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Nursing Courses

NURS 10050 - INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING

Focus on nursing's development as a discipline and profession. The scope of nursing practice and the health care delivery system are discussed.

Prerequisite: None. 1.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 20010 - INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

A skill-development course, with readings, experiential learning activities and oral and written communication assignments. It is designed to help students enhance their self-confidence in interacting with other people, individually or in groups, and develop their capabilities in writing, leading groups and presenting information. Assertiveness techniques, presentation of self, critical thinking and collaboration skills complement the development of interpersonal and communication competencies. Active learning methods are used to facilitate growth at any level of current student development.

Prerequisite: nursing (NURS) major and sophomore standing. 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 20020 - FOUNDATIONS OF ASSESSMENT AND COMMUNICATION IN NURSING

Individuals are assessed as members of families and community members. Communication in nursing is explored.

Prerequisite: Special approval. 3.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours 1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

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NURS 20030 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING INTERVENTIONS

Foundations of nursing interventions focuses on selected aspects of nursing care to improve the health of individuals within families and groups. Utilizes principles of the interpersonal process, nursing process and professional nursing.

Prerequisite: NURS 20010 and NURS 20020 and NURS 20950 and BSCI 30030 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. 5.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Clinic, Laboratory, Lecture

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NURS 20160 - NURSING PROCESS

Concepts of nursing process/process recording are taught with emphasis on those processes as used at Kent State University College of Nursing. Philosophies of nursing are discussed.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and nursing (NURS) major and special approval. 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 20950 - HUMAN GROWTH AND DEVELOPMENT FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

Examines theoretical principles and concepts of human growth and development throughout the life cycle applicable to personal and professional activities essential to the accurate assessment of human needs and understanding human behaviors.

Prerequisite: PSYC 11762 and sophomore standing. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture or WEB

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NURS 21095 - SPECIAL TOPICS IN NURSING: LPN TRANSITION COURSES

Scheduled topics of interest  for LPN's wishing to progress to the BSN program.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. 3.000 TO 5.000 Credit hours 3.000-6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture and WEB

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NURS 21096 - INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION NURS

Designed for the student interested in exploration and research of material not covered in required nursing courses.

Prerequisite: Sophomore standing and special approval. 2.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours 4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Individual Investigation

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NURS 30010 - PARENT AND NEWBORN NURSING

A study of nursing assessment, need identification and evaluation for individuals and families during the child bearing cycle.

Prerequisites: NURS 20030 and NURS 20950 and BSCI 30030 with minimum C (2.0) grade.

Corequisite: NURS 30020. 4.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours 2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 30020 - HEALTH CARE OF CHILDREN

Nursing process in family-centered care of children including health and developmental promotion and illness and restorative intervention.

Prerequisites: NURS 20020 and NURS 20030 and BSCI 30030 with minimum C (2.0) grade.

Corequisite: NURS 30010. 4.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours 2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 30030 - NURSING OF ADULTS

Emphasizes health promotion and prevention of episodic illness and maintenance of health status. Utilizes nursing process as foundation to provide nursing care composed of clinical experience in acute care settings.

Prerequisites: NURS 20030 and NURS 20950 and BSCI 30030 with minimum C (2.0) grade.

Corequisite: NURS 30040. 5.000 Credit hours 2.500 Lecture hours 7.500 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 30040 - NURSING OF ADULTS WITH REHAB NEEDS AND/OR GERONTOLOGIC CHANGES

This course encompasses care of persons and families dealing with gerontologic changes and/or rehabilitation needs.

Prerequisites: NURS 20030 and NURS 20950 and BSCI 30030 with minimum C (2.0) grade.

Co-requisite: NURS 30030. 4.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours 3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 30050 - BASIC NURSING INFORMATICS

Focuses on the use of nursing informatics for clinical nursing practice, inquiry and communication.

Prerequisite: NURS 20020 with a grade of C (2.0) or better. 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 30060 - BASIC PHARMACOLOGY FOR NURSING PRACTICE

Introduction to general principles of pharmacology. Major classes of pharmacotherapeutic agents, mechanisms of action, pharmacokinetics, dosage and administration; effects and nursing responsibilities.

Prerequisites: NURS 20020 with minimum C grade; and BSCI 30030 and CHEM 20284. 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 30063 - SPIRITUAL CARE OF PATIENTS

Study of the spiritual needs of patients and the nurse's role with regard to these needs.

