Florida State University General Bulletin 1998-1999

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Academic Departments and Programs (course descriptions)


Nursing

School of Nursing

Professors: Frank, Singer;
Associate Professors: Cottrell, Dean, Epley, Flannery, Grubbs, Harris, Karioth, Kohler, Shannahan, Taylor;
Assistant Professors: Amankwaa, Faria, Goolsby, Whiteside;
Assistant in Nursing: Fields, Glidden, Keaton, Schall, Todd, Tucker

The School of Nursing offers a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) for generic and registered nurse students. The undergraduate program is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing. At the completion of the program the student will have met all requirements for the BSN. The generic graduate of the nursing program will have met the academic eligibility requirements for taking the state licensing examination. The mission of the School of Nursing is to develop professional leaders in nursing for practice in diverse settings.

The program is an upper-division major with required sequential course offerings and elective courses in nursing. The nursing courses are based on concepts and principles from liberal studies, the supporting biological and behavioral sciences, and nursing. This theoretical base is used with the nursing process in the systematic development of care plans for providing nursing care to individuals and groups in a variety of health care settings.

The School of Nursing offers honors in the major to encourage talented students to undertake independent research. For requirements and other information, see the University Honors Program and Honor Societies section of this General Bulletin.

For complete details of programs offered and admission requirements, plus a description of the school, its facilities, opportunities, and available financial assistance, refer to the School of Nursing section of this General Bulletin.

State of Florida Common Course Prerequisites

The State of Florida has identified common course prerequisites for this University degree program. Specific prerequisites are required for admission into the upper-division program and must be completed by the student at either a community college or a state university prior to being admitted to this program. Students may be admitted into the University without completing the prerequisites, but may not be admitted into the program.

The following lists the common prerequisites or their substitutions necessary for admission into this upper-division degree program:

  1. BSC X085C or any Human Anatomy & Physiology I or Human Anatomy;
  2. BSC X086C or any Human Anatomy & Physiology II or Human Physiology;
  3. four to six (4-6) semester hours of chemsitry (CHM prefix), which must be comprehensive College General Chemistry (such as CHM 1030 or CHM 1032) but not lower level principles courses (such as CHM 1025). Contact the department for exceptions;
  4. DEP X004 or any Human Growth and Development Across Life Span;
  5. HUN X201 or any Human Nutrition;
  6. MCB X010C or any microbiology with lab;
  7. PSY X012 or any General Psychology;
  8. STA X014 or any statistics course;
  9. SYG X000 or any Introduction to Sociology.

