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The School of Nursing-Camden publishes plans of study available on the SNC website. Deviations from the plans of study must be approved by academic advisers.
57:705:102 Honors Seminar on Professional Nursing (3) This introductory nonclinical course in nursing is designed to provide the student with a foundation in nursing knowledge that will provide the basis for ensuing theory and clinical nursing courses. Major foci will be the discipline and profession of nursing, its history, its conceptual and theoretical structures, and the patterns of knowledge needed for developing the science and practice of nursing. It requires the integration of previously acquired knowledge in the sciences, arts, and humanities and introduces basic concepts in epidemiology, demographics, and cultural competencies, as well as the knowledge necessary for a beginning understanding of the research process, and for development of interpersonal and interdisciplinary communication skills. The ethics and values of the profession as well as the scope of practice and other legal and regulatory aspects will be introduced. Current issues in nursing and the many roles of the baccalaureate-prepared professional nurse will be examined and discussed as the student is socialized to become a self-reflective, accountable, lifelong learner given to self-appraisal as she or he navigates the route to achieving the terminal objectives of the curriculum. For honors students only.
57:705:105 Seminar on Professional Nursing (3) This introductory nonclinical course in nursing is designed to provide the student with a foundation in nursing knowledge that will provide the basis for ensuing theory and clinical nursing courses. Major foci will be the discipline and profession of nursing, its history, its conceptual and theoretical structures, and the patterns of knowledge needed for developing the science and practice of nursing. It requires the integration of previously acquired knowledge in the sciences, arts, and humanities and introduces basic concepts in epidemiology, demographics, and cultural competencies, as well as the knowledge necessary for a beginning understanding of the research process, and for development of interpersonal and interdisciplinary communication skills. The ethics and values of the profession as well as the scope of practice and other legal and regulatory aspects will be introduced. Current issues in nursing and the many roles of the baccalaureate-prepared professional nurse will be examined and discussed as the student is socialized to become a self-reflective, accountable, lifelong learner given to self-appraisal as she or he navigates the route to achieving the terminal objectives of the curriculum.
57:705:150   Issues in Health Policy (3) Introduces the framework of policy analysis through which students will explore the complexities of health policy and the challenges of health reform. The course will examine the health care policy problems facing the United States including inadequate access to health care, rising health care costs, and uneven quality of health care services. Students will analyze the major health reform initiatives of recent years in the context of the historical evolution of U.S. health policy and the nature of political decision-making in the United States. The diversity of traditions that characterize the development of the health care environment in the United States and the way in which this heterogeneity acts as a touchstone for national identity and gives rise to tensions that shape the national policy will be explored. Comparison to foreign models of health care will be considered as will the public's relative desire or reticence for change.
57:705:152 Improving Population Health Glocally (3) This course is designed to prepare a workforce of professionals to integrate population health principles within a variety of local and global (glocal) community settings. Students will evaluate local, national, and model global health systems and programs based upon outcome measures of the United Nations Sustainable Goals and principles of epidemiology, economics, quality improvement, ethics and social determinants of health.
57:705:153 Issues in Nursing, Health, and Health Care (3)
This course introduces current issues and challenges in nursing, health, and health care to the registered nurse who is enrolled in the RN-BS program. The course will explore the multiple roles of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse as a member of the health care team in traditional and alternative settings. Issues that affect nursing practice such as quality and safety initiatives, licensure and legal implications, workplace concerns, unconscious bias and cultural competence, information technology, and professional responsibility will be examined. Students will be able to execute life-long learning skills such as negotiation, networking, and preparing resumes. Factors that influence nursing practice will be analyzed, such as the corporatization of health care, and conflicts between economic and clinical priorities. Current issues in health that will be addressed include genetics and genomic implications in wellness and disease processes as well as concepts of population health and the globalization of health and wellness. The impact of an aging and diverse population on the health care system, and how this will affect nursing in the next few decades will be considered. Students will analyze current issues and challenges in health, health care, and nursing so as to enhance their capacity for critical thinking and develop an understanding of the changing role of the nurse in the 21st century. Students will refine their communication skills through written work and oral presentations.
This course to be offered beginning September 2020. This course is for registered nurses.
57:705:202 Wellness and Health Assessment - Theory (3) This course is designed to introduce the baccalaureate nursing student to the theoretical foundations of professional nursing and the clinical skills required to provide safe, high quality, evidence-based patient care. Opportunities for skills practice and mastery will be provided in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Laboratory. This course focuses on developing clinical reasoning/judgment to promote, restore, and maintain health in individuals, families, and groups across the life span. Course theory and basic skills establish the foundation for care of patients with a range of health care needs. Students will develop the skills of history-taking, inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation, and documentation of the health assessment. The course also provides opportunities for students to integrate the nursing process, nursing care standards, issues of cultural and spiritual diversity, scientific evidence, and ethical and legal principles related to nursing practice. Students will complete a variety of assignments designed to help them develop critical thinking skills, which are the basis for professional nursing practice. Prerequisite: 57:705:101 or 102.
57:705:204 Wellness and Health Assessment - Online (3) Using a holistic approach to integrate knowledge from multiple disciplines, students will build from focused to comprehensive health assessment as a basis for wellness promotion across the life span. This course provides a foundation for the critical thinking skills required to master core scientific principles and incorporate technical skills into nursing practice. Emphasis will be placed on the concept of wellness and the continuum of wellness to illness that nurses can expect to confront in practice. Students will develop the skills of history taking, inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation, and documentation of the health assessment. This course is for registered nurses.
57:705:206 Wellness and Health Assessment Lab (1) Laboratory portion of the course. Prepares students for the integration of the knowledge and skills needed for the theory and clinical courses in the nursing curriculum and the provision of safe and effective nursing care. It provides a foundation for the critical thinking skills required to master core scientific principles and incorporate technical skills into nursing practice. Emphasis will be placed on the concept of wellness and the continuum of wellness to illness that nurses can expect to confront in practice. Students will develop the skills of history-taking, inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation, and documentation of the health assessment. Normal findings and cultural and age variations of adults as well as pediatric content will be included. The translation of current evidence from nursing research will be incorporated into the skill development, thus preparing students for the lifelong learning required in nursing practice. Students will be placed in a clinical setting for assessment skill development. Corequisite: 57:705:205.