Prerequisite: NURS 20950. 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 30015 – PHARMACOLOGY OF MATERNAL AND CHILD HEALTH CARE

Scheduled topics of interest to faculty and students. 

Pre or Co-Prerequisite: NURS 30010 and 300203.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours /WEB


NURS 35020 – TRANSCULTURAL NURSING AND HEALTH CARE

Scheduled topics of interest to faculty and students.

Prerequisite: NURS 200303.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours /WEB

Levels: Undergraduate Schedule Types: Lecture Nursing Department


NURS 31096 - INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION

Designed for the student interested in exploration and research of material not covered in required nursing courses.

Prerequisite: special approval. 2.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours 4.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Individual Investigation

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NURS 40005 - PROFESSIONAL NURSING DEVELOPMENT

Course focuses on professional development and the transition from student to graduate nurse, including interviewing techniques and resume preparation. Explores health care economics and policy, political activism, cultural competence, nursing theory, leadership of meetings and managing group dynamics, the future of nursing and health care, nursing practice opportunities, role development, professional nursing organizations, graduate education and specialty certification. Professional skill development continues from NURS 20010. Students have the opportunity to attend a professional nursing organization meeting.

Prerequisites: NURS 20010 and NURS 30010 and NURS 30030 and NURS 30040 and NURS 30050 and NURS 30060 - all with a minimum C grade. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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Course Attributes: Writing Intensive Course   


NURS 40010 - NURSING OF THE CRITICALLY ILL

Holistic approach to assessing, intervening and evaluating critically ill persons. Nursing practice in critical care settings with diverse populations.

Prerequisites:NURS 30010 and NURS 30030 and NURS 30040 and NURS 30050 and NURS 30060 - all with minimum C (2.0) grade. 4.000 Credit hours 4.000 Lecture hours 0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 40020 - COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

Concepts of community health nursing with emphasis on health promotion and prevention of population-based health problems. Students are responsible for their transportation to field experience.

Prerequisites: NURS 30010 and NURS 30020 and NURS 30030 and NURS 30040 and NURS 30050 and NURS 30060 - all with minimum C grade.

Corequisite: NURS 40030. 4.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours 2.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 40030 - PSYCHIATRIC NURSING AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING CARE

Focuses on the development of therapeutic relationships with individuals, families and vulnerable populations across the lifespan who have potential and/or identified mental health needs. Students will learn and apply theory about mental health illness.

Prerequisites: NURS 30010 and NURS 30020 and NURS 30030 and NURS 30040 and NURS 30050 and NURS 30060 - all with minimum C grade.

Corequisite: NURS 40020. 4.000 Credit hours 4.000 Lecture hours 0.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 40045 - INTEGRATION OF LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING

Course provides students with the knowledge and skills for a beginning leadership position (team leader, module leader and primary nurse), applicable to the care of patients in a health care environment. Course provides students with opportunities to synthesize their nursing knowledge and collaborate with their clinical preceptor in preparation for their professional nursing role.

Prerequisites: NURS 30020 and NURS 30030 and NURS 30040 - all with minimum C (2.0) grade; and senior standing. 6.000 Credit hours 4.000 Lecture hours 8.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture/WEB

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NURS 40057 - CASE MANAGEMENT IN HEALTHCARE AGENCIES

Course describes roles of institutional, community and insurance-based case managers; identifies mechanisms to establish case management systems; and develops communication, clinical evaluation and financial management skills.

Prerequisite: Senior standing. 2.000 OR 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 40061 - PHYSICAL ASSESSMENT

Self-instructional course using AV materials, readings and laboratory practice in the performance of physical assessments. Instructor available weekly. Written and performance tests required.

Prerequisite: Senior standing and nursing (NURS) major. 2.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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Opportunity for professional nursing practice is expanded to a selected population with complex health care needs. Focus is on increasing theoretical knowledge base and using knowledge in complex care situations with patients and their families.

Prerequisite: Senior standing and nursing (NURS) major. 4.000 Credit hours 1.000 Lecture hours 3.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 40075 - INFORMATION AND PATIENT CARE TECHNOLOGY FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

Focuses on the use of information management and information systems, technology and the human/technology interface utilized in professional nursing practice. Students taking this course must be registered nurses.

