Dec 02, 2021  
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2013-2014 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Course Descriptions


Course descriptions include the following elements:

Course Code,  Number, and Titles: The course code indicates the department or program in which the course is housed. The course number indicates the level at which the course should be taken. Generally, first-year students take 100-level courses; sophomores, 200-level; juniors, 300-level; and seniors, 400-level. Students are required to limit course selection to courses not more than one level above their class standing. First-year students are not permitted to enroll in 400-level courses. Undergraduate students who need 12 or fewer semester credits to complete all baccalaureate degree requirements may request permission from the Director of Graduate Studies to take courses for graduate credit to complete a regular course load during the semester of  graduation. However, undergraduate students may not enroll in courses at the 600-level or 700-level.

Credits: The number of semester hours of credit given upon completion of the course.

Course Content: A brief description of subject matter gives students an idea of what to expect in the course.

Prerequisites: If required or recommended, a prerequisite is either a course that must be completed prior to enrolling in the course or some other requirement that must be met prior to enrolling in the course.

Grading Method: If a course is offered on a grade-only or pass/no credit-only basis, that status is included in the course description. A department’s general pass/no credit policy is included in its listing of program requirements. Students should check the policy before enrolling in a course on a pass/no credit basis.

Frequency of Offering: Course descriptions may indicate how often the course is offered.

Note:

◎= Oral Intensive

◆ = Math/Critical Analysis Intensive

△ = Writing Intensive

✽ = Physical Development and Wellness Graduation Requirement

 

Music

  
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    MUS 435 - Wind Instrument Repair


    (2 S.H.)

    Care, maintenance, and repair of woodwind and brass instruments. Offered based on demand.
  
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    ◎ MUS 440 - American Art Music


    (3 S.H.)

    Music in America from the time of the Puritans to the present day. Historical, biographical material, and listening. For the general student as well as for music majors and minors. Prerequisite: MUS 109 - Introduction to Music  or equivalent. Offered occasionally.
  
  
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    MUS 456 - Music Theatre Production


    (1-3 S.H.)

    Study of representative operas and musical plays and production problems. Performance of scenes and/or complete works. Can be repeated up to eight credits.
  
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    MUS 461 - Individual Instruction: Piano


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 462 - Individual Instruction: Voice


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 463 - Individual Instruction: Strings


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 464 - Individual Instruction: Woodwinds


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 465 - Individual Instruction: Brass


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 466 - Individual Instruction: Percussion


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission.
  
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    MUS 470 - Jazz Piano - Individual Instruction


    (1 S.H. only)

    Weekly instruction in primary and secondary instrument study. Students develop technical skills, sight reading ability and musicianship through study of assigned repertoire and exercises. A juried exam at the end of the semester will assess if the student may advance to the next level of lessons: students generally complete two semesters at each level of study before advancing. Credit is variable in the 160, 260, 360 and 460 series. Half-hour lessons receive one semester hour credit. One-hour lessons receive two semester hour credits. Prerequisite:  Instructor’s permission.
  
  
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    ◎ MUS 472 - Survey of Vocal Literature II (German)


    (2 S.H.)

    Lieder of Schubert, Schumann, Franz, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Strauss, Wolf, and others. Offered in a three-year rotation.
  
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    ◎ MUS 473 - Survey of Vocal Literature III (French)


    (2 S.H.)

    Representative French songs of Faure, Duparc, Chausson, Debussy, Poulenc, and others. Offered in a three-year rotation.
  
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    ◎ MUS 475 - Survey of Instrumental Literature and Styles


    (3 S.H.)

    Study of the rise of instrumental styles beginning with Renaissance and continuing through the Romantic Orchestra. Survey course studying representative works of various composers. Prerequisite: △ MUS 351 - Music from Antiquity through the Baroque Period . Offered alternate years.
  
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    ◎ MUS 477 - Piano Literature I


    (2 S.H.)

    Appropriate early keyboard and piano literature of the Baroque and classical periods. Performance and analysis of forms, genres, style and primary composers are studied. Includes discussion of the history of the piano’s development. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Offered in a three-year rotation.
  