Definition of Prefixes

BSC Biological Science
NGR Nursing: Graduate
NUR Nursing

Undergraduate Courses

Theory/Laboratory Courses Required

BSC 2085. Anatomy and Physiology I (3). First of a two-semester human anatomy/physiology sequence emphasizing the cell, stimulus-response concept, and the skeletal-muscular and first half of the nervous systems.
BSC 2086. Anatomy and Physiology II (3). Prerequisites: BSC 2085 or permission of instructor. Continuation of a two-semester human anatomy/physiology sequence beginning with the second half of the nervous system, then continuing with endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, excretory and reproductive systems. Also included are fluid-electrolyte balance and immunity.
NUR 3065. Health Assessment (2). Prerequisite: Admission to nursing major or permission of the instructor. Emphasis on skills required to obtain a normal baseline of the well individual with modifications for age and cultural variations. Development of knowledge in interactive and assessment skills, identifying health risks, and formulating nursing diagnoses.
NUR 3065L. Health Assessment Laboratory (2). Prerequisite or Corequisite: NUR 3065 or permission of the instructor. Focus on the interactive process, data collection skills, evaluating health risks, nursing diagnoses, health teaching, developmental, and biopsychosocial dimensions with consideration of cultural variations for well clients of all ages.
NUR 3105. Introduction to Professional Nursing (3). Examines the profession of nursing, societal factors that have influenced the evolution of nursing, ethical-legal components, nursing roles, the health care delivery system as a whole, and selected nursing theorists.
NUR 3116. Foundations in Nursing (3). Prerequisite: Admission to nursing major. Emphasis on scientific and nursing concepts of professional nursing practice. The nursing process is introduced and the role of the nurse as care provider is established.
NUR 3116L. Foundations in Nursing Laboratory (2). Prerequisites or Corequisites: NUR 3116, 3065/3065L. The nursing process is introduced as the tool for providing care to those with health care needs. Emphasis on performing a health assessment and establishing a nursing diagnosis with select clients in an acute or long-term setting. A nursing care plan is established for each client and basic nursing care provided. Develops basic nursing skills.
NUR 3145. Foundations of Pharmacology in Nursing (1). Prerequisites: BSC 2085, 2086; Corequisites: NUR 3105, 3116/3116L, 3065/3065L. Emphasis on the principles and concepts basic to the nurses role in drug therapy. Includes concepts of biopsychosocial and developmental diversity and the application of the nursing process in meeting the pharmacotherapeutic needs of clients.
NUR 3147. Pharmacology Related to Nursing Practice (2). Prerequisites: NUR 3065/3065, 3116/3116L, 3145; Corequisites: NUR 3215/3215L, 3457/3457L. Explores medication therapy with the primary focus on nursing implications. Emphasizes critical thinking regarding the uses, actions, and side effects of related drugs, the application of the nursing process, and the instituting of appropriate nursing roles for therapeutic outcomes.
NUR 3215. Adult Health Nursing I (4). Prerequisites: NUR 3105, 3116/3116L, 3145, 3065/3065L; Corequisite: NUR 3147, 3215L, 3457/3457L. Introduces the student to the role of the nurse working with adult clients experiencing illness and hospitalization for minor physiological disruptions in their health state. Emphasis is given to the incorporation of concepts and principles and the use of the nursing process to assist clients and families in resolving immediate crises and regaining an optimal level of functioning.
NUR 3215L. Adult Health Nursing I Laboratory (3). Prerequisites: NUR 3105, 3145, 3116/3116L, 3065/3065L; Corequisite: NUR 3147, 3215, 3457/3457L. Provides students with the opportunity to apply concepts, principles, and the nursing process while assisting clients and families in regaining an optimal level of functioning. Emphasis is placed on the role of the nurse as care provider and collaborator in caring for adult clients experiencing illness and hospitalization for minor physiological disruptions in their health state.
NUR 3457. Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family (3). Prerequisites: NUR 3065/3065L, 3105, 3116/3116L, 3145; Prerequisite or Corequisite: NUR 3147, 3215/3215L, 3457L. Study of the family unit as it is affected by childbearing. Examination of the normal physiological, sociocultural, and psychological processes associated with childbearing and parenthood. The nurses role in health promotion is emphasized. Illness and complications of childbearing and issues and trends affecting childbearing families are explored.
NUR 3457L. Nursing Care of the Childbearing Family Laboratory (2). Prerequisites: NUR 3065/3065L, 3105, 3116/3116L, 3145; Prerequisites or Corequisites: NUR 3147, 3215/3215L, 3457. Experiences are provided for giving nursing care to families during childbearing. The focus will be on physiological, psychological, and sociocultural processes associated with childbearing and parenthood. The nurses role in health promotion is emphasized, and opportunities are provided for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care for childbearing families. Selected experiences related to complications of childbearing may also be provided.
NUR 3805. Nursing: Role and Scope (3). An introductory course designed to assist the returning registered nurse student in identifying the role and scope of professional nursing practice.
NUR 3949r. Cooperative Education Work Experience (0). (S/U grade only.)
NUR 4069C. Advanced Health Assessment (3). Prerequisites: Admission to RN-MSN program and permission of instructor. Designed to develop students knowledge of skills for advanced health assessment, including health history and physical examination.
NUR 4080. Nursing Concepts I (4). Prerequisites or Corequisites: NUR 4069C or NGR 5001C; NUR 3805. Designed to provide the registered nursing student with the critical concepts and nursing strategies necessary for baccalaureate nurses. Emphasizes concepts related to health, interdisciplinary communication, family, teaching/learning, crisis intervention, critical thinking, and problem solving within the framework of the nursing process.
NUR 4080L. Nursing Practicum I (1). (S/U grade only.) Prerequisites or Corequisites: NUR 4069C or NGR 5001C; NUR 3805; 4115. Designed to provide the registered nurse student the opportunity to apply baccalaureate nursing strategies and the nursing process while assisting clients and families in maintaining and regaining an optimal level of wellness. Emphasis is given to the role of the nurse as a care provider, teacher, collaborator, and a problem solver in clients care across the life span.
