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Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses in the School of Nursing


School of Nursing

Courses

Biostatistics

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    BIOS 3115 - BASIC STATISTICS

    [3 Credits]
    A study of scientific methodology and the use of statistics in design and analysis of studies in the health sciences. Consideration is given to fundamentals of sample selection, measures of central tendency, measures of variation, correlation coefficients, and tests of hypotheses. 3 hours lecture. Prerequisite: college algebra.
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    BIOS 7201 - MULTIVARIATE STATISTICS

    [3 Credits]
    Introduces a variety of topics in both univariate and multivariate statistics including ANOVA, MANOVA, repeated measures, logistic regression, maninging missing data, parametic and nonparametic statistics for multivariate designs.
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    BIOS 7212 - MODEL DEVELOPMENT AND TESTING

    [3 Credits]
    Includes the topics: ANCOVA, exploratory factor analysis, estimation of factorial model, rotation of actors, confirmatory analysis, goodness of fit testing, multidimensional scaling; discriminate analysis, cluster analysis, theoretical development and testing, path analysis; structural equation modelling.

Degree Candidate

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    DIPLOMA NRSG - REGISTERED FOR GRADUATION ONLY

    [0 Credit]
    Student has completed degree requirements, awaiting graduation.
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    DIPLOMA NRSU - REGISTERED FOR GRADUATION ONLY

    [0 Credit]
    Student has completed degree requirements, awaiting graduation.

Elective

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    ELEC 1000 - FREE ELECTIVE

    [3 Credits]

Health Sciences Administration

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    HLSC 2410 - HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY

    [4 Credits]
    Basic principles of the function, regulation, and coordination of the various organs and tissues of the human body are presented. Fundamental reaction capabilities of organic molecules and their functional groups, and the basic principles of physiological chemistry are presented. Laboratory experiments emphasize observation and interpretation, and are correlated closely with the lectures, and are chosen on the basis of understanding normal physiological mechanisms. 4 hours lecture and 2 hours laboratory. Prerequisite: General biology, microbiology. Corequisite: HLSC 2412.
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    HLSC 2412 - HUMAN ANATOMY

    [4 Credits]
    Gross anatomy of the human body presented systematically. Laboratory demonstrations of body structure, with further study of these by students. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours laboratory. Prerequisite: General biology and microbiology. Corequisite: HLSC 2410.
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    HLSC 2416 - HEALTH ASSESSMENT THEORY

    [2 Credits]
    This course includes principles, knowledge, and skills utilized in the systematic appraisal of the individual’s health status throughout the life cycle. Corequisite: HLSC 2417, NURS 2351, 2362, 2372 Prerequisites: HLSC 2410, 2412
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    HLSC 2417 - HEALTH ASSESSMENT LABORATORY

    [1 Credit]
    Opportunites for performing health assessment and health promotion activities are proveded in hospital simulated and community-based laboratory settings.
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    HLSC 3409 - PHARMACOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    The course consists of lectures, conferences, and demonstrations leading to an understanding of the fundamental action of drugs and their effects through physiological and biochemical mechanisms. Emphasis is placed on toxicology and side effects of each group of drugs with the appropriate implications. 3 hours lecture. Prerequisites: HLSC 2410 and 2412
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    HLSC 3410 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    Emphasis is on the physiological changes, which are the result of pathologic processes. Builds upon and expands knowledge gained in anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, and health assessment. 3 hours lecture. Prerequisites: HLSC 2410, 2412.
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    HLSC 3411 - HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELLNESS

    [1 Credit]
    Legacy Course: HLSC 3411001 – HEALTH PROMOTION AND WELLNESS
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    HLSC 3412 - MANAGEMENT IN FORMAL ORGANIZATIONS

    [3 Credits]
    Legacy Course: HLSC 3412001 – MANAGEMENT IN FORMAL ORGANIZATIONS
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    HLSC 4411 - INTERDISCIPLINARY CARE OF THE DYING CLIENT AND FAMILY

    [2 Credits]
    Students will be introduced to the concepts and principles of care of the dying client and family across the lifespan and the role of the professional nurse in promoting excellence in end of life care. Students analyze factors that influence care of the dying client and the role of interdisciplinary team in relations to the physical, emotional, existential, and spiritual domains of the dying experience. Students explore their personal views and beliefs about death and dying.
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    HLSC 4413 - HEALTH CARE TECHNOLOGY

    [1 Credit]
    The course focuses on the methods and the tools used for information handling relative to selected aspects of health care, nurse education, and nursing research. The process of organizing, collecting, processing, and analyzing data using technology will be explored as the basis for clinical decision making and nurse education.
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    HLSC 6409 - ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    This course provides and overview of the major drug classifications with a focus on the pharamacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. An emphasis is placed on toxicology and side effects, adverse effects, interactions, and patient safety issues with appropriate implications across the lifespan. The evolving knowledge regarding pharmacogenetics will be presented.
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    HLSC 6409 - ADVANCED PHARMACOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    This course provides and overview of the major drug classifications with a focus on the pharamacokinetics, pharmacodynamics and pharmacotherapeutics. An emphasis is placed on toxicology and side effects, adverse effects, interactions, and patient safety issues with appropriate implications across the lifespan. The evolving knowledge regarding pharmacogenetics will be presented.
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    HLSC 6410 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    Consists of lectures, conferences and demonstrations leading to an understanding of the fundamental action of drugs and their effects through physiological and biochemical mechanisms. Emphasis is placed on toxicology and side effects of each group of drugs with the appropriate implications. Prerequisite: Eight semester hours of Anatomy and Physiology.
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    HLSC 6410 - PATHOPHYSIOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    Consists of lectures, conferences and demonstrations leading to an understanding of the fundamental action of drugs and their effects through physiological and biochemical mechanisms. Emphasis is placed on toxicology and side effects of each group of drugs with the appropriate implications. Prerequisite: Eight semester hours of Anatomy and Physiology.
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    HLSC 6411 - HEALTH CARE INFORMATICS

