Nursing Courses (NSG)

(ASN Program)

NSG 1130
Basic Nursing Concepts (2)
  Introduces the nursing process and the concept of evidence-based practice as a basis for making clinical nursing judgments. Incorporates theoretical knowledge from nursing, scientific, environmental and humanistic disciplines. Introduces the concepts of client needs, safety, communication, teaching/learning, critical thinking, ethical-legal, cultural diversity, nursing history, and the program’s philosophy of nursing. Requires basic understanding of medical terminology. Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in providing care to diverse patient populations. Prerequisites: Admission to the ASN Program, ENG 1101, MTH 1112 or MTH 1110 Prerequisites or Co-requisites: BIO 3348/L348, NSG 1135, NSG 1131, NSG 1151, NSG 2204
   
NSG 1131
Basic Nursing Concepts Practicum (2)
  Introduces psychomotor nursing skills needed to assist individuals in meeting basic human needs. Skills necessary for maintaining microbial, physical, and psychological safety are introduced along with skills needed in therapeutic interventions. Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in applying basic nursing skills to diverse patient populations with common health alterations. Prerequisites: admission to the ASN Program, ENG 1101, MTH 1112, PSY 2200, BIO 3347/L347. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NSG 1130, NSG 1135, NSG 1151, NSG 2204.
   
NSG 1135
Health Assessment Practicum (1-2)
  Focuses on applying knowledge and skills required to perform health assessments on diverse patient populations. Utilizes an evidence-based systemic approach to collect data in the assessment phase of the nursing process. Prerequisites: Admission to the ASN Program, ENG 1101, BIO 3347/L347, MTH 1112. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: BIO 3348/L348.
   
NSG 1140
Foundations of Adult Health Nursing (3)
  Builds upon knowledge from previous nursing courses and other scientific disciplines to explore patient-centered care for adults with actual or potential health deviations. Focuses upon an evidence-based approach to the nursing process within a culture of quality and safety. Emphasizes the role of the professional nurse as educator, collaborator and change agent within the interprofessional health team. Prerequisites: NSG 1131, 1135, 1151, 2213, BIO 3348/L348, PSY 2210, and TROY 1101. Co– or Prerequisite: NSG 2202
   
NSG 1141
Foundations of Adult Health Nursing Practicum (3-6)
  Utilizes an evidence-based approach in the application of the nursing process, emphasizing clinical decisions that are safe, ethical, patient-centered and collaborative, to assist a diverse population of adults with common health alterations. Co-or Prerequisite: NSG 1140, NSG 2202. Prerequisites: NSG 1131, 1135, 1151,2204 or 2213, BIO 3348/L348, PSY 2210, TROY 1101.
   
NSG 1151
Hospital Measurements (1)
  An introduction to using mathematical computations in health-related situations. Focuses on mathematics computations as applied in selected healthcare settings. Different systems of measurement will be a priority. Includes an exam on computation of dosages and solutions, requiring completion with 85% accuracy. Prerequisites: admission to the ASN Program, ENG 1101, MTH 1112, PSY 2200, BIO 3347/L347.
   
NSG 2202
Pharmacology (2)
  Focuses on specific classification of drugs, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, clinical usage, methods of administration, dosages, side effects, contraindications, reactions, and related nursing implications. Prerequisites: NSG 1131, NSG 1135, NSG 1151.
   
NSG 2213
Nutrition (2)
  An evidence-based study of macro and micronutrients as they impact health promotion and disease prevention of diverse individuals across the lifespan. Focus is placed on basic nutrition concepts as they relate to body systems, medical nutrition therapies, drug interactions, food safety, and nutrition assessment.
   
NSG 2255
Maternal-Infant Nursing (2)
  Focuses on the nursing process and evidence-based practice as a basis for in in assisting the family during childbearing experiences. Applies theoretical knowledge from nursing, scientific, environmental and humanistic disciplines. Prerequisites: NSG 1140, 1141,2202, 2271, 2272. BIO 3372/L372.
   
