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Why Choose
Cedar Crest?
  • Women’s leadership opportunities
  • Flexibility to add dual major, minor
  • Broad-based liberal arts education
  • Study abroad opportunities

Nursing Courses

NUR 309 Health Promotion I - 5 credits/84 clinical hours

Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in promoting the optimal health for the individual Theory and psychomotor skills essential to the practice of nursing are emphasized. A minimum grade of C+ is required.
Co-requisite: NUR 311

NUR 311 Health Assessment - 3 credits /42 laboratory hours

Provides the student with the techniques for carrying out a biopsychosocial, spiritual and cultural assessment of the individual. Developmental variations and cultural differences are addressed throughout the course. A minimum grade of C+ is required. The theory portion of this course is available online only; lab portion is face-to-face. RN to BSN students have the option to take the lab in an online or face-to-face format.

NUR 313 Mental Health Promotion - 4 credits/84 clinical hours

Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in promotion of optimal mental health. Theories of human behavior, biochemistry and the nursing process are used in caring for individuals experiencing alteration in mental health.
Co-requisites: NUR 309, 311, 314.

NUR 314 Pharmacology - 3 credits

Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in promotion of optimal mental health. Theories of human behavior, biochemistry and the nursing process are used in caring for individuals experiencing alteration in mental health.

NUR 320 Family Health Promotion I - 4 credits/84 clinical hours

Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in promoting optimal health of the family from pregnancy through the post-partum period. Family theory, theories of growth and development and the nursing process are used in providing family-centered care.
Prerequisites: NUR 309, 311, 314. Co-requisites: NUR 313, 321, 323.

NUR 321 Health Promotion II - 4 credits/84 clinical hours

Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in promoting optimal health for the aging adult. Risk factors for illness and injury are identified and strategies for health promotion are explored in the areas of management of problems with mobility, management of altered genitourinary functioning, management of altered sensory perception, management of metabolic dysfunction, and management of altered breathing problems. 

Prerequisites: NUR 309, 311, 314, 322. Co-requisites: NUR 313, 322, 323.

NUR 322 Research I - 2 credits

Focuses on understanding the research process and the role of the professional nurse in designing and conducting research. Quantitative and qualitative design are studied with emphasis on the use of research to improve nursing care. Course is available in online format only. 

Pre-requisite: NUR 309, 311 Co-requisite: NUR 323 or SPS 171.

NUR 323 Concepts in Professional Nursing - 2 credits

This course focuses on current issues and trends in nursing and health care for individuals from diverse cultural populations. The course provides an overview of professional issues in nursing, nursing education, the history of nursing and health care delivery. The course will also introduce legal, ethical and cultural issues that impact nursing practice.
Course is available in online format only. 
Pre- or Co-requisite SPS 171.

NUR 324 Professional Nursing Seminar - 3 credits

The student is introduced to the conceptual basis of professional nursing. The philosophy, purpose, objectives and organizing framework of the Cedar Crest nursing program are examined in relation to the theories and conceptual models of the discipline. Nursing process, legal and ethical issues, client systems, cultural diversity, research, communication and the nurse as an advocate are explored. This course is reserved for and required of all Registered Nurses. RN to BSN students have the option to take this course in an online or face-to-face format. 

Prerequisite: admission into RN to BS in Nursing program. Pre- or Co-requisite: SPS 171

NUR 328 Nursing in the Global Community:  A Study Abroad - 2 credits (elective)

This course provides a unique opportunity for students to be a part of an international general medical and public health multidisciplinary team. While experiencing clinical work first hand, students will examine the socio-cultural and economic dimensions of health and illness and systems for delivering health care in a selected country. Emphasis will be placed on enhancing cultural awareness and sensitivity as well as developing cultural competence in nursing. Students will examine cultural differences and similarities through observation and interaction with patients, community members, and health care professionals. The class will begin on campus for discussion of reading materials and preparation for travel. Travel is a required aspect of this course and the location may change each year. The course will end with an on-campus class to reflect on lessons learned. This course can be taken more than once.

Prerequisites: NUR 309, 311

NUR 330 Family Health Promotion II - 4 credits /84 clinical hours

Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in promoting optimal health of the family experiencing alterations in health, including perinatal complications and care of the child and adolescent with acute, chronic and disabling conditions. The course emphasizes the integration of family theory and nursing theory in caring for the family’s varied physical and psychosocial needs. 

Prerequisites: NUR 309, 311, 313, 314, 320, 321, 322, 323.

