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Nursing Course Descriptions - Indiana University South Bend

  1. 1. IU South BendCourse Descriptions NURS: NURSING NURS-B 105 MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY (1 cr.) This course, taught via a unique audiovisual instruction and interactive approach,teaches the student to easily remember, pronounce,and apply 350 prefixes, roots,and suffixes that combine to form over 11,000 medical terms. This approach is used to teach complex medical terms to ensure maximum retention. I, S NURS-B 108 PERSONAL HEALTH AND WELLNESS (1-3 cr.) Students will learn and apply a holistic approach to achieve an improved level of wellness. Physical, psychological,social, intellectual, and environmental wellness will be explored. Both traditional western and alternative views of health will be presented.This course will help students evaluate their personal level of health, examine successfulstrategies for changing health behaviors,and develop a plan for improving health based upon personal health risk. NURS-B 216 PHARMACOLOGY (2-3 cr.) P: PHYS-P 262. The physiologic action of drugs and their therapeutic use,the nurse’s role in administering drugs,and the need for continuous study ofdrug therapy. I, II, S NURS-B 230 DEVELOPMENTAL ISSUES AND HEALTH (4 cr.) This course focuses on the theoretical perspectives of growth and development, family theories and family adaptation at different stages, and usualpatterns of aging. Students make assessments and observations ofindividuals in various stages ofgrowth and development. I, II, S NURS-B 232 INTRODUCTION TO THE DISCIPLINE OF NURSING: THEORY, PRACTICE, RESEARCH (3 cr.) P: Admission to B.S.N. degree program. This course focuses on core theoretical concepts ofnursing practice: health, wellness, illness, holism, caring, environment, self- care, uniqueness ofpersons,interpersonalrelationships, and decision making. This course helps the student understand nursing’s unique contribution to meeting societal needs through integrating theory, research, and practice. I, II NURS-B 244 COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ASSESSMENT (2 cr.) P: PHSL-P 261, PHSL-P 262, PSY-P 103, SOC-S 161, or ANTH-E 105. C: NURS-B 245. This course focuses on helping students acquire skills to conduct a comprehensive health assessment,including the physical, psychological, social, functional, and environmental aspects ofhealth. The process of data collection, interpretation, documentation,and dissemination of assessment data is addressed.I, II (R.N. I only) NURS-B 245 COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH ASSESSMENT: PRACTICUM (2 cr.) C: NURS-B 244. Students have the opportunity to use interview, observation,percussion,palpation, inspection,and auscultation in assessing clients across the lie span in simulated and actual environments. NURS-B 248 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF NURSING (2 cr.) P: PHSL-P 261, PHSL-P 262, MICR-M 250, MICR-M 255. C: NURS-B 249. P or C: NURS-B 245. This course focuses on the fundamentals of nursing from a theoretical research base. It provides an opportunity for basic care nursing skills development. Students are challenged to use critical thinking and problem solving in developing the ability to apply an integrated nursing therapeutics approach for clients experiencing health alterations across the life span.I, II
  2. 2. IU South BendCourse Descriptions NURS-B 249 SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY OF NURSING: PRACTICUM (2 cr.) C: NURS-B 248. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate fundamental nursing skills in the application of nursing care for clients across the life span.I, II NURS-B 251 LIFE SPAN DEVELOPMENT PRACTICUM (1 cr.) C: PSY-P 216, NURS-B 244, NURS-B 245. This course deals with theoretical perspectives of growth and development across the life span, family theories, and family adaptation to common health problems, promoting health across the lifespan, and usual patterns of aging. Students make assessments and observations ofindividuals and families in various stages of growth and development. I, II NURS-B 304 PROFESSIONAL NURSING SEMINAR I (3 cr.) This course focuses on core theoretical concepts ofprofessional nursing practice, including health, wellness, illness, self-care and caring, disease prevention, and health promotion. Students are expected to explore theoretical premises and research related to the unique wellness perspectives and health beliefs of people across the life span in developing care outcomes consistent with maximizing individual potentials for wellness. Students complete a needs assessment as part of this course. I NURS-B 403 GERONTOLOGICAL NURSING (3 cr.) (Nursing Elective) P: sophomore-level courses.This course is designed to promote a holistic approach to persons in the later years of life, focusing on the continued development of older adults and the normal aging process.Within the nursing process there is emphasis on health promotion, maintenance, and restoration.The course includes special assignments with older adults. NURS-B 404 PROFESSIONAL NURSING SEMINAR II (3 cr.) P: NURS-B 304. This course focuses on the application of nursing theory and research findings in restoring and maintaining individual and family functioning for those dealing with multi-system alterations. Students explore the ethical, legal, and moral implications of treatment options and identify tactics to maximize nursing’s effectiveness in facilitating individuals and families through the health care system. Students complete a scholarly analysis as part of their practicum experience. II NURS-F 570 ASSESSMENT OF INDIVIDUALS, FAMILIES, AND COMMUNITIES (3 cr.) This course enables students to develop advanced practice nursing skills in individual health assessment of infants, children, adults, and aging people. In addition, students develop skills in family and community assessment. NURS-F 572 PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OF CHILDREN (3 cr.) Enables students to develop a knowledge base for clinical decision making in assessment,and provision of primary health-care nursing for children and families. Topics include health promotion/maintenance, disease prevention,diagnosis, and treatment of common acute and stable chronic illnesses in children. Minimum of five (5) clinical hours/week. NURS-F 574 PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OF ADULTS (3 cr.) Enables students to develop a knowledge base for clinical decision making in the assessment and management of primary healthcare for adults and families. Topics include health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, diagnosis,and treatment of common and stable chronic illnesses in women. Minimum of 5 clinical hours /week.
