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NURS

(NURS) NURSING
Lin Zhan, Ph.D., Dean
Billy Mac Jones Building
http://nursing.memphis.edu

* NOTE: In the repetition of NURS courses for the purpose of achieving a satisfactory grade, the theory and corequisite practicum courses are treated as one course. Both must be taken to improve the grade in either or both of the two courses. A maximum of one nursing course may be repeated. A student who drops or withdraws from a nursing course may re-enter that course only once.

Additional fees are charged for some Nursing courses. See the online class listings or Fee in The Loewenberg School of Nursing section of the Catalog.

In addition to the courses below, the department may offer the following Special Topics courses: 
NURS 4300-09. Special Topics in Nursing. (3). Topics are varied and in online class listings.


NURS 3000 - Pharmacology in Nursing (3)
Application of nursing process as it relates to pharmacokenetics, pharmacodynamics and administration of medications in clinical settings. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106. COREQUISITE: NURS 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129, 4127, 4129.

NURS 3001 - Individualized Study (1-3)
Directed individualized approach to increase nursing knowledge, understanding, and skills according to student's needs and level objectives. Assessment of student determines content areas and clinical experience needed. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 hours credit. Credit not applied toward B.S.N. degree.

NURS 3005 - Intro Professional Nursing (2)
Essential concepts of the professional nursing role; exploration of nursing's historical, theoretical, philosophical, ethical, and legal dimensions. Two lecture hours per week. COREQUISITE: NURS *3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106.

NURS 3006 - Professional Nursing Seminar (1)
Students will discuss, debate, and conceptualize the role of the professional nurse; develop essential skills and strategies necessary for academic, interpersonal and professional success. One lecture hour per week. COREQUISITE: NURS *3005, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106.

NURS 3017 - Intro/Med/Surgical Nursing (3)
(2217). Concepts essential to practice of professional nursing; nursing process and management of care for adults experiencing acute and chronic medical/surgical problems. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: admission to the Loewenberg School of Nursing. COREQUISITE: NURS* 3018, *3019, 3000, 3101, 3400.

NURS 3018 - Clinical Skills I (1)
(2218). Laboratory experiences focus on development of competency in performing basic clinical nursing procedures. Three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: admission to the Loewenberg School of Nursing. COREQUISITE: NURS *3017, *3019, 3000, 3101, 3400.

NURS 3019 - Med/Surg Nurs Practicum (2)
Nursing process in management of adults experiencing acute and chronic medical/surgical problems. Six clinical hours per week. PREREQUISITE: admission to the Loewenberg School of Nursing. COREQUISITE: NURS *3017, *3018, 3000, 3101, 3400. (S/U).

NURS 3101 - Health Assessment (2)
Knowledge and skills required to perform a systematic health and physical assessment of patients. Two lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: admission to LSON. COREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3103, 3105, *3106, 3400.

NURS 3103 - Health Assessment Lab (1)
Laboratory course focuses on developing skills needed to perform a systematic and individualized health assessment of an adult patient. Three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: admission to LSON. COREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, *3101, 3105, 3106, 3400.

NURS 3105 - Foundations PT-Centered Care (3)
Foundational knowledge and principles of patient-centered nursing care. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: admission to LSON. COREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3101, 3103, *3106, 3400.

NURS 3106 - Foundational Nursing Skills (2)
Nursing skills necessary to provide patient-centered care in clinical practice. Six laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: admission to LSON. COREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3101, 3103, *3105, 3400.

NURS 3108 - Essential Concepts/Prof Nurs (2)
Introduction of concepts essential to practice of professional nursing; special attention to developing student proficiency necessary to meet scholarly expectations of the university and nursing profession. PREREQUISITE: admission to Loewenburg School of Nursing RN to BSN program. Unencumbered current RN license.

NURS 3117 - Medical/Surgical Nursing I (4)
Nursing process in the management of adults experiencing acute and chronic medical/surgical problems. Four lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3017, 3018, 3019, 3000, 3101, 3400. COREQUISITE: *NURS 3118, 3119.

