Nursing (NURS)

NURS 101. S.T.A.T. for Nursing Students (Success Tips And Techniques)1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the School of Nursing or the College of Arts & Sciences Nursing pre-major student program plan.

Description: S.T.A.T. for nursing students is a campus culture course designed especially for nursing students. This course focuses on the multiple attributes and skills necessary for a successful course of study in the nursing program. Emphasis is on knowing and accessing available resources for optimal students learning outcomes.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 201. Introduction to Wellness Coaching3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: This course is designed to provide a hands on wellness coaching opportunity for university students. Students will practice wellness coaching techniques with their peers in class, under direct supervision of their instructor.

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NURS 301. Internship in Wellness Coaching3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): NURS 201 and admitted to the Wellness Coaching minor.

Description: Provide a hands-on wellness coaching opportunity for university students to coach participate toward a positive health behavior change.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 330. Special Topics1-15 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Refer to "Nursing Schedule Notes" available through the Office of Student Services, School of Nursing.

Description: These courses contain a variety of contemporary topics in nursing that relate to clinical practice.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 338. Lifespan Pathophysiology4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 257, BIOL 258, BIOL 261, BIOL 262, CHEM 105, and CHEM 201 or appropriate equivalency; students must be admitted to the School of Nursing lower division program code NU BSN.

Description: Focuses on the body's response to pathological processes throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is on using knowledge of normal physiology to understand adaptive and maladaptive processes of pathological conditions.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 342. Professional Nursing Communication3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the upper division in the School of Nursing.

Description: This course builds on the general education communication course and applies oral and written communication techniques to professional nursing practice.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 343. Health Assessment for the Professional Nurse3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the upper division in the School of Nursing.

Description: Introduces concepts, skills and techniques necessary to perform comprehensive, individual health assessment for professional nursing practice.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 344. Community Health Nursing4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the upper division in the School of Nursing.

Description: This course provides students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a variety of community settings in developing depth and breadth of knowledge in holistic assessment and intervention to protect and promote the health of populations around the world.

Note: This course contains a clinical component.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 345. Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the upper division in the School of Nursing.

Description: This course is designed to introduce professional nursing principles while teaching students to apply foundational knowledge of nursing care. Skills practiced in lab will facilitate application of cognitive, psychomotor and interpersonal skills.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 346. Management of Care of the Adult Health Client I5 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the upper division in the School of Nursing.

Description: This course is to focus on care management of adults, including young adults, middle-ages, and geriatric clients, who have chronic health conditions and are experiencing alterations in body systems.

Note: This course contains a clinical component.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 347. Health Assessment3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the upper division in the School of Nursing.

Description: This course focuses on assessment component of the nursing process as a foundation of professional nursing practice. A systematic approach to client interview and physical exam techniques are emphasized.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 351. Adult Heath Nursing7 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 338, NURS 341, NURS 342, NURS 343, and NURS 395.

Description: Application of Lifeskills for professional nursing focusing on acute and chronic care of adult and families. Experiences emphasize secondary and tertiary prevention and care of aggregates, families and individuals.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 352. Pediatric Health Nursing7 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 338, NURS 341, NURS 342, NURS 343, and NURS 395.

Description: Application of Lifeskills for professional nursing focuses on acute and chronic care of children and families. Experiences emphasize secondary and tertiary prevention and care of aggregates, families and individuals.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 355. Portfolio Equivalency30 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission into the RN-BSN online program (academic plan code NUR BSNUDO).

Description: The student provides a comprehensive portfolio documenting prior educational, professional and life experiences in preparation and practice as a registered nurse.

Note: 30 credit hours for equivalency at no charge.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 356. Management of Care of the Adult Health Client ll7 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): NURS 344, NURS 345, and NURS 347.

Description: This course focuses on care management of adults, including young, middle-aged and geriatric clients, who have acute health conditions, and experiencing alterations in body systems.