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    ◎ MUS 478 - Piano Literature II


    (2 S.H.)

    Piano literature of the Romantic period (including brief look at Nationalism). Continued developments in instrumental design of piano discussed. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Offered in a three-year rotation.
  
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    MUS 479 - Piano Literature III


    (2 S.H.)

    Piano literature of the Impressionistic and Contemporary (early 20th century to the present) periods. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Offered in a three-year rotation.
  
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    MUS 480 - Recital


    (1-2 S.H.)

    Half recital (1 S.H.) or full recital (2 S.H.) of representative literature.  Prerequisite: Must be enrolled in 300- or 400-level lessons for half recital or 400-level lessons for full recital. May be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 490 - Music for Today’s Schools: New Ideas in Music Education


    (1-3 S.H.)

    This course consists of workshops presenting new ideas or theories, elaborating on new trends in music education, and offering guidelines for improving public school music programs. Course content changes each year. May be repeated for credit.
  
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    MUS 491 - Independent Studies in Music


    (1-6 S.H.)

    Course designed to offer advanced students the opportunity to work in a music area of special interest to them. Prerequisite: Department’s permission. Offered each semester. May be taken for or repeated up to six credits.

Nursing

  
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    NURS 120 - Introduction to the Health Professions


    (3 S.H.)

    Examines the practice and politics of the health and health-related disciplines within the U.S. health care system. Explores entering the health care professions and also how to be an astute consumer of health care. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 260 - Women’s Health Issues


    (3 S.H.)

    A study of contemporary issues in women’s health focusing on historical aspects, current significance, and future trends of each issue. Focus is on preparing students to make their own health care decisions. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 302 - CNAT: Care of the Adult Client (RN-BS)


    (6 S.H.) (Baccalaureate RN Completion)

    Demonstration of knowledge through an exam focusing on the nursing care of clients in a variety of settings and at various stages of the wellness-illness continuum. Items also assess nursing skills in meeting physiologic and psychosocial needs of clients with stable conditions. The Comprehensive Nursing Assessment Test (CNAT) is required for RNs who are graduates of diploma programs and A.D.N. programs that are not accredited by NLNAC. P/NC only.
  
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    NURS 304 - CNAT: Care of Client During Childbearing


    (6 S.H.) (Baccalaureate RN Completion)

    Demonstration of knowledge through an exam focusing on nursing care during the antepartal, intrapartal, and neonatal periods. Emphasis is on the normal, with some common complications. The Comprehensive Nursing Assessment Test (CNAT) is required for RNs who are graduates of diploma programs and A.D.N. programs that are not accredited by NLNAC. P/NC only.
  
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    NURS 306 - CNAT: Care of the Child


    (6 S.H.) (Baccalaureate RN Completion)

    Demonstration of knowledge through an exam concerned with nursing care of children of all ages at various stages of health and illness. The Comprehensive Nursing Assessment Test (CNAT) is required for RNs who are graduates of diploma programs and A.D.N. programs that are not accredited by NLNAC. P/NC only.
  
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    NURS 308 - CNAT: Care of the Client with a Mental Disorder


    (6 S.H.) (Baccalaureate RN Completion)

    Demonstration of knowledge through an exam addressing the broad spectrum of psychological wellness-illness. The content includes psychosocial assessment and intervention strategies to support the client’s strengths. The Comprehensive Nursing Assessment Test (CNAT) is required for RNs who are graduates of diploma programs and A.D.N. programs that are not accredited by NLNAC. P/NC only.
  
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    NURS 325 - Transcultural Issues in Health Care


    (3 S.H.) (Elective)

    Explores the importance of transcultural concepts that are present in health care delivery systems. It is designed to help learners increase awareness of all types of human diversity, understand the importance of these diverse differences, and incorporate ways of utilizing this knowledge to deliver culturally competent health care in all settings within the global community. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor’s permission. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 341 - Therapeutic Applications of Nursing Skills and Health Assessment


    (4 S.H.- 2 SH theory, 2 SH lab)

    Develops the skills and assessments necessary for nursing care of individuals and families in professional nursing practice. Prerequisites: Admission to the Baccalaureate Program Generic Option. Pre/ co-requisite: NURS 343 - Professional Practice I .
  
