Nursing a dynamic growing profession that is striving to define and develop its unique body of knowledge through nursing theories. Student-directed seminars are used to study current nursing theories. Prerequisites: Nrsg 424, Nrsg 425, and Nrsg 497. Spring 428-2 NCLEX Success This course, designed for the final semester student nurse, focuses on the development of NCLEX success strategies. The student will participate in a review of nursing knowledge, study skills, stress management techniques and test-taking strategies. This course will be blended in that there will be a classroom component while students are on campus, online expectations when the students are off campus at capstone preceptorship experiences, as well as independent study requirements. Kaplan methodologies for NCLEX success will be embedded in this course. Prerequisite Classes: Nrsg 424, Nrsg 425. Spring 497-2â€ƒ Nursing Research Nursing research is examined as an inherent component in the development of nursing theory and nursing practice. This course is designed to present the process of nursing research to impart understanding of quantitative and qualitative approaches to generating knowledge. The overarching goal is to enable each student to use research findings and evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in a meaningful way to influence nursing care. Throughout the course the students apply the implications of research for evidence-based practice. Prerequisite: Senior nursing student or permission. Fall 498-3â€ƒACLS/PALS Following successful completion of the course, the student will receive a certification of completion in Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support from the American Heart Association. Students will learn to recognize life-threatening dysrthymias, utilize appropriate mechanical and pharmacological interventions, and implement advanced airway management skills. The learner will be able 176
to cognitively state and apply the American Heart Association standards and guidelines for advanced emergency cardiac and respiratory care and resuscitation as broadly as possible in a variety of hypothetical situations. Spring OTHER COURSES: Nursing 190-1-3 Special Topics 200-1-3 Directed Studies 290-1-3 Special Topics 300-1-3 Directed Studies 390-1-3 Special Topics 400-1-3â€ƒ Directed Studies 490-1-3 Special Topics (by arrangement) These on-line courses explore some of the specialties in nursing practice that are introduced in the nursing curriculum but that have not been addressed in a comprehensive way. These courses are elective and may address such topics as palliative care nursing, forensic nursing, parish nursing, and healthcare in global contexts.