Nursing (NURS)

NURS 364 Health Assessment 3 crs.

This emphasis of this course is on providing the student with tools of assessment to appraise the health of individuals. Knowledge of biological sciences is used within the context of the nursing process to develop skill in systematic assessment of clients in all phases of the life cycle.

NURS 379 Nursing Leadership & Promotion of Quality Care 3 crs.

This course emphasizes the role of nurse leaders in professional nursing practice and provides an introduction to the theory and practice of nursing leadership and management. The emphasis is on understanding the key components of the leadership/management process which include critical thinking, communicating effectively, handling conflict, delegating successfully, controlling resources, improving quality and safety and leading change. The focus is on the nursing role of leader/manager in practice settings and improving the quality and safety of patient populations.

NURS 384 Spirituality in Health and Illness 3 crs.

The Jesuit Catholic tradition emphasizes the role of spirituality and faith in shaping the person. This course explores the relationship between spirituality and nursing and focuses on spiritual assessment of a diverse client population across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse in providing spiritual and nursing care. Key concepts explored in the course include; spiritual well-being, end-of-life issues, hospice, palliative care and bereavement.

NURS 452 Nursing Research and Evidence-based Practice 3 crs.

This course is an introduction to nursing research. Emphasis is placed on understanding how to search for research information, analyze and utilize research findings in the practice setting. The outcome of the course is for the student to become an informed consumer of research. Key concepts discussed in the course include the research process, evidenced-based practice and research utilization.

Prerequisite: Statistics

NURS 468 Advanced Topics in Nursing Practice 3 crs.

This course focuses on selected nursing topics (e.g. Spanish for Health-Care; Genetics)

NURS 482 Issues in Professional Nursing 3 crs.

This course is designed to assist in the transition of the student to the role of the B.S.N. prepared professional nurse in a health care setting. Emphasis is placed on professional communication and current professional and health care issues that impact the professional nurse practicing in a contemporary healthcare environment.