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Course Descriptions

Sophomore Courses

NUR 10T - Introduction to Nursing (1)
This introductory theory course in the BSN program focuses on academic skill building and an introduction to the nursing profession and professional socialization.

NUR 12T - Nutrition and Health (2)
This theory course focuses on nutrition across the lifespan, including an emphasis on health promotion and disease management. This course emphasizes the interrelationships between nutrition, food and the environment as they impact health.

NUR13T - Pharmacology 1 (1)
This theory course focuses on the scientific principles of pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, as well as relevant policy issues, therapeutic applications, and safe administration of pharmacologic agents.

NUR 14T - Pharmacology II (2)
This theory course further develops the scientific principles of pharmacology, including the introduction and discussion of the major therapeutic drug classes.

NUR 55T - Adaptation Nursing: Foundations of Nursing and Roy Adaptation Model (4)
This theory and clinical course focuses on foundational nursing concepts. The historical and theoretical basis of professional nursing is presented. The Roy Adaptation Model is introduced as the theoretical foundation for professional nursing practice including evidence-based practice, education and health care delivery.

NUR 55TP - Adaptation Nursing: Foundations of Nursing and Roy Adaptation Model
This is the practicum course linked to NUR55T, the unit allocation is noted above. Enrollment in this zero unit course is required concurrently with NUR55T. BSN Sophomore Standing

NUR 56TP - Pathophysiology (3)
This theory course focuses on the basic pathophysiological mechanisms of health alterations across the adult lifespan.

NUR 57T - Adaptation Nursing: Fundamental Nursing Skills LabTheory: ½ unit/ Practicum: ½ unit
This course integrates theory and research into beginning level skills and procedures for the hospitalized adult medical-surgical clients.

NUR62T - Adaptation Nursing: Adult Medical Surgical Nursing I Theory: 4 units Practicum: 4 units
This theory and clinical course focuses on the care of the client experiencing common alterations in the body’s structure, functions, and regulatory mechanisms. Collaborative care will be discussed with an emphasis on using the Roy Adaptation Model in developing plans of care. 

NUR 62TP Adaptation Nursing - Adult Medical Surgical Nursing I
This is the practicum course linked to NUR62T, the unit allocation is linked to the course above. Enrollment in this zero unit course is required concurrently with NUR62T.

Junior Courses

NUR168T - Integrative Theory and Practices (1.5)
This theory course focuses on holistic nursing and the use of integrative therapies. The student will incorporate holistic nursing theory and practices into self care and the care of clients.

NUR 169T - Palliative Care (1.5)
The theory course focuses on the nursing role in helping clients/families across the lifespan achieve their goals, and maintain quality of life along the health-illness continuum. Advocating, navigating, and leading the interdisciplinary plan in all settings is threaded throughout this course.

NUR 170T - Adaptation Nursing: Adult Medical Surgical II Theory: 2 units Practicum: 2.5 units
This theory and clinical course focuses on the care of the client with increasingly complex pathophysiologic diseases. Nursing care will focus on the client within the context of the family unit.

NUR 170TP - Adaptation Nursing: Adult Medical Surgical II
This is the practicum course linked to NUR170T, the unit allocation is linked to the course above. Enrollment in this zero unit course is required concurrently with NUR170T.

NUR 171T - Adaptation Nursing: Childbearing Families and Women’s Health. (Theory: 2 units Practicum: 2.5 units)
This theory and clinical course focuses on the care of the childbearing family and women’s health across the lifespan in diverse local and global contexts. 

NUR 171TP - Adaptation Nursing: Childbearing Families and Women's Health
This is the practicum course linked to NUR171T, the unit allocation is linked to the course above. Enrollment in this zero unit course is required concurrently with NUR171T.

NUR 172T - Adaptation Nursing: Children and Families (Theory: 2 units Practicum: 2.5 units)
This theory and clinical course focuses on the health and care of the pediatric population. Emphasis will be on maximizing pediatric outcomes in family settings.

NUR 172TP - Adaptation Nursing: Children and Families
This is the practicum course linked to NUR172T, the unit allocation is linked to the course above. Enrollment in this zero unit course is required concurrently with NUR172T.

NUR 173T - Adaptation Nursing: Mental Health (Theory: 2 units Practicum: 2.5 units)
This theory and clinical course focuses on mental health and mental illness across the lifespan. It addresses the psychosocial needs of clients, families and communities and prepares students to recognize and manage diverse mental health and psychosocial-spiritual alterations.

NUR 173TP - Adaptation Nursing: Mental Health
This is the practicum course linked to NUR173T, the unit allocation is linked to the course above. Enrollment in this zero unit course is required concurrently with NUR173T.

NUR 98 - Independent Studies (1-3)
Independent Investigation of significant problems in nursing. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

NUR 99 - Special Studies (1-3)
Selected problems; offered as a course or seminar on current issues in nursing. Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor.

Senior Courses

NUR 134 - Evidence-Based Practice (3)
This theory course integrates knowledge and skills in the research process and its role in evidence based nursing care and improved patient outcomes.

NUR 184T - Adaptation Nursing: Leadership and Policy (Theory: 2 units /Practicum: 2.5 units)
The theory and clinical course focuses on leadership principles, including challenging current health care assumptions. The course examines the theory and practices necessary to solve problems, and advance a vision in the health care and policy environment.

NUR 184TP - Adaptation Nursing: Leadership and Policy
This is the practicum course linked to NUR184T, the unit allocation is linked to the course above. Enrollment in this zero unit course is required concurrently with NUR184T.

NUR 185T - Adaptation Nursing: Gerontology (Theory: 2 units/ Practicum: 2.5 units)
This theory and clinical course focuses on the unique needs of the older adult, incorporating normal age-related changes and their effect on the function and quality of life. Emphasis will be on promoting healthful behavior in the least restrictive environment.

NUR 185TP - Adaptation Nursing: Gerontology
This is the practicum course linked to NUR185T, the unit allocation is linked to the course above. Enrollment in this zero unit course is required concurrently with NUR185T.

NUR186T - Adaptation Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice (Theory: 2 units/Practicum: 2.5 units)
This theory and clinical course focuses on the advanced nursing care and management of clients in the healthcare environment. Emphasis is on clients within the context of the family, groups and community including nursing leadership concepts.

NUR 186TP - Adaptation Nursing: Transition to Professional Practice
This is the practicum course linked to NUR186T, the unit allocation is linked to the course above. Enrollment in this zero unit course is required concurrently with NUR186T.

NUR 187T - Adaptation Nursing: Community/Public Health (Theory: 2 units/ Practicum: 2.5 units)
This theory and clinical course focuses on integrating public health sciences including epidemiology, biostatistics, and environmental health into nursing care of individuals, families, and populations in community settings. Emphasis is on promoting and protecting the health of the public.

NUR 187TP - Adaptation Nursing: Community/Public Health
This is the practicum course linked to NUR187T, the unit allocation is linked to the course above. Enrollment in this zero unit course is required concurrently with NUR187T.

NUR 188T - Adaptation Nursing: Advanced Health Assessment (Theory 1 unit, Skills/Practicum 1 Unit)
This theory and skills course focuses on the theory and techniques involved in a comprehensive assessment across the lifespan with an emphasis on adult clients.

NUR 196H - Senior Honors Thesis (Theory 1 unit, Skills/Practicum 1 Unit)

NUR 198 - Independent Studies (1-3)
Independent investigation of significant problems in nursing. Prerequisite:Consent of instructor.

NUR 199 - Special Topics in Nursing (1-3)
Selected problems; offered as a course or seminar on current issues in nursing.Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.