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Nursing

College of Health and Human Services

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Nursing - NRSG Undergraduate Courses

LOWER DIVISION

199. Special Topics (3)

Overview of health care professions with a primary focus on the nursing profession, including, nursing history, educational preparation and the roles of nurses, ethics, patients’ and nurses’ Bill of Rights, medical terminology and math for health care professions.
Letter grade only (A-F).

200. Introduction to Nursing Health Care (3)

Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program. Corequisites: NRSG 200L, 202, BIOL 305, NUTR 339 or consent of instructor. Support courses: BIOL 304 and SOC 100 or PSY 100.
Development of concepts of high level wellness and self care. Introduction to physical and social science principles which provide basis for beginning level nursing theory and practice. Introduction to nursing process and framework for nursing practice.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion, 3 hours)

200L. Introduction to Nursing Health Care Clinical (3)

Prerequisite: Admission to nursing program. Corequisites: NRSG 200, 202, BIOL 304, 305, NUTR 339 or consent of instructor. Support courses: BIOL 304 and SOC 100 or PSY 100.
Designed to provide guided utilization of beginning level theory and skill in a simulation laboratory. Opportunity provided to experience clinical practice based on concepts of nursing process and framework for nursing practice.
Credit/No Credit grading only. Credit reflects work at the level of "B" or better. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units. Course fee may be required. (Laboratory 9 hours)

202. Health Care Communication (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 200, 200L, BIOL 305, NUTR 339 or consent of instructor. Support courses BIOL 304 and SOC 100 or PSY 100.
Conceptual foundations for the nurse-client relationship, therapeutic communication, responding to special client needs and professional issues within a clinically oriented cultural framework.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-discussion, 2 hours)

250. Intermediate Nursing Health Care (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 200L, 202, BIOL 304, 305, NUTR 339, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 250L, 260, 260L, 312, 312L, or consent of instructor; satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate. Support courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.
Development of intermediate level theory of physical and psycho-social wellness and accountability. Application of recognized physical and social science principles and current research findings to intermediate level nursing theory and skills essential to actualization of nursing process.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion 3 hours)

250L. Intermediate Nursing Health Care Clinical Studies (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 200L, 202, BIOL 304, 305, NUTR 339, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 250L, 312, 312L, 260, 260L, or consent of instructor. Support courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.
Guided laboratory experience to assist in synthesizing intermediate theory and gaining skills in application of selected nursing process activities in simulation and in direct patient care.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours) Course fee may be required.

260. Older Adult Health Care (2)

Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 200L, 202, NUTR 339, BIOL 304, 305, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 260L, 250, 250L, 312, 312L, or consent of instructor. Support courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.
Study of unique needs of aging population. It includes study of gerontological concepts, principles, and theories. Focus on health promotion and delivery of care within framework of nursing process.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

260L. Older Adult Health Care Clinical Studies (2)

Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 200L, 202, NUTR 339, BIOL 304, 305, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 260, 250, 250L, 312, 312L, or consent of instructor. Support courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.
Provides experience in applying nursing process to care of aging client in a variety of settings and opportunity for validation of gerontological concepts, principles and theories.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 6 hours)

UPPER DIVISION

309. Dimensions of Professional Nursing (2)

Prerequisite: Admission to the ADN to BSN program. Support courses: CHEM 140, BIOL 304.
Focuses on analysis of transition from a technical to a professional baccalaureate prepared nurse. Content includes: program and University orientation, role changes, ethics, dimensions of nursing, and training in completion of a research based paper and presentation.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

312. Health Assessment (2)

Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 200L, 202, NUTR 339, BIOL 304, 305, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 250, 250L, 260, 260L, 312L, or consent of instructor. Support courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.
Covers techniques of history taking and physical examination of healthy individuals. These techniques are used by nurse in identification of patient problems.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

312L. Physical Assessment for Nurses Lab (1)

Prerequisites: NRSG 200, 200L, 202, NUTR 339, BIOL 304, 305, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 250, 250L, 260, 260L, 312, or consent of instructor. Support courses: SOC 100 or PSY 100.
Provides opportunity to apply techniques of history taking and physical examination which are used by nurse in identification of patient problems. Includes demonstration and practice of physical assessment methodology.
(Technical activities and laboratory 2 hours, 1 hour independent student practice). Letter grade only (A-F).