NSG 2256
Maternal-Infant Nursing Practicum (2-4)
  Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in providing high quality nursing care to childbearing individuals and families. Utilizes antepartal, intrapartal, postpartal, and neonatal experiences. Pre or Co-requisite: NSG 2255. Prerequisites: NSG 1140, 1141, 2202, 2271, 2272, BIO 3372/L372.
   
NSG 2265
Nursing of Children (2)
  Focuses on the use of the nursing process and evidence-based practice as a basis for assisting the family during childrearing experiences. Applies theoretical knowledge from nursing, scientific, environmental and humanistic disciplines. Prerequisites: NSG 1140, 1141, 2202, 2271, 2272. BIO 3372/L372.
   
NSG 2266
Nursing of Children Practicum (2-4)
  Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in providing high quality nursing care to children and their families. Concepts of growth and development are applied in the care of children with altered health states including multiple disabilities. Pre or Co-requisite: NSG 2265. Prerequisites: NSG 1140, 1141, 2202, 2271, 2272, BIO 3372/L372.
   
NSG 2271
Psychosocial Nursing Concepts (2)
  Focuses on the role of the professional nurse utilizing evidence-based practice to promote the adaptation of diverse individuals and families experiencing bio-psychosocial stressors. Prerequisites: NSG 1131, 1135, 1151, 2204, or 2213. BIO 3348/L348, PSY 2210, TROY 1101.
   
NSG 2272
Psychosocial Nursing Practicum (2-4)
  Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in the application of evidence-based nursing process in the care of diverse individuals and families experiencing bio-psychosocial stressors. Pre or Co-requisite: 2271. Prerequisites: NSG 1131, 1135, 1151, 2204, or 2213, BIO 3348/L348, PSY 2210, TROY 1101.
   
NSG 2280
Advanced Nursing Concepts (4)
  Provides advanced knowledge for care of individuals and families in complex or life threatening situations. Focuses on the leadership role of the professional nurse using evidence-based practice while providing safe, high-quality, holistic, patient-centered care for diverse patient populations in complex or life-threatening situations. Prerequisites: NSG 2202, 2255, 2256, 2265, 2266, 2282, 2283.
   
NSG 2281
Advanced Nursing Practicum (6-12)
  Provides opportunity to demonstrate the role of professional nursing using judgment in practice, substantiated by evidence to assess and provide high quality care for individuals and families with complex multi-system stressors. Emphasizes health promotion, prevention, education and evidenced-based intervention in complex and life-threatening situations. Facilitates transition into the professional nursing role by examining legal, ethical, political, economic, and socio-cultural issues in nursing. Provides opportunity to apply leadership knowledge, refine nursing skills and develop greater understanding in a selected clinical area under the guidance of an approved professional nurse. Pre or Co requisite: NSG 2280. Prerequisites: NSG 2202, 2255, 2256, 2265, 2266, 2282, 2283.
   
NSG 2282
Gerontological Nursing Concepts (2)
  Focuses on nursing process and evidence-based practice as a basis for assisting the family during older adult experiences (acute care and long-term care). Applies theoretical knowledge from nursing, scientific, environmental and humanistic disciplines.
Prerequisites: NSG 1140, 1141, 2202, 2271, 2272, BIO 3372/L372.
   
NSG 2283
Gerontological Nursing Practicum (2-4)
  Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in providing high quality nursing care to older adults and families. Utilizes young adult, middle adult, and older adult experiences. Includes visit to various residential care options available in the community.
Pre or Co-requisite: NSG 2282. Prerequisites: NSG 1140, 1141, 2202, 2271, 2272, BIO 3372/L372.
   
(BSN Program)
   
NSG 1101 
Health Concepts (1)
  Provides opportunity for exploration of individual health values, beliefs, and behaviors. Examines impact of exercise, nutrition, and stress on health. Explores beliefs of time management, relaxation, and play in promoting and maintaining health. Open to all majors.
   
NSG 1105
Medical Terminology (1)
  Develops the use of Latin and Greek prefixes, root words, and suffixes to understand medical terminology. Open to all majors.
   
NSG 1150
First Responder (1-2)
  Provides the learner with cognitive and psychomotor skills to act in emergency situations. Topics include CPR, patient head-to-toe evaluation, bleeding and shock, internal and external body injuries, splinting, poisons, bites, burns, and drownings. May audit for recertification. Open to all majors.
   