NUR 331 Health Promotion III - 5 credits /84 clinical hours

Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in promoting optimal health for the young and middle-aged adult. Risk factors for illness and injury will be identified and strategies for health promotion are explored in the areas of perioperative care, management of fluid/electrolyte imbalance, altered tissue perfusion, gastrointestinal dysfunction and neurological impairment. 

Prerequisites: NUR 309, 311, 313, 314, 320, 321, 322, 323.

NUR 332 Research II (Capstone Experience) - 3 credits

Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in the research process. Students synthesize knowledge from prior college course work and life experiences in order to demonstrate an understanding and incorporation of nursing research as an integral aspect of nursing practice. The practicum offers an area to apply information from the seminars in a real-world setting. Course is available in online format only. 

Prerequisites: NUR 309, 311, 313, 314, 320, 321, 322, 323. RN students -NUR 322.

NUR 333 Health Promotion of the Community - 5 credits/84 clinical hours

Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in promoting optimal heath of individuals, families and groups in home and community settings. The class emphasizes epidemiological theories as they relate to the health of the community.

Prerequisites: NUR 309, 311, 313, 314, 320, 321, 322, 323, 330, 331. RN students - NUR 311, 322, 324. 

Co-requisite or prerequisite NUR 330, 331. RN to BSN students have the option to take this course in an online or face-to-face format.

NUR 335 Leadership in Nursing (Capstone Experience) - 5 credits/84 clinical hours

Focuses on the leadership and management roles of the professional nurse. This course emphasizes the management process in the delivery of health care. 

Prerequisites: NUR 309, 311, 313, 314, 320, 321, 322, 323, 332. Co-requisite: NUR 332. RN students prerequisites: NUR 311, 322, 324.
Co-requisite: NUR 332. RN to BSN students have the option to take this course in an online or face-to-face format.

NUR 341 Complex Health Problems - 4 credits/84 clinical hours

Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in promoting optimal health for multicultural individuals across the life span, who are experiencing complex health problems. Risk factors for illness and injury will be identified and strategies for health promotion will be explored for the care of clients with emergencies, trauma and burns, as well as those with neurologic, cardiac, oncologic, immune, and liver disorders. 

Prerequisites: NUR 309, 311, 313, 314, 320, 321, 322, 323, 330, 331, 332, 333, 335. 

Co-requisites: NUR 333, 335.

NUR 342 Independent Practicum - 4 credits /105 clinical hours

The focus of this course is to allow the student to gain increased clinical experience in an area of choice. Experience is dependent upon nursing faculty approval, availability of clinical sites and preceptors. 

Prerequisites: Successful completion of ALL nursing courses.

NUR 360 Nursing Simulation I - 2 credits (elective)

This course provides an opportunity to expand experiential learning by providing holistic patient care within the simulated environment utilizing low fidelity role play to high fidelity SimMan technology.  Students will assess patient response to illness, use clinical reasoning in patient care problems, implement nursing interventions, and evaluate patient outcomes.  Students will critique performance of self and peers during debriefing sessions and repeat scenarios for continued improvement in skills performance, problem solving, and evolving scenarios.
Prerequisites: NUR 309, 311.

NUR 361 Nursing Simulation II - 2 credits (elective)

This course provides an opportunity to expand experiential learning by providing holistic patient care within the simulated environment utilizing high fidelity SimMan technology.  During crisis, high risk, and advanced clinical scenarios students will assess patient’s response to illness, use clinical reasoning in patient care problems, implement nursing interventions, and evaluate patient outcomes.  Students will critique performance of self and peers during debriefing sessions and repeat scenarios for continued improvement in skills performance, complex problem solving, and evolving scenarios.
Prerequisites:  NUR 309, 311, 321. Co-requisite: NUR 330

 

School Nurse Certification Courses

SNC 380 Methodology in School Health Services - 3 credits

This online course focuses on the role of the professional nurse within the school setting. The epidemiological prevention process model is used to explore health services, health education and the school environment. Emphasis is placed on the use of the nursing process to promote the health of members of the school community.

Prerequisites: EDU 550, 359/559, SPE 243, 320/520 and PSY 250.

SNC 381 School Nurse Practicum - 5 credits /120 clinical hours

This online course focuses on the role of the professional nurse within the school setting. The epidemiological prevention process model is used to explore health services, health education and the school environment. Emphasis is placed on the use of the nursing process to promote the health of members of the school community. 

Prerequisites: EDU 550, 359/559, SPE 243, 320/520 and PSY 250.