Nursing Course Descriptions

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NSG 2200 - Holistic Approaches to Pro NSG - 6 cr.
Introduces the student to holistic nursing care of individuals including initiating and maintaining a therapeutic relationship and utilizing the holistic nursing process with clients in clinical settings. Focus is on health promotion and disease prevention in individuals across the lifespan. Prerequisites: BIO 2110, Acceptance into Nursing Major.

Prerequisite Course: PSY 3341


NSG 3125 - RN toBS Nursing Introduction - 0 cr.
This non-credit, required orientation course presents an overview of the learning process in the online learning environment. The course introduces the RN to BS nursing student to all aspects of the program, including college and nursing program information, Blackboard (online course platform), CSS Google email and other necessary information needed for students to be successful in the RN to BS Nursing track.


NSG 3200 - Holistic Approach/Hlth Transis - 7 cr.
This course introduces the student to the practice of holistic nursing care for individuals and families experiencing transitions in health status. Concepts are applied in a variety of clinical settings. Prerequisites: NSG 2200. Co-requisites: NSG 3225, BIO/HSC 3020.

Prerequisite Courses: BIO 3020, NSG 2200


NSG 3225 - Hlth Transitions - Holistic - 2 cr.
This course will engage the student in simulation activities which continue to develop critical thinking skills by advancing assessment techniques and nursing interventions with clients experiencing health transitions. Prerequisite: NSG 2200. Co-requisite: NSG 3200, BIO/ HSC 3020.

Prerequisite Courses: BIO 3020, NSG 2200, NSG 3200


NSG 3300 - Holistic Nursing Approaches - 7 cr.
Introduces the student to holistic nursing care of individuals including initiating and maintaining a therapeutic relationship and utilizing the holistic nursing process with clients in clinical settings. Focus is on health promotion and disease prevention in individuals across the lifespan. Prerequisites: BIO 2110, Acceptance into Nursing Major. Clinicals will include a major medical/surgical rotation as well as minor clinicals in OB and Community Mental Health. NOTE: Clinical day is on Thursdays and all students may have an evening clinical rotation and so should schedule accordingly.

Prerequisite Courses: NSG 3200, NSG 3220, NSG 3325, NSG 3335


NSG 3325 - Acute and Chronic Illness - 2 cr.
This course will engage the student in simulation activities which continue to develop critical thinking skills by advancing assessment techniques and nursing interventions with clients experiencing acute and chronic illness. Prerequisites: NSG 3200, 3225, HSC 3020. Corequisites: NSG 3300, 3335.

Prerequisite Courses: HSC 3020, NSG 3200, NSG 3225, NSG 3300, NSG 3335


NSG 3335 - Evidence Based Practice - 1 cr.
This course introduces the student to evidence-based nursing practice and the role of the professional nurse as a consumer of research. Corequisites: PSY 3331or PSY 2335, NSG 3300, 3325.

Prerequisite Courses: NSG 3300, NSG 3325, PSY 2335, PSY 3331


NSG 3355 - Research, Evidence-Based Pract - 4 cr.
This course emphasizes the role of the nurse as a critical consumer of research findings for the purpose of improving nursing practice. Students explore the relationships between nursing research and evidence-based practice, as well as the impact that information technology has on nursing practice. An opportunity to utilize an electronic medical record will be provided during this course.


NSG 3361 - Dimensions Professional NSG - 4 cr.
Presents an overview of professional nursing practice, focusing on the roles and characteristics of the baccalaureate nurse that are requisite in a changing health care delivery system. Theory and philosophy of nursing will be emphasized and historical perspectives that have had an impact on the profession explored.


NSG 3472 - Nursing Issues and Analysis - 3 cr.
Description coming soon.

Prerequisite Course: NSG 3361


NSG 3600 - Introduction to Nursing Practice - 5 cr.
This course introduces the nursing student to critical thinking, assessment and nursing interventions required by the professional nurse to safely and effectively care for individuals, families and communities in a holistic manner. Pre- or Co-requisite: Acceptance into the Post Baccalaureate Nursing Program; all prerequisite courses have been completed. Taken concurrently with NSG 3645 and 3660.


