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 2112 Introduction to Nursing
This course builds on a foundation of liberal arts education to introduce the student to  foundational nursing concepts; including history, professional roles, professional communication techniques, information management, ethics, and fundamental skills. Laboratory required.

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 3113 Nursing Pharmacology
This course focuses on the safety, moral, and legal issues involved in medication administration. Principles of dosage calculation are introduced. Prerequisite: Admission into the nursing program.

NURS 3125 Fundamentals of Nursing
This course integrates theoretical and clinical studies while focusing on the application of evidence-based practice, therapeutic interventions, and use of the nursing process in providing safe patient care in diverse settings. Students will begin to study the body systems across the lifespan, and incorporate principles of health promotion and disease prevention. Dosage calculation skills are reinforced. Prerequisite: Admission into the nursing program.

NURS 3134 Health Assessment and Promotion
This course focuses on the introduction of clinical reasoning skills to collect and analyze a complete physical assessment, draw valid inferences from the data collected, and identify pathophysiologic changes that occur during alterations in health across the lifespan in multiple populations. Active learning strategies include laboratory. Prerequisite: Admission into the nursing program.

NURS 3216 Medical-Surgical Nursing I
The emphasis of this course is on acquiring nursing knowledge to deliver safe patient care to adults with common acute and chronic alterations in health. Students integrate theory with practice as they learn to coordinate patient care using evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning skills. Beginning principles of interdisciplinary collaboration will be introduced. Dosage calculation skills are reinforced. Active learning strategies include laboratory, high-fidelity simulations, hospital-based clinical rotations and service learning. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NURS 3113, 3125, and 3134 with a grade of “C” or better.

NURS 3234 Mental Health Nursing
The focus of this course is on safe, quality nursing care of patients and their mental health. Psycho-social interventions, health promotion, professional communication and interdisciplinary collaboration are emphasized in a variety of acute care and community settings. Dosage calculation skills are reinforced. Active learning strategies include a group project, and clinical rotations in inpatient, outpatient and community environments. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NURS 3113, 3125, and 3134 with a grade of “C” or higher.

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: NURS 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.

NURS 4315 Medical-Surgical Nursing II
The focus of this course is on building on previously developed nursing knowledge to deliver safe patient care to adults with more complicated acute and chronic alterations in health. Students continue to integrate theory with practice as the coordinate patient care using evidence-based practice and higher-level clinical reasoning skills. Dosage calculation skills are reinforced. Advancing principles of interdisciplinary collaboration are incorporated in this class. Active learning strategies include laboratory, high-fidelity simulations, hospital- based clinical rotations and service learning. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 3216 with a grade of “C” or higher.

NURS 4324 Nurse’s Role in Providing Community Support
This course focuses on nursing roles in community health and includes the importance of enhancing population health by health promotion and disease and injury prevention throughout the lifespan. Current healthcare systems and policies for addressing emergency  and disaster preparedness are presented. Active learning strategies of the course include community outreach experiences. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 3216 with a grade of “C” or higher.

NURS 4336 Nursing Care of the Child and Childbearing Family
The focus of this course is the delivery of safe nursing  care to the family. Issues of health promotion and disease prevention are discussed for children and patients in their reproductive years. Emphasis is place on developing evidence-based clinical reasoning skills for infants, children, adolescents and childbearing patients. Dosage calculation skills are reinforced. Active learning strategies include high-fidelity simulations, and inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations. Prerequisites: Successful completion of NURS 3216 with a grade of “C” or higher.

NURS 4414 Management and Leadership in Nursing
This course presents theories of leadership, management, quality improvement, and organization. An analysis of current healthcare policy is presented and how these policies influence organizational change. Legal, moral and ethical issues in nursing management are presented. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NURS 4315 with a grade of “C” or higher.

NURS 4424 Nursing Care of the Critically Ill Patient
The focus on this course is on the study of increasingly complex health alterations and application of higher levels of clinical reasoning. There is an emphasis on implementing advanced evidence-based practice and improving patient outcomes across the illness-wellness continuum. Safe nursing care includes care of adult patients in acute and critical care settings. Dosage calculation skills are reinforced. Active learning strategies of the course include high-fidelity simulation and inpatient clinical rotations. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NURS 4315 with a grade of “C” or higher.

NURS 4433 Nursing Science and Evidence-Based Practice
Elements of quantitative and qualitative research processes are introduced in this course. Students  will develop their research and critical analysis skills of evidence-based nursing research, and apply that information to clinical reasoning and safe patient practice. Prerequisite: Statistics class, successful completion of NURS 3216 with a grade of “C” or higher, or the equivalent.

NURS 4443 Professional Roles in Nursing
This course assists in the transition to the role of a professional nurse. Essentials of baccalaureate nursing competencies will be emphasized. Theory is used to organize and link to the increasing body of nursing knowledge. Prerequisite: Successful completion of NURS 3216 with a grade of “C” or higher, or the equivalent.