Bulletin--Nursing Discipline

NURSING


College of Health and Human Services
(See Nursing in the Academic Programs section for information on degrees)

Undergraduate Courses

111 Professional Nursing Concepts (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: all program prerequisites. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 1 Nursing courses. Introduces the conceptual framework of the nursing program. Principles of professional nursing practice focusing on communication skill, use of the nursing process, professional behaviors, and social and economic issues affecting the nursing profession.

112 Healthy Aging (1)

Prerequisites: all program prerequisites. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 1 Nursing courses. Biopsychosocial aging concepts introduced. Attitudes/myths of aging, normal physical, psychological, and cognitive changes and their impact on social function addressed. Health risks and selected interventions introduced.

113 Nursing Practicum I: Fundamental Nursing (4)

Prerequisites: all program prerequisites. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 1 Nursing courses. Theories and principles from nursing and related sciences applied to fundamental nursing skills/procedures and nursing process. Laboratory with demonstration, practice, and return demonstration. Clinical experience in gerontological settings. Clinical requirements apply. Laboratory.

114 Health Assessment (2)

Prerequisites: all program prerequisites. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 1 Nursing courses. Focuses on strategies to obtain health history and physical assessment data for diverse populations across the life span. Health risk prevention and promotion of health behaviors addressed. Communication observation, inspection, palpation, percussion, and auscultation are described as assessment methods.

222 Nursing of Adults (3)

Prerequisites: all Semester 1 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 2 Nursing courses. Builds upon previous learning and introduces additional nursing theory relevant to acutely ill and convalescing adults.

223 Nursing Practicum II (3)

Prerequisites: all Semester 1 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 2 Nursing courses. Application of theoretical knowledge and technical skills in providing nursing care to acutely ill, chronically ill, and convalescing adults in a variety of settings. Laboratory.

224 Technical Skills Laboratory (1)

Prerequisites: all Semester 1 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 2 Nursing courses. Laboratory experience emphasizing selected complex technical skills. Laboratory. Extra fee may be required.

225 Pharmacology (1-2)

Prerequisites: all Semester 1 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 2 Nursing courses. Principles of drug therapy with a focus on the nurse's responsibilities, including client teaching. Emphasis on drugs used in major disease classifications as well as common drug interactions.

300 Bridge to SFSU Advanced Placement (4)

Prerequisite: admission to APO RN program or the generic MSN program. Corequisite: NURS 113 for generic MSN program. Introduces the conceptual framework of nursing at SFSU. Focuses on professional behaviors, leadership/management roles, health care systems, health promotion and teaching/learning theories, the nursing process, communication skills, and strategies for health assessment. Introduces gerontological nursing and family assessment theory.

333 Pathophysiology (2)

Prerequisites: completion of all Semester 1 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 2 Nursing courses. Assessment of pathophysiological changes in the acutely ill patient. An intersystem approach is emphasized incorporating related laboratory values, drug therapies, and nursing interventions.

334 Family Assessment and Maternity Nursing (3)

Prerequisites: all Semester 2 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 3 Nursing courses. An overview of family assessment theory. Nursing theory relevant to pregnant women, newborn infants, and their significant others during pregnancy, childbirth, and the postpartum period. Emphasis on assessment and interventions to promote healthy outcomes for families.

335 Nursing Practicum III: Maternity Nursing (3)

Prerequisites: all Semester 2 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 3 Nursing courses. Application of maternity nursing and family assessment theory to childbearing women and their significant others, infants, and siblings during pregnancy, childbirth, and postpartum. Emphasis on application of the nursing process to promote healthy outcomes. Laboratory.

336 Nursing Care of Ill Children (2)

Prerequisites: all Semester 2 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 3 Nursing courses. Nursing theory, concepts, and principles relevant to nursing care and health promotion of infants, children, adolescents, and their families. Emphasis on assessments and interventions to promote healthy outcomes for children and their families.

337 Nursing Practicum IV: Care of the Ill Child (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: all Semester 2 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 3 Nursing courses. Application of pediatric nursing and family assessment theory to infants, children, adolescents, and families in a variety of settings. Emphasis on clinical knowledge and skills for promoting healthy outcomes for children and their families. Laboratory.