    [3 Credits]
    Consists of lectures, conferences and demonstrations leading to an understanding of the fundamental action of drugs and their effects through physiological and biochemical mechanisms. Emphasis is placed on toxicology and side effects of each group of drugs with the appropriate implications. Prerequisite: Eight semester hours of Anatomy and Physiology.
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    HLSC 6425 - PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    Credits] Consists of lectures, conferences and demonstrations leading to an understanding of the fundamental action of drugs and their effects through physiological and biochemical mechanisms. Emphasis is placed on toxicology and side effects of each group of drugs with the appropriate implications. Prerequisite: Eight semester hours of Anatomy and Physiology.
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    HLSC 7101 - ETHICS IN BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

    [3 Credits]
    This course focuses on ethical principles, theories, decision making models and analysis of biomedical research, education, practice and policy issues.
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    HLSC 7481 - TOPICS IN HEALTH SCIENCES

    [3 Credits]
    Establishes Independent Study using the HLSC 7481 designation when work is being done with a faculity member outside the discipline of nursing with the approval of the Major Professor.

Humanities Elective

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    HUMN 1000 - HUMANITIES ELECTIVE

    [3 Credits]

Mathematics

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    MATH 1000 - ALGEBRA

    [3 Credits]

Military Science

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    MILS 3301 - BASIC TACTICS I

    [3 Credits]
    Usually offered fall semester. A course through which cadets sudy, practice, and evaluate adaptive leadership skills as they are presented with scenarios related to squad tactical operations. Specific feedback is given on leadership attributes and actions. Based on such feedback, cadets continue to develop critical thinking and tactical leadership abilities in preparation for ROTC’s Leadersip and Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Prerequisite: MILS 2202 or permission of the department chairperson.
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    MILS 3302 - BASIC TACTICS II

    [3 Credits]
    Usually offered spring semester. Intense situational leadership challenges are offered to build cadet awareness and skills in leading small units. Skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members when “under fire” are evaluated and developed. Aspects of military operations are reviewed in preparation for the ROTC Leadership and Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Cadets are expected to apply basic principles of the Law of Land Warfare, Army training, and motivation to troop-leading procedures. Emphasis is also placed on conducting military briefings and developing proficiency in Garrison operation orders. Prerequisite: MILS 3301 or permission of the department chairperson.
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    MILS 3311 - BASIC TACTICS I LEADERSHIP LAB

    [1 Credit]
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    MILS 3312 - BASIC TACTICS II LAB

    [1 Credit]
    Usually offered spring semester. Intense situational leadership challenges are offered to build cadet awareness and skills in leading small units. Skills in decision-making, persuading, and motivating team members when “under fire” are evaluated and developed. Aspects of military operations are reviewed in preparation for the ROTC Leadership and Development and Assessment Course (LDAC). Cadets are expected to apply basic principles of the Law of Land Warfare, Army training, and motivation to troop-leading procedures. Emphasis is also placed on conducting military briefings and developing proficiency in Garrison operation orders. Prerequisite: MILS 3301 or permission of the department chairperson.
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    MILS 4401 - ETHICS OF LEADERSHIP

    [2 Credits]
    Usually offered fall semester. Course develops cadet proficiency in planning, executing, and assessing complex operations, functioning as member of staff, and providing performance feedback to subordinates. Cadets assess risk, make ethical decisions, and lead fellow ROTC cadets. Lessons on military justice and personnel procedures prepare cadets to make the transition to Army officers. Cadets identify responsibilities of key staff, coordinate staff roles, and use situational opportunities to teach, train, and develop subordinates. Prerequisite: MILS 3302 or permission of the department chairperson.
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    MILS 4402 - ETHICS OF LEADERSHIP II

    [2 Credits]
    Usually offered spring semester. Course explores the dynamics of leading in the complex situations of current military operations. Cadets examine differences in customs and courtesies, military law, principles of war, and rules of engagement in the face of international terrorism. They also explore aspects of interacting with nongovernmental organizations, civilians on the battlefield, and host nation support. The course places significant emphasis on preparing cadets for their first assignment. Prerequisite: MILS 4401 or permission of the department chairperson.
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    MILS 4411 - ETHICS OF LEADERSHIP LAB

    [1 Credit]
    ETHICS OF LEADERSHIP LAB
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    MILS 4422 - ETHICS OF LEADERSHIP II LAB

    [1 Credit]
    ETHICS OF LEADERSHIP II LAB

Neurology

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    NEURO 420A - COMPREHENSIVE PAIN MANAGEMENT

    [1 Credit]
    Legacy Course: NEURO420A005 – PAIN MANAGEMENT-DENT POST GRAD

Nursing, General

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    NURS 597 - DIRECTED RSCH IN APPLIED PSYC

    [3 Credits]
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    NURS 1115 - ALGEBRA

    [3 Credits]
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    NURS 2336 - NURSING STUDENT SUCCESS

    [1 Credit]
    The Nursing Student Success course is designed to assist the nursing student have a smooth and successful transition to nursing school. Although designed for beginning nursing students, it has relevance for any level of nursing student. The nursing student success course includes lectures, classroom activities, and assignments that both challenge and support delevopemental of academic success skills and stress management
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    NURS 2351 - FOUNDATION OF NURSING PRACTICE THEORY

    [3 Credits]
    Foundations of nursing practice builds on knowledge gained in basic sciences, humanities, and the first professional nursing course. Foundations of Nursing Practice is an introduction to the nursing process with emphasis on nursing skills. Through the nursing process, students will apply the core values of caring, professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity, excellence and the standards of the American Nursing Association. This course will begin to develop the student into the role of the professional nurse providing basic care incorporating patient safety and accountability Prerequisites: NURS 2371, HLSC 2410, 2412, PSCH 3044, Corequisites: NURS 2362, 2372, HLSC 2416, 2417, 3409, 3410.
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    NURS 2359 - TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING

