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Nursing Courses

This is a listing of Nursing (NURS) classes available at Bethany, overseen by the Nursing Department. Not all courses are available every semester. Please contact the registrar with any questions.

There are 18 courses in this subject. View other subjects or view all courses.

CodeCourse Title / Description
NURS300Fundamentals of Professional Nursing 3 credits
This course introduces students to the theories and principles that form the foundation for professional nursing practice. The theoretical foundation of caring and culture care is introduced. The fundamental concepts basic to nursing such as health and wellness, nursing process, therapeutic communication, and holistic health are examined. Historical, legal, professional, cultural, economic, and social factors that influence nursing and health care delivery are studied. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students admitted to the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS301Fundamentals of Nursing 4 credits
This course introduces students to the theories and principles that form the foundation for professional nursing practice. The theoretical foundation of caring and culture care is introduced. The fundamental concepts basic to nursing such as health and wellness, nursing process, therapeutic communication, and holistic health are examined. Historical, legal, professional, cultural, economic, and social factors that influence nursing and health care delivery are studied. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students admitted to the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS310Assessment and Skills for Nursing 5 credits
This course provides fundamental instruction in health assessment, therapeutic interventions, dosage calculation, and nursing care skills across the lifespan. In a laboratory setting, students will learn and practice basic nursing care skills in assessment, asepsis and infection control, patient safety, skin integrity and wound care, nutrition, diagnostic testing, elimination, documentation, and medication administration. Individual practice sessions in the nursing applied learning laboratory will be required. Students will be evaluated through skill performance assessments for their readiness to assume the role of caregiver in a variety of clinical settings. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students admitted to the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS320Pharmacology for Nursing 3 credits
This course introduces basic concepts of pharmacology and applies clinical reasoning to the safe administration of medications. Pharmacologic principles, including pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and toxicology are studied. The mechanism of actions and adverse reactions of prescribed drugs, over-the-counter drugs, herbal drugs, and dietary supplements on the various systems are discussed. Life-span, gender, and culture/ethnicity considerations will be explored. The nursing process in relation to drug therapy is discussed and applied in patient scenarios. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students admitted to the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS330Pathophysiology for Nursing 3 credits
This course examines pathophysiology related to human illness within a systems framework. Emphasis is on understanding normal physiological function and pathophysiology of alterations in normal physiological function. Pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment of selected diseases are studied. Nursing process for diverse patients across the lifespan is incorporated throughout. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students admitted to the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS331Pathophysiology for Nursing 4 credits
This course examines pathophysiology related to human illness within a systems framework. Emphasis is on understanding normal physiological function and pathophysiology of alterations in normal physiological function. Pathophysiology, clinical manifestations, and evaluation and treatment of selected diseases are studied. Nursing process for diverse patients across the lifespan is incorporated throughout. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students admitted to the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS340Gerontological Nursing 3 credits
This course discusses basic nursing principles, practices, and functions related to health, wellness, and illness needs of the older adult. Application of nursing process will focus on the biological, physical, psychological, social, and cultural concerns of aging adults and their families/caregivers. Emphasis is on effective communication, end-of-life care, chronic illness, and specific disease processes such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory disease, and dementia. Clinical practicum will occur in diverse settings appropriate to the older adult population. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students admitted to the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS350Evidence-Based Nursing 2 credits
This course studies theory and research as a foundation for evidence-based nursing practice. Relevance of nursing models to current and future nursing practice and research, research process and methods, critical appraisal of research, and the concepts of evidence-based nursing practice are emphasized. Published research studies will be critically analyzed with regard to implications for nursing practice. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS360Adult Nursing 5 credits
This course explores acute health care concerns for adults requiring medical or surgical care for disorders of the respiratory, cardiovascular, neurologic, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine, hematologic, integumentary, and musculoskeletal systems. This course will integrate pathophysiology, pharmacology, and knowledge of chronic and acute health problems with nursing care provided to the adult population. Emphasis is placed on the use of the nursing process to identify physiologic, psychosocial, educational, and cultural needs of adult patients and implement appropriate interventions to provide patient-centered nursing care. Students will be instructed and evaluated on advanced intravenous and respiratory care skills and advanced dosage calculations. Clinical practicum experiences will occur with adults in a medical-surgical acute care setting. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS370Transcultural Nursing 3 credits
