Nursing

Courses

NURS 104 Ethics, Advocacy and Professionalism in Nursing III 1.0 Credit

The purpose of the third part of this course is to focus on the practical application of redefining nursing, healthcare and medication errors, medication diversion, and end of life issues. These concepts will be introduced and examined as they relate to the student's professional growth.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 103 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 110 Essentials of Relationship-Based Professional Nursing Practice 4.0 Credits

This course provides students with the tools, strategies, and resources inherent in relationship-based professional nursing practice. This course focuses on exploring the historical context of nursing, introducing the IOM core competencies, and examining the role of the professional nurse in today’s healthcare environment.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NACE or major is NURS.
Prerequisites: ANAT 102 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)ANAT 101 [Min Grade: D] and ENGL 102 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 112 Relationship-Based Health Assessment & Promotion 5.0 Credits

This course focuses on establishing the professional nurse / patient relationship-based care that promotes and assesses health within the adult population. Special emphasis is placed on screening for health risks identified by national goals and population trends. The student develops physical assessment skills applicable to professional practice and incorporates health promotion activities associated with the guidelines established by Healthy People 2020.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NACE or major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 110 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)ANAT 101 [Min Grade: D] and ANAT 102 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 226 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 200 Principles of Nursing Practice 6.0 Credits

This course will focus on the concepts, skills, and the attitudes fundamental to professional nursing practice within a framework of clinical decision-making. Some or all pre-requisites may be taken as either a pre-requisite or co-requisite. Please see the department for more information.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NACE or major is NURS.
Prerequisites: ANAT 103 [Min Grade: D] and BIO 226 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisites: INFO 204, NURS 112

NURS 204 Nursing Informatics 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to examine computer technology and tools of the Internet and World Wide Web with a focus on the use of cyber technology and selected computer applications. The automation of data management through information systems, expert systems, and telecommunication, and the impact of these technologies on nursing administration, education, practice and research are addressed in the context of nursing informatics. Actual problem-solving and mini-design projects on how computerization and automation can improve the efficiency of nursing care delivery will be emphasized.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 100 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 102 [Min Grade: D] and CS 161 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisites: NURS 200, NURS 201

NURS 300 Comprehensive Adult Nursing I 6.0 Credits

This course will focus on the development of selected competencies for nursing care assessment and management of adults with predictable human responses to specific system alterations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 200 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 112 [Min Grade: D] and INFO 204 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisites: NFS 220, NURS 301

NURS 301 Pharmacology for Nursing I 3.0 Credits

Introduces professional nursing students to the principles of pharmacology and drug therapies, pharmacologic-therapeutic classes of drugs and important drug information resources.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 200 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 112 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: NURS 300

NURS 303 Women's Health Nursing 6.0 Credits

This course focuses on the development of competencies for the nursing care management of child-bearing families and health problems/concerns that affect women. The course will also emphasize the nurse's role in health assessment, health promotion, and promotion of adaptive processes for the maternity patient and the promotion of women's health in general. Sociocultural, economic, political, and ethical factors that impact on health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction for the childbearing family and women in general are examined. Selected women's health clinical settings will be utilized for clinical practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 300 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 301 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 304 Nursing of Children 6.0 Credits

This course focuses on the development of competencies for the nursing care management of children experiencing potential and actual alterations in health. An emphasis will be placed on the nurse's role in health assessment, health promotion, and promotion of adaptive processes for the child within the context of the family. Selected pediatric clinical agencies will be utilized for clinical practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PSY 101 [Min Grade: D] and PSY 120 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 300 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 301 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 305 Comprehensive Adult Nursing II 6.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of NURS 300. It will focus on the development of selected competencies for nursing care assessment and management of adults with predictable human responses to specific system alterations. Risk reduction, recovery, and rehabilitation of patients with selected disease processes and common clinical problems are addressed. Didactic medical-surgical content will focus on the gastrointestinal, renal, immunologic, integrumentary, sensorineural, neurologic, musculoskeletal, male reproductive, and infectious disease systems. Home care principles and health policy for adults with common acute and chronic illnesses and diseases will also be explored. Selected general medical-surgical settings and home-care agencies will be utilized for clinical practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 300 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 301 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 306 Pharmacology for Nursing II 3.0 Credits

