NURS 138 Human Sexuality
A study of the field of human sexuality. The origins of sex roles, myths, stereotypes, and realities of this important aspect of life will be presented. The complexity of the sociological, psychological, biological, and legal components of the sexual being will also be included. The class is open to all students on campus. Students cannot receive credit for both NURS 138 and HLTH 232. (Same as WGST 138.) (HB)
NURS 139, 239, 339, 439 Special Topics
NURS 185 First-year Seminar
A variety of seminars for first-year students offered each January Term.
NURS 231 Nursing, the Individual, and the Health Continuum I
A focus on the concepts of the health continuum and the role of the nurse. An introduction to the caring process with an emphasis on developing beginning clinical skills and knowledge of the nursing process and therapeutic interaction. Prerequisites: admission to nursing major; BIO 115, 116; CHEM 141. Corequisite: BIO 243, PSYC 130.
NURS 232 Nursing, the Individual, and the Health Continuum II
A focus on the concepts of the health continuum, the role of the nurse, and an introduction to the application of the caring process. Emphasis is placed on the beginning clinical skills and knowledge of health assessment. Prerequisite: NURS 231. Corequisites: PSYC 240, SCI 130.
NURS 285/295 Directed Study
2, 4 hours
An opportunity to pursue individualized or experiential learning with a faculty member, at the sophomore level or above, either within or outside the major. NURS 285 can be taken only during January Term, NURS 295 can be taken during the fall, spring, or summer terms.
NURS 350 Psychosocial Nursing
Theory and application of psychosocial concepts in determining needs of self, clients, and family. Application of the caring process with an emphasis on therapeutic interaction and the nursing process to individuals experiencing a disruption in their psychosocial health. Offered every semester concurrently with NURS 353 or NURS 354.
NURS 353 Interruptions of the Health Continuum I
Students use the caring process to help adult clients experiencing pathophysiological interruptions to health. Emphasis is on developing skills to provide care primarily for adults with acute illness. The nursing process, health assessment, principles of rehabilitation, teaching-learning and discharge planning are included. Offered every fall concurrently with NURS 350, 360, and SCI 355, 361.
NURS 354 Interruptions of the Health Continuum II
Continuation of 353. Emphasis is on refining clinical skills in caring primarily for adults with surgical interruptions and/or those experiencing critical illness. Offered every spring concurrently with NURS 350, 360, 365, 368, and SCI 362. Prerequisites: NURS 353, SCI 355, 361.
NURS 360 Nursing of Children: A Family-Centered Approach
The caring process with an emphasis on the nursing process is applied to the care of children who are both well and experiencing illness. A family-centered approach is developed. Assessment, teaching, and guidance are used to support and promote optimal health for the child within the family. Offered every semester concurrently with NURS 353 or 354.
NURS 365 Trends and Issues in Nursing
Identification and exploration of current issues and trends in nursing. Emphasis is on economic, ethical, legal, political, social, and technological forces affecting nursing practice. Professional nursing concepts, levels of nursing proficiency and career planning are examined. Offered every spring concurrently with NURS 350, 354, 360, 368, SCI 362.
NURS 368 Research Methods in Nursing
The research process as a problem solving sub-tool of caring is studied. Research designs are examined, and students will begin the senior project. Offered every spring semester concurrently with NURS 350, 354, 360, 365, and SCI 362.
NURS 380 Internship
1, 2, or 4 hours
A work-study on-the-job learning experience which provides an opportunity for nursing students to expand the breadth and/or depth of knowledge in a specific area of nursing. Prerequisites: 12 credits in nursing courses and consent of department.
NURS 395 Independent Study
1, 2, or 4 hours
NURS 471 Maternity Nursing: A Family-Centered Approach
The caring process with an emphasis on the nursing process is applied to the care of families with a focus on the childbearing phase, including normal and high risk patients. Teaching and health promotion are emphasized, along with client management skills. Prerequisites: NURS 350, 353, 354, 360, 365, 368, SCI 355, 361, 362.
NURS 473 Community-Centered Care
The study of the community and its population groups. Focus on levels of prevention in the use of the nursing process to promote, maintain and protect the health of individuals, groups and communities. The caring process is emphasized. Clinical experience is in schools, agencies, and community groups providing services in Northeast Iowa. Prerequisites: NURS 350, 353, 354, 360, 365, 368, SCI 355, 361, 362. (Fulfills Intcl requirement when offered during the summer in Nottingham).
NURS 477 Synthesis of Nursing Practice
The caring process is used to assist clients experiencing pathophysiological interruptions to health. Emphasis is on refining clinical skills in caring for adults with more complex chronic illnesses and the collaborative role of the professional nurse across the multidisciplinary health care team. Leadership/management concepts as they apply to professional nursing are emphasized. Prerequisites: NURS 350, 353, 354, 360, 365, 368, SCI 355, 361, 362.
NURS 478 Health Care Management
A study and analysis of economic, social, political and ethical factors that affect management of human, technological, and financial resources in health service organizations. Includes the historical development of health care delivery and reform issues in the U.S. and selected other industrialized nations. There will be a particular focus on strategic and operational management of hospitals, long-term care facilities and home health care agencies. Rural versus urban issues will also be addressed. Prerequisites: NURS 350, 353, 354, 360, 365, 368, SCI 355, 361, 362.
NURS 490 Senior Project
A student completing a senior project in another major is not required to complete a senior project in nursing. Prerequisite: NURS 368.
NURS 493 Senior Honors Project
A yearlong independent research project. Applications are completed on the "Honors Program" form available at the registrar's office, requiring the signatures of a faculty supervisor, the department head, the honors program director, and the registrar. Interdisciplinary projects require the signatures of two faculty supervisors. The project must be completed by the due date for senior projects. The completed project is evaluated by a review committee consisting of the faculty supervisor, another faculty member from the major department, and a faculty member from outside the major department. All projects must be presented publicly. Only projects awarded an "A- or A" qualify for "department honors" designation. The honors project fulfills the all-college senior project requirement.