  3. 3. NURS-F 576 PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OF WOMEN (3 cr.) Enables students to develop a knowledge base for clinical decision making in the assessment and provision of primary health care for women and families. Topics include health promotion and maintenance, disease prevention, diagnosis,and treatment of common acute and stable chronic illnesses in women. Minimum of 5 clinical hours/week. NURS-F 578 PRIMARY HEALTH CARE OF FAMILIES-CLINICAL (5 cr.) Enables the F.N.P. student to develop a practice base for clinical decision making in the assessment and management of health care of families. The course includes identification of health needs, nursing interventions for the prevention of illness, and health promotion. Minimum of 25 clinical hours/week. NURS-H 351 ALTERATIONS IN NEURO-PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH (3 cr.) P: SPCH-S 121 and all sophomore-level courses.C: NURS-H 352. This course focuses on individuals and small groups experiencing acute and chronic neuropsychologicaldisorders.Content includes the effect of the brain-body disturbances on health functioning. Other content areas are growth and development, stress,mental status,nurse-client relationships, psychopharmacology,and nursing approaches for clients experiencing DSM-IV neuropsychologicaldisorders. I, II NURS-H 352 ALTERATIONS IN NEURO-PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH: THE PRACTICUM (2 cr.) C: NURS-H 351. Students provide nursing care to individuals and small groups who are experiencing acute and chronic neuropsychologicaldisturbances related to psychiatric disorders. Student experiences are with individuals and small groups in supervised settings such as acute care, community-based, transitional, and/orthe home. I, II NURS-H 353 ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH I (3 cr.) P: SPCH-S 121 and all sophomore-level courses.C: NURS-H 354. This course focuses on the pathophysiology and holistic nursing care management of clients experiencing acute and chronic problems. Students use critical thinking and problem-solving skills to plan interventions appropriate to health care needs. I, II NURS-H 354 ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH I: THE PRACTICUM (2 cr.) C: NURS-H 353. Students apply the science and technology of nursing to perform all independent,dependent,and interdependent care functions.Students engage clients in a variety of settings to address alterations in health functioning, identify health care needs, and determine the effectiveness of interventions,given expected care outcomes. I, II NURS-H 355 DATA ANALYSIS IN CLINICAL PRACTICE AND HEALTH CARE RESEARCH (3 cr.) P: MATH-M 107 or R.N. license. This course introduces nursing and other health sciences students to the basic concepts and techniques of data analysis needed in professional health care practice. Principles of measurement, data summarization and univariate and bivariate statistics are examined. Differences in types of qualitative data and methods by which these types of data can be interpreted are also explored. Emphasis is placed on the application of fundamental concepts to real world situations in health care. II, S NURS-H 361 ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH II (3 cr.) P: NURS-H 353, NURS-H 354, all sophomore-level courses.C: NURS-H 362. This course builds on NURS-H 353 Alterations in Health I and continues to focus on pathophysiology and holistic nursing care management of the as sociate needs ofclients experiencing acute and chronic health problems. I, II NURS-H 362 ALTERATIONS IN HEALTH II: THE PRACTICUM (2 cr.) C: NURS-H 361. Students continue to apply the science and technology of nursing to perform all independent,dependent, and
  4. 4. interdependent care functions.Students engage clients in a variety of settings to address alterations in health functioning. I, II NURS-H 363 THE DEVELOPING FAMILY AND CHILD (4 cr.) P: NURS-H 351, NURS-H 352, NURS-H 353, NURS-H 354, all sophomore-level courses.C: NURS-H 364, NURS-H 361. This course focuses on the needs of individuals and their families who are facing the phenomena of growth and development during the childbearing and child raising phases of family development. Factors dealing with preserving, promoting, and restoring health status offamily members are emphasized. I, II NURS-H 364 THE DEVELOPING FAMILY AND CHILD: THE PRACTICUM (2-3 cr.) C: NURS-H 363, NURS-H 362. Students have the opportunity to work with child bearing and child raising families, including those experiencing alterations in health. I, II NURS-H365 NURSING RESEARCH (3 cr.) P: NURS-H 353, NURS-H 354, and statistics (MATH-K 300, NURS-H 355, PSY-P 354, or SOC-S 351, or equivalent). This course focuses on development of students’skills in using the research process to define clinical research problems and to determine the usefulness ofresearch in clinical decisions related to practice. The critique of nursing and nursing-related research studies is