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CONTENTS

CHAPTER 1
The University

CHAPTER 2
School of Architecture

CHAPTER 3
Red McCombs
School of Business

CHAPTER 4
College of Communication

CHAPTER 5
College of Education

CHAPTER 6
College of Engineering

CHAPTER 7
College of Fine Arts

CHAPTER 8
College of Liberal Arts

CHAPTER 9
Graduate School of
Library and
Information Science

CHAPTER 10
College of
Natural Sciences

CHAPTER 11
School of Nursing

CHAPTER 12
College of Pharmacy

CHAPTER 13
School of Social Work

CHAPTER 14
The Faculty

Texas Common Course Numbering System
(Appendix A)

APPENDIX B
Degree and Course Abbreviations

 

    

11. School of Nursing

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Courses

The faculty has approval to offer the following courses in the academic years 2002-2003 and 2003-2004; however, not all courses are taught each semester or summer session. Students should consult the Course Schedule to determine which courses and topics will be offered during a particular semester or summer session. The Course Schedule may also reflect changes made to the course inventory after the publication of this catalog.

A full explanation of course numbers is given in General Information. In brief, the first digit of a course number indicates the semester hour value of the course. The second and third digits indicate the rank of the course: if they are 01 through 19, the course is of lower-division rank; if 20 through 79, of upper-division rank; if 80 through 99, of graduate rank.

Unless otherwise stated below, each course meets for three lecture hours a week for one semester.

Nursing: N

Lower-Division Courses

001. Freshman Interest Group Seminar.
Restricted to students in the Freshman Interest Group Program. Basic issues in various School of Nursing disciplines. One lecture hour a week for one semester.

305. Health Promotion.
Introduction to concepts related to personal resources, with emphasis on the knowledge and behaviors an individual needs to maintain health and maximize well-being and with consideration of the health resources of the community. Required for nursing majors.

107, 207, 307. Topics in Nursing.
One, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester, with one discussion hour a week if required by the topic. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Varies with the topic and is given in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Women's Reproductive Health for Nonscience Majors. Nursing 307 (Topic 1) is same as Pharmacy 318W and Women's and Gender Studies 301 (Topic 7: Women's Reproductive Health for Nonscience Majors). Overview of contemporary women's reproductive health issues, with emphasis on historical, physiological, psychosocial, and cultural influences that affect the reproductive health of women during adolescence, the childbearing years, and midlife. Two lecture hours and one discussion hour a week for one semester. Offered in the fall semester of odd-numbered years. Prerequisite: One year of high school biology, or Biology 301L or 309D or the equivalent. Topic 1 is offered as Nursing 307 only.

310. Communication in Health Care Settings.
Introduction to theories and models of communication in relation to health care; basic factors affecting interpersonal communication in health care settings. Required for nursing majors.

311. Ethics of Health Care.
Ethical issues of health care and related legal concerns. Contradictions, inconsistencies, and competing views that lead to dilemmas in health care. Required for nursing majors.

Upper-Division Courses

323. Genetics in Health Care.
The integration of genetic information into nursing practice, including ethical, legal, psychological, and social issues. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

224. Health Assessment Skills.
Discussion, application, and documentation of health assessment skills needed to provide data for health promotion and nursing interventions. One and one-half lecture hours and one laboratory hour a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Completion of sixty-nine or seventy semester hours of prerequisite coursework.

325. Adult Health Nursing I.
For nursing majors admitted to the professional sequence. Discussion of the concepts and theories necessary to promote and restore the health of adults with biological problems; related physiological and psychological responses. Prerequisite: Completion of sixty-nine or seventy semester hours of prerequisite coursework and credit or registration for Pharmacy 338.

325P, 425P. Adult Health Nursing I (Practicum).
For nursing majors admitted to the professional sequence. Application of the concepts and theories necessary to promote and restore health of adults with biological problems; related physiological and psychological responses. For 325P, nine laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 425P, eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Completion of sixty-nine or seventy semester hours of prerequisite coursework and credit or registration for Nursing 325 (or credit for 225).

226. Conceptual and Applied Bases of Mental Health Nursing.
Introductory course based on the conception of mental health as the continuous adaptation to the inevitable stressors of life. Human beings are viewed from a holistic perspective that considers integration of body, mind, and spirit. Focus on the client's strengths and on the nurse's role as model and teacher of self-care behaviors that promote mental health. Case studies in the role of the nursing process in promoting effective adaptation. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Completion of sixty-nine or seventy semester hours of prerequisite coursework, or consent of instructor.