NSG 3645 - Professional Nursing I - 2 cr.
Introduces concepts related to professional nursing at the baccalaureate level including nursing roles, holistic nursing, patient centered care, evidence based practice, patient safety and quality improvement. This is a foundational course for students to begin examining nursing issues affecting health care today.

Prerequisite Courses: BIO 3020, NSG 3545, NSG 3565, NSG 3567, NSG 3570


NSG 3660 - Health Transitions I - 0-4 cr.
This course is an introduction to health promotion, disease prevention, acute and chronic illness and interdisciplinary clinical practice concepts. The clinical component will take place in the acute care setting. Pre- or Co-requisites: Acceptance to Post Baccalaureate Nursing Program; all prerequisite courses have been completed. Taken concurrently with NSG 3600 and 3645.

Prerequisite Courses: BIO 3020, NSG 3545, NSG 3565, NSG 3567, NSG 3570


NSG 3777 - Independent Study - 0-4 cr.
Topics.


NSG 3845 - Professional Nursing II - 2 cr.
Builds on concepts related to professional nursing and role development at the baccalaureate level. Emphasis is on cultural competence, health care in rural environments, communication, and the interdisciplinary health care team. Pre or Co-requisites: Successful completion of NSG 3600, 3645 and 3660. Taken concurrently with NSG 3867, 3870 and 3871.


NSG 3867 - Evidence Based Practice - 1 cr.
This course introduces the nursing student to evidence-based practice and the role of the nurse as consumer of nursing research. Pre- & Co- requisite: Successful completion of NSG 3600, 3645 and 3660. Taken concurrently with NSG 3845, 3870 and 3871.


NSG 3870 - Health Transitions II - 7 cr.
This course builds on concepts related to health promotion, disease prevention, and interdisciplinary clinical practice in acute and chronic illness. This course also introduces the student to the practice of family nursing and its application in the clinical setting. Pre- & Co-requisites: Successful completion of NSG 3600, 3645 and 3660. Taken concurrently with NSG 3845, 3867 and 3871.


NSG 3871 - Integrative Lab I - 2 cr.
This course will engage the student in simulation and skills lab activities which develop critical thinking skills by advancing assessment techniques and nursing interventions with clients experiencing health transitions. Pre- & Co-requisites: Successful completion of all summer post baccalaureate accelerated nursing program courses. NSG 3845, 3867, and 3870 are co-requisites.

Prerequisite Courses: NSG 3600, NSG 3645, NSG 3660


NSG 4200 - Holistic NSG Approaches - 7 cr.
This course focuses on the practice of holistic nursing for individuals and families experiencing multi-system illness. Concepts are applied in a variety of clinical settings. Prerequisite: NSG 3300, 3325, 3335. Corequisite: NSG 4225, 4235, 4245.


NSG 4225 - Multi-System Illness - Holistic Nursing Interventions - 2 cr.
This course will engage the student in simulation activities which continue to develop critical thinking and professional nursing skills for care of clients experiencing multi-system illness. Prerequisite: NSG 3300, 3325, 3335. Co-requisite: NSG 4200, 4235, 4245.

Prerequisite Courses: NSG 4200, NSG 4235, NSG 4245


NSG 4235 - Public Health Nursing - 3 cr.
This course examines public health from local, national and global perspectives. Students will learn and apply public health principles in the holistic nursing care of populations. Corequisites: NSG 4200, 4225, 4343.

Prerequisite Courses: NSG 3300, NSG 3325, NSG 3335


NSG 4240 - Community as Client - 2 cr.
This course focuses on community assessment, resource finding and resource utilization. Students will apply the holistic caring process to a public health target population. Prerequisite: NSG 3300, 3325, 3331. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NSG 4235.

Prerequisite Courses: NSG 3300, NSG 3325, NSG 3331, NSG 4235


NSG 4343 - NSG Leadership & Management - 3 cr.
This course focuses on holistic leadership and management roles of the entry level baccalaureate nurse. Prerequisite: NSG 3300, 3325, 3335. Corequisites NSG 4200, 4225.

