Nursing Course Sequence
| ||*NUR 238 Human Nutrition ||2 |
| ||+FL Foreign Language ||4 |
| ||*NUR 231 Pathophysiology ||2 |
| ||*NUB 255 Professional Role Socialization II ||1 |
| ||*NUB 210 Fundamentals of Nursing ||4 |
| ||*NUR 104 Dosage Calculations ||1 |
| || || 15 |
| ||+SOC Introduction to Sociology ||3 |
| ||+PHL 130 Human Nature and Person ||3 |
| ||*NUR 200 Pharmacology ||2 |
| ||+PSY 220 Human Growth and Development ||3 |
| ||+HIS 102 History of the Modern World ||3 |
| ||*NUB 220 Nursing Care of the Adult Client ||4 |
| || || 18 |
| || +Intercultural Class ||3 |
| || +THL 105 Introduction to Theology ||3 |
| || *NUB 330 Maternity Nursing ||5 |
| || *NUB 340 Pediatric Nursing ||5 |
| || ||16 |
| ||+PSY 230 Abnormal Psychology ||3 |
| ||+ECN 200/201/202 ||3 |
| ||+PSY 205/BUS 205 Statistics ||3 |
| || +NUB 350 Nursing Care Adult Client II ||5 |
| || *Nursing Elective ||1-2 |
| || || 15-16 |
| ||+HUM 230 Literature/Music/Art ||4 |
| ||*NUB 416 Professional Role Socialization III ||1 |
| ||*NUB 430 Mental Health Nursing ||3 |
| ||*NUB 440 Nursing Care of the Adult Client III ||5 |
| ||*NUB 400 Nursing Research ||2 |
| || || 15 |
| || +HUM 231 Literature/Music/Art ||4 |
| || *NUB 401 Leadership Management ||4 |
| || *NUB 450 Community Health Nursing ||4 |
| || *THL** Theology (200 Level or Above) ||3 |
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| || ||16-17 |
* "C+" or above required for completion
+ "C" or above required for completion
Fundamentals of Nursing 4 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to the BSN program. Corequisites: NUR 104 and 231. This course focuses on the fundamental concepts of nursing as related to the adult with emphasis on the aging adult population. The nursing process is utilized for health promotion and risk reduction with an emphasis on the assessment phase. Clients’ responses to stressors in the physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual dimensions are utilized as the basis for nursing care. Role socialization is embraced with concepts such as the Franciscan values, responsibility, accountability, team concepts, and the evolving role of provider of care, manager of care, and a member of the healthcare profession. Two lecture hours per week and 90 clinical hours per semester.
Nursing Care of the Adult Client I 4 credits
Prerequisite: 210. Corequisites: 255, NUR 104, 200, 231, 238. This course focuses on concepts of care basic to the adult with emphasis on the surgical experience. The nursing process is utilized to identify and respond to client stressors and in prioritization and delivery of care. Adults are assisted in promoting healthy behaviors through health promotion, risk reduction, and disease prevention. Legal and ethical concepts along with the roles of provider of care, manager of care, and member of a healthcare profession are explored as they relate to the assumption of the role of the professional nurse. Two lecture hours per week and 90 clinical hours per semester.
Professional Role Socialization II 1 credit
Prerequisite: NUR 125. The focus of this course is socialization of the student to the profession of nursing. The student explores the core competencies of critical thinking and communication. The professional nurse’s role is examined in relation to legal and ethical issues, and accountability and responsibility of professional nursing practice. The student is encouraged to adopt life-long learning, exhibit professionalism and identify with the values of the nursing profession.
Maternity Nursing 5 credits
Prerequisites: 220, 255, NUR 200, 231, 238, PSY 220. Corequisite: 340. This course provides the student an opportunity to apply concepts of nursing to the care of the maternity client and the childbearing family. The nursing process is utilized to evaluate the childbearing family’s response to stressors within a holistic, multi-dimensional framework including physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual. Childbearing families are assisted in promoting healthy behaviors in order to move toward optimal wellness.
Pediatric Nursing 5 credits
Prerequisites: 220, 255, NUR 200,231, 238, PSY 220. Corequisite: 330. This course provides the student an opportunity to incorporate concepts of nursing unique to the care of children from infancy through adolescence. The nursing process is utilized to evaluate the child and family’s response to stressors. The needs of the child and family are analyzed in all dimensions. Dimensions include physiological, psychological, sociocultural, developmental, and spiritual aspects of nursing care. The child’s family is assisted in developing behaviors that promote, maintain and restore health. 45 lecture hours and 90 clinical hours per semester.
