Online Courses: In online teaching, 100% of instruction takes place online via Canvas and with supplemental platforms like Zoom. There are two types of online courses: asynchronous and synchronous.
Asynchronous online: Course is fully online, with lessons, assignments, and activities posted in Canvas with due dates. Students complete coursework, engage in discussions, etc., based upon their own schedules, but are required to meet posted deadlines.
Synchronous online: Online course that includes real-time class meetings using technology (e.g. Zoom). The number of required meetings varies based upon the particular class, but meetings take place during the scheduled class times. Faculty will inform students of the schedule for real-time meetings in their courses.
Hybrid Courses: Hybrid courses combine both in-person, on-campus meetings with online instruction. All face-to-face activities take place during the regularly-scheduled meeting times in the rooms assigned on the course listing. The number of people in classrooms is limited by social distancing requirements, and the number of in-person meetings varies by course. Faculty will notify students of the exact meeting schedule for their courses.
If your class is not listed as online or hybrid, it will meet fully face-to-face with proper social distancing following the noted class schedule.
The purpose of this course is to establish a foundation in nursing, beginning with a study of the nurses who have developed the profession through leadership, knowledge and theory. Students will be introduced to the ethics, values, accountability, role, empowerment, nursing process and professional standards. The concepts of health, determinants of health and lived experience will be examined from the individual to population level perspectives. The role of illness prevention in nursing practice will be identified. Introductory content will build a framework for beginning engagement of evidence- based practice, culturally congruent practice, communication skills and practice for quality and safety in healthcare.
Reserved for NSG students. $100 fee.
Students will trace the history of professional roles and responsibilities in nursing practice and health care delivery systems to present day. Legal, ethical and moral accountability will be introduced with emphasis placed upon the professional roles of helper and partner in the promotion of health and wellness. Through the development of skills in interviewing and assessment, students will identify varying degrees of health and wellness for individuals and families across the lifespan. An appreciation of differences in people and their perceptions of wellness will be fostered to better enable students to assist individuals and their families recognize the value of health and wellness and encourage personal responsibility. Prerequisites: BIO 199, ENG 105, PSY 101.
Application of the physical, social and behavioral sciences enables students to analyze factors affecting health and wellness. Students identify, apply, monitor and evaluate interventions to promote a higher level of health when illness has interfered with daily living. Sensitivity to differences in individual families’ responses to alterations in health emphasizes the significance of the partnering role of the nurse. Therapeutic interventions include health teaching and the development of such skills as intravenous and nutritional support, medication administration and maintaining asepsis. Prerequisites: BIO 200, NSG 291.
The purpose of this course is for students to understand how evidence is developed and used to guide nursing practice. Specifically, the course focuses on identification of practice issues and appraisal and integration of evidence to improve nursing practice and patient outcomes. The research process, clinical judgment, inter-professional perspectives and patient preference are examined. Students will learn how to integrate reliable evidence from multiple ways of knowing to inform practice and make clinical judgments to improve patient outcomes. Strategies to disseminate evidence supporting best practices are a component of the course. Prerequisites: ENG 105, PHI 102. Corequisite: SOC 288.
HYBRID. Reserved for NSG students.
Students will expand their knowledge and skills in administering and monitoring care to individuals and families experiences alterations in health and wellness in the area of mental health. Theory and practice is directed towards development of skill and comfort in intervening with clients in this area. Theory content contains knowledge of mental health disorders, treatment, and nursing interventions with the expectation that the student will apply this knowledge in the diagnosing and treating of human responses in the practicum. Clinical experiences include in-patient and out-patient, crisis intervention, and other specialty areas within behavioral health. Prerequisites: NSG 292, PSY 210.
Students will expand their knowledge and skills in administering and monitoring care to individuals and families experiencing multi-system and rapidly changing alterations in health and wellness. Complexity is evident in the alteration of health status as well as the types of therapeutic interventions. Physical, social, and behavioral sciences and advanced technology are applied in the diagnosing and treating of human responses in a variety of settings. Clinical experiences include inpatient and outpatient in the maternal-child specialty areas. Prerequisites: NSG 292, PSY 210.
This course is designed to broaden the students’ perspective of the nurse’s role in influencing and improving health care systems and practices. Evidence-based rationales for nursing care provide a foundation for learning. Emerging health care concerns, governmental regulations, and financing are discussed to provide a more global view of nursing. Students apply management and leadership principles to previously acquired knowledge, skills and attitudes to promote quality care for a group of individuals. Nursing informatics is applied to foster improved standards of care. Learning experiences are designed to ease the transition of student to that of graduate nurse. Clinical experiences include medical-surgical and critical care. Prerequisites: NSG 385, NSG 394.