NURS 3118 - Clinical Skills II (1)
Laboratory experiences focus on development of competency in performing complex clinical nursing procedures. Three laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3017, 3018, 3019, 3000, 3101, 3400. COREQUISITE: NURS *3117, 3119.

NURS 3119 - Med/Surgical Nursing I Prac (3)
Nursing process in the provision of of direct care for multiple patients and support of their families in acute care settings. Nine clinical hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3017, 3018, 3019, 3000, 3101, 3400. COREQUISITE: *NURS 3117, 3118. (S/U).

NURS 3127 - Mental Health Nursing (3)
Principles and concepts related to mental health nursing emphasizing the roles and functions of the nurse in meeting the needs of patients with psychosocial alterations. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106. COREQUISITE: NURS *3129, 3000, 3205, 3206, 4127, 4129.

NURS 3129 - Mental Health Nurs Practicum (1-2)
Nursing care of patient with alterations in mental health, emphasizing application of nursing concepts, knowledge, and skills. Six clinical hours per week for seven weeks. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106. COREQUISITE: NURS *3127, 3000, 3205, 3206, 4127, 4129.

NURS 3201 - Health Assessment/RNs (3)
Concepts related to assessment of individual clients; emphasis on review of body systems, physical examination techniques and communication skills necessary to perform nursing assessment to clients across the lifespan. May be repeated once. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3108 and unencumbered current RN license.

NURS 3205 - Nurs Adult I/Common Hlth Alt (3)
Concepts and principles necessary to provide patient-centered nursing care to adults with common health alterations. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106. COREQUISITE: NURS *3206, 3000, 4127, 3127, 3129, 4129.

NURS 3206 - Nursing Adult I/Practicum (3)
Nursing care of adults with common health alterations, emphasizing the application of nursing concepts, knowledge, and skills. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106. COREQUISITE: NURS *3205, 3000, 4127, 3127, 3129, 4129.

NURS 3217 - Nursing/Childbearing Family (2)
Concepts and principles necessary to provide nursing care to childbearing women, neonates, and their families. Two lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106, 3000, 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129, 4127, 4129. COREQUISITE: NURS *3219, 3305, 3306, 4110.

NURS 3219 - Nurs Childbearing Family Pract (2-3)
Nursing care of childbearing women, neonates and the family emphasizing application of nursing concepts, knowledge and skills. Six clinical hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106, 3000, 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129, 4127, 4129. COREQUSITE: NURS *3217, 3305, 3306, 4110.

NURS 3227 - Pediatric Nursing (2)
Concepts and principles necessary to provide nursing care to newborns, infants, children, adolescents, and their families. Two lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106, 3000, 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129, 4127, 4129, 3305, 3306, 3217, 3219, 4110. COREQUISITE: NURS *3229, 3230, 3231.

NURS 3229 - Pediatric Nursing Practicum (2)
Nursing care of children and families in various settings, emphasizing application of nursing concepts, kowledge, and skills. Six clinical hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3016, 3000, 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129, 4127, 4129, 3305, 3306, 3217, 3219, 4110. COREQUISITE: NURS *3227, 3230, 3231.

NURS 3230 - Gerontological Nursing (2-3)
Principles and concepts related to gerontological nursing, emphasizing the roles and functions of the nurse in meeting the health care needs of the older adult. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106, 3000, 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129, 4127, 4129, 3305, 3306, 3217, 3219, 4110. COREQUISITE: NURS *3231, 3227, 3229.

NURS 3231 - Gerontological Nurs Practicum (3)
Patient-centered nursing care of the older adult in various care settings, emphasizing application of nursing concepts, knowledge, and skills. Nine clinical hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106, 3000, 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129, 4127, 4129, 3305, 3306, 3217, 3219, 4110. COREQUISITE: NURS *3230, 3227, 3229.

NURS 3305 - Nurs Adult II/Complex Hlt Alt (3)
Concepts and principles necessary to provide patient-centered nursing care to adults with complex multisystem health alterations. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106, 3000, 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129, 4127, 4129. COREQUISITE: NURS *3306, 3217, 3219, 4110.

