Nursing (NURS)

NURS 323 CRISIS AND STRESS MANAGEMENT (3)

Integrated, comprehensive, multicomponent approach to crisis intervention in a variety of individuals, groups, and settings. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or HLTH 101.

NURS 330 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: BRIDGE (3)

Conceptual framework of Department of Nursing, including health, health promotion, and maintenance for clients throughout the life span. Prerequisite: admission to Nursing major, RN in the state of Maryland.

NURS 331 PROFESSIONAL NURSING I: INTRODUCTION (2)

Introduces students to the professional role of nursing. Encompasses the conceptual framework of the Department of Nursing. Prerequisite: admission to the Nursing major.

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. Prerequisite: admission to Nursing Program.

NURS 333 PROFESSIONAL NURSING III: ISSUES (3)

Advanced writing course for nursing that focuses on social policy and the contemporary issues and challenges of the healthcare system and nursing. Requires grade of C or better to fulfill Core or GenEd requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or ENGL 190; all first-semester junior-level Nursing courses or Admission to the Degree Completion Option. Core: Advanced Writing Seminar or GenEd I.D.

NURS 340 PATHOPHARMACOLOGY (5)

This comprehensive course focuses on human pathophysiological and pharmacological concepts as a basis for nursing practice. Prerequisite: admission to the Nursing Program.

NURS 341 ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH (3)

Pathophysiologic processes of human illness across the life span. Adaptive and maladaptive responses to stress are examined. Prerequisites: admission to the Nursing major; NURS 331 (may be taken concurrently).

NURS 343 PHARMACOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS (2)

Pharmacologic agents commonly used in treatment of disease states and the nursing responsibilities involved. Prerequisites: admission to the Nursing major; NURS 331 and NURS 341 (may be taken concurrently).

NURS 345 TECHNOLOGY & THERAPEUTIC INTERVENTIONS (2)

Technological, psychomotor and psychosocial skills used by the nurse in the provider of care role. Prerequisites: admission to the Nursing major; NURS 331, NURS 341, NURS 343, NURS 347 (may be taken concurrently).

NURS 347 HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN (3)

Acquisition of skills for physical and psychosocial assessment across the lifespan. Prerequisite: admission to the Nursing Program.

NURS 349 HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND HEALTH PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN (4)

Major concepts of health, health promotion and maintenance, and therapeutic communication. Focuses on the acquisition of skills for physical and psychosocial assessment across the lifespan. Students who have successfully completed NURS 347 will not receive additional credit for NURS 349. Prerequisites: admission to the Degree Completion Option or permission of the Department.

NURS 351 NURSING PRACTICE I: HEALTH PROMOTION ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN (4)

Major concepts of health, health promotion and maintenance for clients throughout the life span. Initial experience in the provider role of the professional nurse. Prerequisites: admission to the nursing major; NURS 331, NURS 341, NURS 343, NURS 345, and NURS 347 (may be taken concurrently).

NURS 353 NURSING PRACTICE II: ADULT HEALTH (5)

Nursing care of adults experiencing alterations in health. Application of critical thinking skills and therapeutic nursing interventions in a variety of community- based environments. Prerequisite: completion of all courses in junior year, first term.

NURS 356 NURS & HEALTHCARE I: FOUNDATIONS [LEC] (3)

Focuses on the theoretical and conceptual knowledge base of foundational nursing care for adult patients/clients. Corequisite: NURS 356C. Prerequisite: admission to the Nursing Program.

NURS 356C NURSING AND HEALTHCARE I: FOUNDATIONS CLINICAL (2)

Focuses on the foundational nursing care of adult patients/clients in the healthcare setting. Grading S/U. Corequisites: NURS 332, NURS 340, NURS 347 and NURS 356. Prerequisite: admission to Nursing Program.

NURS 358 NURSING AND HEALTHCARE III: MENTAL HEALTH [LEC] (3)

Focuses on the theoretical and conceptual knowledge base of nursing care for patients experiencing alterations in psychological and social behaviors. Corequisite: NURS 358C. Prerequisites: all first-term junior-level courses.

NURS 358C NURSING AND HEALTHCARE III: MENTAL HEALTH CLINICAL (2)

Focuses on the nursing care of patients, in a variety of community based environments, experiencing alterations in psychological and social behaviors. Grading S/U. Corequisite: NURS 358. Prerequisite: all first term junior-level nursing courses.

NURS 360 NURSING AND HEALTHCARE II: ADULT HEALTH & ILLNESS [LEC] (3)

Focuses on the theoretical and conceptual knowledge base of nursing care for the adult patient/client experiencing common illnesses. Corequisite: NURS 360C. Prerequisite: all first-term junior-level nursing courses.

NURS 360C NURSING AND HEALTHCARE II: ADULT HEALTH & ILLNESS CLINICAL (2)

Focuses on nursing care of adults experiencing common illness. Graded S/U. Corequisite: NURS 360. Prerequisite: all first-term junior-level nursing courses.

NURS 404 HEALTH CARE: INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH (3)

Health care in America, exploring societal factors, resources, social policy, health care delivery, legal and ethical issues. Prerequisite: junior/senior status.

