Nursing Courses (NURS)

  1. 200 Iowa Student Nurses Association Convention
  2. 201 Introduction to Nursing Concepts and Practice
  3. 204 Health Assessment
  4. 212 Pharmacology Principles
  5. 304 Mental Health
  6. 308 Nursing Care of the Aging Population
  7. 311 Applied Pathophysiology
  8. 313 Nursing Care of the Family
  9. 314 Acute and Chronic Nursing I
  10. 315 Acute and Chronic Nursing II
  11. 402 Community Health Nursing
  12. 403 Research Utilization in Nursing
  13. 407 Complex Pediatric Nursing
  14. 410 Leadership, Management and Issues in Nursing
  15. 412 Role Development and Professional Preparation
  16. 415 Complex Health Situations
  17. 430 NCLEX Review Course

200 Iowa Student Nurses Association Convention

1 Credit

An introduction to nursing issues discussed at a statewide nurses' convention. Students attend a two day convention held in October.

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201 Introduction to Nursing Concepts and Practice

4 Credits

This course provides the entry level nursing student with fundamental knowledge of nursing principles and concepts and role identification at the baccalaureate level of professional nursing practice. Emphasis is on health promotion and care of the well elderly.

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204 Health Assessment

4 Credits

Presents the theory and application of knowledge and skills utilized when completing a health assessment on persons across the lifespan.

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212 Pharmacology Principles

4 Credits

This course focuses on the pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynaics and pharmacotherapeutics of various classifications of medications. The course will assist student's understanding of specific medication classifications, actions, indications, patient teaching and nursing considerations from common prototype drugs.

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304 Mental Health

4 Credits

The focus is on the holistic nursing care of the client who is experiencing a disruption in mental health. Emphasis is on developing therapeutic nurse/client relationships.

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308 Nursing Care of the Aging Population

4 Credits

The course will cover issues specific to the aging population such as theories of aging, promotion of health and qulaity of life, chronic and episodic illness, rehabilitation and end-of-life issues. The course will also focus on the provision of quality care rooted in evidence-based practice.

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311 Applied Pathophysiology

2 Credits

This course is designed to assist the student to acquire an understanding of the pathophysiological changes that accompany disease processes. Using the lifespan approach, mechanisms of disease processes for each organ system will be examined.

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313 Nursing Care of the Family

4 Credits

The focus of this course is on nursing assessment and provision of care for members of the childbearing and childrearing family and women during the various life stages. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of the nursing process to promote the client's and family's funcitoning in matters of health maintenance and promotion.

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314 Acute and Chronic Nursing I

4 Credits

The focus is on holistic nursing care of adult clients and families experiencing acute and chronic events threatening their basic human needs. Emphasis is placed on the use of the nursing process to anticipate client needs and to promote client and family adaptions to stressors and return to wellness.

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315 Acute and Chronic Nursing II

4 Credits

The focus is on holistic nursing care of adult clients and families experiencing acute and chronic events threatening their basic human needs. Emphasis is placed on the use of the nursing process and the application of advanced nursing skills and knowledge.

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402 Community Health Nursing

4 Credits

The focus is on the principles of community health practice with holistic nursing care of individuals, families and populations within the context of a culturally diverse community. Emphasis is on health promotion, disease prevention and health maintenance as facilitated by health teaching, community assessment and the use of community resources.

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403 Research Utilization in Nursing

2 Credits

The focus is on the role of baccalaureate prepared nurses as consumers of research. Students will be assisted to develop an appreciation for and skills in scientific inquiry. Emphasis is on using research to strengthen or change nursing practice through collaboration in the synthesis and dissemination of evidence.

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407 Complex Pediatric Nursing

2 Credits

The focus of this course is integrating and applying concepts to the provision of care for complex pediatric clients and their families in a variety of settings. Emphasis is placed on the utilization of the nursing process to promote maximum client and family function, during complex episodic and chronic illnesses. Growth and development, health promotion and family adaption will be addressed.

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410 Leadership, Management and Issues in Nursing

4 Credits

The focus is on leadership, knowledge and skills required for managing health and nursing care delivery systems. The course addresses current issues and trends concerning the nursing profession. Students learn how to assume a proactive approach and collaborate with others in addressing healthcare dilemmas and strategies for creating change.

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412 Role Development and Professional Preparation

2 Credits

The focus is on developing independence in the role of a professional nurse. Students will complete a 90 hour preceptorship that includes a seminar.

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415 Complex Health Situations

8 Credits

The focus is on the holistic management of complex client health problems throughout the life cycle. Emphasis is placed on continued advanced skill development and nursing knowledge.

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430 NCLEX Review Course

2 Credits

This is a comprehensive NCLEX preparation course to help finalize the student's learning and preparedness for the NCLEX exam. This course is designed to enhance the student's study skills in critial thinking and test taking. This course will help maximize success by helping students develop a positive mental attitude for a successful completion of the NCLEX exam.

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