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Description of Courses

NU 106 Non-Drug Therapeutics 3 hours
This elective course is intended to teach persons simple remedies and treatments thatcan be used in the home. The principles underlying the effects of the treatment methodsare examined, and common symptoms and illnesses that respond to these treatments arecovered. It is not expected that the information given in this course will take the place of theservices of physicians or other health-care professionals.
 
NU 110 Introduction to Nursing 3 hours
This course provides an introduction to biblical and Seventh-day Adventist principles of health,and to the philosophy and conceptual framework of the Oakwood University Department ofNursing. Taught from a critical thinking perspective, this writing intensive course will alsoinclude nursing history and trends, medical terminology, and an introduction to legal andethical issues in health care.
 
NU 111 Health Promotion and Environmental Health 3 hours
This course focuses on theories, concepts, and the appropriate technology related to healthand health promotion, with emphasis on biblical and Seventh-day Adventist principles. Itconcentrates on factors that influence health and strategies that enhance the care of individualsand communities through the promotion of healthy lifestyle habits and a healthy environment.Basic knowledge related to environmental health will be incorporated (e.g., assessment andreferral, advocacy, environmental justice, risk communication, legislation, and regulation).Prerequisites: NU 110; admission to nursing program.
 
NU 210 Fundamentals and Skills 3 hours
This course introduces the student to professional nursing skills used in basic healthassessment and patient care procedures performed in a variety of health care settings acrossthe life span. Patient-related developmental, psychosocial, and environmental factors thatindividualize nursing care will be addressed. Prerequisites: NU 110.
 
NU 211 Assessment and Skills II 3 hours
This course further develops professional nursing assessment and performance skillsintroduced in NU 210 Fundamentals and Skills, with an emphasis on appropriate technologyfor health promotion, protection, and restoration across the life span. Interpersonal andcommunication skills are emphasized. Prerequisites: NU 110, NU 111, NU 210.
 
NU 212 Pharmacology for Nursing 2 hours
A study of the principles of pharmacology and the roles and responsibilities of the nurse indrug administration will be emphasized in this course. A survey of the major drug categorieswill provide a foundation for the specific pharmacological applications in each clinical course.Prerequisites: BI 111 and BI 112, CH 101 and CH 102, 100 level nursing courses, MA 101 orMA 108. Non-nursing majors by permission of instructor.
 
NU 213 Professional Foundations of Nursing Practice 3 hours
The course is an orientation to the role of the professional nurse. Content includes the definitionand scope of nursing practice, history of the nursing profession, and functions of other healthcare professionals, contemporary issues, and trends in nursing and health care. Prerequisite:100 level nursing courses.
 
NU 214 Nursing Performance I 1 hour
This clinical course provides opportunities for the development of professional nursing skillswith emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, health restoration, and beginninghealth assessment and nursing procedures in a variety of health care settings. Prerequisites:FS 131, NU 210, and 100 level nursing courses. Corequisite: NU 211.
 
NU 330 Pathophysiology 3 hours
This course is the study of the physiologic changes that occur as a result of disease processesand functions of the body. Alterations, the mechanisms involved, and their manifestationsas signs, symptoms, and physical and laboratory findings are examined in order to providethe common bond linking microbiology, chemistry, anatomy, and biochemistry to clinicalpractice. Prerequisites: BI 111 and BI 112, BI 221, CH 101 and CH 102. Non-nursing majorsby permission of instructor.
 
NU 331 Adult and Gerontological Nursing I (W) 3 hours
This course focuses on professional nursing principles for the promotion, maintenance, andrestoration of health for young, middle, and older adults. Contemporary health issues andconcerns of these age groups will be studied with emphasis on developmental stages, healthpromotion practices, impact of illness, spiritual dimensions, and cultural diversity. A multisectoralapproach will be used to study socio-economics and the ethical and legal issuesthat affect adult health. Prerequisites: 200 level nursing and cognate courses. Corequisites:NU 212.
 
