Nursing

NURS 300: Professional Nursing Proseminar

Introduction and overview of the Bachelors of Science in Nursing program. The focus is on contemporary nursing issues in healthcare delivery with emphasis on writing in the discipline of Nursing. Major emphasis includes connecting selected theories and models, professional practice, service learning, and nursing research in the Nursing profession. (Department of Nursing consent required.) [(Prereq: NURS 301: Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3 units) and NURS 302: Health Assessment and Promotion Across Lifespan with Lab (3 units)) and (Coreq: NURS 321: Information Management for Nursing in Health Care (3 units)) and Associate degree in nursing]

Units: 3 — 3

NURS 301: Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice

Course builds upon student's prior knowledge of disease processes throughout the lifespan including cellular function, genomics, and integrative body functions. Focus on pathophysiologic rationale for health related interventions. (Department of Nursing consent required.) (Coreq: NURS 302: Health Assessment and Promotion Across Lifespan with Lab (3 units))

Units: 3 — 3

NURS 302: Health Assessment and Promotion Across Lifespan with Lab

Course builds upon student's prior knowledge of health assessment including: history taking, physical examination/diagnostic testing, and health promotion/patient education. Lab activity is essential for this course. (Department of Nursing consent required.) (Coreq: NURS 301: Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3 units))

Units: 3 — 3

NURS 306: Case Management and Care Coordination Across the Lifespan

Focus on managing and coordinating care among interdisciplinary teams across healthcare settings. Major emphasis on co-morbidities, health promotion/disease prevention, genetics/genomics within the social/cultural contexts of health and well-being. (Department of Nursing consent required.) [(Prereq: NURS 300: Professional Nursing Proseminar (3 units) and NURS 301: Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3 units) and NURS 302: Health Assessment and Promotion Across Lifespan with Lab (3 units) and NURS 321: Information Management for Nursing in Health Care (3 units)) and (Coreq: NURS 310: Healthcare Policy and Population Health (3 units) and NURS 430: Research and Evidence-Based Practice for The Nursing Profession (3 units) and NURS 350: Healthcare Assessment within the Latino Population (3 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

NURS 310: Healthcare Policy and Population Health

Focuses on understanding of nursing politics and the process of health, advocacy, and policy making. Emphasis on analysis of its impact on populations' health and well-being. Presents the larger healthcare system changes and its impact on nursing profession. (Department of Nursing consent required.) [(Prereq: NURS 300: Professional Nursing Proseminar (3 units) and NURS 301: Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3 units) and NURS 302: Health Assessment and Promotion Across Lifespan with Lab (3 units) and NURS 321: Information Management for Nursing in Health Care (3 units)) and (Coreq: NURS 306: Case Management and Care Coordination Across the Lifespan (3 units) and NURS 430: Research and Evidence-Based Practice for The Nursing Profession (3 units) and NURS 350: Healthcare Assessment within the Latino Population (3 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

NURS 321: Information Management for Nursing in Health Care

Focuses on development/application of health information technology for nursing. Students will investigate information technology that supports clinical practice, research, and education, addressing legal and ethical considerations of informatics. (Department of Nursing consent required.) [(Prereq: NURS 301: Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3 units) and NURS 302: Health Assessment and Promotion Across Lifespan with Lab (3 units)) and (Coreq: NURS 300: Professional Nursing Proseminar (3 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

NURS 350: Healthcare Assessment within the Latino Population

Course will enable nurses to integrate principles of cultural relevancy using Spanish language skills in conducting physical/psychosocial assessments, history taking, & healthcare education amongst Latino sub-groups & their families. Students will apply language skills that are appropriate to communicate with patients' healthcare needs, especially anatomy. Course will serve as an intro to understanding the various cultural sub-groups within the Latino population. (Nursing Dept consent required.) [(Prereq: NURS 300: Professional Nursing Proseminar (3 units) and NURS 301: Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3 units) and NURS 302: Health Assessment and Promotion Across Lifespan with Lab (3 units) and NURS 321: Information Management for Nursing in Health Care (3 units)) and (Coreq: NURS 306: Case Management and Care Coordination Across the Lifespan (3 units) and NURS 310: Healthcare Policy and Population Health (3 units) and NURS 430: Research and Evidence-Based Practice for The Nursing Profession (3 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

