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Accelerated Nursing Courses

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   105                                           1 (crs.)

Introduction to Professional Nursing

This is an introductory course designed to acclimate students to the profession of nursing. Nursing's role within a profession will be discussed. The concepts of professionalism and critical thinking will be introduced. The course will also emphasize the personal insight, capabilities and skills needed for successful baccalaureate education. Prerequisites: Acceptance into Accelerated Nursing Program.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   203                                           3 (crs.)

Accel Caring & Human Behavior: The Foundations of Nursing Practice

A beginning nursing course introducing the student to the concept of caring and the foundations of professional nursing practice including basic concepts of human behavior.  Nursing's historical development, health care delivery systems, the nurse's role in promoting the health of the community, ways of knowing, critical thinking, and the nursing process are explored.  Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on the personal development of caring as the basis for nursing practice.  The importance of effective communication with individuals, families and groups in order to develop caring relationships is emphasized. Theories of human behavior are discussed and basic mental health concepts are introduced.  Selected behaviors compromising health are also included.  Prerequisites:  Acceptance into the Accelerated Nursing Program and Successful completion of the previous courses or consent of instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   206                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Health Assessment Theory

This course focuses on the skills needed to complete a systematic health assessment of the child and adult client.  Assessment of cultural differences and developmental stages of the individual is included. Therapeutic communication and interviewing skills are used to obtain a health history.  Family assessment and nursing process are introduced.  Pre/Co-requisites:  Acceptance into the Accelerated Program and successful completion of previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   207                                           1 (crs.)

Accel Health Assessment Lab

This course provides the College laboratory practice necessary to obtain the psychomotor and communication skills necessary to complete a systematic health assessment. The course includes inspection, auscultation, palpation, and percussion techniques necessary to perform a physical examination.  Cultural and developmental implications of the health appraisal are addressed.  Prerequisites:  Acceptance into the Accelerated Program and successful completion of previous program courses or consent of instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   214                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Nursing: Aging Client System

This course is an exploration of the role of the nurse in the health care of older adults from a family development perspective.  The course is designed to build upon previous and concurrent content in adult development, and adult health.  Theories of aging and nursing theories are analyzed as bases for nursing care.  Issues common to the aging client system are addressed and nursing implications are derived.  Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   307                                           1 (crs.)

Accel Skills Lab

A laboratory course focusing on selected psychomotor skills correlating with the Adult Health I and II theory and Adult I and II clinical courses. Laboratory experiences are designed to examine the theory and principles, as well as provide opportunities to develop and refine the neuromuscular coordination in skill performance.  Basic nursing skills and scientific principles of nursing care will be introduced.  Emphasis will be placed upon development of nursing skills and competencies in a simulated clinical setting.  Prerequisites: Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor; Certified Nursing Assistant Certification.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   310                                           3 (crs.)

Adult Health with Pharmacologic Implications

The nursing process is applied in the care of adults who are experiencing non-complex acute illness episodes. The nursing interventions that utilize concepts of restorative care and health promotion are emphasized to promote health. Concepts of caring and client empowerment will be used. The environments that influence restorative care and health promotion will be explored and utilized. Systematic inquiry related to restorative nursing including the related nursing responsibilities. This course provides an overview of the clinical application of classifications of drugs on human systems. The use, action, response, side effects and adverse reactions for selected major drug classifications will be presented to correlate with the diseases/illnesses included in the Adult Health I content. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Accelerated Program and successful completion of previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   312                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Adult Health I Theory

The nursing process is applied in the care of adults who are experiencing non-complex acute illness episodes.  The nursing interventions that utilize concepts of restorative care and health promotion are emphasized to promote health. Concepts of caring and client empowerment will be used.  The environments that influence restorative care and health promotion will be explored and utilized.  Systematic inquiry related to restorative care and health promotion will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   313                                           1 (crs.)

Accel Adult Health I Clinical

This clinical course will use the theory presented in the Adult Health I as a basis for interacting with adult client systems in a variety of environments.  Clinical experiences will provide opportunities for students to take part in the health restoration of adult client systems using various models of coordinated care to provide opportunities to help clients/patients recover.  This may include home follow-up, coordinating care needs and referral to or arrangements for community resources.  Clinical activities also provide a rich source of knowledge and skill development.  Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   314                                           3 (crs.)

Accel Adult Health II Theory

The focus of this course will be the utilization of the nursing process in the care of adult clients in various environments who have chronic conditions, complex conditions, or multi-system failure. The nursing interventions that utilize concepts of restorative care and health promotion are emphasized.  Concepts of caring and client empowerment introduced in Adult Health I will be further expanded upon.  The environments that influence restorative care and health promotion will be explored and utilized.  Systematic inquiry related to restorative care and health promotion will be emphasized.  The student will also be exposed to the concept of coordinated care. This course focuses on the science of food and nutrients and the important part nutrition plays in the prevention and treatment of illness.  The use of nutritional therapy will be explored as it relates to physiological problems of various body systems.  Students will apply principles of normal nutrition and basic assessment in planning nutritional care.  Throughout the course emphasis will be placed on the role of the health professional in assisting the client toward optimal nutritional habits and the restoration and promotion of health.  Prerequisites: Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   315                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Adult Health II Clinical

This course will focus on the application of the nursing process to promote optimal health in clients with acute problems, chronic health problems or acute exacerbations of chronic impairments.  While the focus in on the individual client, the influences of family and community systems are also appreciated in the provision of care.  The tertiary level of prevention is emphasized, while primary and secondary prevention strategies are also implemented as appropriate.  While the emphasis is on the unique contributions of nursing, the multidisciplinary approach to providing care to clients with long-term health needs is also recognized.  Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   328                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Research

A two-credit course focusing on using research in practice.  This course builds on a firm grounding in and an appreciation for the use of literature and inquiry in learning.  The course assumes a close interrelationship of practice, theory and research in which each is viewed as essential and supporting to the other.  Selected processes of research will be used to help students assume responsibilities as a member of a professional discipline, i.e., remaining current in practice, evaluating care and practice, promoting quality and seeking ways to improve practice or gain insights into current care and treatment modalities. Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   336                                           1 (crs.)