    [2 Credits]
    This course is a prerequisite to the first clinical or non-clinical nursing course in which the LPN enrolls. Emphasis is on professional role change. Students will examine their own nursing experiences through exploration of professional, ethical, legal, and historical concepts. The course encompasses clinical nursing proficiency at the sophomore level and includes independent learning activities, instructor-led laboratory experiences, and inpatient practice. The 4 day clinical validation component will be in an acute care clinical setting. For LPN students only. (To be taken in lieu of NURS 2371) Prerequisite or Corequisite: HLSC 2416.
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    NURS 2362 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE PRACTICUM

    [2 Credits]
    Foundations of Nursing Practicum course builds on knowledge of the sciences and humanities, previous and concurrent nursing courses. The student will use the nursing process as provider of professional nursing care in an inpatient medical facility. The practicum experience will allow the opportunity to begin to apply theoretical knowledge and basic technical skills when implementing care to culturally diverse adult patients. [90 hour practicum] Prerequisite: NURS 2371, HLSC 2410, 2412. Corequisite: NURS 2351, 2372, HLSC 2416, 2417, 3409, 3410.
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    NURS 2371 - INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING

    [2 Credits]
    Introduction to Professional Nursing is placed in the first semester of the nursing curriculum. This course will present introductory concepts related to professionalism, nursing history, nursing theory, leadership, ethics, and the legalities of nursing. The School of Nursing philosophy, core values and undergraduate curriculum concepts will be introduced. Current trends and issues in nursing are explored. Standards of professional nursing practice are incorporated into the course including those from American Nurses Association (ANA), Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN), and National League for Nursing (NLN). Two hours lecture/seminar. Corequisites: HLSC 2410, 2412.
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    NURS 2372 - FOUNDATIONS OF NURSING PRACTICE SIMULATION/LAB

    [1 Credit]
    The foundations of nursing simulation/lab course builds on knowledge and basic skills from the sciences, humanities, previous and concurrent nursing courses. The simulation lab experience will allow the student the opportunity to develop basic skills in a safe environment including but not limited to hygiene, asepsis, elimination, medication administration, oxygenation, patient positioning, and safety. Students will have the opportunity to practice critical thinking and decision making in simulated case scenarios. Prerequisite: NURS 2371, HLSC 2410, 2412. Corequisite: NURS 2351, 2362, HLSC 2416, 2417, 3409, 3410.
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    NURS 3351 - ADULT HEALTH NURSING THEORY

    [4 Credits]
    The Adult Health Nursing course will allow the student to advance from basic nursing care to pathophysiology based nursing care, including refinement of assessment skills, nursing diagnoses, planning, implementation and evaluation. Using theoretical knowledge of health promotion, illness and disease management, and risk reduction, the student will identify and prioritize professional nursing care appropriate for a broad population of culturally diverse adult patients. Professional standards will be incorporated into the plan of care. The course builds upon knowledge of the sciences and humanities gained from previous classes, especially anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and basic foundational nursing care. Prerequisites: NURS 2351, 2362, 2372; HLSC 3409, 3410. Corequisite: BIOM 3115, NURS 3362, and 3372.
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    NURS 3355 - CHILD HEALTH NURSING THEORY

    [2 Credits]
    Child Health Nursing is built upon information presented in previous nursing courses, basic sciences, health assessment and pathophysiology. This course provides exploration and application of theories, concepts, knowledge and skills for comprehensive child health nursing. Emphasis is on health promotion, risk reduction, and illness management of children. Course content is guided by the standards for pediatric nursing as formulated by the Society of Pediatric Nurses. The educational focus is on the development and application of critical-thinking and problem-solving skills as they relate to the care of children from infancy through adolescence, and their families. Prerequisites: NURS 3351, 3362, 3372, 3356, 3366 Co requisite: NURS 3365.
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    NURS 3356 - MENTAL HEALTH NURSING THEORY

    [3 Credits]
    Students build on knowledge gained in the social sciences, basic sciences, Abnormal Psychology, Pharmacology, Health Assessment and Foundations of Nursing Practice. In this didactic course, students learn the theories, concepts, and skills necessary to provide nursing care to patients and families of diverse backgrounds who are coping with mental health issues. At the completion of this course students will utilize knowledge to apply the nursing process to assist patients and families with health promotion, disease prevention, and illness management according to ANA Standards of Practice. Presentation, small group discussion, and case studies are used to help students incorporate the core values of caring, professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity, and excellence and the skills of communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and coordination into nursing care planning in the didactic setting. Prerequisites: NURS 2351, 2362, 2372 HLSC 3409, 3410. Corequisite: BIOM 3115, NURS 3366,
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    NURS 3358 - WOMEN’S HEALTH NURSING THEORY

    [3 Credits]
    This course provides exploration of theories, concepts, and knowledge related to the nursing care of women across the lifespan. The focus is on disease prevention and health promotion of women, from menarche, childbearing and middle years, to post menopausal health concerns. The educational focus is concerned with the development and application of critical-thinking, problem-solving, relationship-building and caring skills as they relate to the human experience of nursing women and their families. The course will utilize the mission and standards of the professional organization, AWHONN, Association of Women’s health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. This course is built upon information presented in previous courses. Prerequisites: NURS 3351, 3362, 3372, 3356, 3366. Corequisites: NURS 3368.
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    NURS 3359 - MEN’S HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

    [2 Credits]
    This course explores men’s health across the lifespan within a developmental framework.
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    NURS 3362 - ADULT HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM

    [2 Credits]
    The Adult Health Practicum course builds upon knowledge of the sciences and humanities gained from previous classes, including anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and previous and concurrent nursing courses. The student will use the nursing process as designer and provider of professional nursing care in the in-patient acute care setting. The practicum experience will allow the student the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and technical skills when designing and implementing care to culturally diverse adult patients. The clinical experience will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the health care setting. [90 hours practicum]. Prerequisites: NURS 2351, 2362, 2372, HLSC 3409, 3410, . Corequisite: BIOM 3115, NURS 3351, and 3372.
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    NURS 3365 - CHILD HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM

