College of Nursing
Program Summary

Courses

  • All course information comes from Seattle University's 2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog

    NURS 2520 - Professional Nursing in the 21st Century

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 300

    Examination of nursing history from Nightingale to the 21st century, nursing theory, and professional practice using systems theory as a framework. Focus on nursing as a caring profession, nurses’ roles and functions in a variety of settings, ethical and legal implications for nurses, holism, wellness, health care delivery, communication, critical thinking, and the nursing process. Beginning development of critical thinking, cultural competency, communication, collaboration, and group process skills for professional relationships. Majors only.

    NURS 3190 - Promoting the Health of Older Adults - Theory

    2 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 334

    Focus on the application of nursing process utilizing knowledge gained of aging theories, geriatric syndromes, and the impact of dementia on the function and health of older adults living in various community settings. Students will translate findings obtained from the use of valid and reliable assessment tools while communicating, interviewing, and assessing older adults. Clinical experiences will include consideration of evidence based practice and provision of direct care to the older adult. Majors only. Prerequisite Course/s: NURS 3205.

    NURS 3191 - Promoting the Health of Older Adults - Clinical

    3 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 335

    Focus on the application of nursing process utilizing knowledge gained of aging theories, geriatric syndromes, and the impact of dementia on the function and health of older adults living in various community settings. Students will translate findings obtained from use of valid and reliable assessment tools while communicating, interviewing, and assessing older adults. Clinical experiences will include consideration of evidence based practice and provision of direct care to the older adult. Majors only. Prerequisite Course/s: NURS 3205.

    NURS 3205 - Pathophysiology

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 304

    A conceptual approach to alterations in structure and function resulting from stressors on the human body. Course will review the cellular and molecular basis of these alterations. The course will examine pathophysiologic mechanisms of disease such as inflammation, genetic alterations, immune responses, and alteration in the functions of body systems. Majors only.

    NURS 3305 - Introduction to Pharmacology

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 305

    Examination of pharmacological principles and drug classes. Self-management strategies and care provider considerations. Integration of legal, ethical, and other social factors. Application of knowledge of major drug classes and significant nursing implications. The student will synthesize information learned in previous theory, laboratory, and clinical courses. Majors only. Prerequisite Course/s: Math 1020 or above and nursing major.

    NURS 3390 - Promoting Mental Health - Theory

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 336

    Nursing process application of selected theories from the sciences, humanities, and psychiatric mental health nursing to promote optimal mental and physical healthy and well-being in clients with diverse cultural, developmental, and biopsychosocial needs across multiple healthcare environments. Majors only. Prerequisite Course/s: NURS 3190, 3191, 3305, 3405. Co-requisite Course/s: NURS 3391.

    NURS 3391 - Promoting Mental Health - Clinical

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 337

    This course provides clinical experience for supervised psychiatric mental health nursing care to promote wellness in clients with diverse cultural, developmental, and biospychosocial needs in a variety of health care settings. Emphasis is given to professional development as a nurse and increasing skills in nursing process application and communication. Majors only. Prerequisite Course/s: NURS 3190, 3191, 3305, 3405. Co-requisite Course/s: NURS 3390.

    NURS 3405 - Health Assessment and Interventions

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 303

    Application of the nursing process (assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation) based on systematic physical and psychosocial assessments and nursing interventions. This course focuses on the promotion of health and safety, risk reduction and management of illness for individuals and families across the lifespan. Majors only. Prerequisite Course/s: NURS 3205. Co-requisite Course/s: NURS 3205.

    NURS 3520 - Statistics & Research for Evidence-Based Practice

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 350

    Introduction to nursing research and statistical analysis as systematic methods of inquiry that are fundamental to evidence-based practice. It examines a variety of research methods that utilize descriptive and inferential statistics and gives students the skills to identify strengths within research. From the course teachings, students should be able to analytically review and evaluate existing research for use in evidence-based practice. Majors only.

    NURS 3590 - Promoting Reproductive Health - Theory

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 463

    Exploration and assessment of the family structure, reproduction, function and dynamics. Nursing strategies will be implemented to promote health of the family unit and reduce risk of illness and injury to family unit. Prerequisite Course/s: NURS 3190, 3191, 3305, 3405. Co-requisite Course/s: NURS 3591.

    NURS 3591 - Promoting Reproductive Health

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 464

    Exploration and assessment of the family structure, reproduction, function and dynamics. Nursing strategies will be implemented to promote health of the family unit and reduce risk of illness and injury to family unit. Prerequisite Course/s: NURS 3190, 3191, 3305, 3405. Co-requisite Course/s: NURS 3590.

