Courses

1011 INTRODUCTION TO NURSING

An introductory nursing course designed to acquaint the student with a historical nursing perspective from the beginnings of the profession to current professional developments.  Students will be introduced to nursing trends and changing national and global health care delivery methods.  Lecture - 1 hour.  This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

2003 HEALTH ASSESSMENT

Prerequisites: BIOL-1013; Co-requisite: BIOL-2523

A course focuses on the nursing process and how clinical diagnosis is performed.  Students will learn to assess the client's physical, psychological, social, and spiritual dimensions as a foundation to nursing care.  The skills of interviewing, documentation, inspection, percussion, palpation and auscultation are refined to make clinical judgments and promote health/client outcomes. Lecture - 2 hours; Clinical - 1 hour. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

2013 FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING

Prerequisites: BIOL-1013, BIOL-2523, CHEM-1104; Co-requisite: BIOL-2623

A course emphasizing nursing skills and nursing process.  Nursing theory and concepts related to the human response to illness will be explored. Emphasis is placed on the development and integration of therapeutic communication skills, nurse/client relationships, developmentals needs, cultural diversity and legal/ethical issues.  Lecture - 2 hours, Clinical - 1 hour. This course is normally offered in the spring semester. 

2033 PHARMACOLOGY

Prerequisites: BIOL-1013, BIOL-2523, CHEM-1104; Co-requisite: BIOL-2623

A course is designed as an introduction to pharmacological principles, drug classifications, and expected therapeutic outcomes associated with drug therapy.  Nursing process and drug therapy are discussed in relation to clients' developmental levels and health habits across their lifespan. Lecture - 3 hours.  This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

3013 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program or RN2BSN Program Admission.

A course studying the alterations in physiological well-being across the lifespan as pathological responses to disease, stress, genetics, and environmental changes occur within the body. Critical thinking, research findings, and scientific knowledge are applied to analyze individual outcomes throughout the course.  Lecture - 3 hours.  This course is normally offered in the fall semester and is also offered once a semester for RN2BSN students.

3014 MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program.

A course introducing the student to basic mental health nursing content as applied to individuals, families, and community groups.  Through the application of the nursing process, students learn to provide complex therapeutic nursing interventions for a variety of mental health disorders.  Continued development of communication skills, professionalism, teaching/learning principles, ethical/legal, and economic issues are incorporated throughout the course.  Lecture - 2 hours; Clinical - 2 hours. This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

3015 ADULT NURSING I

Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program.

A course focusing on medical-surgical nursing care of culturally diverse adult patients across the life span who are experiencing chronic health problems and end-of-life issues.  The concept of caring is emphasized with a focus on individuality and cultural diversity.  Implementation of the nursing process in a health care setting will focus on using basic teaching-learning principles for practice.  Lecture - 3 hours; Clinical - 2 hours.  This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

3024 MATERNAL-INFANT HEALTH NURSING

Prerequisites: NURS-3013, NURS-3014 and NURS-3015

A course focusing on concepts and implemetaiton of professional nursing care for women in their childbearing years, newborns, and their families with emphasis on pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum period.  This course emcompasses knowledge of growth and development, cultrual diversity and aassessment techniques for pregnant women and newborns. Lecture - 2 hours; Clinical - 2 hours.  This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

3025 ADULT NURSING II

Prerequisites: NURS-3013, NURS-3014 and NURS-3015

A course which builds upon the medical-surgical concepts learned in Adult I, focusing on adult patients experiencing common acute and chronic health problems across the lifespan.  The effects of families and community groups are to be examined. Through application of the nursing process, students learn to provide complex therapeutic nursing interventions while using critical thinking skills. Lecture - 3 hours; Clinical - 2 hours.  This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

3034 HEALTH CARE MISSIONS AND CHRISTIAN SERVICE

Prerequisites: NURS-3013, NURS-3014 and NURS-3015

A course designed to focus on Christian concepts and principles as applied to global health service  Participation in health care delivery system of selected communities or countries is an integral component.  Lecture - 2 hours; Clinical - 2 hours.  This course is normally offered in the spring semester with clinical hours being completed in the first 3 weeks of May.

3502 TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING

Prerequisites: RN2BSN program admission.

An exploration of leadership and management concepts and their impact on nursing practice and the delivery of health care. Leadership and management competencies will be implemented in a variety of practice settings.  Lecture - 2 hours; Clinical - 1 hour. This course is normally offered once a semester.  

3512 TRANSFORMING CARE: NURSING THEORY IN PRACTICE

Prerequisites: RN2BSN program admission.

Nursing theories are discussed as a part of knowledge base of the profession.  The exploration and application of selected nursing and service theories currently within the profession of nursing and nursing practice.  Lecture - 2 hours.  This course is normally offered once a semester.

3522 HEALTH CARE AND CHRISTIAN SERVICE

Prerequisites: RN2BSN program admission.

As nurses, we are called to minister to the sick and vulnerable on a daily basis.  "The Lord nurses them when they are sick and restores them to health". Psalms 41:3.  This class will provide the opportunity to explore health care as a ministry and to study the diversity of various cultures and health care systems.  Lecture - 2 hours.  This course is normally offered once a semester.

