Catalog • 2012-2013

Nursing Courses

NUR 309 Health Promotion I - 5 credits

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.*

NUR 311 Health Assessment - 3 credits

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. *

NUR 313 Mental Health Promotion - 4 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 314 Pharmacology - 3 credits

Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in assessing/planning, implementing and evaluating the effects of pharmacologic agents used as therapeutic intervention for the client.

NUR 320 Family Health Promotion I - 4 credits

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.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of NUR 309, 311 and 314.*

NUR 321 Health Promotion II - 4 credits

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: Successful completion of NUR 309, 311, and 314.*

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.
Co-requisite or pre-requisite NUR 309.

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.
Co-requisite or prerequisite 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.
Prerequisite: RN to BS in Nursing students.

NUR 328 Nursing in the Global Community - 2 credits

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. The course will end with an on-campus class to reflect on lessons learned.
Prerequisites: NUR 309 and 311

NUR 330 Family Health Promotion II - 4 credits

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.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all junior- level nursing courses.*

NUR 331 Health Promotion III - 5 credits

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.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all junior- level nursing courses.*

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.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all junior level courses. RN students -NUR 322.

NUR 333 Health Promotion of the Community - 5 credits

Focuses on the professional 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.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all junior-level nursing courses. RN students - NUR 311, 322, and 324.
Co-requisite or prerequisite NUR 330 and 331.**

NUR 335 Leadership in Nursing - 5 credits

Focuses on the leadership and management roles of the professional nurse. This course emphasizes the management process in the delivery of health care.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all junior-level nursing courses. RN students – NUR 311, 322, and 324.*

NUR 341 Complex Health Problems - 4 credits

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.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of all junior-level nursing courses and NUR 330, 331, and 332.
Co-requisite or prerequisite NUR 333 and 335.*

NUR 342 Independent Practicum - 4 credits

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.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of ALL nursing courses.*

*See Nursing Office for clinical hour requirements.

 

School Nurse Certification Courses

SNC 380 Methodology in School Health Services - 3 credits

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.
Prerequisite: successful completion of Education 100, 200, Special Education 243, and Psychology 250.

SNC 381 School Nurse Practicum - 5 credits

Focusing on the practice of school nursing, this course provides students with the opportunity for clinical practice within the school setting under the direct supervision of a school nurse preceptor. Students meet weekly to explore the philosophy, goals, and practice of the school health system.
Prerequisite: successful completion of Education 100, 200, Special Education 243, Psychology 250, and School Nurse Cert 380.