emphasized in identifying applicability to nursing practice. I, II, S NURS-J 360 OPERATING ROOM NURSING (Nursing Elective) (1-6 cr.) P: Sophomore-year courses,or consent of the instructor. The course is designed to provide further opportunities for students to meet objectives of the Indiana University School of Nursing. Learning opportunities are available so students can increase knowledge about,and add to their ability to, provide nursing care for patients undergoing the stress ofsurgery. NURS-K 192 TOPICS IN NURSING (0.5-3 CR.) Topics and seminars covering current nursing subjects including pharmacology, informatics, leadership, clinical updates and skills. Topics and credit hours vary. May be repeated for credit if topic differs. S/F graded. I, II NURS-K 300 TRANSCULTURAL HEALTH CARE (3 cr.) This course allows students to explore how culture affects health care decision making and how the health care systemintegrates culture in its delivery of care. NURS-K 301 THE ART AND SCIENCE OF COMPLEMENTARY HEALTH (3 cr.) This survey course is designed to introduce the student to non-mainstream health care therapies. Students critically examine and explore the origins and practice of each therapy.The course serves as an introduction to a variety of therapies, including healing touch,guided imagery, hypnosis,acupuncture,aroma therapy, reflexology, and massage, to name a few. NURS-K 302 GERIATRIC PHARMACOLOGY (2 cr.) This course examines numerous factors (e.g., poly- pharmacy, drug-to-drug interactions, developmental issues)that impact absorption,distribution, metabolism, and elimination of pharmaco-therapeutic agents in elderly persons.Students are challenged to develop primary and secondary strategies to detect and resolve problems associated with use of these agents. NURS-K 401 INTEGRATIVE HEALTH (3 cr.) Blending the traditional and nontraditional integrative health. This course focuses on the integration of complementary health care with the traditional western medicine approach to disease and illness. Complementary therapies are critically examined in light of their ability to alleviate pain and suffering and improve quality of life in a variety of disease and illness states.
  5. 5. NURS-K 421 AMERICAN HEALTH CARE: INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE (2-3 cr.) P: Junior-level courses completed. This course provides students fromthe United States with a change to live and study in Northern Ireland and provides students from the United Kingdom with a similar experience. This exchange enhances the students’awareness of the cultural, economic, and political factors in determining the health/illness perspective of a nation. It aims to enable students to develop a wider, more global perspective on the key concepts of personaland societal health issues. NURS-K 486 TRANSFORMING NEGATIVE ENVIRONMENTS (Nursing elective) (3 cr.) This upper- division elective assists each student establish a connection between changes in social, political, and economic conditions to their lived experience. Health care policies/practices founded on patriarchal values and models are critiqued. Students are challenged to transform traditional health care organization into systems characterized by power-sharing, consensus-building,self-governance, and empowerment. NURS-K 490 CLINICAL NURSING ELECTIVE (1-6 cr.) P: Consent of instructor.S/F grading only. Planned and supervised clinical experiences in an area of concentration. NURS-K 492 NURSING ELECTIVE (0.5-6 cr.) P: Consent of instructor.Opportunity for the student to pursue study in an area of interest. NURS-N 502 THEORY I (3 cr.) Focus is on evaluating the factors and issues influencing the development of theory in nursing. Theoretical terminology and criteria for the evaluation of theories are examined. Linkages applied between theory,practice, and research are explored. NURS-N 504 LEADERSHIP FOR ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE (3 cr.) Course addresses core competencies as leadership, role, health care economics, policy, and the law and ethics that are essentialto all advanced nursing practice roles and health care in complex systems. NURS-N 500 NURSING RESEARCH METHODS I (3 cr.) This course provides a survey of research in nursing NURS-N 590 DIRECTED NURSING STUDY (3 cr.) P: NURS-R 500. A guided experience in identifying a researchable nursing problem and in developing and implementing a research proposal. NURS-S 470 RESTORATIVE HEALTH RELATED TO MULTI-SYSTEM FAILURES (3 cr.) P: All junior-level courses.C: NURS-S 471. This course focuses on the pathophysiology and nursing care management of clients experiencing multi-symptom alterations in health status. Correlations among complex systemalterations and nursing interventions to maximize health potential are emphasized. I, II NURS-S 471 RESTORATIVE HEALTH RELATED TO MULTI-SYSTEM FAILURES: THE PRACTICUM (2 cr.) C: NURS-S 470. The students apply the nursing process to the care of clients experiencing acute multi-system alterations in health. I, II NURS-S472 A MULTI-SYSTEM APPROACH TO THE HEALTH OF THE COMMUNITY (3 cr.) P: All junior-level courses.C: NURS-S 473. This course focuses on the complexity and diversity of groups for aggregates within communities and their corresponding health care needs.Through a community assessment ofhealth trends,demographics, epidemiological data, and social/political issues in local and global communities, the student can determine effective interventions for community-centered care. I, II
