Courses

NURS 101 - Introduction to Professional Nursing
1 Credit Hours

An introduction to the historical development and social forces that have brought nursing to its current status. Exploration of the profession of nursing including the Wesleyan philosophy and curriculum.
Prerequisites: Nursing major or permission of instructor.
NURS 110 - Foundations of Professional Nursing
1 Credit Hours

An introduction to basic nursing knowledge organized around the concepts of human kind, environment, health, and nursing.
Prerequisites: NURS 101 or permission of instructor.
NURS 220 - Fundamentals of Nursing
4 Credit Hours

Theory, 3 hrs.; Clinical Experience, 1 hr. Development of novice knowledge and skills in the art and science of nursing. Ex- amination of the nursing process, health needs, and professional roles. Psychomotor skills are introduced.
Prerequisites: NURS 101, 110; BIOL 151, 152.
NURS 222 - Health Assessment
3 Credit Hours

Theory, 2 hrs.; Clinical Experience, 1 hr. Emphasis is on the development of skills to complete a comprehensive health assess- ment. The nursing role of provider of care, incorporating advocate, counselor and teacher roles, is presented. Completing health history interviews and assessments and relating client data to anticipated normal findings and common deviations for each age group are emphasized.
Prerequisites: NURS 101, 110; BIOL 151, 152.
NURS 225 - Pharmacology and Drug Therapy
3 Credit Hours

Introduction to general principles of pharmacology and drug therapy, with emphasis on major drug classifications. Principles of pharmacodynamics and cultural, legal and ethical issues relating to drug therapy are presented.
Prerequisites: NURS 220, 222; BIOL 151, 152; CHEM 105, 107L.
Other: Co-requisites: CHEM 106, 108L. Biology and Chemistry majors may enroll in this course with permission of instructor.
NURS 240 - Nursing Care: Common Health Problems
5 Credit Hours

heory, 3 hrs.; Clinical Experience, 2 hrs. The application of the nursing process to clients experiencing common health problems with emphasis on adult health nursing. Experience in caring for adult clients in a variety of health care settings.
Prerequisites: NURS 220, 222, or permission of instructor;; BIOL 151, 152; CHEM 105, 107L.
Other: Co-requisites: BIOL 220; CHEM 106, 108L.
NURS 310 - Family Nursing
5 Credit Hours

The application of the nursing process with childbearing clients experiencing normal and complicated conditions. Includes health promotion of the childbearing family in various settings.
Prerequisites: All 200-level nursing courses and support courses.
Other: Theory, 3 hrs.; Clinical Experience, 2 hrs.
NURS 320 - Mental Health Nursing
5 Credit Hours

The use of therapeutic communication skills with clients experiencing psychological problems and disorders with emphasis on nursing care of clients with acute and chronic psychological problems across the life span.
Prerequisites: All 200-level nursing courses and support courses except PSYC 235, which is co-requisite.
Other: Theory, 3 hrs.; Clinical Experience, 2 hrs.
NURS 340 - Nursing Care: Multiple Health Proglems
6 Credit Hours

The application of the nursing process to clients experiencing multiple health problems, with emphasis on adult health nursing. Experience in caring for adult clients in a variety of health care settings.
Prerequisites: All 200-level nursing courses.
Other: Theory, 4 hrs.; Clinical Experience, 2 hrs.
NURS 350 - Nursing Care of Children
5 Credit Hours

Emphasis is on the health care of children in various care settings using an amalgam of roles in helping the child/family meet their health care needs.
Prerequisites: NURS 310, 320 and all support courses.
Other: Theory, 3 hrs.; Clinical Experience, 2 hrs.
NURS 365 - Research in Nursing
2 Credit Hours

An investigation of the research process as a scientific method of inquiry; application of quantitative and qualitative methods of nursing research to clinical practice.
Prerequisites: All 200-level nursing courses and all support courses.
NURS 420 - Leadership and Client Care Management
6 Credit Hours

Development of the management knowledge and skills essential for planning, directing, and evaluating client care in the health care environment. Leadership experiences occur in various settings.
Prerequisites: All 300 level nursing courses.
Other: Theory, 2 hrs.; Clinical Experience, 4 hrs. Satisfies advanced composition requirement for general studies.
NURS 440 - Community Health Nursing
5 Credit Hours

A combination of public health science and nursing science to promote and maintain the health of the community. Clinical experiences are arranged in organized health agencies and communities.
Prerequisites: All 300-level nursing courses and all support courses.
Other: Theory, 3 hrs.; Clinical Experience, 2 hrs.
NURS 450 - Transitions and Trends in Nursing
1 Credit Hours

An exploration of societal and professional trends and issues. The amalgam of nursing roles is analyzed to determine role performance. Focus is on professional development and role transition. Laboratory will be devoted to review for the RN licensure examination (NCLEX).
Prerequisites: NURS 440, 455, and all support courses.
NURS 451L - Transitions and Trends in Nursing Lab
1 Credit Hours

Laboratory exercises emphasize a systematic, logical review of essential nursing content for the NCLEX RN Licensure Examination. Opportunity is provided for students to apply this information in answering test questions that stimulate the licensure examination. Successful completion of a standardized test is required. This review follows the NCLEX RN test plan and its integrated approach to the practice of nursing. This course is taken in the last semester prior to graduation.
Prerequisites: All 100, 200, and 300 level nursing courses and 440, 455.
NURS 455 - Nursing Care: Health Problems
5 Credit Hours

The application of the nursing process with critically ill clients experiencing complex life- threatening health problems. Experience in caring for adult clients in a variety of health care settings.
Prerequisites: All 300 level nursing courses.
Other: Theory, 3 hrs.; Clinical Experience, 2 hrs.