School of Nursing

The School of Nursing

Tarleton State University School of Nursing (SON) includes the Department of Pre Licensure Nursing and the Department of Post Licensure and Graduate Nursing Programs. The Tarleton State University School of Nursing began in 1976 as a Division of Nursing and has since grown to offer multiple entry points for students to begin a career in nursing or advance their career at three different campuses by earning one of two degrees: the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). For further information on the MSN program, see the graduate section of this catalog.

Since the initiation of the BSN program in 1994, Tarleton nursing students are challenged to acquire evidence-based, value-driven knowledge, skills, and attitudes essential for professional nursing careers, responsible citizenship, and leadership. Three pathways, depending upon the student’s educational and professional background, support the achievement of the BSN: 1) Generic, 2) RN to BSN, and 3) LVN to BSN. All BSN pathways provide the graduate with the academic and professional opportunities necessary to compete in the current health care employment market and to be a life-long contributor to the nursing profession. The faculties deliver quality instruction in state-of-the art classroom and simulation settings in Stephenville, Ft. Worth, and Waco, Texas and facilitate clinical experiences in a broad variety of practice settings. Upon successful completion of the BSN curriculum, generic and LVN to BSN graduates are eligible to apply for licensure as a registered nurse and to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN®).

Courses

NURS 1100. Transitioning to University Studies in Nursing. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 1 Hour).

Practical study designed to prepare the student for university life, aid in the development of skills for academic success, promote personal growth and responsibility, and encourage active involvement in the learning process from a Department of Nursing perspective.

NURS 2150. Communication and Professional Nursing. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 0 Hours).

Introduces the pre-nursing student to the concepts and processes of communication, the language of nursing, and the interpersonal skills required for working with people. Personal evolution, beginning professional evolution and evolution of nursing as a profession are described. Prerequisites: Completion of 53 hours of general education courses including ENGL1301, ENGL 1302, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420, and CHEM 1407 or 1411. Acceptance to take prenursing courses and concurrent enrollment in NURS 2355 and 2360.

NURS 2260. Nursing Pathophysiology. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on the pathophysiologic alterations, interactions, and effects of selected diseases across the life span taking into consideration genetic, ethnic, and cultural variables. Concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, disease progression, and treatment are approached from a cellular and multi-system perspective. Content aims at stimulating critical thinking for application to nursing practice. Prerequisite: Pre- or co-requisite NURS 2355.

NURS 2265. Nursing Pharmacology I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course introduces current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Ethical/legal and cultural considerations are explored. Prerequisite: NURS 2355.

NURS 2355. Nursing Foundational Concepts and Competencies. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Emphasizes core concepts and competencies of patient centered care across the lifespan. Various professional standards of behavior, attitude, and values related to the theories and concepts of nursing will be examined. Socioeconomic, political, and cultural aspects of healthcare delivery and patient centered care will be discussed. Prerequisites: Completion of 53 hours of general education courses including ENGL 1301, ENGL 1302, BIOL 2401, BIOL 2402, BIOL 2420, and CHEM 1407 or 1411. Acceptance to take prenursing courses and concurrent enrollment in NURS 2360 and 2150.

NURS 2360. Nursing Pathophysiology. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on concepts of pathophysiology of common disease processes across the lifespan with considerations to genetic, ethnic, cultural, and environmental variables. Relates the nursing role in the care of individuals experiencing pathophysiologic processes. Prerequisites: Completion of 53 hours of general education courses including ENGL1301, ENGL1302, BIOL2401, BIOL2402, Biol2420, and CHEM1407 or 1411. Acceptance to take prenursing courses and concurrent enrollment in NURS2360 and 2150.

NURS 3180. Nursing Synthesis II. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course is the synthesis of the content taught in Level II courses: Maternal and Child Health Nursing, Lifespan Health Care Delivery II, and Family and Community-Based Nursing. This course continues reinforcing the concepts of patient centered care, safety, procedures, infection control, and assessment with the addition of the management of electronic health records (EHR) and increasingly complex disease processes in a simulated clinical setting. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level I courses.

