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UWM Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015


College of Nursing


NURS Nursing



This course information produced at 01:00 on 12/20/2014.
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101 Cultural Diversity in Health Care. 3 cr. U. Enables student to conceptualize cultural diversity as a basic component of American society with implications for sensitivity and respect in health promotion and human relations.|Prereq: none.
102 Perspectives on Health Care Systems. 2 cr. U. Provides students with an orientation to the complexity of health care, health care delivery systems, and the populations served.|Prereq: none.
103 Freshman Seminar in Professional Nursing. 1 cr. U. Designed to orient students to nursing through self-assessment, career exploration, problem solving, study skills, and goal setting.|Prereq: admis to Pre-Nursing prog.
110 Introduction to Global Health. 3 cr. U. An overview of the broad field of global health, using the U.N. Millennium Development Goals as a guiding framework.|Prereq: none.
172 Health and Health Care Practices. 2 cr. U. Focuses on health, health care practices, personnel, and services related to obtaining reliable information on health care needs and practices, and available community services.|Prereq: none.
190 Special Studies in Nursing. 1-5 cr. U. Independent study course. Students establish credits, objectives and learning experiences with approval of instructor.|Retakeable to max of 5 cr. Prereq: cons instr.
203 Human Growth and Development Across the Life Span. 4 cr. U. Introduction to physical, cognitive, and psychosocial growth of human organism from conception through older adulthood with application to health care.|Prereq: Psych 101(P).
205 Clinical Pharmacology. 3 cr. U. The principles of pharmacology and administration; legislative controls; mechanisms of drug actions; contraindications; adverse and toxic effects and lifespan considerations.|Prereq: Nurs 320(C) or cons instr.
211 Health Assessment. 3 cr. U. Concepts and skills to comprehensively assess the health status of individuals. History taking, physical examination techniques, developmental, and other assessments.|Prereq: Admis to major or cons instr.
251 (effective 05/18/2015) Genetics and Genomics in Healthcare. 2 cr. U. The relationship between the underlying science (genetics), the study of genomes (genomics)and the social, ethical and legal issues (genethics) in healthcare.|Prereq: none.
262 Exploring Human Sexuality. 3 cr. U. Historical and contemporary issues involving human sexuality as seen through the lenses of nursing, psychology, biology, and sociology.|Prereq: none.
290 Special Studies in Nursing. 1-5 cr. U. Independent study course. Students establish credits, objectives and learning experiences with approval of instructor.|Retakeable to max of 5 cr. Prereq: cons instr.
297 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U. Designed to enroll students in UWM-sponsored program before course work level, content, and credits are determined and/or in especially prepared program course work.|May be retaken with change in topic. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
299 Ad Hoc: 1-12 cr. U. Created expressly for offering in a specified enrollment period. Specific credits and additional prereqs, if any, will be specified in Schedule of Classes whenever course is offered.|Retakeable with change in topic. Prereq: none.
300 Introduction to Nursing Research. 2 cr. U. Introduction to the significance, principles, purpose, and methods of the research process.|Prereq: none.
300 (effective 01/26/2015) Introduction to Research Principles and Methods. 2 cr. U. Introduction to the significance, principles, purpose, and methods of the research process in order to create good consumers of research literature.|Prereq: none.
315 Nursing Science I: Concepts of Promoting and Maintaining Health. 2 cr. U. Nursing science related to health promotion, disease prevention, and maintaining health; responses of individual and families in acute and community settings.|Prereq: admis to Nurs major.
317 Health Assessment. 3 cr. U. Health assessment broadens the RN's knowledge base, increases assessment skills and advances the ability to recognize the wide rannge of normal versus abnormal health findings.|Counts as repeat of UWS Nsg 317. Prereq: admis to RN to BSN Flex Degree Option.
320 Concepts of Illness I. 3 cr. U. Mechanisms, manifestations, diagnosis, and treatment of disease states for selected body systems.|Prereq: Bio Sci 101(P) & 203(P), Chem 103(P); or cons instr.
321 Concepts of Illness II. 3 cr. U. Mechanisms, manifestations, diagnosis and treatment of disease states for selected body systems. Continuation of Nurs 320.|Prereq: Nurs 320(P) or cons instr.
