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NRSE 110 Introduction to Nursing Theories 3
Prereq.: 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
Prereqs.: Nursing Majors Only, CHEM 161/162 and BIO 111 or BMS 111 or BMS 102. 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. Fall.
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 Ethical Issues in Professional Nursing Practice 3
Prereq.: Matriculation in RN/BSN program. Ethical theories and principles will be discussed incorporating the essentials of baccalaureate nurse practice. Irregular.
NRSE 250 Nursing Care of Well Populations 3
Prereq.: Nursing Majors Only, 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.
NRSE 260 Evidence-Based Nursing Interventions 3
Prereq.: Nursing Majors Only. Practice-focused interventions, patient outcomes, and clinical reasoning within the context of patient-centered care. Spring
NRSE 270 Gerontological Nursing 3
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in nursing and NRSE 210. Coreq.: NRSE 250 and NRSE 260. 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. Required off campus clinical hours. Spring.
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 Nursing Research for Evidence-Based Practice 3
Prereq.: Admission to the professional program in Nursing and a statistics course. 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. Spring.
NRSE 305 Evidence-Based Practice for the Professional Nurse 3
Prereqs.: Statistics course and matriculation in RN/BSN program. Preparation of the professional nurse to be a critical consumer of nursing research, and to develop critical reviews of research relevant to the student's clincial practice area.
NRSE 310 Altered Health Concepts and Therapeutic Interventions 4
Prereq.: Nursing Majors Only; BMS 216 (C or better). Coreq.: NRSE 340 and 360. 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.: Nursing Majors Only, NRSE 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. Spring
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 345 Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing 4
Prereq.: Nursing Majors only, NRSE 270. Coreq.: NRSE 310 and 360. 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 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 360 Maternity Nursing: The Expanding Family 3
Prereq.: Nursing Majors Only, NRSE 260, and NRSE 270. Coreq.: NRSE 345. Women and their families from conception through the childbearing period, are considered from a holistic approach to nursing prevention and intervention. Clinical experienes off campus are required. Fall.
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 413 Population- and Community-Based Nursing Care 5
Prereq.: Matriculation in the RN/BSN program. This course will focus on assessment and intervention strategies to promote health and well-being of families, communities, and populations through theory and practicum experience. Off campus clinical is required. Fall.
NRSE 414 Policy and Practice for the Professional Nurse 3
Prereq.: Matriculation in the RN/BSN program. Synthesis of professional nursing practice from the analysis of selected ethical, social, political, professional and role issues.
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 445 Social Justice and Health Promotion of Communities 4
Prereq.: Nursing Majors Only; NRSE 470. Coreq.: NRSE 495. Concepts of Community and Public Health will be explored from a social justice framework in the classroom and community clinical setting. Common health care problems and health care challenges faced by vulnerable populations will be identified and incorporated into population based health interventions. Required off campus clinical hours. Spring.
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 465 Nursing Care of Families with Children 3
Prereq.: Nursing Majors Only, NRSE 320. Coreq.: NRSE 460. Health care issues of children from birth through adolescence. Emphasis on application of the nursing process and interventions specific to child health. Required clinical hours off campus. Fall.
NRSE 470 Holistic Nursing Care of the Critically Ill 5
Prereq.: Nursing Majors Only. NRSE 320. Coreq.: NRSE 465. 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. Fall.
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 485 Professional Values and Role Development 3
Prereq.: Nursing Majors Only. Co-req: NRSE 495. Analysis of current social, political and ethical healthcare issues. Concepts relevant to ethical and professional behaviors will be incorporated. 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 492 Leadership for the Professional Nurse 3
Prereqs: Matriculation in RN/BSN program. Leadership concepts will be further developed to enhance professional competency for the practicing nurse.
NRSE 495 Synthesis of Professional Nursing Practice 5
Prereq.: Nursing Majors Only, NRSE 470 and 490. Coreq.: NRSE 445. Capstone course to support role mastery in a clinical practice area. Students work with preceptors to achieve maximum preparation for their transition from student to RN. Weekly seminars use case studies to facilitate synthesis and application of nursing knowledge. Spring.
NRSE 496 Synthesis of Baccalaureate Nurse Practice 1
Prereqs: Matriculation in the RN/BSN program. Prior or concurrent completion of all other RN/BSN courses. Taken during final semester of major. Seminar format to synthesize baccalaureate level nurse competencies.
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]