57:705:212 Foundations of Nursing - Theory (3) This course is designed to introduce the baccalaureate nursing student to the theoretical foundations of professional nursing and the clinical skills required to provide safe, high quality, evidence-based patient care. Opportunities for skills practice and mastery will be provided in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Laboratory, followed by selected patient care experiences in structured clinical settings. This course focuses on developing clinical reasoning/judgment to promote, restore, and maintain health in individuals, families, and groups across the life span. Course theory and basic skills establish the foundation for care of patients with a range of health care needs. The course provides opportunities for students to integrate the nursing process, nursing care standards, issues of cultural and spiritual diversity, scientific evidence, and ethical and legal principles related to nursing practice. Students will complete a variety of assignments designed to help them develop critical thinking skills, which are the basis for professional nursing practice.
57:705:213 Foundations of Nursing - Lab (2) Laboratory portion of 57:705:212. Students begin their clinical experiences in the Clinical Skills Laboratory with a theory component to clarify the rationale for each skill. Fundamental skills to be utilized are presented. These will serve as the foundation and preparation for care of clients in subsequent nursing courses. The student will be introduced to nursing care plans and care maps based on the nursing process and nursing care standards. Students are expected to complete a variety of assignments designed to help them develop critical thinking skills, which are basic to performance in the clinical laboratory. Corequisite: 57:705:212.
57:705:220  Women's Issues in Health and Health Care (3) Focuses on current health issues affecting women locally, nationally, and globally. Students will analyze health issues relevant to women across the life span from birth to death taking into account the impact of ethnicity, race, culture, and religion. Universal health issues such as access to care, gender-related disparities, reproductive and maternal health, and violence against women will be examined. Health frameworks and models of care will be explored. Collaborations with community partners will be established in order to assess the needs of women from Camden county and to provide health education or introduce health behavior change in community settings. Students will be engaged in problem solving, critical thinking, and planning for health promotion and disease prevention activities guided by evidence.
57:705:255 Nutrition (3) People in some countries are in poor health or dying from eating too much, while in other countries people are starving. The culture of food in the United States and the world have a profound impact on our global society. This course will examine the context of nutrition by examining the complex interaction of diet and healthy living. Specialized diets across the life span and the sociocultural implications across the United States and the globe will be explored. Students will be able to understand the significant role of nutrition in health and disease, and be able to apply basic principles to self, populations, and community. Diet as a mechanism to prevent disease and promote global health will also be addressed. This course has been designed to meet the general educational requirements related to the United States and the world. As such, students will gain insight into the diversity of traditions associated with nutrition. The role of institutions in the United States and their impact on world nutrition policies will also be addressed.
57:705:301 Nursing of Women and the Childbearing Family - Theory (3) This clinical theory course focuses on the care of women with common gynecological problems throughout the life span as well as family-centered care from preconception through childbearing and the postpartum. Emphasis will be placed on wellness and health promotion of women associated with the normal processes of aging and childbearing. In addition, complications of the puerperum period will be identified and interventions described. Current national and global issues in caring for women and infants will be explored. The integration of genetics and evidence into practice as well as caring for diverse populations will be presented.
To be taken in the fall semester of the junior year. Prerequisites: All freshman and sophomore required courses. Corequisite: 57:705:302.
57:705:302 Nursing of Women and the Childbearing Family - Lab (3) This clinical course focuses on supervised evidence-based and holistic nursing practice with women and childbearing families in a variety of clinical settings. Emphasis will be placed on wellness and health promotion of women associated with the normal processes of childbearing. In addition, complications of the puerperum period will be identified and interventions described. The integration of evidence into practice as well as caring for diverse populations will be examined. Integration of didactic content with clinical practice will be stressed through sharing of information during case presentations and pre/post conferences. To be taken in the fall semester of the junior year. Prerequisites: All freshman and sophomore required courses. Corequisite: 57:705:301.
57:705:305 Nursing of Children and Adolescents - Theory (3) Focuses on nursing care of infants, children, and adolescents. Emphasis is placed on family-centered and evidence-based approaches to health promotion and disease prevention, as well as on family-centered, evidence-based, developmentally appropriate nursing care of infants, children, and adolescents with common acute and chronic health conditions.
To be taken in the spring semester of the junior year. Prerequisites: 57:705:301, 302, 411, and 50:120:347. Corequisite: 57:705:306.
57:705:306 Nursing of Children and Adolescents - Lab (3) This course is the venue for supervised, evidence-based holistic nursing practice with infants, children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings.
To be taken in the spring semester of the junior year. Prerequisites: 57:705:301, 302, 411, and 50:120:347. Corequisite: 57:705:305.
57:705:310 Health and Illness in Adult Populations - Theory (3) This course introduces the student to the use of the nursing process in the prevention and management of chronic or noncomplex conditions in adult populations. A systems approach is used to discuss the effects of health and illness on the individual and the family, and to examine the disruption of growth and development patterns across the life span from young adult to senior years. The course includes concurrent clinical experience to allow the student the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to clinical practice in diverse adult populations. To be taken in the spring semester of the junior year. Prerequisites: 57:705:301, 302, 411, and 50:120:347. Corequisite: 57:705:311.
57:705:311 Health and Illness in Adult Populations - Lab (3) This clinical course provides the student an opportunity to apply previously acquired knowledge and concurrent knowledge from the Health and Illness in Adult Populations theory course to supervised clinical experiences. Clinical learning experiences focus on the health promotion, disease prevention, and the restoration of optimal health across adult populations with chronic and noncomplex conditions. Emphasis is placed on transitions of care across the care continuum. Relationships among clients' health status, age, genetics, spiritual and ethnic backgrounds, and the environment are examined. Students, in collaboration with the client, their families and other health care professionals, will provide holistic, culturally competent, person-centered nursing care. Concepts of pathophysiology, pharmacology, therapeutic nutrition, rehabilitation, and complementary/alternative treatment modalities are explored as related to clients' alterations in health status.Clinical assignments are selected to stimulate student inquiry, critical thinking, and independence as learners and emerging professional nurses. Using the nursing process, principles of evidence-based practice, professional practice guidelines, nursing standards of care, and the Code of Ethics, students prepare and implement comprehensive nursing care plans and/or concept maps for adult patients. During planned and guided clinical pre- and/or post-conferences, students will explore selected topics that promote a positive image of the nursing profession and facilitate the expanded use of the nursing process, critical thinking skills, and scientific evidence in nursing clinical practice. To be taken in the spring semester of the junior year. Prerequisites: 57:705:301; 302; 411; and 50:120:347. Corequisite: 57:705:310.
