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Nursing

NURS 1111 Nursing Concepts
A study of professional nursing concepts and theory. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program, BIOL 1144, BIOL 2215, NURS 1191, and ENGL 1113.
NURS 1117 Foundations of Nursing Practice
Integrated theoretical and clinical studies with focus on the acquisition of basic nursing skills for health maintenance through the life span. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program, BIOL 1144, BIOL 2215, NURS 1191, ENGL 1113, and ORIE 1151.
NURS 1191 Dosage Calculation
A study of calculation of safe medication dosages. Medication administration is not included. Prerequisite: ACT Math sub-score of 19 or equivalent.
NURS 1228 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions I
Integrated theoretical and clinical studies with focus on restoration of health through the life span. Prerequisites: NURS 1111 and NURS 1117.
NURS 1433 Bridge to Registered Nursing
This course is designed for licensed paramedics and licensed practical nurses who are seeking advance standing in the associate degree nursing program. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process and critical thinking as well as the role and competencies of the associate degree nurse. Prerequisites: Permission and BIOL 1144, BIOL 2215, BIOL 2124, ENGL 1113, PHAR 2113, PHIL 1213, NUTR 1113, NURS 1111, and ORIE 1151.
NURS 2005 Basic Patient Care
This course represents prior learning by licensed paramedics and licensed practical nurses by virtue of successful completion of organized educational programs and licensure. This course is for licensed paramedics with degrees in Emergency Medical Services and licensed practical nurses who have graduated from NLNAC accredited programs. It is awarded upon admission into the Associate of Applied Science Nursing Bridge Option and completion of 12 credit hours in residency at Rogers State University.
NURS 2015 Basic Patient Care II
This course represents prior learning by licensed paramedics and licensed practical nurses by virtue of successful completion of organized educational programs, advance standing examination, and licensure. This course is for licensed paramedics who do not have a degree in Emergency Medical Services and licensed practical nurses who did not graduate from NLNAC accredited programs. It is awarded upon admission into the Associate of Applied Science Nursing Bridge Option and completion of 12 credit hours in residency at Rogers State University.
NURS 2138 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions II
Integrated theoretical and clinical studies with focus on promotion of health through the life span. Prerequisite: NURS 1228.
NURS 2223 Transition to Nursing Practice
A study of role transition, including integration of selected clinical areas with the core competencies of professional nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 2138. (Formerly NURS 2221)
NURS 2246 Nursing in a Complex Environment
Integrated theoretical and clinical studies with focus on the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of health and management of acute and chronic illness. Prerequisite: NURS 2138. (Formerly 2248)
NURS 4003 Professional Nursing Role
Professional Nursing Role presents the competencies of the professional nursing role that are essential to address current and future challenges to nursing and health care. It includes nursing theories to understand factors promoting or risking human development and health across the lifespan. Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission.
NURS 4013 Health Assessment/Promotion
Health Assessment/Promotion provides a comprehensive knowledge base to collect and analyze a complete physical assessment and health database using a holistic framework and to formulate nursing diagnoses. Requires laboratory. Prerequisite or Concurrent: HLSC 3323 and admission to the program or permission.
NURS 4113 Rural Nursing
Rural Nursing integrates current health issues of individuals, families and communities that are unique to rural areas with emphasis on cultural diversity and ethnicity. The course is designed to expand community and individual long-term health issues and professional practice. Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission.
NURS 4213 Nursing Science and Research
Nursing Science and Research introduces the elements of quantitative and qualitative research processes. Designed to build skills in the research process to assist the nurse to be a critical consumer of nursing research and to develop an appreciation for the contribution of research to improvement of nursing practice. It includes a critique of published nursing research and the development of a research proposal in a selected area of interest. Prerequisites: Admission to the program, MATH 2843, and Concurrent NURS 4003.
NURS 4214 Management and Leadership in Nursing
Theories of leadership, management, organization, and planned changed with an expanded view of health services with emphasis on governmental or public institutions. Includes analysis of health care systems, methods, and strategies that inhibit or facilitate change. Professional an ethical issues, legislation, and emerging nursing roles are studied. Requires 32 hours arranged field experience. Prerequisite: NURS 4003 and NURS 4113. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 4234.
NURS 4223 Professional Nursing Practice Seminar
This course provides the opportunity to pursue an area of special interest in professional nursing practice through independent study. Prerequisite: Admission to the program and pre- or corequisites: NURS 4205, NURS 4213, and NURS 4225.
NURS 4224 Family, Community and Public Health Nursing I
Family nursing practice during the stages of the family life cycle. theories, concepts, and issues of family nursing and community health nursing practice are explored. Includes an in-depth study of the family and defines population aggregates as a focus of collaborative interaction. Epidemiological processes, community resources, and health issues unique to specified populations are surveyed. Requires 32 hours arranged field experience. Prerequisites: Admission the program, NURS 4013, and NURS 4213. Prerequisite or corequisite: NURS 4113.
NURS 4234 Family, Community and Public Health Nursing II
Integration of current knowledge, theory, and research relevant to nursing practice and public health practice to promote and preserve the health of populations. Proves opportunity to partner with community or other health professionals to manage and provide resources. Requires 32 hours arranged field experience. Prerequisite: NURS 4224.