  
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    NURS 344 - Leadership in Basic Nursing Practice


    (2 S.H.)

    Explores professional values, ethics, standards and leadership development of nurses. After successful completion of this course, students will articulate their professional nursing philosophy. Prerequisite: Admission to the Baccalaureate Nursing program Generic option.
  
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    NURS 350 - Lillian Wald: Public Health Nurse Extraordinaire


    (2 S.H.)

    This online course is a historical inquiry of the life of Lillian Wald and her contributions to public health nursing and population care. An overview of her efforts in providing care to America’s urban immigrant populations will be studied together with an examination of Lillian Wald’s contribution to current public health nursing practices. The founding of Henry Street Settlement will be highlighted, along with Wald’s contributions to the suffrage movement and her efforts in improving the health of underserved populations. Grade only. Offered yearly in summer.
  
  
  
  
  
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    NURS 360 - Pharmacology


    (2 S.H.)

    Introduces the fundamental principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapy, adverse drug reactions, major drug classes, and related implications for individuals receiving drugs. Nursing students will incorporate various systems of measurement, conversion between systems, and calculation of drug dosage and rates. Prerequisite: Admission to the Baccalaureate Nursing program Generic option, elective for RN-BS completion option, or consent of instructor.
  
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    NURS 361 - Pharmacology for Non-Nursing Majors


    (1 S.H.)

    Introduces the fundamental principles of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, pharmacotherapy, adverse drug reactions, major drug classes, and related implications for individuals receiving drugs. This 1-S.H. pharmacology course is available for non-nursing majors only.
  
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    NURS 366 - Pathophysiology


    (3 S.H.)

    Focuses on the systematic study of the functional changes in cells, tissues, and organs altered by disease and/or injury and the effects that these changes have on the total body function. Pathophysiology will also focus on the mechanisms of the underlying disease thereby providing the background for preventive as well as therapeutic health care measures and practices. Knowledge of anatomy and physiology and the various organ systems of the body is an essential foundation for this course. Prerequisites: Admission to the Baccalaureate program generic option or consent of instructor.
  
  
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    NURS 382 - A London Nursing History Tour


    (2 S.H.) (Elective)

    This travel program is an experiential enrichment course that provides nursing students with an opportunity to study nursing history and to compare nursing education programs and health care delivery systems of the United States and the United Kingdom. Students will also have the opportunity for historical sightseeing and museum tours. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission; NURS 444 - Leadership in Contemporary Health Care Settings  recommended. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 392 - Cardiac Risk Prevention


    (3 S.H.) (Elective)

    This course is designed to identify risk factors that can lead to cardiovascular disease. The major risk factors will be analyzed, and strategies for modifying each will be developed. Health information sources and their reliability for health promotion information also will be discussed. New technology in diagnosing and treating cardiac conditions is included. Prerequisites or co-requisite: Anatomy and physiology course; instructor’s permission. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 399 - Skills for Professional Success


    (2 S.H.) (Elective)

    This course helps the student learn what he/she needs to know to live a successful and harmonious life as a person working in a professional career. The coursework focuses in three areas critical to career success: (1) how to develop the self-confidence and self-esteem essential for personal and professional well-being; (2) how to relate with others in a professional and confident manner to make work more vital, effective, and satisfying every day; (3) how to determine one’s desired professional career path, make career decisions comfortably and efficiently, and achieve professional goals. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 401 - Spirituality in Nursing


    (2 S.H.) (Elective)

    The purpose of this course is to assist students in their understanding of spirituality and spiritual development, and to identify ways of incorporating the essence of spirituality in their nursing practice. Eastern and Western spirituality and practices affecting health are explored. Students examine how society and their own biases have affected their ability to respond to spiritual concerns and needs. Spiritual assessment and specific spiritual interventions are discussed. Students are challenged to explore their own spiritual nature and its impact in their personal and professional lives. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 402 - Advanced Clinical Pharmacology


    (3 S.H.) (Elective, RN-to-MS Professional Pathway)

    This course includes principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics as a foundation for the use of medications in the clinical management of diseases.  Major classes of drugs will be discussed in terms of actions; therapeutic and other effects; adverse, allergic and idiosyncratic reactions; indications and contraindications.  The importance of sound diagnostic reasoning in the selection of pharmacological interventions with attention to safety, cost, simplicity, acceptablity and efficacy will be stressed.  The responsibilities related to prescribing medications will be emphasized. Prerequisite: NURS 404 - Molecular/Genetics and Immune Mechanisms  or consent of instructor. Grade only.
  