Accel Pharmacology I

This course focuses on pharmacologic interventions in nursing including the related nursing responsibilities.  This course provides an overview of the clinical application of classifications of drugs on human systems.  The use, action, response, side effects and adverse reactions for selected major drug classifications will be presented to correlate with Adult Health I and Pathophysiology I.  Prerequisites: Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   346                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Pharmacology II

This course focuses on pharmacologic interventions in nursing including the related nursing responsibilities.   This course provides an overview of the clinical application of classifications of drugs on human systems.  The use, action, response, side effects and adverse reactions for selected major drug classifications will be presented.  Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   348                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Pathophysiology I

I. The first of two courses focusing on the characteristics and manifestations of disease caused by alterations or injury to the body structure or functions. Conditions in which altered metabolism, inadequate supply and use of oxygen; altered blood and nutrient transport; fluid, electrolyte and acid-base imbalances and altered structures of bones and/or muscles are discussed.  The body defenses, including the stress response and the interrelationship of the physical, emotional, and psychological responses in actual disease or disease threat are included in the course.  Prerequisites: Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   358                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Pathophysiology II

II. The second of two courses focusing on the characteristics and manifestations of disease caused by alterations or injury to the structure or function of the body.  A section on the physiology of pain and its significance as a symptom is also included.  Common disease conditions are discussed and serve as a prototype in understanding the pathophysiology, which can occur in the body systems and includes neural dysfunction, abnormal cell growth or function, and impaired renal function.  The discussion of endocrine and hormonal alterations and disorders of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, introduced in Pathophysiology I, continues in this second course.  Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   404                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Legal and Ethical Care Practice

This course introduces the legal and ethical foundations of nursing practice. It will provide an understanding of the underlying legal and ethical principles on which nursing practice is based and emphasize the nurse's fiduciary role as a patient advocate. It focuses on both the rights and responsibilities of the professional nurse and the patient and examines use of the professional standards of practice. Pre/Co-requisites: Acceptance into the Accelerated Nursing Program and successful completion of the previous courses or consent of instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   411                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Selective Clinical: Childbearing Families

A clinical course, which utilizes the theory present in Nursing 412 as a basis for clinical activity related to the holistic health care of the childbearing client system in its unique context.  The course provides a variety of opportunities in which the student will apply concurrently and previously learned theory in providing and coordinating care and health promotion activities for the childbearing family.  The nursing student will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge through communication with individuals, families and through implementation of nursing interventions and the nursing process in the acute care setting. Prerequisites: Acceptance into the Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   412                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Nursing: Childbearing Families

The childbearing family and the nurse's role in the holistic health care and health promotion of the childbearing family are the focus of this course.  Individuals and changing relationships within the family will be addressed from a family development perspective.  Normal physiological changes as well as psychosocial, environmental, and cultural influences and path physiological processes occurring during the reproductive cycle are included.  Prerequisites: Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   416                                           3 (crs.)

Accel Nursing: Communities

An overview of the nursing roles of provider and coordinator of care and member for client systems of aggregates, and communities.  Using relevant research, the diversity of these systems and their contexts is addressed as a basis for comprehensive community health services and primary health care.  The nurse's responsibilities to these client systems as a member of the profession are highlighted.  Prerequisites: Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   418                                           3 (crs.)

Accel Family & Community Nursing

A clinical course in which holistic care of individual, family, aggregate and community client systems including childbearing and/or child/adolescent families is implemented.  Students will have opportunities to use the nursing process and provided nursing care that reflects sensitivity to cultural, social, political, ethical and environmental factors affecting health.  Multiple settings and diverse client systems will enable students to participate in nursing as a provider, designer, manager and coordinator of care.  Standards of Family and Community Nursing will be utilized to guide practice.  Prerequisites: Acceptance into accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   419                                           3 (crs.)

Accel Senior Clinical Synthesis

A senior-level capstone course designed to facilitate the student in preparing for role transition to the practice of the entry-level professional nurse.  Students collaboratively plan the experience with a faculty advisor and professional registered nurse who has been approved to serve as a preceptor to the student. The experience can be arranged to focus upon one specific setting or to create an experience in which a variety of settings are merged where the student can practice the knowledge, skills and attitudes inherent in professional nursing.  In this capstone experience the student has the opportunity to study various definitions of primary health care and to relate these ideas to the professional roles of provider of care, coordinator of care and member of the profession within a variety of clinical internship experiences.  Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   423                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Nursing: Selective Clinical Children & Adolescents

Clinical practice in inpatient and/or acute care of ambulatory care settings based on application of clinical decision making in the nursing care of the pediatric client with selected health problems resulting from pathophysiological processes and the illness experience.  Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   424                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Nursing: Children and Adolescents

Role of the nurse in the health care of the child and adolescent from a family development perspective will be explored.  The study of common physiological, behavioral, and psychosocial conditions are addressed as well as treatments, nursing interventions, and health promotion activities related to children and adolescents in their unique contexts.  Primary health care needs of children and adolescents are addressed.  Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   426                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Mental Health Theory

The discussion of psychiatric/mental health nursing theory as applied to clients with mental health needs.  Theoretical explanations of mental health and mental illness, manifestations and classifications of mental illness, major treatment modalities, and psychosocial interventions are discussed within the context of the broad sociocultural environment.  While considering ethical, legal, and economic aspects, the nursing process in alteration in mental health functioning is emphasized.  Prerequisites: Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   427                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Mental Health Clinical

This course will focus on the application of the nursing process to promote optimal health in clients and/or aggregates with acute or persistent impairments in mental health functioning.  The attainment of therapeutic relationships to address mental health needs is stressed.  The unique contributions of the nurse as a collaborating member of the interdisciplinary mental health treatment team are emphasized.  Critical thinking is encouraged as the student considers the emotional and sociocultural contexts of care, including legal and ethical issues.  Prerequisites: Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   428                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Select Clinical: Aging Client System

Clinical practice in inpatient and/or acute care of long-term care setting based on application of clinical decision making in the nursing care of the geriatric client system with selected health problems resulting from pathophysiological processes and the illness experience.  Prerequisites:  Acceptance into Accelerated Program and successful completion of the previous program courses or consent of the instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   437                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Leadership and Management in Nursing

This theory course focuses on the leadership and management responsibilities of the professional nurse as designer, manager, coordinator of care, and member of the profession. Emphasis is on facilitating growth in enhancing the qualities of mind and character essential to act in the public interest locally and globally to improve healthcare outcomes. Theories of leadership, decision-making, change, delegation, conflict management, advocacy, and continuous quality improvement are included in this course. Prerequisites; Acceptance into the Accelerated Nursing Program and successful completion of the previous courses or consent of instructor.

