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COURSE DESCRIPTIONS:

NUR 1000 | NUR 2000 | NUR 2002 | NUR 3001 | NUR 3050 | NUR 3947 | NUR 3952 | NUR 3953 | NUR 3954 | NUR 3955 | NUR 3956 | NUR 3957 | NUR 3958 | NUR 4000 | NUR 4002 | NUR 4003 | NUR 4010 | NUR 4012 | NUR 4013 | NUR 4051 | NUR 4391 | NUR 4848 | NUR 4859 | NUR 4860 | NUR 4861 | NUR 4899 | NUR 4900 | NUR 4944 | NUR 4950 | NUR 4951 | NUR 4971 | VIEW ALL
NUR 1000: Intro to Nursing (1) Offerings
This introductory course gives an overview of nursing as a career choice, as well as how to prepare for entrance into the field. Emphasis will be placed on the educational requirements, advanced practice roles, as well as the array of options for clinical practice as an RN. Registered nurses from the community will come to the seminar to discuss their practice.
NUR 2000: Nursing Fundamentals (1) Offerings
This introductory course covers the basic skills necessary to deliver nursing care. It will provide a foundation for the practice of nursing including the nursing process.
NUR 2002: Readiness for Re-enrollment (1-5) Offerings
This course is designed to prepare students to re-enroll in the nursing program one quarter before they re-enroll. The terms of the learning agreement are to be specified by the Academic and Student Affairs Committee. May be repeated for credit up to 5 credits.
NUR 3001: Success in Nursing School (1-6) Offerings
This course is designed to promote the academic success of nursing students through the utilization of learning strategies and collaborative support. Individual and group partnerships are created between students, faculty and other University resources that assist the student with reading, writing, thinking, and research skills in nursing. May be repeated for credit up to 6 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only.
NUR 3050: Prof Nursing Concepts:RN (5) Offerings
Designed specifically for registered nurses who are beginning a program of study for the baccalaureate degree in nursing. The course encourages self-directed study based on adult-learning concepts and facilitates adjustment to the education-human environment system experience in general and to the student role at SPU in particular. Professional nursing is the focus of the course, extending from historical and philosophical concepts to contemporary trends, and future possibilities for the professional nursing role. Emphasizes group work, elements of groups, group theory, and collaboration through group work. Offered off campus only.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course
NUR 3947: Family/Community Nursing:RN (5) Offerings
Analysis, application, and evaluation of community-health nursing processes at the levels of family, small groups, community, and at-risk populations. Identification of community health diagnoses as the basis for interventions to maintain and/or promote health, prevent disease, and enable self-care within and by a community. Offered off campus only.
Attributes:Upper-Division
NUR 3952: Basic Nursing Theory (6) Offerings
Prerequisites: BIO 2129, 2130, 3351; PSY 2470; CHM 1211 or 1310; CHM 1330 or 1360; and FCS 3340 and one of the following: EDU 2600, MAT 1300, MAT 1360, MAT 2360,HSC 4044, PSY 2360 or SOC 2360. An introduction to nursing, covering basic nursing science concepts and an introduction to nursing assessment. The nursing assessment focus is on data collection and nursing diagnosis. Emphasis is with adults in long-term and community setting. Extra fee (non-refundable).
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only.
NUR 3953: Basic Nursing Practicum (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: BIO 2129, 2130, 3351; PSY 2470; CHM 1211 or 1310; CHM 1330 or 1360; and FCS 3340 and one of the following: EDU 2600, MAT 1300, MAT 1360, MAT 2360,HSC 4044, PSY 2360 or SOC 2360. Provides experiences in application of the nursing process. Primary and secondary levels of care introduced in a long-term care and community-based setting. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only.
NUR 3954: Nursing of Adults I - Theory (6) Offerings
Prerequisites: NUR 3952, 3953, and 3958. Concepts of health promotion, health protection, prevention, and managing human responses to physical and mental illness are explored. Pathophysiology, pharmacology, spirituality, and human-diversity issues are integrated. The nursing process is utilized with adults in the context of the family and community-based settings.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only.
NUR 3955: Nursing of Adults I-Practicum (5) Offerings
Provides experience in application of the nursing process, with adults and their families in acute-care settings and in community-based settings. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only.
NUR 3956: Nursing of Adults II - Theory (6) Offerings
Prerequisites: NUR 3954, 3955. Builds on Nursing of Adults I. Applies nursing process to more complex human responses in health and illness with adults. Emphasis continues to pathophysiology, pharmacology, physical and mental health, and illness issues of the individual in family and community-based settings.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only.
NUR 3957: Nursing of Adults II-Practicum (5) Offerings
Provides experience in application of the nursing process with more complex human responses in health and illness contexts for application, including work with adults in selected acute-care and community-based settings. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only.
NUR 3958: Health Promotion & Assessment (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: BIO 2129, 2130, 3351; PSY 2470; CHM 1211 or 1310; CHM 1330 or 1360; and FCS 3340 and one of the following: EDU 2600, MAT 1300, MAT 1360, MAT 2360,HSC 4044, PSY 2360 or SOC 2360. Individual health assessment, evidence based practice and current issues in health promotion across the lifespan. Focus on social determinants of health for individuals and populations. Topics include: epidemiology, health equity, theoretical foundations for disease prevention, evidence based programs, and population based health strategies.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Health Sciences only. Junior, Post-Baccalaureate students only.