326 Nursing Science II: Concepts of Aging and Long Term Health Care. 3 cr. U. Identification and management of factors influencing and compromising health and functional ability of older adults and exploration of long-term health care in various settings.|Prereq: admis to Nurs major.
327 Nursing Science III: Health Concepts-Women & Children. 4 cr. U. Nursing science related to the acute, chronic, and health promotion care of women and children and their families in acute and community care settings.|Prereq: Nurs 211(P), 320(P), 321(C); 331(P)
328 Nursing Science IV: Concepts of Health Care of the Adult. 4 cr. U. Nursing science related to adults with acute and chronic health problems in both acute and community care settings. Individual and family responses.|Prereq: Nurs 321(C); 331(P).
331 Foundations of Clinical Practice I. 5 cr. U. Introductory course includes communication, philosophy, theory, and decision making content, and psychomotor skills to be used as a base for planning and providing nursing care.|Prereq: admis to Nurs major.
334 Foundations of Clinical Practice II. 3 cr. U. Refine clinical decision making skills within the nursing process, professional communication, and psychomotor skills necessary for helping clients needing nursing care.|Prereq: Nurs 205(C), 321(C); 331(P).
351 (effective 09/02/2015) Professional Role 1: Foundations of Professional Practice. 3 cr. U. Exploration of selected foundational concepts and principles essential to the professional nursing role.|Prereq: admis to nurs major.
352 (effective 09/02/2015) Health and Illness Concepts 1: Introduction. 3 cr. U. Introduction of selected foundational health and illness conceps essential to nursing practice.|Prereq: admis to nurs major.
353 (effective 09/02/2015) Clinical Practicum 1: Foundations. 3 cr. U. Clinical practicum which introduces the application of foundational knowledge, skills, and attitudes in the provision of nursing care.|Prereq: admis to nurs major.
365 Current Topics of Nursing: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U. Current thought, issues, and research in nursing and implications for practice.|Retakeable with topic change to a combined max of 12 cr for Nurs 365. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
373 Alternative and Complementary Therapies in Holistic Health Care - Theory. 2 cr. U. Investigative theories underlying alternative and complementary therapies (CAT) commonly used in holistic Health Care.|Can be taken simultaneously with Nurs 374. Prereq: none.
374 Alternative and Complementary Therapies in Holistic Health Care - Field Work. 1 cr. U. Experiential course with select alternative and complementary therapies (CAT) commonly used in holistic health care.|Can be taken simultaneously with Nurs 373. Prereq: none.
380 Honors Seminar: (Subtitled). 3H cr. U. Selected topics in nursing and healthcare. Retakeable w/chg in topic to 9 cr max.|Prereq: soph st; Honors 200(P); cons Honors College dir.
390 Special Studies in Nursing. 1-5 cr. U. Independent study course. Students establish credits, objectives and learning experiences with approval of instructor.|Retakeable to max of 5 cr. Prereq: cons instr.
398 (effective 09/02/2015) Health Assessment and Promotion in Nursing Practice. 3 cr. U. Application of nursing concepts and skills to promote health and comprehensively assess the health status of individuals using a nursing framework.|Prereq: admis to nurs major.
399 (effective 09/02/2015) Concepts of Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics 1. 3 cr. U. Pathophysiology and pharmacology concepts for nursing across the lifespan.|Prereq: admis to nurs major.
400 (effective 01/25/2016) Concepts of Pathophysiology and Pharmacotherapeutics: 2. 3 cr. U. Pathophysiology and pharmacology concepts for nursing across the lifespan.|Prereq: Nurs 399(P).
403 Practice, Research and Leadership Role Development. 3 cr. U. Explore and evaluate role of the professional nurse as practitioner, researcher, manager and leader.|Prereq: Nurs 334(P), 442(C).
404 Transition into Professional Nursing Practice. 3 cr. U. Critical issues impacting the development of current and emerging professional roles.|Prereq: Nurs 403(P), 415(P).
