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NRSE 110 Introduction to Nursing Theories 3
Prereq.: Pre-nursing majors only. Explores current and historical theories of nursing, health, behavior, aging and other theories as they relate to nursing. Fall.

NRSE 150 Nutrition 3
Prereq.: CHEM 150 and BIO 111 or BMS 111 or BMS 102 (may be taken concurrently). Pre-nursing majors only. CHEM 152 should be taken concurrently. Emphasizes basic normal nutrition across the lifespan and the current guidelines for maintaining wellness through healthy eating. The interconnectedness of nutrition and health or disease is stressed and an introduction to nutritional therapy is included. Nursing application of nutritional knowledge is the primary focus of this course. Spring.

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NRSE 210 Health Assessment 4
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in Nursing, PSY 236, and EXS 207 (C or better). Provides the theoretical knowledge and skills necessary to perform a comprehensive health assessment including comprehensive history taking, interviewing, and assessment techniques. Fall.

NRSE 246 Health Care Ethics 3
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in nursing or permission of instructor. Introduction to basic ethical theories and principles and their application to contemporary health care issues. Discussion will focus on issues connected with confidentiality, competency, research, experimentation, allocation of scarce resources as well as those connected with elderly and other vulnerable populations. Irregular.

NRSE 250 Nursing Care of Well Populations 4
Prereq.: Admission to the BSN professional program in Nursing, NRSE 210, and EXS 208 (C or better). Focus on well populations. The nursing role in promotion of health, prevention of disease and encouragement of healthy behaviors in populations across the lifespan is emphasized. Required clinical experience in community/ community-based settings. Spring.

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NRSE 300 Nursing Assessment 4
Prereq.: Current Connecticut Registered Nurse License, or permission of the department chair. The health assessment course is designed to prepare the registered nurse with the theoretical knowledge and skills necessary to perform a comprehensive assessment. The emphasis will be on comprehensive history taking, interviewing, and assessment techniques.

NRSE 301 Theoretical Foundations of Nursing 3
Prereq.: CT RN license or permission of department chair. Investigation of related nursing theories and their application to nursing practice. An examination of the concept of wellness, leadership, teaching, and learning as applied to individuals, families, populations and communities. Fall.

NRSE 303 Introduction to Nursing Research 3
Prereq.: NRSE 301 and matriculation into the B.S.N. program. Basic nursing research design and methodology. Preparation of the professional nurse to be a critical consumer of nursing research and to begin to apply basic nursing research findings to nursing practice.

NRSE 310 Altered Health Concepts and Therapeutic Interventions 4
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in Nursing; BMS 216 (C or better). Coreq.: NRSE 303 and 320. Selected health problems and associated pharmacological/holistic interventions are addressed from a lifespan perspective. Medication administration, therapy and safety are considered along with non-pharmacological interventions. Fall.

NRSE 320 Holistic Care of Adults with Health Alterations 5
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in Nursing; BMS 216 (C or better). Coreq.: NRSE 303 and 310. Nursing care of adults across altered health states. These health alterations will be explored with a focus on their impact on mental and spiritual wellness. Evidence based nursing interventions appropriate to this population will also be covered. Required clinical hours off campus. Fall.

NRSE 342 Ethical Issues Confronting the Geriatric Patient 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Introduction to the major ethical/social/political issues arising in the care and treatment of the elderly individual. Irregular.

NRSE 350 Nursing Care of Families in Transition 5
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in nursing and NRSE 303, NRSE 310 and NRSE 320. Coreq.: NRSE 375 and BIO/BMS 412. Prepares student to care for nursing care of families in transition. Highlights nursing judgements that encompass creative and caring interventions based on cultural competence and developmental approaches. Integrates concepts from the biologicalsciences and social sciences. Requires 99 hours in a clinical site. Spring.

NRSE 375 Seminar in Family Nursing Concepts 2
Prereq.: Admission to the Professional Program in Nursing; NRSE 303, NRSE 310, and NRSE 320. Coreq.: NRSE 350 and BIO/BMS 412. Focuses on application of family concepts through the use of case study and problem-based learning. The family is viewed from a holistic perspective with a focus on transitions experienced by families. Spring.

