Department of Nursing

HMS Courses

HMS 151. Stress Management. 2 Hours.

Focuses on utilizing concepts related to stress and stress management strategies to achieve holistic high level wellness.

HMS 203. Health Care Through the Life Span. 3 Hours.

Provides an overview of promotion of health and prevention of illness throughout the life span.

HMS 208. Medical Terminology. 2 Hours.

Comprehensive examination of prefixes, stems, and suffixes as well as emphasis on pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of words used by health professionals including key pathology, diagnostic and treatment procedures terms.

HMS 213. Life Span Growth & Development. 3 Hours.

Focuses on human growth and development throughout the life span. Prerequisite or Corequisite: PSY 111. Classroom Study = 45 hrs.

HMS 215. Principles of Pharmacology. 3 Hours.

Provides a survey of all major drug groups as they apply to providing safe, therapeutic client care.

HMS 240. Nutrition. 3 Hours.

Nutrition and application to human dietary needs of people at different ages.

HMS 243. Pathophysiology. 3 Hours.

Provide fundamental knowledge of the structural and functional changes caused by disease and alterations in body function. Emphasis is placed on understanding changes and responses that produce signs and symptoms in common health problems. Prerequisites: Student must complete BIOL 220 and 221 before enrolling in this class.

HMS 279. Death & Dying. 3 Hours.

Provides a wholistic approach to end-of-life issues, including death, dying, and bereavement.

HMS 299. Special Topics Health Mgmt Sci. 1-8 Hour.

HMS 333. Transcultural Health Care. 3 Hours.

Present framework for health care providers to learn concepts and characteristics of diverse populations to provide culturally competent care for individuals, families, and communities.

HMS 379. Health & Physiological Aspects of Aging. 3 Hours.

Examines concepts of health, physiological changes, and health related practices of older adults. Required for Gerontology minor.

HMS 394. Independent Study General HMS. 1-4 Hour.

HMS 460. Quality & Risk Management in Health Care. 3 Hours.

Examines the fundamentals of a health care quality and risk management program, including risk identification, loss prevention, loss reduction, claims management process, risk financing, legal-ethical factors, and clinical risk exposures. Provides experience in quality and risk management practices that are unique to the health care settings. Prerequisite: Restricted to students with senior standing or have consent of instructor.

HMS 463. Issues Health Care Regs & Prac. 3 Hours.

Examines a variety of agencies that oversee and regulate healthcare in the United States. Focuses on a variety of professional standards and laws that affect quality of care, delivery, and managerial decision making. Prerequisite: Restricted to students with Senior status.

HMS 494. Independent Study Honors HMS. 1-8 Hour.

HMS 499. Special Topics Health Mgmt Sci. 1-8 Hour.

NURS Courses

NURS 221. Pre-Professional Development. 1 Hour.

Facilitates the development of professional behaviors, roles, and responsibilities. Provides opportunity for professional development, community service, and continuing education. Nursing elective graded pass/fail. Guidelines available through Department of Nursing. Prerequisite: Pre-nursing or nursing major.

NURS 222. Math For Meds. 1 Hour.

Enables the student to develop calculation skills, using the dimensional analysis technique, to safely calculate and administer medications.

NURS 253. Nursing Perspectives. 3 Hours.

Focuses on introductory concepts of the discipline of professional nursing. Open to the general university student. CS = 45*.

NURS 255. Nursing Foundations. 5 Hours.

Applies basic theoretical concepts to professional nursing in appropriate practice settings. Prerequisites: Admission to nursing. CS = 60; C/L = 90*.

NURS 264. Health Assessment. 4 Hours.

Applies methods required for a nursing health assessment in classroom and laboratory setting. Prerequisites: Admission to nursing. CS = 45; C/L = 45*.

NURS 299. Special Topics. 1-4 Hour.

NURS 325. Adult Health I. 5 Hours.

Focuses on nursing care of adults experiencing common health problems with predictable outcomes in selected body systems, including concepts of absorption, elimination. regulation, mobility, perceptual dysfunction, cell injury and inflammation, altered immune responses, and perioperative principles. Concepts important in understanding health and illness in the elderly are included. Clinical experiences occur in laboratory simulation and perioperative settings. Prerequisites: Admission to nursing. CS = 45; C/L = 90*.

NURS 335. Adult Health II. 5 Hours.

Focuses on nursing care for adults, including the elderly, who experience chronic and/or progressive health problems in selected body systems. Concepts of sensation, oxygenation, digestion, regulation, movement/coordination, and abnormal cell growth are included. Principles and practices of intravenous therapy are applied to the adult client. Clinical experiences occur in the laboratory, medical, and rehabilitation settings of the hospital. Prerequisite: Admission to nursing. CS = 45; C/L = 90*.

NURS 344. Child Health Nursing. 4 Hours.

Applies theories, concepts and competencies in providing nursing care for infants, children, and adolescents within families. Clinical experiences will occur in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Admission to nursing. CS = 30; C/L = 45*.

NURS 354. Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing. 4 Hours.

Applies psychosocial concepts and theories in psychiatric-mental health nursing within a nursing process framework for care of persons with mental health conditions. CS = 30; C/L = 90. Prerequisites: Student must complete NURS 325, 335, PSY 270 and be admitted into the nursing program before enrolling in this class.

NURS 361. Women's Health. 1 Hour.

Apply current theories and concepts in women's health and health practices within families. Prerequisite: Restricted to students who are admitted into the nursing program.

NURS 363. Nursing Theory and Research. 3 Hours.