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    NURS 404 - Molecular/Genetics and Immune Mechanisms


    (3 S.H.) (Elective, RN-to-MS Professional Pathway)

    Molecular, genetic and immune mechanisms will be explored as a basis for clinical assessment, risk reduction, disease prevention and disease management by advanced practice nurses.  Integration of function among mechanisms will be emphasized. Grade only.
  
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    NURS 406 - Psychosocial Interventions in Family Care


    (2 S.H.) (Elective, RN-to-MS Professional Pathway)

    This course explores the role of the advanced practice nurse in addressing the psychosocial needs of the client and family. Focus will be on developing counseling skills for advanced psychosocial assessment and providing culturally sensitive guidance in caring for the client and family during health crisis and acute and chronic illness. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in nursing or instructor’s permission. Grade only.
  
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    NURS 408 - Advanced Role Seminar


    (2 S.H.) (Elective, RN-to-MS Professional Pathway)

    This course will provide a forum for the explorations of advanced practice role behaviors including collaboration and leadership. Selected theories and frameworks relevant to the various roles will be evaluated. Ethics and diversity issues in nursing and health care will be discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in nursing or instructor’s permission. Grade only.
  
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    NURS 409 - Organizational and Systems Leadership


    (3 S.H.)

    Culturally sensitive organizational and systems leadership skills necessary for improving healthcare outcomes, practice and safety are addressed.  Focus in on leadership theories, principles of ethical leadership and professional communication strategies. (3 S.H.)
  
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    NURS 410 - Theoretical Foundations and Research for Advanced Nursing Practice


    (4 S.H.) (Elective, RN-to-MS Professional Pathway)

    The goal of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to critically analyze existing nursing theories and articulate a personal philosophy of nursing. Students will do an in-depth analysis of a concept. Students will analyze methods and techniques of research and interpret their usefulness for application in clinical practice. Theory and practice will be used to define nursing problems and develop a research proposal. Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in nursing or instructor’s permission. Corequisite or prerequisite: STAT 601. Grade only.
  
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    NURS 412 - Critical Care Nursing


    (2-3 S.H.) (Elective)

    This course is designed to introduce the student to care for critically ill persons. Emphasis is on rapid assessment, setting priorities, rapid decision-making, and nursing interventions for the critically ill. The 2-credit option has theory only. The 3-credit option has theory and a clinical laboratory experience. The 3-credit option requires the instructor’s permission. Prerequisites: Senior standing or instructor’s permission. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 414 - Health Care Policy/Quality Health Care Delivery


    (3 S.H.) (Elective, RN-to-MS Professional Pathway)

    This course focuses on the conduct of clinical scholarship.  Content includes transformational research approaches and evidence-based practice processes, including epidemiological methods.  Evaluation methods of clinical practice change outcomes on individuals, groups, populations, and systems are addressed. Grade only.
  
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    NURS 415 - Concepts in Professional Nursing


    (4 S.H.) (3 theory/1 practicum) (Baccalaureate Completion Program)

    This course serves to assist in the transition of the RN-BS Completion student as they build on prior nursing education and identify with the baccalaureate nursing major. The student is introduced to the Winona State University Department of Nursing curriculum/organizing framework that serves as the base upon which to build their future career in nursing. Evidence-based teaching-learning theory and skills will provide the basis for teaching health promotion to a young learner population. Analysis of a political issue related to health care delivery will foster an appreciation of the political process within the baccalaureate role as a nurse. Holistic caring is related to critical thinking, teaching learning, role development, and nursing practice. Application of critical thinking skills to holistic caring will promote insight into a new vision of professionalism and professional values within this baccalaureate degree for the RN-BS Completion student. Prerequisite/concurrent courses: Admission to RN-BS Completion Program. Co-requisites: ◆ NURS 375 - Evidence-based Research , NURS 435 - Holistic Assessment , △ NURS 475 - Population-Based Health Care I .
  