Note: This course contains a clinical component.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 357. Maternal-Newborn Nursing4 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 344, NURS 345, NURS 346, and NURS 347.

Description: Utilizing active learning experiences, this course focuses on nursing care of childbearing families from preconception through the neonatal period with emphasis on multiple factors that impact health promotion, decision making, and disease management.

Note: This course has a clinical component.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 358. Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): NURS 344, NURS 345, NURS 346, and NURS 347.

Description: This course is designed to explore the translation of research into practice to resolve clinical issues and improve patient outcomes. It emphasizes the ability to locate, interpret, and evaluate research study reports and research-based clinical guidelines.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 360. Health Status Assessment3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Accelerated RN-BSN program and completion of foundational coursework.

Description: This course introduces basic physical assessment skills that enhance the students' ability to carry out the assessment phase of the nursing process. Students collect health status data from classmates and practice physical examination skills.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 365. Pharmacology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Accelerated RN-BSN program.

Description: Students will gain knowledge of the properties and actions of pharmacological agents for application in clinical practice.

Note: This is a web-enhanced course.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 370. Integration for Practice3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Accelerated RN-BSN program and completion of foundational coursework.

Description: This course uses creative methodologies to facilitate students' integration of basic concepts in assessment, pharmacology and pathophysiology for clinical practice within the context of professional lifeskills.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 375. Pathophysiology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Accelerated RN-BSN program.

Description: This course focuses on the body's response to pathological processes throughout the lifespan. Emphasis is on using knowledge of normal physiology to understand adaptive and maladaptive processes of pathological conditions.

Note: This is a web-enhanced course.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 380. Pharmacotherapeutics for RN's3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the upper division in the School of Nursing.

Description: Examines principles of nursing management for pharmacological interventions. Concepts of pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics for common drug classifications will be explored.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 381. Foundations for Evidenced-Based Professional Nursing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the RN-BSN online program (academic plan NUR BSNUDO).

Description: Provides opportunity for registered nursing student to transition in the baccalaureate nursing program and explore and create components of professional evidence-based nursing care in a dynamic health care environment.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 382. Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): NURS 381.

Description: Focuses on research process as it relates to health and nursing practice. Emphasizes abilities to interpret research reports and apply research evidence to nursing practice.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 383. Case Management of Individuals and Families3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): NURS 381.

Description: Examines the significance of concepts related to complex health problems, the importance of chronicity of health status, and multi-dimensional problems.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 384. Global Healthcare Issues, Systems and Policies3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): NURS 338, NURS 360, NURS 381, and NURS 380.

Description: Examines the political and social factors that contribute to poor health nationally and globally, legal, economic, political factors impacting health care will be evaluated.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 385. Nursing Leadership and Health Policy4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): NURS 381 and NURS 382.

Description: This course provides an introduction to nursing leadership and an overview of health policy. Principles, theories, practices employed by successful nurse leaders will be explored.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 387. Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics for RNs4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission into the RN-BSN online program (academic plan code NUR BSNUDO).

Description: This course examines pathophysiology as the body's response to pathological processes. An emphasis is placed on the student's use of knowledge of normal physiology to understand adaptive and maladaptive processes of chronic pathological conditions. The student will examine nursing management of chronic pathological conditions in selected populations using principles of pharmacotherapeutics, pharmodynamics and pharmacokentics for safe and effective pharmacological interventions.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 388. Global Health: Disparities and Social Determinants - D2, SB3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Description: This course examines health disparities and the influence of culture, social determinants of health, and health policy that contribute to health outcomes in global populations.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 395. Nursing Pharmacotherapeutics3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 261, BIOL 262, BIOL 257, BIOL 258, CHEM 105, and CHEM 201 or appropriate equivalency; students must be admitted to the School of Nursing lower division program code NU BSN.

Description: Provides nursing students a basis for the clinical application of pharmacology, including pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics. Emphasis is placed on learning drug classifications by clinical indication or body system.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 401. Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Summer Only

Prerequisite(s): Admission into the graduate second degree program (academic plan code NURSMSNEPN).

