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Nursing (NURS)
Nursing Building, Room 103
(520) 626-6161

Professors Suzanne Van Ort, Interim Dean, Agnes M. Aamodt
(Emerita), Eleanor E. Bauwens (Emerita), Pearl P. Coulter
(Emerita), JoAnn Glittenberg, Ada Sue Hinshaw, Margarita A. Kay
(Emerita), Alice J. Longman, Beverly A. McCord (Emerita), L.
Claire Parsons, Linda R. Phillips, Arlene M. Putt (Emerita),
Gladys E. Sorensen (Emerita)

Associate Professors Terry Badger, Carrie Jo Braden, Evelyn M.
DeWalt (Emerita), Sandra Ferketich, Rose Gerber, Mary E. Hazzard
(Emerita), Elaine B. Jones, Lillian Lynch (Emerita), Betty J.
McCracken (Emerita), Virginia Miller (Emerita), Ida M. Moore,
Alice Noyes, Jessie V. Pergrin (Emerita), Lois E. Prosser
(Emerita), Pamela Reed, Jacqueline J. Sherman, Gayle A. Traver,
Joyce Verran, Mary J. Welty (Emerita), Mary O. Wolanin (Emerita),
Anne Woodtli

Assistant Professors Mary Alexander, Leanna Crosby, Joan E.
Haase, Margaret A. Knight, Dona M. Pardo, Lee Sennott-Miller,
Christine M. Sheehy

Senior Lecturer Patricia A. King

Lecturers Janice Allen, Judith L. Ayoub, Jacqueline Barth, Carol
Bluth, Martha D. Cobb, Lucy M. Colbert, Gale E. Manke, Marylyn
McEwen, Marlys Moeckly, Mary C. Vincenz

Adjunct Lecturers Joyce Bowdish, Linda Evans

Clinical Instructors Kate Brennan, Carol Feingold, Diana S.
Gomez, Michele M Siskind, Elizabeth C. Tracy, Ilene Westfall

Adjunct Clinical Instructor Anna Guerra

The degrees offered are the Bachelor of Science in Nursing,
Master of Science, and Doctor of Philosophy with a major in
nursing. For undergraduate admission and degree requirements,
please see the College of Nursing section of this catalog. For
graduate admission and degree requirements, please see the
Graduate Catalog.

Starting with the nursing major courses in the sophomore year,
all baccalaureate nursing students are required to provide their
own transportation to the clinical areas where they are assigned
for patient-care experience. Baccalaureate students wear an
official College of Nursing uniform for clinical courses. During
these semesters the student must be enrolled for all required
courses.

The College participates in the university honors program.

251. Perspectives of Nursing and Health Care (3) I II Orientation
to nursing as a profession including an overview of the health
care delivery system within the context of societal needs and
social structures. Required of nursing majors. Open to nonmajors;
consult with college before enrolling. Writing-Emphasis Course*

263. Nursing Process and Health Assessment (4) I II Application
of scientific knowledge for assessment of basic and developmental
needs; use of nursing process to promote health, prevent illness
and provide continuing care. Open to majors only. 2R, 6L. P, 251,
CR, 279.

279. Nurse as Consumer and User of Research (3) I II Development
of analytical skills related to use of research findings;
introduction to research process. Open to majors only. P, 251,
CR, 263. Writing-Emphasis Course*

281. Nursing Issues and Research (2) S Overview of nursing as a
profession within the health care delivery system. Introduction
to research process, role of nurse as consumer and user of
research. Open to accelerated-pathway nursing majors only.

285. Professional Nursing Skills (5) S The first course in
clinical nursing focuses on basic skills, nursing process, and
health assessment. Theoretical concepts of health wellness,
communication, functional health patterns, culture, physical
assessment and basic nursing skills will be taught by lecture,
demonstration, seminar and clinical practice. Open to
accelerated-pathway nursing majors only.

350. Pathophysiology (3) I II Provides a conceptual integrative
approach to selected pathophysiological phenomena and human
responses to illness. Nonmajors who wish to enroll should consult
the college. P, CHEM 101a-101b, 102a-102b, ECOL 181 and EXSS 201
and 202.

352. Nursing Skills for Care Provider (6) I II Provide student
with basic nursing skills for the care provider. Includes
selected psychosocial and psychomotor skills used in assisting
individuals, families and groups in meeting their health care
needs. 2R, 12L. P, 263, 279, CR, 350, 372.

