2002-03 Bulletin
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SCHOOL OF NURSING


NURSING (NRSG)

LPN VALIDATION NRSG 290 LPN VALIDATION 15 Validation of prior nursing education for licensed practical nurses. Based on successful completion of a standardized examination, LPNÕs with a current license are granted 15 lower division nursing credits and are exempt from taking NRSG 210, 211, 212, and 213.
 
RN VALIDATION NRSG 291 RN VALIDATION-PART I 15 Validation of prior nursing education for registered nurses. Based on successful completion of validation testing, RNÕs with current license in the state of Oregon are granted 15 lower division nursing credits and are exempt from NRSG 210, 211, 212, and 213. NRSG 291 and NRSG 391 are both part of the same validation process.
 

NRSG 391  RN VALIDATION-PART II 31
Validation of prior nursing education for registered nurses. Based on successful completion of validation testing, RNÕs with a current license in the state of Oregon are granted 28 upper division nursing credits and are exempt from NRSG 321, 331, 344, 354, and 450. NRSG 391 and NRSG 291 are both part of the same validation process.
 

NRSG 100  DIRECTED NURSING STUDIES 1; 4
Directed remedial studies for identified deficiencies. Graded S or NC. Credits do not apply toward graduation or the nursing major.
 

NRSG 210  INTRODUCTION TO NURSING 3
Introduction to professional nursing practice, education, and health maintenance. Includes concepts on historical perspectives, current trends, human needs, nursing process, and lifestyle practices necessary to prevent illness. Provides basis for developing effective communication skills and helping relationships. Open to non-nursing majors.
 

NRSG 211  FUNDAMENTALS OF NURSING 4
Emphasis on developing beginning skills and knowledge of the nursing process; learning experiences in an adult acute or chronic health care facility. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, 202; CHEM 101, 102. Prerequisites or corequisites: BIOL 222; HLTH 220; NRSG 210; PSYC 130 . Lab fee applies.
 

NRSG 212  HEALTH ASSESSMENT AND THE NURSING PROCESS 4
Emphasis on the nursing process and physical assessment of children and adults. Includes introduction to psychosocial, spiritual, developmental, and nutritional assessment; learning experiences in a health care facility. Prerequisite: NRSG 211 . Lab fee applies.
 

NRSG 213  PHARMACOLOGY IN NURSING 4
Introduction to the major classifications of therapeutic drugs. Clinical experience includes the administration of drugs to clients in a chronic or acute care setting. Prerequisite: NRSG 211. Prerequisite or corequisite: NRSG 212. Lab fee applies.
 

NRSG 233  TOPICS IN NURSING 1-2; 4
Study of current topics of interest in professional nursing. May include papers or other projects. Up to 6 credits of NRSG 233 and NRSG 433 may apply toward the major.
 

NRSG 234  MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY 2
This course focuses on providing students with a working knowledge of medical terminology used in any health career. Students learn basic roots, prefixes and suffixes, then apply that knowledge to the analysis of medical terms. Learning is organized by body systems, with information about terminology and abbreviations used for anatomy, physiology, pathology, diagnostic tests and treatments related to each system. May apply to NRSG 233, Topics in Nursing requirement.
 

NRSG 310  TRANSITIONS 2
Facilitates the transition of the registered nurse and non-baccalaureate transfer student. Focus is on selected concepts, models, theories, and processes related to professional nursing. Required for all RN Plus and transfer students. May apply to NRSG 433, Topics in Nursing, requirement.
 

NRSG 321  NURSING OF THE ACUTELY ILL ADULT 8
Nursing care of clients experiencing alterations in cardiovascular, respiratory, genitourinary, gastrointestinal, gynecological, or biliary function in an acute care facility with emphasis on use of the nursing process. Practicum included. Prerequisite: NRSG 213. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NRSG 354. Lab fee applies.
 

NRSG 325  RESEARCH IN NURSING 3
The research process as applied to nursing, including critiques of published nursing research, methodology, and statistical analysis. Development of a research proposal is required. Prerequisites: MATH 206 or equivalent; ENGL 223.
 

NRSG 331  MENTAL HEALTH NURSING 8
Nursing care of clients within the context of the family experiencing alterations in psychosocial behavior. Students participate in small group process. Practicum included. Prerequisite: NRSG 213. Prerequisite or Corequisite: NRSG 354. Lab fee applies.
 

NRSG 344  NURSING OF THE FAMILY 8
Emphasis is on childbearing and childrearing with focus on the child from conception through adolescence. Application of concepts of growth and development of the child and family is included. Practicum includes hospital, community and home settings. Prerequisite NRSG 213. Prerequisite or corequisite: NRSG 354; SOCI 324. Lab fee applies.
 

NRSG 354  PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 4
Emphasizes understanding diseases of body systems and treatment as a basis for nursing assessment and intervention. Prerequisites: BIOL 201, 202, BIOL 222, CHEM 101 , 102, NRSG 213.
 

NRSG 421  NURSING OF THE CHRONICALLY ILL 8
Nursing care of clients experiencing long term alterations in health. Emphasis on concepts related to chronic illness applied in a variety of clinical settings to clients of different ages. Practicum included. Prerequisites: NRSG 321, 325, 331, 344, 354. Lab fee applies.
 

NRSG 431  NURSING MANAGEMENT 3
Principles of leadership and management applied to health care organizations and nursing. Prerequisites: NRSG 321, 331, 344, 354.
 

NRSG 433  TOPICS IN NURSING 1-3; 4
Study of current topics of interest in professional nursing. May include papers or other projects. Up to six credits of NRSG 233 and NRSG 433 may apply toward the major.
 

NRSG 437  ADVANCED ACUTE NURSING 8
Advanced nursing care of clients in an acute care setting who are experiencing complex multi-system health problems. Practicum included. Prerequisites: NRSG 321, 325, 331, 334, 354. Lab fee applies.
 

NRSG 441  COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING 8
Study and application of nursing, public health, and organizational theories through use of the nursing process to communities, populations, and subpopulations at risk within the community. Health beliefs and special needs of groups from diverse cultures are explored. Practicum included. Prerequisites: NRSG 321, 325, 331, 344, 354. Lab fee applies.
 

NRSG 445  ISSUES AND TRENDS IN NURSING 3
Discussion of issues and trends affecting the practice of professional nursing and health care delivery.
 

NRSG 450  NCLEX REVIEW 3
This course provides a systematic review of nursing material for the NCLEX-RN using a nationally known instructional program. Includes practice on NCLEX style test questions.
 

NRSG 490  NURSING PRACTICUM 2-4; 4
Individual study arrangement involving students, faculty, and health care agencies to gain practical experience in an area of special interest. Prerequisite: Senior standing, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Up to 4 hours may apply toward the major.
 

NRSG 494  COOPERATIVE EDUCATION 0-4
Individual contract arrangement involving students, faculty, and cooperating health care agencies to gain practical nursing experience. Prerequisite: NRSG 213 and permission of the nursing faculty. Only two credits may apply toward the major. Graded S or NC.