NUR 4000: Chld-Bearg Famly Hlth Nur Thry (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: NUR 3956, 3957. Applies the nursing process to the nursing care of the child-bearing family. Integrates concepts of health promotion, growth, and development, cultural diversity, spirituality, pharmacology, physiology, and pathophysiology.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
NUR 4002: Psychtrc-Mentl Hlth Nur Theory (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: NUR 3956, 3957. Applies the nursing process to the nursing care of clients with psychiatric disorders, chronic and persistent mental illness, and mental health issues for individuals and families across the lifespan. Integrates concepts of growth and development, cultural diversity, spirituality, pharmacology, physiology, and pathophysiology.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
NUR 4003: Chld-Brg Fam&Psy Hlth Nur Prac (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: NUR 3956, 3957. Applies the nursing process to the nursing care of the child-bearing family, which provides students with opportunities to care for families during labor, delivery, and post partum. Also applies the nursing process to care for individuals and families who are dealing with acute and chronic mental illness. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
NUR 4010: Chld-Rearg&Famly Hlth Nur Thry (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: NUR 3956, 3957. Applies the nursing process to the nursing care of the child-rearing family, with an integration of concepts of health promotion, growth, and development, cultural diversity, spirituality, pharmacology, and the pathophysiology of disease in acute and chronic illnesses.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
NUR 4012: Communty&Famly Health Nur Thry (3) Offerings
Prerequisites: NUR 3956, 3957. Applies the nursing process to nursing's role in community-health assessment and diagnosis, program planning, implementation, and evaluation. Health policy issues will be explored related to health promotion and disease prevention. Family health is studied in the context of a diverse community.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
NUR 4013: Chld&Fam,Commnty Hlth Nur Prac (5) Offerings
Prerequisites: NUR 3956, 3957. Applies the nursing process to the nursing care of the child-rearing family providing students with opportunities to care for hospitalized children and their families. Also applies the nursing process to the nursing care of families across the lifespan in a variety of community settings and allows students to develop community-care skills through participation in community-health programs and by exploring health-policy issues. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
NUR 4051: Professional Nursing Role:RN (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: NUR 3050. Theoretical investigation of leadership and organizational concepts and their application to the professional nursing role as leader within the health care system and the nursing profession. Focuses on health care delivery systems, effective leadership, team development, change, and health policy. Offered only off campus.
Attributes:Upper-Division
NUR 4391: Applied Concpts Pathophysiolgy (3) Offerings
In depth study of pathologic changes occurring in selective disease and wellness states. Problem solving, clinical judgement, and critical thinking skills will be used to identify patient history, abnormal laboratory work, clinical manifestations, rish factors, and disease management.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
NUR 4848: Professional Nursing Role (3) Offerings
Theoretical investigation of leadership and organizational concepts and their application to the professional nursing role within the health care team and in the delivery of health care to individuals, groups, and selected populations.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
NUR 4859: Prof Nursing Synthesis Intern (8) Offerings
Prerequisites: NUR 4848. Focus is on synthesis of past educational experiences within a variety of acute-care and community settings. Interdisciplinary work, application of leadership skills, and working in partnerships with selected communities provide opportunities to demonstrate effective integration and synthesis of prior learning. Also offered off campus. Extra fee.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
NUR 4860: Prof Nur Sys Int-Prj Planng:RN (4) Offerings
Focus is on synthesis of past educational experiences within a variety of organizational and community settings. Interdisciplinary work, application of leadership skills and working in partnerships with selected organizations and/or communities. Provides opportunities to demonstrate integration and synthesis of prior learning. The purpose of this first capstone internship course is to demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill in planning a major project within an institution or an organization.
Attributes:Upper-Division
NUR 4861: Prof Nur Syn Int-Impl&Eval:RN (4) Offerings
Prerequisite: NUR 4860. Focus is on synthesis of past educational experiences within a variety of organizational and community settings. Interdisciplinary work, application of leadership skills and working in partnerships with selected organizations and/or communities provide opportunities to demonstrate effective integration and synthesis of prior learning. The purpose of this second capstone course is to demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill in implementing and evaluating a major project within an institution or an organization.
Attributes:Upper-Division
NUR 4899: Prof Nursing Synthesis Theory (3-5) Offerings
Focus is on the future of health care and nursing and on continued professional development. This is a capstone course that integrates all prior coursework including core curriculum concepts and courses from the first two years of study.
Attributes:Upper-Division, Writing "W" Course Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.
NUR 4900: Independent Study (1-5) Offerings
Independent Study May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
NUR 4944: Health Care Delivery Models:RN (3) Offerings
Explores selected models of health care delivery in the United States with a primary focus on the professional nurse's role in negotiating and influencing these systems now and in the future. Looks at historical development; elements of the models; impact on health care consumers, providers and provider organizations; ethical issues; and roles and responsibilities for professional nurses, including skills needed; and anticipated future directions for health care delivery. Offered off campus only.
Attributes:Upper-Division
NUR 4950: Selected Topics (1-5) Offerings
Focuses on emerging and specialized topics in nursing. May be repeated for credit up to 10 credits.
Attributes:Upper-Division
NUR 4951: Research/Ldrshp in Communty:RN (1-6) Offerings
Designed as a transition course for those students who are R.N./A.D.N. with a B.S./B.A. in another field of study.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate only.
NUR 4971: Research (2-5) Offerings
Prerequisite: One of the following: MAT 1300, 1360, or MAT 2360, or MAT 2700, or BUS 2700 or HSC 4044 or PSY 2360 or SOC 2360. The examination of clinical practice for development of researchable problems. Gives opportunity for systematic investigation of a health-related topic of the student's choice. Also offered off campus.
Attributes:Upper-Division Restrictions:Nursing Majors only. Post-Baccalaureate, Senior students only.



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