405 Health Assessment and Skills III (2)

F
Corequisite: NURS 303 or 304. Assessment of the acutely ill patient in medical regimen and surgical interventions. Use of technical equipment for evaluation of health status, therapy, emergency techniques, and drugs. Extra fee required.

406 Health Assessment and Skills IV (2)

Prerequisite: NURS 405. Corequisites: NURS 303 and 304. Advanced study by nurses in the assessment of clients who exhibit acute health disruptions. Identification and analysis of risk factors to community health. Assessment of community systems as they affect health.

407 Nursing Practicum V (5)

Prerequisites: all Semester 2 and 3 Nursing courses, and NURS 405/406. Must be taken concurrently with NURS 409 (except for APO RN students). Application of leadership/management knowledge to clinical settings selected by students. Independent/employee roles emphasized in patient care responsibilities. Extra fee may be required.

409 Nursing Leadership and Trends (3)

Prerequisites: all Semester 2 and 3 Nursing courses, and NURS 405/406. Must be taken concurrently with NURS 407 (except APO RN students). Exploration of leadership/management theories and professional trends concerning nursing practice, education, nursing theory, and health care politics. Development of group problem-solving skills/change strategies. Assists student in transition to employee role.

444 Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing (2)

Prerequisites: all Semester 3 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 4 Nursing courses. Theories and principles of psychiatric nursing. Biopsychosocial foundations of behavior, communication, and psycho-pharmacology are emphasized. Includes concepts of community mental health, rehabilitation, and promotion of healthy adaptation of individuals and families.

445 Nursing Practicum VI (3)

Prerequisites: all Semester 3 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 4 Nursing courses. Clinical nursing practice with consumers of mental health services in hospital and community settings who are experiencing psychological stress, neurobiological disorders, and other psychiatric conditions. Biopsychosocial assessment, therapeutic communication, and interdisciplinary collaboration are emphasized.

446 Community Health Nursing and Major Issues in Community/Mental Health (2)

F,S
Prerequisites: all Semester 3 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 4 Nursing courses. Public health and nursing concepts provide the basis for studying the nurse's independent, interdisciplinary, and collaborative functions for providing care to individuals, families, and groups in community settings. Sociocultural, political, epidemiological community/mental health and economic issues influencing political, epidemiological community/mental health and economic issues influencing health care delivery are explored.

447 Nursing Practicum VI: Community Health (3)

F,S
Prerequisites: all Semester 3 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 4 Nursing courses. Clinical experience in the application of epidemiological concepts in nursing in community health settings for populations at-risk throughout the life span and along the health-morbidity-mortality continuum. Includes direct care experiences with groups of clients in community settings. Laboratory.

500 Death and Dying in Contemporary Society (2-3)

An integrated perspective addresses attitudes, beliefs, practices, grief responses, and bioethical issues of dying and death which confront the individual and society. Ways to cope and help oneself and others to enhance life and maturity are introduced.

555 Nursing Research (2)

F,S
Prerequisites: all Semester 4 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 5 Nursing courses. Introduction to the basic principles of research theory, methodology, and critique with the goal of understanding the research process and its application in nursing. Focuses on the role of the nurse as consumer of scientific research as applied to practice.

556 Nursing Leadership and Health Care Issues (2)

F,S
Prerequisites: all Semester 4 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 5 Nursing courses. Exploration of leadership/management theories and professional trends concerning nursing practice, education, nursing theories, and health care politics and policies. Development of group problem solving skills/change strategies. Assists students in transition to professional nurse role.

557 Nursing Practicum VII (4)

F,S
Prerequisites: all Semester 4 Nursing courses. Must be taken concurrently with all Semester 5 Nursing courses. Promotes student independence in the synthesis and practice of advanced biophysical and psychosocial nursing care to specific client groups across the life span. Leadership and management concepts are applied within a variety of settings. Laboratory.

600 Critical Care Nursing (2)

Prerequisite: all junior level nursing courses. Open to RN's. Critical care nursing concepts. Assessment and critical nursing interventions for patients in the intensive care unit. Use of hi-tech invasive and non-invasive modalities of medical and surgical interventions.

