Term: Fall 2017
Subject: Professional 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.
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. Pre/co-requisites: One course in Sociology, PSYS 001, ENGS 001.
This course emphasizes the challenges of older adults and methods to minimize the risk of morbidity, functional decline and hospitalization. Prerequisite: PRNU 114.
Examination and application of knowledge of pharmacotherapeutic principles to nursing practice. Prerequisites: PRNU 114, CHEM 026, ANPS 020. Pre/co-requisite: NURS 120.
Through classroom & practicum experiences, students learn essential nursing interventions for childbearing women, neonates, and families. Prerequisites: PRNU 113, PRNU 114. Co-requisites: PRNU 128, NURS 120.
Through classroom and practicum, students learn essential nursing interventions for children/adolescents/ families experiencing health alterations. Prerequisites: PRNU 128, PRNU 129, NURS 120. Pre/co-requisite: PRNU 131.
See Schedule of Courses for specific title. Prerequisites: Senior standing; Majors only.
A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion. Prerequisite: Agreement from a faculty sponsor and approval by the Baccalaureate Education Committee.
Through classroom and practicum experiences students learn essential nursing interventions for adults/elders/ families experiencing complex health alterations. Prerequisite: PRNU 134. Pre/co-requisite: PRNU 231.
Through classroom and practicum experience students learn essential nursing interventions for clients with acute and chronic psychiatric disorders. Prerequisite: PSYS 170. Corequisite: PRNU 131.
Focuses on populations at risk and community partnerships. Various issues, models, and concepts that impact the health of populations will be explored. The role of the nurse in community and public health will be emphasized. Prerequisite: PRNU 134. Co-requisite: PRNU 234.
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.