372. Nurse as Care Provider for Developing Families (5) I II
Concepts, principles and techniques for care with developing
families; clinical practice focuses upon providing care to
newborns and their families. Open to majors only. 2R, 9L. P, 263,
279, CR, 350, 352.

378. Nursing Care in Death and Dying (3) I Designed to provide
students the opportunity to explore feelings regarding death, to
consider needs and perceptions of the patient and the patient's
family, and to improve ability to provide nursing care. Open to
majors only, or consult college before enrolling. Writing-
Emphasis Course*

380. Health and Family Assessment (5) I II Health assessment of
clients and families. Family structure, family dynamics and
developmental tasks across the lifespan. Open to registered nurse
students only. P, admission to College of Nursing.

381. Professional Nursing Role (1) I II Emphasis on socialization
into professional nursing role. Open to registered nurse students
only. P, admission to the College of Nursing.

383. Nurse as Care Provider in Mental Health (5) I II Concepts,
principles, and techniques of nurse-client relationships with
individuals, families and groups in a variety of mental-health
settings. Open to majors only. 2R, 9L. P, 350, 352, 372, CR, 384.

384. Nurse as Acute Care Provider with Adults (6) I II Concepts,
principles and techniques for providing care to adults with acute
health care needs in a variety of medical-surgical settings. Open
to majors only. 2R, 9L. P, 350, 352, 372, CR, 383.

396H. Honors Proseminar (3) I

420. Health Assessment of the School Age Child (3) S Health
maintenance, health promotion, physical and developmental
assessment, screening, management and referral of the school age
child. Open to majors only. P, 481, or consult college before
enrolling.

421. Nursing Care of the Child with a Handicap or Chronic Illness
(3) S Overview of congenital and acquired handicaps or chronic
conditions in school age children. Assessment and management in
the school setting of these children and their families. Open to
majors only. P, 481, or consult college before enrolling. May be
convened with 521.

422. School Nursing Practice (3) I Analysis and application of
nursing in school systems. Program development and evaluation,
health curriculum development, and principles of epidemiology for
identification of high risk groups. Open to majors only. P, 481,
or consult college before enrolling. May be convened with 522.

431. Professional Nursing Issues (2) [Rpt./1] II Contemporary
professional issues influencing professional nursing practice.
Credit is allowed for this course or NURS 488, but not for both.
Open to majors only. Available only to students in the
Accelerated Pathway for Second Degree Students program.

472. Nurse as Acute Care Provider with Children (5) I II
Concepts, principles and techniques for providing acute health
care to children and adolescents in diverse settings. Open to
majors only. 2R, 9L. P, 383, 384, CR, 475.

475. Nurse as Care Provider with Critically Ill (5) I II
Concepts, principles and techniques for providing care to
critically ill individuals in diverse settings. Open to majors
only. 2R, 9L. P, 383, 384, CR, 472.

480. Principles of Physiology in Health Care (4) S Selected
physiologic functions and adaptive changes which occur in health
and illness. Cellular physiology, the immune system,
neurophysiology, cardiovascular, pulmonary, renal, and endocrine
physiology. P, undergraduate physiology. May be convened with
580.

481. Nurse as Care Provider of Communities (5) I II Concepts,
principles and techniques of public health science and community
health nursing practice with communities. Open to majors only.
2R, 9L. P, 472, 475, CR, 485, 486, 488.

483. Perspectives of Cancer Care for Health Professionals (3) S
Current methods of care for individuals with cancer and for their
families. 6R, 9L. Not accepted in doctoral program of study in
nursing. P, enrollment in baccalaureate or graduate programs in
nursing or pharmacy. (Identical with PHPR 483) May be convened
with 583.

485. Nurse in Clinical Selective (2) I II Directed nursing
practice in an area of clinical interest. Open to majors only.
6L. P, 472, 475, CR, 481, 486, 488.

486. Nurse as Coordinator of Care (5) I II Concepts, principles
and techniques for organizing and managing nursing care in
selected settings. Open to majors only. 2R, 9L. P, 472, 475, CR,
481, 485, 488.

487. Poverty and Health (3) II Study of the relationship between
poverty and health. Concepts and theories from anthropology,
psychology and sociology will be used to analyze problems
associated with poverty. Advanced degree credit available for
non-Ph.D. majors only. P, six units of social science. (Identical
with ANTH 487 and FCM 487) May be convened with 587. Writing-
Emphasis Course*

488. Contemporary Professional Issues (2) I II Nursing, health
care and societal issues which influence nursing roles and the
practice of professional nursing. Open to majors only. P, 472,
475, CR, 481, 485, 486. Writing-Emphasis Course.*

504. Conceptual Models (3) I S Theory and research surrounding
conceptual models with emphasis on description of conceptual
models.