NURS 3306 - Nurs Adult II/Complex Pract (3)
Clinical nursing care of the adult with complex health alterations emphasizing the application of nursing concepts, knowledge, and skills. Nine clinical hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106, 3000, 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129, 4127, 4129. COREQUISITE: NURS *3305, 3217, 3219, 4110.

NURS 3317 - Perioperative Nursing (1)
Theoretical foundation for perioperative practice during the intraoperative phase. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3117, 3118, 3119. COREQUISITE: *NURS 3319.

NURS 3319 - Perioperative Nurs Practicum (2)
Application of perioperative nursing process with clinical practice in both the scrub/circulating nursing roles. Six clinical laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3117, 3118, 3119. COREQUISITE: *NURS 3317.

NURS 3327 - Oncology Nursing (3)
Theory and principles of oncology nursing practice for both pediatric and adult cancer patient. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3117, 3118, 3119, 3127, 3129.

NURS 3400 - Clinical Pathophysiology (3)
Overview of the pathophysiological processes of selected diseases; etiology, pathogenesis, and clinical manifestations of diseases are emphasized. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: BIOL 1230/1231, 2010/2011, 2020/2021, admission to LSON. COREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106.

NURS 3410 - Patho/Pharm Concepts/RNs I (3)
Application of pathophysiological and pharmacological concepts as they relate to nursing practice; case study approach emphasizing selected systems. PREREQUISITE: admission to the Loewenberg School of Nursing and unencumbered current RN license. COREQUSITE: NURS 3108.

NURS 3420 - Patho/Pharm Concepts/RNs II (3)
Unencumbered current RN license.

NURS 4110 - Evidence Based Practice Nurs (3)
Basic elements of the research process and models of evidence-based nursing practice, emphasizing appraisal and translation of evidence into practice. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106, 3000, 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129, 4127, 4129. COREQUISITE: NURS 3217, 3219, 3305, 3306, EDPR 4541 or PSYC 3110 or SOCI 3311.

NURS 4117 - Medical/Surgical Nursing II (3)
Nursing process in the care of critically ill adults experiencing multi-system disorders; introduces student to the synergy model of care. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3117, 3118, 3119, 3127, 3129, 3217, 3219, 3227, 3229. COREQUISITE: *NURS 4119.

NURS 4119 - Med/Surg Nurs II Practicum (3)
Nursing process in the provision of direct care for adult patients and support of families in critical care settings. Nine laboratory hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3117, 3118, 3119, 3127, 3129, 3217, 3219, 3227, 3229. COREQUISITE: *NURS 4117. (S/U).

NURS 4120 - Contemporary Issues/Trends (3)
Integration and synthesis of knowledge from previous nursing and general education courses to explore societal and political issues that affect the delivery of health care. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3117, 3118, 3119, 3127, 3129, 3217, 3219, 3227, 3229. For RN students: admission to the Loewenberg School of Nursing.

NURS 4127 - Community Health Nursing (3)
Overview of community health concepts and theories with emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, and risk reduction within diverse population. Three lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106. COREQUISITE: NURS *4129, 3000, 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129.

NURS 4129 - Community Hlth Nurs Practicum (1-2)
Clinical course focuses on application of community health nursing concepts emphasizing health promotion and disease prevention in diverse populations. Six clinical hours for seven weeks. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106. COREQUISITE: NURS *4127, 3000, 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129.

NURS 4137 - Emergency/Trauma Nursing (3)
Application of nursing process with adult clients, significant others, and group experiencing emergency/trauma situations; resuscitation, health maintenance, restoration, and rehabilitation of clients experiencing problems of adaptation requiring acute emergency/trauma levels of care in Emergency Department setting.

NURS 4139 - Emergency/Trauma Practicum (2)
Provides students with opportunity to directly care for adult clients and their significant other(s) in emergency settings.

NURS 4205 - Transition Professional Nurs (4)
Role transition from the student to professional nurse emphasizing patient-centered care, leadership, evidence-based practice, quality improvement, safety, effective communication, and current issues in nursing practice. Four lecture hours per week. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106, 3000, 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129, 4127, 4129, 3305, 3306, 3217, 3219, 4110, 3227, 3229, 3230, 3231. COREQUISITE: NURS *4206.

