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Nursing Courses (NUR)

GE Core denotes General Education Core credit;
GE Marker
denotes General Education Marker credit;
CAR denotes College Additional Requirement credit.

Courses for Undergraduates

110 Introduction to Nursing: Academic Preparation and Professional Practice (2:2)

Pr. freshman pre-nursing major or permission of course faculty

Introduction to professional nursing practice with development of academic skills and knowledge of university resources related to the nursing major. (Fall & Spring)

210 Concepts in Nursing (4:3:3)

Pr. sophomore standing; overall GPA 3.0 or higher at the end of the preceding spring semester, and completion of BIO 271 or 277 with a grade of C or better

Coreq. concurrent enrollment in BIO 271, 277, or 280, if not already completed

Students must receive a grade of B- or higher in NUR 210 for acceptance into the Nursing Major.

Introduction to basic concepts in nursing. Laboratory activities encourage self-awareness and include exercises in values clarification and communication patterns, with practice of basic nursing skills. (Fall)

220 Nursing Assessment of Well Individuals (4:3:3)

Pr. sophomore standing; overall GPA 3.0 or higher; completion of NUR 210 with a grade of B- or higher; completion of at least two (2) of the following with grades of C or higher: BIO 271, 277, 280

Students must receive a grade of B- or higher in NUR 220 for acceptance into the Nursing Major.

Introduction to basic nursing assessment of well individuals over the life span. Laboratory activities encourage development of skills in interviewing, physical examination, and documentation of information. (Spring)

310 Nursing Care of Individuals with Psychosocial Problems (5:3:6)

Pr. NUR 210, 220; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Taught as Writing Intensive.

Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences.

Nursing care of individuals who have mental health or psychosocial problems. Clinical activities in selected mental health settings. (Fall & Spring)

320 Nursing Care of Adults: Common Physiological Problems (5:3:6)

Pr. NUR 210, 220; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences.

Nursing care of adults who have common physiological problems. Clinical activities in medical or surgical units within acute care settings. (Fall & Spring)

330 Health of Women (3:3)

Women and their health. Incorporating selected health issues, physical and developmental changes in the life cycle, health maintenance, and health problems. (Occ) (Elective credit for nursing majors)

340 Nursing Care of the Developing Family (5:3:6)

Pr. NUR 210, 220; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences.

Nursing care of growing children in maturing family. Wellness emphasized, with the study of illness, disease, or dysfunction. Clinical activities in agencies where care is provided for children. (Fall & Spring)

345 Basic Health Management of Children (3:3)

Pr. HDF 211

Health appraisal and recognition of symptoms of illness in children. Emphasizes needs of children in group settings from infancy through elementary school age. (Spring)

360 Nursing Care of the Emerging Family (5:3:6)

Pr. NUR 210, 220; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences.

Nursing care of families experiencing birth of an infant. Wellness emphasized, with the study of illness, disease, or dysfunction. Clinical activities in agencies where care is provided for parents and newborns. (Fall & Spring)

370 Concepts of Professional Nursing (3:3:0)

Pr. must be licensed Registered Nurse; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Taught as Writing Intensive (WI).

Study of basic concepts in professional nursing. (Fall & Spring)

371 Nursing Health Assessment (3:2:3)

Pr. must be licensed Registered Nurse; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Study of the health assessment of individuals over the life span. Laboratory activities promote the development of assessment skills. (Fall & Spring)

380 Nursing Skills (2:1:3)

Pr. 210 and 220

Introduction and practice of nursing skills necessary for care of clients in clinical settings. (Fall)

390 Culture and Health Care (3:3)

GE Marker: GN

Role of culture in structure and delivery of health care in Asia, Africa, Latin America, Eastern Europe, and with selected indigenous peoples. (Occ)

405 Pharmacology in Nursing (3:3)

Pr. admission to the School of Nursing or permission of instruc tor

Study of major drug groups and their action, use, side effects, and nursing care considerations. Emphasis on nursing care and teaching, built upon physiology and basic pharmacology. (Spring)

410 Nursing Care of the Community of Older Adults (3:3)

Pr. 310, 320, 340, 360, or equivalent; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Nursing care of older adults: theories of aging, physiological/psychological functioning, impact of developmental changes, illness, and dysfunction. (Fall)

415 Nursing Leadership, Management, and Research (3:3)

Pr. 310, 320, 340, 360, or equivalent; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Pr. or Coreq. STA 108 or equivalent

Introduction to the role of the professional nurse in leadership, management, and research in health care organizations across the continuum of care. (Fall)

420 Nursing Care in the Community (3:3)

Pr. 310, 320, 340, 360, or equivalent; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Nursing care of individuals, families, and groups within the community setting. Exploration of environmental characteristics and resources. (Fall)

425 Nursing Practicum I (4:0:12)

Coreq. 410, 415, and 420; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences.

