Nursing Courses

The design of the course is an introduction to the profession of nursing and to the Catherine W. Wood School of Nursing. This course emphasizes several key concepts necessary to build students’ skill sets for their future endeavors in college as well as their chosen profession as a professional nurse. 1 hour(s)

The design of the course is to review the past, present, and future of professional nursing. There is emphasis on discussion of professional values, philosophies, core competencies and the knowledge needed for professional practice.  2 hour(s)

The course teaches the student assessment of the healthy adult client with consideration of common variations and life span influence. Assessment of the client is within a cultural, spiritual, member of family and community framework. 3 hour(s)

 

This is the first course designed to introduce students to the role of critical thinking and the nursing process as a mechanism to synthesize knowledge and master basic nursing skills that promote, maintain and restore health in older adult clients.  6 hour(s)

This is the first of two courses that examine the physiologic mechanisms underlying selected alterations in health that occur throughout the life cycle. Integrated within the course are basic pharmacological concepts with emphasis on drug groups and nursing implications.  4 hour(s)

The second course in the series that examines the physiologic mechanisms underlying selected alterations in health that occur throughout the life cycle. Integrated within the course are basic pharmacological concepts with emphasis on drug groups and nursing implications.  4 hour(s)

This course examines the steps of the research process, and provides the student with the basic skills and knowledge to evaluate research. Integrated throughout the course are ethical considerations and methods of protection of human subjects. 3 hour(s)

This is the first course that emphasizes the care of adults in a broad range of settings with the role of the nurse as a member of the health care team. It reinforces the role of critical thinking and the nursing process as a mechanism to synthesize knowledge. 5 hour(s)

This course focuses on alterations in mental health and the theories and principles underlying nursing care of this population. Students examine predisposing biological, psychological, and sociocultural factors contributing to the development and continuation of disorders.  4 hour(s)

This is the second course that emphasizes the care of adults in a broad range of settings with the role of the nurse as a member of the health care team. It reinforces the role of critical thinking and the nursing process as a mechanism to synthesize knowledge. 5 hour(s)

This course focuses on health care needs of women across the lifespan, with a focus on childbirth and children as unique individuals within the childbearing family. The emphasis is the role of the nurse in health promotion, positive parenting and advocacy for vulnerable clients.  6 hour(s) 

This course provides the student with the opportunity to explore the leadership theories, behaviors and organizational structures that enhance the delivery of safe quality care. The learner reflects on organizational roles, legal responsibilities, and implications for professional nursing practice. 3 hour(s)

This course focuses on health policy and issues that affect consumers of health care and nursing practice within the community. The course examines socioeconomic, environmental, epidemiological, legislative influences, ethical/legal issues, and the impact of health beliefs and practices on health promotion and protection in communities and society. 2 hour(s)

The design of the course is to develop student’s knowledge and skills in applying health promotion and disease prevention frameworks, nursing, and public health concepts, epidemiology, and environmental health issues in working with populations in the community.  4 hour(s)

This course is an intensive clinical practicum whereby the student collaboratively works with faculty and a nurse preceptor in a chosen setting. The student synthesizes knowledge and skills from basic and upper-division education to plan, organize, coordinate, and deliver safe, quality care.  6 hour(s)

The design of the course is facilitation to practice with evidence based strategies that improve retention of new graduate nurses. The focus is career counseling, resume and portfolio development, the cover letter, behavioral based interviews, presentation skills and communicating value to employers. 3 hour(s)

This course is a synthesis of humanities and aspects of nursing applied to the healthcare of vulnerable populations. The course will focus on integrating human experiences, evidenced-based practices, and cultural competence with the goal of appraising current approaches to the health of vulnerable populations. 2 hour(s)

Nursing Informatics combines knowledge and skills from nursing, computer technology, information and cognitive science to design and implement automated systems that support practice in the delivery of care.  2 hour(s)