NURS 4206 - Transition Prof Nurs Practicum (8)
Capstone clinical course immerses students in role transition to professional nursing practice. Experiential learning enables the progression from student to registered nurse. Twenty-four laboratory hours per week are required. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3005, 3006, 3400, 3101, 3103, 3105, 3106, 3000, 3205, 3206, 3127, 3129, 4127, 4129, 3305, 3306, 3217, 3219, 4110, 3227, 3229, 3230, 3231. COREQUISITE: NURS *4205.

NURS 4227 - Leadership & Management (3)
Theories of leadership, management, and change basic to functioning within economic, social and political realities of health care settings/systems; organizational assessment, decision making, collaboration, coordination, and evaluation emphasized. PREREQUISITE: NURS 4117, 4119. COREQUISITE: *NURS 4229.

NURS 4229 - Leadership/Mgmt Prac (4)
Precepted experience using nursing leadership management theories and principles to coordinate nursing care of groups of patients. Twelve laboratory hours per week in hospital setting. PREREQUISITE: NURS 4117, 4119. COREQUISITE: *NURS 4227. (S/U).

NURS 4230 - Nursing Content Mastery (3)
Synthesis of information obtained throughout the 5 semester nursing program designed to aid in preparing for and successfully completing the NCLEX Exam to become a licensed Registered Nurse. This course will provide the student with opportunities to improve test taking skills by with online mock tests. Both lecture and online instruction will be utilized. PREREQUISITE: completion of all Provider of Care courses.

NURS 4317 - Population Focused Nursing/RNs (3)
Overview of community based health care delivery system at local, state, and national levels; theories and principles of nursing care of communities and aggregates in public health and home health care settings; expands role of RN student to coordinator of care. May be repeated once. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3108, 3201, 3410, 3420, and unencumbered current RN license.

NURS 4319 - Pop Focused Practicum/RNs (2)
Use of nursing and public health theories and principles to provide nursing care to populations within community setting. Practicum experiences are preceptor based with faculty oversight. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3108, 3201, 3410, 3420, and unencumbered current RN license. COREQUISITE: NURS 4317.

NURS 4326 - Global Perspectives on Nursing (3)
This study abroad program is designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in increasing their understanding of international health care issues as they relate to nursing.

NURS 4327 - Leadership/Mgmt for RNs (3)
Theories of leadership, management, and change basic to functioning within existing systems. Applications of conceptual models of nursing to contemporary practice. PREREQUISITE: Restricted to senior RN students, and unencumbered current RN license. COREQUISITE: NURS 4329.

NURS 4329 - Leadershp/Mgmt RNs Prac (2)
Precepted experience in selected roles using appropriate theories and models to guide practice. Nine laboratory hours per week in clinical setting. PREREQUISITE: Restricted to RN students, and unencumbered current RN license. COREQUISITE: NURS 4327. (S/U).

NURS 4331 - Nursing/Diverse Culture (3)
Cultural concepts and relationship to health and illness of individuals and families; focus on how culture influences nursing roles and clinical decision making in diverse cultures. Tours and lectures provided to highlight salient features of nursing, health care and other points of interest. Travel to selected region required. PREREQUISITE: admission to Loewenberg School of Nursing.

NURS 4332 - Cultural Diversity/Nursing (3)
Theory and principles of nursing practice related to cultural diversity and development of cultural competence in providing quality care to diverse patient populations. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3117, 3118, 3119, 3127, 3128, 3129.

NURS 4335 - Ethical Dialogue (3)
Overview of ethical, ethnic, ancestral, cultural, genetic, and societal issues related to healthcare. PREREQUISITE: NURS 3017, 3018, 3019, 3000, 3101, 3400.

NURS 4800 - Independent Study (1-3)
Directed study and/or research in selected areas of nursing. May be repeated for maximum of 7 hours credit. PREREQUISITE: senior standing and permission of faculty.

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