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NRS 210 I FOUNDATIONS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSING (4 credits)
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.
Prerequisites: Admission into the nursing program; concurrent registration with: NRS 211.

NRS 211 UK CARING: NURSING ASSESSMENT & INTERVENTION (3 credits)
Clinical and laboratory application of basic concepts discussed in NRS210. 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.
Prerequisites: Admission into the nursing program; concurrent registration with: NRS 210.

NRS 270 INTERNATIONAL SERVICE LEARNING IN CAMBODIA (2 credits)
This course will help participants to become culturally competent, life-long learners, and active citizens in our global world. The clinical component will enhance assessment skills, cultural competency, and develop critical thinking. The education component will provide real life teaching experiences for students working with an underserved population.
Prerequisites: COR 1 or equivalent, sophomore standing.

NRS 271 2G INTERNATIONAL SERVICE LEARNING IN CAMBODIA (2 credits)
This course will help participants to become culturally competent, life-long learners, and active citizens in our global world. The clinical component will enhance assessment skills, cultural competency, and develop critical thinking. The education component will provide real life teaching experiences for students working with an underserved population.
Prerequisites: COR 1 or equivalent; open to second or third year students or sophomore and above transfers.

NRS 279 INDEPENDENT STUDY - NURSING (variable credits)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

NRS 310 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: ADULT HEALTH (4 credits)
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.
Prerequisites: NRS 210 and 211; Concurrent registration with: NRS 311, 312, 315, and BIO 410.

NRS 311 CARING: ADULT HEALTH NURSING (4 credits)
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.
Prerequisites: NRS 210 and 211; Concurrent registration with: NRS 310, 312, 315, and BIO 410.


NRS 312 PHARMACOLOGY
(2 credits)
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.
Prerequisites: NRS 210 and 211; Concurrent registration with: NRS 310, 311, 315 and BIO 410 (or consent of instructor).

NRS 315 CARING: ADULT HEALTH NURSING LAB (1 credit)
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.
Prerequisites: NRS 210 and 211; Concurrent registration with: NRS 310, 311, 312, and BIO 410.

NRS 340 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: LONG TERM ISSUES (4 credits)
Nursing content addressing the management of psychosocial, spiritual 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.
Prerequisites: NRS 310, 311, 312, and 315; Concurrent registration with: NRS 341 and 390 (Psych 345 must be completed prior or concurrently with this course).

NRS 341 COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE-LONG TERM (4 credits)
Managing nursing care with individuals and families experiencing  complex, long-term health problems. Development of inter-professional  team skills, collaborative planning, and leadership skills are emphasized. 
Prerequisites: NRS 310, 311, 312, and 315; Concurrent registration with: NRS 340 and 390 (Psych 345 must be completed prior or concurrently with this course).

NRS 342 DQ PROFESSIONAL NURSING: OLDER ADULT (2 credits)
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.  
Prerequisites: NRS 310, 311, 312, and 315.

NRS 390 RESEARCH IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING (3 credits)
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.  
Prerequisites: NRS 310, 311, 312, and 315; Concurrent registration with: NRS 340 and 341 (Psych 345 must be completed prior or concurrently with this course).

NRS 391 FIELD STUDY (0 credits)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

NRS 410 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: FAMILIES IN TRANSITION (4 credits)
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.
Prerequisites: NRS 340, 341, and 390; Concurrent registration with: NRS 411 A/B and 412.

NRS 411A CARING: FAMILIES IN TRANSITION (A) (2 credits)
Nursing care with families, young children, adolescents and women in a variety of settings. The major focus is on health promotion and health maintenance.
Prerequisites: NRS 340, 341, and 390; Concurrent registration with: NRS 410 and 412.

NRS 411B CARING: FAMILIES IN TRANSITION (B) (2 credits)
Nursing care with families, young children, adolescents and women in a variety of settings. The major focus is on health promotion and health maintenance.
Prerequisites: NRS 340, 341, and 390; Concurrent registration with: NRS 410 and 412.

NRS 412 X LEADERSHIP WITHIN THE HEALTHCARE SYSTEM (3 credits)
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.  
Prerequisites: NRS 340, 341, and 390; Concurrent registration with: 410 and NRS 411 A/B.

NRS 430 HOLISTIC APPROACHES TO HEALING (3 credits)
This course examines the relationship of the body, mind, and spirit within the field of health, healing, and nursing. A variety of complementary therapies will be discussed and demonstrated,  including conscious breathing, meditation, body-centered therapy,  guided imagery, therapeutic massage, homeopathy, Chinese medicine, movement therapy, energy medicine, and therapeutic nutrition. Course is open to non-nursing majors.
Prerequisites: None.

NRS 435 COPING AND STRESS IN MODERN LIFE (3 credits)
This course explores original theories and empirical evidence related to the causes and wide range effect of stress. It explores effective coping styles and strategies to manage stress and distress in modern life. The course consists of three components: theory, self-assessment, and   stress reduction. Several models of stress reduction will be explored, examined and experienced including elements of positive psychology.  Stress related chronic illness will be explored and discussed with an eye toward prevention.
Prerequisites: PSY 101.

NRS 440 ADULT HEALTH: ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN ACUTE CARE (2 credits)
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.
Prerequisites: NRS 410, 411, and 412; Concurrent registration with: NRS 460 and 461.

NRS 460 PROFESSIONAL NURSING: HEALTH OF COMMUNITIES (4 credits)
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.
Prerequisites: NRS 410, 411, and 412; Concurrent registration with: NRS 440 and 461.

NRS 461 3 NURSING CARE WITH AGGREGATES (4 credits)
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. Prerequisites: NRS 410, 411, and 412; Concurrent registration with: NRS 440 and 460.

NRS 470 STRATEGIES FOR SUCCESS (1 credit)
Independent study and in-class study designed for senior level students to promote success for first-time state board licensure examinees through an exploration of test-taking strategies and study techniques.
Prerequisites: Final semester of Nursing program. 

NRS 479 INDEPENDENT STUDY - NURSING (1 credit)
Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.