NU 302 Health Assessment for Nurses - 3 Credits
This course focuses on advancing the theoretical knowledge and practical application of comprehensive health assessment. Interviewing techniques, physical assessment skills and pathophysiology are emphasized. The role of the nurse in health promotion of families and communities is introduced. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of the instructor.
NU 304 Human Pathophysiological Response to Illness - 3 Credits
The student will explore pathophysiologic response to illness using a conceptual approach. Principles of pharmacology related to the pathophysiologic phenomena are also examined. Emphasis is given to an understanding of the phenomena and how they relate to nursing practice. Prerequisite: CM 220 or Co-requisite: Junior year or permission of instructor.
NU 305 Introduction to Research - 3 Credits
This course focuses on research as the basis for practice. An introduction to the basic research methods is designed to prepare the student to understand quantitative and qualitative research. Prerequisite: CM 220 or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of the instructor. (This course may be taken as SO 305.)
NU 401 Capstone: Issues and Trends in Health Care Delivery - 3 Credits
This course involves students in an investigation of issues in health care. Emphasis is placed on examining the reciprocal influence of these specified issues on health care delivery, the health care professional, public policy and society as a whole. This examination involves the critical analysis of economic, political, religious, and cultural structures as well as fundamental societal processes and human relations. Students develop strategies for mobilizing positive change within the health care system. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Senior year. (This course may also be
taken as RAD 401.)
NU 403 Community Health of Aggregates - 3 Credits
The purpose of this course is to emphasize health among aggregates within the community. Study of community health care organizations and structure, community assessments, and roles and relationships of the community health care team are included. Discussion centers on comprehensive managements of family, group and community health.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Senior or Junior year.
NU 430 Informatics in Health Care - 3 Credits
This course explores the use and value of informatics in healthcare with an emphasis on information systems and the use of information technology (IT) to support health. The history of the development of nursing informatics and current and evolving nursing roles in healthcare informatics provide a backdrop for the evaluation of actual and potential IT applications in health care administration, clinical practice, research, and education. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor. (This course may also be taken as HCA 430.)
NU 440 Organizational Behavior - 3 Credits
This course explores the basic ideas and theories from the behavioral sciences as they apply to human and administrative behavior in organizations. This course provides an in-depth look at the application of the behavioral sciences to the management of individual and group behavior within the context of an organization. Prerequisite or Co-requisite: Junior year or with permission of instructor. (This course may also be taken as BU 316.)
NU 440P Leadership Practicum - 2-4 Credits
This practicum is designed to prepare the student to assume a leadership role within the nursing profession. Students learn to anticipate, adapt to and promote change in professional practice. Students are encouraged to perceive the interdependence between the profession and the world while making judgments and decisions. Students choose the venue of the practicum with assistance from the instructor. Prerequisites or Co-requisites: NU 440, Baccalaureate Students Only; Licensure as an RN in Pennsylvania.