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 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 WRITING FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE: ISSUES IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING (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 requirement. Prerequisites: ENGL 102 or ENGL 190, or equivalent; all first-semester junior-level Nursing courses or Admission to the Degree Completion Option. Core: Advanced Writing Seminar.

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 347 HEALTH ASSESSMENT ACROSS THE LIFE SPAN (3)

Focus on the acquisition of psychomotor and interpersonal skills to perform a health 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 ADULT HEALTH NURSING I: FOUNDATIONS [LEC] (3)

An introduction to the profession of nursing with a focus on historical, theoretical and conceptual knowledge base of foundational nursing care of the adult patients across the lifespan. Corequisites: NURS 361, NURS 3365, NURS 347, & NURS 356C. Prerequisite: admission to the nursing major.

NURS 356C ADULT HEALTH NURSING I: FOUNDATIONS CLINICAL (2)

Focuses on the foundational clinical nursing care of adult patients across the lifespan in the healthcare setting. Graded S/U. Corequisites: NURS 361, NURS 365, NURS 347, and NURS 356. Prerequisite: admission to nursing major.

NURS 358 PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING [LEC] (3)

The focus is on the theoretical and conceptual knowledge base of nursing care for patients experiencing alterations in psychological and social behaviors; preparing undergraduates to acquire knowledge and clinical skills in psychiatric-mental health care across the lifespan. Corequisite: NURS 358C. Prerequisites: all first-term junior-level courses.

NURS 358C PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING [CLINICAL] (2)

Focuses on the nursing care of patients, in a variety of community-based environments, experiencing alterations in psychological and social behaviors. Graded S/U. Corequisite: NURS 358. Prerequisites: successful completion of junior level, first semester nursing courses.

NURS 360 ADULT HEALTH NURSING II [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: successful completion of all first-term junior-level nursing courses.

NURS 360C ADULT HEALTH NURSING II [CLINICAL] (2)

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

NURS 361 PHARMACOLOGY (2)

Pharmacology focuses on the application of pharmacological concepts to nursing practice. The course builds on pre-requisite knowledge of anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and microbiology. Corequisite: NURS 365. Prerequisites: major standing and consent of department.

NURS 365 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (3)

This comprehensive course focuses on human pathophysiological concepts as a basis for nursing practice. Prerequisites: major status and consent of department.

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 DIVERSITY AND SOCIAL JUSTICE IN HEALTHCARE (3)

Examines social, cultural, spiritual, economic, and political determinants of health, equity, and access to health care through the lens of the social justice framework. Prerequisites: junior-level standing in the Nursing Program, admission to the Degree Completion Option, or permission of the department. Core: Diversity & Difference.

NURS 435 NURSING RESEARCH FOR EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE (3)

Emphasis is on further development of critical thinking and professional communication skills through an introduction to the research process with a special emphasis on nursing evidence-based practice. Prerequisites: completion of all courses in junior year or admission to Degree Completion option; basic statistics or biostatistics course (MATH 231 or MATH 237; PSYC 212).

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 473 WOMEN-MATERNAL HEALTH AND NEWBORN NURSING (2)

The focus of this course is the theoretical and conceptual knowledge base of nursing care for women throughout the reproductive lifespan and the newborn. Corequisite: NURS 473C. Prerequisites: all first and second term junior level nursing courses.

NURS 473C WOMEN-MATERNAL HEALTH AND NEWBORN NURSING [CLINICAL] (2)

Focuses on the nursing care of women of reproductive age and their neonates. Graded S/U. Corequisite: NURS 473. Prerequisites: 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 475 CHILD HEALTH (2)

Focuses on the theoretical and conceptual knowledge base for nursing care of families whose children are experiencing alterations in health. Corequisite: NURS 475C. Prerequisites: all first and second term junior level nursing courses.

NURS 475C 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 475. Prerequisites: all first and second term junior level nursing courses.

NURS 476 PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING (3)

Focuses on health promotion and disease prevention at the public health level. It includes theoretical and conceptual knowledge base of nursing care for complex families, aggregates, and communities. Corequisite: NURS 476C. Prerequisites: all nursing courses through Senior level, first semester courses.

NURS 476C PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING [CLINICAL] (2)

Focuses on health promotion and disease prevention at the public health level. It includes nursing care for complex families, aggregates, communities and systems. Graded S/U. Corequisite: NURS 476. Prerequisites: all junior level and senior level, first semester courses completed.

NURS 480 ADULT HEALTH NURSING III (3)

Examines the role of the nurse in providing care to adult medical-surgical clients with acute and complex health care needs. Corequisite: NURS 480C. Prerequisite: senior major status.

NURS 481 TRANSITION TO PRACTICE: LEADERSHIP, QUALITY, AND SAFETY IN COLLABORATIVE HEALTHCARE ENVIRONMENTS (2)

Students will learn to apply leadership concepts and decision-making strategies in implementing holistic, high quality, effective patient outcomes through collaboration, accountability, and care coordination in today’s healthcare climate. Prerequisites: all junior level and first-term senior-level nursing courses.

NURS 483 SENIOR PRACTICUM IMMERSION (4)

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