699 Special Problems in Nursing (1-3)

An intensive study of a particular problem in nursing under direction of a member of the department. Enrollment by petition approved by the instructor, adviser, and department chair. Open to regularly enrolled students only.

Graduate Courses

700 The Theoretical Basis of Nursing (3)

Prerequisite: classified standing in M.S.N. program. Analysis and evaluation of conceptual models/theories in nursing and prototype theories from other disciplines as a basis for advanced practice and research in nursing management/administration, staff development/client education, and case management/long term care.

701 Advanced Concepts in Nursing (3)

Prerequisite: classified standing in M.S.N. program. Methods of literature search and literature review to identify advanced concepts for practice in a selected nursing specialty. Analysis and application of advanced concepts and research to nursing specialty. Critical analysis of research and identification of potential problems for investigation.

702 Nursing Management Models (4)

Prerequisite: classified standing in M.S.N. program, NURS 700 and 701. Corequisites: NURS 801. Analysis of management theories, models, and processes for their relevance to nurse managers. Organizational structure and processes in the health care industry are emphasized.

703 Nursing Curriculum Models (4)

Prerequisite: classified standing in M.S.N. program, NURS 700 and 701. Corequisite: NURS 801. Principles of program planning and curriculum design for staff development and patient education programs in modern health care organizations. Emphasis on needs assessment as a framework for program development and evaluation. Integration of current course work and professional interests.

705 Quality Assessment and Program Evaluation in Nursing (3)

Prerequisite: classified standing in M.S.N. program. Analysis of models and methods for quality improvement and program evaluation of health care and nursing services. Emphasis on developing skills for designing, implementing, and evaluating quality improvement and program evaluation studies.

706 Health Care Policy and Nursing Issues (3)

Prerequisite: classified standing in M.S.N. program. Concepts and theories of public policy-making and relevant political systems in the context of health care delivery in the U.S. Analysis of major health care and nursing issues. Emphasis on developing effective strategies for influencing health care policy.

707 Models of Case Management in Long Term Care (4)

Prerequisites: classified standing in M.S.N. program, NURS 700 and 701. Corequisite: NURS 801. Exploration of case management models for application to long term care clients across the life span. Emphasis on case management process, methods, and tools. Analysis of theories, models, and research for helping clients/families to adapt to long term health problems.

801 Graduate Nursing Practicum I (4)

Prerequisite: classified standing in M.S.N. program. Corequisite: NURS 702 and 703. Investigation of theory, models, and role characteristics specific to either management/administration or curriculum/instruction in nursing. Teaching evaluation or information processing in dyads and groups. Observation and participation in clinical settings; microteaching or micromanagement laboratories specific to role.

802 Graduate Nursing Practicum II (4)

Prerequisites: classified standing in M.S.N. program; NURS 702 or 703, and 801. Analysis, synthesis, and integration of theory, models, and role characteristics particular in either management/administration or curriculum/instruction in nursing preceptorships to support role development as a manager or instructor.

895 Field Study in Nursing (3)

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of adviser, department chair, and committee. Alternative culminating study for the Master of Science in Nursing conducted under the direction of graduate adviser. Student designs, implements, and evaluates a project. The study is presented to the faculty. Credit given when report of completed project is approved. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

897 Research in Nursing (1-3)

Prerequisites: Graduate Approved Program (GAP) on file and departmental approval. In-depth study, discussion, and evaluation of topics germane to nursing. May not be used to satisfy the 36-unit M.S.N. minimum requirement for GAP. May be repeated with departmental approval. CR/NC grading only.

898 Master's Thesis (3)

Prerequisites: advancement to candidacy and approval of adviser, department chair, and committee. Written study of nursing problem. Presentation and defense of research study before thesis committee. Graduate Approved Program and Proposal for Culminating Experience Requirement forms must be approved by the Graduate Division before registration.

899 Special Study (3)

Prerequisite: consent of graduate major adviser and supervising faculty member. An intensive examination, analysis, or synthesis of a problem in nursing under the direction of a member of the faculty. Open only to regularly enrolled students.


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