    [3 Credits]
    .This course provides the student with clinical opportunities in caring for children from birth to adolescence. The student will apply the nursing process while delivering care to children in both the inpatient and outpatient setting. The educational focus is concerned with the development of clinical, communication, teaching and management of care skills in the care of children and their families. This practicum builds upon information presented in previous nursing courses, basic sciences, health assessment and pathophysiology. [135 hours practicum] . Prerequisites: NURS 3351, 3362, 3372, 3356, 3366. Corequisite: NURS 3355.
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    NURS 3366 - MENTAL HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM

    [2 Credits]
    The Adult Health Practicum course builds upon knowledge of the sciences and humanities gained from previous classes, including anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, and previous and concurrent nursing courses. The student will use the nursing process as designer and provider of professional nursing care in the in-patient acute care setting. The practicum experience will allow the student the opportunity to apply theoretical knowledge and technical skills when designing and implementing care to culturally diverse adult patients. The clinical experience will provide opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration within the health care setting. [90 hours practicum]. Prerequisites: NURS 2351, 2362, 2372, HLSC 3409, 3410, . Corequisite: BIOM 3115, NURS 3351, and 3372.
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    NURS 3368 - WOMEN’S HEALTH NURSING PRACTICUM

    [2 Credits]
    Using an evidence-based woman-centered focus, this course provides clinical opportunities in caring for women across the lifespan, concentrating on nursing care of the childbearing family. The student will have clinical experiences caring for pregnant women, women in labor and giving birth, the new family including care of the newborn, and women seeking gynecological care in outpatient clinics. The student will also participate in a community activity focusing on health promotion and disease prevention of concerns for women across the lifespan. The student will self-select the community activity, with faculty approval, based on interest and availability of activity. The educational focus is on development and enhancement of clinical, communication and management of care skills in the care of women across the lifespan. A woman-centered philosophy incorporating all dimensions of a caring framework is the theoretical framework grounding this course. The course will utilize the mission and standards of the professional organization, AWHONN, Association of Women’s health, Obstetric and Neonatal Nurses. This course is built upon information presented in previous courses. [90 hours Practicum] Prerequisites: NURS 3351, 3362, 3372, 3356, 3366. Corequisites: NURS 3358
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    NURS 3370 - RESEARCH IN NURSING

    [3 Credits]
    Nursing research is introduced with emphasis on the steps in the research process and the critique of reported research on selected topics in nursing. Through the process of critique, the student will utilize the scientific process to interpret and communicate strengths and weaknesses of quantitative and qualitative research studies. Prerequisites: BIOM 3115 NURS 3351, 3362, 3372, 3356, 3366.
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    NURS 3372 - ADULT HEALTH NURSING SIMULATION/LAB

    [1 Credit]
    The Adult Health Simulation/Lab course builds upon knowledge and skills from basic sciences and humanities and previous nursing courses. The simulation/laboratory experience will allow the student the opportunity to develop technical skills in a safe environment including but not limited to Intravenous Therapy, Dosage Calculation, Chest Tube assessment and care, Laboratory test analysis, focused assessment of acute care adult patients, patient positioning and safety, and application and use of Personal Protective Equipment. Students will have an opportunity to hone critical thinking, decision making, prioritization, and collaboration skills in simulated case scenarios. [30 hour simulation/lab]. Prerequisites: NURS 2351, 2362, 2372 ,HLSC 3409, 3410. Corequisite: BIOM 3115, NURS 3351, and 3362.
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    NURS 3375 - INTRODUCTION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING CONCEPTS

    [5 Credits]
    This course provides opportunities for RN students to explore concepts and methodological factors that influence professional practice. Students examine the context of professional practice, the evolution/trends of nursing as a profession and significant issues in contemporary practice. Course work provides opportunities for development as a group member, manager, and leader in today’s health care environment. For RN students only.
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    NURS 3451 - GENETIC HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

    [3 Credits]
    This course builds on knowledge gained in basic sciences and Pathophysiology, and focuses on application of genetic principles that influence health and disease across the life span. Content will center on the basic mechanisms of genetic inheritance and gene-environment interactions that influence common and complex disorders and nursing’s role in genetic health care as identified in the Genetic Health Care standards set by the International Society of Nurses in Genetics. The impact of genetics and the Human Genome Project on health promotion, disease prevention, and nursing interventions will be examined. Students are expected to critically examine the social, ethical, legal, cultural, political, and professional implications of the integration of genetics into health care and be able to apply genetic health information to predict and reduce the risk of disease. Prerequisite: NURS 3351, 3362, 3372, 3366, and 3356
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    NURS 3470 - MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCHOLARSHIP (MUSES) PROGRAM: BSN HONORS SEMINAR I

    [2 Credits]
    The Mentoring Undergraduate Students for Excellence in Scholarship (MUSES) Program. This course provides a challenging, stimulating and unique experience for undergraduates nursing students who have exhibited academic achievement and the ability to engage in scholarly inquire. The faculty of the MUSES Program will guide students in the development of a research proposal that focuses on conducting original research for problem solving in health care.
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    NURS 3471 - MENTORING UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS FOR EXCELLENCE IN SCHOLARSHIP (MUSES) PROGRAM:BSN HONORS SEMINAR II

    [2 Credits]
    Mentoring Undergraduate Students for Excellence in Scholarship (MUSES) Program students will continue their scholarly work with this course. This seminar is a continuation of the first MUSES Program courseI, and provides a challenging, stimulating and unique experience for undergraduate nursing students who have exhibited academic achievement and the ability to engage in scholarly inquire. The faculty will continue to guide students in the development and completion of a research proposal that focuses on conducting original research for problem solving health care. MUSES Program students will be guided by a faculty mentor throughout the project period.
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    NURS 4120 - BEGINNING SPANISH FOR NURSING

    [2 Credits]
    The Beginning Spanish for Nurses course is designed to teach basic terminology and phraseology in Spanish for a nursing assessment and interview. The goal is not for the student to achieve fluency, but instead to have a basic working knowledge in Spanish. Appropriate use of interpreters will be addressed. Communication with Limited-English Proficiency clients in general will be addressed, especially in terms of cultural, legal and ethical considerations.
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    NURS 4346 - GERONTOLGY