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    NURS 416 - Issues in Gerontology and Geriatrics for the 21st Century


    (1-3 S.H.) (Elective)

    This course is a series of three consecutive modules of content related to common issues in gerontology and geriatrics. A student may take one, two, or all three modules, and each has the preceding module as a prerequisite. The course focuses on normal aging, theories of aging, social gerontology, and societal effects of an increasing population of older people. The geriatric content will focus on major geriatric syndromes such as immobility, incontinence, instability, iatrogenic illness, and intellectual impairment. Emphasis will be placed on assessment and maintenance of individual competency, independence, and physiological function across clinical settings. Prerequisite: Senior standing in major or instructor’s permission. Grade only.
  
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    NURS 417 - Health Assessment Techniques


    (1 S.H.) (Elective)

    A guided study review of the basic components of physical assessment and an opportunity for performance evaluation at completion of course. Content relative to obtaining a complete health history and performing a physical examination, with appropriate documentation of each. Designed to ensure readiness for Advanced Practice Health Assessment. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 418 - Computer Applications in Nursing


    (2 S.H.) (Elective)

    This course is designed to provide knowledge of technological modalities presently used to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of patients, planning and monitoring of care, management of information, and data analysis. The application of nursing informatics in nursing research, administration, education, and practice will be explored. Emphasis in this course is on extensive hands-on experience in Microsoft® Windows, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications, presentation software, the Internet, and other computer-related applications. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing. P/NC option.
  
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    ◎ NURS 419 - Advanced Health Promotion for Families


    (3 S.H. – 2 S.H. Seminar; 1 S.H. Clinical) (Elective, RN-to-MS Professional Pathway)

    Concepts related to health promotion, health maintenance and disease prevention are analyzed from theoretical and evidence based perspectives. Interventions for promotion of optimal health are designed with particular consideration for age and cultural differences.  A co-requisite clinical of a family based practicum allows the student to explore possibilities for enacting the advanced practice role outside traditional biomedical settings and within the context of families and culturally specific beliefs. Grade only.
  
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    NURS 421 - Nursing of Childbearing Families


    (2 S.H.)

    Explores evidence-based practices dealing with sexuality; reproductive health promotion; and perinatal health for individuals, families, and populations across health care settings. Prerequisite:  NURS 343 - Professional Practice I  or consent of instructor.
  
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    NURS 422 - Nursing of Childrearing Families


    (2 S.H.)

    This course primarily focuses on the pediatric population and explores evidence-based practices related to child growth and development, and patient-centered care for children and their families across health care settings. Child-related illnesses and disease processes are presented as well as their related nursing care. Prerequisite:  NURS 343 - Professional Practice I  or instructor’s permission.
  
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    NURS 426 - Clinical Prevention and Population Health I


    (2 S.H.)

    Explores the principles and practices necessary for integrating clinical prevention and population health into nursing practice. Successful completion of this course means that students will be able to provide healthcare activities, which contribute to decreasing morbidity and mortality and improving quality of life in a diverse society. Prerequisite:  NURS 343 - Professional Practice I  or instructor’s permission. 
  
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    NURS 427 - Clinical Prevention and Population Health II—Public Health


    (2 S.H.)

