For a better viewing experience, please consider updating your browser.

Please upgrade your browser for a better viewing experience.

You are currently using a browser that we no longer support.
Our website features components that only modern browsers support. To ensure that you receive the best experience while visiting the Robert Morris University website, please upgrade your browser to one of our recommended browsers below.

Google Chrome     Firefox     Internet Explorer
Please note: If you are using a version of Internet Explorer greater than IE 7, please ensure that the compatibility mode of your browser is turned off and/or that the document mode is set higher than IE 7.

What we support for Windows: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer 9+. Find out more about your browser.
 
 



Course Catalog

Nursing  
List of all courses and their descriptions
List of all courses, their descriptions and offerings in the schedule book

NURS0202 - Nursing Assessment Lab
Fall 2014

Co-requisite: NURS2020
0 Credits

NURS0301 - Foundations Lab
Fall 2014

Co-Requisite: NURS3015
0 Credits

NURS0302 - Mgt Of Adult Clinical
Fall 2014

Co-requisite: NURS3020
0 Credits

NURS0350 - Nursing Care Mothers Clinical
Fall 2014

Course description unavailable, please contact Academic Services.
Please try again at a later time
0 Credits

NURS0355 - Nur Care Child/Family Clinical
Fall 2014

Course description unavailable, please contact Academic Services.
Please try again at a later time
0 Credits

NURS0420 - Adult II Clinical
Fall 2014

cO-REQUISITE: NURS4020
0 Credits

NURS0425 - Nsg Care Psychiatric Clinical
Fall 2014

Co-requisite: NURS4025
0 Credits

NURS1030 - Transcultural Health Care Thry
Fall 2014

This course will address cultural norms of individuals of varied racial and ethnic background. Students will be introduced to cultural rooting and progress to understanding universal aspects of culture, ie: kinship, religion, education, diet, art, politics, and economics. Health care from a global perspective will be emphasized. Understanding health problems related to social issues and life-ways is discussed as it relates to clinical practice.
3 Credits

NURS2010 - Intro To Professional Nursing
Fall 2014

This course is a broad overview of the profession of nursing. Students will be provided with a foundation in the scientific and social dimension of nursing as a discipline and a health profession. Students will examine the history of nursing and assess the impact of that development on the contemporary role of nursing in today's health care system. Students will be introduced to the nursing process, with special attention to critical thinking and decision-making as related to the nursing process. Professional values of altruism, autonomy, human dignity, integrity and social justice will be addressed. Finally, students will briefly examine global healthcare.
2 Credits

NURS2015 - Pathophysiology
Fall 2014

TThis course is presents an overview of human responses to illness including behavioral, physiologic, and pathophysiologic manifestations. Emphasis is placed on common conditions related to functional health patterns. Principles of disease transmission and immunological responses are integrated. 3 credits
Prerequisites: BIOL1220, BIOL1225, BIOL2370, and BIOL2380 or concurrent with BIOL2370 and BIOL2380
3 Credits

NURS2020 - Nursing Assessmt/Health Promo
Fall 2014

This course focuses on learning to assess the physical ,psychosocial, and developmental dimensions of the client through active learning activities in the classroom and laboratory settings. Application of the nursing process and its relation to major concepts of nursing assessment and health promotion is emphasized. Interviewing and therapeutic communication are introduced.
Prerequisites: BIOL1050, NURS2010, NURS2015, PSYC3550, or concurrent with NURS2010 and NURS2015 Co-requisite: NURS0202
3 Credits

NURS2060 - Nurs Care Of The Aging Adult
Fall 2014

This course will emphasize a holistic approach to managing the nursing care of older adults using the curricular guidelines from American Association of Colleges of Nursing as a framework. The prevention and/or management of geriatric syndromes will incorporate the knowledge of normal physiological and psychological changes of aging, the application of age-appropriate assessment skills, and the identification of health promotion strategies to foster maintenance and independence. The importance of effective communication to facilitate ethical decision-making will be addressed, as well as the utilization of family, community, governmental, and inter-professional resources related to care of the older adult. Regulatory agencies, healthcare law, policy and advocacy will be explored within the context of patient quality and safety. The importance of integrating research into practice to improve outcomes for the geriatric population will also be emphasized.
Prerequisite: NURS3015 and NURS3030 or concurrent with NURS3015 and NURS3030
2 Credits

NURS3010 - Foundations Of Nursing Practic
Fall 2014

This course focuses on learning the nursing process and its relation to major concepts of nursing care, including communication, therapeutic intervention, and decision-making. Students learn to assess the physical, psychosocial, and developmental dimensions of the client through active learning activities in the classroom and laboratory settings.
Prerequisites: BIOL1220, BIOL2370, CHEM1220 and NURS2015
5 Credits