521. Nursing Care of the Child with a Handicap or Chronic Illness
(3) S For a description of course topics, see 421. Graduate-level
requirements include a paper and/or a presentation. P, 481, or
consult college before enrolling. May be convened with 421.

522. School Nursing Practice (3) I For a description of course
topics, see 422. Graduate-level requirements include identifying
a select population; conducting a needs assessment; planning,
implementing, and evaluating a specific health program. P, 481,
or consult college before enrolling. May be convened with 422.

530. Methods in Nursing Research (3) II Critical examination of
selected problems and methods in the nursing research process.
Consideration is given to both qualitative and quantitative
methods.

572. Geriatrics Pharmacotherapeutics (2) [Rpt./1] II A clinical
pharmacology course that provides the student with knowledge
about common medications used to treat older adults. Of primary
focus is the drug management of chronic and self-limiting acute
diseases. Specific content of the course covers representative
drugs of a pharmacologic group, indications for use, drug
selection, titration of dosage, key adverse effects, monitoring
of therapy and alternate drugs. Open to majors only.

580. Principles of Physiology in Health Care (4) S For a
description of course topics, see 480. Graduate-level
requirements include a comprehensive paper. P, undergraduate
physiology. May be convened with 480.

583. Perspectives of Cancer Care for Health Professionals (3) S
For a description of course topics, see 483. Graduate-level
requirements include an additional paper. P, enrollment in
baccalaureate or graduate programs in nursing or pharmacy.
(Identical with PHPR 583) May be convened with 483.

587. Poverty and Health (3) II For a description of course
topics, see 487. Graduate-level requirements include an in-depth
research paper on an aspect of poverty. Advanced degree credit
available for non-Ph.D. majors only. P, six units of social
science. (Identical with ANTH 587 and FCM 587) May be convened
with 487.

588.  Healing Systems in the Southwest (3) I II Application of
principles from anthropological theory to the actual practice of
patient care, with emphasis on culture content of groups living
in the greater Southwest. P, nine units of behavioral science.
(Identical with ANTH 588 and FCM 588)

589. Health of the Older Adult (3) I Current research of the
aging process including physical and mental alterations; emphasis
on physiological changes. Consult college before enrolling.
(Identical with GERO 589)

600a-600b. Nursing Theory and Practice (3-3) I II S Maintenance,
therapeutic and preventive nursing care of persons in various
settings. Student elects practice in one area of nursing: 600a
(I) is selected for (1) child, (2) maternal-newborn, or (3)
psychiatric-mental-health. 600b (II) is chosen for (1) community
health, (2) gerontology, (3) medical-surgical.

601. Pathophysiologic Alterations (3) I Alterations in
physiologic mechanisms secondary to alterations in perfusion,
oxygenation, hydration, osmolarity, temperature, and resistance
to infection. P, 580 or 3 hours of graduate-level physiology.

603. Public Health Science (3) I Health promotion and primary
prevention in communities and populations, epidemiology and
legal/political issues in advanced public health nursing. Nursing
and public health theories synthesized. Open to majors only.

604. Developmental Concepts in Nursing (3) II Examination of
concepts of development over the life span and their relationship
to nursing phenomena. Different models or views of development
are explored and applied to nursing theory development, research,
and practice. Open to majors only.

605. Issues in Family Relations (3) II Examination of issues in
providing care to families using theory and research from nursing
and related fields. Concepts included will apply to the young,
developing, and mature family. Open to majors only.

606. Social, Psychological Problems in Nursing (3) II Focus on
concepts of stress and training with emphasis on health-related
outcomes. Nursing research on addictions, depression, abuse and
violence will be explored. Open to majors only.

607. Cross-Cultural Nursing (3) S Focus on a synthesis of
theories from nursing and related fields to explore cultural
variations in response to actual or potential problems of health
or illness. The methods for caring and treating culturally
influenced responses will be examined. Open to majors only.

608. Cognitive Alterations (3) S Client problems related to the
processing of sensory information including etiological factors.
Research-based nursing interventions for clients with cognitive
alterations are examined. Open to majors only.

609. Health Assessment (3) I Focuses on synthesis of physical and
psychosocial data by using current research and theoretical
models in geriatric nursing. Emphasizes physiology, physical,
cultural and psychosocial assessment. Open to majors only. P,
580.