This course is a continuation of NURS 301. The course will begin with a review of drug and dosage calculations. This course will focus on drugs and caradiovascular and renal systems, respiratory system, antiinfective and anti-inflammatory agents, immune and biologic modifiers and chemotherapeutic agents, gastrointestinal system and nutrition, and miscellaneous therapeutics including hematologic, dermatologic, opthalmic, and optic agents. Strategies to prevent medication errors in health care agencies will be discussed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 301 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 308 Mental Health Nursing 6.0 Credits

This course focuses on the development of competencies necessary for the practice of mental health nursing with emphasis on the use of self in relationships with patients and health team members. An understanding of the brain-behavior connection and the importance of the therapeutic nurse-patient relationship will provide the framework for exploring factors which contribute to stress, maladaptive behaviors and mental illness. Cross-cultural aspects of mental health and appropriate culturally relevant interventions will also be emphasized. Selected inpatient and outpatient mental health settings and agencies will be utilized for clinical practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: PSY 101 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 300 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 301 [Min Grade: D]
Corequisite: PSY 120

NURS 324 Intro to Online Learning:Tools for Success 2.0-3.0 Credits

This course provides a guided, hands-on introduction to the skill sets necessary to support online learning, communication, and the production of scholarship. Students will be introduced to technologies and resources that are fundamental to success in the RN-BSN program.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 325 [WI] Critical Issues in Nursing 3.0 Credits

Critical Issues in Shaping Nursing. The health care system has undergone dramatic shifts, driven by changing economic; demographic; and technological forces. This course explores the impact of these forces on healthcare delivery, and concerns relating to ethical, legal and social issues that influence nursing practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 330 [WI] Research Basis of Nursing 4.0 Credits

This course will introduce the student to the theoretical and research bases on which practice is built. Students will examine the knowledge that guides nursing interventions and critique published research reports. The importance of reviewing the nursing literature in order to maintain currency in practice will be addressed. Ethical issues as they relate to research, theory and practice will be discussed. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: STAT 201 [Min Grade: D] or SOC 364 [Min Grade: D] or STS 345 [Min Grade: D] or PSY 364 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 336 Alternative and Complementary Health Interventions 3.0 Credits

This course is an introduction to the theoretical literature which investigates the efficacy of alternative medicine health care practices and complementary therapies which are broadly defined as biotherapeutic interventions. Any intervention which is aimed at biologic, psychologic, or spiritual healing may be termed biotherapeutic. The context of the human illness experience is explored as an opportunity for nurses to recommend and patients to experience traditional and nontraditional healing practices. Biotherapeutic modalities with applications for nursing and health care are also explored. An emphasis is placed on the delivery, teaching, and referral of biotherapeutic interventions for clients seeking alternative and complementary health therapies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS and classification is Senior.

NURS 337 [WI] Genetics in Nursing and Health 3.0 Credits

This course will discuss the implications of the Human Genome Project and how to apply genetic knowledge to patient knowledge to patient care in the following ways: identifying those in need of further genetic testing, offering genetic information, recording genetic information, referring patients and families for further genetic information and evaluation, support informed choice regarding health decisions, advocacy for privacy, confidentiality, and non-discrimination with regard to genetic information, and participate in management of patients with genetic conditions. The ethical consideration as they relate to genetics will also be explored. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ANAT 103 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 339 Pathophysiology 3.0 Credits

Pathophysiology for Nurses. This course builds upon the theoretical foundations of nursing theory; human anatomy, and physiology by addressing basic concepts, principles, and processes associated with common pathologies, physiological alterations in body system, and the body's ability to compensate for these changes.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: ANAT 103 [Min Grade: D] and (CHEM 101 [Min Grade: D] or CHEM 103 [Min Grade: D]) and (BIO 226 [Min Grade: D] or BIO 221 [Min Grade: D])

NURS 340 Transformational Leadership 3.0 Credits

Transformational Leadership. This course will focus on the professional nurses roles in applying the principles of leadership, management and ethics in health care organizations across the continuum of care. The course will provide opportunities in problem solving, critical thinking, constructive communication and well as teaching learning strategies that emphasize the leadership/management roles of the nurse.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 345 Holistic Self-Care 3.0 Credits