Clinical application of theories, concepts, and research in gerontological and community nursing. Emphasis on the leadership/ management roles of the professional nurse. (Fall)

430 Care of Individuals with Complex Illness (5:3:6)

Pr. 410, 415, 420, and 425; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences.

Nursing care of individuals/families with complex, multi-system illness. A case study approach to plan, manage, and evaluate patient care outcomes. (Spring)

435 National Council Licensure Examination Review for Registered Nurses (2:1:3)

Pr. 410, 415, 420, and 425; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Coreq. 430

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Preparatory review for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. (Spring)

440 Nursing Practicum II (6:1:15)

Pr. 430; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Coreq. 435

For senior level baccalaureate nursing students in their final semester of the major.

Grade: Pass/Not Pass (P/NP)

Taught as Speaking Intensive (SI).

Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences.

A concentrated 7½ week practicum where students simulate the roles of the employed graduate under the guidance of a selected nursing preceptor and a faculty facilitator. (Spring)

442 Best Practices in Care of the Older Adult (3:3)

Culturally and developmentally appropriate nursing care practices for older adults. (Occ)

460 Nursing Care of Vulnerable Adult Populations (3:1:6)

Pr. current unrestricted N.C. RN license or unrestricted RN license in a state covered by the multistate Nurse Licensure Compact; students must provide own transportation.

Grade: Pass/Not Pass

Community health nursing clinical elective for the registered nurse with an emphasis on vulnerable adults. (Summer)

470 Community Health Nursing Concepts and Care (3:3)

Pr. completion of 370 and 371, and successful completion of the NLN ACE II Examinations or equivalent; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Current unrestricted North Carolina RN license or unrestricted RN license in a state covered by the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact

Nursing concepts and care of individuals, families, and groups within community settings. (Fall)

471 Nursing Care of the Older Adult (3:3)

Pr. completion of 370 and 371, and successful completion of the NLN ACE II Examinations or equivalent; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Current unrestricted North Carolina RN license or unrestricted RN license in a state covered by the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact

Nursing concepts and care of older adults: theories of aging, physiological/psychological functioning, impact of developmental changes, illness, and chronic dysfunction. (Spring)

472 Nursing Leadership and Management (3:3)

Pr. completion of 370 and 371, and successful completion of the NLN ACE II Examinations or equivalent; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Current unrestricted North Carolina RN license or unrestricted RN license in a state covered by the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact

Taught as Speaking Intensive (SI).

The professional nurse’s role in applying principles of leadership and management in health care organizations across the continuum of care. (Fall)

473 Nursing Research (3:3)

Pr. completion of 370 and 371, and successful completion of the NLN ACE II Examinations or equivalent; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Pr. or Coreq. STA 108 or equivalent

Current unrestricted North Carolina RN license or unrestricted RN license in a state covered by the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact

Introduction to nursing research and the professional nurse’s role in research. (Spring)

474 Nursing Practicum, RN-B.S.N. (4:1:9)

Pr. or Coreq. 470, 471, 472, 473; overall minimum GPA of C (2.0)

Current unrestricted North Carolina RN license or unrestricted RN license in a state covered by the multi-state Nurse Licensure Compact

Students must provide own transportation to practicum experiences.

Clinical application of theories, concepts, and research in community health and gerontological nursing. Emphasis on the roles of the professional nurse in leadership, management, and research. (Fall or Spring)

492 Independent Study (1–3:1–3)

Pr. approval must be granted by a nursing faculty member prior to registration.

May be repeated for credit.

Guided readings in nursing as an individual project designed with a focus on the nursing profession and/or nursing practice. Course offering is dependent on faculty availability. (Fall or Spring)

493 Honors Work (3–6)

Pr. permission of instructor; 3.30 GPA in the major, 12 s.h. in the major

May be repeated for credit if the topic of study changes.

 

496 Nutrition as a Nursing Intervention (3:3)

Nursing implications of nutrition for management of selected conditions and disease states. (Occ)