Undergraduate Catalog 2009-2011

Nursing

 


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 102 (may be taken concurrently). 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.


NRSE 210    Health Assessment       4

Prereq.:  Admission to the professional program in Nursing and PSY 236. 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 professional program in nursing and NRSE 210. 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. Sixty-six hours of clinical experience in community/community-based settings required. Spring.

 

NRSE 299    Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice   1

Prereq.:  Current Connecticut Registered Nurse License or permission of department chair. Introduction to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program philosophy, objectives and conceptual framework. An examination of the nursing process as applied to individuals families, populations, and communities.

 

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.:  NRSE 299 (may be taken concurrently). 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.


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    Pharmacology      4

Prereq.:  Admission to the professional program in nursing and BIO/BMS 318 and 319. Coreq.:  NRSE 303 and 320. Introduction to basic pharmacologic principles that apply to all drugs across the lifespan along with a review of biologic systems that are affected and influenced by the various drug families. Emphasis will be placed on nursing measures that support desired drug responses or reduce side effects which must be tolerated, and on client teaching indicated by pharmacotherapy. Laboratory included. Fall.


NRSE 320    Care of Adults with Health Alterations    4

Prereq.:  BMS 216. Coreq.:  NRSE 303 and NRSE 310. Care of adults with specific alterations in body systems as well as common problems encountered including inflammation, infection, cancer, pain, sleep disorders, substance abuse, fluid and electrolyte imbalance, acid-base imbalance, and shock. Perioperative nursing content (pre-, intra- and postoperative care) is included along with special attention to emergency and home care. Sixty-six hours in an on- and off-campus clinical site required. 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.


NRSE 400    Nursing Externship      3

Prereq.:  Admission to the professional program in nursing and NRSE 350 and NRSE 246, and BIO 412. 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. Summer.


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 414    Professional Nursing Role     4

Prereq.:  NRSE 412 (may be taken concurrently). Synthesis of professional nursing practice from the analysis of selected ethical, social, political, professional, and role issues with related field experiences as appropriate. Fall, Spring, Summer.


NRSE 420    Public/Community Health Nursing I   3

Prereq.:  Admission to the professional program in nursing and NRSE 400. Integration, analysis and synthesis of comprehensive theoretical concepts of holistic care of populations, families, aggregates, and individuals across the life span. Fall.


NRSE 430    Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing   4

Prereq.:  Admission to the professional program in nursing and NRSE 400. Coreq.:  BMS 206 and NRSE 420 and NRSE 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. Sixty-six 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    Public/Community Health Nursing II  3

Prereq.:  Admission to the professional program in nursing and NRSE 420. Clinical practicum in community and community-based settings. Emphasis is on application of NRSE 420 concepts, leadership, delegation, health promotion and complex care supported by research for evidence-based practice. Ninety-nine clinical hours off campus. Taken concurrently with NRSE 470. Spring.


NRSE 470    Care of Critically Ill Adults 4

Prereq.:  Admission to the professional program in nursing and BIO 412 and NRSE 430 and NRSE 440. Introduction of fundamental concepts and tools associated with critical care nursing with the goal of addressing the nursing management of patients with various alterations in body systems. Emphasis on respiratory, cardiovascular, neurological, gastrointestinal, endocrine, immunological, integumentary, and renal functions. Sixty-six clinical hours on and off campus. Taken concurrently with NRSE 460. 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 and NRSE 420 and NRSE 430 and NRSE 440. Concepts and practices of management needed by healthcare clinicians to fulfill managerial responsibilities for the quality of care for patients, for caregivers, and organizations. Emphasis on leadership, role modeling, group dynamics, and staff motivation. Taken concurrently with NRSE 480. 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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