    Integrates the principles and practices of clinical prevention and population health into nursing practice. Successful completion of this course means students will be able to develop and provide health care activities that are congruent with beginner levels of public health nursing competencies. Prerequisites:  NURS 426 - Clinical Prevention and Population Health I △ NURS 443 - Professional Practice III 
  
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    NURS 432 - Principles of Perioperative Nursing


    (3 S.H.) (Elective)

    Students will learn the nurse’s role during the intraoperative phase of patient care. Experiences include circulating and scrub nurse roles. Course includes a clinical laboratory experience. Prerequisites: NURS 341 - Therapeutic Applications of Nursing Skills and Health Assessment  or instructor’s permission. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 435 - Holistic Assessment


    (3 S.H. Theory) (Baccalaureate RN Completion)

    This course develops the knowledge and skills necessary to perform a holistic assessment of individuals across the lifespan. Focus is building on theoretical concepts, critical thinking, decision-making and application of clinical skills. Students will be responsible for self-management of learning activities. An online learning resource is used to understand and apply assessment content. Prerequisites/concurrent courses: Admission to the RN-BS Completion Program. Co-requisites:  NURS 415 - Concepts in Professional Nursing  and △ NURS 475 - Population-Based Health Care I .
  
  
  
  
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    NURS 446 - High Acuity/Progressive Care


    (3 S.H. – 2 S.H. Theory; 1 S.H. Practicum)

    Focuses on competent and safe nursing practice for patients with complicated acute illnesses. Prerequisites: △ NURS 353 - Professional Practice II .
  
  
  
  
  
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    NURS 460 - Cooperative Education in Nursing


    (3 S.H.) (Elective)

    Students receive a planned and supervised clinical experience with a nurse preceptor, integrating formal classroom and clinical study in nursing. This course facilitates a student’s career pathway by emphasizing clinical practice interests. Prerequisite: Completion of second semester of clinical lab courses in the nursing major or instructor’s permission. P/NC option.
  
  
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    △ NURS 475 - Population-Based Health Care I


    (4 S.H.) (2 theory/2 practicum) (Baccalaureate RN Completion)

    Focuses on assessment and evidence-based practices to assess protective and predictive factors that influence the health of individuals, families, groups, communities, and populations. Public health concepts are introduced along with population-focused interventions. Prerequisites/concurrent courses: Admission to the RN-BS Completion Program. Co-requisites: ◆ NURS 375 - Evidence-based Research , NURS 415 - Concepts in Professional Nursing , NURS 435 - Holistic Assessment 
  
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    NURS 480 - Holistic Approaches to Health


    (3 S.H.) (Elective)

    This course examines the relationship of the body, mind, and spirit within the field of health, healing, and nursing. Holism, the view that an integrated whole has a reality independent of and greater than the sum of its parts, forms the framework for this inquiry. The concepts of healing, psychophysiology, the transpersonal, the transpersonal self, body-mind-spirit and the nurse as healer will be discussed. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor’s permission. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 488 - Advanced Emergency Nursing


    (2 S.H.)

    This course is specifically designed for Registered Nurses currently caring for adult and pediatric patients in emergency or urgent care settings. Course content is designed to meet knowledge requirements for practice and/or certification in emergency nursing and as such, promotes continuing excellence in the nursing profession. Course content will be based on the current Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) Blueprint established by Board for Certification in Emergency Nursing (BCEN). The emphasis of learning activities will address clinical judgment in the nursing care of patients with disruptions of the following systems: cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, genitourinary/gynecologic/obstetric, maxillofacial/ocular, neurologic, orthopedic/wound, psych/social, respiratory, substance abuse/toxicology, shock/multisystem, and medical emergencies. Patient care management and professional issues as included in the blueprint will also be incorporated. Prerequisites: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). Current nursing experience in an emergency/urgent care environment. Offered every fall semester (dependent upon enrollment).
  
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    NURS 490 - Independent Study in Nursing


    (1-3 S.H.) (Elective)

    Offers an opportunity for nursing students to do independent study or research in nursing in an area of special interest. Prerequisite: Instructor’s permission. Written objectives and evaluation required. P/NC option.
  
  
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    NURS 492 - Jamaica Studies: Health Care in an Emerging Country


    (3 S.H.) (Elective)

    This international course will focus on the health care delivery system in Jamaica and the factors which influence the effectiveness of the system. The specific focus will be on the nursing aspects of the system. Students will be exposed to both public and private aspects of nursing. Jamaican experts will present on a variety of topics which influence health care including economics, politics, culture, and society. Prerequisites: Admission to major and instructor’s permission. Grade only.
  