NURS3012 - Health Care In China
Fall 2014

In this course students have an opportunity to examine health care in China. Students will learn about Chinese history, culture and health care in classes on the RMU campus and then will have the opportunity for a two week study trip to China with stops in Beijing, Shanghai and Nanjing. Final projects will be individualized to the students' majors. Students will meet 4 times in the spring semester prior to traveling to China.
3 Credits

NURS3015 - Foundations Of Nursing Pract
Fall 2014

This course focuses on major concepts of nursing care, including therapeutic intervention and decision-making. Students learn to perform psychomotor skills with individual client needs as a priority. Classroom and laboratory activities along with simulated patient scenarios guide the student through the acquisition of basic nursing skills. Application of the nursing process and critical thinking is emphasized.
Prerequisites: NURS2010, NURS2020, and NURS3030 or concurrent with all three courses Co-requisite: NURS0301
3 Credits

NURS3020 - Management Of Adult I
Fall 2014

As the first clinical nursing course, this course focuses on illness and disease management of the hospitalized adult with acute or chronic illnesses. Students will use critical thinking to implement therapeutic nursing interventions in managing the care of hospitalized adults. Common problems encountered in the care of adults will be emphasized. 5 credits (3 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisites: NURS3015, NURS3030 and NURS2060 or concurrent with NURS2060 Co-Requisite: NURS0302
5 Credits

NURS3030 - Pharmacology For Hlth Profess
Fall 2014

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental principles of drug action, and the mode of action for major drug groups. Identification and assessment of adverse drug reactions, drug-drug interactions and food-drug interactions are considered.
Prerequisite: NURS2015
3 Credits

NURS3040 - Nursing Research
Fall 2014

This course introduces nursing research, based on the belief that research is integral to all levels of nursing practice. Students acquire the basic competencies needed to read, evaluate and interpret findings from clinical research studies. Use of technology in the research process is explored. Students examine opportunities to incorporate research findings into clinical practice and to become intelligent consumers of research.
Prerequisites: NURS4031 and STAT2110 or concurrent with NURS4031
3 Credits

NURS3050 - Nurs Care-Mothers/Newborns/Fam
Fall 2014

This course emphasizes the promotion of health for mothers and their families. Self-care and empowerment are an integral focus in examining women's health from a developmental perspective. The nursing process provides the framework for students to assess and therapeutically intervene in promoting healthy childbearing and care of the newborn. Emphasis is placed on nursing care of the woman, the fetus and the newborn within the family environment. Concepts of human development of individual, family and community form the context in examining the nursing role of the professional nurse. The effect of cultural, social, economic and ethical influences as well as the impact of health care technology is discussed. (3 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225, NURS3015, NURS3020, and NURS3030 Co-requisite: NURS0350
5 Credits

NURS3055 - Nursing Care-Children/Families
Fall 2014

This course provides theoretical perspective, science-based knowledge, and principles needed by students to guide their application of the Nursing process and choice of nursing interventions for children from infancy through adolescence who are experiencing physiological alterations. Emphasis is on the use of the nursing process to identify functional and dysfunctional health patterns in children within the context of the family system. Ethical and legal dimensions of caring for children and their families are discussed. The course includes clinical learning experiences in various settings. (3 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225, NURS3015, NURS3020, and NURS3030 Co-requisite: NURS0355
5 Credits

NURS3060 - Nursing Ethics
Fall 2014

This course focuses on personal and professional ethics related to contemporary nursing. The process of ethical analysis and reasoning will be applied to a variety of patient and health care situations. Particular emphasis will be placed on political and religious controversy, economic consideration, cultural issues and professional commitment related to ethical dilemmas. 3 credits
Prerequisite: NURS3020
3 Credits

NURS3070 - Health Promotion & Assessment
Fall 2014

This course presents the knowledge base for using health promotion strategies and health assessment techniques with individuals across the life span from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds. The role of the nurse in promoting patterns of positive health behaviors is emphasized. The student is also provided with an opportunity to practice physical assessment skills in the laboratory and in a precepted clinical setting.
Prerequisite: Admission to RN Completion Track
3 Credits

NURS4010 - Commun Hlth/Hlth Promo Thry
Fall 2014

The focus of this course is to provide the student with a broad introduction to community health and the role of the nursing within this setting. Students will examine nursing knowledge, incorporating concepts of epidemiology, populations, levels of prevention, health promotion and health care systems. The health care needs of selected at-risk populations will be reviewed
Prerequisites: Admission to RN Completion Track
3 Credits

