Nursing (NRS)

NRS110A Foundations of Nursing: Health Promotion - A

Credits 5Fall/Winter

Registration Requirement: Acceptance into the Nursing program. Concurrent enrollment in NRS230 is required.

This course introduces the learner to the framework of the Oregon Consortium Nursing Education curriculum. The emphasis on health promotion across the life span includes learning about self-health as well as client health practices. To support self and client health practices, students learn to access research evidence about healthy lifestyle patterns and risk factors for disease/illness, apply growth and development theory, interview patients in a culturally sensitive manner, work as members of a multidisciplinary team giving and receiving feedback about performance, and use reflective thinking about their practice as nursing students. Populations studied in the course include children, adults, older adults and the family experiencing a normal pregnancy.

Additional Course Fee: $175.00

NRS110B Foundations of Nursing: Health Promotion - B

Credits 4Fall/Winter

Registration Requirement: Acceptance into the Nursing program.

Students are introduced to fundamental knowledge and skills used by nurses to promote health and prevent disease. Students learn how to interview clients in a culturally-sensitive manner, work as a member of the multidisciplinary team through giving and receiving feedback about performance, and use reflective thinking about their practice as nursing students. Students practice nursing skills in lab and in a variety of clinical settings. Therapeutic communication skills, physical assessment and selected core nursing skills identified in the OCNE Core Nursing Skills document. Populations studied in the course include children, adults, older adults and the pregnant woman.

Additional Course Fee: $550.00

NRS111A Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness I - A

Credits 2Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Completion of NRS110A and BI234, with a grade of "C" or better.

The nurse's role in the care of the clients with chronic illness across the life span of multiple ethnic groups is introduced. The client's and family's "lived experiences" with selected chronic illness are explored. Clinical practice guidelines and research evidence are used to guide clinical judgments in the care of individuals with chronic conditions. Multidisciplinary team roles and responsibilities are explored in the context of delivering safe, high quality healthcare to individuals with chronic conditions (includes practical and legal aspects of delegations). Chronic pain, intervention and treatment, as well as the role and responsibility of the nurse is reviewed. Cultural, ethical, legal and healthcare delivery issues are explored through case scenarios that include children with asthma, adults with COPD, adolescents with mood disorders, adults and adolescent with diabetes and older adults with dementia. Care of the family experiencing pregnancy, delivery and newborn care are.

Additional Course Fee: $175.00

NRS111B Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness I - B

Credits 4Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: NRS110A and BI234, each with a grade of "C" or better.

Nursing assessment and common interventions (including technical procedures) for clients with chronic health conditions are introduced. Students practice technical nursing skills and physical assessment in the nursing lab and in simulation activities. The clinical portion of the course includes practice with therapeutic communication skills, physical assessment, selected core nursing skills identified in the OCNE Core Nursing Skills document, and documentation using electronic medical records. Populations studied in the course include children, adults and older adults.

Additional Course Fee: $550.00

NRS112A Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care I - A

Credits 2Fall/Spring

Registration Requirement: Successful completion in all prior nursing curriculum courses, each with a grade of "C" or better.

This course focuses on acute illness and the delivery of nursing care to patients experiencing an acute illness across the lifespan. It introduces the learner to assessment and common interventions for care of patients during an acute episode of disease/illness. The importance of critical thinking and integration of nursing care concepts, pharmacological interventions and lab analysis are stressed regarding the care of the acutely ill patient. Disease/illness trajectories and their translation into clinical practice are considered in relation to their impact on providing culturally sensitive, client-centered care. Acute pain and management of acute pain is also addressed.

Additional Course Fee: $175.00

NRS112B Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care I - B

Credits 4Fall/Spring

Registration Requirement: Successful completion in all prior nursing courses, each with a grade of "C" or better.

This course introduces the learner to assessment and common interventions (including relevant technical procedure) for care of patients across the lifespan who require acute care, including normal childbirth. Disease/illness trajectories and their translation into clinical practice guidelines and/or standard procedures are considered in relation to providing culturally sensitive, client-centered care. Includes skills lab, simulation activities and clinical learning experiences.

