(NL) Nursing Clinical

Courses

NL 208. Clinical: Health Assessment. 0 Hours.

This course covers nursing assessment of the healthy adult. The student learns to gather subjective and objective data about a client’s health status and to perform a systematic physical assessment. The clinical laboratory setting is utilized to practice the techniques of assessment and to identify normal findings. Prerequisite(s): (SC 221 and SL 221) and (SC 222 and SL 222).

NL 210. Fundamentals of Nursing-Laboratory. 0 Hours.

This is the companion laboratory course for NU210 which prepares the beginning nursing student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes (KSAs) to perform basic nursing assessment and clinical skills. Using the nursing process, the focus of the lab is on patient safety using Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) competencies and demonstrating knowledge of best practice basic clinical skills for adults. Prerequisite(s): (EH 105 or EH 124) and SC 180 and SC 191 and SC 221 and SL 180 and SL 191 and SL 221 and PY 111 and (MS 141 or MS 180 or MS 181 or MS 182).

NL 211. Clinical:Nursing Intervention I. 0 Hours.

This course introduces concepts of patient care and basic nursing interventions used in caring for individuals throughout the lifespan. Learners employ a variety of resources to gain beginning competence in nursing theory, nursing process, basic nursing skills, therapeutic communication, and critical thinking. Students also develop an awareness of diverse cultural beliefs and values in relation to health care. An expectation of the course is that the student will develop personally and professionally.

NL 212. Introduction to Medical-Surgical Nursing-Laboratory. 2 Hours.

In this course, students apply basic nursing assessment and clinical skills to the medical-surgical client. Focus is on patient safety and core principles of basic medical surgical nursing practice. Students engage in clinical and laboratory experiences that support classroom learning.

NL 214. Medication Administration and Dose Calculations. 1 Hour.

This course builds upon students' knowledge of the natural sciences and nursing process. The course is designed to provide the skills required for the safe administration of medications and calculation of drug doses. Students engage in therapeutic uses, interactions, and side effects of major drug classification as well as skills related to medication administration to clients across the lifespan. Prerequisite(s): NU 210 and NL 210 and SC 222 and SL 222.

NL 299. Topic/. 1-6 Hour.

Selected topics in nursing are considered. The course enhances students’ knowledge of professional nursing, building upon previous knowledge of the nursing and research processes. Emphasis is placed on increasing awareness of current professional issues in nursing.

NL 315. Clinical:Child Health. 2 Hours.

This course is predicated upon previous course work in social and natural sciences, humanities and nursing. It is designed to address issues related to health and illness experienced by children and their families in varying developmental stages. Students apply the nursing process, adaptation and family theories as a framework to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing strategies used to maintain health and to resolve illness related issues. Additionally, students integrate research findings to provide nursing care based on evidence. Prerequisite(s): NU 212 and NU 214 and NL 212 and NL 214.

NL 322. Medical Surgical I-Clinical. 2 Hours.

The design of the NL322 Med Surg I clinical course is to build practice skills in the nursing process in an acute care setting for clients who have needs in the areas of oxygenation, mobility, hematological/immunological, neurobiological or gastrointestinal needs. This is the complementary clinical course to NU322. Prerequisite(s): NU 212 and NL 212 and NU 214 and NL 214.

NL 323. Medical Surgical I-Clinical. 2 Hours.

This course is designed to build practice skills in the nursing process in an acute care setting for clients who have needs in cardiovascular, genitourinary/gastrointestinal, musculoskeletal or endocrine. This is the complementary clinical course to NU323. Prerequisite(s): NU 212 and NL 212 and NU 214 and NL 214.

NL 324. Family Centered Care - Women and Infants - Clinical. 2 Hours.

The focus of this course is the childbearing family. Topics include pre-pregnancy, pregnancy (the fetus/newborn), and the post-delivery family. The course also covers physiologic, psychological, social, and cultural issues, as they relate to the childbearing family. Clinical experiences occur in a variety of settings, including impatient, educational and community settings. Prerequisite(s): NU 212 and NL 212 and NU 214 and NL 214.

NL 412. Population Focus - Community Health - Clinical. 2 Hours.

This course builds upon the student’s broad base of knowledge in the natural and social sciences, humanities, and previous nursing content. Attention is directed toward assessment of biopsychosocial stressors of the individual, family, group, and community, and their adaptation to changes in the environment. This is the clinical component of NU412 and is to be taken concurrently. Prerequisite(s): NU 323 and NU 315 and NU 324 and NL 323 and NL 315 and NL 324.

NL 422. Population Focus - Community Mental Health Clinical. 2 Hours.

