NUR 203: Pathophysiology
This course will provide an overview of the normal physiological and pathological mechanisms of disease across the lifespan. The normal physiological changes that occur with aging and abnormal pathology are introduced. Altered states of health are discussed in the context of current evidence-based research. Prerequisites BIO 284 Anatomy and BIO 294 Physiology.
NUR 206: Pharmacology
This course explores the basic concepts of clinical pharmacokinetics and pharmacotherapy for diseases. The course explores the major drug categories, purpose of action, common interactions, and contraindications. The nursing management priorities for the major drug categories are highlighted. Prerequisite CHEM2XX Chemistry for Health Science.
NUR 301: Nursing Management and Leadership
This course prepares students for the changing role of the professional nurse in complex and diverse health care settings. The theories and methods of leadership and management are explored and applied in the clinical experience. There is an emphasis on critical thinking, team building, communication, priority setting, collaborative decision-making and advocacy. Students will use nursing leadership and management theory as well as the basic and applied sciences and humanities from previous courses.
NUR 304: Advanced Health Assessment
This course will focus on developing the skills to conduct physical, functional, and cognitive assessments for clients across the lifespan and cultures. The course will prepare students to complete and document a detailed health history. The skills learned in Health Assessment at the diploma nursing level will serve as the course foundation allowing the student to develop the advanced assessment skills required of professional nurses. Prerequisite Health Assessment at the SON.
NUR 402: Healthcare Informatics
This course prepares the student to utilize informatics and health care technologies in the management of individuals, groups and organizations for the improvement of patient outcomes.
NUR 404: 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.
NUR 406: Vulnerable Populations
The elimination of health disparities has been identified as an area of research emphasis by the National Institute of Nursing Research. This course examines health determinants and health disparities within the United States as well as in the global community. The student will examine health disparities and the burden of disease within social, cultural, political, economic, and environmental contexts using a systematic, multidisciplinary approach.
NUR 412: Community and Population Health Nursing
Community and Public Health Nursing provides a theoretical background for the study of community health nursing and is based on the synthesis of nursing theory and public health science. Emphasis is on health promotion, health maintenance and disease prevention among populations. The course assists students to recognize and analyze the interrelationships between individuals, families, population groups, and communities in determining the health status of each. The impact of political, economic, social, environmental, and cultural concerns on the health of populations is examined.
NUR/POSC XXX: Health Care Policy
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the public health system and policy issues confronting politicians, citizens, healthcare professionals, and other interested parties. The course presents an overview of public healthcare policy, the influence of the political, bureaucratic, and social environments in which policy decisions are made, and the population health consequences of such decisions. Students will also be engaged in the discussion of a variety of critical, contemporary policy issues such as health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, the increase of medical expenditures, the malpractice crisis, the evolution of managed care, and comparison of other nations’ healthcare systems. A key aspect of the course is to develop a framework for analyzing public health policies to glean where improvements could be made for the most benefit.