Additional Course Fee: $550.00

NRS221A Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness II and End of Life - A

Credits 4Fall/Spring

Registration Requirement: Successful completion of all prior nursing curriculum courses, each with a grade of "C" or better.

This course builds on Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness I. Chronic Illness II expands the student's knowledge related to family care giving, symptom management and end-of-life concepts. These concepts are a major focus and basis for nursing interventions with patients and families. Ethical issues related to advocacy, self-determination and autonomy are explored. Skills related to enhancing communication and collaboration as a member of an interdisciplinary team are further explored. Exemplars include patients with chronic mental illness and addictions as well as other chronic conditions and disabilities affecting functional status and family relationships. Palliative care and end-of-life issues are also addressed.

Additional Course Fee: $175.00

NRS221BC Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness II and End of Life - B Clinical

Credits 3Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Successful completion of all prior nursing curriculum courses, each with a grade of "C" or better.

This course provides the student the opportunity to use complex nursing skills and interventions, in the clinical setting, to manage symptoms and care of patients with chronic conditions, disabilities, mental health issues and addictions. Negotiating in interdisciplinary teams, and considering the impact of cultural beliefs related to illness are included in the care provided to patients and families.

Additional Course Fee: $300.00

NRS221BL Foundations of Nursing in Chronic Illness II and End-of-Life - B Lab

Credits 2Summer/Winter

Registration Requirement: Successful completion of all prior nursing curriculum courses with a grade of "C" or better.

This course provides students the opportunity to practice complex nursing skills associated with physical assessment, intervention and management of patients with chronic or acute illness. Communication skills, team activities and patient care priority setting are practiced in the stimulated case activities. Focus is on technical nursing skills and simulation activities that prepare the student to apply the nursing skills used in the management of patient care. Field experiences are used to familiarize the students with the mental health needs and services in the community.

Additional Course Fee: $250.00

NRS222A Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care II and End of Life - A

Credits 4Summer/Winter

Registration Requirement: Successful completion of all prior nursing curriculum courses, each with a grade of "C" or better.

This course builds on Nursing in Acute Care I focusing on more complex and/or unstable patient care conditions, some of which may result in death. These patient care conditions require strong observation and rapid decision-making skills. Evidence-based data is used to support appropriate focused assessments and effective, efficient nursing interventions. Life span and developmental factors, cultural variables and legal aspects of care frame the ethical decision making employed in patient choices for treatment or palliative care within the acute care setting. Case scenarios incorporate prioritizing care needs, delegation and supervision, and family and patient teaching for discharge planning or end-of-life care. Exemplars include acute conditions affecting multiple body systems.

Additional Course Fee: $175.00

NRS222BC Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care II and End-of-Life-B Clinic

Credits 4Fall/Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Successful completion of all prior nursing curriculum courses, each with a grade of "C" or better.

This clinical course provides the student with the opportunity to care for patients with complex and/or unstable health conditions, some of which may result in death. Evidence-based data is used to support appropriate focused assessments and effective, efficient nursing interventions which may require rapid decision making. Life span factors, cultural variables and legal aspects of care frame the ethical decision making employed in patient choices for treatment or palliative care within the acute care setting. Evidence -based practice, clinical judgement and symptom management are emphasized.

Additional Course Fee: $300.00

NRS222BL Foundations of Nursing in Acute Care II and End-of-Life - B Lab

Credit 1Summer/Winter

Registration Requirement: Successful completion of all prior nursing curriculum courses, each with a grade of "C" or better.

This lab course focuses on complex nursing skills that require strong observation skills and rapid decision making. Students practice assessment techniques, skills and interventions needed to manage the care of the acutely ill patient. Life span factors, cultural variables and legal aspects of care frame the ethical decision making that must be considered when complex interventions are used to support an acutely ill patient near the end-of-life. Palliative care measures are practiced through simulation which provides the student the opportunity to demonstrate prioritizing nursing interventions, communication, critical thinking and family and patient teaching for either discharge planning or end-of-life care.