NSG 1160
Introduction to Technology in Nursing Education (1)
  Provides a foundation for using computer technology in nursing education. Addresses digital communication, resources, and research used in learning. Includes communication through electronic mail and course discussion using the World Wide Web as an information tool, online scholarly research, and digital presentations. Open to all majors.
   
NSG 1170
The Art of Caring and Nursing Practice (3)
  Introduces students to the art of nursing and the holistic care of individuals and populations in a globally diverse society. Open to all majors.
   
NSG 2204
Nutrition (2)
  A study of macro and micronutrients, their metabolism in the body, and their influence on health states of individuals from diverse cultural, ethnic and religious groups of all ages. Examines nutritional research and health policy. Compares nutritional adequacy to evidence-based national standards. Open to all majors.
   
NSG 2205
Human Growth and Development (3)
  Examines developmental theories and internal and external dimensions of growth and development. Emphasizes tasks, stressors, common health alterations, and anticipatory guidance specific to developmental stages throughout the life span. Open to all majors.
   
NSG 2211
Human Nutrition (3)
  Explores the relationship between nutrition and health. Emphasizes the roles of nutrients, their utilization in the human system and their contributions to the health of individuals of all ages. Includes dietary patterns of various cultural, ethnic and religious groups, nutritional assessments, and food safety. Open to all majors.
   
NSG 2220
Health Science Informatics (3)
  Provides a foundation for the study of information and its utilization through computer technology; encompasses access, dissemination, and management of health science information and Internet communication. General topics include communication through electronic mail, using the World Wide Web as an information tool, online scholarly research, and digital presentations and publishing. Course focus is the application of technology skills in health science fields. Open to all majors.
Prerequisite: sophomore standing.
   
NSG 2230
Advanced Medical Terminology (3)
  Focuses on health and disease medical terms and building of knowledge of medical vocabulary with an emphasis on prefixes, suffixes, roots, and combining vowels. Anatomical, physiological, and pathological terminology are covered. Includes terminology related to the body systems. Open to all majors.
   
NSG 2240
Spanish for Healthcare Providers (2)
  Elementary-level instruction in Spanish language and culture, all oriented to the practice of medicine with Spanish-speaking patients. No prior knowledge of Spanish is required. Students develop basic listening, speaking, reading and writing skills to successfully perform linguistic tasks allowing them to communicate in everyday situations (e.g. greeting, narrating present and past events, describing, ordering, comparing and contrasting). Prerequisite: permission of instructor.
   
NSG 2285
Perspectives of Aging (3)
  Presents interrelationships among physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual components related to the older adult. Identifies senescence and alterations associated with the aging process in response to internal and external environmental dimensions. Open to all majors.
   
NSG 2290
Nursing in the Global Community (1)
  Explores issues, philosophies and cultural differences in nursing in the global community. Compares nursing and healthcare in the United States to that of other nations. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or permission of instructor.
   
NSG 2291
Nursing Study Abroad (2)
  Provides the opportunity for students to experience nursing in the global community through a cultural immersion in a study abroad program. Focuses on the comparison of nursing in the United States to nursing in the international community.
   
NSG 3300
Dosage Calculations (1)
  Uses mathematical principles, symbols, conversions and computations for accurate calculation of dosages for safe and effective medication administration for patients of all ages. Explores current evidence and health care policy related to safe and effective medication administration. Prerequisite: admission to BSN program.
   
NSG 3301
Pharmacology (3)
  Focuses on key pharmacological principles and the role of the nurse in management of drug therapy, including appropriate evidence-based patient teaching, counseling, and safety and quality controls. Presents drug classifications and related nursing implications for individuals of all ages. Prerequisite: admission to the BSN program or permission of instructor.
   
NSG 3306
Perspectives of Professional Nursing (2)
  Explores the roles of the baccalaureate degree nurse. Presents the principles, standards, and values implicit in the profession of nursing. Introduces the theories used in the definition of concepts of humanity, environment, health, and nursing. Introduces the development of key elements used in professional nursing practice: caring, evidence-based clinical decisions, communication, collaboration, cultural humility, ethical competence, research, and information technology. Explores the influence of internal and external dimensions on professional nursing practice. Prerequisite: admission to the BSN Program.
   
