NURS 1111 Nursing Concepts
A study of professional nursing concepts and theory. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program, BIOL 1144, BIOL 2215, NURS 1191, and ENGL 1113.

NURS 1117 Foundations of Nursing Practice
Integrated theoretical and clinical studies with focus on the acquisition of basic nursing skills for health maintenance through the life span. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program, BIOL 1144, BIOL 2215, NURS 1191, ENGL 1113, and ORIE 1151.

NURS 1191 Dosage Calculation
A study of calculation of safe medication dosages. Medication administration is not included. Prerequisite: ACT Math sub-score of 19 or equivalent.

NURS 1228 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions I 
Integrated theoretical and clinical studies with focus on restoration of health through the life span. Prerequisites: NURS 1111 and NURS 1117.

NURS 1433 Bridge to Registered Nursing
This course is designed for licensed paramedics and licensed practical nurses who are seeking advance standing in the associate degree nursing program. Emphasis is placed on the nursing process and critical thinking as well as the role and competencies of the associate degree nurse. Prerequisites: Permission and BIOL 1144, BIOL 2215, BIOL 2124, ENGL 1113, PHAR 2113, NUTR 1113, NURS 1191, and ORIE 1151.

NURS 2005 Basic Patient Care I
This course represents prior learning by licensed paramedics and licensed practical nurses by virtue of successful completion of organized educational programs and licensure. This course is for licensed paramedics with degrees in Emergency Medical Services and licensed practical nurses who have graduated from an ACEN accredited programs. It is awarded upon admission into the Associate in Applied Science Nursing Bridge Option and completion of 12 credit hours in residency at Rogers State University.

NURS 2015 Basic Patient Care II
This course represents prior learning by licensed paramedics and licensed practical nurses by virtue of successful completion of organized educational programs, advance standing examination, and licensure. This course is for licensed paramedics who do not have a degree in Emergency Medical Services and licensed practical nurses who did not graduate from an ACEN accredited programs. It is awarded upon admission into the Associate in Applied Science Nursing Bridge Option and completion of 12 credit hours in residency at Rogers State University.

NURS 2138 Therapeutic Nursing Interventions II
Integrated theoretical and clinical studies with focus on promotion of health through the life span. Prerequisite: NURS 1228.

NURS 2223 Transition to Nursing Practice
A study of role transition, including integration of selected clinical areas with the core competencies of professional nursing practice. Prerequisite: NURS 2138. (Formerly NURS 2221)

NURS 2246 Nursing in a Complex Environment
Integrated theoretical and clinical studies with focus on the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of health and management of acute and chronic illness. Prerequisite: NURS 2138. (Formerly 2248)

NURS 3243 Contemporary Nursing Practice*
This course provides an introduction to quality healthcare management through contemporary nursing practice. Healthcare informatics and technology, with an emphasis on the integration of nursing, computer, and information science, is reviewed for the provision of safe nursing practice, optimum healthcare delivery systems and policy development. An overview of American healthcare policy is provided with foci including healthcare financing, cost containment, regulation, access, insurance, quality improvement and the Oklahoma Nurse Practice Act. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NURS 3113, 3125, and 3134 with a grade of “C” or higher.

NURS 3323 Pathophysiology for the Health Professions*
Fundamentals of pathophysiology are introduced and focuses on essential concepts of disease processes. Major disorders and selected diseases are presented in a concise approach preparing the students to develop clinical reasoning skills. Prerequisites: BIOL 2215 or BIOL 2285 with a grade of “C” or higher.

NURS 4003 Professional Nursing Role
Assists the associate degree or diploma-prepared nurse’s transition toward completion of a baccalaureate degree in nursing. Presents professional nursing role competencies that are essential to address current and future challenges of nursing and health care. Uses nursing theory to organize and link the increasing body of nursing knowledge. Prerequisites: Must be a registered nurse with an active nursing license; admission to the program or permission.

NURS 4013 Health Assessment/Promotion
Health Assessment/Promotion provides a comprehensive knowledge base to collect and analyze a complete physical assessment and health database using a holistic framework and to formulate nursing diagnoses. Requires laboratory. Prerequisite or Concurrent: HLSC 3323 and admission to the program or permission.

NURS 4113 Rural Nursing
Rural Nursing integrates current health issues of individuals, families and communities that are unique to rural areas with emphasis on cultural diversity and ethnicity. The course is designed to expand community and individual long-term health issues and professional practice. Prerequisite: Admission to the program or permission.

NURS 4114 Family, Community and Public Health*
Focuses on the role of the professional nurse in the promotion of self-care and the delivery of cultural appropriate nursing care within community based health care systems. Critical thinking skills are applied in the assessment of vulnerable populations existing within various communities. The reciprocal influence of the environment on the patient, family and community relative to human needs is emphasized. Requires 32 hours arranged field experience.

NURS 4213 Nursing Science and Research
Elements of quantitative and qualitative research processes are introduced. Builds research skills, assists the nurse to be a critical consumer of nursing research. Develops appreciation for research in nursing practices. Emphasis is given to critical analysis and application of research in clinical nursing practice. Prerequisites: Admission to the program and NURS 4003 or permission.

NURS 4214 Management and Leadership in Nursing
Theories of leadership, management, organization, and planned change with an expanded view of health services with emphasis on governmental or public institutions. Includes analysis of health care systems, methods, and strategies that inhibit or facilitate change. Professional and ethical issues, legislation, and emerging nursing roles are studied. Requires 32 hours arranged field experience. Prerequisites: NURS 4003 and NURS 4113.

NURS 4223 Professional Nursing Practice Seminar
Opportunity to pursue an area of special interest in professional nursing practice through independent study. Understanding and integrating influence in the professional nursing role explored. Prerequisite: NURS 4214 or permission.

*Pending approval by the Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education.