Holistic Self-Care provides students with an A-Z approach to "living" a holistic, balanced life, complete with step-by-step guidelines necessary to incorporate dietary and lifestyle changes and effective stress reduction and stress management techniques to assist in navigating through the common challenges associated with student life and beyond. Students will be required to purchase a "Holistic Student Stress Reduction Kit", complete with specific essential oils, Meditation DVD, and guided stress reduction techniques.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 346 Health Assessment 6.0 Credits

Health Assessment and Promotion for Diverse Vulnerable Populations. This course is designed to assist professional nurses in developing interviewing skills, physical assessment techniques, and preventive health interventions when working diverse and vulnerable populations.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 350 Independent Study in Nursing 1.0-3.0 Credit

This is a guided independent study. Students study a subject under the supervision of the nursing faculty member. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 9 credits

NURS 370 Issues in Aging and Longevity 4.0 Credits

Issues in Aging and Longevity. This course focuses on current issues in promoting longevity with healthy aging. Current biopsychosocial theories on aging are explored. The multidisciplinary needs of older adults, including relationship challenges, are addressed.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

NURS 375 Nurses Building a Healthy Community 6.0 Credits

Nurses Building a Healthy Community. This course focuses on the professional role of the community public health nurse working collaboratively to build a health community. The role of nurses is explored by their actions with aggregate population, community partners, and other health providers.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 346 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 388 Nursing Case Study I 1.0 Credit

Nursing Case Study Integration I. This course is designed to extend students' understanding of common adult health disorders. Critical thinking skills will be used to integrate and analyze knowledge of therapeutic communication, health assessment and nursing process, pharmacology, nutrition, and anatomy and physiology.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 200 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 110 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 112 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 400 [WI] Leadership, Management, and Entrepreneurship in Nursing 3.0 Credits

Focuses on professional nursing role in applying principles of leadership and management in health care organizations across the continuum of care. Emerging and roles for nurse entrepreneurs and professional practitioners will be explored. Also emphasizes the role of the professional nurse in efficient patient care management in complex health care settings. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NACE or major is NURS.
Prerequisites: NURS 305 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 401 Comprehensive Adult Nursing III 6.0 Credits

This course will focus on the development of selected competencies for nursing care assessment and management of adults with unpredictable and complex human responses to specific system alterations. The course will emphasize the assessment of functioning, adaptation, and recovery for patients with high acuity illnesses and clinical problems. Selected high acuity acute care settings will be utilized for clinical practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 301 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 303 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 304 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 305 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 306 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 308 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 403 Community Public Health Nursing 6.0 Credits

The focus of this course if the professional nurse's role in working with aggregates in the community. The student will first reexamine the principles of health promotion as they form the bases for effective community health nursing practice. The student will then explore the role of the community health nurse working collaboratively with the community as part of an interdisciplinary team. Grounded in systems theory and informed by the concepts and principles of community health nursing, public health nursing, wellness, health promotion, and national goals, the student works with aggregates in the community setting. An introduction to conceptual frameworks that guide community-based, population-focused practice and research is included in both the classroom and clinical portions of the course. The student uses skills in community assessment, program planning and practice interventions in helping identified populations within the community maintain their optimum level of health. Selected measure for evaluating outcomes of community health nursing programs are discussed. Contemporary public health problems encountered in community health nursing practice are explored. Selected community health and public health clinical agencies will be selected for clinical practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 300 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 301 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 303 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 304 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 305 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 306 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 308 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 404 Nursing Informatics for BSN Completion 3.0 Credits

Designed for registered nurses in the RN-BSN completion program. Examines computer applications, technology, internet tools. Focuses on health care informatics context for data management, information systems & telecommunications in nursing administration, education and practice. Problem solving and mini-design projects related to increased efficiency in nursing care delivery.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUOL.