NSG 3309
Health Assessment (2)
  Focuses on the assessment phase of the nursing process as a means of collecting data for use in making clinical decisions for the promotion of safe, quality care. Emphasizes acquisition of knowledge and skills required to perform health assessments focusing on physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual components of individuals at various ages and communication of findings.
Prerequisites: BIO 3347/L347, 3348/L348. Co-requisite: NSG 3310.
   
NSG 3310
Health Assessment Practicum (1-2)
  Provides opportunities for students to practice health assessment skills required for culturally diverse individuals of all ages. Includes analysis and communication of findings for the promotion of safe, quality care. Requires demonstration of effective communication and performance of health assessment skills consistent with best practices. Prerequisites: BIO 3347/L347, 3348/L348. Co-requisite: NSG 3309.
   
NSG 3313
Nursing Concepts (3)
  Explores common health alterations for individuals of all ages in response to internal and external environmental dimensions. Examines the physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual components influencing health states. Introduces the concept of illness as an alteration in health. Presents fundamental skills used in the implementation of therapeutic nursing interventions. Introduces evidence-based clinical decisions in the application of the nursing process for health promotion and clinical prevention. Prerequisite: admission to BSN Program. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NSG 3300, 3306 3309/3310, 3315. Co-requisite: NSG 3314.
   
NSG 3314
Nursing Concepts Practicum (3-6)
  Provides clinical learning opportunities for students to develop basic nursing knowledge and skills for the care of individuals of all ages who require assistance in meeting basic health needs and adapting to common health alterations. Uses key elements in professional nursing practice in the application of the nursing process as a systematic approach to clinical prevention, health promotion and maintenance, and illness and restorative care. Requires validation of competencies related to safe performance of basic nursing skills. Prerequisite: admission to BSN Program. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: NSG 3300, 3306, 3309/3310, 3315. Co-requisite: NSG 3313.
   
NSG 3315
Pathophysiology (3)
  Explores the relationship between normal and altered physiology in human systems. Examines physiological adaptive responses to internal and external dimensions, including genetics, ethnicity, environment and age. Emphasizes pathophysiologic responses to altered states of health and disease on structures and functions of body cells, organs and systems. Open to all majors.
Prerequisites: BIO 3347/L347, 3348/L348.
   
NSG 3319
Informatics in Nursing (3)
  Focuses on development of knowledge and skills in information management and patient care technology, including data gathering, technological supports for therapeutic nursing interventions, and clinical decision-support systems. Explores use of technology to gather evidence for support of best practices for the delivery of safe and quality nursing care. Presents software applications used in nursing informatics. Prerequisites: NSG 3325/3326, 3334/3335 or admission to RN-BSN/MSN track.
   
NSG 3323
Maternal-Infant Health Nursing (3)
  Explores both normal childbearing families and childbearing families with health alterations in response to internal and external environmental dimensions. Examines the interrelationships among the physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual components of the childbearing experience. Emphasizes evidence-based clinical decisions for the utilization of therapeutic nursing interventions, communication, and collaboration in a caring environment for the promotion of optimal health states of childbearing families. Prerequisites: NSG 3301, 3325/3326, 3334/3335. Co-requisite: NSG 3324.
   
NSG 3324
Maternal-Infant Health Nursing Practicum (2-4)
  Provides clinical learning opportunities for students to provide nursing care for childbearing families during the antepartal, intrapartal, postpartal, and neonatal periods. Emphasizes the use of clinical reasoning in the application of the nursing process in facilitating human adaptive responses to childbearing in the provision of safe, quality nursing care. Prerequisites: NSG 3301, 3325/3326, 3334/3335. Co-requisite: NSG 3323.
   