3533 TREATMENT MODALITIES

Prerequisites: RN2BSN program admission.

Exploration of new medications with nursing implications, alternative treatment modalities such as music therapy, biofeedback, stress reduction techniques, hyperbaric treatment and therapeutic touch.  Lecture - 3 hours.  This course is normally offered once a semester.

4005 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING

Prerequisites: Senior standing in nursing.

A course focusing on organization and delivery of nursing care to individuals, families, and groups in a variety of community health care settings.  Emphasis is placed on prevention of disease, health promotion, and control of communicable disease within the community.  Lecture - 3 hours; Clinical - 2 hours.  This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

4011 CAPSTONE IN NURSING

Prerequisistes: NURS-4005, NURS-4015, NURS-4022

A synthesis course within the nursing program preparing the student for licensure.  Students develop an outcome report of their learning experiences which combine theory content and computer technology.  National achievement exams will be an integral component of this course in preprartion and review for NCLEX.  Lecture - 1 hour.  This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

4015 CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH NURSING

Prerequisites: Senior standing in nursing and MATH-2913

A course focusing on concepts of professional nursing care and implementation of the nursing process with pediatrics and their families.  Emphasis of developmental variances, cultural diversity, family dynamics, and pathophysiology of childhood diseases are incorporated throughout the course.  Lecture - 3 hours; Clinical - 2 hours.  This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

4022 ISSUES AND TRENDS IN NURSING

Prerequisites: Senior standing in nursing. 

A theory course which addresses moral, ethical and legal issues within the nursing profession.  The student's transition into professional nursing practice will be addressed including career planning and the student's professional role for future practice. Lecture - 2 hours.  This course is normally offered in the fall semester.

4024 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN NURSING

Prerequisistes: NURS-4005, NURS-4015, NURS-4022

An introduction to the concepts of leadership and management principles related to nursing practice for preparation for role transition from student to graduate.  This course includes a concentrated senior precepted clinical experience (90 hours) in a selected practice area.  Lecture - 2 hours; Clinical - 2 hours.  This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

4025 ADULT NURSING III

Prerequisistes: NURS-4005, NURS-4015, NURS-4022

A course focusing on nursing care of adult patients across the lifespan in the critical care setting who are experiencing complex, multi-system health problems and life threatening illness or injuries.  Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary collaboration and on psychological, cultural, social, economic, and spiritual concerns of patients and their families.  Advanced technology, assessment skills, and collaborative practices are explored.  Lecture - 3 hours; Clinical - 2 hours.  This course is normally offered in the spring semester.

4033 NURSING RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE

Prerequisistes: NURS-4005, NURS-4015, NURS-4022, MATH-2913 or RN2BSN program admission.

An introduction to the research process and its application to nursing practice. Emphasis on the role of the professional nurse in critiquing and use of nursing research.  Critical thinking skills and the research process are applied to the development of a group research project.  Lecture - 3 hours.  This course is normally offered in the spring semester and is also offered in the summer for RN2BSN students.

4502 HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELLNESS

Prerequisites: RN2BSN program admission.

Emphasis on health promotion and illness prevention throughout the lifespan and acquisition/review of assessment skills. Holistic health and wellness-focused interventions are introduced.  Lecture - 3 hours.  This course is normally offered once a semester.

4513 GO INTO ALL THE WORLD: COMMUNITY NURSING

Prerequisites: RN2BSN program admission.

The emphasis is on a broad scope of Christian service and leadership experiences; from maintenance of health and prevention of illness, to promotion of wellness of communities, families, and individuals.  Lecture - 3 hours.  This course is normally offered once a semester. 

4523 CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN NURSING LEADERSHIP

Prerequisites: RN2BSN program admission and NURS 3502

An exploration of leadership and management concepts and their impact on nursing practice and the delivery of health care. Leadership and managment competencies wil be implemented in a variety of practice settings.  Lecture - 3 hours.  This course is normally offered once a semester.

4532 TRENDS AND ISSUES FOR PROFESSIONAL NURSES

Prerequisites: RN2BSN program admission.

This course is an exploration of ethics and caring concepts and their impact on nursing practice in the delivery of health care. The student will use ethical, moral and legal aspects of nursing in a system of professional values for practice decisions.  In addition, an exploration of the impact of advanced education on practice, and the nurse's response to current trends and issues influencing health care delivery.  Emphasis is placed on the interface between individual and professional development. Lecture - 2 hours.  This course is normally offered once a semester.

4542 RN TO BSN CAPSTONE

Prerequisites: RN2BSN program admission.

This course is a synthesis course that requires senior students to demonstrate mastery of skills learned in general education and nursing courses.  Special emphasis is placed on the implementaiton of change in response to identified needs/problems in selected healthcare setting.  The major assignment is an evidence-based project that grows out of the students interest related to specific patient populations, professional nursing roles, and/or health care setting.  Lecture - 2 hours.  This course is normally offered once a semester.