NUR 4165. Introduction to Research in Nursing (2). Prerequisite: Admission to nursing major or permission of instructor. Introduces research process with emphasis on the role of research in the development of nursing knowledge. Emphasis is on the relationship between theory and method, logic, and types of research and basic statistics with the development of a research design.
NUR 4216. Adult Health Nursing II (4). Prerequisites: NUR 3147, 3215/3215L. Addresses the role of the nurse in providing care to adult clients with major disruptions in health. Expanded understanding of the nursing process; concepts and principles from nursing, humanities, and the physical and behavioral sciences. Emphasis is on assisting clients in regaining optimal level of wellness, meeting rehabilitative requirements, and/or adjusting to terminal illness.
NUR 4216L. Adult Health Nursing II Laboratory (3). Prerequisites: NUR 3147, 3215/3215L; Prerequisite or Corequisite: NUR 4216. The expanded application of the nursing process and the role of the nurse as a provider and collaborator with clients having major disruptions in health. There is opportunity to collaborate with health care professionals, to promote health, meet client rehabilitative needs, and/or assist clients and families in adjusting to terminal illness.
NUR 4284. Dynamics of Aging (3). Prerequisites: NUR 3147, 3215/3215L, or permission of instructor. Provides a holistic approach to the study of the elderly. Implications for professional practice are based on changes and adjustments occurring as part of the normal aging process. Common health disruptions in older citizens are examined.
NUR 4355. Child Health Nursing (4). Prerequisites: NUR 3147, 3215/3215L, 3457/3457L. Corequisite: NUR 4355L. Introduction to the role of the nurse in caring for children with disruptions in health as they grow and develop within a family system. Included is the incorporation of principles and concepts from the humanities and sciences and use of the nursing process in helping children and their families achieve optimal health. The most commonly occurring physiological disruptions in childhood are discussed.
NUR 4355L. Child Health Nursing Laboratory (2). Prerequisites: NUR 3147, 3215/3215L, 3457/3457L; Corequisite: NUR 4355. Principles, concepts, and the nursing process are applied in the care of children and their families who are experiencing disruptions in health. Experiences are provided for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating nursing care of children in a variety of settings.
NUR 4535. Mental Health Nursing (4). Prerequisites: NUR 3147, 3215/3215L, 3457/3457L. The study of theoretical foundations of mental health nursing practice with distressed clients and their families with emphasis on the application of the nursing process to the care of individuals and groups on the health/illness continuum. Legal issues, treatment modalities, and specific emotional disruptions are considered in the context of mental health nursing theory and practice.
NUR 4535L. Mental Health Nursing Laboratory (2). Prerequisites: NUR 3147, 3215/3215L, 3457/3457L; Prerequisite or Corequisite: NUR 4535. Mental health nursing practice with a variety of clients experiencing emotional disruptions in health, emphasizing implementation of nursing care incorporating multiple treatment modalities and theoretical considerations. Seminars with selected clinical issues and activities are provided to supplement clinical laboratory experiences.
NUR 4605L. Community Health Nursing Practicum (2). Prerequisite or Corequisite: NUR 4069C or NGR 5001C; NUR 4080/4080L, 4165, 4284, 4635. This course is designed for the registered nurse and focuses on the preparation required to begin the role of a community health nurse. Allows students to use the nursing process to provide care to clients in a variety of community settings. Emphasis is on the nurse as a change agent and a facilitator of family self-care.
NUR 4635. Community Health Nursing (3). Prerequisites: NUR 4165, 4216/4216L, 4284, 4355/4355L, 4535/4535L. The ANA Standards of Community Health Nursing Practice are presented as the conceptual model for practice. The nursing process is presented as the methodology for providing care. Emphasis is on the theoretical base, with a focus on a holistic approach in care of the family and community while applying the nursing process in a variety of settings.
NUR 4635L. Community Health Nursing Laboratory (3). Prerequisites: NUR 4165, 4216/4216L, 4284, 4355/4355L, 4535/4535L; Prerequisite or Corequisite: NUR 4635. The opportunity is provided for the utilization of nursing skills in the practice of community health nursing and preparation for beginning the role as community health nurse. The nursing process is applied to identified community needs. Emphasis is on the nurse as an agent of change and increasing the clients ability to engage in self-care.
NUR 4807L. Leadership in Nursing Practicum (2). Prerequisites: NGR 5001C or NUR 4069C; NUR 3805, 4080/4080L, 4165, 4284. Corequisite: NUR 4827. Designed for the registered nurse student. Focuses on the leadership role of the professional nurse. Provides the opportunity to apply concepts, principles, and theories of leadership and management in a variety of settings; also applies research findings to the nursing care of clients.
NUR 4815. Issues in Professional Nursing (2). Prerequisites: NUR 3147, 3215/3215L, 3457/3457L. Focus is on the transition from student to graduate. Issues confronting nurses in a practice situation are analyzed. Responsibility and accountability of the professional nurse are studied to increase awareness of options to advance the professionalization of nursing.
NUR 4827. Leadership in Nursing (2). Prerequisites: NUR 4165, 4216/4216L, 4284, 4355/4355L, 4535/4535L. Focus is on the leadership role of the professional nurse in a variety of settings. Concepts and theories of leadership and management and incorporation of research findings in the development of leadership roles are studied.
NUR 4827L. Leadership in Nursing Laboratory (3). Prerequisites: NUR 4165, 4216/4216L, 4284, 4355/4355L, 4535/4535L; Prerequisite or Corequisite: NUR 4827. Concepts, principles, and theories of leadership and management are applied in a variety of settings. Functioning in the role of nurse-leader, the student synthesizes previous learning, utilizes a problem-solving approach, and applies research findings to the nursing care of client groups.