NSG 3325
Adult Health Nursing I (3)
  Continues to explore the concept of illness as an alteration in health states. Presents principles of safe, effective medication and intravenous therapy administration. Explore health alterations in adults in response to internal and external environmental dimensions, focusing on surgery, gastrointestinal, endocrine, integumentary, immune, and musculoskeletal systems. Examines selected theories for interrelationships among physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual components. Emphasizes evidence-based clinical decisions in a caring environment for the utilization of therapeutic interventions, communication, and collaboration for promotion of optimal health states in adults. Prerequisites: NSG 3300, 3306, 3309/3310, 3313/3314, 3315. Co-requisite: NSG 3326.
   
NSG 3326
Adult Health Nursing I Practicum (3-6)
  Provides clinical learning opportunities for students to refine basic clinical skills and provide nursing care of adults with health alterations. Emphasizes clinical reasoning in the application of the nursing process in facilitating human adaptive responses to health alterations in the adult. Validates competencies related to medication and intravenous therapy administration.
Prerequisites: NSG 3300, 3306, 3309/3310, 3313/3314, 3315. Prerequisite or co-requisite: NSG 3301. Co-requisite: NSG 3325.
   
NSG 3334
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (3)
  Explores mental health alterations of all ages in response to internal and external environmental dimensions. Examines selected theories of mental health and illness for interrelationships among physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual components. Emphasizes evidence-based clinical decision-making in the utilization of therapeutic nursing interventions, communication and collaboration for the promotion of optimal states of mental health. Prerequisites: NSG 3300, 3306, 3309/3310, 3313/3314, 3315. Co-requisite: NSG 3335.
   
NSG 3335
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing Practicum (2-4)
  Provides clinical learning opportunities for students to provide illness and restorative care for individuals experiencing alterations in mental health states. Emphasizes evidence-based clinical reasoning in the application of the nursing process in facilitating human adaptive responses to mental health alterations Prerequisites: NSG 3300, 3306, 3309/3310, 3313/3314, 3315. Co-requisite: NSG 3334.
   
NSG 3336
Adult Health Nursing II (3)
  Continues to explore health alterations for adults in response to internal and external environmental dimensions, focusing on cardiovascular, respiratory, nervous, sensory, renal, reproductive, and multi-system trauma and shock. Examines selected theories for interrelationships among physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual components. Emphasizes evidence-based clinical decisions in a caring environment for the utilization of therapeutic interventions, communication, and collaboration for promotion of optimal health states in adults. Prerequisites: NSG 3301, 3325/3326, 3334/3335. Co-requisite: NSG 3337.
   
NSG 3337
Adult Health Nursing II Practicum (2-4)
  Provides clinical learning opportunities for students to further refine clinical skills and provide nursing care for adults with alterations in health states. Emphasizes clinical reasoning in the application of the nursing process in facilitating human adaptive responses to health alterations in the adult in the provision of safe, quality nursing care. Prerequisites: NSG 3301, 3325/3326, 3334/3335. Co-requisite: NSG 3336.
   
NSG 3340
Ethics in Nursing (3)
  A discussion of traditional ethical theories, principles and meta-ethical concerns will provide the necessary background required to explore a variety of controversial issues such as euthanasia, abortion, and the new reproductive technologies. Objective and critical reflection about the issues will be developed into active discussions by the students. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
   
NSG 3345
Physical Examination for Allied Health Professionals (2)
  Focuses on physical examination of individuals by allied healthcare professionals as a means of collecting data for use in the making of clinical decisions. Emphasizes acquisition of knowledge and skills required to perform health assessments focusing on physical, psychosocial, and cultural components of individuals at various ages and communication of findings. Prerequisites: BIO 3347, BIO L347, BIO 3348, BIO L348. Co-requisites: NSG 3346.
   
NSG 3346
Physical Examination for Allied Health Professional Practicum (1)
  Provides opportunities for allied health professional students to practice physical examination skills required for culturally diverse individuals of all ages. Includes analysis and communication of findings for the promotion of safe, quality care. Requires demonstration of effective communication and performance of physical examination skills consistent with best practice.
Prerequisites: BIO 3347, BIO L347, BIO 3348, BIO L348. Co-requisites: NSG 3345
   
NSG 3350
Case Management in Healthcare (3)
  Provides theoretical foundation and practical information about case management in healthcare. Introduces the roles of the nursing case manager in a changing healthcare environment. Prerequisite: NSG 3309/3310 or NSG 3345/3346.
   