Description: This course provides the foundational components of professional nursing practice including theoretical bases, roles & responsibilities, professional values, issues & trends, and relationship between nursing action and client outcomes.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 402. Therapeutic Nursing Intervention5 Units

Term Typically Offered: Summer Only

Prerequisite(s): Admission into the graduate second degree program (academic plan code NURSMSNEPN).

Description: This course provides an introduction to concepts and principles of nursing practice focusing on implementation of therapeutic nursing interventions. Laboratory and clinical applications of cognitive, psychomotor, and interpersonal skills are emphasized.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 403. Adult Health6 Units

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): NURS 404 and NURS 405.

Description: This course focuses on the application of life skills for professional nursing. Emphasis is on acute and chronic care and case management of adults and families. Secondary and tertiary prevention and care for aggregates, families, and individuals is explored.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 404. Childbearing3.5 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): NURS 401, NURS 402, and NURS 503.

Description: This course focuses on the concepts related to health promotion and disease management across the preconception through neonatal spectrum. Emphasis is placed on the relevance of decision-making choices that impact the childbearing family.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 405. Child Health4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): NURS 401, NURS 402, and NURS 503.

Description: This course focuses on the essential concepts, theories, and developmental processes fundamental in understanding the acute and chronic health concerns and problems of children and their families.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 406. Psychiatric/Mental Health4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): NURS 403.

Description: This course includes the application of life skills for professional nursing, focusing on acute and chronic care of clients with mental health alterations. Experiences are provided in a variety of setting with selected populations.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 407. Community Health5 Units

Term Typically Offered: Summer Only

Prerequisite(s): NURS 403.

Description: This course provides students the opportunity to gain hands-on-experience in a variety of community settings. The focus is to develop a depth and breadth of knowledge regarding holistic assessment and intervention to protect and promote the health of populations.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 408. Care of the Adult with Complex Health Needs7 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): NURS 403.

Description: This course provides the student with an understanding of the professional nursing care of adults and families with complex health needs. An emphasis is placed on acquiring competencies necessay for the development of the professional nurse advocate.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 409. Capstone2 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Term Typically Offered: Spring Only

Prerequisite(s): NURS 408.

Description: This course provides students opportunities to apply knowledge in the care of individuals and families in a dynamic healthcare setting. Emphasis is on developing the role of the professional nurse advocate.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 441. Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family4 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 351 and NURS 352.

Description: Application of Lifeskills for professional nursing, focusing on the care of childbearing families across the spectrum of pregnancy and birth. Experiences emphasize health-promoting behaviors in childbearing families.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 442. Mental Health Nursing6 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 351 and NURS 352.

Description: Application of Lifeskills for professional nursing, focusing on acute and chronic care of clients with mental health alterations. Experiences are provided in a variety of settings with selected populations.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 443. Essentials of Quality Professional Nursing3 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 351 and NURS 352.

Description: Application of Lifeskills and processes integral to professional nursing. Components of the course include case management, systems, professional behaviors, quality improvement, and evidence-based practice.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 451. Synthesis of Complex Heath Needs12 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 441, NURS 442, and NURS 443.

Description: Synthesizes Lifeskills for professional nursing. Experiences emphasize professional nursing care of clients with complex health needs. Clinical assignments provide extensive professional nursing experience with clients in selected settings.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 452. Transition to Nursing Practice2 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 441, NURS 442, and NURS 443.

Description: Discusses trends and issues as they relate to Lifeskills critical for transition to professional nursing practice.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 460. Internship in Nursing6-12 Units

Grading Basis: Pass/Fail

Prerequisite(s): NURS 450.

Description: This course provides an intensive clinical experience in a selected setting which allows students the opportunity to improve time management, gain control and self-confidence, explore the realities of role acquisition, and add documentation to portfolio/resume.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 465. Research in Clinical Practice3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): NURS 338, NURS 360, NURS 370, and NURS 395.