227. Conceptual Bases of Aging.
An examination of the theories of aging, the developmental tasks of families, and the physical, psychological, social, economic, ethical, legal, and spiritual needs of aging persons. Responsibilities and needs of caregivers. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing or consent of instructor.

127P. Clinical Nursing Skills I (Practicum).
Laboratory instruction and practice in clinical nursing skills. Two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Nursing 325P (or 425P).

137, 237, 337. Independent Study.
Study in a specific area; topic and mode of study are agreed upon by student(s) and instructor. The equivalent of one, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: A grade point average of at least 2.80 and consent of instructor.

147, 247, 347. Specialized Topics in Nursing.
The equivalent of one, two, or three lecture hours a week for one semester; some topics require up to thirty-nine hours of fieldwork a week for one semester. May be repeated for credit when the topics vary. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the upper-division sequence. Some topics also require consent of instructor; these are identified in the Course Schedule.

Topic 1: Computers in Nursing.

Topic 2: Acute Care Pediatrics.

Topic 3: Cardiovascular Nursing.

Topic 4: Childbearing Nursing Elective.

Topic 5: Critical Care Nursing.

Topic 6: High-Risk Maternity.

Topic 7: Pediatrics.

Topic 8: Perioperative Nursing.

Topic 9: Special Topics in Pediatrics.

Topic 10: Child Wellness Center (Practicum).

Topic 11: Children with Chronic Illness in the Community.

Topic 12: Clinical Nursing Preceptorship.

Topic 13: Community-Oriented Ambulatory Nursing.

Topic 14: Genetics in Clinical Nursing (Practicum).

Topic 15: Home Health Nursing.

Topic 16: Pediatrics in the Community.

Topic 17: Well Children in the Community.

354. Spanish for Health Care Professionals.
Basic Spanish language skills and phrases related to nursing activities. Prerequisite: Enrollment in the upper-division sequence.

455. Adult Health Nursing II.
Advanced concepts and theories to promote and restore health of adults with biological problems and related physiological and psychological responses. Four lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nursing 325 (or 225) and 325P (or 425P).

355P, 455P. Adult Health Nursing II (Practicum).
Application of advanced concepts and theories to promote and restore health of adults with biological problems and their related physiological and psychological responses. For 355P, nine laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 455P, eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Nursing 455.

356. Conceptual Bases of Mental Health Problems.
Biological, environmental, cultural, and interpersonal factors predisposing individuals to mental health problems. The course is organized around the comprehensive nursing process, as well as multidisciplined therapeutic modalities that assist the individual and the family to adapt, recover, and grow through these problems. Current relevant research; social, legal, and ethical implications of providing nursing care to those with mental health problems. Prerequisite: Completion of sixty-nine or seventy semester hours of prerequisite coursework, or consent of instructor.

356P, 456P. Problems in Mental Health Nursing (Practicum).
Application of strategies for the care of individuals, groups, and families experiencing mental health problems. For 356P, nine laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 456P, eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Nursing 356.

157P. Clinical Nursing Skills II (Practicum).
Laboratory instruction and practice in clinical nursing skills. Two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Nursing 355P or 356P (or Nursing 455P or 456P).

160. Public Health Nursing I--Family.
Public health nursing models and the nursing process as they are used to plan for the health of families. The goals of public health nursing, including prevention of illness, disability, and disease; early identification of risk factors; and promotion of optimal health. Emphasis on the concept of family as client through the process of care management. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Nursing 160 and 275 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Nursing 455, 355P (or 455P), 356, 356P (or 456P), 157P, and 264.

260P. Public Health Nursing I--Family (Practicum).
Provides opportunities for students to apply public health nursing concepts, theories, and processes to the care of individuals and families in the community. Emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary health care with multicultural and high-risk families in the community. Six laboratory hours a week for one semester. Nursing 260P and 475P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Nursing 160 (or 275).

264. Nursing Research.
Basic components of the research process; interpreting descriptive and inferential statistics in research. Critical examination of research studies in nursing. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Completion of sixty-nine or seventy semester hours of prerequisite coursework, including an introductory course in statistics.

265. Nursing Care of Childbearing Families.
Concepts, theories, and processes essential to understanding the health concerns and problems of women and their families during the childbearing years. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nursing 455, 355P (or 455P), 356, 356P (or 456P), 157P, and concurrent enrollment in Nursing 365P (or 465P).