NSG 3370
Professional Nursing (2)
  Explores current issues, trends, principles, values, and standards impacting the profession of nursing. Examines theories related to the leadership/management role of the professional nurse. Discusses evidence-based practice, information technology, quality improvement, patient safety and other current nursing practice topics related to meeting the emerging health needs in changing diverse global society in response to internal and external environmental dimensions. Prerequisites: Current Registered Nurse license and admission to the RN to BSN/MSN clinical nursing sequence.
   
NSG 4403
Child Health Nursing (3)
  Explores health alterations in children in response to internal and external environmental dimensions. Examines selected theories of child health for interrelationships among developmental, physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual components. Emphasizes evidence-based clinical decisions, communication and collaboration in a caring environment. Presents the role of the nurse in the promotion of optimal health for children of all ages. Prerequisites: NSG 3319, 3323, 3324, 3336, 3337. Co-requisite: NSG 4404.
   
NSG 4404
Child Health Nursing Practicum (2-4)
  Provides clinical learning opportunities for students to integrate clinical prevention, health promotion and maintenance, and illness and restorative care for children experiencing alterations in health states. Emphasizes clinical reasoning in the application of the nursing process in facilitating human adaptive responses to health alterations in the child in the provision of safe, quality nursing care. Uses a variety of hospital and community settings. Prerequisites: NSG 3319, 3323, 3324, 3336, 3337. Co-requisite: NSG 4403.
   
NSG 4405
Public Health Nursing (3)
  Provides a theoretical and empirical foundation for public health nursing practice. Explores the environmental, global, cultural, political and financial dimensions of public health. Emphasizes the nurse’s role in the delivery of public health nursing care in health promotion and clinical prevention health for individuals, families, communities and populations. Prerequisites: NSG 4403/4404, 4413/4414, 4419 Co-requisite: NSG 4406.
   
NSG 4406
Public Health Nursing Practicum (2-4)
  Provides clinical learning opportunities for students to engage in public health nursing practice. Explores use of advocacy and application of environmental, global, cultural, political, and financial dimensions of public health nursing practice in health promotion and clinical prevention for individuals, families, communities and populations. Emphasizes clinical reasoning in the application of the nursing process for promotion of optimal public health. Prerequisites: NSG 4403/4404, 4413/4414, 4419 Co-requisite: NSG 4405.
   
NSG 4407
Clinical Nutrition (1)
  A study of clinical nutrition therapy for support of adaptive responses to potential or actual major disease-specific health alterations. Presents best practices with consideration of physical, psychosocial, cultural and developmental components for clinical decisions in the design and implementation of therapeutic nursing interventions for health promotion and clinical prevention for individuals, families, communities, and population. Prerequisites: NSG 4403/4404, 4413/4414.
   
NSG 4410
Population Health Nursing (3)
  Provides a theoretical and empirical foundation for nurses to explore the environmental, global, cultural, political and financial dimensions of a specific population. Emphasizes the nurse’s role in the delivery of population-focused care in health promotion, clinical prevention, and overall health for diverse communities. Prerequisites: Admission to the RN-BSN/MSN Clinical nursing sequence. Co-requisite: NSG 4411.
   
NSG 4411
Population Health Nursing Practicum (2-4)
  Provides clinical learning opportunities for students to engage in population-focused care. Explores use of advocacy and application of environmental, global, cultural, political, and financial dimensions of population-focused nursing practice in health promotion, clinical prevention, and overall population health. Emphasizes clinical reasoning in the application of the nursing process for promotion of optimal population health. Prerequisites Admission to the RN-BSN/MSN clinical nursing sequence. Co-requisite: NSG 4410.
   
NSG 4413
Complex Nursing (3)
  Interprets complex, multi-system health alterations in response to internal and external environmental dimensions. Examines theories related to stress and crisis management. Emphasizes evidence-based clinical decisions in a caring environment, utilization of communication and collaboration, and the integration of information technology, research findings, ethical competence, and cultural humility in nursing practice for the promotion of optimal health in individuals with complex, multi-system health alterations. Prerequisites: NSG 3323/3324, 3336/3337, 3319. Co-requisite: NSG 4414.
   
