Courses | Nursing, B.S.

Course Overview

The following documents outline a suggested course schedule.

Summary

Below are some of the courses you’ll have an opportunity to take as a student in this program. Note: This list is intended to give you a quick glimpse into the program’s academic offerings, and should not be used as a guide for course selection or academic advising. For official program requirements see catalog for details.

Prerequisite Courses

Prior to admission into the clinical nursing program, pre-clinical nursing students must complete certain prerequisite courses. Note: students are not required to take all the courses listed below. See catalog for details.

An introduction to the basic structure and function of the human body. Laboratory emphasis varies from section to section to meet the needs of the different majors. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lectures, one hour pre-lab, three hours laboratory. Notes: Cadavers are used. Grade Mode: A, N.
A study of the basic concepts of physiological regulation from the level of the cell to the integrated intact organism including neural, muscular, and neuro-endocrine regulatory systems. Laboratory includes human systems analysis and electrophysiology. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, one hour pre-lab, three hours laboratory. Grade Mode: A, N.
A study of microbial organisms with emphasis on bacteria and viruses, including their morphology, physiology, metabolism and genetics; host parasite interactions; humoral and cell-mediated immunity. Laboratory practice in handling microorganisms, including identification and culture techniques. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture, four hours laboratory. Grade Mode: A, N.
Chemical bonding, structure, properties and reactivity applied to organic and biochemical compounds. Includes basic metabolic processes with application to medicine and health. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours lecture; one hour recitation; three hours laboratory, weekly. Notes: Meets the Nursing requirement in Chemistry. This course is also required for some Kinesiology and Physical Education programs. Approved for Core Curriculum Science credit. Grade Mode: A, N.
Development of communication skills in public speaking. The course will include presentational skills, attention to multicultural communication encounters, audience analysis, speech opportunities, research, organization and critical thinking. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Communication credit. May count as a lower division COMM major elective only for Torrey Honors program students. Grade Mode: A.
This course focuses on the individual's communication in a group setting: leadership in groups; group communication norms and processes with emphasis on problem solving and conflict management techniques. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Communication credit. Grade Mode: A.
Effective oral communication: invention, analysis, evidence, methods of attack and defense and arrangement of ideas. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Communication credit. Grade Mode: A.
Learning to read types of literature aloud in a manner that enhances and enriches the audience's understanding and appreciation of that literature. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Communication credit. Grade Mode: A.
Reading and discussion of ideas and methods in writing, stressing fundamentals of grammar, punctuation, spelling and paragraph writing, along with critical thinking persuasion and evaluation. Lecture/Lab Hours: Three hours of lecture, two hours of lab. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum English credit. All students scoring less than 470 on the critical reading section of the SAT (or 19 ACT) exam must enroll in ENGL 100. Undergraduate students finishing advanced ELL courses must take ENGL 100 within the first term of residence. This course is a prerequisite to ENGL 113. Grade Mode: A.
Reading and discussion of ideas and methods in writing, stressing critical thinking, persuasion and evaluation; experience in writing a variety of expository and persuasive essays. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum English credit. Students scoring 470 or higher on the critical reading section of the SAT (or 19 ACT) exam may enroll in ENGL 112. Prerequisite to ENGL 113. Grade Mode: A.
A continuation of 100 or 112, this course uses literary works as content for reading and discussion of ideas and methods in writing, stressing critical thinking, persuasion and evaluation; experience in writing essays and the research paper. Notes: Required and Approved for Core Curriculum English credit. Grade Mode: A.
This course will introduce the student to professional nursing care of diverse and vulnerable populations across the globe. Course discussion will include the history, education, practice roles, national and state standards of practice and caring ministry of the Christian professional nurse. Notes: This course is required for admission into the clinical nursing program. Grade Mode: A.
A survey of psychology as an empirical/behavioral science with a consideration of underlying philosophical bases in light of a Christian worldview. Topics to be surveyed include development, cognition, learning, motivation, physiology, socialization, personality and psychopathology. Notes: Approved for Core Curriculum Behavioral Science credit. Grade Mode: A.

Major Courses

Use of the nursing process in the administration of medication. Notes: Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: A.

First of three core courses on medical-surgical nursing care of diverse populations. Introduces the student to pathophysiology of disease, the evidence-based knowledge and skill needed for quality nursing patient care, and for nursing as Christian ministry.

Clinical application of NURS 211 content. Notes: Must earn at least a "C" (2.0) for credit. Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: C.
Simulation and skills laboratory practice required for NURS 212 clinical application. Notes: Must earn at least 80% on lab exams to receive credit. Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: C.
Second of three core courses on medical-surgical nursing care of diverse populations. Expands student learning of disease pathophysiology and the evidence-based knowledge, applied reasoning and skill needed for quality and Christian nursing care. Notes: Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: A, N.
Clinical application of NURS 217 theory, reasoning and skill. Notes: Must earn at least a "C" (2.0) for credit. Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: C, N.
Simulation and skills laboratory practice necessary for NURS 218 clinical application. Notes: Must earn at least 80% on lab exams to receive credit. Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: C.
Introduction to nursing assessment and documentation of common signs and symptoms of wellness and illness. Notes: Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: A.
Clinical practice of nursing assessment and reporting. Notes: Must earn at least a "C" (2.0) for credit. Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: C.
Theoretical and evidence-based concepts related to quality mental health nursing care of patients and their families. Notes: Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: A.
Clinical application of NURS 341 knowledge and skill. Notes: Must earn at least a "C" (2.0) for credit. Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: C.
Introduction to quality nursing care of women across the reproductive years. Emphasis is on the mother and family in the childbirth years. Notes: Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: A.
Clinical application of NURS 347 theory, reasoning and skill. Notes: Must earn at least a "C" (2.0) for credit. Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: C, N.
Theoretical and evidence-based concepts related to the quality nursing care of the older adult patient and their families. Notes: Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: A.
Clinical application of NURS 351 theory, reasoning and skill in the quality nursing care of older adults and their families. Notes: Must earn at least a "C" (2.0) for credit. Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: C.
Introduction to quality nursing care of children, adolescents and the family. Notes: Course may be challenged for credits listed. Grade Mode: A, N.
Clinical application of NURS 355 theory, reasoning and skill. Notes: Must earn at least a "C" (2.0) for credit. Course may be challenged for credits listed. Grade Mode: C.
Third of three core courses on medical-surgical nursing care of diverse populations. Continues enhancement of student learning of patients with increased complexity of diagnosis and quality nursing care need. Notes: Course may be challenged for credits listed. Grade Mode: A.

Clinical application of complex medical-surgical nursing knowledge, reasoning and skill in providing complex patient care.

Complex medical-surgical nursing care of patients in critical care environments. Notes: Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: A.

Clinical application of the nursing process in providing complex care to multicultural clients in a critical care setting.

Introduction to professional nursing's utilization of the research process. Grade Mode: A.
Application of NURS 441 theory in an established research study. Grade Mode: A.
Analysis of leadership theories and health care issues/trends which influence professional nursing practice. Notes: Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: A.
Clinical application of NURS 450 theory, reasoning and skill in the care of medical-surgical patients. Notes: Must earn at least a "C" (2.0) for credit. Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: C.
Clinical application of NURS 450 theory, clinical site/preceptor availability. Notes: Must earn at least a "C" (2.0) for credit. Course may be challenged for the credits listed. Grade Mode: C.
Integration of nursing knowledge, reasoning and skill in community-based promotion of population well-being. Grade Mode: A.
Clinical application of NURS 461 theory, reasoning and skill in various community settings. Notes: Must earn at least a "C" (2.0) for credit. Grade Mode: C, N.