 

 

Accelerated Nursing Program   490                                           2 (crs.)

Accel Advanced Concepts/Capstone

This course is designed to facilitate the transition from student to nurse generalist. Students will utilize advanced reasoning in care of patients a cross the lifespan. Emphasis will be on nursing concepts within a framework of quality, safety, patient-centered, collaborative, evidenced-based, and cost-effective care. The role of the nurse as a caring and scholarly leader of the interdisciplinary team will be implemented. Current topics in professional nursing are discussed in depth in relation to the implications for nursing and health care. Prerequisites: Acceptance to the Accel Option and successful completion of previous Accel courses or consent of the instructor.

 

Collaborative Nursing Courses


Nursing Collaborative Program   317                                           3 (crs.)

Health Assessment

Health History and Patient Assessment (N317) is a course for registered nurses emphasizing the skills essential to the assessment aspects of the nursing process. The course purpose is to broaden learners' knowledge base and increase their assessment skills and ability to recognize the wide range of "normal" health status in a clinical setting. The knowledge from this course is immediately applicable to everyday patient care. Pre/Co-requisite: Registered nurse (ADN or diploma) and pre-nursing general education courses or consent of department. (3+1)

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   341                                           4 (crs.)

Theoretical Foundations

Selected concepts and theories pertinent to the practice of professional nursing are developed. Historical, legal, cultural, economic and social factors that influence nursing and health care delivery are analyzed. Various philosophical perspectives upon professional nursing practice are considered. Nursing theories are addressed as frameworks for practice. Strategies are discussed for analyzing and managing ethical dilemmas in nursing and health care. Prerequisite: Registered nurse (ADN or diploma) and pre-nursing general education courses or consent of department.

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   407                                           3 (crs.)

Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice

Philosophical perspectives, theories, and standards are applied to the practice of professional nursing. Factors influencing nursing/health care delivery are analyzed. Professional communication skills are enhanced. This is a writing emphasis course.

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   434                                           3 (crs.)

Nursing Research

This course stresses the role of the nurse as a researcher and research consumer. It includes both quantitative and qualitative research. Skills necessary to critically read and evaluate nursing research and to utilize the results of research in practice are developed. The historical, legal and ethical aspects of nursing research are considered. Pre/Co-requisite: Collaborative Nursing Program 317 and Collaborative Nursing Program 341 or consent of department.

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   437                                           4 (crs.)

Management and Leadership

Examine nursing leadership and management using relevant theories and concepts. Explores leadership development, managing change, supervision, collaboration, critical thinking, communication and self-evaluation. Pre/Co-requisite: Collaborative Nursing Program 317 and Collaborative Nursing Program 341 or consent of department.

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   441                                           3 (crs.)

Chronic Care Management

Exploration of interaction of biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors important to understanding management of chronic conditions at the individual, family, community, and societal levels.

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   444                                           3 (crs.)

Community Health Nursing

This course introduces the learner to community health nursing concepts, roles and skills necessary to promote, protect and improve the health of individuals, families and populations in the community. Theoretical perspectives on individual, family and population health, epidemiology, levels of prevention, community as client, community assessment, and population-focused nursing interventions are addressed. Societal, cultural, political and environmental determinants of health along with ethical issues and principles of public policy and collaboration to protect and improve the health of the community are presented. Pre/Co-requisite: Collaborative Nursing Program 317 and Collaborative Nursing Program 341 or consent of department.

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   446                                           3 (crs.)

Research and Evidence-Based Practice

This course introduces the importance of research to improve clinical practice, strategies to evaluate the quality of research and evidence, and increase integration of research into practice.

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   447                                           3 (crs.)

Leadership and Management

Examines nursing leadership and management using relevant theories and concepts. Analyze decision-making in relation to communication, delegation, supervision and group process.

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   453                                           3 (crs.)

Information Management and Healthcare Technology

Utilize computer and information/decision science to support quality and safety in health care. Explore informatics issues and examine nursing's role in healthcare technology. Opportunities to use and master various healthcare technologies and healthcare data will be given.

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   454                                           3 (crs.)

Community Health

Nursing care of populations and communities to facilitate optimal health outcomes.

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   491                                           3 (crs.)

Clinical Pharmacology

The course is designed for RN completion students with a basic knowledge of pharmacology. This course examines various pharmaceutical and nonpharmaceutical agents administered by nurses in various health care environments. Pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic components of drug actions will be reviewed. Use of the nursing process will enhance the nurse's comprehension of specific pharmaceutical agents, their action(s), side effect(s) or complication(s), interactions, and contraindications and precautions. Herbal remedies and over-the-counter agents will be examined. Research related to pharmaceutical agents, polypharmacy, ethics, and cultural considerations will be investigated. Online resources will be used to obtain information about pharmaceutical agents and herbal remedies. Issues of drug abuse and addiction will be covered. Prerequisite: Collaborative Nursing students only or consent of department.

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   492                                           3 (crs.)

Pathophysiology

Pathophysiology (N395) is a three-credit course for registered nurses. The purpose of the course is to broaden the student's knowledge base, and increase the student's understanding of pathophysiology of diseases students meet with on a daily basis. The knowledge from this course is immediately applicable to everyday patient care. Collaborative nursing students only or consent of department.

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   495                                           1-5 (crs.)

Special Topics

Special topics in nursing health care are offered. Course content is expected to differ from offering to offering. Prerequisite: Admitted to CNP Program or consent of instructor. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing Collaborative Program   496                                           3 (crs.)