Nursing Care of Adult Client II 5 credits
Prerequisites: 220. Corequisites: PSY 205, 230. This course provides the student with an opportunity to integrate knowledge of health promotion, risk reduction, disease prevention, and illness and disease management for selected disease processes affecting adult clients and families. The student utilizes the nursing process within a caring environment in collaboration with other healthcare professionals to implement and evaluate plans of care that prevent or reduce stressors, strengthen defense strategies, and meet identified needs of the adult client and family. Three lecture hours per week, 90 clinical hours per semester.
Research in Health Care 2 credits
Prerequisites: 350, PSY 205. This course is an introduction to the research process and develops beginning strategies for critiquing healthcare research for use in practice. Issues surrounding ethical and legal considerations are discussed with emphasis on the human rights of human subjects. Approaches to healthcare research, research questions, methodology, analysis of data, and description of results are integrated within the course.
Leadership and Management 4 credits
Prerequisites: 400, 416, 430, 440. The history and theories of leadership and management and current evolution of healthcare systems provide the framework for this course. Selected concepts include leadership style, decision-making, motivation, change, healthcare delivery systems, human and material resource management, budget development, communication, and ethical and moral principles. Analyses of personal leadership styles, research projects, and collaborative work with clinical preceptors foster critical thinking in the integration of theory to the clinical leadership role. Two lecture hours per week and 90 clinical hours per semester.
Professional Role Development III 1 credit
Prerequisite: 255. The focus of this course is the transition from student to the roles of the professional nurse in the healthcare setting and community. Selected topics include resume development, interview skills, networking, career goals, graduate education, accountability, and responsibility to the profession and to society, political activism, and life-long learning. Current trends and issues in nursing are explored.
Mental Health Nursing 3 credits
Prerequisites: 330, 340, 350, PSY 230. The focus of this course is to synthesize knowledge of basic concepts of mental health nursing as applied to individuals, groups, and families. The student utilizes the nursing process within a caring environment to promote, maintain, and restore health. Management of direct and indirect care of clients, therapeutic communications, and research findings in the practice of nursing are emphasized. Two lecture hours per week and 90 clinical hours per semester.
Nursing Care of the Adult Client III – Complex 5 credits
Prerequisite: 350. The focus of this course is to synthesize knowledge of nursing science, liberal arts, and natural and behavioral sciences as applied to complex clients. Coordination of direct and indirect care of complex clients and collaboration with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team are emphasized. Two lecture hours per week and 90 clinical hours per semester.
Community Health Nursing 4 credits
Prerequisites: 400, 416, 430, 440. The focus of the course is to synthesize knowledge of nursing concepts as applied to individuals, family, and community. The nursing process is used to promote, maintain, and restore health in the community across environments, as well as provide healthcare that is sensitive to the needs of vulnerable populations across the lifespan. Management of direct and indirect care of socioculturally diverse clients and aggregates is emphasized as well as application of research findings in the practice of community health nursing. Two lecture hours per week and 90 clinical hours per semester.
Dosage Calculations 1 credit
This course provides a review of basic mathematics skills necessary to calculate drug dosage for medication administration. It includes working with decimals and fractions, converting among the metric, apothecary, and household systems of measurement, and solving problems to determine accurate dosages. This course promotes a competent knowledge base in the area of drug calculation and administration.
Professional Role Socialization – Pre-Nursing Course 1 credit
This course focuses on socialization into the role of nurse through examination of nursing history and philosophy, education, and career development. Ethical and legal foundations of nursing practice are discussed in the context of current issues and trends.
Pharmacology 2 credits
Prerequisites: BIO 223, 224, and admission to nursing major or faculty permission. This course provides the student with knowledge of the physiological actions, therapeutic uses, and safe administration of selected drugs. The nursing process is used as a framework to explore specific nursing actions with rationales on administration, therapeutic effects, adverse effects, drug interactions, and patient/client education.
Pathophysiology 3 credits
Prerequisites: BIO 223, 224, and admission to nursing major or faculty permission. This course focuses on the physiologic and structural changes that occur during a pathologic process. The impact of disease is then studied through its alteration of normal body processes. The body’s ability to adjust to the stress of disease is also addressed. Competency testing available.
Human Nutrition 2 credits
Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing major or faculty permission. Study of normal nutrition as a science including: components and impact of various eating patterns; functions and sources of nutrients and other food constituents; use of food by the body; effects of sociopsychological, physical, and environmental factors throughout the life cycle, but with primary emphasis on the adult. In addition, a foundation for implementing nutrition care in acute and community settings is provided. Required for AN and BSN nursing majors. Two lecture hours per week.