57:705:313 Aging and Health in Global Communities (3) The population of the world is aging. In some societies aging is associated with a good quality of life and in others with the loss of health and well being. This course will explore issues and challenges related to the aging population. Maintaining health and preparing for a peaceful death will be addressed from a global perspective appropriate to the impact that aging will have on the global community. The course content will examine how a variety of disciplines have viewed the culture of aging over time and the historical evolution of health care services for older adults. Although the primary focus will be aging in America, lessons learned from other global societies will be incorporated to ensure that students are able to understand the meaning and significance of healthy aging. Students will examine the aging population in the context of enhancing contemporary understanding of the impact of individuals over 65 who will outnumber the population of young people for the first time in history by midcentury.
57:705:318 ABS Health and Illness in Adult Populations - Theory (3) This course introduces the student to the use of the nursing process in the prevention and management of chronic or noncomplex conditions in adult populations. A systems approach is used to discuss the effects of health and illness on the individual and the family, and to examine the disruption of growth and development patterns across the life span from young adult to senior years. The course includes concurrent clinical experience to allow the student the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to clinical practice in diverse adult populations. Corequisite: 57:705:320. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:320 ABS Health and Illness in Adult Populations - Lab (3)
This clinical course provides the student an opportunity to apply previously acquired knowledge and concurrent knowledge from the Health and Illness in Adult Populations theory course to supervised clinical experiences. Clinical learning experiences focus on the health promotion, disease prevention, and the restoration of optimal health across adult populations with chronic and noncomplex conditions. Emphasis is placed on transitions of care across the care continuum. Relationships among clients' health status, age, genetics, spiritual and ethnic backgrounds, and the environment are examined. Students, in collaboration with the client, their families and other health care professionals, will provide holistic, culturally competent, person-centered nursing care. Concepts of pathophysiology, pharmacology, therapeutic nutrition, rehabilitation, and complementary/alternative treatment modalities are explored as related to clients' alterations in health status. Clinical assignments are selected to stimulate student inquiry, critical thinking, and independence as learners and emerging professional nurses. Using the nursing process, principles of evidence-based practice, professional practice guidelines, nursing standards of care, and the Code of Ethics students prepare and implement comprehensive nursing care plans and/or concept maps for adult patients. During planned and guided clinical pre- and/or post-conferences, students will explore selected topics that promote a positive image of the nursing profession and facilitate the expanded use of the nursing process, critical thinking skills, and scientific evidence in nursing clinical practice.
Corequisite: 57:705:318. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:321 ABS Pharmacology (3) This required course explores current knowledge of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and drug actions and interactions across a wide spectrum of pharmacologic agents. Pharmacotherapeutic aspects of nursing care are applied across the lifespan for individuals and families experiencing alterations in pathophysiology. Selected environmental, developmental, sociocultural, ethnic, and pharmacogenetic factors of drug therapy are addressed. Nursing assessment of therapeutic effects of pharmacotherapy is emphasized as well as patient and family education. Major drug classifications are discussed related to administration, pharmacologic effects, toxicity, nursing precautions, and safety monitoring. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:332 ABS Foundations of Nursing- Theory (3) This course is designed to introduce the accelerated baccalaureate nursing student to the theoretical foundations of professional nursing and the clinical skills required to provide safe, high quality, evidence-based patient care. Opportunities for skills practice and mastery will be provided in the Clinical Skills and Simulation Laboratory, followed by selected patient care experiences in structured clinical settings. This course focuses on developing clinical reasoning/judgment to promote, restore and maintain health in individuals, families, and groups across the life span. Course theory and basic skills establish the foundation for care of patients with a range of health care needs. The course provides opportunities for students to integrate the nursing process, nursing care standards, issues of cultural and spiritual diversity, scientific evidence, and ethical and legal principles related to nursing practice. Students will complete a variety of assignments designed to help them develop critical thinking skills, which are the basis for professional nursing practice. Corequisite: 57:705:333. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:333 ABS Foundations of Nursing- Lab (2) Laboratory portion of 57:705:332. Students begin their clinical experiences in the Clinical Skills Laboratory with a theory component to clarify the rationale for each skill. Fundamental skills to be utilized are presented. These will serve as the foundation and preparation for care of clients in subsequent nursing courses. The student will be introduced to nursing care plans and care maps based on the nursing process and nursing care standards. Students are expected to complete a variety of assignments designed to help them develop critical thinking skills, which are basic to performance in the clinical laboratory. Corequisite: 57:705:332. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.           
