NURS1000. Introduction to the Profession of Nursing (1)

A survey course which introduces students to the NNU nursing curriculum and explores the profession of nursing and the role of the nurse within the healthcare system.

NURS2000. Health Assessment of Family Health Nursing (3)

The focus of this course will be health assessment through the gathering of subjective and objective data.  Critical thinking will be encouraged through learning how to analyze and cluster data that is obtained through health assessment.  Evidence-based practice as the foundation for clinical nursing will be incorporated. An introduction to the nursing process, therapeutic use of self, caring and communication skills will be presented. Nursing lab component. Prerequisites: NURS2100, PSYC1550, BIOL2010, BIOL2010L, ENGL1030, SOGY1550, CHEM1210, CHEM1210L, BIOL2030, BIOL2030L; admission to the nursing program. Fee: Additional fee required. 

NURS2010. Theoretical Foundations of Nursing (3)

Examination of nursing history, nursing theory, and professional practice using theory as a framework.  In this course, students will examine the theoretical and empirical bases for health promotion and risk reduction assessment and intervention in diverse environments.  Health objectives for the nation will provide the organizing framework for the consideration of health behaviors.  Students will examine issues that impact individual, family, aggregate, and community wellness throughout the life span. An introduction to the nursing process, therapeutic use of self, ethical responsibilities of nurses, caring and communication skills will be presented.   The clinical component is directed toward providing therapeutic and restorative care to geriatric patients and to promote health in the community.  Students are afforded the opportunity to develop beginning therapeutic communication skills with diverse populations. Clinical/Nursing lab component. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS2030. Fundamentals of Family Health Nursing (5)

Focuses on the application of nursing process, including basic clinical nursing intervention for individuals and their families.  Integrates concepts from microbiology and pathophysiology into nursing interventions that are designed to meet individual and family health needs.  Emphasizes the use of evidence-based nursing intervention in diverse health care settings including an introduction to medication administration, the nursing process and critical thinking application. Clinical/Nursing Lab component. Prerequisites: NURS2000, NURS2010, BIOL2420, BIOL2420L, KINE2730, PSYC2100. Corequisite: BIOL3820. Fee: Additional fee required. 

NURS2100. Medical Terminology (1)

A hybrid independent study, with online quizzes, designed to prepare students for comprehension and utilization of medical terminology in health professions.  There will be an introduction to med terms in Spanish.  Although required for nursing majors, this course is open to all students.

NURS3010. The Childbearing Family (4)

Focuses on the family, health promotion, and preventive care during the reproductive years.  Application of pharmacology, physiology & pathophysiology pertaining to the childbearing families will be incorporated. Clinical/Nursing Lab component. Prerequisites: NURS3020, NURS3030. Fee: Additional fee required. 

NURS3015. Pediatrics and the Family Unit (3)

Focuses on the family, growth and development, health promotion, and preventive care of children.  Application of pharmacology, physiology & pathophysiology pertaining to childrearing families will be incorporated.  Clinical/Nursing Lab component.  Prerequisites: NURS3020, NURS3030.  Fee: Additional fee required. 

NURS3020. Mental Health (3)

The nursing management of individuals with acute and chronic mental disorders utilizing a Stress-Coping-Adaption theoretical framework. Application of psychopharmacology will be integrated.  Clinical component included. Prerequisites: NURS2030, NURS3040, BIOL3820.  Fees: Additional fee required. 

NURS3030. Medical Surgical Nursing: Acute and Chronic Health Needs (6)

The nursing process is applied to selected acute and chronic disease processes.  Clinical reasoning and critical thinking, health promotion, evidence based practice and nursing management of adult patients and their families in an acute care setting is emphasized. Clinical/Simulation Lab component. Prerequisites: NURS2030, NURS3040, BIOL3820.  Fee: Additional fee required. 

NURS3040.  Pharmacology (3)

An examination of the major classifications of drugs, mechanism of action, interactions and clinical implications will be discussed.  Roles and responsibilities in utilizing pharmacotherapeutics will be explored. Prerequisites: NURS2000, NURS2010, BIOL2420, BIOL2420L. Corequisite: BIOL3820.

NURS4000. Medical Surgical Nursing: Complex Health Needs (5)

The impact of multifactorial complex health needs on the family will be explored. Critical thinking, evidence-based practice, nursing management of clients pertaining to complex health needs will be practiced within high acuity settings for adults. Family presence in such settings and end of life issues will be incorporated. Clinical/Simulation Lab component. Prerequisites: NURS3010, NURS3015, NURS4030. Fee: Additional fee required. 

NURS4010. Nursing of Diverse Populations in the Community (4)

An experience-based study of nursing in health promotion, health protection, and health maintenance for communities in diverse populations.  A collaborative role of nursing in management of community health care needs will be explored.  Environmental influences upon the health of groups will be a focus. Clinical component.  Prerequisites: NURS3010, NURS3015,  NURS4030. Fee: Additional fee required.  Fulfills a General Education Tier II Cross-Cultural Experience if taken with CLST1002L Intercultural Lab.

NURS4020. Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing (3)

An investigation of theories and principles of leadership and management applied within professional nursing practice. Nursing and health care trends within the context of regional, national and international arenas will be explored. Prerequisites: NURS4000, NURS4010.  

NURS4030. Nursing Research (3)

An analysis of the research process. Students will be guided in applying and incorporating research into evidence-based nursing practice. Human subjects protection training is required. Prerequisites: NURS3020, NURS3030, ENGL3015, MATH2240 or comparable statistics course. 

NURS4040. Transition to Professional Nursing Practice/Capstone (4)

This capstone course facilitates the transition from student to graduate professional nurse and assists the student to review and prepare for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX). This course enables the student to apply knowledge and skills acquired throughout the major under the mentorship of a nurse preceptor. Additionally, students develop a simulation project that highlights acquired knowledge and skill in relation to a complex patient scenario. The course assists majors to reflect on their educational experience and development in light of the institutional outcomes of Northwest Nazarene University. Prerequisites: NURS4000, NURS4010. Co-requisite: NURS4020. Fee: Additional fee required. 

NURS4094. Special Topics in Nursing (1)

A study of special topics related to current issues and trends in nursing.  Subject matter may change to meet the needs of the learner.  Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.