (5)

Utilizes the nursing process to guide the student in providing care in a variety of settings building upon theoretical, psychomotor & interpersonal concepts. Prerequisites: Admission to the major NURS 332: Professional I: Introduction to Healthcare; NURS 340: Pathopharmacology; NURS 347: Health Assessment Across the Lifespan; The above courses may be taken concurrently with NURS 350. NURS 350 may not be taken in advance of other required junior year, first semester courses.

NURS 352 Nursing & Healthcare III: Mental Health (4)

Focus on the nursing care of patients experiencing alterations in psychological and social behaviors that centers on application of therapeutic nursing interventions in a variety of community based environments. Prerequisites: junior level, first semester nursing courses

NURS 354 Nursing & Healthcare II: Adult Health and Illness (5)

Through the use of the nursing process, common health issues related to the adult client are examined. Emphasis is placed on the implementation of evidenced-based practice in the care of the adult client throughout the lifespan. Prerequisites: All junior level, first semester nursing courses

NURS 416 Cultural Diversity in Health Care (3)

Transcultural health care principles, focusing on cultural influences on biological, psychological, sociological, intellectual and spiritual dimensions of individuals. Historical perspective to contemporary cultural health care.

NURS 435 Professional III: Research in Nursing (3)

The course develops the foundation to understand and utilize the research process in evidence-based nursing practice. *Statistics is a required prerequisite

NURS 460 Nursing & Healthcare IV: Older Adults (2)

Utilizes the nursing process as it relates to the unique needs of older adults.

NURS 462 Nursing & Healthcare V: Family Health (4)

Nursing care of childbearing families. Application of critical thinking skills and therapeutic nursing interventions in a variety of community-based environments.

NURS 464 Nursing & Healthcare VI: Child Health (4)

Nursing care of children experiencing alterations in health. Students will apply critical thinking skills and therapeutic nursing interventions in a variety of environments.

NURS 480 Nursing & Healthcare VII: Adult Health and Complex Illness (3)

Examines the role of the nurse in providing care to adult clients with complex health care needs.

NURS 482 Nursing Practice VIII: Community Health (4)

Role of the professional nurse as provider and coordinator of care for complex families, aggregates, and communities.

NURS 484 Nursing Leadership and Management (3)

Leadership roles and management functions of the nurse as coordinator of care for clients across the life span in a variety of health care environments.

NURS 485 Clinical Practicum (3)

Clinical practicum that focuses on refining clinical knowledge and skills used in the professional practice of nursing.

NURS 486 Seminar (1)

Selected topic in nursing and healthcare through enhanced integration of knowledge in theory and practice.

 

 

 


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