This course introduces students to theoretical frameworks and nursing actions necessary to provide culturally sensitive and culturally congruent care to diverse individuals, families, communities, and populations. Emphasis is placed on understanding and appreciating cultural diversity in order to promote appropriate health prevention and disease intervention activities and patient teaching strategies. Common health conditions of various cultural groups are examined. Field experiences will occur in an experiential learning international module and local multicultural events. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS400Issues and Trends in Nursing 3 credits
This course explores the major issues and trends facing contemporary professional nursing. Focus is on historical perspectives and select theoretical frameworks of nursing, ethical and legal principles that guide professional nursing practice, economic and political forces that influence change in contemporary health care, nursing informatics, and current issues impacting health care organizations and patient care delivery. Students will critically analyze their own beliefs, values, and biases as they relate to the role of the Christian professional nurse in contemporary health care systems. Students will relate health care issues and trends to principles of nursing care.This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS410Childbearing Family Nursing 4 credits
This course focuses on nursing care of childbearing families. Physiologic and psychosocial changes that occur in women from adolescence through adulthood are examined. Legal/ethical, cultural, educational, complications, and family considerations related to pregnancy, birth, and newborn periods are discussed. Emphasis is placed on the use of the nursing process to identify physiologic, psychosocial, educational, and cultural needs of childbearing families and implement appropriate interventions to provide family-centered nursing care. Therapeutic communication, health promotion, risk assessment, and patient teaching of individuals and families during pregnancy and birth are incorporated. Clinical practicum experiences will occur in traditional and non-traditional childbirth care settings. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS420Child and Adolescent Nursing 4 credits
This course focuses on pediatric health and illness with emphasis on family dynamics, growth and development, and communication with children and their families. This course will integrate pathophysiology, pharmacology, and knowledge of chronic and acute health problems with nursing care provided to the child and adolescent population. Emphasis is placed on the use of the nursing process to identify physiologic, psychosocial, educational, and cultural needs of child and adolescent patients and their families and implement appropriate interventions to provide family-centered nursing care. Health promotion, risk reduction, and disease and illness management are discussed. Clinical practicum experiences will occur with children and adolescents in traditional and non-traditional health care and community settings.This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS430Mental Health Nursing 3 credits
This course introduces students to psychiatric and mental health nursing for individuals, families, and groups. Emphasis is on self-understanding in the student, medication and non-medication interventions, group interventions, therapeutic environments, and therapeutic communication within the nurse-client relationship. Commonly occurring mental health disorders are studied including addictive behaviors, personality disorders, thought disorders, and mood disorders. Clinical practicum experiences will occur in traditional and non-traditional mental health care settings. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS440Community Health Nursing 3 credits
This course studies community and public health nursing. Emphasis is on health promotion and maintenance of individuals, families, communities, and populations through application of the nursing process. Historical development and nursing theories of community health, epidemiology, health care policy, specific aggregate groups and health problems, vulnerable populations, and community health care settings will be discussed. Diverse roles of the community and public health nurse are examined. Clinical practicum experiences will occur in traditional and non-traditional community health care settings. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS450Leadership and Management in Nursing 5 credits
This course introduces theories of leadership, management, and organizations with a focus on the leadership role of the registered nurse. Emphasis is on management versus leadership, effective communication and team building, managing resources, conflict management, change, delegation, and patient centered care. Clinical experiences on the transition from student role to entry level professional nursing as part of a multi-disciplinary health care team. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS460Transition into Professional Nursing 2 credits
This course prepares nursing students to transition from student to practitioner. Emphasis is on preparation for the NCLEX-RN® exam, role transition, personal management, mentoring, and employment considerations. A combination of classroom lectures and online learning modules will provide students with opportunity to identify strategies and create a personal plan for effective NCLEX-RN® exam preparation. Students will create a professional resume, practice interviewing skills, and develop and present an evidence-based professional portfolio. This course is required for the B.S. in Nursing. Only students progressing in the Nursing major may register for this course.
NURS499Nursing Internship 3 credits
Nursing-related field experience with an approved healthcare agency fulfilling an individual learning contract negotiated between student, faculty advisor, and health care agency. Nursing majors only, by permission. Credits do not fulfill major requirements and are appliced as elective.

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