Surveys contribution of theory and research to the development of the discipline of nursing. Focuses on nursing theories, conceptualizations, and research utilization for decision making within professional nursing. Prerequsite: Admission to nursing. CS = 45*.

NURS 364. Maternal Newborn Nursing. 4 Hours.

Applies current theories, concepts and competencies in evidence based maternal-newborn nursing. Provides experiences in caring for women, childbearing, families and newborns in the hospital, clinic and community. Compares the nursing roles in maternal-newborn nursing. CS - 30; C/L = 90. Prerequisite: Student must have completed NURS 335 prior to enrolling in this class.

NURS 383. Professional Nursing I. 3 Hours.

Professional Nursing I introduces the student to the nature of baccalaureate nursing, including the Department of Nursing Philosophy and curricular concepts. Students explore various nursing roles and theories in a variety of traditional and nontraditional settings. Prerequisite: acceptance into BSN program.

NURS 394. Nursing Internship. 1-6 Hour.

NURS 397. Nursing Internship. 2-6 Hour.

Fostering development of clinical nursing skills and decision making in approved health care agencies. Guidelines available through Department of Nursing. Prerequisite: admission to nursing. One semester credit hour = minimun of 45 hours of clinical study. Prerequisite: NURS 335.

NURS 399. Independent Study General Nurs. 1-4 Hour.

NURS 421. Nursing Leadership Development. 1 Hour.

Provides opportunities to implement leadership skills in professional roles and commiunity service. Promotes activities in professionalism, continuing education, and networking. Guidelines available through Department of Nursing. Prerequisites: NURS 256 and 264; and admission to nursing.

NURS 456. Public Health Nursing. 5 Hours.

Demonstrates population-focused community-oriented nursing through the synthesis of nurisng theory and public health theory applied to promoting, preserving and maintaining the health of populations and grounded in social justice. Provides experience in a variety of urban, rural, and frontier community settings. Prerequisite: NURS 344,354,361 and 364. Admission to nursing. CS = 45; C/L = 90*.

NURS 457. Public Health for the Professional Nurse. 5 Hours.

Demonstrates population-focused community-oriented nursing through the synthesis of nursing theory and public health theory applied to promoting, preserving and maintaining the health of populations and grounded in social justice. Provides experience in a variety of urban, rural, and frontier community settings. Prerequisite: NURS 363 and 383. Admission to BSN Completion Program. CS = 45; C/L = 90*.

NURS 458. Public Health Prof Nurse II. 3 Hours.

Provides opportunities for clinical application of population-focused, community-oriented nursing theory through experience in a variety of urban, rural and/or frontier community settings. Prerequisites: NURS 383,363,457 or corequisite and Admission to RN to BSN.

NURS 464. Adult Health III. 5 Hours.

Focuses on advanced nursing care of adults experiencing acute, complex, and potentially unstable illnesses and injuries. Concepts, principles, and theories relating to adaptation and life support management of regulatory systems are included. Clinical experiences include laboratory simulation and life system support settings, including critical care areas, dialysis, and emergency/trauma services. Prerequisite: Admission to nursing and senior status. CS = 45; C/L = 90*.

NURS 471. Nursing Review. 1 Hour.

Provides a systematic review of essential nursing content required for licensure. Prerequisites: Student must complete NURS 456 and 484 before enrolling in this class.

NURS 472. Trends and Issues. 2 Hours.

Evaluates current issues and trends impacting upon professional nursing practice. Introduces strategies to empower nurses for professional nursing with emphasis on legal, ethical and politicacl economic frameworks, career management; health care policy. Prerequisites: Admission to nursing and faculty approval. CS = 30*.

NURS 473. Nursing Leadership & Management. 3 Hours.

Analyzes theories and concepts of leadership and management for the professional nurse in dynamic nursing care delivery systems. Prerequisite: Admission to nursing. CS = 45*.

NURS 483. Professional Nursing II. 3 Hours.

Professional Nursing II will provide the student with an opportunity to examine professional nursing in a changing health care delivery system including the current and future focus of nursing care. Prerequisite: Acceptance into RN to BSN completion program.

NURS 493. Professional Nursing III. 3 Hours.

This integrative capstone course provides the student opportunity to design and implement a project in collaboration with faculty by integrating leadership and management concepts into nursing practice in a health care system. Prerequisite: acceptance into RN to BSN completion program.

NURS 494. Independent Study Honors Nurs. 1-8 Hour.

NURS 496. Study Abroad. 1-6 Hour.

Provides opportunities for MSU faculty-led study trips to appropriate locations. Focuses on becoming more culturally knowledgeable about global health care by immersion in a nursing culture of a different country. Will include additional requirements beyond travel itself. May be repeated for credit for different countries.

NURS 497. Nursing Practicum. 6 Hours.

Integrates management concepts in clinical nursing practice in selected health care systems with the collaborative guidance of faculty and clinical preceptors. Prerequisites: Admission to nursing. C/L = 270*.

NURS 499. Special Topics In Nursing. 1-8 Hour.

Faculty

Chair

Dr. Nicola Roed

Advanced Standing Director

Mary Smith

Nursing Faculty

Angie Bischof

Renee Duncan

Sara Frantsvog

Sandra Groth

Chriss Klassy

Carrie Lewis

Heidi Okeson

Dr. Linda Pettersen

Dr. Jaqueline Reep-Jarmin

Danielle Reinisch

Amy Roberts

Judy Swanson

Kimberly Tiedman