Special Topics

Special topics in nursing health care are offered. Course content is expected to differ from offering to offering. Prerequisite: Admitted to CNP Program or consent of instructor. (Elective)


Nursing Courses


Nursing     6                                           0 (crs.)

Nursing RN

All registered nurse students except those in a course offered by UW Oshkosh are required to register for the course (Nursing RN) each term. Other nursing students may be placed in NURSING 6 at the discretion of the program director. Prerequisite: Admission to UW Oshkosh and Registered Nurse. Pass/Fail course.

 

 

Nursing   105                                           1 (crs.)

Introduction to Professional Nursing

This is a pre-nursing course designed to introduce students to the profession of nursing.  Nursing's historical development, health care delivery systems, and the nurse's roles will be discussed.  The concepts of professionalism and critical thinking will be introduced.  The course will also emphasize the personal insight, capabilities and skills needed for successful baccalaureate education.  Corequisites:  Nursing 200, Psychology 291, or Educational Foundations 377 and a Declared Pre-nursing Majors only.

 

 

Nursing   120                                           3 (crs.)

Health Care System - Consumer Perspective

This course is intended to help the individual become a knowledgeable and responsible consumer of health care services by examining the progress and dilemmas in health care delivery. Content focuses on the patterns of health care utilization and delivery within the United States, the role of the United States in international health and factors influencing health care resources in international health. Projects will assist the student in investigating health care services available for a variety of potential health concerns. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   200                                           3 (crs.)

Growth, Development and Health across the Life Span (XS)(SS)

This course examines growth and development as well as selected health entities from prenatal period through late adulthood. This will include discussion of physical growth and changes including fine and gross motor skill development. Also, included are concepts related to psychosocial development such as sensory, personality, language, gender identity, and moral development. Factors such as nutrition, sleep, exercise, environment and relationships, which are integral to achieving healthy growth and development are included.

 

 

Nursing   204                                           3 (crs.)

Caring and the Foundations of Nursing

This course introduces the student to the concepts of caring, the nursing process employing critical thinking, and human behavior as they relate to the nursing practice. The importance of effective communication with individuals, families and groups in order to develop caring relationships is emphasized.  Health care challenges related to human behaviors are explored:  stress, anxiety, grief, and crisis.  Throughout the course, there is an emphasis on the personal development of caring as the basis for nursing practice. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional major or consent of department. Special course fees apply.

 

 

Nursing   205                                           2 (crs.)

Clinical: Aging Client

This course will focus on the application of the nursing process in the care of aging clients in diverse settings. The liberal arts pre-nursing courses and concurrent nursing core courses are foundational for building concepts. Emphasis will be on nursing concepts within a frame work of quality, safety, patient-centered, evidence-based, and cost-effective care. Prerequisite: Admission to professional major or permission of Undergraduate Program Director.

 

 

Nursing   206                                           2 (crs.)

Health Assessment

This course focuses on the skills needed to complete a systematic health assessment of the child and adult client. Assessment of cultural differences and developmental stages of the individual is included. Therapeutic communication and interviewing skills are used to obtain a health history. Family assessment and nursing processes are introduced. Pre/Co-requisite: Admitted to professional major or permission of Undergraduate Program Director. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional major or consent of department.

 

 

Nursing   210                                           2-3 (crs.)

Images and Experiences: Nursing and the Humanities

This course explores the relationship of the humanities to nurses and nursing care from a historical, philosophical and literary perspective. Course activities are designed to develop an appreciation of the utilization of the humanities which may affect the development of the nursing profession. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   212                                           1 (crs.)

Application of Assessment and Foundation Skills

This course introduces professional nursing practice. Laboratory instruction will facilitate the safe performance of the communication and psychomotor skills necessary to complete a systematic health assessment along with providing nursing care. Emphasis will be on nursing concepts within a framework of quality, safety, patient-centered, evidence-based, and cost-effective care. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional Major or consent of department. Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Nursing   213                                           1 (crs.)

Therapeutic Nutrition

Therapeutic Nutrition will be explored as it relates to physiological problems of various body systems and treatment of illness. Students will apply principles of normal nutrition and basic assessment in planning nutritional care. Emphasis will be placed on the role of the health professional in assisting the client toward optimal nutritional habits and restoring and promoting health. Prerequisites: Admitted to professional major or permission of Undergraduate Program Director.

 

 

Nursing   214                                           2 (crs.)

Nursing: The Aging Client System

This course is an exploration of the role the nurse in the health care of older adults from a family development perspective. The course is designed to build upon previous and concurrent content in adult development, adult health, and mental health. Theories of aging and nursing theories are analyzed as bases for nursing care. Issues common to the aging clients' system are addressed and nursing implications are derived. Prerequisite: Admission to the professional major or consent of department.

 

 

Nursing   215                                           3 (crs.)

Health Practices with Diverse Populations (ES)(XC)(HU)

Discusses and explores beliefs, practices and tradition pertaining to cultural health and healing traditions. Uses a comparative approach emphasizing cross-cultural similarities and differences. Focuses on values and awareness as it affects health care of persons in diverse populations.

 

 

Nursing   217                                           1 (crs.)

Information Management and Healthcare Technology

The information management course will provide the beginning nursing student with background and a foundation in clinical information technology, decision support systems and standardized terminology. Prerequisites: Admitted to Professional Major.

 

 

Nursing   222                                           3 (crs.)

Wellness: A Challenge in Today's Society (GE)

Introduces the student to the concept of wellness as it influences his/her lifestyle and to the effects wellness has on every day comfort and performance. An opportunity will be provided for the student to learn about his/her personal health status. Various practices to improve personal quality of life will be explored. Wellness will be examined as a political and social commodity. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   300                                           3 (crs.)

Honors: Images and Experience: Nursing and the Humanities

This course explores the relationship of the humanities to nurses and nursing from a historical, philosophical and literary perspective. Course activities are designed to develop an appreciation of the humanities which may affect the development of the nursing profession. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   303                                           2-3 (crs.)