Additional Course Fee: $250.00

NRS224 Integrative Practicum I

Credits 9Summer/Winter

Registration Requirement: Successful completion of all prior nursing curriculum courses, each with a grade of "C" or better.

This course introduces the theoretical background that enables students to provide safe and effective care related to drugs and natural products to persons throughout the lifespan. It includes the foundational concepts of principles of pharmacology, nonopioid analgesics and antibiotics, as well as additional classes of drugs. Students will learn to make selected clinical decisions in the context of nursing regarding using current, reliable sources of information, understanding pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, developmental physiologic considerations, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of drug therapy, teaching persons from diverse populations regarding safe and effective use of drugs and natural products, intervening to increase therapeutic benefits and reduce potential negative effects, and communicating appropriately with other health professionals regarding drug therapy. Drugs are studied by therapeutic or pharmacological class using an organized framework.

Additional Course Fee: $650.00

NRS230 Clinical Pharmacology I

Credits 3Fall/Winter

Registration Requirement: Acceptance into the Nursing program; and BI231, BI232 and BI233, each with a grade of "C" or better.

This course introduces the theoretical background that enables students to provide safe and effective care related to drugs and natural products to persons throughout the lifespan. It includes the foundational concepts of principles of pharmacology, nonopioid analgesics and antibiotics, as well as additional classes of drugs. Students learn to make selected clinical decisions in the context of nursing regarding medication using current, reliable sources of information, understanding pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics, developmental physiologic consideration, and monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of drug therapy. There is a focus on teaching persons from diverse populations regarding safe and effective use of drugs and natural products, intervening to increase therapeutic benefits and reduce potential negative effects, and communicating appropriately with other health professionals regarding drug therapy. Drugs are studied by therapeutic or pharmacological class using an organized framework.

Additional Course Fee: $60.00

NRS231 Clinical Pharmacology II (Course offered online)

Credits 3Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: NRS230, with a grade of "C" or better.

This sequel to Clinical Pharmacology I continues to provide the theoretical background that enables students to provide safe and effective nursing care related to drugs and natural products to persons throughout the life span. Students will learn to make selected clinical decisions in the context of nursing regarding using current, reliable sources of information, monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of drug therapy, teaching persons from diverse populations regarding safe and effective use of drugs and natural products, intervening to increase therapeutic benefits and reduce potential negative effects, and communicating appropriately with other health professionals regarding drug therapy. The course addresses additional classes of drugs and related natural products and not contained in Clinical Pharmacology I.

Additional Course Fee: $60.00

NRS232 Pathophysiological Processes I

Credits 3Winter/Spring

Registration Requirement: Successful completion of BI231, BI232 and BI233, each with a grade of "C" or better.

This course introduces pathophysiological processes that contribute to many different disease states across the life span and human responses to those processes. It includes the foundational concepts of cellular adaptation, injury and death; inflammation and tissue healing; fluid and electrolyte imbalances; and physiologic response to stressors and pain, as well as additional pathophysiological processes. Students learn to make selective clinical decisions in the context of nursing regarding current, reliable sources of pathophysiological information, selecting and interpreting nursing assessments based on a knowledge of pathophysiological processes, teaching persons from diverse populations regarding pathophysiological changes, and communicating with other health professionals regarding pathophysiological processes.

Additional Course Fee: $60.00

NRS233 Pathophysiological Processes II

Credits 3Fall/Spring

Registration Requirement: Successful completion of NRS232 with a grade of "C" or better.

This sequel to Pathophysiological Processes I continues to explore pathophysiological processes that contribute to disease states across the life span and human responses to those processes. Students learn to make selected clinical decisions in the context of nursing using current, reliable sources of pathophysiology information, selecting and interpreting focused nursing assessments based on knowledge of pathophysiological processes, teaching persons from diverse populations regarding pathophysiological processes, and communicating with other health professionals regarding pathophysiological processes. The course addresses additional pathophysiological processes not contained in Pathophysiological Processes I.

Additional Course Fee: $60.00

Course fees are subject to change. Additional section fees (web, hybrid, etc.) may apply.

Course offered online

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