Nursing Courses

NURS G364 Health Assessment 3 crs.

This emphasis of this course is on providing the student with tools of assessment to appraise the health of individuals. Knowledge of biological sciences is used within the context of the nursing process to develop skill in systematic assessment of clients in all phases of the life cycle.

NURS G379 Leadership:  Quality & Patient Safety 3 crs.
This course emphasizes the role of nurse leaders in professional nursing practice and provides an introduction to the theory and practice of nursing leadership and management. The emphasis is on understanding the key components of the leadership/management process which include critical thinking, communicating effectively, handling conflict, delegating successfully, controlling resources, improving quality and safety and leading change. The focus is on the nursing role of leader/manager in practice settings and improving the quality and safety of patient populations.

NURS G384 Spirituality in Health and Illness 3 crs.
The Jesuit Catholic tradition emphasizes the role of spirituality and faith in shaping the person. This course explores the relationship between spirituality and nursing and focuses on spiritual assessment of a diverse client population across the lifespan. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse in providing spiritual and nursing care. Key concepts explored in the course include; spiritual well-being, end-of-life issues, hospice, palliative care and bereavement.

NURS G452 Research and Evidence-based Practice 3 crs.
This course is an introduction to nursing research. Emphasis is placed on understanding how to search for research information, analyze and utilize research findings in the practice setting. The outcome of the course is for the student to become an informed consumer of research. Key concepts discussed in the course include the research process, evidenced-based practice and research utilization. 
Prerequisite: Statistics

NURS G468 Advanced Topics 3 crs.
This course focuses on selected nursing topics (e.g. Spanish for Health-Care; Genetics)

NURS G482 Issues in Professional Practice 3 crs.
This course is designed to assist in the transition of the student to the role of the B.S.N. prepared professional nurse in a health care setting. Emphasis is placed on professional communication and current professional and health care issues that impact the professional nurse practicing in a contemporary healthcare environment.

NURS G483 Population Health 3 crs.
This course focuses on the delivery of population-focused nursing care to aggregates, communities, or population groups. Emphasis is placed on health promotion and disease prevention of population groups and the nurse’s role in improving the population health of specified groups.

NURS G485 Information Management & Patient Care Technology 3 crs.
This course provides an overview of nursing informatics and the role of the nurse in managing health care information in a heath care setting.  Emphasis is placed on the application of technology and information management to support clinical decision-making that improves patient care outcomes.  Key concepts explored in the course include history of healthcare informatics, basic informatics concepts, current issues, and health information management applications.

NURS G486 Introduction to Health Care Delivery 3 crs.
This course provides the student with an introduction to health care delivery systems, health policy and policy formation, finances, and health care outcomes in the U.S. system.  Emphasis is placed on improving delivery of care to population and vulnerable groups.  Current trends and issues in the health care delivery system and nursing will be discussed.