Third Year Courses and Descriptions

Nursing 320-Adult Nursing I
Focuses on care of adults, particularly older adults, in need of risk reduction and health maintenance in varied clinical settings.  Integration of sociocultural, legal, ethical, and economic factors that influence illness care are applied to provide patient-centered care. Includes use of informatics to inform clinical practice.  Prerequisites: Nursing 218 and 280. Offered each fall semester.

Nursing 330-Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
Provides care to individuals with mental illness in acute and community-based settings.  Emphasis placed on inter-disciplinary collaboration, application of psychopharmacologic and therapeutic treatment principles, and use of integrated biopsychosocial theories.  Application of the process of nursing expands the student's ability to address mental health needs across the lifespan in all clinical settings.  Prerequisites: N218 and N280.  Offered each fall semester.

Nursing 360-Child and Adolescent Nursing
Delivers care to children in a variety of settings by using evidence-based interventions that support children and their families in coping with multiple demands of childhood health and illness.  Nursing interventions adapted for this population include specialized technologies needed to assist families caring for ill children.  Prerequisites: N320 and N330.  Offered each spring.

Nursing 380-Adult Nursing II
Expands clinical judgment in the care of adults in need of health maintenance, as well as acute and chronic disease management in acute care settings.  Develops nursing role by integrating previous learning with evidence-based practice to design care for patients especially those with co-morbidities.  Pre-requisites: N320 and N330.  Offered each spring.

Nursing 385-Research in Nursing Practice
Develop skills to read, evaluate, and synthesize research essential to providing evidence-based practice in the clinical setting.  Scientific inquiry within the discipline of nursing is introduced by examining the relationships among  conceptual, empirical, and analytic processes of research.  Opportunities to critique empirical data for health care issues are provided.  Prerequisite: Junior Standing.  Offered annually.