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2008-2009 University Catalog

Nursing

 

NRS 110 MOOPARK COLLABORATIVE I (8.5)

Four hours lecturer per week, 13.5 hours laboratory per week

Introduction of the nursing process as the foundation for nursing practice, the nursing skills and principles necessary to implement the process, and the roles of the nurse as care provider, manager and contributor to the profession. Nursing values of caring, integrity, ethical practice, diversity, education, service and quality are emphasized. Based on the concepts of Orem’s Self Care Model, the focus is on assessment, identifying the client’s universal self-care requisites: air, water, food, elimination, integument, musculoskeletal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and neurological system including sleep, comfort and pain will be covered. Nursing actions relate to health promotion and deviations; endocrine, cardiac and respiratory will be addressed.

Graded Credit/No Credit

NRS 120 MOORPARK COLLABORATIVE II (9.5) [top]

Five hours lecture per week, 13.5 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: NRS 110

Introduction of the nursing process as it applies to the selected adult, geriatric and pediatric populations with nursing actions related to health promotion and deviations: pregnancy/complications, fetal development, labor and delivery, postpartum and newborn periods, pediatrics, women’s health, gastrointestinal, fluid and electrolyte, peripheral vascular, musculoskeletal, sensory, skin integrity and hematology. Focus on universal self-care requisites: related to the pediatric population in air, water, food, elimination, integument, musculoskeletal, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, and neurological systems including sleep, comfort and pain will be covered. Nursing interventions to the particular populations will be covered.

Graded Credit/No Credit

NRS 130 MOORPARK COLLABORATIVE III (10) [top]

Five hours lecture per week, 15 hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: NRS 120

Focuses on Orem’s Self Care Model and critical thinking in the application of the nursing process in selected adult, geriatric, pediatric, family and group/care-giver populations with nursing actions related to health promotion and deviations. Psycho-social, mental illness, neurological, genital urinary, hepatic and endocrine disorders are covered. Diagnostic measures, medical therapeutic modalities, pharmacology and medication administration, nutrition, culture and bio-psycho-social-spiritual concepts with preventive, supportive and rehabilitate nursing are incorporated. The legal, ethical considerations, growth and development as related to the client’s therapeutic self-care demands are addressed.

Graded Credit/No Credit

NRS 200 INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE (2) [top]

Two hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Nursing Program

Corequisite: NRS 201 Theory is exercised in corequisite courses.

Provides the entry level nursing student with an overview of the art and science of nursing, including the philosophy, organizing theory, and desired outcomes of the nursing program. Introduces the core concepts, principles, basic assessment and clinical skills common to all areas and levels of nursing practice. Familiarizes the student with the components and use of the nursing process and presents the delivery of nursing care based on the Neuman Systems Model. Describes the dimensions of the professional role as provider of care, teacher, advocate, coordinator of care, and member of the profession.

NRS 201 INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE LAB (2) [top]

Six hours lab per week

Prerequisite: Admission to Clinical Nursing Program

Corequisite: NRS 200

Provides the opportunity for the student to practice assessment skills and apply basic therapeutic nursing interventions in the clinical setting within the context of the Neuman systems Model. Includes clinical experiences in the ambulatory and/or acute or long-term health care settings, as well as simulated experiences in the on-campus Nursing Skills Laboratory. Lab fee is required.

NRS 203 THERAPEUTIC NURSING COMMUNICATION LABORATORY (1) [top]

Three hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Nursing Program or instructor consent

Corequisite: NRS 200 and NRS 201

Intensive clinical laboratory in which interpersonal and group therapeutic communication skills are developed. Designed to prepare students to use therapeutic communication skills while functioning in individual nurse-client relationships and in leadership or education roles occurring in group settings involving other professionals, clients, families, and communities. Graded Credit/No Credit<</p>

NRS 204 PHARMACOLOGY OF NURSING PRACTICE (2) [top]

Two hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the Clinical Nursing Program or instructor consent

Corequisite: NRS 200 and NRS 203.

Theory is exercised in corequisite courses. Provides opportunities to incorporate therapeutic modalities with individuals experiencing anxiety, crisis, depression, and dysfunctional interpersonal relationships. Focuses on promotion of mental health from the system-based perspective in diverse clinical settings.

