NURS 199  -  Exploration Seminar,  0 credits.  
Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
NURS 220  -  Evidence-Based Practice in Professional Nursing,  2 credits.  

Introduction to evidence-based approaches as the basis of safe, patient-centered nursing practice. Focuses on information literacy, scholarship in the discipline of nursing, problem-solving approaches to clinical practice, application of research evidence, and integration of patient values and preferences in decision-making about patient care. Prerequisite: formal acceptance to the nursing major.

Frequency: 1st or 2nd Half - 1st Semester  
NURS 249  -  Introduction to Professional Nursing,  2 credits.  

Introduction to the preparation of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse as a generalist. Includes foundational concepts, theories and skills in professional nursing. Introduces the student to simulation-based learning to demonstrate competency in introductory clinical skills. Prerequsite: Formal acceptance to the nursing major.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
NURS 250  -  Pre-May Seminar,  2 credits.  
NURS 251  -  Nursing Fundamentals I,  4 credits.  

Introduction to the major, encompassing concepts integral to the nursing process such as communication, legal issues, values and ethics, spirituality, pain management and immobility issues. Prerequisite: formal acceptance to the nursing major.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
NURS 261  -  Health Assessment across the Lifespan,  4 credits.  

Focuses on health assessment and health promotion of individual clients across the lifespan through utilization of the nursing process and basic nursing concepts.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
Prerequisites: NURS 249  
NURS 300  -  May Seminar,  4 credits.  

Prerequisite: NURS 250 - Pre-May Seminar

Prerequisites: NURS 250  
NURS 301  -  Community Health Concepts in Nursing,  2 credits.  

Introduction to foundational concepts and theory specific to community health of diverse populations. Content focuses on nursing roles specific to health promotion and disease prevention within community-based health care environments.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
Prerequisites: NURS 249  
NURS 302  -  Mental Health Nursing,  0-4 credits.  

Synthesis and application of nursing and psychiatric-mental health concepts to promote the wellness of individuals and groups. Prerequisite: NURS 251 - Nursing Concepts.

Prerequisites: NURS 251  
Corequisites: PEAK 400  
This course is PEAK Required  
NURS 320  -  Nursing Research,  2 credits.  

Introduction to the research process and its application to nursing practice. Prerequisites: NURS 341 - Client Concepts, NURS 251 - Nursing Concepts, and NURS 361 - Health Assessment.

Prerequisites: NURS 341 and NURS 361 and NURS 251  
NURS 341  -  Nursing Fundamentals II,  4 credits.  

Emphasizes the physiologic, psychologic and pathophysiologic concepts that provide the foundation for professional nursing care.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
Prerequisites: NURS 249  
NURS 342  -  Nursing Care of Adults I,  4 credits.  

Focuses on the etiology, pathophysiologic mechanisms and nursing care of adult clients experiencing common disorders of body system function.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
Prerequisites: NURS 302 and NURS 341 and NURS 361  
NURS 352  -  Maternal and Newborn Nursing,  4 credits.  

Focuses on nursing care and health promotion for the childbearing family and includes identification and care of high-risk clients.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
Prerequisites: NURS 302 and NURS 361 and NURS 341  
Core designations: U.S. Cultural Diversity U  
NURS 361  -  Health Assessment,  4 credits.  

Focuses on health assessment and health promotion of individual clients through utilization of the nursing process and basic nursing concepts. Prerequisite: NURS 251 - Nursing Concepts.

Prerequisites: NURS 251  
NURS 363  -  Childhood and Adolescent Health Nursing,  4 credits.  

Focuses on nursing care of the child-rearing family with the child and family as client. Course content includes care of the child from infancy through adolescence within hospital and community settings; acute and chronic illnesses; common stressors throughout the growing years; and strategies for health promotion.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
Prerequisites: NURS 249  
NURS 372  -  Nursing Care of Adults II,  4 credits.  

Focuses on the etiology, pathophysiologic mechanisms and organizations of nursing care of adult clients experiencing selected complex stressors.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
Prerequisites: NURS 249  
NURS 380  -  Special Topics,  0-4 credits.  

Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact department or program chair for more information.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
NURS 382  -  Clinical Internship,  0-4 credits.  