407 Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice. 3 cr. U. Philosophical perspectives, theories, and standards are applied to the practice of professional nursing. Factors influencing nursing/health care delivery are analyzed. Professional communication skills are enhanced. Writing emphasis course.|Counts as repeat of UWS NSG 341 & 407. Prereq: admis to RN to BSN Flex Degree Option.
415 Nursing Science V: Concepts of Community Health Care of Aggregates. 3 cr. U. Nursing care of individuals, families and communities; aggregates and special populations in the community; roles of community health nurses.|Prereq: Nurs 334(P).
419 (effective 01/25/2016) Concepts of Evidence-based Nursing Practice. 3 cr. U. Introduction to an integration of concepts relevant to evidence-based nursing practice.|Prereq: Nurs 420(P).
420 (effective 01/25/2016) Professional Role 2: Provider of Care. 3 cr. U. Examination of selected concepts and principles essential to the provision of patient care.|Prereq: Nurs 351(P).
421 (effective 01/25/2016) Health and Illness Concepts 2: Acute and Chronic Conditions. 3 cr. U. Nursing care of individuals and families experiencing acute and chronic health conditions using a holistic approach.|Prereq: Nurs 352(P).
422 (effective 01/25/2016) Clinical Practicum 2: Acute & Chronic Conditions. 3 cr. U. Clinical practicum focusing on providing nursing care for individuals and families with acute and chronic conditions.|Prereq: Nurs 353(P).
430 (effective 09/02/2016) Professional Role 3: Interprofessional Practice. 3 cr. U. Analysis of factors contributing to collaboration within and among teams.|Prereq: Nurs 420(P).
431 (effective 09/02/2016) Health and Illness Concepts 3: Lifespan. 3 cr. U. Integration of selected concepts in the care of individuals and families across the lifespan.|Prereq: Nurs 421(P).
432 (effective 09/02/2016) Health and Illness Concepts 4: Population Health. 3 cr. U. Promotion and improvement of the health of populations and communities.|Prereq: Nurs 431(P).
433 (effective 09/02/2016) Clinical Practicum 3: Population Health. 3 cr. U. Clinical practicum focusing on applying concepts and providing population based nursing care to aggregates.|Prereq: Nurs 422(P).
434 (effective 09/02/2016) Nursing Informatics and Technology. 3 cr. U. Basic concepts of informatics are introduced with focus on application to clinical practice to improve safety and quality of care.|Prereq: Nurs 419(P).
440 Nursing Specialty: (Subtitled). 2 cr. U. Topics of current interest in nursing specialty areas.|Retakeable with change in topic to 8 cr. max with cons instr. Prereq: Nurs 442(P).
441 Chronic Care Management. 3 cr. U. Exploration of interaction of biological, psychological, social, and environmental factors important to understanding management of chronic conditions at the individual, family, community, and societal levels.|Counts as repeat of UWS Nsg 441. Prereq: admis to RN to BSN Flex Degree Option.
442 Nursing Practice I. 8 cr. U. Clinical practice course for providing nursing care for adults and children experiencing acute and/or chronic health problems.|Prereq: Nurs 334(P) & 403(C); or cons instr.
443 Nursing Practice II. 8 cr. U. Clinical practice course for providing nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.|Prereq: Nurs 442(P) or cons instr.
445 Capstone Practicum for Registered Nurses. 3 cr. U. Synthesis of knowledge from current and past learning experiences and application of clinical decision making to provide comprehensive nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.|Counts as repeat of Nurs 445X. Prereq: Prior to Fall, 2014: UWS Nsg 317(P), 341(P), 434(P), 437(P), & 444(P). Fall, 2014 and beyond: UWS Nsg/Nurs/Flex 407(P), 441(P), 446(P), 447(P), 453(P) & 454(P).
445 Capstone Practicum for Registered Nurses. 3 cr. U. Synthesis of knowledge from current and past learning experiences and application of clinical decision making to provide comprehensive nursing care to individuals, families, groups, and communities.|Counts as repeat of Nurs 445. Prereq: Prior to Fall, 2014: UWS Nsg 317(P), 341(P), 434(P), 437(P), & 444(P). Fall, 2014 and beyond: UWS Nsg/Nurs/Flex 407(P), 441(P), 446(P), 447(P), 453(P) & 454(P).