Healing Practices

A two-three credit nursing elective exploring a variety of healing approaches often considered "complementary" or "alternative" and outside the mainstream of Western medical/nursing practice. Global issues of belief and cultural practices are explored in relation to their impact on healing practices. These discussions include Eastern healing methods of Chinese medicine, Native American healing beliefs and practices, Hmong healing practices, and Ayurveda and Unani healing methods of Indian populations. Class activities include group exercises in guided imagery, meditation, healing touch and relaxation. Motion and energy therapies, medicinal herbs, supplements, hypnosis, aroma therapy, reflexology, acupuncture and massage are discussed and/or demonstrated. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   311                                           1 (crs.)

Lab: Adult Health I

A clinical course focusing on selected psychomotor skills correlating with the Adult Health I theory and Adult I clinical Courses (Nursing 312, Nursing 313). Laboratory experiences are designed to examine the theory and principles, as well as provide opportunities to develop and refine the neuromuscular coordination in skill performance. Prerequisites: Nursing 212 and 217.

 

 

Nursing   312                                           3 (crs.)

Adult Health I

The nursing process is applied in the care of adults who are experiencing non-complex acute illness episodes. The nursing interventions that utilize concepts of restorative care and health promotion are emphasized to promote health. Concepts of caring and client empowerment will be used. The environments that influence restorative care and health promotion will be explored and utilized. Systematic inquiry related to restorative care and health promoting will be emphasized. Prerequisite: Nursing 212 and 217. Special course fees apply.

 

 

Nursing   313                                           2 (crs.)

Clinical: Adult Health I

This clinical course will use the theory presented in the Adult Health I as a basis for interacting with adult client systems in a variety of environments. Clinical experiences will provide opportunities for students to take part in the health restoration of adult client systems using various models of coordinated care to provide opportunities to help client/patients recover. This may include home follow-up, coordinating care needs and referral to or arrangements for community resources. Clinical activities also provide a rich source of knowledge and skill development. Prerequisite: Nursing 212 and 217.

 

 

Nursing   314                                           3 (crs.)

Nursing: Adult Health II

The focus of this course will be the utilization of the nursing process in the care of adult clients in various environments who have chronic conditions, complex conditions, or multisystem failure. The nursing intervention that utilizes concepts of restorative care and health promotion are emphasized. Concepts of caring and client empowerment introduced in Adult Health I will be further expanded upon. The environments that influence restorative care and health promotion will be explored and utilized. Systematic inquiry related to restorative care and health promotion will be emphasized. The student will also be exposed to the concept of coordinated care. Prerequisites: Nursing 313. Special course fees apply.

 

 

Nursing   315                                           3 (crs.)

Clinical: Adult Health II

This course will focus on the application of the nursing process to promote optimal health in clients with long-term mental and physical impairments. While the focus is on the individual client, the influences of family and community systems are also appreciated in the provision of care. The tertiary level of prevention is emphasized, while primary and secondary prevention strategies are also implemented as appropriate. The development of long-term caring relationships to address the psychosocial needs of clients is stressed. While the emphasis is on the unique contributions of nursing, the multidisciplinary approach to providing care of clients with long-term health needs is also recognized. Prerequisites: Nursing 313.  Special course fees apply. (0+2.5)

 

 

Nursing   317                                           3 (crs.)

Honors: Adult Health II Clinical

This course will focus on the application of the nursing process to promote optimal health in clients with long-term mental and physical impairments. While the focus is on the individual client, the influences of family and community systems are also appreciated in the provision of care. The tertiary level of prevention is emphasized, while primary and secondary prevention strategies are also implemented as appropriate. The development of long-term  caring relationships to address the psychosocial needs of clients is stressed. While the emphasis is on the unique contributions of nursing, the multidisciplinary approach to providing care of clients with long-term health needs is also recognized. Prerequisites: Nursing 313, concurrent enrollment in Nursing 314, 319, enrolled in good standing with the UW Oshkosh Honors Program; prior or concurrent enrollment in Honors 175. Students cannot earn credit in both an honors course and a non-honors course of the same title. Special course fees apply.

 

 

Nursing   319                                           1 (crs.)

Laboratory: Adult Health II

A clinical course focusing on selected psychomotor skills correlating with the Adult Health II theory and Adult II clinical courses. Laboratory experiences are designed to examine the theory and principles, as well as provide opportunities to develop and refine the neuromuscular coordination in skill performance. Prerequisites: Nursing 313. Special course fees may apply.

 

 

Nursing   320                                           2 (crs.)

Directed Clinical Study

Clinical practice in an accredited health care agency that offers a structural externship/internship program for nursing students. Student is under direct supervision of a registered nurse and performs selected nursing care activities. Program includes classroom/library time for independent study and evaluation of performance. Course enrollment requires planning of learning objectives with and approval by the Undergraduate Program Director. Prerequisite: Nursing 313. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   321                                           2 (crs.)

Directed Clinical Study-Repeatable

Clinical practice in an accredited health care agency that offers a structured externship/internship program for nursing students. Student is under direct supervision of a registered nurse and performs selected nursing care activities.  Program includes classroom/library time for independent study and evaluation of performance.  Course enrollment requires planning of learning objectives with and approval by the Undergraduate Program Director. Prerequisite: Nursing 315 (Repeatable for up to 6 credits) (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   324                                           1 (crs.)

Orientation to Major RN

Discusses areas of primary concern for registered nurses returning to school to complete requirements for a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Discussion includes baccalaureate education trends and expectations, learning needs and learning styles, the professional roles of the nurse, and history that has affected these roles. Prerequisite: Registered Nurse, a graduate from a diploma or associate degree nursing program, ability to use library and other learning resources or consent of department. Pass/Fail (1+0)

 

 

Nursing   328                                           2 (crs.)

Evidence-Based Practice

A two-credit course offered Junior I focusing on using evidence-based research in practice. This course builds on a firm grounding in and an appreciation for the use of literature and inquiry in learning. The course assumes a close interrelationship of practice, theory and research will be used to help students assume responsibilities as a member of a professional discipline, i.e., remaining current in practice, evaluating care and practice, promoting quality and seeking ways to improve practice through evidence or gain insights into current care and treatment modalities. Prerequisites: Nursing 212 and 217 or consent of department.

 

 

Nursing   336                                           2 (crs.)