NRS 220 NURSING CARE OF ADULTS WITH ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESS I (2) [top]

Two hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: NRS 200, NRS 201, NRS 203, and NRS 204

Corequisite: NRS 221

Presents principles of nursing care delivery for adult individuals experiencing medical-surgical health care problems and mild to moderate disorders of the integumentary, sensory, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and immune systems. Uses the Neuman Systems Model to guide nursing practice and achieve desired therapeutic outcomes.

NRS 221 NURSING CARE OF ADULTS WITH ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESS LAB I (2) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: NRS 200, NRS 201, NRS 203 and NRS 204

Corequisite: NRS 220

Provides the opportunity to apply nursing theory and concepts to the delivery of health care to adult medical-surgical clients in an acute care clinical setting. Nursing care is provided through the use of the nursing process and the Neuman Systems Model. Emphasizes the professional role of the nurse in managing clients under stress. Lab fee required

NRS 222 NURSING CARE OF ADULTS WITH ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESS II (4) [top]

Two hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: NRS 220 and NRS 221

Corequisite: NRS 223

Continues the study of principles of nursing care delivery for individuals and families experiencing medical-surgical health care problems involving disorders of the endocrine, respiratory, hematological, renal and genitourinary, and neurological body systems and those with acute cardiac and oncological conditions. Uses the Neuman Systems Model and the nursing process as the foundation for standard therapeutic interventions for individuals in stress.

NRS 223 NURSING CARE OF ADULTS WITH ACUTE AND CHRONIC ILLNESS LAB II (4) [top]

Twelve hours lab per week

Prerequisite: NRS 220 and NRS 221

Corequisite: NRS 222 Theory is exercised in corequisite courses

Provides the opportunity to apply nursing theory and concepts in the delivery of health care to adult medical-surgical patients in an acute care clinical setting. Nursing care is provided through use of the nursing process and the Neuman Systems Model. Emphasizes the increasing complexity of the professional role of the nurse.

NRS 230 NURSING CARE OF INFANTS, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (4) [top]

Four hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: NRS 200, NRS 201, NRS 203 and PSY 213

Corequisite: NRS 220, NRS 221 and NRS 231

Presents nursing concepts and theory related to health care of the newborn infant, toddler, school-aged child, adolescent, and the family. Focuses on the care of families during childbearing and childrearing years and includes both normal, high-risk conditions, and acute illness. Emphasizes health promotion, growth and development, and application of the Neuman Systems Model and the nursing process to promote adaptation.

NRS 231 NURSING CARE OF INFANTS, CHILDREN AND FAMILIES LAB (4) [top]

Twelve hours lab per week

Prerequisite: NRS 200, NRS 201, NRS 203, NRS 204 and PSY 213

Corequisite: NRS 220, NRS 221, and NRS 230

Provides opportunities for application of the Neuman Systems Model and the nursing process in the direct care of the normal and high-risk childbearing and childrearing population. Places emphasis on teaching and health promotion for the newborn infant, toddler, school-aged child, adolescent, and the family in varied clinical settings. Lab fee required.

NRS 240 PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: NRS 200, NRS 201, NRS 203, NRS 204

Corequisite: NRS 241

Presents theories and concepts related to the care of individuals who require nursing interventions to achieve and maintain mental health. Focuses on use of self-therapeutic communication, and nursing process.

NRS 241 PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH LABORATORY (2) [top]

Six hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: NRS 200, NRS 201, NRS 203, NRS 204 and admission to Clinical Nursing Program

Corequisite: NRS 240

Provides opportunities to incorporate therapeutic modalities with individuals experiencing anxiety, crisis, depression, and dysfunctional interpersonal relationships. Focuses on promotion of mental health from the system-based perspective in diverse clinical settings.

NRS 260 NUTRITION FOR THERAPEUTICS AND HEALTH (3) [top]

Three hours of lecture per week.

Prerequisite: BIOL 211 and BIOL 217; Admission to Clinical Nursing Program and instructor consent

Provides an overview of the physiological and nutritional basis of health and wellness as related to development, growth, maturation and healthy lifestyles. Focuses on the scientific role of nutrition in health promotion and disease prevention and the therapeutic role of nutrient control in disease states.