57:705:336 ABS Seminar on Professional Nursing (3) This introductory nonclinical course in nursing is designed to provide the student with a foundation in nursing knowledge that will provide the basis for ensuing theory and clinical nursing courses. Major foci will be the discipline and profession of nursing, its history, its conceptual and theoretical structures, and the patterns of knowledge needed for developing the science and practice of nursing. It requires the integration of previously acquired knowledge in the sciences, arts, and humanities and introduces basic concepts in epidemiology, demographics, and cultural competencies, as well as the knowledge necessary for a beginning understanding of the research process, and for development of interpersonal and interdisciplinary communication skills. The ethics and values of the profession as well as the scope of practice and other legal and regulatory aspects will be introduced. Current issues in nursing and the many roles of the baccalaureate-prepared professional nurse will be examined and discussed as the student is socialized to become a self-reflective, accountable, lifelong learner given to self-appraisal as she or he navigates the route to achieving the terminal objectives of the curriculum. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:338 ABS Wellness and Health Assessment- Theory (3) This is course is for the ABS student seeking a baccalaureate degree in nursing. It is designed to validate prior learning and develop wellness and physical assessment skills in nursing. Course content includes a holistic approach to a complete client assessment. This course is intended to develop a foundation for the nursing student's knowledge and skills in health assessment. Students further develop skills of history taking, inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation and documentation of the health assessment. Normal and abnormal findings as well as cultural and age variations (older adult and pediatrics) will be integrated through the units. Corequisite: 57:705:339. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:339 ABS Wellness and Health Assessment - Lab (1) Laboratory portion of the course. Prepares students for the integration of the knowledge and skills needed for the theory and clinical courses in the nursing curriculum and the provision of safe and effective nursing care. It provides a foundation for the critical thinking skills required to master core scientific principles and incorporate technical skills into nursing practice. Emphasis will be placed on the concept of wellness and the continuum of wellness to illness that nurses can expect to confront in practice. Students will develop the skills of history-taking, inspection, palpation, percussion, auscultation, and documentation of the health assessment. Normal findings and cultural and age variations of adults as well as pediatric content will be included. The translation of current evidence from nursing research will be incorporated into the skill development, thus preparing students for the lifelong learning required in nursing practice. Students will be placed in a clinical setting for assessment skill development. Corequisite: 57:705:338. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:350 ABS Complex Health and Illness in Adult Populations - Theory (3) This senior-level course targets critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions, and problem-solving strategies for care of adults with complex health needs. Building on the Health and Illness in Adult Populations, a systems approach is used to analyze and intervene in alterations to the health of the individual and family. Effects of complex illnesses are examined in relation to individuals developmental stage, culture, gender, and genetic/genomic considerations. Emphasis is placed on patient safety, quality measures, and interprofessional aspects of care across multiple care settings. The corequisite clinical course allows the student the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to clinical practice in adult populations in a variety of health care settings. Corequisite: 57:705:351. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:351 ABS Complex Health and Illness in Adult Populations - Lab (3) This corequisite clinical course allows the student the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts learned in Complex Health and Illness in Adult Populations to clinical practice in adult populations in a variety of health care settings. Corequisite: 57:705:350. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:358 Conceptual Foundations of Professional Practice (3) This is a course for registered nurses pursuing the baccalaureate degree in nursing. It is designed to validate prior learning and develop an understanding of professionalism in nursing. Course content includes exploring career development, analyzing the theoretical basis of nursing practice, and the role of the baccalaureate prepared professional nurse. The course is planned for the adult learner and builds on the registered nurse's professional experiences while focusing on the socialization and transition into the role of the baccalaureate prepared professional nurse. It encourages a critical assessment of nursing practice and facilitates the identification and accomplishment of individual learning goals. Emphasis is on enhancing the ability to find and critique information and think critically. Students will refine their communications skills through written work and oral presentation. Course work includes projects to validate prior learning, participating in online learning activities, writing various styles of papers, and preparation of a professional portfolio as a foundation for career planning. This course is for registered nurses.
57:705:360 ABS Nursing of Children and Adolescents - Theory (3) Focuses on nursing care of infants, children, and adolescents. Emphasis is placed on family-centered and evidence-based approaches to health promotion and disease prevention, as well as on family-centered, evidence-based, developmentally appropriate nursing care of infants, children, and adolescents with common acute and chronic health conditions. Corequisite: 57:705:361. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:361 ABS Nursing of Children and Adolescents - Lab (3) This course is the venue for supervised, evidence-based holistic nursing practice with infants, children, adolescents, and their families in a variety of pediatric inpatient and outpatient settings. Corequisite: 57:705:361 This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:380 ABS Nursing of Women and the Childbearing Family - Theory (3) This clinical course focuses on supervised evidence-based and holistic nursing practice with women and childbearing families in a variety of clinical settings. Emphasis will be placed on wellness and health promotion of women associated with the normal processes of childbearing. In addition, complications of the puerperum period will be identified and interventions described. The integration of evidence into practice as well as caring for diverse populations will be examined. Integration of didactic content with clinical practice will be stressed through sharing of information during case presentations and pre/post conferences. Corequisite: 57:705:381. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:381 ABS Nursing of Women and the Childbearing Family - Lab (3) This clinical course focuses on supervised evidence-based and holistic nursing practice with women and childbearing families in a variety of clinical settings. Emphasis will be placed on wellness and health promotion of women associated with the normal processes of childbearing. In addition, complications of the puerperum period will be identified and interventions described. The integration of evidence into practice as well as caring for diverse populations will be examined. Integration of didactic content with clinical practice will be stressed through sharing of information during case presentations and pre/post conferences. Corequisite: 57:705:380. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:394 History of Notable Women in Health Care (3)

Focuses on the historical contributions of women to health care since the 1800s. This course will examine contributions from general medicine, nursing, public health, pediatrics, radiology, palliative and hospice care, neurobiology, occupational health, toxicology, gynecology, and midwifery. Students explore the many struggles and obstacles these women encountered in securing an education and professional status because of their gender and related sociopolitical forces. Students learn of the many efforts by individual women and groups of religious nuns to provide for the health care and basic needs of indigent people.

57:705:396 International Service in Bolivia (3) This seminar and international service-learning course introduces students to health and healing in Bolivia, one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere, with the aim of gaining a deeper understanding of health and healing in this developing country. Four classes (hybrid) occur before the trip and will focus on the demographic, sociocultural, spiritual, economic, legal, and political factors influencing health care delivery and practice in Bolivia. Integral to this course is a 20-day service learning, language-immersion experience over the winter break. In the context of another culture, participants will have the opportunity to experience several sustainable projects that help to address and overcome public health problems interrelated with education, gender violence, health services, and poverty. The fifth class serves as a reflection and debriefing class, and occurs within four weeks of return.
57:705:399 Health and Healing in Guatemala (3) This seminar and service learning experience introduces students to health and healing in Guatemala, one of many developing countries in the Americas with significant poverty and health care needs. Classroom and field experiences focus on: 1) traditional and Western medical systems and their articulation within the health care system of Guatemala; and 2) the nature and treatment of selected health conditions that confront the population.