Description: This course will help the RN student determine the adequacy of a research study by teaching the fundamentals of research and learning to critique research studies for their applicability to clinical nursing practice.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 466. Global Healthcare Issues, Systems and Policies2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): NURS 371, NURS 372, and NURS 374.

Description: This course examines contemporary issues in global health and trans-cultural nursing. Additional Course Objective: Analyze issues of cultural care diversity in relation to a trans-cultural nursing framework and how it relates to nursing care delivered across setting and across the lifespan.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 470. Community Health Nursing4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): NURS 381; NURS 382; NURS 386 or NURS 388; and NURS 482.

Description: This course focuses on health care of populations in the community with emphasis on public health principles to promote health and prevent diseases.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 475. Professional Issues1 Unit

Prerequisite(s): NURS 465 and NURS 470.

Description: This course explores present trends in the profession and health care system, national and state issues which impact nursing, and the role of the nurse. Content in this course changes as issues and trends change.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 476. Community Leadership Practicum - CUE2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): NURS 381; NURS 382; NURS 386; or NURS 388; NURS 482.

Corequisite(s): NURS 470.

Description: Provides student opportunities to apply knowledge and synthesize insight gained through their educational experience to perform primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention interventions in a community setting.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 480. Complex Health Management8 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 465 and NURS 470.

Description: This course includes concepts related to complex health problems, the impact of chronicity on health status, and multidimensional problems. Clinical practice will focus on current and future health care delivery systems such as managed care with an emphasis on case management.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 481. Child Health Nursing5 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): NURS 356, NURS 357, and NURS 358.

Description: This course is designed to present essential concepts, theories and developmental processes fundamental to understand the acute and chronic health concerns and problems of children and their families.

Note: This course contains a clinical component.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 482. Health Promotion for Individuals, Families, and Communities3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Corequisite(s): NURS 381.

Description: Introduces student to nursing theorist to evaluate nursing practice in changing health care environment. Provides opportunity to expand knowledge as it relates to the significance of contemporary issues in professional nursing practice.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 483. Theories and Issues in Professional Nursing Practice3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): NURS 338, NURS 360, NURS 380, and NURS 381.

Description: Introduces student to nursing theorist to evaluate nursing practice in changing health care environment. Provides opportunity to expand knowledge as it relates to the significance of contemporary issues in professional nursing practice.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 484. Transition to Professional Nursing Practice2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): NURS 360, NURS 380, NURS 381, NURS 382, NURS 383, NURS 384, NURS 385, NURS 482, and NURS 483.

Description: Explores and analyzes issues regarding role transition into professional practice as a baccalaureate prepared nurse.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 485. Management of Health Care3 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 465 and NURS 470.

Description: This course focuses on the conceptual foundation, theories and practical applications of the principles of leadership and management. Lifeskills related to critical thinking and communication with multiple health care professionals is emphasized.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 486. Management of Care of the Adult Health Client lll5 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): NURS 356, NURS 357, and NURS 358.

Description: Knowledge gained in Management of Care I and II is synthesized and applied in providing care for adults, including young adult, middle-aged and geriatric clients with complex health conditions, who are experiencing alterations in body systems.

Note: This course contains a clinical component.
Note: Previously taught as NURS 471.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 487. Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing5 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): NURS 356, NURS 357, and NURS 358.

Description: This course is designed to develop knowledge, skills, and attitudes in providing mental health care across the lifespan in a variety of settings. Student will become change agents in reducing the stigma related to mental illness.

Note: This course contains a clinical component.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 488. Leadership Project2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): NURS 381, NURS 382.

Corequisite(s): NURS 385.

Description: This course provides the opportunity to apply concepts in nursing leadership and health policy in a selected setting. The roles of nurse advocate and change agent are stressed in this project.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 491. Transition to Professional Nursing Practice2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): NURS 481, NURS 486, and NURS 487.