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    NURS 493 - The Patient’s Voice: Experiences of Illness


    (2 S.H.) (Elective)

    This course is designed to introduce students to contemporary autobiographical accounts of illness, both physical and psychiatric. The content can be applied to the practice of nursing. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor’s permission. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 494 - Contemporary Film: Understanding the Patient’s Experience


    (2 S.H.) (Elective)

    Utilizing contemporary film, this course explores the experiences of patients experiencing both physiological and psychiatric illness, and helps students to utilize this information in developing a caring nursing practice. Prerequisite: Sophomore standing or instructor’s permission. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 495 - Seminar/Workshop in Nursing


    (1-3 S.H.) (Elective)

    Subject matter of current interest arranged by the Department. Course may be repeated when offered with different content and title. Prerequisite: Admission to major or instructor’s permission. P/NC option. Course may be repeated when offered with different content and title.
  
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    NURS 496 - Feminist Perspectives in Nursing


    (2 S.H.) (Elective)

    This seminar explores the relationship of the feminist movement, feminist theory, and gender issues as they pertain to nursing history and practice. Prerequisite: Admission to major or instructor’s permission. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 497 - Nursing Care of the Aged


    (3 S.H.) (Elective)

    The focus of this course is the bio-psycho-social-spiritual and holistic care of the elderly, given within the nursing process framework. The uniqueness of the aged person is considered as students plan the care and management of altered health states including chronic and high-risk pathophysiological conditions. The course is designed to increase students’ awareness and understanding of the aging process. The strengths and life experience of the aged client are recognized and reinforced to encourage their maximal coping abilities. Course includes a clinical laboratory experience. Prerequisite: Admission to major or instructor’s permission. P/NC option.
  
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    NURS 498 - Advanced Critical and Progressive Care Nursing


    (2 S.H.) (Elective for Registered Nurses Only)

    This course is specifically designed for Registered Nurses currently caring for adults in critical or progressive/acute care nursing units. Course content is designed to meet knowledge requirements for practice and/or certification in critical care or progressive care nursing and as such, promotes continuing excellence in the nursing profession. Course content will be based on topic and certification blueprints established by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) Certification Corporation. The emphasis of learning activities will (1) address clinical judgment in the eight major categories including cardiovascular, pulmonary, endocrine, hematology/immunology, neurology, gastrointestinal, renal, and multisystem; and (2) explore concepts of professional caring and ethical practice in nursing. National certification exam is an option for specific sections of the course. Grade or P/NC option. Offered spring semester.
  
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    NURS 499 - Advanced Health Promotion for Families Clinical


    (1 S.H.)

    This course provides the opportunity for application of the content from the co-requisite didactic course.  Concepts related to health promotion, health maintenance, and disease prevention are analyzed from theoretical, and evidenced based perspectives.  Interventions for promotion of optimal health are designed with particular consideration for age and cultural differences.  A community-based practicum allows the student to explore possibilities for enacting the advanced practice role outside traditional biomedical settings and within the context of families and culturally specific beliefs. Grade only.

Paralegal

  
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    HPLG 211 - Introduction to Paralegalism and Ethics


    (2 S.H.)

    This course will introduce paralegal majors to the practice of paralegalism and the legal ethics related to that practice. The course will examine the paralegal profession, the best practices of paralegalism, office machinery, techniques and advanced practice software, office management, the role of the paralegal in legal practice, and the nature and responsibilities of legal ethics for the paralegal. Students not enrolled in the Paralegal Program need the program director’s permission to enroll in this course and must meet the prerequisites of the program. Grade Only. Note: (Suggested enrollment during spring semester of sophomore year.)
  
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    △ HPLG 370 - Legal Research and Writing I


    (3 S.H.)

    The student will become acquainted with commonly used terminology, the need for precision in meaning, and how courts interpret documents; and techniques of legal research, the process of judicial review, the extent of legal reporting, and methods of researching court decisions. Students will draft legal briefs and legal memoranda. Prerequisites: Admission to the paralegal major and advanced sophomore standing. Prerequisites: Admission to the paralegal major and advanced sophomore standing. Grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    HPLG 371 - Substantive Law and Ethics I


    (2 S.H.)