57:705:401 Gerontological Nursing - Theory (3) This course focuses on nursing of the geriatric client. Using Healthy People 2020 as a framework for healthy aging, emphasis is on health promotion and disease prevention, as well as acute and chronic illness common to this population. As this population represents the majority of hospitalized patients, the geriatric client has multiple complex medical problems, takes multiple medications, and is vulnerable to iatrogenic events. Physiologic changes associated with aging will be presented, along with evidence-based approaches to optimize health and wellness. Genetic, sociocultural, and spiritual influences will be explored, as will global perspectives of successful aging. This course will no longer be offered after spring 2020. To be taken in the fall semester of the senior year. Prerequisites: 57:705:303, 304, 305, 306. Corequisite: 57:705:402.
57:705:402 Gerontological Nursing - Lab (3) The focus of this clinical laboratory course is application of content from Gerontological Nursing - Theory. It focuses on supervised, evidence-based, and holistic nursing practice with the geriatric client. This course will no longer be offered after spring 2020. To be taken in the fall semester of the senior year. Prerequisites: 57:705:303, 304, 305, 306. Corequisite: 57:705:401.
57:705:403 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Theory (3) This senior-level nursing course provides the student with a foundation in psychiatric mental health nursing theory. It integrates previously acquired knowledge in nursing, pharmacology, psychology, anthropology, and other social and physical sciences into the understanding of human behavior and mental health and illness. Students acquire advanced therapeutic communication and specialized assessment skills for use in a variety of settings and populations. Biological, cultural, legal, and ethical aspects of the mental health care of children and adults across the life span are included in learning about common mental health disorders and their etiology and treatment. The major focus of the course is the application of all elements of the nursing process in assessing, promoting, maintaining, and improving human mental health and behavior. Various psychological and biological theories of the basis of human behavior are discussed, as well as the purported role of neurotransmitters in the development and treatment of mental disorders. The nurse's role in a variety of mental health treatment modalities for individuals, families, and groups in all levels of mental health care is discussed. Evidence-based nursing practice and education are stressed. Students are required to utilize critical thinking skills in all course activities, assignments, and evaluations. Prerequisites: 57:705:303, 304, 305, 306. Corequisite: 57:705:404.
57:705:404 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Lab (3) This senior-level nursing course is taken concurrently with Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing - Theory. It provides the student with a foundation in psychiatric mental health nursing practice. Students are given the opportunity to apply knowledge from previous nursing, science, and humanities courses, as well as the theory component of this course, in the mental health care of patients across the life span in psychiatric behavioral health care settings. Students practice advanced therapeutic communication and specialized assessment skills. Biological, cultural, legal, and ethical considerations and patient preferences are included in formulating individualized care plans based on assessments. The major focus is the application of all elements of the nursing process in assessing, promoting, maintaining, and improving human mental health and behavior. Students interact with patients and observe the role of the professional nurse in the interdisciplinary care of children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients in inpatient, outpatient, and substance abuse treatment settings. The nurse's role in a variety of mental health treatment modalities for individuals, families, and groups in various levels of mental health care is explored. Students become familiar with pharmacological agents used in the treatment of mental and substance use disorders. Patient and staff safety strategies are practiced. Students are encouraged to use self-reflection to identify and deal with bias, anxiety, safety, and counter-transference issues encountered in patient interactions. The application of evidence-based practice, theory, cultural, legal, and ethical issues pertaining to psychiatric mental health and human behavior are discussed in clinical pre- and postconferences. Prerequisites: 57:705:303, 304, 305, 306. Corequisite: 57:705:403.
57:705:405 Community Health Nursing and Global Health - Theory (3) Introduces baccalaureate nursing students to the concept of the community as a client system and to the roles and responsibilities of nurses in the promotion and maintenance of population health in both the local and global community. Incorporates nursing, public health, and epidemiological theory and science in the study of community and global health. Emphasis is on health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention, and cultural competence in the care of individuals, families, groups, and communities in their homes and in community settings. Strategies of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and the concept of community assessment will be utilized in the development of an educational intervention. Global health goals and threats will be presented, as will be the impact of political, economic, social, environmental, and cultural concerns on the health of the local community. The needs of vulnerable populations will be addressed, and the nursing implications in environmental health, migrant and rural health, emergency planning, bioterrorism, and disaster response will be explained. Cultural competence as a goal in the care of diverse and vulnerable populations will be emphasized. The role of the professional nurse in various community settings, such as the school, workplace, hospice, senior and community health centers, and homeless shelters will be examined.
Prerequisites: 57:705:401, 402, 403, 404; or 57:705:358 for registered nurses. Corequisite: 57:705:406.
57:705:406 Community Health Nursing and Global Health - Lab (3) The focus of this clinical laboratory course is application of content from Community Health Nursing and Global Health - Theory. Emphasis is placed on the leadership skills and public health provider roles of the professional nurse in various community-based settings. Students are given the opportunity to plan care to achieve appropriate levels of prevention for the individual, family, group, community, or population. The nursing process and nursing care standards are utilized as students are challenged to think critically and apply evidence from research in planning care of their clients. Students are expected to be self-directed learners, gain confidence in clinical practice, and transition from the role of student to that of beginning professional nurse.
Prerequisites: 57:705:401, 402, 403, 404; or 57:705:358 for registered nurses. Corequisite: 57:705:405.
57:705:407 Nursing Management and Leadership - Theory (3) Overall principles and theories of leadership and management will be presented. Distinguishing between leadership and management in clinical environments in local health care facilities and in the larger U.S. health care system will be emphasized. Responsibilities of leaders and managers at all levels of health care organizations will be discussed. Students will explore legal and ethical issues as well as issues related to such situations as delegation and prioritization of care, patient advocacy and accountability, and mentorship and empowerment of staff. Health policy will be addressed, and the impact of financial and regulatory factors on the provision of care will be explored. The role of the nurse in critical thinking and decision making, managing teams, time management, and communicating effectively with other health care providers will be stressed. In addition, quality improvement and patient safety indicators will be examined and students will utilize the quality improvement process to assess, evaluate, and plan for safe, patient-centered care. Students will prepare for the NCLEX exam with the use of ATI Testing and test-taking strategies.
To be taken in the spring semester of the senior year. Prerequisites: 57:705:401, 402, 403, 404. Corequisite: 57:705:408.