Pharmacology I

This course focuses on pharmacologic interventions in nursing including the related nursing responsibilities. This course provides an overview of the clinical application of classifications of drugs on human systems. The use, action, response, side effects and adverse reactions for selected major drug classifications will be presented to correlate with Adult I and Pathophysiology I.  Prerequisites: Nursing 212 and 217 or consent of instructor.

 

 

Nursing   346                                           2 (crs.)

Pharmacology II

This course focuses on pharmacologic intervention in nursing including the related nursing responsibilities. This course provides an overview of the clinical application of classifications of drugs on human systems. The use, action, response, side effects and adverse reactions for selected major drug classifications will be presented. Prerequisites: Nursing 313 or consent of department.

 

 

Nursing   348                                           3 (crs.)

Pathophysiology I

This first of two courses focusing on the characteristics and manifestations of disease caused by alterations or injury to the body structure or functions. Conditions in which altered metabolism, inadequate supply and use of oxygen; altered blood and nutrient transport; fluid, electrolyte and acid-base imbalances and altered structures of bones and/or muscles are discussed. The body defenses, including the stress response and the interrelationship of the physical, emotional and psychological responses in actual disease or disease threats are included in the course. Prerequisites: Nursing 212 and 217 or consent of department.

 

 

Nursing   358                                           3 (crs.)

Pathophysiology II

This first of two courses focusing on the characteristics and manifestations of disease caused by alterations or injury to the body structure or functions. Conditions in which altered metabolism, inadequate supply and use of oxygen; altered blood and nutrient transport; fluid, electrolyte and acid-base imbalances and altered structures of bones and/or muscles are discussed. The body defenses, including the stress response and the interrelationship of the physical, emotional and psychological responses in actual disease or disease threats are included in the course. Prerequisites: Nursing 313 or consent of department.

 

 

Nursing   359                                           4 (crs.)

Pathological & Pharmacological Perspectives in Athletic Training & Health Promotion

This interdisciplinary course will offer an overview of human responses to inactivity, illness/disease and injury. The action, response, side effects and adverse reactions and contraindications for selected major drug classifications will be presented. All content will describe interactions in the ultimate context of health promotion and disease prevention. For Athletic Training majors. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   360                                           2-3 (crs.)

Health Care of the Working Population

An introduction to factors that influence the role of nursing and health care services in an occupational health care setting. Health risks of the work environment on the worker are discussed in relation to occupational illnesses and injuries, disease prevention and health promotion, and legal and ethical issues. Pre/Co-requisite: Nursing 313 or RN status. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   361                                           2-3 (crs.)

Human Health and the Environment

A systems perspective is used explain the interconnections between human and ecosystem health as evident through current and emerging environmental health problems. Emphasis is on the influence of environmental agents on human health based on relevant epidemiologic, toxicologic, and exposure factors. Specific topics will include physical, chemical, and biological agents, routes and pathways of exposure, specific environmentally related diseases, vulnerable populations, and the legal context of environmental health. Prerequisite: Placement: Junior or Senior Standing or consent of instructor. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   362                                           2-3 (crs.)

Forensic Nursing

Forensic Nursing encompasses providing care to victims of crime, collecting evidence, and acting as a liaison between nursing and the criminal justice system. The nurse's role in forensics and application to practice through the nursing process will be examined. Current issues impacting health care and the field of forensics will be explored. Specific techniques of forensic nursing will be discussed. Prerequisite: Nursing 206 or CNP 317. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   380                                           2-3 (crs.)

Women's Health: Issues and Nursing Practice (SS)

An overview of the health care of women from a nursing perspective. The status of women as health care professionals, as well as clients in the health care system, is explored. Aspects of health promotion and female health related problems are studied with the incorporation of psycho-socio-political aspects. Content related to childbearing will not be addressed. Open to majors and non-majors.  Cross-listed: Nursing 380/Women's and Gender Studies 380. Students may receive credit for only one of the two cross-listed courses. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   381                                           1 (crs.)

Health

A basic course that emphasizes practices for health promotion and maintenance. The concept of health will be explored in the context of religion, relationships, and culture, factors such as nutrition, safe environment, sleep and rest, exercise, activity, and leisure will also be discussed. Pre/Co-requisite: Nursing 204. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   390                                           2-3 (crs.)

Introduction to Critical Care Nursing

The focus is beginning practice in adult critical care nursing. The management modalities and collaborative roles are examined within the framework of the nursing process and critical care situations. Prerequisites: Completion of Junior I courses or approval of the professor. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   404                                           2 (crs.)

Legal & Ethical Nursing Care Practice

This course introduces the legal and ethical foundations of nursing practice.  It will provide an understanding of the underlying legal and ethical principles on which nursing practice is based and emphasize the nurse's fiduciary role as a patient advocate.  It focuses on both the rights and responsibilities of the professional nurse and the patient and examines use of the professional standards of practice.  Prerequisite Nursing 313 or 317.

 

 

Nursing   405                                           3 (crs.)

Health Assessment

Identification of health status of the individual at all ages through history, interview, physical examination; recognition of differences in physiological function and psychosocial behavior; assessment of developmental stages of the individual and relationship to family unit; exploration of collaborative role development by nurse and physician in primary health care delivery. This course is a prerequisite for Nursing Graduate Students.

 

 

Nursing   409                                           3 (crs.)

Nursing Care at the End of Life

This course will focus on the nurse's role in end-of-life-care.  Content related to pain management, symptom management, ethical/legal issues, cultural considerations, communication, grief, loss, and bereavement, achieving quality care and preparation and care for the moment of death are included.  Care of the individual, and family, and support of the professional caregiver are emphasized. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   410                                           2-3 (crs.)

Nursing in the School Setting

Use of the nursing process to conduct a school health program is the basis of this course. Roles of health provider, manager, counselor, educator, and advocator are explored. Professional development of the nurse and research in the setting are discussed. Prerequisites: Nursing 314, 315, 319, 346, 358 and Admission to the Clinical Major. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   411                                           2 (crs.)