Prerequisite Courses: NSG 3300, NSG 3325, NSG 3331


NSG 4427 - Leadership Pract: Mentor I - 1 cr.
Nurtures leadership qualities and characteristics of senior nursing students while engaging them in mentoring groups of junior nursing students. Pre or corequisites: senior standing and pre-selected by instructor.


NSG 4428 - Leadership Pract: Mentor II - 0-2 cr.
Nurtures leadership qualities and characteristics of pre-selected senior nursing students. Students will engage in mentoring groups of junior nursing students. Pre or corequisites: senior standing and preselected by instructor.


NSG 4441 - ICU Practicum Elective - 3 cr.
This course is intended for the senior nursing baccalaureate student. Learning activities explore the critical care environment through theory and application. Students will learn theoretical knowledge and practice skills in critical care nursing.


NSG 4443 - Drug and Alcohol Addiction - 2 cr.
This course explores the effects of drug and alcohol addiction on individuals, families, and communities. Students will evaluate the nurse’s role in drug and alcohol dependency as it relates to treatment, prevention, and detoxification.


NSG 4445 - Perioperative Nursing Elective - 2 cr.
This course is intended for the senior baccalaureate nursing student. Students will learn the roles associated with the specialty of perioperative nursing, focused on the operative phase. The Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) standards of practice will provide the framework for learning in the classroom and clinical setting.


NSG 4446 - Holistic Nursing - 2 cr.
Examine holistic integrative healthcare systems. Students will explore integrative therapies effective for promoting healing in self and clients. Focus is on preparation for practice with sound knowledge of integrative therapies.


NSG 4447 - Transcultural Nursing: Belize Experience - 2 cr.
This is a service-learning elective in which students, through intensive experience applying principles of civic engagement and nursing knowledge, gain understanding of cultural differences and similarities between people of different cultures. Students use their skills and knowledge to help bring solutions to community-identified problems.


NSG 4448 - Gerontology Nursing Elective - 2 cr.
Introduces the nursing student to holistic nursing care of the older adult population. The student will explore the physical and psychosocial changes associated with aging, common geriatric syndromes, and evidence base concepts in the care of older adults.


NSG 4472 - Leadership in Nursing - 4 cr.
This course provides an analysis of historical and current issues affecting aspects of professional nursing practice. Professional nursing in a changing health care delivery system is examined from a leadership perspective. A personal, issue-related action plan will be developed and implemented.


NSG 4500 - Transition into Professional Nursing Practice - 6 cr.
This course will facilitate the transition from student to professional nurse. The student will be immersed in laboratory and preceptored clinical experiences which will continue to develop critical-thinking skills. This course will promote socialization into professional nursing practice. Prerequisite: NSG 4200, 4225, 4343.

Prerequisite Courses: NSG 4200, NSG 4225, NSG 4343


NSG 4555 - Nursing Internship - 0-4 cr.
Internship.


NSG 4570 - Community Health Nursing - 4 cr.
In this theory course, RN students will apply public health principles to nursing practice from a population-based individual, community and system level. This course examines public health from a local, national and global perspective. This course does not meet Minnesota Board of Nursing requirements for certification as a public health nurse. Certification requires the additional 1 credit clinical course, NSG 4571.


NSG 4571 - Community Health NSG Clinical - 1 cr.
This independent clinical course provides the RN student with a precepted clinical experience in a community-based agency. Successful completion of this clinical course, combined with NSG 4570 or public/community health theory based equivalent course, will meet the MN Board of Nursing requirements for certification as a public health nurse. (Optional)


NSG 4580 - Holistic Assessment in Nursing - 4 cr.
This course builds on assessment information from the associate degree/diploma level of nursing education. The holistic health assessment needs of culturally diverse, rural and unique populations are examined. Family assessment and environmental assessment are introduced.


NSG 4590 - RN to BS Portfolio Introduction - 4 cr.
Introduces the RN to BS student to the Nursing Portfolio guidelines and provides faculty guidance for completion of the four introductory portfolio objectives. Addresses critical thinking, the development of a personal philosophy of nursing, career planning, and the use of self-reflection in portfolio narratives.