  6. 6. NURS-S 473 A MULTI-SYSTEM APPROACH TO THE HEALTH OF THE COMMUNITY: THE PRACTICUM (2 cr.) C: NURS-S 472. Students have the opportunity to apply the concepts of community assessment,program planning, prevention, and epidemiology to implement and evaluate interventions for community-centered care to groups or aggregates.Professional nursing is practiced in collaboration with diverse groups within a community. I, II NURS-S 481 NURSING MANAGEMENT (2 cr.) P: All first semester senior-level courses including PHIL-P 393 and all general education requirements except for one 3 credit houropen elective. C: NURS-S 482. This course focuses on the development of management skills assumed by professional nurses, including delegation of responsibilities, networking and facilitation of groups,conflict resolution, leadership, case management, and collaboration. Concepts addressed include organizational structure,change, managing quality and performance, workplace diversity, budgeting and resource allocation, and delivery systems.I, II NURS-S 482 NURSING MANAGEMENT: THE PRACTICUM (3 cr.) C: NURS-S 481. Students have the opportunity to apply professional management skills in a variety of nursing leadership roles. I, II NURS-S 483 CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE CAPSTONE (3 cr.) P: All first semester senior-level courses including PHIL-P 393 and all general education requirements except for one 3 credit hour open elective. Students have the opportunity to demonstrate competencies consistent with program outcomes and to refine their nursing care practice skills. Students collaborate with faculty and a preceptor in choosing a care setting,planning and organizing a learning experience, and practicing professional nursing in a safe and effective manner. I, II NURS-S 484 RESEARCH UTILIZATION SEMINAR (1-2 cr.) C: NURS-S 483. This course focuses on students’abilities to refine their critical/analytical skills in evaluating clinical research for applicability to nursing practice. Students examine the role of evaluation, action research, and research findings in assuring quality of nursing care and in solving relevant problems arising from clinical practices. I, II, S NURS-S 485 PROFESSIONAL GROWTH AND EMPOWERMENT (3 cr.) P: All junior-level courses.This course focuses on issues related to professionalpractice, career planning, personal goal setting,and empowerment of self and others. Students discuss factors related to job performance, performance expectations and evaluation, reality orientation, and commitment to life-long learning. I, II NURS-W 221 NATIVE USE OF HERBS (1 cr.) A field experience course on native uses of herbs with required readings and hands-on work with plants. NURS-W 402 SEMINAR: WOMEN AS AGENTS OF CHANGE (3 cr.) (Variable title.) This course focuses on issues and controversies in the new scholarship on women. Recently taught as Women as Agents of Change with an emphasis placed on theories of change and women’s role in creating change in America. NURS-Y 515 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (4 cr.) Provides advanced knowledge of pathophysiology as the foundation for nursing management in the health care of adults. NURS-Y 535 DYNAMICS OF FAMILY HEALTH CARE (3 cr.) Provides students with opportunities to study families within the community context. Consideration is given to theories of family functioning and roles in family health care, nursing family assessment tools and other nursing intervention strategies.
  7. 7. NURS-Y 612 PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSE PRACTITIONERS (3 cr.) This course provides a basis for understanding the use of pharmacotherapeutic agents for clients across the life span.The course builds upon the pharmacologic knowledge base acquired at the baccalaureate level in nursing. NURS-Z 480 PORTFOLIO REVIEW COURSE SUBSTITUTION (1-6 cr.) The portfolio review process is available to all students who believe that they can meet the learning objectives/competencies required of a specific nursing course within their course of study. NURS-Z 490 CLINICAL EXPERIENCE IN NURSING (1-6 cr.) P: Consent of instructor. S/F grading only. Planned and supervised clinical experiences in the area of the student’s major interest. NURS-Z 492 INDIVIDUAL STUDY IN NURSING (1-6 cr.) P: Consent of instructor.Opportunity for the nurse to pursue independent study oftopics in nursing under the guidance of a selected faculty member.

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