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NRSE 400 Nursing Externship 3
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in nursing; NRSE 246 and 350. Integrates practice and education through health-care based service model and collaborative partnerships to enhance clinical nursing competence, confidence and skills. Total of ninety-nine clinical hours off campus. Irregular.

NRSE 410 Holistic Family Care and Health Promotion of Families, Populations and Communities 4
Prereq.: NRSE 300, 301, 303, and matriculation in the BSN program. Integration, analysis, and synthesis of comprehensive theoretical concepts of holistic care across the life span in diverse settings. Must be taken concurrently, consecutively or contiguously with NRSE 412 and 414. Fall, Spring, Summer.

NRSE 412 Holistic Nursing Care of Families, Populations, and Communities Clinical Practicum 4
Prereq.: NRSE 410 and matriculation in the BSN program. Application of the nursing process to families, populations, and communities in diverse settings. Emphasis on leadership, delegation, health promotion, and complex care, based on evidence-based practice.

NRSE 413 Population- and Community-Based Nursing Care 5
Prereq.: NRSE 300, 301, 303; matriculation in the RN / BSN program. Focuses on families, populations and communities, both local and global, as units of nursing care. Fall.

NRSE 414 Professional Nursing Role 4
Prereq.: NRSE 413. Synthesis of professional nursing practice from the analysis of selected ethical, social, political, professional, and role issues with related field experiences as appropriate. Spring.

NRSE 420 Social Justice and Community Health Issues 3
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in nursing; NRSE 350. Concepts of Community and Public Health nursing will be explored from a social justice framework. Common community health care problems and the health care challenges faced by vulnerable populations as well as newly emerging issues such as global health, emergency preparedness and health care reform will be examined. Fall.

NRSE 430 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 4
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in nursing. Coreq.: NRSE 420 and 440. Integrates behavioral, biological, genetic, psychosocial, cultural, environmental, and religious influences on mental health across the life span. Promotion of health, disease prevention, and adaptation to health deviations will be emphasized. Required clinical hours on and off campus. Fall.

NRSE 440 Gerontological Nursing 3
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in nursing and PS 110. Coreq.: NRSE 420 and NRSE 430. The process of aging is examined in terms of values and attitudes toward older citizens. All levels of health will be examined including successful aging, health promotion, disease prevention, acute/chronic illness, limitation of disability and end of life care. Fifty clinical hours required off campus. Fall.

NRSE 460 Seminar and Practicum in Community Health Nursing 4
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in nursing; NRSE 420. Taken concurrently with NRSE 470. Students will identify concepts of social justice in community health settings and incorporate them into population based health interventions. Emphasis is on synthesis of professional nursing concepts in promoting transition of care across settings. Required clinical hours off campus. Spring.

NRSE 470 Holistic Nursing Care of the Critically Ill 5
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in nursing. Taken concurrently with NRSE 460. Nursing care for critically ill populations across the life span with a focus on altered body systems and the impact on mental and spiritual wellness. Emphasis is on integration of professional role in a changing practice environment. Required clinical hours off campus. Spring.

NRSE 480 Professional Issues 2
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in nursing and NRSE 420 and NRSE 430 and NRSE 440. Synthesis of professional nursing practice from the analysis of selected ethical, social, political, professional role issues and related field experiences. Taken concurrently with NRSE 490. Spring.

NRSE 490 Leadership and Management in Nursing 3
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in nursing or the RN to BSN program. Concepts and practices of leadership needed by healthcare clinicians to fulfill professional responsibilities for the quality of care for patients, for caregivers, and organizations. Emphasis on leadership, quality and safety, group dynamics, staff motivation and conflict resolution. Spring.

NRSE 498 Special Studies in Nursing 1 TO 3
Prereq.: Permission of instructor. Individualized plan to aid the learner in attainment of professional goals. Plan may consist of directed study of reading, clinical experience, individual instruction, research, or other appropriate activities. [GR]

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