NURS 3210. Nursing Pharmacology II. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 2 Hours).

The course provides the student with the opportunity to study the pathophysiological processes in relation to pharmacotherapy. Emphasis is on principles of safe administration of medications and patient education for major drug classifications. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program and NURS 2265. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 3270. Nursing Synthesis I. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course is the synthesis of the content taught in Level I courses: Pharmacology in Nursing, Health Assessment Across the Lifespan, and Lifespan Healthcare Delivery I. Basic techniques in patient centered care, safety, procedures, infection control, and assessment are taught in a simulated clinical setting. Prerequisite: Admission to nursing program.

NURS 3300. Pharmacology in Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course introduces current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Basic principles of mechanism of drug actions, side effects for major drug classifications through discussions utilizing drug prototypes and the role of the nurse in drug therapeutics are discussed. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3302. Maternal and Child Health Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course provides instructional and clinical learning experiences in providing culturally sensitive care to the childbearing family during ante-partum, intra-partum and postpartum periods in a variety of settings. Care of the newborn through the first year of life is addressed. Health issues relating to growth and development are explored. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level I courses. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 3303. Behavioral Health Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Emphasizes behavioral health principles in nursing care of mentally and emotionally disabled patients and their families. Knowledge of specific psychopharmacological agents is applied to treatment outcomes. Clinical practicum provides opportunities to examine common psychopathologies, developmental disorders, and community mental health phenomena in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level I courses.

NURS 3305. Professional Role Transitions for RNs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course facilitates socialization as a BSN prepared nurse. Professional standards, attitudes and values central to the profession of nursing are explored. Responsibility and accountability for role transition, professional growth and practice are addressed. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3307. Health Assess for Lic Nurses. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Fosters acquisition of skills and techniques used in comprehensive health assessment across the lifespan. Explores history taking and the physical examination with consideration given to developmental and ethnocultural variations. Clinical laboratory builds on prior client experiences and known norms; common deviations in health status are identified. This course is offered exclusively to licensed nurses. Pre- or corequisite: NURS 3305. Lab fee $2.

NURS 3314. Perioperative Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Allows students to expand their understanding and skill in providing care to patients during all phases of the perioperative period. Clinical experiences include outpatient surgery and diagnostic procedure areas of hospitals as well as traditional surgical areas. Prerequisite: Completion of the Sophomore II Nursing semester. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 3317. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for Licensed Nurses. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on the pathophysiologic alterations, interactions, and effects of selected diseases across the life span taking into consideration genetic, ethnic, and cultural variables. Content aims at stimulating critical thinking for application to nursing practice. This course also introduces current concepts of pharmacology and their relationship to nursing practice. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program, and NURS 3305 as either a pre or co-requisite.

NURS 3318. Nursing Research: Scholarly Inquiry and Evidenced Based Practice. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

Initially focuses on an introduction to nursing informatics and the use of databases for research to support evidence based nursing practice. The course then moves to an applied understanding of evidence based practice as it relates to the science of nursing with emphasis on appraisal, critique and dissemination of nursing research. Prerequisite: NURS 3305.

NURS 3322. Health Assessment. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Fosters the acquisition of skills and techniques used in comprehensive health assessment of clients from infancy to older adult. Clinical/laboratory experiences focus on norms in well clients while identifying common deviations in health status of clients of all ages. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3333. Communication and Professional Nursing for LVNs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course facilitates socialization as a BSN prepared nurse. Professional standards, attitudes and values central to the profession of nursing are explored. Responsibility and accountability for role transition, professional growth, and practice are addressed. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3342. Health Assessment and Clinical Skills for RNs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2.5 Hours, Lab: 1.5 Hour).