Same as BIOL 260

NRS 306 PATHOPHYSIOLOGY (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: BIOL 210 and BIOL 211

Corequisite: Generic Student: NRS 220 and NRS 221

Theory is exercised in corequisite courses and content linked. RN-BSN students have no corequisites. Examines related pathophysiological disruptions to normal system functioning and the impact of these alterations on the individual throughout the life span. Provides rationale for nursing interventions for common health problems involving the integumentary, sensory, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, hematological, renal/genitourinary, and neurological body systems.

Same as BIOL 306

NRS 310 PROFESSIONAL ROLE TRANSITION FOR THE TRANSFER STUDENT (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: Admission to the RN-to-BSN Nursing Major

Corequisite: NRS 311

Provides the returning RN and /or the transfer student with the conceptual base for the practice of nursing, built around a core of theories and related concepts which will facilitate transition of the student into the baccalaureate nursing curriculum. Familiarizes the student with the components and use of the nursing process and presents the delivery of nursing care based on the Neuman Systems Model. Focus is on the roles of the professional nurse as advocate, educator, provider and coordinator of care.

NRS 311 PROFESSIONAL ROLE TRANSITION SEMINAR FOR THE REGISTERED NURSE (2) [top]

Four hours lab per week

Corequisite: NRS 310

Provides the returning RN an opportunity to apply and discuss the nursing process and the delivery of nursing care based on the Neuman Systems Model in their work settings. The lab will focus on groups discussion of the implementation of the roles of the professional nurse as advocate, educator, provider and coordinator of care and facilitate transition of the student into the baccalaureate nursing curriculum.

NRS 342 COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE HEALTH (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Examines alternatives to conventional health approaches such as acupressure, herbal remedies, relaxation, therapeutic massage, naturopathy, qigong, and yoga. Emphasis on individual and social lifestyle approaches, legal and ethical barriers, governmental status and support. Same as PSY 342

GenEd: C3B, E, Interdisciplinary

NRS 348 HEALTHY AGING (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

PSY 348 Explores physical, cultural and psychosocial factors influencing health issues during the elderly years of life. Topics include aging stereotypes, cultural and family influences on the elderly, physiology of aging, lifestyles choices associated with healthy aging, and end of life care.

Same as PSY 348, SOC 348

GenEd: D, E, Interdisciplinary

NRS 350 NURSING RESEARCH (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: MATH/PSY 202 or equivalent. Admission to Clinical Nursing Program.

Introduction to the nursing research process and development of skills in reading, analyzing and critiquing research related to nursing. Promotes an understanding of the importance of research utilization in clinical practice.

NRS 352 HEALTH PROMOTION AND PATIENT EDUCATION STRATEGIES (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: NRS 222 and NRS 231 (Generic students only) or admission to RN-to-BSN Nursing major.

Application of the concepts regarding health education and health promotion. Examination of the theories, research, and practice essential patient education integration. The course explores the effects of developmental, motivational, and sociocultural factors on patient teaching, health education, and health promotion.

NRS 401 ADVANCED CLINICAL ASSESSMENT LAB (2) [top]

Six hours of lab per week

Corequisite: NRS 420 and NRS 421

Advanced practice in clinical assessment including history taking, physical examination and documentation of findings, interpretation of diagnostic testing, psychosocial assessment techniques and health status assessment. Nursing care implications of monitoring and management of clients experiencing more complex medical-surgical health care problems with advanced technical interventions.

NRS 420 NURSING CARE OF THE COMPLEX CLIENT ACROSS THE CONTINUUM (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: NRS 222, NRS 223 and NRS 300

Corequisite: NRS 421 and NRS 401

Principles of nursing care delivery for patients and families experiencing more complex medical-surgical health care problems. Development of skills in managing the care of patients in the acute care setting and/or in the community in order to maintain maximum levels of function, manage symptoms, and increase quality of life. Focuses on nursing case management models, roles and strategies used for managing high-risk client populations and for providing comprehensive care coordination, brokerage, monitoring, discharge planning, client/family advocacy, and nursing interventions.

NRS 421 NURSING CARE OF THE COMPLEX CLIENT ACROSS THE CONTINUUM LABORATORY (3) [top]

Nine hours lab per week

Prerequisite: NRS 222, NRS 223 and NRS 310 Admission to the Clinical Nursing Program.