Electives

NUR 3040. Multicultural Factors and Health (3). A comparative analytical approach to the study of communication, current problems, issues, health care beliefs, values, and practices of different systems and cultural norms as they affect health care practices which conflict with ethnic or cultural communication related to standards and value systems.
NUR 3090. Medical Terminology (3). This course is designed to help students understand the origins of medical terms. The course will equip future members of the health care industry with a medical vocabulary. Suffixes and prefixes are reviewed. The body is approached systematically to discuss its anatomy and physiology and its basic pathology. Also discussed are those terms pertaining to relevant assessment procedures.
NUR 3195. The Individual, Death, and the Family (2). Prerequisite: REL 3191 or permission of the instructor. Explores concepts of the death and dying process as related to the role of health care givers. Direct participation with dying clients and families may be provided.
NUR 3396. Child Life in Health Care Settings (3). Prerequisites: FAD 3220; NUR 3090. This course is designed primarily for students interested in care of children with a focus on the child with health interferences in development due to varying degrees of illness. Addresses individual and family, community, organizational and institutional concerns and the role of the child life specialist on the health care team. This course is appropriate for students in child life, social work, special education and any field where child development is a concern.
NUR 3495. Women’s Health Issues: Concerns Through the Life Cycle (3). Prerequisites: BSC 1005 or BSC 2011 or permission of the instructor. Focus will be on issues related to women throughout the life cycle including sexuality, obesity, anorexia, cancer, etc. Emphasis is on prevention of illness and rights to health care access.
NUR 3935. Holistic and Complementary Approaches to Health and Healing (3). This course is designed to explore knowledge of practices that promote health and well-being. Emphasis is on stress management and body-mind-spirit communication. A variety of holistic and complementary approaches to health and healing are explored.
NUR 4642. Substance Abuse and the Effects on Health, Family, and Profession (3). Broad-based approach to substance abuse and the effects on health, family, and the profession; identifying groups at risk, prevention activities, and help approaches.
NUR 4826. Contemporary Clinical Ethics in Health Care (3). Provides students with the opportunity to both explore the ethical dimensions of health care practices and to develop skills in ethical decision making. Students will practice the clinical application of ethical theory in relation to current health care issues and concerns.
NUR 4910r. Directed Individual Study (1-4). May be repeated to a maximum of six (6) semester hours.
NUR 4930r. Special Topics (1-3). Topics of interest relating to nursing and other health-related issues. May be repeated to a maximum of nine (9) semester hours.
NUR 4935. Legislative Influences on Health Care and Nursing Practice (3). Current health care issues and their impact on consumers and providers are analyzed.
NUR 4975r. Honors Thesis (2-6). Honors thesis may be taken a minimum of two (2) and a maximum of three (3) times for a total of six (6) semester hours credit.