The course fosters expansion of skills and techniques used in comprehensive health assessment of clients from infancy to older adult. Experiential learning focuses on norms in well clients while identifying common deviations in health status of clients of all ages. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3345. Healthcare Informatics for RNs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

In this course students will examine theories and standards related to healthcare informatics. The course will explore the concept of digital literacy, protection and confidentiality of health information, and issues related to healthcare informatics and nursing care. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3348. Evidence Based Practice for RNs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

The course is designed for students to develop skills as a consumer of research. The research process, critical appraisal of published research studies that use a variety of research designs, and the role of research in evidence-based practice are addressed. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3360. Family and Community-Based Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours). [WI]

This course presents the theory and systems to provide family and community-based health care for individuals and families. Clinical experiences are individualized and will include public health departments, home health, community clinics and specialized care delivery settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the Nursing Program and successful completion of Level I courses. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 3415. Lifespan Healthcare Delivery I for LVNs. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

A conceptual based teaching approach building on foundational concepts and competencies throughout the lifespan. Healthcare exemplars direct utilization of the nursing process to assist in awareness of client changes in physiological integrity and beginning awareness of changes in psychosocial integrity. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3416. Care of Adults for Licensed Nurses. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Introduces a systematic conceptually based approach to patient centered care. Emphasizes the study of pathophysiologic and pharmacotherapeutic processes as the body responds to stress, injury, and disease. Focuses on evaluation of safe performance of direct care skills. Clinical experiences occur in the simulation lab and the acute care setting. This course is for LVNs admitted for BSN completion. Prerequisite: Pre- or corequisite NURS 3305. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 3425. Lifespan Healthcare Delivery II for LVNs. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course uses a conceptual based process to focus on nursing care of medical-surgical patients across the lifespan. Emphasis is on clinical judgment, therapeutic and professional communication, realistic care planning, concept mapping and provision of safe, compassionate, multidimensional care in a variety of healthcare settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level I courses.

NURS 3430. Nursing Pathophysiology/Pharmacology for LVNs. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course focuses on the pathophysiologic alterations, interactions, and effects of selected diseases across the lifespan, taking into consideration genetic, ethnic, environmental and cultural variables in pharmacologic and nursing management. Concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, disease progression, and treatment are approached from a cellular and multi-system perspective. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3440. Pathophysiology and Pharmacology for RNs. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 4 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course focuses on the pathophysiologic alterations, interactions, and effects of selected diseases across the lifespan, taking into consideration genetic, ethnic, environmental, and cultural variables in pharmacologic and nursing management. Concepts of health promotion, disease prevention, disease progression, and treatment are approached from a cellular and multi-system perspective. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3510. Lifespan Healthcare Delivery I. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours).

A conceptual based teaching approach building on foundational concepts and competencies throughout the lifespan. Healthcare exemplars direct utilization of the nursing process to assist in awareness of client changes in physiological integrity and beginning awareness of changes in psychosocial integrity Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 3520. Foundations of Nursing Care. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours).

Introduces a systematic approach to patient-centered care. Emphasis is on understanding of knowledge, skills and attitudes fundamental to the discipline of nursing. Focuses on safe performance of direct care skills within the simulation lab and in hospital or long-term settings. Prerequisite: Admission to the Nursing program, NURS 3210. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 3521. Lifespan Healthcare Delivery II. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours).

This course uses a conceptual based process to focus on nursing care of medical-surgical patients across the lifespan. Emphasis is on clinical judgment, therapeutic and professional communication, realistic care planning, concept mapping and provision of safe, compassionate, multidimensional care in a variety of healthcare settings. Prerequisites: Admission to nursing program and successful completion of Level I courses.

NURS 3623. Nursing Care for Adults. 6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 9 Hours).

Continues to utilize conceptual based process to focus on nursing care of adult medical-surgical patients. Emphasis is on clinical judgment, therapeutic and professional communication, realistic care planning, and provision of safe, compassionate, multidimensional care of adult patients in a variety of health care settings and simulation lab. Prerequisites: NURS 3210, 3520, and 3322. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4086. Nursing Problems. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 0-4 Hours, Lab: 0-4 Hours).

