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Nursing Degree Requirements

ANRS 210 FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING 4 cr

Nurses play a significant role in promoting health across the life span at the individual, group, and societal level. The knowledge and skills necessary to assess psychosocial and physical health status and facilitate the development of therapeutic and collaborating relationships are explored. Beginning exploration of the fundamentals of professional nursing practice, information management, and evidence-based practice are introduced. (Fall Session 1)

ANRS 211 CARING: NURSING ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION 3 cr

Clinical and laboratory application of basic concepts discussed in RNRS 210. Emphasis is on assessment and health promotion. Interventions include comfort and safety, interviewing, basic concepts related to teaching/learning, and development of nurse/client relationships. Fundamentals of professionalism and the development of professional values are introduced. (Fall Session 1)

ANRS 315 CARING: ADULT HEALTH NURSING LAB 1 cr

Presents the knowledge of psychomotor skills, unique to professional nursing practice, used to meet the therapeutic, physiologic, comfort, and safety needs of adult clients in a variety of settings. Beginning scholarship for evidence-based practice is addressed in the context of quality and safety measures. Skills are practiced and evaluated in the laboratory environment prior to application in the clinical setting. (Fall Session 1)

ABIO 410 PATHOLOGY 3 cr

Course for nursing students. Basic concepts and principles of disease processes. (Fall Session 1)

ANRS 310 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: ADULT HEALTH 4 cr

Nursing content addressing the management of psychosocial and physiological care of hospitalized adults is discussed within a framework of acute illness. Integration of behavioral science, pathophysiology, and pharmacology into nursing care is emphasized. (Fall Session 2)

ANRS 311 CARING: ADULT HEALTH NURSING 4 cr

Clinical course focused on nursing care of adult clients in an acute care setting. The course is designed to further develop the necessary skills for baccalaureate generalist nursing practice including an introduction to patient safety, quality improvement, and information management. Continued development and application of professional practice standards are addressed. (Fall Session 2)

ANRS 312 PHARMACOLOGY 2 cr

Nurses play a significant role in assisting individuals and families in the pharmacological management of health and illness. This course includes a study of the major drug classes addressing the principles of evidence-based practice, which is necessary for understanding drug effects across the lifespan. Issues related to safety, cost, compliance, and therapeutic outcomes are emphasized. (Fall Session 2)

ANRS 342 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: OLDER ADULT 2cr

The complex interaction of acute and chronic health conditions experienced by older adults is addressed within the context of health promotion, health maintenance, and health restoration. Provision of holistic care is examined using principles of interdisciplinary team management. (Winterim)

ANRS 340 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: LONG TERM ISSUES 4 cr

Nursing content addressing the management of psychosocialspiritual and physiological care of adults and families is discussed within a framework of chronic illness management. Integration of behavioral science, pathophysiology, and pharmacology into nursing care is emphasized along with concepts related to wellness and health promotion while living a life with chronic illness. (Spring Session 1)

ANRS 341 COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE-LONG TERM 4 cr

Managing nursing care with individuals and families experiencing complex, long-term health problems. Development of interprofessional team skills, collaborative planning, and leadership skills are emphasized. (Spring Session 1)

ANRS 390 RESEARCH IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING 3 cr

Introduction to methods of inquiry including interpretive and empirical approaches. Basic statistical measurements are studied in relation to understanding nursing research. Topics include critiquing nursing research, exploring application of research to practice, and identifying researchable problems and appropriate methodologies. (Spring Session 1)

ANRS 410 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: FAMILIES IN TRANSITION 4 cr

Nursing care with families experiencing transition such as pregnancy and parenting. Issues related to environmental contexts, political awareness, health care systems, family dynamics, children and adolescents, and women’s health are examined. (Spring Session 2)

ANRS 411 CARING: FAMILIES IN TRANSITION 4 cr

Nursing care with families, young children, adolescents, and women in a variety of settings. The major focus is on health promotion and health maintenance. (May Session)

ANRS 412 LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM 3 cr

This course overviews the study of the health care system in the United States, including healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments. Leadership approaches to care management, systems leadership for improved client outcomes and effective use of resources are explored. Professional nursing roles, responsibilities, and issues in a rapidly changing sociopolitical environment are examined. (Spring Session 2)

ANRS 440 ADULT HEALTH: ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN ACUTE CARE 2 cr

Theory course addressing nursing care of adults in high acuity settings experiencing multisystem illnesses. Integration and application of biological sciences is emphasized to advance baccalaureate generalist nursing knowledge. (Summer Session)

ANRS 460 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES 4 cr

Nursing concepts are integrated with those of public health science to promote the health of aggregates in the community. The role of nursing in affecting health care policy, finance, and regulatory environments is examined. (Summer Session)

ANRS 461 NURSING CARE WITH AGGREGATES 4 cr

Clinical course addressing the nursing care of culturally diverse families, aggregates, and communities. Nursing skills in health assessment, education, and health promotion are extended to include groups in communities. Developing and maintaining community partnerships is emphasized. (Summer Session)