Corequisite: NRS 420 and NRS 401

Application of nursing theory, management skills, and concepts in the delivery of nursing care to acutely ill/chronically ill adults with increasingly complex medical-surgical problems. Provision of nursing care to members of a high-risk population in the acute care setting from admission through discharge and in the home setting. Implementation of nursing case management strategies and intervention will be used for managing high-risk client populations and for providing cost effective and comprehensive care coordination, brokerage, monitoring.

NRS 441 HEALTH COMMUNICATION (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: COMM 320

Explores the evolution of health as a major topic in communication studies. Focuses on conversations between health practitioners and patients as well as public health campaigns.

Same as COMM 441

GenEd: D, Interdisciplinary

NRS 452 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING (3) [top]

Three hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: ANTH 443, BIOL 432, NRS 240, NRS 241; Admission to Track 1B Clinical Nursing Program

Corequisite: NRS 453 and BIOL 432. Admission to Track 1B and RN to BSN.

Examines role of the professional nurse in working with clients, families and aggregates in the community setting. Explores contemporary public health problems and working collaboratively with the community as part of an interdisciplinary team. Assists the student in developing skills in community assessment, program planning and practice interventions to help identified populations within the community maintain their optimum level of health.

NRS 453 COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING LAB (3) [top]

Nine hours lab per week

Prerequisite: ANTH 443, BIOL 432, NRS 240, NRS 241; Admission to Track B1 Clinical Nursing Program

Corequisite: NRS 452 and BIOL 432 and Admission to Track 1B and RN to BSN Program

Provides clinical experience within an official agency of the public health system. Students work as a member of an interdisciplinary team, and focus on care management of clients receiving services from community agencies, allied clinical experiences and community assessment and planning. Students will identify populations within the community and assist them to maintain their optimum level of health.

NRS 460 NURSING LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONAL ISSUES (3) [top]

Four hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: NRS 350. Admission to the Clinical Nursing Program.

Corequisite: NRS 461

Examines organizational theory and management practices applied to health care systems and contemporary issues affecting the delivery of health care and discipline and professional practice of nursing. Explores the role of the nurse manager as leader and change agent in the delivery of care to patient groups and communities within complex and diverse health care settings. Provides an overview of health care informatics systems, electronic health records, databases and information literacy.

NRS 461 NURSING LEADERSHIP LABORATORY (3) [top]

Nine hours laboratory per week

Prerequisite: NRS 350. Admission to the Clinical Nursing Program

Corequisite: NRS 460

Clinical application of organizational theory and management practices in health care settings. Experience in working with health care informatics systems and data bases. Operationalizes the role of the nurse manager as leader and change agent in the delivery of care to patient groups and communities within complex and diverse health care settings.

NRS 488 TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE (2) [top]

Two hours lecture per week

Prerequisite: NRS 452, NRS 453, Admission to the Clinical Nursing Program

Corequisite: NRS 420, NRS 421

Reviews the essentials of assessment, nursing diagnosis, goal setting, implementation and evaluation in multiple health deviations and across the life span. Assessment of the student’s basic nursing knowledge will be performed using a standardized nursing examination. Clinical decision making in a variety of patient care situations and case scenarios with emphasis on utilization of the steps of the nursing care process.

Graded Credit/No Credit

NRS 491 TRANSITION TO NURSING PRACTICE INTERNSHIP (2) [top]

Two hours activity per week

Prerequisite: NRS 220 and NRS 221

Provides an opportunity for the generic nursing student to work in a clinical setting under the supervision of a clinical preceptor and to reinforce and enhance clinical skills. NRS 491 is a required course in the major and is work-study with credit and no pay.

Graded Credit/No Credit

NRS 493 SENIOR NURSING INTERNSHIP (2) [top]

Two hours activity per week

Prerequisite: NRS 491 and Consent of Program Director

Optional career preparation refinement course which provides the student with additional work experience. Local health care partners offer particular work settings where students can immerse themselves in the organizational culture, professional role and client population. Repeatable for a total of four (4) units. NRS 493 is a paid internship with credit and is an optional course. Graded Credit/No Credit NRS 497 DIRECTED STUDY (1-3) Three to nine hours independent study per week Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor Individual contracted study on topics or research selected by the student and faculty mentor.

Graded Credit/No Credit

NRS 497 DIRECTED STUDY (1-3) [top]

Three to nine hours independent study per week

Prerequisite: Consent of Instructor

Individual contracted study on topics or research selected by the student and faculty mentor.

Graded Credit/No Credit

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