Prerequisite: nursing (NURS) major. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 40085 - INQUIRY AND RESEARCH FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

Introduction to clinical inquiry and research for the professional nurse. Theoretical frameworks appropriate to nursing are used in the development of a nursing research proposal.

Pre/corequisite: MATH 10041 or PSYC 21621; or SOC 32220 and 32221; and nursing (NURS) major. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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Course Attributes: Writing Intensive Course


NURS 40872 - INTRODUCTION TO NURSING RESEARCH

Scientific approach and methods of research design in clinical nursing. Evaluation of specific nursing studies. Development of a researchable nursing problem analysis and critique of studies of problem and implications for clinical practice.

Pre/corequisites: MATH 10041 or PSYC 21621 or SOC 32200. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours 0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Laboratory, Lecture

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NURS 41000 - CONCEPTS AND ISSUES FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

Focuses on nursing concepts and theory, nursing process and the history of nursing as it relates to the development of professional nursing and the role of the professional nurse. Students taking this course must be registered nurses.

Prerequisite: nursing (NURS) major. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS – CRITICAL APPLICATION OF PHARMACOLOGICAL PRINCIPLES

Scheduled topics of interest to faculty and students. Topics to be announced when scheduled.

Prerequisite: Senior standing in the nursing program. 3 Credit hours 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: WEB

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NURS- PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Designed for the student interested in exploration and research of material not covered in required nursing courses.

Prerequisite: Completion of NURS 30030 and 30040. 3 Credit hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: WEB RN TO BSN COURSEWORK


NURS 42000 - LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

Allows the registered nurse (RN) to utilize personal and professional knowledge and experiences in the study of leadership and management. Facilitates discovery of how nursing and leadership theories define and enhance practice. Assists the RN in analyzing the relationship between nursing, the professional nurse's leadership/management roles, and the articulation between nursing research and practice. Students taking the course must be registered nurses.

Prerequisite: nursing (NURS) major. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 43000 - HEALTH PROMOTION IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

Utilizes the nursing process to explore health promotion and disease prevention across the lifespan and health care settings. Theories and models are used to understand health behaviors. Includes role of the nurse; national health objectives (Health People 2010); health literacy, education and counseling; transcultural considerations; factors affecting health promotion; and specific health promotion strategies. Students taking this course must be registered nurses.

Prerequisite: BSCI 20020 and 20021 and CHEM 10050 and 10052 and nursing (NURS) major. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 44000 - POPULATION-BASED NURSING FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

Focuses on concepts of population-based nursing practice with emphasis on improving the health of communities and populations. Students taking the course must be registered nurses.

Prerequisites: BSCI 20020 and BSCI 20021 and CHEM 10050 and CHEM 10052 and nursing (NURS) major. 3.000 Credit hours 2.000 Lecture hours 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Clinic, Lecture

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NURS 45000 - HEALTH MAINTENANCE AND RESTORATION FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

Focuses on issues related to health maintenance and restoration for individuals and families experiencing illness. Students taking this course must be registered nurses.

Prerequisites: BSCI 20020 and 20021 and CHEM 10050 and 10052 and nursing (NURS) major. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 46000 - HEALTH CARE POLICY

Examines the organizational and societal context in which health care is delivered. Existing health care policy and delivery systems are examined, including historical perspectives, legislation, professional disciplines, organizations, health networks, forms of care delivery, consumer needs and economics and funding. The ability of the current health care system to serve all segments of the U.S. population is examined in depth as well as future forms of health care delivery. Global perspectives are also studied.

Prerequisite: junior level standing. 3.000 Credit hours 3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Lecture

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NURS 47000 - CAPSTONE CLINICAL FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

Allows RNs to apply previously learned nursing theory and clinical knowledge with their baccalaureate education in the identification and implementation of a scholarly nursing project. This project utilizes, but is not limited to, previously learned knowledge of leadership skills, principles of teaching/learning, health care policy, change process, group process, team building, collaboration, healthcare policy and delivery systems, quality improvement, evidence-based care, diversity, nursing roles, information technology and systems, population-based care and ethical/legal issues. Students taking this course must be registered nurses.

Prerequisites: NURS 40075 and 41000.

Pre/corequisites: NURS 40085 and 42000 and 43000 and 44000 and 45000 and 46000 and nursing (NURS) major. 3.000 Credit hours 6.000 Other hours

Levels: Undergraduate

Schedule Types: Clinic

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