Graduate Courses

NGR 5001C. Advanced Health Assessment (3).
NGR 5002C. Advanced Health Assessment for Nurse Practitioners (1).
NGR 5121. Theories in Nursing (3).
NGR 5122. Theories for Advanced Practice Nursing (2).
NGR 5130. Contemporary Clinical Ethics in Health Care (3).
NGR 5140. Clinical Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice I (3).
NGR 5141. Clinical Pathophysiology for Advanced Nursing Practice II (3).
NGR 5152. Dynamics of Health (2).
NGR 5190. Nursing Diagnostics and Therapeutics I (2).
NGR 5191. Nursing Diagnostics and Therapeutics II (4).
NGR 5195. Issues in Health Care Delivery (3).
NGR 5255. Dynamics of Aging (3).
NGR 5570C. Community Mental Health Nursing I (3).
NGR 5571L. Community Mental Health Nursing II (3).
NGR 5610. Conceptual Bases of Family Nursing (2).
NGR 5615. Family Nursing I (1).
NGR 5615L. Family Nursing I Laboratory (2).
NGR 5616. Family Nursing II (1).
NGR 5616L. Family Nursing II Laboratory (2).
NGR 5620C. Conceptual Bases in Community Nursing (4).
NGR 5625C. Community Health Nursing: Advanced Practice (4).
NGR 5710. Theories of Teaching of Nursing (3).
NGR 5712C. Teaching Methods in Nursing Education (3).
NGR 5720C. Administrative Methods in Nursing (3).
NGR 5721. Nursing Administration Theory (3).
NGR 5741. Nurse Practitioner I Case Management (2).
NGR 5741L. Nurse Practitioner I Laboratory (3).
NGR 5742. Nurse Practitioner II Case Management (2).
NGR 5742L. Nurse Practitioner II Laboratory (3).
NGR 5743L. Clinical Elective for Advanced Practice Nurses (3).
NGR 5758. Nurse Practitioner Practicum (2-5).
NGR 5800. Research in Nursing (3).
NGR 5870. Computers in Nursing Research and Practice (3).
NGR 5905r. Directed Independent Study (1-3).
NGR 5910r. Supervised Research (1-3).
NGR 5930r. Special Topics in Nursing (1-3).
NGR 5932. Tutorial for Advanced Practice Nursing (1-3).
NGR 5938. Research Seminar (2).
NGR 5941r. Supervised Teaching (1-5).(S/U grade only.)
NGR 5943C. Nursing Administration Practicum (3).
NGR 5971r. Thesis (1-4).
NGR 6947C. Teaching of Nursing Practicum (3).

For listings relating to graduate course work for thesis, dissertation, and masters and doctoral examinations and defense, consult the Graduate Bulletin.