    Students will learn the basic rules of contract law, real property law, torts, including workers’ compensation, and legal ethics, and will be expected to practice their skills in legal research and writing. Grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    ◆ HPLG 372 - Legal Research and Writing II


    (3 S.H.)

    Students will expand use of research and writing techniques gained in Legal Research and Writing I (△ HPLG 370 - Legal Research and Writing I ) by drafting deeds, leases, negotiable instruments, business agreements, corporate minutes and by-laws, and wills and by researching issues that are relevant to these topics. Students will continue to draft legal briefs and memoranda reflecting their research findings. Prerequisite: △ HPLG 370 - Legal Research and Writing I . Grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    HPLG 373 - Adversary System: Civil Procedure


    (2 S.H.)

    Basic civil court procedures, such as pleadings; pre-trial discovery; trials and appeals; background of the adversary system; the role of the advocate, judge and jury in the search for justice. Prerequisite: △ HPLG 370 - Legal Research and Writing I . Grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    HPLG 374 - Evidentiary Rules


    (2 S.H.)

    Acquaints the student with logic of evidentiary rules, value of first-hand evidence, burden of proof, qualification of witnesses, impeachment of witnesses, differentiation between proof and argument, order of proof. Prerequisite: △ HPLG 370 - Legal Research and Writing I . Grade only. Offered yearly.
  
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    HPLG 375 - Substantive Law and Ethics II


    (3 S.H.)

    Students will study the basic elements of probate law, negotiable instruments, bankruptcy, landlord-tenant law with extensive coverage of family law (divorce, separation, and paternity), including the study of motion practice and the Minnesota Rules of Family Court Procedure, pre-trial discovery and conflict resolution techniques as well as ethical issues associated with each. Prerequisite: ◆ HPLG 372 - Legal Research and Writing II . Grade only. Offered yearly.
  
  
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    HPLG 377 - Practical Legal Investigation Techniques


    (3 S.H.)

    Students will learn the practical techniques used in investigating cases involving traffic, aircraft, personal negligence, employer negligence, product liability, professional malpractice, and criminal investigation. Students also will become acquainted with the technique of working with witnesses. Prerequisite: Admission to the paralegal major. Grade only. Offered yearly.
  
  
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    HPLG 381 - Paralegal Topics and Issues


    (2-3 S.H.)

    Students will learn about more specialized substantive law topics such as immigration law, bankruptcy law, intellectual property law, and others that may not demand a full semester offering. The course will supplement HPLG 371 - Substantive Law and Ethics I  and HPLG 375 - Substantive Law and Ethics II , which are required offerings currently listed in the Paralegal major as electives, allowing students to experience a broader base of substantive knowledge. These courses will be offered on an as-needed basis permitting maximum flexibility in scheduling for special paralegal topics. Grade Only. Offered each semester as needed.
  
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    HPLG 383 - Paralegal Institute


    (1-3 S.H.)

    The Paralegal Institute will cover various specialized topics, which directly relate to areas of the paralegal profession. The specialized institutes will be offered for 1-3 credits and may be repeated to a maximum of three credits toward the WSU paralegal degree. P/NC only.

Philosophy

  
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    PHIL 110 - Critical Thinking


    (3 S.H.)

    This course teaches students how to employ good reasoning skills and how to avoid being fooled by bad reasoning and rhetorical tricks. Competencies acquired in the course include the following: Identifying, evaluating, and constructing arguments; identifying informal fallacies; testing syllogisms and propositional arguments for validity and overall cogency; and assessing and constructing position papers.  Meets GOAL 4. Offered each semester.
  
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    PHIL 120 - Introductory Philosophy


    (3 S.H.)

    An introduction to major areas in philosophy, considering some fundamental problems and concepts. Typical issues include some of the following: the existence of God, what we can know, what reality is, how mind and body are related, whether or not we have free will. Traditional and intellectually chic theories on these or other topics are critically reviewed.  Meets GOAL 6 (Humanities). Offered each semester.
 

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