NURS 450 Contemporary Gerontological Nursing 6.0 Credits

This course will focus on the nursing management of older adults. Contemporary theories of gerontology, theories of aging, physiological/psychological functioning, impact of developmental changes, illness, and dysfunction will be emphasized. The geriatric patient will be examined at various levels -- healthy older adult, older adult at risk, the older adult experiencing acute and chronic illness. Students' clinical experiences will be in home health agencies, transitional, and long-term facilities.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: NURS 300 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 301 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 303 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 304 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 305 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 306 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 308 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 401 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 460 Global Health & Policy Issues 6.0 Credits

Global Health and Policy Issues. This course is an overview of global health issues. Emphasis will be places on understudy of health policy development related to global health issues, healthcare systems, and its effect on selected population.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 325 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 375 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 462 Science, Technology and Health 3.0 Credits

Science, Technology, and Health. This course is an intensive overview of the latest discoveries and trends in science and technology which have implication if the broader health of man-kind and nursing.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NUOL.
Prerequisites: NURS 330 [Min Grade: C] and NURS 325 [Min Grade: C]

NURS 464 Senior Concentration in Nursing 3.0 Credits

Senior Concentration in Nursing. The student, with a faculty supervisor, selects a clinical area of practice for in-depth 60 hours of clinical experience. Students will be immersed in the current literature of the clinical discipline to demonstrate competent and safe nursing practice.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

NURS 465 Senior Thesis in Nursing 3.0 Credits

Senior Thesis in Nursing. The student, with a faculty supervisor, plans a project that will be implemented that quarter. The project must be substantive and scholarly and be presented to the nursing community.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.

NURS 480 Special Topics in Nursing 1.0-12.0 Credit

The course provides a forum for in-depth exploration of a contemporary issue in nursing or health care which can influence the quality of health care services provided to patients. Specific issues covered in the course will change from term to term. This course may be repeated three times for credit as topics vary.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 5 times for 20 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS and classification is Senior.

NURS 481 Issues & Resolutions in End of Life Care 3.0 Credits

Promotes understanding of complexities associated with care of clients and families across the lifespan at end-of-life. Explores nursing management of individuals and families facing end-of-life care and decisions. Emphasis on evidenced-based practice in legal, ethical and professional decision-making framework. Conforms with AACN/ELNEC model.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS and classification is Senior.

NURS 482 Cultural Dimensions of Nursing Care 3.0 Credits

The focus of this course will be on strategies for providing culturally competent nursing care in a multicultural society. Emphasis is placed on evidence-based nursing practice within a framework of ethical, legal, and professional decision making.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is NURS and classification is Senior.

NURS 488 Nursing Case Study II 1.0 Credit

Nursing Case Study Integration II. This course is designed to extend students' understanding of common adult health disorders. Critical thinking will be used integrate and analyze knowledge of therapeutic communication, health assessment and nursing process, pharmacology, nutrition, and anatomy and physiology using selected case studies.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 112 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 110 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 200 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 489 Synthesis of Nursing Knowledge 4.0 Credits

Synthesis of Nursing Knowledge. This course prepares students for senior seminar by providing a comprehensive content review of clinical material and culminating in a comprehensive HESI exam. Skills needed for effective interpersonal communication and professional behaviors of the nurse will be learned and rehearsed utilizing the standardized patient lab experience. May be repeated once for credit.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 1 times for 4 credits
Prerequisites: NURS 401 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 304 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 305 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 306 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 490 Senior Project in Nursing 3.0 Credits

In this course, the student with faculty supervision, plans a long-term project that will be implemented in NURS 491. This project will integrate the academic and practical knowledge the student has acquired in their nursing curriculum. Examples of projects include the following: developing/implementing a teaching tool or a teaching plan, conducting a small clinical research study or evaluating data specific to management patterns that promote effective nursing care. Students will develop objectives relevant to the project, critique the literature and present a plan for implementation.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: NURS 300 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 303 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 304 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 305 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 306 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 308 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 400 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 491 Senior Project in Nursing II 3.0 Credits

This is a continuation of NURS 490. Implementation of the project developed in NURS 490 will be done under faculty supervision. Students will make a formal presentation of their project to their professional peers and the MCP Hahnemann/Drexel community.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: NURS 490 [Min Grade: D]

NURS 492 Senior Seminar in Nursing 3.0 Credits

This course will serve as a review of important concepts from the nursing curriculum. Students will focus on those concepts that they need to improve for the successful practice of professional nursing. Students will utilize the Nursing Technology lab to review procedures practiced throughout the nursing curriculum and will use computerized testing to gauge their mastery of professional nursing content.

College/Department: College of Nursing & Health Professions
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: NURS 300 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 303 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 304 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 305 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 306 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 308 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 400 [Min Grade: D] and NURS 401 [Min Grade: D]

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