57:705:408 Nursing Management and Leadership - Lab (3) This course will provide baccalaureate nursing students with the opportunity to observe and interact with nurse leaders and managers in a variety of clinical settings and complex organizations. The role of the nurse leader/manager will be analyzed with a focus on interdisciplinary communication and team interactions. Students will participate in quality improvement activities whereby patient safety will be emphasized. The impact of fiscal, legal, and regulatory processes on the provision of patient care will be explored. Cultural competency will be emphasized from the perspective of the diverse workforce and the diverse client base. Appropriate delegation and communication skills will be practiced and evaluated in the clinical setting as students prepare for the transition to an independent nursing practice. Students will also gain a perspective of how to manage and care for multiple clients in health care settings based on a preceptor model. Corequisite: 57:705:407.
57:705:410 RN-BS Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing (3) This course is designed to stimulate a refined knowledge and enthusiastic interest in nursing research and a foundation for its use in evidence-based nursing practice. The course emphasizes problem identification, literature review, hypothesis formulation, research design, sampling, data collection, and analysis as they are presented in nursing studies. Students will learn how to identify a research problem, to review and critique current nursing literature, identify frameworks and research designs, determine the appropriate methodology for data collection and analysis, interpret results, and apply critical thinking skills to evaluate published nursing research for application to practice. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to nursing research problems are explored. The student is prepared to understand the language and components of the research process and to read and interpret its use in nursing studies. Critique of the nursing research literature and the clinical relevance and applicability of study findings for nursing practice is conducted. This course to be offered beginning September 2020. This course is for registered nurses.
57:705:411 Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing (3) This course is designed to stimulate a refined knowledge and enthusiastic interest in nursing research and a foundation for its use in evidence-based nursing practice. The course emphasizes problem identification, literature review, hypothesis formulation, research design, sampling, data collection, and analysis as they are presented in nursing studies. Students will learn how to identify a research problem, to review and critique current nursing literature, identify frameworks and research designs, determine the appropriate methodology for data collection and analysis, interpret results, and apply critical thinking skills to evaluate published nursing research for application to practice. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to nursing research problems are explored. The student is prepared to understand the language and components of the research process and to read and interpret its use in nursing studies. Critique of the nursing research literature and the clinical relevance and applicability of study findings for nursing practice is conducted. Prerequisite: 50:960:183 or 50:830:250.
57:705:412 Community Health Nursing and Global Health - Theory (3) This course is intended to introduce baccalaureate nursing students to the concept of the community as a client system, and to the roles and responsibilities of nurses in the promotion and maintenance of population health in both the local and global community. The course incorporates nursing, public health, and epidemiological theory and science in the study of community and global health. Emphasis is on health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention, and cultural competence in the care of individuals, families, groups, and communities in their homes and in community settings. Strategies of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and the concept of community assessment will be utilized in the development of an educational intervention. Global health goals and threats will be presented, as will be the impact of political, economic, social, environmental, and cultural concerns on the health of the local community. The needs of vulnerable populations will be addressed and the nursing implications in environmental health, migrant and rural health, emergency planning, bioterrorism, and disaster response will be explained. Cultural competence as a goal in the care of diverse and vulnerable populations will be emphasized. The role of the professional nurse in various community settings, such as the school, workplace, hospice, senior and community health centers, and homeless shelters will be examined. Prerequisite: 57:705:153. Corequisite: 57:705:413. Corequisite beginning September 2020: 57:705:422. This course is for registered nurses.
57:705:413 Community Health Nursing and Global Health - Lab (3) This course will provide baccalaureate nursing students with the opportunity to process the knowledge gained through the Community Health Nursing and Global Health Theory course in a community health setting. Students will observe and participate in the provision of patient-centered, evidence-based care in varied community settings. Utilizing the concept of the community as a client system, students will participate in the promotion and maintenance of population health. Utilizing nursing and public health theory, science and research, students will perform a community assessment, and develop and implement an educational program to meet the assessed needs of the community of interest. Cultural competence will be emphasized as students engage in the nursing care of diverse and vulnerable populations. Emergency preparedness and the role of the nurse in disaster response will be examined. The impact of political, economic, social, environmental, and cultural concerns on the health of the local community will be addressed. This course is for registered nurses. Corequisite: 57:705:412.
57:705:414 Nursing Management and Leadership - Theory (3) Overall principles and theories of leadership and management will be presented. Distinguishing between leadership and management in clinical environments in local healthcare facilities and in the larger U.S. health care system will be emphasized. Responsibilities of leaders and managers at all levels of health care organizations will be discussed. Organizational characteristics such as culture, climate, and structure will be introduced, and students will use these concepts to analyze the organization in which their clinical experience is taking place. Students will explore legal and ethical issues as well as issues related to such situations as delegation of care, patient advocacy and accountability, and mentorship and empowerment of staff. Health policy will be addressed, and the impact of financial and regulatory factors on the provision of care will be explored. The role of the nurse in critical thinking and decision-making, managing teams, and communicating effectively with other health care providers will be stressed. In addition, quality improvement and patient safety will be discussed and students will use the quality improvement process to assess, evaluate and plan for safe, patient-centered care.
This course is for registered nurses. Corequisite: 57:705:415.
57:705:415 Nursing Management and Leadership - Lab (3) This course will provide baccalaureate nursing students with the opportunity to observe and interact with nurse leaders and managers in a variety of clinical settings and complex organizations. The role of the nurse leader/manager will be analyzed with a focus on interdisciplinary communication and team interactions. Students will participate in quality improvement activities whereby patient safety will be emphasized. The impact of fiscal, legal, and regulatory processes on the provision of patient care will be explored. Cultural competency will be emphasized from the perspective of the diverse workforce and the diverse client base. Appropriate delegation and communication skills will be practiced and evaluated in the clinical setting as students prepare for the transition to an independent nursing practice. Students will also gain a perspective of how to manage and care for multiple clients in health care settings based on a preceptor model. Corequisite: 57:705:414. This course is for registered nurses.