NSG 4645 - Professional Nursing III ( WI ) - 2 cr.
This course continues to build on concepts related to the professional practice of nursing at the baccalaureate level with an emphasis on evolving nursing issues and professional development. Pre or Co-requisites: Successful completion of all previous Post Baccalaureate Nursing Program courses. Taken concurrently with NSG 4660, 4661 and 4674.

Prerequisite Courses: BIO 3020, NSG 3845, NSG 3867, NSG 3870


NSG 4660 - Health Transitions III - 7 cr.
This course focuses on the client with complex health needs. Students will demonstrate critical thinking in the management of care for multiple clients with complex health needs. Focus will be on providing holistic care to selected clients in rural settings. Pre- & Co-requisites: Successful completion of all previous Post Baccalaureate Nursing Program courses. Taken concurrently with NSG 4645, 4661 and 4674.

Prerequisite Courses: BIO 3020, NSG 3845, NSG 3867, NSG 3870


NSG 4661 - Integrative Lab II - 2 cr.
This course will engage the student in simulation and skills lab activities which develop critical thinking skills by advancing assessment techniques and nursing interventions with clients experiencing increasingly complex health transitions. Pre- & Co-requisites: Successful completion of all previous Post Baccalaureate Nursing Program courses. Taken concurrently with NSG 4645, 4660 and 4674.

Prerequisite Courses: BIO 3020, NSG 3845, NSG 3865, NSG 3867, NSG 3870, NSG 3871


NSG 4674 - Community Health - 3 cr.
In this course students will apply public health principles to nursing practice from a population-based individual, community and system level. This course examines public health from a local, national and global perspective. Pre- & Co-requisites: Successful completion of all previous Post Baccalaureate Nursing Program courses and BIO 3020. Taken concurrently with NSG 4645, 4660 and 4661.

Prerequisite Courses: BIO 3020, NSG 3845, NSG 3867, NSG 3870


NSG 4700 - HSC Interdisciplinary Leadersh - 2 cr.
This course focuses on specific leadership strategies of building respect and collaboration among members of health science disciplines through patient/client centered and ethical decision-making approaches. Students will have opportunities to develop skills to function as leaders representing their professions as part of an interdisciplinary team. Additionally, the ATHENS EHR System, which is a state-of-the-art electronic health record, will be used by students in this course to develop their confidence and competence with employing this type of clinical information technology in the practice of their profession. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.


NSG 4777 - Special Topics in Nursing - 0-4 cr.
Investigation of topics related to professional nursing.


NSG 4800 - Professional Nursing IV ( WI ) - 3 cr.
Builds on concepts related to the professional practice of nursing at the baccalaureate level with an emphasis on leadership, quality improvement, and professional development. Students apply the content and principles examined in Professional Nursing III for application in practice. The skill of writing is essential for student success as a professional nurse and leader. Students complete a series of writing assignments including position papers, reflective journaling, professional reports and presentation with an emphasis on audience adaptation, clarity of purpose, adequacy of support and correct format. Students also complete 45 hours of clinical working with a nurse in a leadership position.


NSG 4874 - Community as Client - 2 cr.
This course focuses on community assessment. Students will apply the holistic caring process to a public health target population. Pre- & Co-requisites: Successful completion of all previous Post Baccalaureate Nursing Program courses. Taken concurrently with NSG 4800 and 4880.


NSG 4880 - Nursing Capstone - 6 cr.
Concluding clinical course that immerses the student in an extended, precepted clinical experience to promote the transition from student to professional nurse. Pre or Co-requisites: Successful completion of all previous Post Baccalaureate Nursing Program courses. Taken concurrently with NSG 4800 and 4874.


NSG 4990 - RN to BS NSG Portfolio Continu - 0 cr.
This course allows the RN student to maintain active student status, until the RN to BS Nursing Portfolio is complete and all graduation requirements have been met. A course fee will be attached to this course


NSG 4998 - RN to BS Nursing Portfolio - 16 cr.
The RN to BS Nursing Portfolio allows the RN student an opportunity to obtain nursing credits for the major based on prior RN experience. Graduation requirements mandate the completion of 20 credits for the nursing portfolio.


NSG 4999 - Independent Study - 0-4 cr.
With faculty approval and advisement, self-directed student planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting of an independent learning experience focused on professional nursing.