This course focuses on behaviors, which occur when individuals, families, and groups in the community are unable to cope effectively with acute and chronic bio-psychosocial social and cultural stressors. Relevant theories and theoretical formulations are used in order to promote an understanding of individual, family, group, and community dynamics. Within the framework of the nursing process, self-knowledge and intervention skills are developed which allow the student to assist individuals, families, and groups in their adaptation to internal and external stressors. Prerequisite(s): NU 323 and NU 315 and NU 324 and NL 323 and NL 315 and NL 324.

NL 427. Senior Practicum. 4 Hours.

Senior Practicum is a preceptorship experience for senior nursing students at an assigned healthcare setting. The preceptorship experience is based on the model from the National Council State Board of Nursing Transitions to Practice so as to help students prepare for the transition to professional practice. Clinical practice provides the opportunity to synthesize knowledge and demonstrate diagnostic reasoning, critical decision-making and delegation. Engaged ethical and clinical reasoning occurs with student’s involvement in the management of adult, family, and groups in complex clinical healthcare situations with expert nurse partners and faculty. Prerequisite(s): NU 323 and NU 315 and NU 324 and NL 323 and NL 315 and NL 324 and NL 427.

NL 499. Clinical*. 0 Hours.

Clinical.

NL 722. Clinical:Adv Mental Hlth. 0 Hours.

Clinical. Prerequisite(s): NU 704.

NL 801. Clinical: Psychiatric Nursing I. 3 Hours.

This practicum experience prepares students to perform comprehensive mental health assessments, determine Diagnostic Statistical Manual (DSM) diagnoses, and participate in treatment care planning, including the possible need for medication, medication management for clients, and alternative treatments. In conjunction with the didactic course, learning outcomes are designed to develop advanced mental health assessment skills. The course covers the processes of psychiatric history-taking, mental status examination, and biological and neurological assessment for clients throughout the lifespan. Prerequisite(s): NU 700 and NU 702 and NU 704 and NU 706 and NU 709.

NL 802C. Clinical: Family Health I. 3 Hours.

This practicum experience gives students an opportunity to provide primary care to adults of any age. In conjunction with the didactic course, the clinical explores relevant practice issues in the health care of adults and families. Primary focus is on the assessment of acute and chronic health problems experienced by this population, as well as health promotion/disease prevention activities. Students explore the interprofessional collaborative role in the clinical and analogous classroom settings. Prerequisite(s): NU 700 and NU 702 and NU 704 and NU 706.

NL 806C. Clinical: Family Health III. 3 Hours.

This is the culminating internship course in the program. The focus is on synthesizing the knowledge and clinical management skills from previous courses in preparation for the transition from graduate student to novice nurse practitioner. In conjunction with the didactic course, the emphasis is on the importance of integrating patient care by collaborating with other healthcare providers particularly in regard to improving patient safety and health outcomes. Prerequisite(s): NU 802 and NU 815 and NL802C and NL815C.

NL 810. Clinical:Psychiatric Nursing II. 3 Hours.

This practicum experience focuses on applying family interventions and therapy as well as individual interventions and psychotherapy in acute and chronic care settings. Emphasis on the psychiatric nurse practitioner’s role in the delivery of mental health care for mentally ill individuals and families across the lifespan. In conjunction with the didactic course, students examine the theories relevant to family therapy and individual psychotherapy, as well as psychopharmacological and alternative treatments. Populations include children, adolescents, adults, and geriatric individuals. Prerequisite(s): NU 801 and NL 801.

NL 812. Clinical: Psychiatric Nursing III. 3 Hours.

This is the culminating internship course in the program. This practicum experience focuses on the psychiatric nurse practitioner’s role in the delivery of primary mental health care across the lifespan. The advanced practice nursing student develops interventions and programs that reduce stressors and maximize mental health for individuals of all ages and communities. In conjunction with the didactic course, there is emphasis on promoting optimum mental health, preventing mental illness, health maintenance, and preventing new occurrences of mental illness. Students examine theories relevant to group therapy interventions and consultation, as well as psychopharmacological and alternative treatments. Prerequisite(s): NU 801 and NU 810 and NL802C and NL 810.

NL 814. Clinical:Psych Nursing III. 0 Hours.

Clinical.

NL 815. Women's Health NP - Final Practicum (352 Hours). 6 Hours.

Students will apply advanced knowledge of normal physiology, pathophysiology and psychosocial concepts to the care of women in an experiential setting, functioning in the women’s health nurse practitioner role. The focus is on the synthesis of theory, knowledge and skills from previous courses. Prerequisite(s): NU 808 and NU 809 and NU 811 and NU 813.

NL 815C. Clinical: Family Health II. 3 Hours.

This practicum experience presents the family nurse practitioner student with precepted experiential learning in assessing, planning and managing women, infant, and child health from a primary care perspective. Particular emphasis is placed on the importance of collaborating with other health care professionals in order to achieve patient safety and optimal health outcomes. In conjunction with the didactic course, the student explores the theories and practice of healthcare for women, infants, and children within the context of the family. It also focuses on health promotion and acute or chronic illness which may be experienced particularly by these populations. Prerequisite(s): NU 802 and NL802C.