331. Critical Care Nursing (2)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, SOC 100, NRSG 250, 250L, 260, 260L, 312, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 301, 331L, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Advanced study of acute and critically ill patient. Focuses on complex knowledge required to provide comprehensive nursing care to patients and families experiencing critical illness or injury. Cultural needs of patients and families are emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

331L. Critical Care Nursing Clinical Studies (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, SOC 100, NRSG 250, 250L, 260, 260L, 312, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 301, 331, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Focuses on application of content presented in NRSG 331 in clinical setting. Emphasis on critical thinking and collaboration with other members of health care team. Will gain experience using advanced technology in this specialized area of nursing.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours)

341. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, SOC 100, NRSG 250, 250L, 260, 260L, 312, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 301, 331, 331L, 341L, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Theory for psychiatric mental health nursing. Exploration of psychosocial concepts, cultural, ethical, economic, and legal influences on mental health including factors relative to wellness-illness of individuals and family groups; development of self-awareness and of the professional role in psychiatric mental health nursing.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

341L. Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Clinical (3)

Prerequisites: PSY 100, SOC 100, NRSG 250, 250L, 260, 260L, 312, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 301, 331, 331L, 341, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Provides clinical experiences to apply theories learned in NRSG 341. Will utilize nursing process to apply theories and implement care for clients with psychiatric/mental health issues.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

353. Legal Aspects of Health Care (2)

Prerequisites: NRSG, 331, 331L, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 361,361L, 372, 372L, or consent of instructor.
Presents legal duties and responsibilities of nurses in delivery of health care services. Professional licensure regulations, scope of nursing practice, and ethical issues related to nursing practice are emphasized.
Letter grade only (A-F).

361. Child Health Care (4)

Prerequisites: NRSG 331, 331L, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG , 353, 361L, 372, 372L, or consent of instructor; satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Theory for pediatric nursing including developmental theories and application of evidence based practice to care for well and ill children, birth through adolescence. Pathophysiologic conditions, nursing interventions, family centered care, cultural diversity, physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development are addressed.
Letter grade only (A-F).

361L. Child Health Care Clinical (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG, 331, 331L, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 353, 361, 372, 372L, or consent of instructor; satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Opportunities to apply concepts from NRSG 361 with a variety of children and their families. Will assess physical, psychological, and cultural issues while planning, implementing, and evaluating age appropriate nursing care for well and ill children.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours)

372. Health Care of the Childbearing Family (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 331, 331L, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 353, 361, 361L, 372L, or consent of instructor; satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Nursing care of the childbearing family including application of life span developmental theories. Concepts of health promotion/disease prevention, cultural diversity, and psychosocial influences are included as well as gynecologic, obstetric, and women’s health nursing care.
Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 371. Letter grade only (A-F).

372L. Women’s Health Care Clinical (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 331, 331L, 341, 341L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 353, 361, 361L, 372, or consent of instructor; satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Provides opportunity to apply theoretical concepts of special physiological, psychological, social, spiritual and cultural needs of women, families and newborns during antepartum, intrapartum, postpartum and newborn transition period in a supervised clinical setting.
Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 371L. Letter grade (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours)

400. Health Care Delivery Systems (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 353, 361, 361L, 372, 372L, or consent of instructor; for RNs: NRSG 309, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 402, 402L, or consent of instructor.
Study of health care delivery systems with emphasis on role of nursing, less well defined problems and their causes, and in-depth study of impact of political, economic and social, ethical, and international issues of health care system.
Letter grade only (A-F).

402. Community Health Nursing (4)

Prerequisites: NRSG 353, 361, 361L, 372, 372L, or consent of instructor; for RNs Nursing 312, 312L, BIOL 304, or consent of instructor Corequisites: NRSG 400, 402L, or consent of instructor; satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Focuses on diverse communities, aggregates, and populations to impact health and/or quality of life as it relates to individuals/families, populations, and systems. Emphasis on prevention and the greater good of the community/population. Course covers disaster preparedness, disaster response.
Letter grade only (A-F).