NU 332 Mental Health Nursing (W) 3 hours
This course addresses the use of mental health nursing principles to promote, maintain, andrestore optimum functioning for patients with neuropsychiatric disorders. It builds on conceptsof behavior and interpersonal and communication skills learned in prior nursing courses.Emphasis is placed upon psychotherapeutic and psychopharmacological interventions, aswell as the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders. Prerequisites: 200 level nursing courses,NU 331, NU 333, NU 334, NU 335.
 
NU 333 Nursing Performance II 2 hours
This clinical course provides opportunities for the implementation of professional nursing careto facilitate health promotion, maintenance, and restoration for adult clients in a variety ofsettings, including mental health experiences. Prerequisites: 200 level nursing and cognatecourses. Corequisites: NU 330, NU 331, NU 332, NU 334.
 
NU 334 Nursing Informatics 3 hours
This course will provide a basic introduction to nursing informatics (the combination of nursingscience, computer science, and information science) that will enable the student to workeffectively using nursing information systems for patient assessment and evaluation and thedelivery and management of patient care. Prerequisites: 200 level nursing courses.
 
NU 335 Transcultural Nursing (W) 3 hours
This course provides an opportunity for the student to examine the way in which values,beliefs, and cultural practices affect health and illness among individuals, families, groups,and communities. Prerequisites: 200 level nursing courses.
 
NU 336 Research in Nursing (W) 3 hours
This course is designed to introduce the student to principles and methods of research tobe utilized in developing a nursing research project. The research process is introducedculminating in completion of a research proposal. Basic skills for evaluating research andmeans of utilizing research findings to incorporate them into practice are explored. Emphasisis placed on the ethical/legal principles of scientific research. Prerequisites: 200 level nursingcourses, PY 307, or permission of instructor.
 
NU 338 Nursing Performance III (W) 4 hours
This clinical course provides opportunities for the implementation of professional nursing careto facilitate health promotion, maintenance, restoration and leadership for individuals acrossthe life span and their families in hospital and community-based settings. Prerequisites: NU330, NU 331, NU 332, NU 333, NU 334. Corequisites: NU 335, NU 336.
 
NU 339 Adult and Gerontological Nursing II (W) 3 hours
This course focuses on advanced nursing principles for the promotion, maintenance, andrestoration of health for young, middle, and older adults. Contemporary health issues andconcerns of these age groups will be studied with emphasis on developmental stages, impactof illness, spiritual dimensions, and cultural diversity. A multi-sectoral approach will be used tostudy socio-economics and the ethical and legal issues that affect adult health. Prerequisites:NU 335, NU 336, NU 337, NU 338. Corequisites: NU 412, NU 413.
 
NU 340 Transition to Professional Nursing 4 hours
The associate degree and diploma nurse are oriented to the roles of the baccalaureate nursethrough the exploration of professional issues. Students are introduced to the philosophy andconceptual framework of the bachelor of science program at Oakwood University. Theoreticalmodels are examined. This course provides a systematic and comprehensive approachto health assessment and decision making. Campus laboratory experiences are required.Prerequisite: admission to the BS completion option in nursing.
 
NU 350 International Nursing (W) 3-6 hours
This elective course provides the student an opportunity to gain theoretical and practicalknowledge of issues in international nursing practice. The student may elect to participate inthe didactic portion of the course only, or may engage in an overseas experience during thesummer.
 
NU 409 Nursing with Infants and Children (W) 3 hours
This course focuses on applying professional nursing principles in the promotion, maintenance,and restoration of health for infants, children, adolescents, and their families. Health issuesand nursing concerns of these age groups will be studied with emphasis on developmental
stages, family processes, health promotion practices, and social, cultural, and spiritualinfluences. Prerequisites: 300 level nursing courses.
 
NU 411 Community Health Nursing 3 hours
This course analyzes the multifaceted role of the community health nurse and the scope ofnursing practice in maximizing the health and wellness potential of individuals, families, groups,and communities through culturally appropriate nursing strategies. Basic principles of theepidemiological process related to health promotion, primary, secondary, and tertiary diseaseprevention are emphasized. Attention is given to the involvement of the professional nursein key ethical issues, and health policy formulation with a focus on vulnerable populations.Prerequisites: 300 level nursing courses, NU 409, NU 412, NU 413.
 