NL 816. Clinical: Psychiatric NP Internship/Practicum. 0 Hours.

Clinical.

NL 818. Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner Practicum. 1-3 Hour.

This is an intensive clinical internship that prepares students to practice in the role of a family psychiatric nurse practitioner. It will broaden the depth of content and practice that students have already assimilated in the areas of child and adolescent psychotherapy and psychopharmacology. Building on biopsychosocial theories, the student will deliver holistic primary mental health care to clients. Students will conduct comprehensive assessments, including diagnosis of and referral for physical health problems. Clinical experiences will be on therapeutic treatment modalities and interventions with children and adolescents, including therapy and psychopharmacology. Therapy content will cover a range of therapeutic interventions from analytical to behavioral, family, individual and group and long term to brief therapy. Psychopharmacological content will include ordering and interpreting laboratory and diagnostic studies, in-depth knowledge of psychotropic medications, acceptable prescribing practices, monitoring for side effects and efficacy, risk verses benefit and an understanding of normal growth and development and what constitutes psychopathology. Students will present case studies with decision-making trees during seminars to explore relevant clinical and nonclinical issues.

NL 825C. Clinical: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care I. 3 Hours.

This practicum experience is designed to prepare the advanced practice nursing student to care for patients who are acutely and critically ill across the continuum of acute care services. In conjunction with the didactic course, knowledge obtained is applied within the clinical setting. Students gain strong diagnostic reasoning skills, and develop advanced nursing management and technology skills that are needed to care for acute, chronic and critically ill individuals and their families. Clinical settings include intensive care (cardiothoracic surgery, trauma, neurosurgery, medicine, and more), specialty services such as electrophysiology/heart failure, transplant, emergency medicine, and urgent care. Students obtain a spectrum of skills to provide care ranging from disease prevention to acute and critical care management in order to stabilize the patient’s condition, prevent complications, restore health and/or provide palliative and end of life care. Prerequisite(s): NU 700 and NU 702 and NU 704 and NU 706.

NL 827C. Clinical: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care II. 3 Hours.

This internship prepares advanced practice nurses to care for patients who are acutely and critically ill across the continuum of acute care services. In conjunction with the didactic course, knowledge gained is applied and strengthened in the clinical setting. Student gain strong diagnostic reasoning skills, and develop advanced nursing management and technology skills that are needed to care for acute, chronic and critically ill individuals and their families. Clinical settings include intensive care (cardiothoracic surgery, trauma, neurosurgery, medicine, and more), specialty services such as electrophysiology/heart failure, transplant, emergency medicine, and urgent care. Students can be exposed to a spectrum of care ranging from disease prevention to acute and critical care management in order to stabilize the patient’s condition, prevent complications, restore health and/or provide palliative and end of life care. Prerequisite(s): NU 825 and NL825C.

NL 828C. Clinical: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care III. 3 Hours.

This is the culminating internship course in the program. It prepares advanced practice nurses to care for patients who are acutely and critically ill across the continuum of acute care services. In conjunction with the didactic course, knowledge gained is applied in the clinical setting. From the placement, students gain strong diagnostic reasoning skills, and develop advanced nursing management and technology skills that are needed to care for acute, chronic and critically ill individuals and their families. Clinical settings include intensive care (cardiothoracic surgery, trauma, neurosurgery, medicine, and more), specialty services such as electrophysiology/heart failure, transplant, emergency medicine, and urgent care. The skills gained allow students to provide a spectrum of care ranging from disease prevention to acute and critical care management in order to stabilize the patient’s condition, prevent complications, restore health and/or provide palliative and end of life care. Prerequisite(s): NU 825 and NU 827 and NL825C and NL827C.

NL 830. Clinical: Teach Learn Theories and Strategies in Nurse Ed. 0 Hours.

Clinical. Prerequisite(s): NU 700 and NU 704 and NU 706.

NL 832. Clinical: Curriculum Development in Nursing Education. 0 Hours.

Clinical. Prerequisite(s): NU 700 and NU 704 and NU 706 and NU 830.

NL 834. Clinical: Assessment and Evaluation in Nursing Education. 0 Hours.

Clinical. Prerequisite(s): NU 700 and NU 704 and NU 706 and NU 830 and NU 832.

NL 836. Clinical: Informatics and Technology in Nursing Education. 0 Hours.

Clinical. Prerequisite(s): NU 700 and NU 704 and NU 706 and NU 830 and NU 832 and NU 834.

NL 838. Internship/Clinical Practicum in Nursing Education. 0 Hours.

Clinical. Prerequisite(s): NU 700 and NU 704 and NU 706 and NU 830 and NU 832 and NU 834 and NU 836.