NURS 365: Global Health and the Socio-Cultural Constructs of Health and Illness

To provide students an opportunity to examine concepts/theories utilizing medical anthropology lens and then apply this knowledge to the complexities of socio-cultural constructs of health/illness. This will allow students to examine their own beliefs and values of health/well-being and to apply this to understanding complexities within healthcare related decision-making. Apply principles of sociological theories/concepts of health promotion in local/diverse globalized healthcare settings. (Prereq: NURS 300: Professional Nursing Proseminar (3 units) and NURS 301: Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3 units) and NURS 302: Health Assessment and Promotion Across Lifespan with Lab (3 units))

Units: 3 — 3

NURS 370: Palliative Care Across the Lifespan

Focus on care of a patient with a life-threatening illness across settings. Topics will include models of care, ethics, culture, communication, symptom management, grief, loss, and bereavement. (Department of Nursing consent required.) (Prereq: NURS 300: Professional Nursing Proseminar (3 units) and NURS 301: Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3 units) and NURS 302: Health Assessment and Promotion Across Lifespan with Lab (3 units))

Units: 3 — 3

NURS 395: Special Topics

Studies a particular topic in Nursing. (Credit/No Credit Available) (Restricted to NURS Majors Only)

Units: 1 — 6

NURS 430: Research and Evidence-Based Practice for The Nursing Profession

Emphasis on application of research methodology to utilize evidence by developing critical reasoning skills needed to comprehend formal scientific reports. Development of critical judgement skills to critique/appraise current/relevant healthcare research to effectively analyze and evaluate multiple perspectives for making sound clinical decisions. Communicate evidence effectively/ethically in written reports and oral presentations for nursing discipline. (Department of Nursing consent required.) [(Prereq: NURS 300: Professional Nursing Proseminar (3 units) and NURS 301: Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3 units) and NURS 302: Health Assessment and Promotion Across Lifespan with Lab (3 units) and NURS 321: Information Management for Nursing in Health Care (3 units)) and (Coreq: NURS 306: Case Management and Care Coordination Across the Lifespan (3 units) and NURS 310: Healthcare Policy and Population Health (3 units) and NURS 350: Healthcare Assessment within the Latino Population (3 units))]

Units: 3 — 3

NURS 497: Independent Study

Student and faculty member select topic of study and number of credits. (Offered occasionally.) (Restricted to NURS Majors Only)

Units: 1 — 6

NURS 499S: Community Health Nursing with Laboratory

Theory course/field work in community development, synthesizing service learning/community health nursing concepts necessary to manage and/or deliver care to individuals, families, and populations across lifespan. Student integrates concepts that inform practice in diverse local populations by applying global health, health promotion/disease prevention constructs. Focuses on social justice/equity, cultural equity, cultural humility and civic responsibility. (Requires dept consent and RN license.) [(Prereq: NURS 300: Professional Nursing Proseminar (3 units) and NURS 301: Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice (3 units) and NURS 302: Health Assessment and Promotion Across Lifespan with Lab (3 units) and NURS 321: Information Management for Nursing in Health Care (3 units) and NURS 306: Case Management and Care Coordination Across the Lifespan (3 units) and NURS 310: Healthcare Policy and Population Health (3 units) and NURS 430: Research and Evidence-Based Practice for The Nursing Profession (3 units) and NURS 350: Healthcare Assessment within the Latino Population (3 units) and NURS 365: Global Health and the Socio-Cultural Constructs of Health and Illness (3 units) and Senior Standing) and (Coreq: NURS 440: Healthcare Delivery Systems and Nursing Leadership (3 units))]

Units: 6 — 6