NURS 410 SPIRITUALITY, HEALTH, AND NURSING PRACTICE (3)

Application of theory and research in spiritual care of diverse client populations across the life span and development of spiritual self-care plan of the provider. Prerequisites: One clinical course in nursing, RN status, or consent of instructor.

NURS 416 CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN HEALTH CARE (3)

Provides a basic theoretical framework that will enable the student to apply multicultural health care principles and concepts in their professional practice. An awareness of cultural influence on the biological, psychological, sociological, intellectual, and spiritual dimensions of the individual is developed and specific health care values and practices of different cultural groups are identified. International health care perspectives and issues are emphasized in the recipient and provider role. Prerequisites: junior-level standing in the Nursing Program, admission to the Degree Completion Option, or permission of the department. Core: Diversity & Difference.

NURS 435 PROFESSIONAL III: RESEARCH IN NURSING (3)

Develops the foundation to understand and utilize the research process in evidence-based nursing practice. Prerequisites: a basic statistics or biostatistics course (MATH 231 or MATH 237; PSYC 212) and completion of all junior level, first and second term nursing courses or Admission to the Degree Completion Option with completion of required basic statistics or biostatistics course.

NURS 460 NURSING & HEALTHCARE IV: OLDER ADULTS (2)

Utilizes the nursing process as it relates to the unique needs of older adults. Prerequisite: all first and second term junior-level nursing courses or Admission to the Degree Completion Option.

NURS 470 SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING (1-3)

An examination of current and evolving topics in nursing. The specific requirements and prerequisites will vary with each topic and will be designated by the department. May be repeated for credit provided a different topic is covered.

NURS 472 NURSING AND HEALTHCARE V: FAMILY HEALTH [LEC] (3)

Focuses on the theoretical and conceptual knowledge base of nursing care for women & families throughout the reproductive lifespan. Corequisite: NURS 472C. Prerequisite: all first and second term junior level nursing courses.

NURS 472C NURSING AND HEALTHCARE V: FAMILY HEALTH CLINICAL (2)

Focuses on nursing care of reproductive aged women and their neonates. Graded S/U. Corequisite: NURS 472. Prerequisite: all first and second term junior level nursing courses.

NURS 474 NURSING AND HEALTHCARE VI: CHILD HEALTH [LEC] (3)

Focuses on the theoretical and conceptual knowledge base for nursing care of families whose children are experiencing alterations in health. Corequisite: NURS 474C. Prerequisites: all first and second term junior level nursing courses.

NURS 474C NURSING AND HEALTHCARE VI: CHILD HEALTH CLINICAL (2)

Focuses on the nursing care of children and families experiencing alterations in health. Students will apply critical thinking skills and therapeutic nursing interventions in a variety of environments. Graded S/U. Corequisite: NURS 474. Prerequisites: all first and second term junior level nursing courses.

NURS 476 NURSING AND HEALTHCARE VII: COMMUNITY HEALTH [LEC] (3)

Focuses on the theoretical and conceptual knowledge base of nursing care for complex families, aggregates, and communities. Corequisite: NURS 476C. Prerequisites: all junior level and first-term senior-level nursing courses or Admission to the Degree Completion Option.

NURS 476C NURSING AND HEALTHCARE VII: COMMUNITY HEALTH CLINICAL (2)

Focuses on the nursing care of complex families, aggregates, and communities. Graded S/U. Corequisite: NURS 476. Prerequisites: all junior level and first-term senior-level nursing courses.

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. Prerequisite: all junior level nursing courses.

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. Prerequisites: all junior level and first-term senior-level nursing courses or Admission to the Degree Completion Option.

NURS 485 CLINICAL PRACTICUM (3)

Clinical practicum that focuses on refining clinical knowledge and skills used in the professional practice of nursing. Grading: S/U. Prerequisites: all junior level and first-term senior-level nursing courses.

NURS 486 SEMINAR IN NURSING (1)

Selected topic in nursing and healthcare through enhanced integration of knowledge in theory and practice. May be repeated for a total of 2 units provided a different topic is taken each time. Prerequisite: admission to the Degree Completion Option or permission of the Department.

NURS 489 DEGREE COMPLETION PRACTICUM (3)

Clinical Practicum for the RN student with a focus on leadership and community healthcare. Prerequisites: admission to the Degree Completion option; must be licensed as RN in Maryland or compact state; senior standing; NURS 333, NURS 349, NURS 416, NURS 435, NURS 460 or NURS 486, NURS 476, and NURS 484 (NURS 476 and 484 may be taken concurrently with NURS 489).

NURS 491 DIRECTED READINGS (1-3)

Independent reading designed to explore topics and/or issues of special interest to the practice of nursing. Prerequisites: completion of all 300-level nursing courses and permission of chair of the department.

NURS 493 INDEPENDENT STUDY (1-3)

Directed study designed to provide an in-depth educational experience in nursing. Topics related to theory and practice of nursing. Prerequisites: completion of all 300-level nursing courses or equivalent and permission of chair of the department.

NURS 494 TRAVEL STUDY IN NURSING (3-9)

Historical and contemporary socio-political factors that guide the delivery of health care to various population groups in other countries. May be repeated for a maximum of 9 units. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.