Nursing --- NURS


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NURS 1001  Nursing Assistant   5.0 cr
Course Outline for NURS 1001

Introduces concepts of basic human needs, health/illness continuum, and basic nursing skills in long-term care and/or home care environments. Skills are taught in a simulated laboratory setting utilizing demonstration and role-playing. Upon successful completion of classroom studies, the student will participate in 24 hours of supervised clinical experience in a long-term care facility. This course meets the objectives of the Federal OBRA and Minnesota Department of Health requirements as detailed for educating the nursing assistant. Students should be fluent English speakers. Course includes a malpractice insurance fee. Note: To complete the requirements of the course students will need to receive a criminal background clearance. Please refer to the Criminal Background section of the catalog for more information on the criminal background study. Prereq: Completion of READ 0090 or placement into READ 0093 or higher; HCM 1111 Medical Terminology recommended.

NURS 2700  Health Promotion and the Role of the Professional   9.0 cr
Course Outline for NURS 2700

Introduces the student to the role of the professional nurse. The emphasis on health promotion across the lifespan includes learning about self-health, as well as holistic client health practices. Students learn to access and apply research evidence to guide safe preventative care. The student will incorporate communication and growth and development theory in a caring and culturally sensitive manner. The student will work as an ethical member of multi-disciplinary teams giving and receiving feedback about performance and use reflective thinking about their practice. Within the context of the nursing process, populations studied will include children, adults, older adults and the family experiencing a normal pregnancy. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program, concurrent enrollment in NURS2750 and BIOL2202 (unless successfully completed BIOL2202 previously).

NURS 2720  Transition to the Role of the Professional Nurse   4.0 cr
Course Outline for NURS 2720

Expands the knowledge and skills of the LPN as they transition to the professional role within nursing. Emphasis is placed on health promotion through the lifespan and incorporates theories related to evidence-based practice, quality and safety, communication, collaboration, clinical decision-making/reasoning, informatics, assessment, caring, and health- illness continuum. Prerequisites: Admission to the accelerated nursing program track, concurrent enrollment in NURS2750 and BIOL2202 (unless successfully completed BIOL2202 previously).

NURS 2750  Nutrition and the Role of the Professional Nurse   2.0 cr
Course Outline for NURS 2750

Introduces the student to the role of the nurse in promoting and supporting nutritional health. Emphasis is on the role nutrition plays in health promotion/prevention of illness, recovery from acute illness and/or management of chronic illness. Students learn to access evidence to support healthy nutritional choices that reduce risk factors for disease and/or illness across the lifespan. Students explore how culture, ethnicity, socio-economic status, nutritional trends and controversies, and integrative therapies influence the nutritional health of the client. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program, concurrent enrollment in NURS2700 or NURS2720 and BIOL2202 (unless successfully completed BIOL2202 previously).

NURS 2800  Chronic and Palliative Care in Nursing   7.0 cr
Course Outline for NURS 2800

Focuses on the nursing care of clients experiencing chronic illness and/or end of life. Emphasis is placed on understanding the "lived experience" of clients and families. Ethical issues related to advocacy, self-determination, and autonomy are explored. Evidence-based practice is used to support appropriate focused assessments and management of care of clients experiencing concurrent illnesses/co-morbidities. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS2700 or NURS2720 and NURS2750 with a grade of C or better. Concurrent enrollment in NURS2850.

NURS 2820  Pharmacology and the Role of the Professional Nurse   3.0 cr
Course Outline for NURS 2820

Introduces theoretical concepts that enable students to provide safe and effective care related to pharmaceuticals and natural products to diverse clients across the lifespan. A framework is presented for approaching the study of pharmacotherapeutics including pharmaceutical research and regulation, quality and safety, major drug classifications, and clinical management. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS2700 or NURS2720 and NURS2750 with a grade of C or better.

NURS 2850  Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing I   2.0 cr
Course Outline for NURS 2850

Introduces a holistic perspective of pathophysiological processes and the disruption in normal body function. Emphasis will be on objective and subjective manifestations of common chronic health problems resulting from environmental, genetic, and stress-related maladaptations to provide a foundation for nursing care. This course complements selected topics addressed in Chronic and Palliative Care to provide a comprehensive understanding of disease processes. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS2700 or NURS2720 and NURS2750 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in NURS2800

NURS 2900  Acute and Complex Care for Nursing   7.0 cr
Course Outline for NURS 2900

Focuses on the nursing care of clients experiencing acute disruptions of health and/or end of life issues. Emphasis is placed on understanding and application of theory and skills required to provide nursing care to clients with complex and/or unstable conditions. Evidence-based practice is used to support appropriate focused assessments, and effective, efficient nursing interventions. Knowledge of life span, developmental factors, cultural variables and legal aspects of care guide the ethical decision making in delivery of care. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS2800, NURS2820, and NURS2850 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in NURS 2920.

NURS 2920  Applied Pathophysiology for Nursing II   2.0 cr
Course Outline for NURS 2920

Facilitates ongoing critical thinking and analysis of pathophysiological concepts. Emphasis will be on interpretation and prioritization of data resulting from environmental, genetic, and stress-related maladaptations. This course complements the selected topics addressed in Acute & Complex Care to provide a comprehensive understanding of disease processes. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS2800, NURS 2820, and NURS2850 with a grade of C or better and concurrent enrollment in NURS 2900.

NURS 2950  Nursing Leadership I   3.0 cr
Course Outline for NURS 2950

Focuses on prioritization, delegation, and supervision of nursing care of clients across the lifespan. Healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environment issues are analyzed. Emphasis is on planning, collaborating and coordinating care for individuals and groups across the care continuum. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS2800, NURS2820, NURS2850 with a grade of C or better.