NURS4015 - Comm Hlth/Hlth Prom Thry Prac
Fall 2014

The focus of this course is to provide the student with a broad introduction to community health and the role of the nursing within this setting. Students will examine nursing knowledge, incorporating concepts of epidemiology, populations, levels of prevention, health promotion and health care systems. The health care needs of selected at-risk populations will be reviewed.
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225, NURS3020, NURS3030, and NURS4020 or concurrent with NURS4020
5 Credits

NURS4016 - Health Care: Quality & Safety
Fall 2014

Course description unavailable, please contact Academic Services.
Please try again at a later time
3 Credits

NURS4020 - Adv Management Of Adult II
Fall 2014

This course focuses on the nursing care of adults with acute and complex illnesses and disease states. Students learn to integrate prioritization and decision making in designing and implementing therapeutic interventions. Interdisciplinary collaboration is emphasized. Clinical experiences providing opportunities for promoting critical problem solving and increased independence in patient care management are provided. 5 credits (3 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225, NURS3020, NURS3015, and NURS3030 Co-requisite: NURS0420
5 Credits

NURS4025 - Nursing Care-Psychiatric Clien
Fall 2014

TThis course focuses on the nursing care of clients with mental health problems. Classroom learning provides an introduction to developmental, psychological, and biological theories in order to enhance understanding regarding the various etiologies of mental illness. Major psychiatric illnesses that are seen throughout the lifespan as well as treatment options available are addressed. In the clinical setting, students apply classroom knowledge utilizing the nursing process through assessment, identification of nursing diagnoses, as well as implementation of a plan of care to promote optimal functioning of the client with mental illness. (3 lecture, 2 lab)
Prerequisites: COSK2220 or COSK2225, NURS3015, NURS3020, and NURS3030 Co-requisite: NURS0425
5 Credits

NURS4031 - Transition To Profess Nursing
Fall 2014

This course provides the student with a guided opportunity to integrate all components of professional nursing practice. Students will work with a clinical preceptor in a selected clinical setting and assume responsibility for the provision of care to multiple clients. Faculty will assist the student in self-assessment activities related to the dimensions of the professional role.
Prerequisites: NURS3050, NURS3055, NURS4015, NURS4020, and NURS4025 Co-requisites: NURS3040 and NURS4041
6 Credits

NURS4032 - Transition To Profess Nursing
Fall 2014

This course provides the student with a guided opportunity to integrate all components of professional nursing practice. Students will work with a clinical preceptor in a selected clinical setting and assume responsibility for the provision of care to multiple clients. Faculty will assist the student in self-assessment activities related to the dimensions of the professional role.
Prerequisites: NURS3050, NURS3055, NURS4015, NURS4020, and NURS4025 Co-requisites: NURS3040 and NURS4041
4 Credits

NURS4035 - Nclex Licensure Prep Success
Fall 2014

This Pass/Fail course serves as an NCLEX-RN/CAT examination preparation course. Students will work individually as well as in cooperative learning groups. Content will focus on content review, test-taking strategies, controlling test anxiety through locus of control, cognitive restructuring, and self-talk. The course assignments will include current issues affecting NCLEX first-time test-takers. Students will practice the above test-taking techniques through computer assisted instruction and weekly NCLEX-like questions. The course will not re-teach nursing content, with the exception of pharmacology and diagnostic studies, but rather reinforces important concepts based upon the NCLEX test Blueprint.
Prerequisite: NURS3050, NURS3055, NURS4015, NURS4020, NURS4025, NURS4031, and NURS4041 or concurrent with NURS4031 and NURS4041
2 Credits

NURS4036 - Genetics and Genomics
Fall 2014

Course description unavailable, please contact Academic Services.
Please try again at a later time
3 Credits

NURS4041 - Prep For Professional Practice
Fall 2014

This course focuses on the development of the nursing student as a manager, coordinator of care, and member of a profession. Theories of leadership and management, healthcare policy, and issues regarding global healthcare will be examined.
Prerequisites: NURS3050, NURS3055, NURS4015, NURS4020, NURS4025 Co-Requisite: NURS4031
2 Credits

NURS4050 - Leadership For Adv Practice
Fall 2014

This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills needed for implementation of leadership and management roles within professional nursing practice. Units of content focus on leadership theories and skills, management skills, budgeting and finance skills, quality care skills, and information technology skills. Students critically examine influences on healthcare today, and plan for active participation in the processes of leadership and management within a variety of healthcare settings.
Prerequisite: NURS3070, NURS4010, NURS4016, and NURS4036
3 Credits

NURS4901 - Internship/Co-Op
Fall 2014

Course description unavailable, please contact Academic Services.
Please try again at a later time
1 Credits

ROBERT MORRIS UNIVERSITY

6001 University Blvd. Moon Township, PA15108 800-762-0097 © 1995 – 2011 Robert Morris University. All rights reserved.