402L. Community Health Nursing Clinical Studies (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 353, 361, 361L, 372, 372L, or consent of instructor; for RNs: BIOL 304, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 400, 402, or consent of instructor; satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Clinical application of population-focused public health nursing practice with diverse communities. Examination of health and/or quality of life relating to individuals/families, communities and systems. Course covers pertinent health issues within respective clinical settings.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 9 hours)

450. Nursing Research (3)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L. Corequisites: NRSG 451, 452A and 453L or 452B and 454L or 452D and 456L.
Emphasizes application of research theory to evidence-based nursing practice, including ethics in nursing research and research process.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion)

451. Nursing Leadership and Management (2)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L. Corequisites: NRSG 450, 452A and 453L or 452B and 454L or 452D and 456L. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Principles of leadership and management as they apply to front line management positions in healthcare. Emphasison understanding role and responsibilities of professional nurse as leader and manager of patient care services within a variety of settings.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Lecture-Discussion). Not open for credit to students with credit in NRSG 450L.

452A. Advanced Nursing in Critical Care (2)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 453L, 450, 451; or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Emphasizes and utilizes advanced concepts and theories in critical care/emergency department, management and leadership applied to selected populations. Integration of critical care/emergency department nursing knowledgeessential to new professional roles.
Letter grade only. (A-F). (Clinical process)

452B. Advanced Maternal Child Health in Nursing (2)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 454L, 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Emphasizes advanced concepts in maternal child nursing and theories of leadership and management applied to selected maternal child settings. Content focuses on a variety of maternal child populations.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Clinical Process)

452D. Advanced Nursing in Community Mental Health (2)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L, or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 456L, 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Emphasizes and utilizes advanced concepts and theories in community, oncology and mental health nursing. This course utilizes management and leadership theories as a critical element in caring for a variety of patients.
(Clinical Process) Letter grade Only (A-F).

453L. Advanced Nursing in Critical Care Clinical Studies (4)

Prerequisites: NRSG 402, 402L; or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 452A, 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Provides clinical experiences in critical care/emergency department health care delivery systems and application of theories of management and leadership.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 12 hours)

454L. Advanced Nursing in Maternal-Child Clinical Studies (4)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L; or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 452B, 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Provides clinical experiences in application of advanced concepts of maternal-child nursing as well as management and leadership theories.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 12 hours)

456L. Advanced Nursing in Community Mental Health Clinical (4)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L; or consent of instructor. Corequisites: NRSG 452D, 450, 451, or consent of instructor. Satisfactory level ATI testing including remediation as appropriate.
Provides advanced experiences in a clinical setting. Utilizes knowledge gained through-out nursing program to provide care to patients in hospital and community.
Letter grade only (A-F). (Laboratory 12 hours)

458. NCLEX-RN Preparatory Course (1)

Prerequisites: NRSG 400, 402, 402L. Co-Requisites: NRSG 450, 451, 452A and 453L or 452B and 454L or 452D and 456L.
Provides the student with competencies and strategies to enhance transition from student to baccalaureate prepared nurse. Students gain understanding of the role of the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) in developing and administering the RN licensing examination.
Credit/No Credit grading only. Credit reflects work at the level of "B" or better.

481I. Parenting (3)

Prerequisites: Completion of GE foundation requirements, one or more exploration courses, and upper division standing.
Effective parenting with emphasis on common parenting concerns and developmental tasks of parents and children.

482. Health Assessment of the Aging Client (3)

Prerequisites: GERN 400I or equivalent and upper standing or consent of instructor.
Assessment of physical, psycho-social status of aging client as they affect health and well being, and identification of actual or potential health related problems using a variety of tools and techniques.
Same course as GERN 482. Not open for credit to students with credit in GERN 482. (Lecture-Discussion, 3 hrs.)

490. Independent Study (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of any nursing faculty. Students who have made arrangements with a faculty advisor for appropriate learning objectives may enroll.
May be repeated to a maximum of 6 units.

499. /599. Special Topics in Nursing (1-3)

Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.
Topics consistent with contemporary nursing or curricular trends will be announced each semester.
May be repeated to a maximum of 3 units with different topics.