NSG 4414
Complex Nursing Practicum (2-4)
  Provides clinical learning opportunities for students to provide nursing care for individuals and groups experiencing complex, multi-system health alterations in response to internal and external dimensions. Emphasizes clinical reasoning in the application of the nursing process in collaboration for promotion of optimal health states in response to complex, multi-system health alterations. Focuses on performance of complex care skills required for safe, quality nursing care. Prerequisites: NSG 3323/3324, 3336/3337, 3319. Co-requisite: NSG 4413.
   
NSG 4415
Nursing Leadership/Management (2)
  Provides the theoretical foundation for implementation of the leadership and management roles of the professional nurse within nursing and health care organizations. Evaluates effective models and strategies for organizational management. Emphasizes evidence-based decisions in the management of the nursing organization within a caring environment. Prerequisites: NSG 4403/4404, 4413/4414, 4419. Co-requisite: NSG 4421.
   
NSG 4417
Professional Nursing Seminar (1)
  Provides analysis of internal and external dimensions of selected professional, legal, ethical, political, economic, and sociocultural issues affecting nursing. Discusses the transition from student into the professional nurse’s role, professional role development, and preparation for licensure. Requires satisfactory completion of exit exam per BSN program policy. Prerequisites: NSG 4403/4404, 4413/4414, 4419. Co-requisite: NSG 4421.
   
NSG 4419
Research and Evidence in Nursing Practice (2)
  Explores the process for research and evaluation of best evidence in developing strategies for improvement of clinical outcomes. Examines the interrelationships among theory, practice, and research. Emphasizes the ethical and legal considerations in the conduct of research and appraisal of evidence. Prerequisites: NSG 3323/3324, 3336/3337, 3319.
   
NSG 4421
Professional Nursing Clinical Preceptorship (3-12)
  Facilitates transition into professional nursing practice. Provides opportunities for refinement of roles as a designer, manager, and coordinator of nursing care and provider of direct and indirect nursing care for individuals and families in a selected clinical area under the guidance of an approved preceptor. Prerequisites: NSG 4403/4404, 4413/4414, 4419. Co-requisite: NSG 4415, 4417.
   
NSG 4430
Advanced Nursing Theory (3)
  Presents application of the leadership and management theories to manage care of individuals, families, communities, or populations adapting to internal and external environmental dimensions in a variety of dynamic and complex healthcare settings. Emphasizes the leadership and management role of the baccalaureate nurse. Integrates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, patient safety, information technology and healthcare policy. Prerequisites: admission to the RN-BSN/MSN clinical nursing sequence or Flexible Option, NSG 3309/3310, 3319, 3370, 4410/4411. Co-requisite: NSG 4431.
   
NSG 4431
Advanced Nursing Preceptorship (2-6)
  Provides clinical learning opportunities for students to apply leadership and management theories in the management of individuals, families, communities or populations adapting to internal and external dimensions in a variety of healthcare settings. Emphasizes the leadership and management roles of the baccalaureate nurse. Integrates evidence-based practice, quality improvement, patient safety, information technology and healthcare policy. Prerequisites: admission to the RN-BSN/MSN clinical nursing sequence or Flexible Option, NSG 3309/3310, 3319, 3370, 4410/4411. Co-requisite: NSG 4430.
   
NSG 4440
Research and Evidence for the Practicing Registered Nurse (3)
  Designed for practicing registered nurses to develop knowledge and understanding in the research process, to become research consumers, and evaluate and integrate current evidence for best practice. Examines the interrelationships among theory, practice, and research. Emphasizes the ethical and legal considerations in the conduct of research and appraisal of evidence. Incorporates professional writing skills in the appraisal and dissemination of evidence. Prerequisites: Admission to RN-BSN/MSN clinical nursing sequence or Flexible Option; NSG 3319, NSG 3370.
   
NSG 4493-4494
Guided Independent Study (1 to 3 credit hours)
  Additional information is indexed under Academic Regulations. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor. Also see index for “Independent Study and Research..”
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