2022-23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

School of Nursing Course Descriptions Nursing (NSG) NSG-1000 Member of Nursing Profession –Fa, Sp, Su 2 hours An introduction to and application of professional nursing roles within the U.S. and global healthcare systems. Includes discussion of ways of thinking, professional ethics, Christian values, and factors that motivate and influence Christian nurses. As members of the profession, students are introduced to the use of information management skills, concepts of care, and the culture of the profession from a biblical and Christian framework. (Fee: $150) NSG-1050 Health Promotion and Wellness –Fa, Sp, Su 3 hours Through course content, theories of health and wellness are explored as foundational concepts of the professional nursing role. Students are introduced to the principles of nutrition, culture and diversity, development across the lifespan, and multi-dimensional nursing care. The development of a biblical worldview related to health and wholeness is emphasized. Prerequisite: NSG-1000 Member of Nursing Profession or by permission of instructor; corequisite: NSG-1055 Experiences in Health Promotion. (Fee: $150) NSG-1055 Experiences in Health Promotion– Sp, Su 1 hour Clinical and laboratory experiences provide the student with opportunities to apply concepts of health promotion, wellness, nutrition, communication, hygiene, sleep, exercise, and safety to the care of patients and families. Prerequisites: NSG-1000 Member of Nursing Profession; corequisite: NSG-1050 Health Promotion and Wellness; or permission of instructor. (Fee $150) NSG-1170 Cross-Cultural Motivation –Fa, Sp, Su 1 hour This course is designed to have students explore and understand their own cultural beliefs and values, in order to begin the process of becoming culturally responsive nurses in a variety of healthcare settings. Students will learn how to articulate their worldview of nursing, the constructs of the nursing metaparadigm, and how to begin viewing nursing as a ministry for Christ. NSG-2000 Roles in Disease Prevention –Fa , Su 4 hours Principles of disease prevention are explored as foundational concepts of the professional role, emphasizing safety, communication, infection control, nutrition, stress, coping, anxiety, and grief. The course focuses on the development of systematic approaches to individual health and physical assessment, and documentation of findings using appropriate technology in both laboratory and clinical settings. Prerequisite: GBIO-2010 Human Anatomy and Physiology or by permission of instructor. (Fee: $300) NSG-2050 Roles in Disease Management –Fa, Sp 4 hours An introduction to the concepts of pathophysiology and disease management as they are used to provide nursing care to patients across the lifespan. Focus is on the use of a broad range of psychomotor skills required to intervene on behalf of clients with pathophysiologic imbalances in health. Students begin to develop the professional role of provider of care within the contexts of disease, ethics, diversity, evidence, personal values, and critical reasoning both in the laboratory and clinical settings. Prerequisite: GBIO-2210 Principles of Microbiology; CHEM-1000 Principles of Chemistry; GBIO-2015 Anatomy and Physiology II; NSG-2000 Roles in Disease Prevention; or by permission of instructor. (Fee: $300) NSG-2170 Cross-Cultural Awareness –Fa, Sp, Su 1 hour This course is designed to explore the nursing metaparadigm’s concept of culture; developing the student’s ability to observe, engage, and connect with a culture other than a student’s own. The students will learn how to, with beginning proficiency, assess and explore their own cultural biases in order to better understand both their and other culture’s nuisances, values, and beliefs. NSG-2200 Cross-Cultural Interactions –Sp 1 hour Cross-cultural interactions are planned and purposeful experiences designed to gain information and understanding of missions and/or cross-cultural nursing. Prerequisite: permission of instructor . NSG-2800 Special Topics in Nursing –Fa, Sp 1–3 hours Selected topics in nursing at the 2000-level that will complement existing 1000- and 2000-level courses to expose students to topics not taught in previous course work. The specifics of the course are determined by the faculty of the School of Nursing at the request of the student. Prerequisites: permission of associate dean for undergraduate nursing program and instructor. (Fee: $50 if lab component) NSG-3000 Care of Ill Adults –Fa, Sp, Su 6 hours Focus is on common physiological imbalances of adults and nursing care required to restore or promote health balances across the five dimensions. Critical thinking, assessment, and communication skills consistent with biblical principles will be utilized to manage information and provide culturally appropriate care. Students will demonstrate competency in technical skills and the professional nursing role within the clinical setting. Prerequisite: Junior nursing major status. (Fee: $300) NSG-3010 Care of Women and Newborns –Fa, Sp 6 hours Course content and clinical experiences provide the student with the opportunity to facilitate the health balance of women and the childbearing family across the five dimensions. Students interact to support family members in their changing roles as they manage resources in response to new demands. Cultural implications for care of the childbearing family are presented. Prerequisite: Junior nursing major status. (Fee: $300) NSG-3030 Care of Children –Fa, Sp 6 hours The research process is studied as an evidence-based approach to the investigation of nursing and healthcare problems. Basic elements of the research process, including ethical issues, are included and applied to research, research summaries, and clinical practice guidelines. Students evaluate strength of evidence for application to nursing practice. Prerequisite: Junior nursing major status. (Fee: $300) NSG-3050 6 hours Behavioral and Mental Healthcare –Fa, Sp, Su Introduces aspects of developing therapeutic relationships involving one-to-one and group interactions to achieve client-focused and professional goals. Focus is on effective communication as a member of the profession and provider of care. Using a Christian worldview, students analyze frameworks for promoting and restoring healthy relationships. Students participate in integration of care with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team in a variety of settings. Emphasis is on imbalances in thinking, emotions, and behaviors that interfere with individual and group processes and require external intervention to promote balance. Prerequisite: PYCH-1600 General Psychology; Junior nursing major status. (Fee: $300) NSG-3110 Pharmacology –Fa, Sp 3 hours Pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, and pharmacotherapeutics of major drug categories are discussed as they are used to restore health balance. Special emphasis is given to the ways in which pharmacological agents may create new health demands. Nursing actions to prevent or minimize these demands are discussed. Prerequisites: GBIO-2210 Principles of Microbiology; CHEM-1000 Principles of Chemistry; GBIO-2015 Human Anatomy and Physiology II; NSG-2000 Roles in Disease Prevention; permission of instructor. (Fee: $150) 2022–23 Undergraduate Academic Catalog Page 293 Course Descriptions NSG-1000 – NSG-3110 NURSING