621. Educational Process (3) I Theoretical and practical
application of teaching-learning process in classroom and
clinical settings. Principles of teaching, learning,
instructional design, testing. Microteaching included. 2R, 3L.
Open to majors only.

622. Nurse Educator Role (3) II Theoretical and practical
application of curriculum development and process. Use of
teaching-learning process. Preparation for nurse educator role.
Directed practice teaching included. 1R, 6L. Open to majors only.
P, 621.

623. Clinical Agency Administration (3) II Practical application
of administrative processes in a nursing care delivery setting.
Focuses on the use of selected skills essential to effective
administration. Open to majors only. P, 624.

624. The Administrative Process (3) I Theoretical background for
nursing administration in care settings. Emphases are on
accountability, budgeting, management skills, constraints and
influences as related to nursing administration. Open to majors
only.

625. Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Role (3) I Exploration of
models of advanced nursing practice role in health care system.
Emphasizes factors that influence process of defining and
implementing geriatric nurse practitioner role. Open to majors
only. P, 580.

626. Geriatric Nurse Practitioner Role Development (3) II Focuses
on concepts and skills needed to manage therapeutically the
common acute and chronic health problems prevalent in older
adults. Emphasizes clinical decision-making in abnormal aging.
Open to majors only. P, 625.

627. Mental Health Nursing Clinical Therapeutic Process (3) II
Focus on concepts of personality development using psychodynamic
and cognitive/behavioral theories oriented to the practice of
mental health nursing: employing individual, family and group
nursing therapeutic techniques for the amelioration of problem.
P, 600a, graduate standing in nursing.

628. Mental Health Nursing Advanced Clinical Practice (3) I
Focuses on the application of cognitive and behavioral theory in
the mental health clinical setting, emphasizing individual and
group modalities. Open to majors only.

632. Research Utilization (3) S Development and use of models and
tools for facilitating the use of research in science-based
nursing practice within organizational settings. 2R, 3L. P, 530.

633. Evaluation Research (3) I Development and use of models and
tools for assessing nursing processes, programs and performances.
Approaches to and psychological reactants of evaluation are
explored. Issues and development of market packages with cost
consideration are discussed along with program grant preparation.

635. Issues in Rural Health Care (3) II Topics include: community
assessment, planning and evaluation; interdisciplinary practice;
health care issues for southwestern ethnic minority populations.
(Identical with MAP 635, PHPR 635 and PSYC 635)

705. Nursing Metatheory (3) I Logical testing of theories in
practice; history of nursing theory development related to basic
epistemology, history, and philosophy of science; alternate
metatheoretical structures, clinical theory development
strategies; provision for an exercise in theory construction.
Laboratory is required. P, 6 units of clinical specialty or
clinical selective, 3 units of advanced human physiology, 3 units
of social science at an advanced level.

706. Middle Range Theory (3) II Introduction to ways of knowing,
focus on middle range theories in nursing and related sciences.
Emphasis on critique, elaboration and theory testing strategies.
Open to majors only. P, 705.

724a-724b-724c. Professional Role Development (1-1-1) I II Assist
student socialization into the role of nurse scientist. Ethics of
research, development of grant proposals, dissemination of
scholarly work through publication and presentation, balancing
roles of scholar, educator and clinician. Open to majors only. P,
admission to Ph.D. program.

725. Study of Social Influences (3) S In-depth examination of
social forces affecting the health care system. Open to majors
only. P, admission to Ph.D. program.

730. Quantitative Methods in Clinical Nursing Research (3) I
Investigation of selected quantitative strategies appropriate to
researching problems in clinical nursing. Open to majors only. P,
530, 633, admission to Ph.D. program.

731. Qualitative Methods in Clinical Nursing Research (3) I
Application of selected qualitative research methods from the
social sciences to clinical nursing. Open to majors only. P, 530,
admission to Ph.D. program.

781a-781b. Instrument Construction (3-3) S Deductive and
inductive processes for constructing/testing instruments to
measure nursing care interventions/patient outcomes. 781a:
Instrumentation for behavior and objective phenomena. 781b:
Instrumentation for subjective phenomena. Includes instrument
strategies; experience developing a pilot measure. 2R, 3L. Open
to majors and minors only. P, 705, 730, graduate level
statistics. 781a is not prerequisite to 781b. (781a and 781b
offered alternate summers.)

782a-782b-782c. Field Work in Nursing Research (3-3-3) S I II
Individualized course of study incorporating research and
clinical knowledge in a selected area of nursing practice in the
laboratory and field setting. P, 530, 600a-600b, 633, 705, 730.

 


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