Nursing (NURSING)


NURSING 407. Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice. 3 Credits.

Philosophical perspectices, theories, and standards are applied to the practice of professional nursing. Factors influencing nursing/health care delivery are analyzed. Professional communication skills are enhanced.
P: Nursing Major and RN License
Fall and Spring.

NURSING 441. Chronic Care Management. 3 Credits.

Exploration of interaction of biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors important to understanding management of chronic conditions at the individual, family, community, and societal levels.
P: Nursing major and RN license
Fall and Spring.

NURSING 446. Research and Evidence-Based Practice. 3 Credits.

This course introduces the importance of research to improve clinical practice, strategies to evaluate the quality of research and evidence, and increase integration of research into practice.
P: Nursing Major and RN license; MATH 260, COMM SCI 205 or BUS ADM 216 or conc enrl.
Fall and Spring.

NURSING 447. Leadership and Management. 3 Credits.

Examines nursing leadership and management using relevant theories and concepts. Analyze decision making in relation to delegation, supervision, and group process.
P: Nursing Major and RN License
Fall and Spring.

NURSING 453. Information Management and Healthcare Technology. 3 Credits.

Utilize computer and information/decision science to support quality and safety in health care. Explore informatics issues and examine nursing's role in healthcare technology. Opportunities to use and master various healthcare technologies and healthcare data will be given.
P: Nursing major and RN license
Fall and Spring.

NURSING 454. Community Health Nursing. 3 Credits.

This course provides an overview of community nursing theory, roles, tools and skills needed to promote the health of individuals, families, and populations in communities.
P: Nursing Major and RN License
Fall and Spring.

NURSING 455. Community Health Nursing Practicum. 3 Credits.

Community Health Nursing Practicum complements the theory, models, and concepts learned in Community Health Nursing. It is a practice component that brings community health nursing into reality. The focus is on disease prevention and health promotion for individuals, families, aggregates, and communities.
P: Major in Nursing: NURSING 454 or concurrent enrollment
Fall and Spring.

NURSING 478. Honors in the Major. 3 Credits.

Honors in the Major is designed to recognize student excellence within interdisciplinary and disciplinary academic programs.
P: min 3.50 all cses req for major and min gpa 3.75 all UL cses req for major.
Fall and Spring.

NURSING 487. Evidence-Based Nursing Practice. 3 Credits.

This course focuses on the evaluation and utilization of research and other sources of knowledge necessary to address patient needs and provide quality care. Course content covers methods, appraisal, and utilization of research findings with the goal of implementing best practices. Barriers to the use of evidence-based practice and facilitating innovations within the workplace are addressed.
P: MATH 260, COMM SCI 205 or BUS ADM 216 or conc enrl.

NURSING 490. Synthesis for Nursing Practice. 3 Credits.

Course focus is synthesis of professional nursing roles introduced in previous courses. In addition, nursing theories are analyzed in light of their value to practice. Nursing's societal involvement is emphasized.
P: Major in Nursing; NURSING 407, 441, 446, 447, 453, 454, 455, and 492 or conc enrl.
Fall and Spring.

NURSING 492. Special Topics in Nursing. 2-4 Credits.

Course topics vary. Typical topics include Nursing Care of Older Adults, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology, Women's Health Care, Informatics, School Health.
P: major in Nursing.

NURSING 498. Independent Study. 1-4 Credits.

Independent study is offered on an individual basis at the student's request and consists of a program of learning activities planned in consultation with a faculty member. A student wishing to study or conduct research in an area not represented in available scheduled courses should develop a preliminary proposal and seek the sponsorship of a faculty member. The student's advisor can direct him or her to instructors with appropriate interests. A written report or equivalent is required for evaluation, and a short title describing the program must be sent early inthe semester to the registrar for entry on the student's transcript.
P: fr or so st with cum gpa > or = 2.50; or jr or sr st with cum gpa > or = 2.00.
Fall and Spring.

NURSING 499. Travel Course. 1-6 Credits.

Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members. May be repeated to different locations.
P: cons of instr & prior trip arr & financial deposit.