University of Vermont

2011-12 Online Catalogue

Courses in Professional Nursing (PRNU)

PRNU 060 - Trans to Cntmp Prof Nursing
This course bridges students into the RN-BS-MS program. An emphasis is placed on nursing theory, holistic nursing practice, contemporary issues in nursing and ethical decision-making. Prerequisite: Admission to Alternate Track - VT RN program.
Credits: 3.00
PRNU 095 - Special Topics
See Schedule of Courses for specific titles.
Credits: 1.00 to 18.00
PRNU 110 - Art & Science of Nursing
Ways of knowing that contribute to the professional nurse's understanding of the human experience of health are explored within the context of environment and culture. Prerequisites: Sociology, PSYC 001, ENGS 001.
Credits: 3.00
PRNU 111 - Research in Nursing
Provides an introduction to nursing research and its relationship to nursing theory and practice. Knowledge and skills essential for the critique and utilization of nursing research are presented. Prerequisites: PRNU 110, STAT 111 or STAT 141.
Credits: 3.00
PRNU 113 - Health Assessment
Through classroom and laboratory experiences, students learn to holistically assess and differentiate healthy from at-risk or altered findings of clients in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: ANPS 019, NFS 043, HDFS 005, PRNU 110. Pre/co-requisites: PRNU 111, PRNU 114, ANPS 020, MMG 065, MMG 101 or MLRS 054, MLRS 056.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
PRNU 114 - Intro to Clinical Practice
Introduces students to the application of nursing knowledge to address basic human health problems. Course objectives are applied through supervised experiences in selected settings. Pre/co-requisite: PRNU 113.
Credits: 0.00 or 3.00
PRNU 121 - Gerontology
This course emphasizes the challenges of older adults and methods to minimize the risk of morbidity, functional decline and hospitalization. Prerequisite: PRNU 114.
Credits: 3.00
PRNU 128 - Pharmacology
Examination and application of knowledge of pharmacotherapeutic principles to nursing practice. Prerequisites: PRNU 114, CHEM 026, ANPS 020. Pre/co-requisite: NURS 120.
Credits: 0.00 to 4.00
PRNU 129 - Women & Newborn Nursing
This course focuses on the human experiences of child bearing. Students will have opportunities to care for childbearing women, neonates and their families. Prerequisites: PRNU 113, PRNU 114. Co-requisites: PRNU 128, NURS 120.
Credits: 0.00 or 4.00
PRNU 131 - Health Alterations
Focus on the human experience of alterations in health for individuals and their families. Content addresses individual and family responses to disease processes from a holistic perspective. Prerequisites: PRNU 121, PRNU 128, PRNU 129, NURS 120.
Credits: 3.00
PRNU 132 - Child & Adolescent Nursing
Through classroom and practicum, students learn to holistically care for children/adolescents experiencing health alterations within the context of family. Prerequisites: PRNU 128, PRNU 129, NURS 120. Pre/co-requisite: PRNU 131.
Credits: 0.00 or 5.00
PRNU 134 - Adult Health Nursing I
Through classroom and practicum, students learn to holistically care for adults and elders experiencing health alterations within the context of family. Prerequisites: NURS 120, PRNU 128, PRNU 129. Pre/co-requisite: PRNU 131.
Credits: 0.00 or 6.00
PRNU 196 - Special Topics
Refer to course schedule for specific title. Prerequisites: Senior standing; Majors only.
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
PRNU 197 - Independent Study
An independent study is an educational experience taken for credit that occurs separate from a group class. The student develops a plan specific to their learning needs and interests and works under the guidance of a faculty member to achieve the predetermined objectives. Prerequisite: Agreement from a faculty sponsor and approval by the Baccalaureate Education Committee.
Credits: 1.00 to 3.00
PRNU 231 - Chronic & Palliative Care Nurs
Nursing care of clients experiencing complex alterations in health related to the human experience of chronic illness and end of life issues. Prerequisite: PRNU 131.
Credits: 3.00
PRNU 234 - Adult Health Nursing II
Through this second course and practicum students learn to holistically care for adults and elders experiencing complex health alterations within the context of family. Prerequisite: PRNU 134. Pre/co-requisite: PRNU 231.
Credits: 0.00 or 6.00
PRNU 235 - Psychiatric Mental Hlth Nurs
Focus on clients experiencing altered human response patterns from acute, serious and persistent psychiatric disorders. Prerequisites: PSYC 152, PRNU 131.
Credits: 0.00 or 5.00
PRNU 240 - Contemp Iss&Ldrsh Prof Nursng
Focuses on issues in health care as they relate to the leadership and management roles of the professional nurse. Practicum focuses on caring for clients in an identified clinical specialty. Prerequisites: PRNU 132, PRNU 231, PRNU 234, PRNU 235. Co-requisite: PRNU 241.
Credits: 0.00 or 6.00
PRNU 241 - Public Health Nursing
Focus on population health and community partnerships. Students provide care to a defined community and work in collaboration with professionals in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: PRNU 132, PRNU 231, PRNU 234, PRNU 235. Co-requisite: PRNU 240.
Credits: 0.00 to 6.00
PRNU 243 - Transition to Prof Practice
This seminar is designed to provide practical guidance and strategies for success in the transition from the student role to the professional nursing role. Prerequisites: PRNU 234, PRNU 235. Co-requisites: PRNU 240, PRNU 241.
Credits: 1.00
PRNU 263 - Prof Nursing Pract&Soc Justice
Course will focus on social justice for individuals, families, and groups recognized as marginalized within our society. Prerequisite: Admission to Alternate Track - VT RN program.
Credits: 3.00
PRNU 265 - Intro Health Care Fin & Policy
This survey course provides an overview of US health care organization, structure, policies, and financing, inclusive of selected international comparisons. Prerequisite: Matriculation in the RN to BS program.
Credits: 3.00
PRNU 266 - Theories for Nursing Practice
This course is a survey and introduction to the theories and concepts that undergird nursing practice, with an emphasis on middle range theories originating both within and outside of nursing, and selected grand theories of nursing. Prerequisites: Current status as a registered nurse and matriculated in the RN to BS program.
Credits: 3.00
PRNU 295 - Advanced Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
PRNU 296 - Advanced Special Topics
Credits: 1.00 to 12.00
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