446 Research and Evidence-Based Practice. 3 cr. U. Introduces the importance of research to improve clinical practice, strategies to evaluate the quality of research and evidence, and increase integration of research into practice.|Counts as repeat of UWS Nsg 434 & 446. Prereq: admis to RN to BSN Flex Option.
447 Leadership and Management. 3 cr. U. Examines nursing leadership and management using relevant theories and concepts. Analyze decision-making in relation to communication, delegation, supervision and group process.|Counts as repeat of UWS Nsg 437 & 447. Prereq: admis to RN to BSN Flex Degree Option.
453 Information Management and Healthcare Technology. 3 cr. U. Utilize computer and information/decision science to support quality and safety in health care. Explore informatics issues and examine nursing's role in healthcare technology.|Counts as repeat of UWS Nsg 453. Prereq: admis to RN to BSN Flex Degree Option.
454 Community Health Nursing. 3 cr. U. Nursing care of populations and communities to facilitate optimal health outcomes.|Counts as repeat of UWS Nsg 444 & 454. Prereq: admis to RN to BSN Flex Degree Option.
460 Legal Aspects of Nursing. 2 cr. U. Current legal aspects and issues in nursing, including courts, licensure problems, legal status of nursing and health personnel, contracts, torts, negligence, crimes, and wills.|Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
475 Global Health: Ethics and Human Rights. 3 cr. U/G. Ethics and human rights issues related to disparities in financial, educational, technological, environmental, and political resources available to support healthy populations across the globe.|Prereq: jr st; Nurs 110(P) or cons instr.
476 (effective 01/26/2017) Professional Role 4: Leading in Complex Systems. 3 cr. U. Synthesis of knowledge, skills, and attitudes for leading in complex healthcare environments.|Prereq: Nurs 430(P).
477 (effective 01/26/2017) Health and Illness Concepts 5: Complex. 3 cr. U. Application of selected concepts to individuals/families with complex health and illness needs.|Prereq: Nurs 432(P).
478 (effective 01/26/2017) Clinical Practicum 4: Clinical Intensive. 3 cr. U. Practicum focusing on nursing care to individuals, groups, and families experiencing complex health care problems and life events throughout the lifespan.|Prereq: Nurs 433(P)
479 (effective 01/26/2017) Clinical Practicum 5: Capstone. 3 cr. U. Capstone clinical practicum focusing on care delivery, care coordination, leadership, and transition to practice.|Prereq: Nurs 478(P).
480 (effective 01/26/2017) Transition to Professional Practice. 3 cr. U. Exploration of the new graduate professional role to enable a smooth transition to the first registered nurse position. Course is delivered in hybrid format.|Prereq: Nurs 478(P) & 433(P).
490 Special Studies in Nursing. 1-5 cr. U. Independent study course. Students establish credits, objectives and learning experiences with approval of instructor.|Retakeable to max of 5 cr. Prereq: cons instr.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G. Designed to enroll students in UWM-sponsored program before course work levels, content, and credits are determined and/or in especially prepared program course work.|May be retaken with change in topic; max of 9 cr for grad students. Prereq: acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
620 Global Food Security and Systems. 3 cr. U/G. An in-depth investigation of global food systems and their impact on food security and development.|Prereq: jr st.
653 Foundations in Pathophysiology for Nursing Practice. 4 cr. U/G. Mechanisms, mainfestations, diagnosis and treatment of disease states for selected body systems as a foundation for nursing management of selected conditions.|Prereq: Admis to Master of Nursing program
682 Professional Role in Health Care Systems II. 2 cr. U/G. Exploration and analysis of organizational environments, communication, and quality initiatives within interdisciplinary health care systems.|Prereq: Nurs 681(P).
685 Clinical Reasoning. 5 cr. U/G. Development and refinement of, and practice with, the clinical reasoning skills required for professional nursing practice.|Prereq: Nurs 653(P), 680(P).
687 Professional Nursing Practice Internship. 1 cr. U/G. Intensive clinical practice experience in a selected area of nursing.|Prereq: Nurs 686

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