Clinical Elective: Childbearing Family

A clinical course which utilizes the theory presented in Nursing 412 as a basis for clinical activity related to the holistic health care of the childbearing client system in its unique context.  The course provides a variety of opportunities in which the student will apply concurrently and previously learned theory in providing and coordinating care and health promotion activities for the childbearing family.  The nursing student will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge through communication with individuals, families and through the implementation of nursing interventions and the nursing process in the acute care setting. Prerequisite: Nursing 315 and Nursing 412 (may be taken concurrently).

 

 

Nursing   412                                           2 (crs.)

Nursing: Childbearing Families

The childbearing family and the nurse's role in the holistic health care and health promotion of the childbearing family are the focus of this course. Individuals and changing relationships within the family will be addressed from a family development perspective. Normal physiological changes as well as psychosocial, environmental, and cultural influences and pathophysiological processes occurring during the reproductive cycle are included. Prerequisite Nursing 313 or 317.

 

 

Nursing   415                                           3 (crs.)

International Studies in Nursing and Health

International Studies in Nursing and Health provides undergraduate students with opportunities to examine nursing, health, and health care in other countries. Students observe similarities and differences among health care facilities through hospital and health related agency tours. Lecture/discussions with host country representatives and professionals involved in nursing education, practice and administration of nursing and health care provide student opportunities to gather and compare information with their current knowledge of the American health care system. Several nursing specialty areas are addressed within their current knowledge of the American health care system.  Prerequisite: Nursing 315 or permission of Undergraduate Program Director and Academic Standing Committee. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   416                                           3 (crs.)

Nursing: Communities

An overview of the nursing roles of provider and coordinator of care and member for client systems of aggregates, pluralities, and communities. Using relevant research, the diversity of these systems and their contexts is addressed as a basis for comprehensive community health services and primary health care. The nurse's responsibilities to these client systems as a member of the profession are highlighted. Prerequisite Nursing 313 or 317. Special course fees apply.

 

 

Nursing   418                                           3 (crs.)

Clinical: Family and Community Nursing

In this clinical course students will apply theory to the holistic care of families and populations. Students will have opportunities to use the nursing process and provide nursing care that reflects sensitivity to cultural, social, political, ethical, financial, and environmental factors affecting health. Multiple settings and diverse client populations will enable students to participate in nursing as a provider, designer, manager and coordinator of care. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment or completion of Nursing 412, 416, and 424.

 

 

Nursing   419                                           3 (crs.)

Clinical Synthesis

This clinical course is designed to facilitate the student preparing for role transition to the practice of the entry-level professional nurse, through synthesis, application, and evaluation of the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed in promoting quality nursing care. Students collaboratively plan the experience with plan the experience with a faculty advisor and professional registered nurse who has been approved to serve as a preceptor to the student. In this course, the student has the opportunity to apply and evaluate the professional roles of provider of care, coordinator of care, and member of the profession within a variety of experiences. Prerequisites: Nursing 412, 416, 418, 422, 424 and Admission to the Clinical Major. Special course fees apply.

 

 

Nursing   421                                           2 (crs.)

Clinical Elective: Childbearing Families

A clinical course which utilizes the theory presented in Nursing 412 as a basis for clinical activity related to the holistic health care of the childbearing client system in its unique context. The course provides a variety of opportunities in which the student will apply concurrently and previously learned theory in providing the coordinating care and health promotion activities for the childbearing family. The nursing student will have the opportunity to apply this knowledge through communication with individuals, families and through implementation of nursing interventions and the nursing process in the acute care setting. Prerequisite: Nursing 315 and 424 (may be taken concurrently). (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   423                                           2 (crs.)

Clinical Elective: Children and Adolescents

Clinical practice in inpatient and/or acute care or ambulatory care settings based on application of clinical decision-making in the nursing care of the pediatric client system with selected health problems resulting from pathophysiological processes and the illness experience. Prerequisite: Nursing 315 and 424 (may be taken concurrently). (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   424                                           2 (crs.)

Nursing: Children and Adolescents

Role of the nurse in the health care of the child and adolescent from a family development perspective will be explored. The study of common physiological, behavioral, and psychosocial conditions are addressed as well as treatments, nursing interventions, and health promotion activities related to children and adolescents in their unique contexts. Primary health care needs of children and adolescents are addressed. Prerequisite Nursing 313 or 317.

 

 

Nursing   426                                           2 (crs.)

Mental Health

Theoretical explanations of mental health and mental illness, manifestations and classifications of mental illness, major treatment modalities, and psychosocial interventions are discussed within the context of the broad sociocultural environment. Emphasis will be on nursing concepts within a framework of quality, safety, patient-centered, collaborative, evidence-based, and cost-effective care. Focus will also be on the leadership role of the nurse within an interdisciplinary team. Prerequisites: Nursing 412, 416, 418, 424.

 

 

Nursing   427                                           3 (crs.)

Clinical: Advanced Concepts in Care

This clinical course is designed to facilitate the transition from student to nurse generalist. Students will utilize advanced clinical reasoning in care of patients across the lifespan. Emphasis will be on nursing concepts within a framework of quality, safety, patient-centered, collaborative, evidence-based, and cost-effective care.  The role of the nurse as a caring and scholarly leader of the interdisciplinary team will be implemented. Prerequisites: Nursing 412, 416, 418, 424.

 

 

Nursing   429                                           2 (crs.)

Advanced Concepts in Care

This theory course is designed to facilitate the transition from student to nurse generalist. Students will utilize advanced clinical reasoning in the care of patients across the lifespan in diverse settings. Emphasis will be on nursing concepts within a framework of quality, safety, patient-centered, collaborative evidence-based and cost-effective care. The role of the nurse as a caring and scholarly leader of the interdisciplinary team will be emphasized. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Nursing 412, Nursing 416, Nursing 418, Nursing 424. Special fees may apply.

 

 

Nursing   430                                           2-3 (crs.)

Nursing Management of Perinatal Patients at Risk

Describes nursing responsibilities in the care of childbearing women, fetuses and neonates at risk who are undergoing diagnostic and status assessments with various technological modalities. Potential and actual complications of childbearing women and the related role of professional nursing are discussed. The implications to the fetus and neonate are interrelated with the perinatal risk. Nursing management contributing to the reduction of perinatal risks is emphasized and the influences of technology and research along with trends are explored. Prerequisite: Nursing 412. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   431                                           3 (crs.)

