courses

*****Note - All nursing classes are held at the San Antonio Campus. For further information, please contact that campus or visit their website.

 

NURS 3335. Mental Health Nursing - This course focuses on the physiological and psychological aspects of the mental health related to acute and chronic problems across the lifespan. This course introduces the student to assessment, analysis, implementation and evaluation of clients experiencing mental disorders. The role of the professional nurse in health promotion and illness prevention are key components. Emphasis is placed on the mental health milieu that exists in a community setting. Prerequisites: NURS 3410, 3421, 3424, 3622, and 3833.

NURS 3410. Health Promotion and Maintenance - This course will focus on specific community and individual needs in the delivery of disease prevention and health promotion. The student will have an overview of conceptual foundations and theoretical approaches. Factors related to health promotion will be discussed. Health promotion will be examined throughout the life cycle and promotion strategies and interventions will be addressed. Prerequisites: NURS 3424 and 3622.

NURS 3421. Health Assessment - Basic technical aspects of anatomy, pathophysiology, bedside assessment skills, laboratory tests and diagnostic tests are emphasized. The emphasis on caring is displayed through themes of assessment of the whole person: cultural, spiritual, familial, and environmental considerations, patient dignity and health promotion. Emphasis will be placed on communication of specific health assessment findings and acquiring health assessment knowledge and skills based on scientific rationale. Two hours lecture and six hours lab. Prerequisites: NURS 3424 and 3622. Fee: $50.

NURS 3423. Childbearing Family -
This course focuses on the care of childbearing women and their families through all the stages of childbirth, as well as the first four weeks after birth. Genetics, conception, and fetal development are discussed. Maternal physiological changes during pregnancy are also presented. It will include the high risk mothers, postpartum complications, as well as high risk neonates. Prerequisites: NURS 3410, 3421, 3424, 3622, and 3833.

NURS 3424. Pharmacology: Nursing Implications -
This course will focus on the fundamental principles of pharmacology and investigation of the major classifications of drugs with emphasis on pharmacotherapeutic actions and nursing implications will be presented. Previously learned skills and concepts as well as prerequisite science courses are integrated into the discussions. Prerequisite: Admission to BSN program.

NURS 3622. Fundamentals of Nursing -
This course introduces students to the historical perspectives of nursing, the health care system today, and the role of nursing as a profession and a practice. The fundamental concepts basic to nursing such as health and wellness, growth and development, nursing process, communication, and holistic health are introduced. A strong emphasis is placed on the acquisition of theory and skills necessary for the practice of nursing. Students will learn Standards of Practice and Ethical and Legal principles related to patient care and professional practice necessary to practice professional nursing. Prerequisite: Admission to the BSN program. Fee: $50.

NURS 3833. Adult Health I -
This course integrates knowledge and skills learned previously with disease processes affecting adults today. The student will learn disease processes that occur in the adult client beginning with problems of the immune system to problems of the reproductive system. The clinical focuses on providing care for adults in need of hospital care and rehabilitation. Patient teaching in the clinical setting will take on importance, as well as, higher levels of critical thinking and evidence-based practice. Prerequisites: NURS 3410, 3421, 3424, and 3622. Fee: $50.

NURS 4210. Professional Nursing Role - This course is designed to promote transition to roles that enhance the professional practice and growth built on prior nursing knowledge and experience.

NURS 4211. Current Issues in Nursing -
This course will take a look at all the current issues that are presently affecting the nursing profession today. This course will follow a writing intensive and seminar type class. Students will be able to present current issues and, by using critical thinking, will be able to voice their opinions concerning issues. Three hours lecture. Prerequisites: NURS 3335, 3410, 3421, 3423, 3424, 3622, 3833, 4332, 4348, 4423, and 4653.

NURS 4332. Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing -
This course helps students identify current ethical issues facing nursing today. It also looks at legal issues that have affected nursing in the past and are currently affecting nursing today. Four hours lecture. Prerequisites: NURS 3335, 3410, 3421, 3423, 3424, 3622, 3833, 4348, and 4423.

NURS 4335. Community and Public Health Nursing
- This is an on-line course designed to present key concepts, theories, and issues relevant to practice as a public health/community health nurse. This course will explore the major concepts and conceptual issues underlying the specialty of community-oriented nursing, including the dimensions of public health and conceptual issues in the specialty and in beginning to develop positions on critical care issues including access to care, disparities, vulnerable populations, health promotion across the lifespan and the implementation and progress of Healthy People 2010 National Health Objectives. Three lecture hours. Prerequisites: NURS 4210, 4845, 4651, 4332, 4348, and 4343.

NURS 4343. Leadership and Management - explores concepts of leadership and management through an examination of various leadership/management theories, application of ethical and legal principles, organizational and resource management styles, meeting consumer
needs and delegation of nursing care. Emphasis will be on the student demonstrating critical thinking in the application of the leader/manager role. Four lecture hours and eight hours of clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 3421, NURS 3423, NURS 3622, NURS 3421, NURS 3833, NURS 3335, NURS 3423, NURS 4423 , NURS 4348, NURS 4653, NURS 4332.