This course allows the student to explore a topic of special interest while working independently under the guidance of an instructor. The student formulates objectives and a plan of evaluation of the project. May be repeated for credit, subject to approval by the head of the Department of Nursing. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing in the nursing major or approval of department head.

NURS 4190. Synthesis for Professional Nursing Practice. 1 Credit Hour (Lecture: 0 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course is the synthesis of the content taught throughout the BSN program. The concepts of patient centered care, safety, procedures, infection control, assessment, management of electronic health records (EHR) and increasingly complex disease processes are culminated in a simulated clinical setting. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level III courses.

NURS 4245. Healthcare Informatics. 2 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

In this course students will examine theories and standards related to healthcare informatics. The course will explore the concept of digital literacy, protection and confidentiality of health information, and issues related to healthcare informatics and nursing care. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level II courses.

NURS 4301. Emergency Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Refines the nursing process in caring for clients of all ages experiencing medical/surgical emergencies, psychosocial crises, and trauma. Clinical experiences include provision of emergency care to individuals and diverse populations in acute care facilities and rural community settings. Transcultural competencies and critical reasoning are reinforced. Pre- or corequisites: NUR 315, 321.

NURS 4302. Transcultural Nursing. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Considers assumptions about health, illness, and death that are deeply entwined within cultural, social, and religious beliefs. Alternative healing systems and practices in contemporary society will be explored, as well as differences between provider and client cultures. Clinical experiences among diverse ethnocultural populations will enhance self awareness and culturally competent care. Prerequisites: NUR 315, 321.

NURS 4303. Nursing in the United Kingdom. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This is a study abroad course that examines nursing history, healthcare delivery, nursing practice and nursing education in the United Kingdom as compared to the United States. Study abroad is optional and at the student's expense. The course serves as an Applied Learning Experience (ALE).

NURS 4308. Nursing Care of Infants and Children. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

Utilizes a conceptual based process to focus on acute and chronic care, health promotion, injury prevention, disability and end of life issues in infants and children and the impact on their families. Emphasis is on culturally sensitive care and communication. Clinical experiences in acute care, simulation lab and community settings incorporate an interdisciplinary collaborative approach in the delivery of care. Prerequisites: NURS 3416 or 3623 and 3360. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4314. Policy, Politics, and Ethics. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course examines political structures and social forces that shape nursing and healthcare delivery. Communication strategies, conflict resolution, ethical resource management, quality improvement outcomes, and ethical decision making are addressed. Involvement in professional and policy making organizations is encouraged. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 4318. Nursing Research, Inquiry, & Evidence-Based Decision-making. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours). [WI]

The course is designed for students to develop skills as a consumer of research. The research process, critical appraisal of published research studies that use a variety of research designs, and the role of research in evidence-based practice are addressed. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level II courses.

NURS 4350. Nursing Leadership in Healthcare. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

This course explores organizational practices and strategies, leadership theories and societal trends with implications for decision making in healthcare. Emphasizes leadership theories with practical application to issues in nursing leadership positions and healthcare. Clinical experiences focus on management of multiple patients in acute care and interactive observation of leaders and managers in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level II courses.

NURS 4360. Family and Community Health Nursing for RNs. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2.5 Hours, Lab: 1.5 Hour).

This course presents the theory and systems to provide family and community-based health care for families of all ages. Experiential learning is individualized and will include public health departments, home health, community clinics, nursing homes and specialized care delivery settings. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 4394. Preparation for Professional Practice. 3 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 0 Hours).

This course prepares the student for the transition into professional nursing practice. The impact of health care policy, emerging issues, and regulatory agencies on healthcare will be discussed. Self-care, preparation for NCLEX-RN, career planning, and life-long learning are emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level III.