NU 412 Nursing With Women During Childbearing Years 3 hours
This course focuses on the promotion, maintenance, and restoration of health for womenduring the childbearing years, their newborns, and their families. It relates physiological,environmental, cultural, behavioral, and spiritual factors and issues that influence thereproductive woman and childbearing. Issues and trends in women’s health are addressedas well as professional nursing interventions. Prerequisites: 300 level nursing courses.Corequisites: NU 413.
 
NU 413 Nursing Performance IV (W) 4 hours
This clinical course provides opportunities for the implementation of professional nursingcare to facilitate health promotion, maintenance, and restoration to individuals, groups, andfamilies. The student will be expected to synthesize knowledge and use skills from previousand current courses in providing care with a beginning level of independence. The careof families during childbearing and childrearing years will be emphasized. Prerequisites:Successful completion of all junior level courses. Corequisites: NU 409, NU 412.
 
NU 414 Nursing Performance RN I (W) 2 hours
This clinical course provides opportunities for the implementation of professional nursing careto facilitate health promotion, maintenance, restoration and leadership for older adults andtheir families in hospital and community-based settings. Prerequisites: Completion of juniorlevel RN-BS courses. Corequisites: NU 412, Nursing elective.
 
NU 415 Gerontological Nursing (W) 3 hours
This course focuses on professional nursing principles for the promotion, maintenance, andrestoration of health for older adults. Contemporary health issues and concerns of this agegroup will be studied with emphasis on developmental changes, health promotion practices,impact of illness, spiritual dimensions, and cultural diversity. A multi-sectoral approach willbe used to study socio-economics and the ethical and legal issues that affect adult health.Prerequisites: Completion of junior level RN-BS courses. Corequisites: NU 414, NU 450.
 
NU 416 Management and Complex Medical-Surgical Nursing (W) 3 hours
This course focuses on the nursing care of young, middle, and older adult patients withcritical, complex disorders. This course will focus on the development of nursing leadership/management skills. Professional nursing knowledge and advanced psychomotor skills willbe utilized in the care of critically ill patients. Professional nursing principles for healthmaintenance and restoration adults will be addressed from a developmental perspective.Spiritual, cultural, ethical, legal, and socioeconomic factors will be considered. Managementconcepts will be operationalized using the patterns of knowing. Prerequisites: NU 412, NU413. Corequisites: NU 411, NU 417, NU 421.
 
NU 417 Nursing Performance V 3 hours
This clinical course provides opportunities to manage health care of individuals, families,groups, and communities requiring health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. Thestudent will practice leadership skills in a variety of settings. The student will be expectedto integrate knowledge from previous and current courses in the management of complex,leadership, and community nursing throughout the life span in leadership, communitynursing and the management of complex nursing situations. Prerequisites: NU 412, NU413. Corequisites: NU 411, NU 416.
 
NU 418 Nursing Performance RN II (W) 4 hours
This clinical course provides opportunities to manage health care of individuals, families,groups, and communities requiring health promotion, maintenance, and restoration. Thestudent will practice leadership skills in a variety of settings. The student will be expectedto integrate knowledge from previous and current courses in the management of complex,leadership, and community nursing throughout the life span in leadership, community nursingand the management of complex nursing situations. Prerequisites: NU 414, NU 415, NU450. Corequisites: NU 411, NU 416.
 
NU 421 Nursing Seminar 1 hour
This course is designed to prepare the students for the departmental exit examination andthe National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). It buildson concepts learned throughout the nursing program and evaluates student learning usingboth paper-pencil and computerized test items and rationales. Prerequisites: NU 412, NU413. Corequisites: NU 411, NU 416, NU 417
 
NU 450 Nursing Elective (W) 2-3 hours
This senior course allows the student an opportunity to select a preferred area of nursingpractice for focused theoretical learning and clinical experience. The student, in consultationwith the course advisor, plans the course activities. This course is a requirement in the RNcompletion option and may be taken as an elective in the generic option.
 
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