    [3 Credits]
    The course presents holistic view of healthy aging in communities and society. The course content embraces positive holistic case management of older people by nurses. Effects of aging issues on healthcare delivery systems will be discussed. Advocacy of global gerontological issues form the foundation of student activities to understand healthy communities for older people. Students will interact with seniors or issues in creative ways to reinforce classroom activities. Prerequisites: NURS 4357, and 4358. Corequisites: NURS 4359, 4369.
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    NURS 4347 - CROSS CULTURAL NURSING

    [1 Credit]
    Cross Cultural Nursing is an elective course that introduces the student to concepts of transcultural nursing. The foundation of this course is based on the ANA theme of “providing age-appropriate and culturally and ethnically sensitive care” (ANA Scope and Standards of Practice, 2004, p. 4) as well as the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses. Students are introduced to fundamental concepts by providing information regarding specific cultures as a beginning point in developing cultural awareness and sensitivity. Linkage between health disparity and culturally competent care will be explored; the laws and policies that oversee culturally competent practice and the standards and guidelines of accreditation will be investigated. Prerequisite: NURS 3352, 3362, 3372.
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    NURS 4348 - INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NURSING

    [1-3 Credits]
    This course focuses on nursing practice in an area related to the student’s special interest. The student and faculty preceptor work together in developing the course outline and learning experiences. Prerequisites: NURS, 3355, 3365, 3358 and 3368.
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    NURS 4349 - NURSING CARE OF THE ONCOLOGY PATIENT

    [2 Credits]
    Nursing Care of the Oncology Patient, is a nursing elective course which provides the student an opportunity to develop an increased knowledge of both theoretical and clinical aspects of care of patients with malignant diseases. Lecture content is provided by nursing faculty and expert oncology nurses who members of the New Orleans Oncology Nurses, the local chapter of the Oncology Nursing Society. The clinical component allows students to interact with adult cancer patients and observe and evaluate cancer care in a variety of settings and gain an expanded appreciation of the role of the oncology nurse. Theoretical content builds upon knowledge gained in the basic sciences, humanities and all previous sophomore, junior and senior level courses. Course topics are derived from the Core Curriculum for Oncology Nursing, and incorporate the Standards of the OncologyNursing Society. Prerequisite: NURS 3355, 3365, 3358, 3368, or permission of the instructor.
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    NURS 4350 - CAMP NURSING

    [2 Credits]
    Emphasis is on the application of the nursing process in assisting individuals and or groups to cope with various levels of wellness and client independence. Increasingly complex behaviors are expected as students implement the nursing process in a selected camp setting with children and/or adolescents offering students clinical learning experiences in a community nursing. In addition to these experiences, the student will implement the teaching/learning process and work within the health care team. Prerequisite: NURS 3355, 3356, 3368, and 3358 or permission of the instructor.
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    NURS 4351 - NURSING CARE OF THE HIGH RISK NEONATE

    [2 Credits]
    This course focuses on the nursing care of the high-risk neonate and family in the intensive care setting. The student will have the opportunity to develop expanded awareness of neonatal nursing interventions and strategies for care of high-risk neonates during various levels of physiological, neurological, and developmental adaptation. Prerequisites: NURS 3355, 3357, and 3358 or permission of the instructor
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    NURS 4352 - CRITICAL CARE NURSING THEORY

    [3 Credits]
    This course builds upon the basic sciences and principles of nursing established in previous level nursing courses. Theoretical foundations for this course focus on the physiological changes occurring in adults/aged adults with acute, complex health problems. Course content is guided by standards of critical care nursing formulated by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. Students are expected to be able to apply the nursing process in the practice of nursing and in assisting the client and family to cope with an acute health crisis. Prerequisites: NURS 3355, 3365, 3358, 3368, 3451, and 3370. Corequisites: NURS 4362 and 4372.
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    NURS 4356 - MENTAL HEALTH NURSING II

    [4 Credits]
    Legacy Course: NURS 4356001 – MENTAL HEALTH NURSING II
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    NURS 4357 - POPULATION FOCUSED NURSING THEORY

    [3 Credits]
    Public health/Community health nursing is the practice of promoting and protecting the health of populations using knowledge from nursing, social, and public health sciences according to the American Nurses Association (Public Health Nursing-Scope and Standards of Practice, 2007, p. 5). Population-focused nursing theory has goals of health promotion and prevention of disability and disease in populations utilizing a global focus. This course is introduced from a contemporary and emerging perspective of developing a healthy global community. The basic concepts of epidemiology along with the public health principles and theories, which underline the practice of public health, will be presented. Utilizing community health theory, research findings, and health promotion principles, the individual, family, community, and health care delivery systems will be examined. The course will expand further in population focused nursing theory and practice to guide the nurse as a contributing member of community organizations in health care delivery and global health issues. Prerequisites: NURS 3355, 3365, 3358, 3368, 3370, and 3451. Co requisites: NURS 4358
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    NURS 4358 - POPULATION FOCUSED NURSING PRACTICUM

    [3 Credits]
    Population Focused Practicum will incorporate the theories, concepts, and research findings presented in Population Focused Nursing Theory course. The goals of the practicum are performing health promotion and public/community health principles and concepts to contribute to developing or maintaining a healthy community. A contemporary and emerging perspective to working within community agencies will be applied. Practicum experiences will emphasize flexibility, cultural competence, respectful communication, effective and efficient therapeutic intervention for individuals, families, communities, and a global population. [135 hours practicum]. Prerequisites: NURS 3355, 3365, 3358, 3368, 3370, and 3451. Co requisites: NURS 4357
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    NURS 4359 - NURSING MANAGEMENT IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEMS THEORY