NURS 4410. Nursing Leadership and Management. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours). [WI]

Emphasizes leadership and management theories in practical application to issues arising in nursing management positions. Clinical experiences focus on management of multiple patients in acute care and interactive observation of leaders and managers in a variety of settings. Prerequisite: NURS 3623 Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4413. Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours). [WI]

Examines leadership and management theories in practical application to issues arising in nursing middle management positions. Course designed for alternate entry students (LVN to BSN, RN to BSN, and RN to MSN). Clinical experiences with leaders and managers in a variety of settings will focus on improving patient care. Prerequisites: NURS 3305 and NURS 3416. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4425. Population and Global Perspectives in Nursing. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

The course presents the theory and systems to provide health care services to communities and populations as units of care. Population-based assessment, program management, and resource development are addressed. Utilization of evidence-based practices to guide health teaching, health counseling, screening, outreach, disease and outbreak investigation, referral and follow-up is also emphasized. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level III courses.

NURS 4440. Nursing Care of the Older Adult Family. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours). [WI]

Focus is on risk reduction, disease prevention, and strategies for health promotion, restoration, and maintenance in a vulnerable older population. Emphasis is placed on integrating assessment, data analysis, therapeutic communication, and critical thinking skills to direct culturally sensitive care of older adults. Clinical experiences are conducted in a variety of health care settings and the simulation lab. Prerequisites: Completion of previous level (Senior I) Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4450. Nursing Leadership in Healthcare for RNs. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3.25 Hours, Lab: 2.25 Hours). [WI]

This course emphasizes leadership theories in practical application to issues arising in nursing leadership positions. Experiential learning focuses on identification of issues in nursing leadership, implementation of decision-making models, application of a change theory to implement evidence-based strategies and evaluation of outcomes. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 4455. Population Health Nursing for RNs. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 3 Hours).

The course presents the theory and systems to provide health care services to communities and populations as units of care. Population-based assessment, program management, and resource development are addressed. Utilization of evidence-based practices to guide health teaching, health counseling, screening, outreach, disease and outbreak investigation, referral and follow-up is also emphasized. Prerequisite: Admission to the nursing program.

NURS 4498. Transition to Professional Nursing Practice. 4 Credit Hours (Lecture: 1 Hour, Lab: 9 Hours).

Course fosters synthesis of the curricular concepts of communication, professionalism, critical thinking, patient centered care, diversity, and leadership as experientially gained in prior semesters. Immersion experience to promote transition to practice is facilitated. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level III courses.

NURS 4535. Lifespan Healthcare Delivery III for LVNs. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 6 Hours).

This course continues to utilize conceptual based teaching processes focused on the care of clients experiencing complex health alterations across the lifespan. Emphasis is on clinical reasoning, therapeutic and professional communication, realistic care planning, concept mapping, and provision of safe, compassionate, multidimensional care in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level II courses.

NURS 4560. Transition to Professional Nursing Practice. 5 Credit Hours (Lecture: 2 Hours, Lab: 9 Hours).

Course fosters synthesis and validation of the curricular concepts gained in prior semesters. Immersion experience to promote transition to practice is based in a rural locale to facilitate study of the geopolitical aspects of a particular manageable and measurable setting. Time will be dedicated to administering standardized tests used in assessing some student learning outcomes. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all graduation requirements with the exception of concurrent enrollment in NURS 4425 and 4440. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4612. Nursing Care of Adults with Complex Needs. 6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 9 Hours).

Comprehensive care of the adult experiencing complex health alterations within the framework of human caring. Clinical experiences occur in specialty settings and simulation lab. Prerequisite: NURS 3416 or 3623. Lab fee: $2.

NURS 4630. Lifespan Healthcare Delivery III. 6 Credit Hours (Lecture: 3 Hours, Lab: 9 Hours).

This course continues to utilize conceptual based teaching processes focused on the care of clients experiencing complex health alterations across the lifespan. Emphasis is on clinical reasoning, therapeutic and professional communication, realistic care planning, concept mapping, and provision of safe, compassionate, multidimensional care in a variety of settings. Prerequisites: Admission to the nursing program and successful completion of Level II courses.

School of Nursing
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1333 W. Washington Street
Stephenville, Texas 76402
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