Paired with a mentor, the nursing student will participate an internship/co-op experience within a North Dakota health care facility. The practice area will vary by student interest and availability of clinical placement by the hiring agency. This course is repeatable. Open to nursing majors only

Frequency: Every Semester  
Prerequisites: NURS 342 and NURS 352 and NURS 320  
Repeatable: Yes  
NURS 390  -  Cooperative Education Program in Nursing,  1-8 credits.  

The Cooperative Education program in nursing is an experience in integrating clinical work experience and prior coursework in nursing. Qualified nursing students are employed by selected healthcare agencies on a semester/summer plan. Hours are arranged by mutual agreement among student, employer and faculty coordinator.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Repeatable: Yes  
NURS 401  -  Population Health in a Global Society,  0-4 credits.  

Synthesis and application of nursing theories and public health concepts to promote wellness across diverse populations. Content focuses on epidemiology and population-based health assessments, diagnosis, planning, intervention and evaluations. Prerequisite: NURS 249 - Introduction to Professional Nursing.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Prerequisites: NURS 249  
Core designations: International-Global Prspct G  
NURS 403  -  Nursing Care of Adults III,  0-4 credits.  

Focuses on the etiology, pathophysiologic mechanisms and nursing care of critically ill adult clients.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
Prerequisites: NURS 342 and NURS 352 and NURS 320  
NURS 404  -  Adult Health Nursing III,  4 credits.  

Focuses on the etiology, pathophysiologic mechanisms and organization of nursing care of adult clients experiencing selected complex stressors. Prerequisite: successful completion of first three semesters of nursing courses and NURS 403 - Adult Health Nursing.

Prerequisites: NURS 403  
NURS 405  -  Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing,  4 credits.  

Synthesis and application of nursing and psychiatric-mental health concepts to promote the wellness of individuals and groups.

Frequency: Every Year - First Semester  
Prerequisites: NURS 249  
Corequisites: PEAK 400  
This course is PEAK Required  
NURS 423  -  Transition to Professional Nursing,  4 credits.  

This capstone course is a synthesis of nursing theory and the professional practice role. History and current trends in the discipline and the complex role of the professional nurse as an interdisciplinary team member are discussed and analyzed. PEAK required. Prerequisites: successful completion of five semesters of the nursing major. Co-requisite: NURS 424 - Synthesis of Patient Care in Nursing Practice.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Corequisites: PEAK 400  
This course is PEAK Required  
NURS 424  -  Synthesis of Patient Care in Nursing Practice,  2 credits.  

This capstone clinical is a synthesis of the professional practice role. Students engage in 120-hours of preceptored-clinical to demonstrate management and delivery of patient care. Principles of delegation, critical thinking, prioritization, communication, patient/family education, nursing process, ethics, and safety are emphasized. Prerequisite: successful completion of five semesters of the nursing major. Co-Requisite: NURS 423 - Transition to Nursing Practice.

Frequency: Every Semester  
Corequisites: NURS 423  
NURS 430  -  Nursing Management,  2 credits.  

Study of concepts and issues related to management in professional nursing.

Frequency: Every Year - Second Semester  
Prerequisites: NURS 341 (may be taken concurrently) and NURS 361 (may be taken concurrently) and NURS 302 and NURS 320  
NURS 462  -  Family Nursing II,  0-4 credits.  

Focuses on nursing care of the child-rearing family, that is, viewing the child and family as client. Course content includes care of the child from infancy through adolescence, both hospitalized and within the community, acutely ill and chronically ill; common stressors for the child and family throughout the growing years; and strategies for health promotion for the child and family. Prerequisites: NURS 342 - Adult Health Nursing I, NURS 352 - Family Nursing I, and NURS 320 - Nursing Research.

Prerequisites: NURS 342 and NURS 352 and NURS 320  
NURS 480  -  Independent Study,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct in-depth study of a particular topic under the supervision of a faculty member. Contact the department or program chair for more information.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes  
NURS 487  -  Directed Research,  1-4 credits.  

This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct research in a specific area of study, completed under the direction of a faculty mentor. Specific expectations of the research experience to be determined by the faculty. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.

Frequency: Not offered on a Regular Basis  
Repeatable: Yes