    [3 Credits]
    Nursing Management in the Health Care System Theory builds upon knowledge gained in basic sciences, humanities, and all previous sophomore, junior and senior level nursing courses. This course presents underlying theories of management and leadership. The structure and framework of management, characteristics of organizational leaders, and responsibilities of nurse managers from the micro to the macro levels are explored. Emphasis is placed on professional accountability, collaboration, delegation and the use of outcome based practice in leadership and change-agent roles. Standards of professional nursing practice are incorporated into the course including those from American Nurses Association (ANA), Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN), Sigma Theta Tau, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), and other specialty organizations. Prerequisites: NURS 4352, 4362. 4372, 4357, and 4358. Corequisites: NURS 4369, 4346, and 4371 or NURS 3375 for RN to BSN students.
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    NURS 4360 - QUALITY AND SAFETY IN NURSING & HEALTHCARE

    [2 Credits]
    This course focuses on patient safety and quality in Nursing and health care. The course will review current guidelines and standards related to patient safety and quality care tha apply to all levels of nursing students, nurses, and nursing specialities. Students will compare the literature to what is observed in practice and identify areas for improvement.
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    NURS 4361 - EKG INTERPRETATION AND THE NURSING PROCESS

    [1 Credit]
    This one-semester hour theory course focuses on the interpretation of cardiac electrocardiograms and identification of arrhythmia wave forms that characterize cardiac dysfunctions. Interpretation and arrhythmia interventions are based on the American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Algorithms and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN) guidelines. A case study format is utilized for application of the nursing process to the cardiac patient with multi-system dysfunctions, multiple medication interventions and arrhythmia-related assessment findings. Students participate in interactive classroom and internet site exercises with sample arrhythmia wave form strips, case study situations and arrhythmia simulations. Prerequisites: NURS 3351, 3362, and 3372.
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    NURS 4362 - CRITICAL CARE NURSING PRACTICUM

    [2 Credits]
    Critical Care Nursing Practicum builds upon the basic sciences and principles of nursing established in previous level nursing courses. Theoretical foundations for this course focus on the physiological changes occurring in adults/aged adults with acute, complex health problems. This course provides the opportunity for clinical application and interfaces with the theory course Critical Care Nursing Theory. Practicum content is guided by standards of critical care nursing formulated by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. In the practicum setting, students are expected to be able to apply the nursing process in the practice of nursing and in assisting the client and family to cope with an acute health crisis. Practicum learning experiences occur in an acute care setting. [90 hours practicum]. Prerequisites: NURS 3355, 3365, 3358, 3368, 3451, and 3370. Corequisites: NURS 4352 and 4372
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    NURS 4363 - PERIOPERATIVE NURSING

    [2 Credits]
    Perioperative Nursing is an elective course that builds upon knowledge gained in the basic sciences, humanities, and previous nursing courses. The course provides the student an opportunity to develop an increased knowledge of both theoretical and clinical aspects of nursing care in the preoperative, intraoperative, and postoperative setting. Students learn the nurse’s role as the provider of care in perioperative settings. Course content is based on the Association of perioperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Standards, Recommended Practices, and Guidelines as well as the Perioperative Nursing Data Set and the American Society of PeriAnesthesia Nurses (ASPAN) standards. Clinical experiences allow students to develop skills necessary for the perioperative nursing role. [45 hours practicum] Prerequisites: NURS 3351, 3362, 3372 or permission of the instructor.
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    NURS 4364 - PRINCIPLES OF EMERGENCY NURSING

    [2 Credits]
    Principles of Emergency Nursing is a combination didactic and practicum course in which the student learns to apply all previous course work, theories, knowledge, and skills, in the delivery of nursing care to patients and families coping with episodic health issues in the emergency setting as part of an interdisciplinary team. Students apply the core values of caring, professionalism, respect, integrity, and diversity and demonstrate the skills of communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and coordination. Using the Emergency Nurses Association Standards and Core Curriculum as a guide, in the didactic section, students explore the application of the nursing process to physical and psychosocial problems, in a diverse population, in the emergency setting. The practicum section is primarily in the emergency department setting, with unique alternate experiences used when available, such as participation in disaster drills. Students apply theories, knowledge and technical skills in providing nursing care in this specialized setting. Prerequisites: NURS 3355, 3351, 3365, 3362, 3372, 4352, 4362, 4372, or permission of the instructor.
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    NURS 4365 - MENTAL HEALTH AND THE MOVIES (PERCEPTION AND POLICY)

    [2 Credits]
    Film both informs and mirrors societys view of mental illness. The stigmatization and marginalization of people with mental illness has been exacerbated by the images in the media. Film has often mirrored society’s perception of mental illness as a condition of little ope and mental health policy is a reflection of that view. This course examines the reciprocal relationship between how mental illness has been portrayed in the media and mental health policy since 1950. The implications for patient care and nursing will be examined.
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    NURS 4366 - COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE THERAPIES FOR NURSES

    [2 Credits]
    This course offers an overview of complementary and alternative therapies; descriptions and demonstrations of ways complementary and alternative therapies can be used in clinical practice; and explores current scientific knowledge supporting the use of complementary and alternative therapies to promote healing and improve health. The course includes social differences as expressed in ways that cultural, racial, socioeconomic, religious and lifestyle variations may be integrated in the appreciation and utilization of diverse complementary and alternative therapies
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    NURS 4367 - ETHICAL AND LEGAL ISSUES IN NURSING

    [2 Credits]
    Ethical Legal Issues in Nursing builds on knowledge from the first professional nursing development course. This course provides the student the opportunity to explore issues encountered in professional nursing practice relating to ethical and legal situations. Course content is based on standards of nursing practice from the American Nurses Association and legal tenets. Emphasis will be placed on the student’s analysis of issues to increase the ability to creatively examine and apply ethical and legal principles in nursing practice. Prerequisites: NURS 3355, 3365, 3358, 3368 3451.
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    NURS 4368 - INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC NURSING

    [2 Credits]
    This course provides exploration and application of theories, concepts, knowledge and skills for comprehensive nursing care of patients and families interfacing with the judicial system. The nursing process is applied to assist the patient’s and family’s adaptation to stressors and explores the prevention of violence at intrapersonal, interpersonal, community and international levels. At the completion of this course the student will be able to use the nursing process to address issues of diversity while providing care for perpetrators and victims of violence in accordance with the nursing roles dictated by the standards of care outlined by the ANA and International Association of Forensic Nursing. Prerequisites: NURS 3351, 3362, 3372, 3356, 3366 or permission of the instructor.
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    NURS 4369 - NURSING MANAGEMENT IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM PRACTICUM

