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(S) Gaining the knowledge to obtain health histories, physical examinations, and interpreting normal findings as well as common deviations from normal.

Hours
4

(S) The use of theoretical reasoning and its role in current nursing practice.

Hours
1

(F) Examine the role of the professional nurse in healthcare delivery policies, politics, regulation, and finance.

Hours
3

(F) Focuses on cultural assessment and providing culturally competent nursing care from a transcultural caring perspective.

Hours
3

(S) Examination of healthcare information systems and development of information literacy for healthcare providers.

Hours
3

(S) An examination of the physical or biochemical changes that are the cause or result of pathology or disease processes.

Prerequisites: CHEM230 and BIOL330 and BIOL331
Hours
3

(Sum) Explore the role of research in nursing practice and health care delivery and critically review research reports. Explore the evidence in the literature for nursing care strategies.

Hours
3

(S) Care of clients in community settings with a focus on populations, illness prevention and health promotions. Prerequisites: NURS 332 and 360. Co-requisite: NURS 421.

Hours
3

(S) Practicum experience in the care of clients in community settings with a focus on populations, illness prevention and health promotion. Prerequisites: NURS 332 and 360. Co-requisite:NURS 420.

Hours
2

(F) Focuses on management and leadership theories and principles applied to nursing practice with an emphasis on developing skills and strategies for innovative and creative approaches to healthcare management and leadership challenges. (Prerequisite for RN to BSN- NURS 320, NURS 338 and NURS 360; Co-requisite for RN to BSN- NURS 431).

Hours
3

(F) Practicum application of management and leadership theories and principles with an emphasis on practicing skills and strategies for innovative and creative solutions to challenges in healthcare. (Co-requisite for RN to BSN-NURS 430).

Hours
2

(Sum) Application of prerequisite knowledge and current evidence to persistent and emerging healthcare issues identified in scholarly literature and current epidemiological evidence. Topics will include current global, national, state, and local issues, genetics and genomics. Prerequisites: NURS 360.

Hours
3

(F) Examining nursing practice from an arts and humanities perspective.

Hours
1

(S) Advanced techniques of water safety and rescue. American Red Cross certification awarded to those who qualify. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation certification also awarded to those who qualify. Prerequisite: Successful completion of a swimming skills pre-test or permission of the instructor.

Hours
1

(F,S) Water aerobics is the participation and understanding of the basic principles of water exercises.

Hours
1

This course will provide the student with the knowledge and expertise to officiate basketball games in physical education classes, intramural and recreational leagues, interscholastically and intercollegiately. It includes the basic fundamental skills as well as the rules and mechanics of basketball officiating. In addition, the course prepares the student to take officiating certification examinations.

Hours
1

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