Course Descriptions

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

NRSG211 (2)
Nursing Pharmacology I
Beginning nursing knowledge related to pharmacology, medication administration, and related monitoring of therapeutic and non-therapeutic patient response that builds a foundation for safe practice. Fall

NRSG212 (3)
Nursing Pharmacology II
A continuation of pharmacology principles that examines major classifications of medications. Focuses on uses, dosages, therapeutic and non-therapeutic effects, interactions, and nursing interventions. Prerequisite: NRSG211 or permission of the Department of Nursing. Fall

NRSG215 (1)
Introduction to Professional Nursing Concepts
Introduces students to nursing history, mission, standards, language, and critical thinking, and applies principles from the Department of Nursing conceptual framework, "Restoration to the Image of God," along with other key nursing concepts. Must be taken spring semester of freshman year. Fall

NRSG216 (5)
Fundamentals of Nursing Theory and Practice
Integrates the nursing process into basic nursing skills, medication administration, and assessment of the adult client; with special emphasis on older adults. Includes 2 credits theory and 2 credits practicum. Prerequisites: BIOL221, 222, PSYC301, FDNT230, PSYC101, NRSG215 or permission of the Department of Nursing. Falll

NRSG240 (4)
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
Presents the nurse's role in facilitation of mental health and prevention, assessment and management of mental illness. Includes 3 credits theory and 1 credits practicum. Prerequisites: NRSG211, 216, PSYC101 or permission of the Department of Nursing. Spring

NRSG305 (3)
Health Assessment
Introduces theoretical and practical skills for performing a focused and comprehensive health assessment. Emphasizes data collection for recognition of normal findings and common variations throughout the life span, and use of nursing diagnoses to describe areas needing restoration. Includes 2 credits theory and 1 credit lab. Prerequisites: NRSG216 or RN, LPN or permission of the Department of Nursing. Spring

NRSG315 (3)
Pathophysiology
Explores physiological adaptations and changes that occur due to chronic and acute illnesses. Provides etiology of disease states to use as a basis for nursing interventions. Prerequisites: BIOL221, 222. Fall

NRSG320 (3)
Professional Nursing Concepts for the RN
Introduces and applies principles from the Department of Nursing conceptual framework, "Restoration to the Image of God," along with other key nursing concepts, and bridges educational preparation and role expectation of the associate degreee nurse for functioning at the professional level. Must be taken during the first year of schooling by BS-completion students.  Fall

NRSG331 (5)
Medical-Surgical: Community-based Nursing
Integrates and applies the nursing process to prevent disease, and promote, restore, or maintain health for adult clients and their families in community-based settings. Includes 3 credits theory and 2 credit practicum. Prerequisites: NRSG211, 240, 305, 315. Fall

NRSG332 (6)
Medical-Surgical: Critical Care Nursing

Integrates and applies the nursing process to restore health, manage disease, and/or provide end-of-life care for adult clients and their families with acute medical-surgical conditions, in acute and critical-care settings. Includes 4 credits theory and 2 credits practicum. Prerequisite: NRSG331. Spring

NRSG366 (1)
Complementary Wellness and Restoration I
Introduces the use of complementary therapies in disease prevention, and health promotion and maintenance towards restoration of clients, families and communities. Specific attention is given to the eight natural laws of health. Fall

NRSG406 (2)
Comprehensive Overview I
Review of nursing knowledge to serve as preparation of pre-licensure students for the NCLEX. Prerequisite: NRSG332; Corequisites: NRSG430, 440. Fall

NRSG408 (2)
Families in Stress and Crisis
Utilizes family systems and other theories as a basis for understanding family functioning. Prepares the students to be able to assess and intervene with families experiencing stress and/or crises. Prerequisites: NRSG331 or permission of the Department of Nursing. Fall

NRSG414 (3)
Critical Care Nursing
Focuses on the needs of clients with life-threatening conditions in an acute care setting; which may present in multiple body systems. Special needs of pediatric and elderly clients addressed as well. Prerequisites: NRSG332 for NCLEX preparatory students, NRSG315. Fall

NRSG418 (3)
Leadership in Nursing
Provides opportunity for the student to gain knowledge in nursing leadership. Promotes the utilization of restorative principles in leadership theory and practice. Prepares students for leadership roles in all areas of nursing, and instills the pursuit of lifelong learning and professional development. Prerequisites: NRSG320, 332. Fall

NRSG430 (4)
The Childbearing Family
Emphasizes restorative and evidence-based nursing care of the childbearing family throughout preconception, pregnancy, postpartum, and the neonatal period with an added focus on women's health issues. Includes 3 credits theory and 1 credit practicum. Prerequisites: NRSG332, PSYC301. Fall

NRSG438 (2)

Intercultural Mission Service in Nursing
*Field service credit requirements are met in this class.  Prepares students to apply principles of the Andrews University Department of Nursing conceptual framework, “Restoration to the Image of God,” while providing Christian nursing care and service in a worldwide context. Course includes principles and preparation for intercultural nursing practice.  Prerequisite(s): NRSG 430, NRSG 440; or NRSG 414. Fall

NRSG440 (4)
The Developing Child
Emphasizes an evidence-based nursing practice in both the maintenance
and restorative health needs of the growing and developing child, from newborn through adolescence. Includes 3 credits theory and 1 credit practicum. Prerequisites: NRSG332, PSYC301. Fall

NRSG445 (2-3)
Nursing Research
Provides foundational concepts on the research process and steps for utilizing research with the focus being on evidence based practice. introduces nursing perspectives related to critical thinking, scientific methods, ethical concerns, and search techniques necessary to the research process. Prerequisites: NRSG331 or 320 or permission of the Department of Nursing. (BS Completion students take the class for 3 credits.) Spring