Description: This course is designed to provide the student with a framework for transition from student to novice professional nurse and planning for career path.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 492. Global Public Health4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): NURS 481, NURS 486, and NURS 487.

Description: This course integrates contemporary issues in the clinical application of factors that contribute to health locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

Note: This course has a clinical component.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 493. Nursing Leadership and Management2 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): NURS 481, NURS 486, and NURS 487.

Description: This course is designed to introduce leadership, management, and health policy principles and health care delivery systems processes. This course focuses on the theory and practice of nursing leadership/management and the skills and characteristics necessary to be a successful professional nurse.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 494. Capstone in Professional Nursing Practicum - CUE7 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): All upper division nursing courses.

Description: Provides student opportunities to apply knowledge in the care of individuals and families in a dynamic healthcare setting. Emphasis is on developing the role of the professional nurse advocate.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 500. Variables Impacting Health Care Delivery: A Global Context3 Units

Description: Disparities in international health care delivery and the contributing variables will be explored. Culture-specific content is based on the country of study and is delivered by the interdisciplinary faculty.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 501. Pathophysiology4 Units

Prerequisite(s): Department Permission.

Description: This course emphasizes the synthesis of preexisting knowledge of normal physiology to understand pathophysiological processes common among individuals and populations across the lifespan.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 502. Pharmacology3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Department Permission.

Description: This course is designed to provide nursing students with a sound basis for the clinical application of pharmacology. The basics of core drug knowledge, including pharmacotherapeutics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacokinetics are covered. Emphasis is placed on learning drug classifications by clinical indication or body system with advanced understanding of potential drug interactions, pharmacogenetics and pharmacoeconomics.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 503. Health Assessment3 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 501 and NURS 502; admitted to MSN program.

Description: The focus of this course is on the assessment component of the nursing process. A systematic approach to interviewing and physical exam techniques across the lifespan (neonate to generic) is emphasized.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 504. Leadership3 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 404, NURS 405, and NURS 607.

Description: This course is designed to provide the student with theoretical principles and skills needed for leadership and professional role development within complex healthcare systems. Effective communication as a member of an interprofessional team, leadership focusing on the delivery of patient-centered care, strategies to provide quality cost-effective healthcare will be emphasized.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 506. Leadership/EBP/Policy2 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 408 and NURS 608.

Description: This practicum will require students to formulate a leadership/management, policy or evidence-based project based on the assessed needs of their clinical site. With approval from their clinical preceptor and their instructor, students will apply knowledge and skills acquired in their master's course work in the completion of the project and the presentation of outcomes/findings.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 507. Transitions to Practice2 Units

Prerequisite(s): NURS 408 and NURS 608.

Description: This course will assist students to make the transition to professional nursing practice. Students will learn about current legislative and practice issues, discuss legal aspects of nursing practice, and prepare for the certification and licensure process.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 510. Application of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology Concepts I1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): MEPN Program admission.

Corequisite(s): NURS 404 and NURS 405.

Description: Apply previously learned pathophysiology and pharmacology concepts in the care of pediatric and maternal health patients.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 511. Application of Pathophysiology and Pharmacology Concepts II1 Unit

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): NURS 510.

Description: Apply previously learned pathophysiology and pharmacology concepts in the care of adult patients.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 575. Introduction to Forensic Nursing2 Units

Prerequisite(s): Must be admitted to the upper division undergraduate nursing program or graduate nursing program.

Description: An elective course to introduce the students to the role of the forensic nurse. This experimental course covers forensic principles as they relate to the living and field experiences are integrated.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes

NURS 606. Healthcare Systems3 Units

Description: The U.S. healthcare system evolution, services, policy, and delivery are examined and compared politically, ethically, technologically, environmentally, and socioeconomically. Availability, access, regulation, and accountability are considered using systems theory.

For class offerings for a specific term, refer to the Schedule of Classes