    [4 Credits]
    Nursing Management in the Health Care System Practicum is a Capstone leadership course, which builds on knowledge gained in basic sciences, humanities, and all previous sophomores, junior and senior level nursing courses. Standards of professional nursing practice including those from American Nurses Association (ANA), Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN), Sigma Theta Tau, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), and other specialty organizations are incorporated into the course and plans of care. This course provides the opportunity for clinical application and interfaces with the theory course, Nursing Management in the Health Care System Theory. In the practicum setting, students apply the core values of caring, professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence using the nursing process in the management of patient care. Students are provided an opportunity to apply and practice nursing management theories with a group of patients in the role of manager and coordinator of care, and in a one-to-one nurse preceptor learning situation. Students examine and apply their own nursing leadership skills distinguishing them from management skills. [180 hours practicum]. Prerequisites: NURS 4352, 4362. 4372,4357, and 4358. Corequisites: NURS 4359, 4346, and 4371 or NURS 3375 for RN to BSN students
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    NURS 4371 - PERSPECTIVES IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING

    [2 Credits]
    The focus of this capstone professional development course is to assist the senior level nursing student transition into the role of professional nursing through the development of personal leadership, professional accountability skills and role-socialization. Course activities are structured to examine the nine American Nurses Association (ANA) Standards of Professional Performance-quality of practice, education, professional practice evaluation, collegiality, collaboration, ethics, research, resource utilization, and leadership Past, current and future health practice and nursing issues and trends are analyzed utilizing critical thinking skills. Contemporary nursing leaders are identified and their impact on nursing practice is discussed. Prerequisites: NURS 4352, 4362, 4372, 4357, and 4358. Corequisites: NURS 4359, 4369, and 4346.
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    NURS 4372 - CRITICAL CARE NURSING SIMULATION/LAB

    [1 Credit]
    Critical Care Nursing Simulation/Lab builds upon the basic sciences and principles of nursing established in previous level nursing courses. Theoretical foundations for this course focus on the physiological changes occurring in adults/aged adults with acute, complex health problems. This course provides the opportunity for clinical application and interfaces with the theory course Critical Care Nursing Theory, and the practicum course Critical Care Nursing Practicum. Simulation/Lab content is guided by standards of critical care nursing formulated by the American Association of Critical Care Nurses. In the simulation/lab setting, students are expected to be able to apply the nursing process in the practice of nursing and in assisting the client and family to cope with an acute health crisis. Simulation/Lab learning experiences occur in a simulated environment. [30 hours simulation /lab]. Prerequisites: NURS 3355, 3365, 3358, 3368, 3451, and 3370. Corequisites: NURS 4352 and 4362
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    NURS 4375 - RN MENTAL/ COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING THEORY

    [5 Credits]
    Provides the registered nurse student with a holistic perspective of individuals, families, groups, and community dynamics experienced in population focused care. This course focuses on synthesizing nursing, mental health, public, and community health theory to promote and preserve the health of populations. Emphasis will be placed on preventive strategies targeting health of populations. Prerequisite: NURS 3375, Co-requisite: NURS 4376.
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    NURS 4376 - RN MENTAL / COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING PRACTIUM

    [3 Credits]
    Provide an intensive clinical study of mental/community health nursing as a nurse generalist. Students will practice a concentrated time in the mental health/community health nursing setting based on their individual learning needs. Development and refinement of their role as a baccalaureate prepared nurse generalist with specific knowledge and clinical experience in mental/community health nursing are the expected clinical outcomes. Prerequisite: NURS 3375, co-requisite: NURS 4375.
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    NURS 4378 - RN POPULATION FOCUSED NURSING PRACTICUM

    [2 Credits]
    Population Focused Practicum will incorporate the theories, concepts, and research findings presented in Population Focused Nursing Theory course. The goals of the practicum are performing health promotion and public/community health principles and concepts to contribute to developing or maintaining a healthy community. A contemporary and emerging perspective to working within community agencies will be applied. Practicum experiences will emphasize flexibility, cultural competence, respectful communication, effective and efficient therapeutic intervention for individuals, families, communities, and a global population. [90 hours practicum]. Prerequisites: NURS 3355, 3365, 3358, 3368, 3370, and 3451. Co requisites: NURS 4357
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    NURS 4379 - NURSING LEADERSHIP IN THE HEALTH CARE SYSTEM

    [5 Credits]
    A capstone leadership course, which builds on knowledge gained in basic sciences, humanities, and previous nursing courses. Standards of professional nursing practice including those from American Nurses Association (ANA), Joint Commission for the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO), Louisiana State Board of Nursing (LSBN), Sigma Theta Tau, American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE), and other specialty organizations are incorporated into the course. This course provides the opportunity for clinical application of theory to expose registered nurses to leadership roles. In the practicum setting, students apply the core values of caring, professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity, and excellence while being involved with organizational leaders as preceptors. Students examine and apply their own nursing leadership skills, distinguishing them from management skills, and analyze their individual leadership potential.
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    NURS 4380 - ADVANCED CONCEPTS IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING PRACTICE

    [3 Credits]
    This course provides opportunities for RN students to further explore concepts that influence professional nursing practice. Students examine the evolution and trends of contemporary nursing practice. Professional practice roles and technological advancement will be explored as they apply to ensuring patient safety and quality with the use of evidence based practice and intraprofessional collaboration. Concepts of patient advocacy applied through the integration of genetic health information will be explored as an innovator in today’s health care environment.
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    NURS 4391 - SPECIAL TOPICS LANGUAGE & LIT

    [3 Credits]
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    NURS 6303 - RESEARCH I: DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    This course provides an opportunity for the continued involvement in the conduct of nursing research. Course content focuses on research utilization. Prerequisite: BIOS 6100
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    NURS 6303 - RESEARCH I: DESIGN AND METHODOLOGY