NRSG450 S (4)
Community Nursing
* Field service credit requirements are met in this class. Focuses on community as the primary client, in contrast with community as the setting for individual care. Students consider factors affecting the well-being, function, and/or existence of the community and its response to those problems. Includes 2 credits theory and 2 credits practicum. Prerequisites: NRSG430, 440 or 414. Spring

NRSG466 (2-3)
Complementary Wellness and Restoration II
An in-depth exploration of complementary therapies that can be utilized in conjunction with traditional therapies to assist clients with a chronic illness or high acuity need towards restoration to the image of God in wellness, health maintenance and disease management. Prerequisites: NRSG366, 414 or permission of the Department of Nursing. (BS Completion students take the class for 3 credits.) Spring

NRSG 478 (0)

Study Tour

Travel to selected areas combined with lectures, directed readings, projects and assignments. The amount of credit and the geographic area are designated at the time a study tour is announced. Fee may be required.
 

NRSG480 (3)
Senior Nursing Internship
A capstone practicum that integrates nursing skills and knowledge with principles of daily practice. Takes place in acute care settings where the student manages groups of clients in conjunction with a preceptor (120 clock hours). Inlcudes 1 credit seminar and 2 credits practicum. Prerequisites NRSG414, 430, 440 Corequisite NRSG450. Spring

NRSG495 (1)
Independent Study____________


GRADUATE COURSES

NRSG510 (2)
Christian Ministry
Explores spiritual needs within the context of health and illness and the incorporation of spiritual beliefs into the plan of care. Includes an assessment of how the client and one’s own individual spirituality affects health care behaviors. Spring

NRSG515 (3)
Teaching Strategies
Explores the knowledge and competencies needed to develop and apply evidence based innovative teaching strategies in the classroom and clinical settings. Strategies for distance and web-based learning are also included. Spring

NRSG517 (3)
Health Care Systems
Examines the organizational structure of health-care systems in the United States and other countries. Alternative approaches for the delivery of health care are compared with consideration of quality-related, economical, and ethical concerns. Fall

NRSG530 (3)
Health Promotion/Disease Prevention
Explores theories of health promotion and disease prevention at the advanced practice level with emphasis on patient education, epidemiology, health beliefs, and the seven laws of health. Fall

NRSG548 (3)
Advanced Pathophysiology
An in-depth study of select pathophysiology concepts which will enable nurses to critically evaluate therapeutic strategies for maintenance and achievement of restoration. Age-related and ethnic variations will be explored. Spring

NRSG555 (2)
Advanced Health Assessment
Develop advanced assessment skills necessary to teach the skills to others as they restore clients of various ethnic groups to health and identify risk factors for illness of particular cultural groups. Prerequisites: NRSG510, 517, 548, 638. Fall

NRSG580 (2)
Nursing Theory and Application
Examines theories and conceptual frameworks of nursing, ethics, leadership, models for providing care, and Restoration to the Image of God in regards to advanced practice of nursing. Explores feasibility, conceptual integrity, and congruence with personal values. Prerequisites: NRSG510, 517, 638. Fall

NRSG638 (2)
Interpersonal Dynamics
Provides graduate nursing students with advanced knowledge related to underlying interpersonal concepts, skills, and practical approaches specifically for relationship building, effective communication, facilitation of informed decision-making, conflict awareness and management, crisis intervention, constructive feedback, and delivery of potentially disturbing information; in academic, health care, and community-based settings. Fall

NRSG655 (3)
Research Utilization
Prepares the student to critically evaluate research studies and to design strategies for integrating or utilizing research to guide and develop an evidence based practice specific to their anticipated advanced practice role. Prerequisites: NRSG510, 517, 580, 638, 658, 660. Spring

NRSG658 (2)
Learning Theory and Health Teaching
Provides advanced practice nurses with evidence based knowldege regarding educational theories and their application in academic and clinical settings for successful instruction and teaching of clients, community, nursing students and other healthcare professionals. Prerequisites: NRSG510, 517, 638. Fall

NRSG660 (2)
Curricular Development
Provides students with knowledge related to analysis, development or design, and re-design or improvement, and evaluation of client, student, or professional nursing curricula. Instruction on principles and procedures for curricular development will be addressed. Prerequisites: NRSG510, 517, 638. Fall

NRSG665 (3)
Nursing Education Outcomes
Students are provided information on methods for assessing overall educational outcomes, such as the individual patient education, classroom instruction, and in providing continuing education units for professional nurses. Prerequisites: NRSG510, 517, 580, 638, 658, 660. Spring

NRSG668 (2)
Roles in Nursing Education
Explores the various teaching and faculty roles that impinge upon the nurse educator. An understanding of the requirements of scholarship activities such as clinical currency, academic productivity, and teaching expertise are examined. Prerequisites: NRSG510, 517, 580, 638, 658, 660. Spring

NRSG670 (0)
Project Continuation
Student may register for this title while clearing deferred grade (DG) and/or incomplete (I) courses with advisor approval only. Registration for this title indicates full-time status.

NRSG675 (0)
Program Continuation
Students may register for this non-credit continuation course to maintain active status. For additional information on active status, plase refer to p.51 in the bulletin/ Registration does not indicate full-time status.

NRSG680 (4)
Teaching Practicum
Provides the student with the opportunity to utilize knowledge gained in the nursing-education courses, in a nursing-focused educational experience of their choosing. A total of 300 clock hours are required. Prerequisites: NRSG510, 517, 527, 548, 555, 580, 638, 655, 658, 660, 665, 668. Fall

NRSG690 (1-3)
Independent Study __________

NRSG698 (1-2)
Research Utilization Project
Requires the student to use a recognized research utilization model to develop an evidence-based Nursing Education project. Prerequisite or corequisite: NRSG655.

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