Course Descriptions

Applications to this program are no longer being accepted. Refer to the undergraduate course catalog for program information.

NRS 101 - Introduction to Associate Nursing

(Credits: 2.00)

This is an introduction to the nursing program at Cardinal Stritch University. The course is designed to provide nursing students with skills to complete the nursing program successfully. Students are introduced to the nursing process, contemporary nursing practice, and health care. Nursing as a profession and the ethical/legal implications are discussed.

NRS 105 - Physical Assessment

(Credits: 2.00)

Using a systems approach and focusing on expected findings, the instructor presents didactic instruction and provides a demonstration of appropriate techniques in conducting a physical assessment. Students will practice in small dyads with instructor guidance and assistance. Health assessment of the whole person, in light of his/her developmental stage, is emphasized. Media experiences provide students with additional opportunities to enhance their knowledge base and refine examination skills. Health history taking and the documentation of examination findings aid in the individual development of verbal and written communication skills. Professional approach to and conduct during a physical assessment is presented. Students who register for this course must also register for lab NRS 105L for the same term. Prerequisite: NRS 101, BL 111. Corequisite: BL 112.

NRS 109 - Health Promotion and Maintenance I

(Credits: 4.00)

Students will become acquainted with contemporary nursing and health care. The nursing process serves as the basis for providing nursing care. Strategies for health promotion and maintenance across the life span will be discussed. Critical thinking and its application to the nursing process will be examined. Basic concepts of teaching-learning are utilized when providing care for well clients. Students who register for this course must also register for clinical NRS 109L for the same term. Prerequisite: NRS 101, BL 111. Corequisite: NRS 105, PS 202. Lab Fee Required.

NRS 113 - Health Promotion and Maintenance II

(Credits: 4.00)

This course focuses on promoting and maintaining health with clients with psychiatric or psychosocial problems. Critical thinking skills will be used to analyze therapeutic nursing interactions; group process; family process; and personal beliefs, values and attitudes. Emphasis will be placed on communication and the therapeutic use of self in the provision of care. Students also will be introduced to contemporary issues in mental health nursing. Students who register for this course must also register for clinical NRS 113L for the same term. Prerequisite: CA 108, NRS 105, NRS 109, PS 202. Lab Fee Required.

NRS 114 - Health Promotion and Maintenance III

(Credits: 3.00)

This course focuses on promoting and maintaining health with childbearing families. Critical-thinking skills will be used to analyze therapeutic nursing interactions; professional communications; family process; and personal beliefs, values and attitudes. The student will be introduced to contemporary issues in maternal-child nursing. Students who register for this course must also register for clinical NRS 114L for the same term. Prerequisite: CA 108, NRS 105, NRS 109, PS 202. Corequisite: NRS 113.

NRS 211 - Health Restoration I

(Credits: 7.00)

This course focuses on common, well-defined health problems of clients across the life span. Emphasis is placed on the application of the nursing process to restore the health of clients in structured health care settings. Students who register for this course also must register for clinical NRS 211L in the same term. Prerequisite: NRS 111, NRS 215, BL 202. Corequisite: NRS 213. Lab Fee Required.

NRS 213 - Pharmacology

(Credits: 3.00)

This course addresses concepts of pharmacology as a modality for meeting the health needs of clients across the life span. Prerequisite: NRS 215, BL 202.

NRS 215 - Pathophysiology

(Credits: 3.00)

This course examines the physiology of altered health states and the adaptations that occur as a response to these changes across the life span. It provides a framework for understanding the clinical symptoms of disease and illness. Prerequisite: NRS 105, BL 112. Corequisite: BL 202.

NRS 223 - Associate's Degree Nursing Seminar

(Credits: 2.00)

This course explores principles of leadership, management, trends, and issues as they relate to the practice of associate's degree nursing. Corequisite: NRS 321.

NRS 321 - Health Restoration II

(Credits: 8.00)

This course builds on content in Health Restoration I. It continues to explore the nursing role in meeting health restoration needs of clients across the life span. Students who register for this course also must register for clinical NRS 321L for the same term. Prerequisite: NRS 211, NRS 213. Lab Fee Required.