Intraoperative Nursing

Three units (cr.) elective designed to give the student in-dept knowledge of intraoperative nursing.  The student acquires knowledge and practice related to aseptic technique, positioning, basic surgical instrumentation, and prioritizing care for the surgical client.  Legal and ethical principles will be applied in guiding nursing care, problem solving, and applying research process during the intraoperative phase to best meet clients' needs and collaborate with other members of the surgical team. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   437                                           2 (crs.)

Leadership and Management in Nursing

This theory course focuses on the leadership and management responsibilities of the professional nurse as designer, manager, coordinator of care, and member of the profession.  Emphasis is on facilitating growth in enhancing the qualities of mind and character essential to act in the public interest locally and globally to improve healthcare outcomes.  Theories of leadership, decision-making, change, delegation, conflict management, advocacy, and continuous quality improvement are included in this course.  Prerequisites:  Nursing 412, 416, 418, 424.

 

 

Nursing   438                                           3 (crs.)

Community Health Nursing Clinical RN

A course for registered nurses that focuses on the management of nursing care for individual families and groups. The promotion of optimal level of functioning of clients and groups in the community and the interdisciplinary approach to clients is applied in the clinical experiences. Prerequisites: Concurrent with or following Collaborative Nursing Program 444. Completion of Collaborative Nursing Program 317, 341, and, if possible, Collaborative Nursing Program 434 consent of department.

 

 

Nursing   440                                           3 (crs.)

Ethics Issues in Nursing and Healthcare

Selected ethical issues which influence nursing practice are analyzed from both an ethical and legal perspective.  Current models for ethical decision-making are explored and applied in the analysis of selected ethical problems in nursing practice.  The student is encouraged to examine and clarify personal and professional values.  The relationships between nursing and health care issues are explored. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   448                                           4 (crs.)

Clinical Nursing Synthesis RN

A clinical course designed to assist the registered nurse to apply, synthesize and evaluate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed by the professional nurse for leadership in promoting quality nursing care. Practicum experiences are individualized to meet the course objective and the individual needs or interests of the student in the roles of practitioner, manager, teacher, and leader. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Collaborative Nursing Program 341, 317, 434, 444, or consent of department.

 

 

Nursing   450                                           2-3 (crs.)

Computers in Nursing Practice

Aimed at increasing student's contact and skill with computers as well as the application of these skills to nursing practice. Focus is on the current and future use of computers in nursing such as patient education, in-service education, and record keeping. Legal and ethical implications of the use of computers in health care are explored. Open to Majors and Non Majors. (1.5 +.5 or 1.5+1.5) (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   451                                           2-3 (crs.)

Issues in Health Care Informatics

This course is focused on the developing field called Health Care Informatics, which combines Nursing and Medical science, computer science, and information/decision science. Students will examine related issues of applying informatics concepts within complex health care organizations and administrative structures. Content is directed toward assisting the student to understand the relationships between the current state of medical and nursing science, health care administration, management and payment information and the complex issues involved in Health Care Informatics. Professional standards issues are emphasized. Research, practice, education and administration implications are analyzed. Among the many topics discussed are ethical, social cultural, economic, privacy, confidentiality and legal issues. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   452                                           3-4 (crs.)

Health Care Information Systems

This course will provide theoretical and practicum components which focus on process of evaluating and choosing a Health Care Information System. The course will assist the student to identify the critical needs which the Health Care Information System is to address. Different methods of evaluation will be presented and discussed in terms of how they apply to Health Care Information Systems. The evaluation process will begin with identifying the needs of the organization presenting them in an organized manner so the vendors can address the identified needs followed by mechanisms for evaluation. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   460                                           2-3 (crs.)

Nursing Care of the Substance Abusing Client

Designed for the student nurse who wishes to achieve an in-depth understanding of the nursing care of clients who are substance abusers. Focus is on the nurse's role in the diagnosis and treatment of the human responses related to substance abuse and addiction. The Standards of Addiction Nursing Practice with Selected Diagnoses and Criteria provides a framework for the content. Emphasis is on achieving an in-depth understanding of the etiological factors associated with substance abuse, the health needs of particular groups of substance abusers, and the treatment strategies required in the nursing care of substance abusing clients and their families. Prerequisite: Nursing 202. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   474                                           2-3 (crs.)

Honors: Thesis

An honors thesis project of advanced independent endeavor in the area of nursing health care; e.g., a written thesis, scientific experiment, or research project. Proposals must show clear promise of honors level work and be approved. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   480                                           2-3 (crs.)

Topical Seminar in Advanced Clinical Pharmacology I

Advanced principles and concepts of clinical pharmacology and the related nursing responsibilities are synthesized through the analysis of clinical case studies. The pharmacodynamics of selected drug categories will be analyzed in relation to case studies. Legal and ethical responsibilities are discussed in relation to the role of the nurse. This series of topical drug categories will include: Immunizations, Endocrine/hormones, Oncology, Anti-infective, Analgesics, and Gastrointestinal. Prerequisites: Successful completion Nursing 346. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   481                                           2-3 (crs.)

Topical Seminar in Advanced Clinical Pharmacology II

Advanced principles and concepts of clinical pharmacology and the related nursing responsibilities are synthesized through the analysis of clinical case studies. The pharmacodynamics of selected drug categories will be analyzed in relation to case studies. Legal and ethical responsibilities are discussed in relating of the role of the nurse. This series of topical drug categories will include: Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Neurological, and Renal. Prerequisite: Nursing 346. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   490                                           2 (crs.)

Topics in Nursing

Current topics in professional nursing are discussed in relation to the implications for nursing and health care. The topic is expected to be different between offerings. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   495                                           1-5 (crs.)

Independent Study

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. (Elective)

 

 

Nursing   496                                           1-3 (crs.)

Honors: Independent Study

See Independent Study under Course and Academic Advisement Policies information for general course description, general prerequisites, and proper contract form requirements. (Elective)

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