    [3 Credits]
    This course provides an opportunity for the continued involvement in the conduct of nursing research. Course content focuses on research utilization. Prerequisite: BIOS 6100
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    NURS 6304 - EVIDENCE-BASED NURSING PRACTICE

    [2 Credits]
    This theory course focuses on the identification, retrieval, appraisal, and application of research findings and evidence to improve nursing care and patient outcomes. Students will identify a clinical problem amenable to an evidence-based solution, and will appraise evidence from original studies, systematic reviews, and clinical practice guidelines, with the goals of formulating recommendation for nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 6303.
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    NURS 6305 - FOUNDATIONS ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE

    [3 Credits]
    An introduction to advanced professional nursing roles with the expectation of enhancing the influence and opportunities of these selected roles in various health care delivery systems. Focus is centered on the evolution and trends of selected advanced nursing roles; the changing environments of health care and how this affects the advanced role; issues related to the advanced nursing role and identified advanced role competencies, which are expected to insure creditable, safe, effective, and satisfying service.
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    NURS 6305 - FOUNDATIONS ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE

    [3 Credits]
    An introduction to advanced professional nursing roles with the expectation of enhancing the influence and opportunities of these selected roles in various health care delivery systems. Focus is centered on the evolution and trends of selected advanced nursing roles; the changing environments of health care and how this affects the advanced role; issues related to the advanced nursing role and identified advanced role competencies, which are expected to insure creditable, safe, effective, and satisfying service.
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    NURS 6305 - FOUNDATIONS ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE

    [3 Credits]
    An introduction to advanced professional nursing roles with the expectation of enhancing the influence and opportunities of these selected roles in various health care delivery systems. Focus is centered on the evolution and trends of selected advanced nursing roles; the changing environments of health care and how this affects the advanced role; issues related to the advanced nursing role and identified advanced role competencies, which are expected to insure creditable, safe, effective, and satisfying service.
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    NURS 6306 - HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP AND THE ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE

    [3 Credits]
    The conceptual frameworks in this course are ecological theory, chaos theory, and social change within complex systems, and the implications for management within healthcare reform and other public and government reports relating to improving the health of all citizens. The roles and responsibilities of the advanced practice nurse (APN) as leader in promoting health, preventing disease, and managing chronic illness are identified, in association with the social determinants of health of populations. Health care policy, the business of health care delivery, evidence-based practice, quality care, inter-professional communication, ethics and legal issues, cultural diversity, and clinical prevention of individuals and populations are addressed.
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    NURS 6306 - HEALTH CARE LEADERSHIP AND THE ADVANCED PRACTICE NURSE

    [3 Credits]
    The conceptual frameworks in this course are ecological theory, chaos theory, and social change within complex systems, and the implications for management within healthcare reform and other public and government reports relating to improving the health of all citizens. The roles and responsibilities of the advanced practice nurse (APN) as leader in promoting health, preventing disease, and managing chronic illness are identified, in association with the social determinants of health of populations. Health care policy, the business of health care delivery, evidence-based practice, quality care, inter-professional communication, ethics and legal issues, cultural diversity, and clinical prevention of individuals and populations are addressed.
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    NURS 6307 - TRANSITION TO PROFESSIONAL NURSING I

    [5 Credits]
    Provides transformative educational experiences for the registered nurse student returning to school to complete studies for a Masters degree in nursing through in-depth study of nursing management, leadership and advanced nursing. The focus is on integration of prior academic credit with curriculum requirement for a Master of Nursing degree. Prerequisites: Completing of all required courses designated on the RN-MN plan of studies. Corequisites: NURS 6308
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    NURS 6308 - TRANSITIONS IN PROFESSIONAL NURSING II

    [3 Credits]
    Focuses on critical thinking skills applies to clinical nursing practice and application of theory from Transitions in Professional Nursing I. Prerequisites. Completion of all required courses designated on the RN-MN plan of studies. Corequisite NURS 6307
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    NURS 6310 - ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST: HEALTH PROMOTION

    [4 Credits]
    The Adult Health Nursing I course is the first in a series of courses preparing the student for the role of an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. The course explores topics related to the care of the adult such as development, cultural diversity, stages of wellness/illness, nursing assessment and diagnosis. The topics focus on assisting adult patients with health promotion and disease prevention. Content emphasizes theory, research, and interventions related to stress/coping/adaptation, health perception/health management, and roles and relationships. There is also an introduction to the role of an adult health clinical nurse specialist and professional standards governing advanced practice from the National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists and the American Nurses Association. Emphasis is on the patient/client sphere and nurses and nursing practice sphere of influence. Clinical experiences occur in the acute care setting where students develop basic clinical expertisewith a selected population of adult patients. [120 hours practicum]. Prerequisites or Corequisites: NURS 6305 and BIOS 6221.
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    NURS 6311 - ADULT-GERONTOLOGY CLINICAL NURSE SPECIALIST ACUTE CARE

    [4 Credits]
    Adult Health Nursing II is the second in a series of courses preparing the student for the role of an Adult Health Clinical Nurse Specialist. It builds upon prior coursework in advanced practice nursing theory and practice. The course explores the consultation and teaching roles of the adult health clinical nurse specialist in the acute care setting. Emphasis is on the patient/client sphere and nurses and nursing practice sphere of influence. Topics relevant to standards of care are utilized such as those from a variety of nursing specialty organizations, core measures, national guidelines, and various Institute of Medicine Reports. Emphasis is on theories, research, and interventions related to selected nursing diagnoses. There is development in the skills of clinical decision making, ethical practice, and interprofessional communication. Innovative evidence-based interventions are designed in consultation with unit based nurses and leadership to improve nursing practice and thus, patient outcomes. Clinical experiences occur in an acute care setting where the student displays increased clinical expertise with a selected population of adult patients and critically analyzes clinical practice for areas of improvement. [120 hour practicum] Prerequisite: NURS 6310. Prerequisites or Corequisites: HLSC 6410, NURS 6315. Corequisite: NURS 6303.
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