57:705:416 Complex Health and Illness in Adult Populations - Theory (3) This senior level course targets critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions and problem-solving strategies for care of adults with complex health needs. Building on the Health and Illness in Adult Populations, a systems approach is used to analyze and intervene in alterations to the health of the individual and family. Effects of complex illnesses are examined in relation to individuals developmental stage, culture, gender, and genetic/genomic considerations. Emphasis is placed on patient safety, quality measures, and interprofessional aspects of care across multiple care settings. The corequisite clinical course allows the student the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts to clinical practice in adult populations in a variety of health care settings. Prerequisites: 57:705:310/311, 489, 305/306, 301/302. Corequisite: 57:705:417.
57:705:417 Complex Health and Illness in Adult Populations - Lab (3) This corequisite clinical course allows the student the opportunity to apply theoretical concepts learned in Complex Health and Illness in Adult Populations to clinical practice in adult populations in a variety of health care settings. Prerequisites: 57:705:310/311, 489, 305/306, 301/302. Corequisite: 57:705:416
57:705:418 Capstone - Theory (1) This course is designed as a synthesis and integration of theoretical nursing concepts through the use of case studies, application exercises, and essential concept review. Corequisite 57:705:420.
57:705:419 Capstone - Theory (3) This course is designed as a synthesis and integration of theoretical nursing concepts through the use of case studies, application exercises, and essential concept review. Corequisite 57:705:420.
57:705:420 Capstone - Lab (3) This course emphasizes reflection, integration, and synthesis of concepts from all coursework in the program. Students' unique experiences form the context for learning in this course, with the purpose of enhancing practice and enriching professional development. Students manage care for their assigned patients working with unit-based nurse preceptors with clinical faculty guidance and oversight. Corequisite 57:705:419.
57:705:421 ABS Research and Evidence-Based Practice in Nursing (3) This course is designed to stimulate a refined knowledge and enthusiastic interest in nursing research and a foundation for its use in evidence-based nursing practice. The course emphasizes problem identification, literature review, hypothesis formulation, research design, sampling, data collection, and analysis as they are presented in nursing studies. Students will learn how to identify a research problem, to review and critique current nursing literature, identify frameworks and research designs, determine the appropriate methodology for data collection and analysis, interpret results, and apply critical thinking skills to evaluate published nursing research for application to practice. Quantitative and qualitative approaches to nursing research problems are explored. The student is prepared to understand the language and components of the research process and to read and interpret its use in nursing studies. Critique of the nursing research literature and the clinical relevance and applicability of study findings for nursing practice is conducted. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:422 RN-BS Community Clinical (4)
This course will provide baccalaureate nursing students with the opportunity to process the knowledge gained through the Community Health Nursing and Global Health theory course in a community health setting. Students will observe and participate in the provision of patient-centered, evidence-based care in varied community settings. Utilizing the concept of the community as a client system, students will participate in the promotion and maintenance of population health. Utilizing nursing and public health theory, science, and research, students will perform a community assessment, and develop and implement an educational program to meet the assessed needs of the community of interest. Cultural competence will be emphasized as students engage in the nursing care of diverse and vulnerable populations. Emergency preparedness and the role of the nurse in disaster response will be examined. The impact of political, economic, social, environmental, and cultural concerns on the health of the local community will be addressed.
This course to be offered beginning September 2020. Corequisite: 57:705:412. This course is for registered nurses.
57:705:423 RN-BS Nursing Management and Leadership (4) Overall principles and theories of leadership and management will be presented. Distinguishing between leadership and management in clinical environments in local health care facilities and in the larger U.S. health care system will be emphasized. Responsibilities of leaders and managers at all levels of health care organizations will be discussed. Organizational characteristics such as culture, climate, and structure will be introduced and students will use these concepts to consider their current or future workplaces. Students will explore legal and ethical issues as well as issues related to such situations as delegation of care, patient advocacy and accountability, and mentorship and empowerment of staff. The role of the nurse in critical thinking and decision-making, managing teams, and communicating effectively with other health care providers will be stressed. Quality improvement and patient safety will be a major focus of the course and students will use the quality improvement process to assess, evaluate and plan for safe, patient-centered care. This course to be offered beginning September 2020. Prerequisite: 57:705:153. This course is for registered nurses.
57:705:432 ABS Aging and Health in Global Communities (3) The population of the world is aging. In some societies aging is associated with a good quality of life and in others with the loss of health and well-being. This course will explore issues and challenges related to the aging population. Maintaining health and preparing for a peaceful death will be addressed from a global perspective appropriate to the impact that aging will have on the global community. The course content will examine how a variety of disciplines have viewed the culture of aging over time and the historical evolution of health care services for older adults. Although the primary focus will be aging in America, lessons learned from other global societies will be incorporated to ensure that students are able to understand the meaning and significance of healthy aging. Students will examine the aging population in the context of enhancing contemporary understanding of the impact of individuals over 65 who will outnumber the population of young people for the first time in history by midcentury. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:434 ABS Nursing Management and Leadership (3) Overall principles and theories of leadership and management will be presented. Distinguishing between leadership and management in clinical environments in local health care facilities and in the larger U.S. health care system will be emphasized. Responsibilities of leaders and managers at all levels of health care organizations will be discussed. Students will explore legal and ethical issues as well as issues related to such situations as delegation and prioritization of care, patient advocacy and accountability, and mentorship and empowerment of staff. Health policy will be addressed, and the impact of financial and regulatory factors on the provision of care will be explored. The role of the nurse in critical thinking and decision-making, managing teams, time management, and communicating effectively with other health care providers will be stressed. In addition, quality improvement and patient safety indicators will be examined and students will utilize the quality improvement process to assess, evaluate, and plan for safe, patient-centered care. Students will prepare for the NCLEX exam with the use of ATI Testing and test-taking strategies. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:460 ABS Community Health Nursing and Global Health - Theory (3) Introduces baccalaureate nursing students to the concept of the community as a client system and to the roles and responsibilities of nurses in the promotion and maintenance of population health in both the local and global community. Incorporates nursing, public health, and epidemiological theory and science in the study of community and global health. Emphasis is on health promotion, health maintenance, disease prevention, and cultural competence in the care of individuals, families, groups, and communities in their homes and in community settings. Strategies of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention and the concept of community assessment will be utilized in the development of an educational intervention. Global health goals and threats will be presented, as will be the impact of political, economic, social, environmental, and cultural concerns on the health of the local community. The needs of vulnerable populations will be addressed, and the nursing implications in environmental health, migrant and rural health, emergency planning, bioterrorism, and disaster response will be explained. Cultural competence as a goal in the care of diverse and vulnerable populations will be emphasized. The role of the professional nurse in various community settings, such as the school, workplace, hospice, senior and community health centers, and homeless shelters will be examined. Corequisite: 57:705:461. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:461 ABS Community Health Nursing and Global Health - Lab (3) The focus of this clinical laboratory course is application of content from Community Health Nursing and Global Health - Theory. Emphasis is placed on the leadership skills and public health provider roles of the professional nurse in various community-based settings. Students are given the opportunity to plan care to achieve appropriate levels of prevention for the individual, family, group, community, or population. The nursing process and nursing care standards are utilized as students are challenged to think critically and apply evidence from research in planning care of their clients. Students are expected to be self-directed learners, gain confidence in clinical practice, and transition from the role of student to that of beginning professional nurse. Corequisite: 57:705:460. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:466 ABS Psychiatric Mental Health - Theory (3) This senior-level nursing course provides the student with a foundation in psychiatric mental health nursing theory. It integrates previously acquired knowledge in nursing, pharmacology, psychology, anthropology, and other social and physical sciences into the understanding of human behavior and mental health and illness. Students acquire advanced therapeutic communication and specialized assessment skills for use in a variety of settings and populations. Biological, cultural, legal, and ethical aspects of the mental health care of children and adults across the life span are included in learning about common mental health disorders and their etiology and treatment. The major focus of the course is the application of all elements of the nursing process in assessing, promoting, maintaining, and improving human mental health and behavior. Various psychological and biological theories of the basis of human behavior are discussed, as well as the purported role of neurotransmitters in the development and treatment of mental disorders. The nurse's role in a variety of mental health treatment modalities for individuals, families, and groups in all levels of mental health care is discussed. Evidence-based nursing practice and education are stressed. Students are required to utilize critical thinking skills in all course activities, assignments, and evaluations. Corequisite: 57:705:467. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:467 ABS Psychiatric Mental Health - Lab (3) This senior-level nursing course is taken concurrently with Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing-Theory. It provides the student with a foundation in psychiatric mental health nursing practice. Students are given the opportunity to apply knowledge from previous nursing, science, and humanities courses, as well as the theory component of this course, in the mental health care of patients across the life span in psychiatric behavioral health care settings. Students practice advanced therapeutic communication and specialized assessment skills. Biological, cultural, legal, and ethical considerations and patient preferences are included in formulating individualized care plans based on assessments. The major focus is the application of all elements of the nursing process in assessing, promoting, maintaining, and improving human mental health and behavior. Students interact with patients and observe the role of the professional nurse in the interdisciplinary care of children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric patients in inpatient, outpatient, and substance abuse treatment settings. The nurse's role in a variety of mental health treatment modalities for individuals, families, and groups in various levels of mental health care is explored. Students become familiar with pharmacological agents used in the treatment of mental and substance use disorders. Patient and staff safety strategies are practiced. Students are encouraged to use self-reflection to identify and deal with bias, anxiety, safety, and counter-transference issues encountered in patient interactions. The application of evidence-based practice, theory, cultural, legal, and ethical issues pertaining to psychiatric mental health and human behavior are discussed in clinical pre- and postconferences. Corequisite: 57:705:466. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:468 ABS Capstone - Theory (3) This course is designed as a synthesis and integration of theoretical nursing concepts through the use of application exercises and essential concept review to prepare for the NCLEX examination and transition to professional nursing practice. The theory course integrates with the accompanying clinical course to facilitate synthesis of concepts and development of critical reasoning/clinical judgment. The course builds on previous courses and allows the student the opportunity to identify areas of knowledge deficit and develop strategies to correct misconceptions prior to transition to professional practice. Corequisite: 57:705:469. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.
57:705:469 ABS Capstone - Lab (3) This course emphasizes reflection, integration, and synthesis of concepts from all course work in the program. Students' unique experiences form the context for learning in this course, with the purpose of enhancing practice and enriching professional development. Students manage care for their assigned patients working with unit-based nurse preceptors with clinical faculty guidance and oversight. Corequisite: 57:705:468. This course is for students following the accelerated bachelor of science in nursing (ABS) plan of study.     
57:705:480 RN-BS Pharmacology (3) This required course explores current knowledge of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, and drug actions and interactions across a wide spectrum of pharmacologic agents. Pharmacotherapeutic aspects of nursing care are applied across the life span for individuals and families experiencing alterations in pathophysiology. Selected environmental, developmental, sociocultural, ethnic, and pharmacogenetic factors of drug therapy are addressed. Nursing assessment of therapeutic effects of pharmacotherapy is emphasized as well as patient and family education. Major drug classifications are discussed related to administration, pharmacologic effects, toxicity, nursing precautions, and safety monitoring. This course is for registered nurses.
57:705:481 Integrated Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Nurses (4) This course presents an integrative approach to pathophysiological concepts of disease and pharmacotherapy. A description of conditions and diseases of the organ systems, including etiology, signs and symptoms, and methods of diagnosis and treatment relevant to nursing care will be examined. Basic pathophysiologic and pharmacologic concepts will be presented including pharmacokinetics, drug actions and interactions across a wide spectrum of pharmacologic agents and in the context of the relevant disease process. Pathophysiologic principles and the pharmacotherapeutic aspects of nursing care as they apply to populations across the life span will be explored. Nursing assessment of the disease process and the global effects of pharmacotherapy are emphasized as well as patient and family education. This course to be offered beginning September 2020. This course is for registered nurses.
57:705:489 Pharmacology (3) This required course explores current knowledge of pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, drug actions and interactions across a wide spectrum of pharmacologic agents. Pharmacotherapeutic aspects of nursing care are applied across the life span for individuals and families experiencing alterations in pathophysiology. Selected environmental, developmental, sociocultural, ethnic, and pharmacogenetic factors of drug therapy are addressed. Nursing assessment of therapeutic effects of pharmacotherapy is emphasized as well as patient and family education. Major drug classifications are discussed related to administration, pharmacologic effects, toxicity, nursing precautions, and safety monitoring.
 
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