365P, 465P. Nursing Care of Childbearing Families (Practicum).
The application of concepts, theories, and processes pertinent to care of women and their families during the childbearing years. For 365P, nine laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 465P, eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Nursing 265.

266. Nursing Care of Children and Their Families.
Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nursing 455, 355P (or 455P), 356, 356P (or 456P), 157P, and concurrent enrollment in Nursing 366P (or 466P).

366P, 466P. Nursing Care of Children and Their Families (Practicum).
Application of concepts, theories, and developmental processes essential to the health concerns and problems of children, adolescents, and their families. For 366P, nine laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 466P, eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Nursing 266.

167P. Clinical Nursing Skills III (Practicum).
Laboratory instruction and practice in clinical nursing skills. Two laboratory hours a week for one semester. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Nursing 365P or 366P (or Nursing 465P or 466P).

170. Public Health Nursing II--Aggregate and Community.
Public health nursing models and the nursing process as they are used to plan for the health of aggregates and communities. Description and analysis of formal and informal community systems and health care delivery systems. Major emphasis on the concepts of community building and collaboration. One lecture hour a week for one semester. Nursing 170 and 275 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Nursing 455, 355P (or 455P), 356, 356P (or 456P), 157P, and 264.

170P. Public Health Nursing II--Aggregate and Community (Practicum).
Provides opportunities for students to apply public health nursing concepts, theories, and processes to the care of aggregates and the total community. Assigned clinical experiences are designed to develop student skills in the practice of public health nursing at the population-as-client level. Emphasis on interdisciplinary health care with at-risk aggregates in the community. Three laboratory hours a week for one semester. Nursing 170P and 475P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Nursing 170 (or 275).

275. Community Health Nursing.
Use of community health nursing models and processes to plan for the health of individuals, families, aggregates, and communities. Description and analysis of formal and informal community systems and health care delivery systems. Emphasis on the concept of community, aggregate, and family as client. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Nursing 160 and 275 may not both be counted; Nursing 170 and 275 may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Nursing 455, 355P (or 455P), 356, 356P (or 456P), 157P, and 264.

475P. Community Health Nursing (Practicum).
Application of community/public health nursing concepts, theories, and processes in the care of individuals, families, aggregates, and the total community. Students work with a caseload of families and on special projects to develop skills in the practice of community health nursing. Emphasis on interdisciplinary health care with multicultural and high-risk families and aggregates in the community. Eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Nursing 260P and 475P may not both be counted; Nursing 170P and 475P may not both be counted. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Nursing 275.

277. Management of Nursing Care.
Examination of selected concepts and theories of management in the context of the delivery of dynamic nursing care. The use of management concepts in working with a team to provide high-quality patient care. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Nursing 265, 365P (or 465P), 266, and 366P (or 466P); or concurrent enrollment in Nursing 275 and 475P.

377P, 477P. Clinical Care Management (Practicum).
Application of selected concepts and theories of management in the planning and delivery of health care. For 377P, nine laboratory hours a week for one semester; for 477P, eight laboratory hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in Nursing 277 (or credit for 377).

278. Synthesis of Nursing Knowledge.
Discussion of synthesis of the concepts, theories, and principles related to the provision of professional nursing care. Development and articulation of a personal model of clinical nursing practice. Two lecture hours a week for one semester. Prerequisite: Credit or registration for Nursing 475P, 277 (or 377), and 377P (or 477P).

279P. Capstone Preceptorship.
Designed to provide students with clinical experiences similar to those they are likely to confront as newly employed registered nurses. Focus on the role transformation of students and clinical competence in communication, collaboration, negotiation, delegation, coordination, and evaluation of interdisciplinary work. Thirty to forty hours a week for three to four weeks for a total of 120 clinical hours. Additional preparation time to assure clinical competence may be required. Offered on the pass/fail basis only. Prerequisite: Nursing 275, 475P, 277, 377P (or 477P), and 278.

 


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Undergraduate Catalog
Contents
Chapter 1 - The University
Chapter 2 - School of Architecture
Chapter 3 - Red McCombs School of Business
Chapter 4 - College of Communication
Chapter 5 - College of Education
Chapter 6 - College of Engineering
Chapter 7 - College of Fine Arts
Chapter 8 - College of Liberal Arts
Chapter 9 - Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Chapter 10 - College of Natural Sciences
Chapter 11 - School of Nursing
Chapter 12 - College of Pharmacy
Chapter 13 - School of Social Work
Chapter 14 - The Faculty
Texas Common Course Numbering System (Appendix A)
Appendix B

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