    NURS 3705 - Nutrition for Health Promotion

    2 credit hours

    In this course you will be introduced to the interrelationships among nutrition, food and environmental influences (political, social, economic and physical) that impact food intake. You have the opportunity to explore the role and function of nutrients as they influence various states of health and disease.

    NURS 4190 - Promoting the Health of Children and Families - Theory

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 364

    Children are rapidly evolving individuals with ever changing needs to develop in a healthy manner. Discover the art of caring for children through family centered care in areas of health promotion, common childhood illness, injury, and disease. Students will use Critical Reasoning for assessment of both risk and health deviations, prioritize age appropriate interventions, and education with focus in both community-based and acute care environments. Students will identify safety issues among families and health care systems to prevent harm, promote wellness and support the growth and development of children. Majors Only. Prerequisite Course/s: NURS 4590, 3390, 3391, 3590, 3591.

    NURS 4191 - Promoting the Health of Children and Families Clinical

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 365

    Clinical practice providing nursing care of children and their families’ birth through young adulthood. Apply the art of caring for children through use of acquired knowledge in the areas of health promotion, common childhood illness, injury, and disease. Use family centered care and collaboration with other health care professionals, to guide assessment of risk or health deviations, select priority age appropriate interventions, and education with focus in both community based and acute care environments. Think safety in regards to families and health care systems to prevent harm. Majors Only. Prerequisite Course/s: NURS 4590, 3390, 3391, 3591.

    NURS 4390 - Promoting The Health of Adults - Theory

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 454

    In this course you will gain a robust understanding of the physiological, psychosocial, and other factors that interact when adults experience complex alterations in health. The course is designed to present illness as a dynamic and profoundly social/physiological process and increase your understanding of the impact of illness within the context of family (nuclear and extended), community and healthcare system. The course will prepare you to see, through the patients’ eyes, how relationships are altered (and sometimes ended) by illness. Throughout the course you will take into account all of the above factors as you prepare a plan of care for adults experiencing complex changes in health status. Majors Only. Prerequisite Course/s: NURS 4590, 3390, 3391, 3590, 3591.

    NURS 4391 - Adult Medical Surgical Nursing Course - Clinical

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 455

    Continued application of nursing process and refinement of nurse provider competencies. Clinical practice to apply risk reduction, disease prevention and modification, and nursing therapies to manage complex care of adults with illnesses in medical-surgical acute care settings. Application of theory to adult individuals in the context of families and populations in the community.
    Prerequisite Course/s: NURS 4590, 3390, 3391, 3590, 3591.

    NURS 4590 - Promoting the Health of Populations and Communities

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 460

    This course introduces students to population based nursing, community-focused nursing and public health nursing. Assumptions, definitions, key concepts, and select models and theories to understand population based nursing, community-focused nursing and public health nursing health issues will be explored in the course. Students will collaborate with key stakeholders to use assessment and intervention strategies to identify population-based and community-focused health needs and develop appropriate interventions. Partnerships and advanced community engagement strategies underlie students’ interactions with stakeholders in nursing roles with populations and communities Majors Only. Prerequisite Course/s: NURS 3520, 3390, 3391, 3590, 3591.

    NURS 4790 - Transition to Professional Nursing - Seminar

    2 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 437

    This seminar course, taken in conjunction with Senior Practicum allows students to explore topics of clinical specialty focus; as well as topics pertinent to contemporary nursing practice. Seminars model life long learning requirements of professional nursing practice for licensure renewal. Content is provided through guest lectures; panel discussions and student poster presentations and student discussions. Majors Only.

    NURS 4520 - Senior Synthesis: Leadership for Health Equity

    5 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 2490

    By the end of this course, you should be able to: Generate a substantive capstone project that reflects educational growth and synthesis of nursing science and the Seattle University core. Integrate Ignation and relationship-centered leadership principles and concepts of professional nursing practice for application within health care systems. Majors Only.

    NURS 4791 - Senior Practicum

    6 credit hours
    Formerly NURS 437

    This course is an intensive clinical practice immersion. Clinical practice is offered in diverse areas of specialty as well as general practice and may include: acute and critical care of either adults, children or infants, obstetrics, community care, public health department, long term care, or occupational health. During this rotation, students have the opportunity to apply evidence based practice and leadership principles as they transition from the student role to that of professional nurse. Majors Only.