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.
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.
|BIOS 254||Human Anatomy|
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.
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.
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.
|CHEM 120||Principles of Organic and Biochemistry|
Chemical bonding, structure, properties and reactivity applied to organic and biochemical compounds. Includes basic metabolic processes with application to medicine and health.
|COMM 100||Introduction to Public Communication|
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.
|COMM 170||Small Group Communication|
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.
|COMM 181||Introduction to Argumentation and Debate|
Effective oral communication: invention, analysis, evidence, methods of attack and defense and arrangement of ideas.
|COMM 280||Oral Interpretation|
Learning to read types of literature aloud in a manner that enhances and enriches the audience's understanding and appreciation of that literature.
|ENGL 100||Basic Studies in Critical Thinking and Writing|
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.
|ENGL 112||Studies in Critical Thinking and Writing I|
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.
|ENGL 113||Studies in Critical Thinking and Writing II|
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.
|NURS 112||Introduction to Professional Nursing|
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.
|PSYC 200||Introduction to Psychology|
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.
|NURS 204||Essentials of Clinical Nursing Pharmacology|
Use of the nursing process in the administration of medication.
|NURS 211||Nursing of the Patient/Family I - Theory|
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.
|NURS 212||Nursing of the Patient/Family I - Clinical|
Clinical application of NURS 211 content.
|NURS 213||Nursing of the Patient/Family I - Nursing Application Lab|
Simulation and skills laboratory practice required for NURS 212 clinical application.
|NURS 217||Nursing of the Patient/Family II - Theory|
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.
|NURS 218||Nursing of the Patient/Family II - Clinical|
Clinical application of NURS 217 theory, reasoning and skill.
|NURS 219||Nursing of the Patient/Family II - Nursing Application Lab|
Simulation and skills laboratory practice necessary for NURS 218 clinical application.
|NURS 306||Nursing Assessment of the Patient - Theory|
Introduction to nursing assessment and documentation of common signs and symptoms of wellness and illness.
|NURS 307||Nursing Assessment of the Patient - Clinical|
Clinical practice of nursing assessment and reporting.
|NURS 341||Nursing of the Mental Health Patient/Family - Theory|
Theoretical and evidence-based concepts related to quality mental health nursing care of patients and their families.
|NURS 343||Nursing of the Mental Health Patient/Family - Clinical|
Clinical application of NURS 341 knowledge and skill.
|NURS 347||Introduction to Women's Health - Theory|
Introduction to quality nursing care of women across the reproductive years. Emphasis is on the mother and family in the childbirth years.
|NURS 348||Introduction to Women's Health - Clinical|
Clinical application of NURS 347 theory, reasoning and skill.
|NURS 351||Nursing of the Older Adult Patient/Family - Theory|
Theoretical and evidence-based concepts related to the quality nursing care of the older adult patient and their families.
|NURS 353||Nursing of the Older Adult Patient/Family - Clinical|
Clinical application of NURS 351 theory, reasoning and skill in the quality nursing care of older adults and their families.
|NURS 355||Pediatric Nursing - Theory|
Introduction to quality nursing care of children, adolescents and the family.
|NURS 356||Pediatric Nursing - Clinical|
Clinical application of NURS 355 theory, reasoning and skill.
|NURS 358||Nursing of the Patient/Family III - Theory|
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.
|NURS 365||Nursing of the Patient/Family III - Clinical|
Clinical application of complex medical-surgical nursing knowledge, reasoning and skill in providing complex patient care.
|NURS 367||Critical Care Nursing - Theory|
Complex medical-surgical nursing care of patients in critical care environments.
|NURS 368||Critical Care Nursing - Clinical|
Clinical application of the nursing process in providing complex care to multicultural clients in a critical care setting.
|NURS 441||Introduction to Nursing Research|
Introduction to professional nursing's utilization of the research process.
|NURS 442||Applied Nursing Research|
Application of NURS 441 theory in an established research study.
|NURS 450||Leadership/Management in Nursing - Theory|
Analysis of leadership theories and health care issues/trends which influence professional nursing practice.
|NURS 451||Leadership/Management in Nursing: Team Leading - Clinical|
First of two required leadership clinical rotations. Clinical application of NURS 450 theory, reasoning and skill in the care of medical-surgical patients.
|NURS 452||Leadership/Management in Nursing: Elective Setting - Clinical|
Second of two required leadership clinical rotations. Clinical application of NURS 450 theory, clinical site/preceptor availability.
|NURS 461||Nursing in the Community - Theory|
Integration of nursing knowledge, reasoning and skill in community-based promotion of population well-being.
|NURS 462||Nursing in the Community - Clinical|
Clinical application of NURS 461 theory, reasoning and skill in various community settings.