HUM 200 – Experiential Learning Assess 1 sem. hr.
CHEM 200 – Aspects of Clinical Chemistry 3 sem. hrs.
This course is designed to help students assess their experiential learning background. Theories of adult learning and learning styles will be explored and applied to personal and work settings. Students will prepare an autobiographical Personal Learning Theme and an Experiential Learning Portfolio demonstrating their knowledge, skills, and experiences. The course is designed especially for non-traditional students and is offered by arrangement. Therefore, it requires authorization from the student's academic advisor.
BIO 402 – DV:Genetics 3 sem. hrs.
Fundamental concepts of organic chemistry and biochemistry are used to examine the chemical basis for a variety of prevalent clinical disorders. Topics include basic organic chemistry, bioorganic reactions, basic biochemistry, metabolism of ethanol, chemical basis of the evaluation of thyroid function, biochemistry of diabetes mellitus, sickle cell anemia, phenylketonuria and related enzyme defects, chemical basis for enzyme assays (CK, LDH, AST) in cardiac assessment, and other pertinent topics. The course is offered every spring semester.
Prerequisite: CHEM 100 or equivalent.
NURS 300RN – Theoretical Concepts for Nurs Practice 3 sem. hrs.
The course examines the role of DNA as the basic molecule of heredity in viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes and its transmission to offspring. Topics discussed include Mendelian laws of heredity, polygenic traits, probabilities of inheritance, meiosis/mitosis, linked traits, chromosome mapping, crossing-over and population genetics involving the Hardy-Weinberg law. The structure of the gene is studied and the regulation of its expression in prokaryotes and eukaryotes is examined. The relationship between genes and disease, including cancer, is discussed. Recommended: BIO 306. The course is offered every spring semester.
Prerequisite: BIO 101, 102 or BIO 209, 210.
NURS 340RN – Nursing with Families 3 sem. hrs.
The major focus of this course is the theoretical foundation of the discipline of nursing. Critical thinking in combination with the nursing process is utilized to reflect on providing effective care toclients as they adapt to internal and external stressors. Therapeutic nursing interventions with clients in diverse settings are identified to promote, maintain, restore, and recognize health, or to support death with dignity. Therapeutic communication skills are emphasized in an interdisciplinary approach to nursing care. Theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, science, and liberal arts provide the basis for the delivery of nursing care. Accountability and responsibility for incorporating evidence-based nursing practice in the delivery of nursing care are promoted. The course is offered twice a year. First course RN option.
NURS 410RN – Nursing Research 3 sem. hrs.
The major focus of this course is to examine physiological, developmental, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual responses of the family system. Critical thinking in combination with the nursing process is utilized to develop health promotion strategies with families as they adapt to internal and external stressors. Therapeutic nursing interventions focusing on families are initiated to promote, maintain, restore, and recognize health, or to support death with dignity. Therapeutic communication skills are incorporated in an interdisciplinary approach to nursing care of families. Accountability and responsibility for incorporating evidence-based nursing practice in the delivery of nursing care for the family are cultivated. The course is offered twice a year.
Prerequisite: 300RN level courses.
The major focus of this course is an introduction to the research process applied to the practice of nursing. Critical thinking is utilized to evaluate published research for application to nursing practice with clients adapting to internal or external stressors. Therapeutic nursing intervention development through research will be explored in an effort to promote, maintain, restore, and recognize health or to support death with dignity. Therapeutic communication skills related to the written expression of research ideas are fostered. The role of research in the development of theoretical and empirical knowledge from nursing, science, and liberal arts is examined. The course i offered twice a year.
Prerequisites: All NURS 300RN level courses, MATH 221.
NURS 450RN – Nursing Capstone 2 sem. hrs.
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This course focuses on utilizing the Byers School of Nursing curriculum model to guide graduating seniors' self-analysis of their development in the professional nursing role. The integration of critical thinking skills and research in the application of the nursing process is discussed. The delivery of therapeutic nursing intervention with diverse clients in an evolving healthcare environment is explored. Utilization of therapeutic communication skills at all levels of interaction within diverse healthcare environments is appraised. Professional licensure procedure and preparation for the National Council of Licensure Examination for the Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN) are addressed. The course is offered every spring semester.
Prerequisites: Taken the semester of graduation.