NURS 4348. Nursing Theories and Research -
Students are introduced to nursing theorists, and their theories of nursing. Students will also explore the development and process of nursing research. Opportunities are provided for the student to critique and evaluate nursing research and explore the application of theory and research in the clinical practice of nursing. Four hours lecture. Prerequisites: NURS 3335, 3410, 3421, 3423, 3424, 3622, and 3833.

NURS 4423. Pediatric Nursing - This course introduces the student to the care of the well child, the child with special needs and the child with acute and chronic health care needs. A strong emphasis on maintaining dignity of the child and promoting healthy growth and development, even during illness, will be evident. Students will also examine the role of the family and the importance of it to the care of the child. Clinicals will focus on both well children as well as children with health care needs. Prerequisites: NURS 3335, 3410, 3421, 3423, 3424, 3622, and 3833.

NURS 4535 Community and Public Health Nursing – The focus of this course is the presentation of Community and Public Health Nursing – presents key concepts, theories, and issues relevant to practice as a public health/community health nurse. Explores the major concepts and conceptual issues underlying the specialty of community-oriented nursing, including the dimensions of public health and community health nursing. The course is intended to assist students in clarifying conceptual issues in the specialty and in beginning to develop positions on critical health care issues including access to care, disparities, vulnerable populations, health promotion across the lifespan and the implementation and progress of Healthy People 2010 National Health Objectives. Three lecture hours and eight hours clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 3421, NURS 3423, NURS 3622, NURS 3421, NURS 3833, NURS 3335, NURS 3423, NURS 4423 , NURS 4348, NURS 4653, NURS 4332.

NURS 4651. Evidence Based Practice II -
This course examines physiological and psychological adaptation to responses dealing with the stressors/stimuli related to acute and serious health problems. Emphasis is placed on the infant, child and young adult population.

NURS 4653. Adult Health II - This course continues to integrate knowledge and skills learned previously with disease processes affecting adults today. The clinical focuses on providing care for adults in need of a higher level of nursing care and skills and intensive care. The students will expand on even higher levels of critical thinking and focus on evidence-based practice. Three hour lecture, sixteen hours clinical. Prerequisites: NURS 3335, 3410, 3421, 3423, 3424, 3622, 3833, 4348, and 4423.

NURS 4845. Evidence Based Practice I - This course examines physiological and psychological adaptation to responses dealing with the stressors/stimuli related to acute and serious health problems. Emphasis is placed on the gerontological population.

NURS 5301. Organizational Structure and System Leadership in Nursing
- introduces the theories of organizational structure and how to identify effective structure within an organization, such as institutions of higher education or clinical facilities. Identifies qualities of effective leaders within an organizational structure by identifying practices and leadership skills specific to nursing.

NURS 5306. Research Methods in Nursing Education - development of research skills appropriate for educational and instructional environments in nursing education.

NURS 5307. Legal and Ethical Issues in Nursing Education - examination of the legal and ethical issues that affect the delivery of quality nursing education to nursing students by the nurse educator.

NURS 5308. Curriculum Development in Nursing Education - This course introduces the learner to processes involved in developing nursing curricula in baccalaureate, associate degree, and diploma nursing education. The emphasis is on the analysis, interpretation, development of a philosophy and total program evaluation.

NURS 5309. Teaching Strategies in Nursing - provides the learner with knowledge necessary for competent classroom and clinical teaching. Methods of teaching students at the university, community college, and health care settings in classroom, seminar and electronic formats are explored.

NURS 5310. Evaluation of Learning in Nursing Education - provides the learner with evaluation tools and methods for evaluation in classroom and clinical settings for nursing students in all levels of higher education. The learner will gain knowledge in different types of test taking and assessment s of higher level learning.

NURS 5311. Role Development in Nursing Leadership - allows the learner to gain knowledge of the leadership roles specific to nursing and to develop professional leadership skills necessary to be successful in nursing practice.

NURS 5312. Foundations of Adult Learning in Nursing Education - Introduces concepts of adult development and how adults learn and explores the different learning styles necessary to develop critical thinking and safe nursing practice in a student.

NURS 5313. Classroom Management in Nursing Education - investigation of the major theories of classroom management and classroom skills for the nurse educators use in the management of the classroom to develop critical thinking skills and safe patient care in the practice setting.

NURS 5314. Applied Learning Theories in Nursing Education - explores major research based theories of adult learning and the application of these theories to nursing education.

NURS 5360. Practicum - this nursing practicum experience is designed to integrate theory in a reality context of the teaching role. Opportunities are provided for teaching in the classroom, clinical setting, and health care educational setting.

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