NURN 3103 - Concepts of Professional Nursing Science  (3)

Introduces professional nursing with emphasis on theoretical, ethical, and legal models guiding practice.

NURN 3104 - Issues in Cultural Health  (1)

Exploration of concepts and models of cultural health. Analysis of current issues related to culture and healthcare and the impact on provision of nursing care.

NURN 3108 - Health Assessment for Nurses  (3)

Evaluation of human function using interview and physical examination data within a framework for clinical decision making. Competencies necessary for holistic health assessment across the lifespan.

NURN 4100 - Aging and Health  (3) (O)

Examination of physiological process of aging as a normal life experience. Study of psychological, nutritional, and general health issues designed to facilitate high-level wellness.

NURN 4192 Enhancing Clinical Judgement  (3) 

Enhances student’s ability to make sound nursing clinical judgments. Students have the opportunity to (a) reflect on their own style of thinking, (b) examine the role of critical thinking in making clinical judgments, (c) learn strategies for enhancing critical thinking and clinical reasoning, (d) practice applying the strategies in a variety of case studies, (e) critically study their own clinical practice, and (f) benefit from learning via online group discussion with peers.

NURN 4201 - Information Technology: Applications in Healthcare  (2)

A study of the use of computers and information technology in healthcare. Emphasis is placed on development of the knowledge and competencies necessary for selective use of evaluation of informatics, computer technology and data management in healthcare.

NURN 4203 - Leadership in Nursing Practice  (2)

Exploration of societal and professional trends and issues affecting nursing and healthcare. Leadership strategies within the profession and practice of nursing. Analysis of care that supports effective utilization of the healthcare delivery system. Health system mediation and health system management is explored from a nursing intervention perspective.

NURN 4440 - Community Health Nursing (6)

Development of competencies for the nursing care management of culturally diverse individuals, families, and populations within communities with emphasis on the nurse’s role in health promotion and maintenance. Particular focus on risk identification and reduction throughout the lifespan.

NURN 4450 - Design and Coordination of Care (6) (W)

Application of theory-based practice in a variety of settings with clients who have multiple healthcare needs. Emphases are on clinical judgment and decision-making, diagnostic reasoning, clinical ethics, collaboration and case management. Examination of nursing therapeutics within the structure of nursing process and nursing diagnosis.

NURN 4900 - Research in Nursing Practice (2)

Exploration of the theoretical foundations of nursing with emphasis on research, theories, concepts and processes leading to their application in practice.

*Admitted students will be awarded 39 university credit hours upon successful completion of NURN 3103.

Undergraduate Application:
Required prerequisites:

  • ENGL 1101 - English Composition (3 credits)
  • ENGL 1102 - Writing in the academic community (3 credits)  
  • PSYC 1101 - General Psychology (3 credits)
  • CHEM 1203 or 1251 - General Chemistry or Principles of Chemistry (3 credits)
  • CHEM 1203L or 1251L - Chemistry Laboratory (1 credit)
  • MATH 1100 - College Algebra and Probability (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2259 - Fundamentals of Microbiology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2259L - Fundamentals of Microbiology Laboratory (1 credit)
  • BIOL 2273 - Human Anatomy and Physiology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2273L - Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory (1 credit)
  • SOCY 1101 - Introduction to Sociology or ANTH 1101 - Introduction to Anthropology (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2274 - Human Anatomy and Physiology II (3 credits)
  • BIOL 2274L - Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory (1 credit)
  • STAT 1220, STAT 1221, or STAT 1222 - Statistics (3 credits)

General Education Requirements

  • LBST 1101 series
  • LBST 2101 - Western Culture and Historical Awareness
  • LBST 2102 - Global and Intercultural Connections
  • LBST 2200 series
  • Electives - 6 credits